The 13 Best Face Masks for You and Your Family

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Our Top Picks

Kawaii Foodie Face Mask at smokonow.com

"These fun masks are decorated with food emojis and come with a pocket for you to insert a reusable filter."

Star Wars Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set at shopdisney.com

"These masks are only available for pre-order right now with expected delivery in July."

JoahLove Face Masks at joahlove.com

"This brand is making comfy masks for adults and kids that'll help you breathe and speak easy without sacrificing safety."

Unicorn Sequin Mask at etsy.com

"The washable double-layer mask has an outer layer of sequins and the inner layer is made of satin, perfect for Zoom parties."

Los Angeles Apparel Face Masks at losangelesapparel.net

"The masks are made with longer elastic straps that allow you to tie them however you like and are more comfortable for the ears."

Kids Face Mask at etsy.com

"Made with cute fabric motifs like monsters, zigzag, polka dots and more, the kid-sized masks are made for kids 4 to 12 years old."

Sanctuary 5 Pack Fashion PPE Masks at sanctuaryclothing.com

"Buy a five-pack of these unisex 100-percent cotton masks, and the company will donate masks to organizations in need as well."

Threadless Face Masks at threadless.com

"With hundreds of printed designs ranging from pretty florals, creepy faces, abstract art, or witty sayings this mask is for everyone."

Swaddle Designs at swaddledesigns.com

"Designed by a nurse, these two layer cotton flannel masks can be ordered in bulk with boxes of 20, 100, 200, ore more."

Casetify Reusable Cloth Masks at casetify.com

"The adult-sized masks are made out of breathable cotton, so they are washable and fit for a filter."

As the country adjusts to a new type of life with social distancing, the CDC's early April recommendation urges people to wear a cloth face protectant to cover their nose and mouth while out in the community.

While you can easily craft an at-home face mask with supplies on hand according to the CDC's DIY guidelines, you can also purchase a fabric face mask.

Here, the best face masks for adults and children.

Children under the age of 2 or with breathing difficulties should not wear face masks according to the AAP's early April recommendations.

Our Top Picks

Kawaii Foodie Face Mask

Kawaii Foodie Face Mask

 Courtesy of Smoko

If you speak primarily in emojis and are a foodie at heart, these face masks do the talking for you. Made in the USA, the 97-percent cotton masks are crafted with a pocket if you want to insert a reusable filter, like a coffee filter or even a paper towel.

They come in either adult or child-sizes and come with adjustable straps, guaranteeing a comfortable fit.

One study found that cloth masks only block about 3-percent of particles compared to surgical masks, which blocked 56-percent of the particles. The downside of surgical masks is that they cannot be used more than once unless they are sterilized with highly specialized equipment.

Star Wars Cloth Face Masks 4-Pack Set

star-wars-face-mask

 Courtesy of Disney

Do you have fans of Star Wars at home? If so you'll want to jump on these four-pack face masks that come in small, medium, large sizes. These masks are only available for pre-order right now with expected delivery in July. They also have Mickey and Minnie, Disney princesses and Frozen characters, PIXAR, and Marvel patterned sets available.

JoahLove Face Masks

joah-love-face mask

 Courtesy of Joah Love

Making masks for both adults and kids, this Los Angeles-based company has stylish masks for the whole family. Handmade, some from upcycled fabrics, these are designed with an ergonomic shape, allowing for easy breathing, speaking, and maximum comfort.

The adjustable ties make them comfortable for anyone around the ears. Plus, the company will donate one mask for every mask sold.

Be sure your mask fits snuggly, without restricting breathing on both you and your child. You'll also want to make sure you wash your mask often.

Unicorn Sequin Mask

Unicorn Sequin Mask

 Courtesy of Etsy

For a fancy Zoom call, an uncancelled wedding, or a socially-distanced birthday party, this is the mask for you! The washable double-layer mask has an outer layer of sequins and the inner layer is made of satin. The mask comes in kids and adult sizes, and the adjustable ear loops help get the perfect fit.

A second study found that cloth masks filtered out 22% of all particles and were better than no protection at all.

