With creativity and quick thinking, BioSkin’s manufacturing team has shifted most of its production capacity to manufacturing much needed protective equipment for hospitals and the general public during this global pandemic. This fabric face covering is made from our hypoallergenic BioSkin material which we normally use to produce orthopedic braces. These face masks are not medical-grade and therefore will not be taking away from the hospital supplies, but do function to slow the spread of germs while performing essential tasks outside your home. Get answers to commonly asked questions below.
What are your masks made with?
Does the mask meet CDC guidelines?
The CDC guidelines specify the following;
Cloth face coverings should—
• Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
• Be secured with ties or ear loops
• Include multiple layers of fabric
• Allow for breathing without restriction
• Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
Our masks meet these criteria, with the exception that they are not technically made of multiple layers of fabric. The CDC suggests sewing two pieces of cotton fabric together when making a homemade mask. However, we are using a three-dimensional knit fabric with layers of polyester and lycra that is silky on one side and sueded on the other side. Learn more here.We typically use this fabric in the manufacture of orthopedic braces. We believe that it meets the general intent of the CDC guidelines for simple face coverings.
What are the washing instructions?
Wash in warm water and air dry.
Is it protective?
According to the CDC, simple face masks are intended to protect other people in case you are infected. They are not intended to provide protection to the wearer. Please maintain appropriate social distancing even while wearing a mask.
Is it hot?
The masks are comfortable and breathable. Like any mask they will be warm in hotter weather. If it is hot outside, wearing the mask while it’s damp has a very pleasant, cooling effect.
Is it pleated?
The mask does not have pleats but does gather at the sides of the face on the ear loops.
Are they disinfected?
We are following best practices for having a clean facility, but we recommend washing your mask prior to wearing it.
Can I return them?
If your mask is defective, we will replace it but we cannot accept returns on this product.
Are there additional sizes?
At this time, the mask comes in one size only.
Do they come in another color?
At this time, they only come in black.
How are they packaged?
Two masks come in a sealed plastic bag.
Can I pick them up locally?
If you would like to purchase your mask locally, you can do so at the BioSkin store at 135 West Main Street in Medford, OR. We’re open Monday - Friday from 11am - 4pm.
At only one millimeter thick, our braces are ultralight compared to the competition.
Our braces feature four-way stretch fabrics so they move when you do.
Highly breathable materials help keep your skin cool and dry all day long.
Hypoallergenic materials mean everyone can wear BioSkin braces.
Made from BioSkin's hypoallergenic materials for a good cause
Made from BioSkin’s hypoallergenic fabric for a lightweight, comfortable fit.
FUNCTIONAL & BREATHABLE
The fabric is soft, breathable, and functions to help absorb airborne pathogens expelled during exhalation.
We are donating 10 percent of sales from face masks to food banks and other similar organizations. Thank you for helping us donate over $15,000 and counting so far! You can learn more about our donations here.
“A huge thank you BioSkin for your generous contribution. It is wonderful to partner with an organization that has also rapidly changed to address our community needs during the Covid19 crisis. Your donation will be used to help fund and further our home delivery response and will allow Sunshine Division to continue to home deliver to 1,100+ households every week with a no-contact food box delivery to the doorstep of local families in need."
- Kyle Camberg, Executive Director - Sunshine Division