Vogmask is a San Francisco, California based company founded in 2011. They create stylish facial masks to protect wearers from inhalation of particulate and allergens.
These types of masks can be helpful for anyone living in an area that has high levels of pollution or a lot of pollen in the spring. They can be particularly helpful, if not necessary, for those living with a medical condition that affects lung function.
For instance, those who have undergone a lung transplant require extra lung protection. Likewise, those living with an immune deficiency often wear this type of mask. Immunodeficiencies can be a result of genetics or can be caused by treatment for another condition (such as chemotherapy for cancer). Additionally, those with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), who have compromised lung function, wear face masks during any hobby that involves particulate, or when they are in large crowds or traveling on airplanes.
Who else are they good for?
- Work in an environment with hazards
- Live in an area with a high level of air pollution
- Suffer from allergies or asthma
- Want to protect themselves from illness while traveling
- Are immunocompromised
- Live with a rare disease such as Primary Immunodeficiency
One customer reviewed Vogmask saying-
“I have to wear masks daily as a high school teacher with an immunocompromised system. I’ve tried a variety of masks, and yours is by far the most comfortable – and my students like the patterns!”- Kim
What exactly does it protect from?
These masks protect from particulate that is as small as .3 microns which is amazing considering the fact that Respirable-particles which are 2.5 micron are considered hazardous. Other particles include pollen which ranges from 3 to 100 micron, Thoracic-particles (10 microns or less), and inhalable-particles (100 microns or less).
The masks include an exhalation valve which lets out moisture and co2.
There are two types of masks sold by Vogmask- microfiber and organics (made from cotton). Both types provide the same level of protection from particulate, but people are able to choose the material that is more comfortable for them.
Both types of masks come in three sizes- small, medium, and large. The smallest size can fit children as young as three years of age.
Where can you get it?
Vlogmask is sold in 41 countries including Chile, Greece, Poland, Macedonia, China, Vietnam, the United States, and Nepal.
You can find a map of all of the countries where a distributor is located here. If you’re interested in becoming a distributor yourself, they welcome email inquiries.
If you purchase by UPSPS priority mail, you will receive free shipping and regardless of where you are purchasing from, there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
You can read more about this company and browse their 30 different artistic mask designs here.