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It's been more than a year since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, and since then, face masks have become an integral part of our daily routines.
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam has continued to encourage all Canadians to wear at least one 3-ply non-medical mask that contains a filter when in public settings — ruling many fabric masks ineffective.
The Viva Naturals 4-Ply Non Medical Masks do you one better, and offer four layers of high quality and ultra soft protection.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $27
What are they?
Viva Naturals' 4-Ply Non Medical Masks are designed for a snug and secure fit, without compromising on comfort. Plus, they’re individually wrapped so you can easily keep them in your purse or bag, and take them with you on-the-go.
Their two outer layers are made from non-woven polypropylene, while the middle layer is made from non-woven melt-blown polypropylene, which studies have shown provides high particle filtration. The inner layer that lays against the skin is also made with non-woven polypropylene, for a breathable and comfortable feel.
In addition to four layers of protective fabric, the new Viva Naturals masks have upgraded ear loops and a flexible nose strap for a more effective fit that stays in place throughout the day.
If you're looking to add a little personality to your face mask collection, the brand offers a selection of fun patterns and colours in a 3-ply design. They also come in adult and kids' sizes to help the entire family stay safe.
What people are saying
Customer reviews are one of the most important aspects to consider when shopping on Amazon, and these affordable masks are some of the highest-rated around. On top of being the number one best-seller in Gloves and Masks, the Viva Naturals masks feature more than 15,000 5-star reviews.
Amazon shoppers have called these disposable masks a great choice if you've been struggling with facial acne, as they help to eliminate potential bacteria that can become trapped in reusable versions.
"I’ve never had issues with acne in my life...and then came COVID and daily mask wearing. I used to use reusable cloth masks every day, but I found I was breaking out from them," shared one reviewer. "I got these disposable ones and they’re great. My skin is flawless again and it’s easier to breathe in these when I go out. Will be buying again!"
Even though some people prefer reusable masks for the benefit of being environmentally friendly, others admit that having disposables on hand is perfect for situations where people forget to keep a clean mask on hand.
"These are great! I LOVE that they’re individually packaged. I always keep a handful in my purse and in my car so I’m never left maskless! I usually toss them after a few days and open up a new one. They squeeze at the nose to help shape them to your face and they fit well over the nose, mouth and chin," added one reviewer.
While vaccinations continue to ramp up across the country, social distancing and avoiding unnecessary public interaction is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But in certain situations where you have to leave the house, a face mask is still essential for keeping you and others around you safe.
This cost effective pack of 50 masks has the stamp of approval from Amazon shoppers, making them an ideal choice for the season.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.