Over the past six months, there’s one fashion item that’s (quite literally) been on everyone’s lips: face masks. Experts say they’re our best defense against the spread of coronavirus, and you can’t walk down the street or scroll through social media without seeing them. There are countless available options, from moisture-wicking bamboo masks to cotton face coverings from popular brands. However, some stand out from the now saturated market thanks to their one-of-a-kind features and notable fans, including Evolvetogether, a new face mask brand seemingly everyone in Hollywood already knows about.
Along with having a roster of celebrity wearers, like Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, and Heidi Klum, Evolvetogether differentiates itself by producing one of the only medical-grade, FDA-registered consumer masks. They’ve also been verified as type IIR masks, a European standard for face masks, meaning they’re highly breathable and splash-resistant with effective filtration.
Unlike more eco-friendly reusable face masks, Evolvetogether’s masks are designed for single use. But the brand claims its masks are a better choice than other cloth face coverings because of their superior construction. They feature three layers: a water-resistant outer layer to block airborne particles, a fabric center layer to filter bacteria and other contaminants, and a moisture-absorbing inner layer. This design protects you and those around you, and it offers high-quality protection every time.
Hypoallergenic and latex-free, the masks shouldn’t irritate your skin (goodbye, maskne), and they’re breathable and lightweight enough to work out in. They include a metal nose bridge that you can adjust to your face for a custom fit and comfortable ear loops to secure the mask in place. Although the masks themselves are not recyclable, the packaging they ship in is 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable. Evolvetogether also encourages shoppers to cut the ear loops before disposing masks to prevent them from getting tangled on animals.
The masks come in a few different solid colors and each displays a set of coordinates, from New York City to Milan, on the exterior—it’s a way to acknowledge how interconnected everyone is, according to the brand. You can order them in packs of seven or 30, and the price evens out to a little more than $1 per mask.
Between the affordable price, celebrity fans, and effective design, it’s no surprise that the masks frequently sell out. With every inventory drop, the masks typically sell out within one week, a brand representative tells Real Simple. Moreover, the waitlist for its popular masks most recently hit 40,000 people, and they’re finally back in stock.
The brand also now offers a kid-friendly size that includes non-toxic sticker decals for decoration and special masks that give back to specific organizations, like the ACLU, I am a voter, and One Tree Planted. Evolvetogether even sells handy mask keepers to help your mask and your purse or pockets stay clean. The mask keepers sold out within a week of the original launch, but you can still pre-order one today.
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