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Face masks and face coverings | And where to buy them in the UK

Ad | Contains affiliate links From 24th July 2020 onwards face masks/face coverings have become mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shop...

Face Masks - Reusable and disposable masks
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From 24th July 2020 onwards face masks/face coverings have become mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs in the England. As lockdown is eased and eventually lifted completely, this new measure of wearing face coverings aims to reduce the likelihood of a person with an infection passing it on to others. This is particularly more important when the person has an asymptomatic infection.

Both Mr.H and myself have been doing our part and have not been stepping out without a face mask since the pandemic began. We believe it is our responsibility to keep ourselves and others around us safe and wearing a face covering is one small step in that direction. Maintaining social distancing and washing hands regularly also help reduce the likelihood of passing on the infection to others or catching the infection from others.

You can read more about where face masks are mandatory and where they are not, the fine for not wearing a mask, who is exempted from wearing face coverings and all other details on this new measure on the Gov.uk website.

With wearing a face mask now becoming mandatory, so many online shops have sprung up selling all kinds of face masks and coverings. From simple & practical masks to printed masks in luxury silk and from masks made with antibacterial Silver Ion fabric to ethically produced face masks, there is so much choice on offer. Some creative folks I know have made their own face masks as well!

In this post, I have listed out a few different varieties of face coverings and places where you can shop for them in the UK. Take a look.

Please note, the masks and coverings listed below are neither medical grade products nor replacements for personal protective equipment.

UYN Community Face Mask


UYN (Unleash Your Nature) recently launched an ergonomic and washable Community Mask that features a three-dimensional knitting technology that makes it breathable. The mask has a highly elastic ergonomic nose shape and fits perfectly around the mouth and nose, ensuring good sealing at the edges. It is also densely knitted at the mouth and nose areas to offer better protection.

UYN Community Face Mask


The mask uses Texlyte Nano technology making it moisture-repellent. It can be washed at 60°C, is quick drying, reusable, long-lasting and can even be used for sporting activities.

UYN Community Face Mask is available in sizes XS to L and in five colours (Black, Lilac, Aqua, Blue and White). Priced at £14.99, you can buy the UYN mask from Ellis Brigham.

Prezzybox Pet Print Face Mask


Prezzybox is an online gift shop where you will find everything from personalised gifts to adult gifts and from gifts for him & her to fun, novelty gifts. They recently launched a range of beautifully designed face masks both for kids and adults. There is a selection of prints to choose from - nature, pets, animals, camouflage, abstract etc. They even offer personalised photo face covers and personalised initials face mask.

Featured in this roundup is one of their pet prints face mask (Cute Doggo). The mask comes with a handy filter pocket and two filters (provided). It has adjustable (over ear) straps and is quite comfortable to wear.

Prezzybox Pet Print Face Mask


The mask is hand and machine washable and can be reused with new filters.

Priced at £15.99, the pet print face mask can be purchased online from Prezzybox.

My Mask UK


If you are looking for something organic, take a look at My Mask UK's offerings. They are a small start-up who sell organic cotton face masks in a range of gorgeous prints.

Each of their mask is made with 100% organic cotton and double layered to ensure breathability while offering a good level of protection. The masks are available in two styles – pleated or plain and can be machine-washed making them a sustainable way to stay safe and protected.

My Mask UK


The masks are priced at £5 each and are available to buy through @Mymask_UK

Tickle Tots Face Mask


If you are looking for a brand with strong ethical standards, then it is worth considering Tickle Tots. Their aim is to reduce plastic pollution and fight climate change with their eco-friendly and sustainable products.

Tickle Tots have recently launched a range of reusable face masks made from 100% cotton and with a built in filter pocket (you can add your own filter or disposable layer). The unique feature of the masks is that the elastic goes over the head to avoid ear irritation. So, if you are not a fan of over ear loops in masks you can try this style of mask. The kids' masks have an ingenious elastic toggle system to give the most comfortable fit possible for children.

Tickle Tots Face Mask


The masks are available in a wide range of prints and come in both adult and children’s sizes. Prices range from £9.99 to £12.99 depending on the size.

You can check out the entire range and purchase the masks from Tickle Tots.

6 Pack Cotton Anti-dust Mouth Face Masks


If you are looking for a simple, solid coloured and reusable face mask, the 6 pack face mask from Bumapo is a good pick. Made with cotton, the masks provide a comfortable protective layer. They are washable and reusable and are suitable for cycling, camping, running, traveling, climbing and daily use. The design is simple, stylish and unisex.


Order the 6 pack face mask set here.

SockShop Unisex Neck Gaiter


Not a fan of face masks that have loops going round the ears or even over the head? Then you can look at SockShop's Neck Gaiter as an alternative.

SockShop Unisex Neck Gaiter


The neck gaiter designed from polypropylene is thermally effective, breathable and moisture wicking and offers convenient protection when and where you need it the most. The neck gaiter is multi-use and in addition to being used as a face mask, it can be worn in many other ways - a hat, a bandana, a scarf, a balaclava hood and more. You can wear it round your neck and simply pull it up over the nose as needed.

A very versatile piece of accessory and priced reasonably at £9.99.

Buy the SockShop Unisex Neck Gaiter here.

HoMedics 3 Ply Soft Face Mask


If you are looking for disposable face masks, check out the 3ply face mask (certified to EN14683) from HoMedics. With 3 layers of protection, ear-loop design and an adjustable nose clip for proper fit, the masks help protect against germs, dust and air pollution according to HoMedics.

HoMedics 3 Ply Soft Face Mask


These are disposable (single use masks) and are available in boxes of 50.

The HoMedics face mask can be purchased online here.


7 comments

  1. Prezzybox Pet Print Face Mask - because I have 3 dogs and a cat !

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  2. i LOVE THE SOUND OF ALL OF THEM.

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  3. The pet print mask because I’m all about the pets

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  4. I need to get a reusable mask, a friend said if you wash it & use fabric softener it smells better, it's softer and more bearable to wear x

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  5. is there any that will not steam up my glasses and blind me

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  6. I like Cute Doggo because our canine friends have soul.

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  7. Like the Anti-dust mouth face masks

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