Los Angeles Apparel Face Masks

Los Angeles Apparel Face Masks

 Courtesy of Los Angeles Apparel 

If the ear straps of some face masks are too uncomfortable for you or your family members to wear, give these USA-made masks a try. The three-pack face mask set is made from 100-percent cotton fabric.

Since this mask has two longer elastic straps, the straps go around the head and neck and can be tied and tightened to your preferred fit. The brand offers both adult and kids' masks in one-size-fits-all styles.

Kids Face Mask

Kids Face Mask

 Courtesy of Etsy

Made with cute fabric motifs like monsters, zigzag, polka dots, and more, the kid-sized masks are made for kids 4 to 12 years old and are made of 100-percent cotton. The adjustable straps are helpful to ensure a good fit. Proudly made in the USA, these makers also produce adult-sized masks, so the whole family can match.

Be sure to put on both your and your child's face mask safely which both starts and ends with washing your hands.

Sanctuary 5 Pack Fashion PPE Masks

Sanctuary 5 Pack Fashion PPE Masks

 Courtesy of Sanctuary Clothing

You’ll be well-stocked with this unisex five-pack of adult masks from Sanctuary. The assortment of five different stylish fabrics is made out of 100-percent cotton muslin with a double inner layer and a fabric filter. For every purchase, Sanctuary will provide masks to organizations in need.

Threadless Face Masks

Threadless Face Masks

 Courtesy of Threadless

With hundreds of printed designs ranging from pretty florals, creepy faces, abstract art, or witty sayings, there is a mask for everyone. This one-size-fits-all mask is made from two-ply polyester. If you have a younger child this option might be too big for them.

All patterns are printed on one side and reversible to black on the other side. A portion of proceeds from all Threadless masks is being donated (up to $250,000) to MedShare, an organization that donates medical supplies to communities in need.

Swaddle Designs

Swaddle Designs Mask

Courtesy of Swaddle Designs

The founder of this sweet swaddle company is a registered nurse, so she has quickly converted her blanket-making factory into a mask production hotspot. Designed by a nurse, these two-layer cotton masks are made of cotton flannel.

They are soft, lightweight, and breathable. With two ear elastics and an extra head elastic, the masks offer an extra-secure fit. Swaddle Designs is also selling bulk orders with boxes of 20, 40, or 100 face masks available for purchase online. If you would like to purchase 200+ bulk to donate to a hospital or care facility please contact Sales@SwaddleDesigns.com for wholesale pricing. It's important to note that these masks only come in adult sizes and are one-size-fits-all.

Casetify Reusable Cloth Masks

Casetify Reusable Cloth Masks

 Courtesy of Casetify 

Buy one reusable cloth mask from this tech accessory company and they’ll donate a mask to a healthcare worker. The adult-sized masks are made out of breathable cotton, so they are washable and fit for a filter.

Each mask comes with two filters—you can purchase more filters in packs of 10. These masks come in five colors with subtle Casetify branding on them.

Reformation Masks

Reformation Masks

Courtesy of Reformation

This sustainable clothing company stepped up and began making masks in their Los Angeles factory. Sold in packs of five or 250, these fabric masks have tie straps for easy adjustment. Colors, prints, and fabric styles will vary with each shipment. The masks are one-size-fits-all.

NBA Masks

NBA Masks

Courtesy of NBA store

 

Stay safe and show your support for your favorite basketball team with these official NBA face masks. With masks for every team (and three-packs for ultra fans), they’re made of three-ply cotton with a heavy-weight middle insert layer for added protection.

All proceeds from the mask sales will go to Feeding America and Second Harvest Canada, and for each mask sold, one will be donated. The mask is one-size-fits-all and is not intended for children.

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Face Mask

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Face Mask

Courtesy of Naturepedic

Shield your nose and mouth with this mask made of two layers of 100-percent organic cotton that is certified to the GOTS organic standard (Global Organic Textile Standard). Each mask has two adjustable straps that will keep it secure on your face.

Made in the USA, these are durable and machine-washable and come in a pack of six one-size-fits-all masks. Naturepedic can help with bulk orders for medical and governmental use. 

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 6-year-old son, and 2-year old daughter. She's not skilled enough to make her own masks, but she appreciates all the people out there who do.

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