We've noticed a lot of retailers are now offering Kid's Masks for sale.
But we've also noticed there appears to be a quality issue that many parents may not be aware of.
Having surveyed products being offered in retail stores and on line, many Kid’s Masks are made of polyester, not cotton. Some retailers are oblique and bury their child-sized face mask (100% polyester) details, instead they highlight that their masks are made with moisture wicking fabric.
However numerous research studies have concluded that masks made with high thread count cotton provides the best filtration efficiency.
The jury is still out on the issue of filters; we are airing on the side of caution and decided against adding filters because they may become saturated and could be a risk to the wearer.
Some Kid’s Mask retailers publish the caveat ‘One size fits most.’ Bear in mind that improperly fitting masks that leave gaps seriously decrease filtration efficiency. That is not to say our masks are medical devices nor can they guarantee protection from infection.
But fit is important, fabric is very important and we’ve made our mask elastic adjustable to help you – and your kids – get a great, custom fit that works for all face sizes.
And we like soft cotton.
Cotton has a softer, more supple feel than polyester and is less likely to irritate the skin. Polyester is a petroleum-based synthetic fiber whereas cotton is natural. Cotton fibers are less abrasive than polyester so it feels super soft on your skin.
Who wants to wear something that is not soft on their face?