Frequently Asked Questions

How long can the mask be used?

The Perma Mask can last as long as any other piece of clothing made from soft cotton or a cotton blend. The mask is made with high quality knitted fabric and stitching. To extend the life of the mask, we recommend washing the mask washing by hand or with a mesh laundry bag.

Are the masks machine washable?

Yes, the Perma Mask is machine washable. To prevent damaging the earloops and to extend its usable lifetime, we recommend using a mesh laundry bag or hand washing. Use a mild detergent and hang dry. Do not bleach or iron.

The earloop adjusters do not need to be removed when washing the mask.When washing, we recommend sliding them closer to the mask so that they don’t fall off.

How often should I wash the masks?

We recommend to wash the Perma face mask according to standards given by the local or world health authorities.

You should wash the mask depending on your level of usage and environment. For hygienic reasons, we recommend washing the mask before its first use and daily after each use.

Are the masks N95 compliant?

No, the Perma Mask is not a medical grade mask and is not intended for use by health professionals on the frontline. N95 masks cannot be reused and must form a tight seal against the wearer’s face.

Do the masks block viruses?

Non-medical grade masks like the Perma Mask serve as a barrier against airborne particles and droplets that may contain viruses.

For more information about Perma’s line of antimicrobial fabric masks for health professionals, please contact [email protected].

Do you have any quality certifications for the mask?

Yes, respected international labs have certified Perma fabric effective in reducing 99% of microbial growth on the fabric surface, even after 150 washes. Perma fabric has also been tested to have higher UV protection than normal fabric. You can see the details on our technology page here.

Is Nano Zinc Oxide safe?

Yes, Zinc is an essential mineral for humans and Zinc Oxide has been widely used in skincare products and as a broad spectrum antimicrobial ingredient since the 1940s.  The US FDA regards Zinc Oxide and Nano Zinc Oxide (i.e. Zinc Oxide nanoparticles) as a safe ingredient for sunscreens (FDA report here.).

Do you offer sizes for kids?

Yes, the Perma Mask is available in different sizes. Our adult masks have adjustable straps and can comfortably fit young adults. For smaller kids under about 10 years we recommend to use the kid size.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Where are the masks made?

The Perma Mask is made in Thailand and currently sold in North America, Japan, Singapore, Western Europe and Scandinavia.

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