Uniqlo’s AIRism face masks will be launching in Singapore on Aug 24, both online and in-stores. For the uninitiated, Uniqlo’s AIRism range is fast-drying and highly-breathable, which is exactly what we need for our everyday wear in Singapore’s hot and humid climate. Uniqlo’s AIRism face masks are supposedly lighter and thinner than normal face masks, and also offers UV protection.
That’s not all — for those of you who find it a hassle to hand wash your masks, rejoice. The Uniqlo AIRism masks are machine washable with regular household detergent, and it’s been proven that this method of washing won’t affect the mask’s efficacy.
The Uniqlo AIRism mask is available in black and white, in sizes S (for children), M (for small adult faces), and L (for regular adult dimensions). One pack contains 3 masks of the same size and colour, and retails at $14.90. Do note that there’s a daily purchase limit of one pack per person.
Why use reusable face masks?
Single-use surgical masks sell out quickly and are not the best for the environment, so if you’re looking for an eco-alternative, there are plenty of places selling stylish and reusable ones (don’t forget to collect your free government-issued “Ultra Mask” first, though!).
However, do note that these masks are not medical grade and should not be seen as a replacement, but some of these brands have designed for filters so you still receive suitable protection. Check out 22 more labels that put a fun twist on the everyday mask for you and the kids: