I’ve seen a lot of web searches for my blog for the LOFT and Ann Taylor face masks so I ordered masks from both stores to try.
Ann Taylor Face Mask in wilderness blue ($18 for one, click here to see the clip from my try-on) | Outfit Details: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ultra Lite Cardigan, size XS (review here) | Banana Republic Factory Organic Cotton High-Rise Wide-Leg Crop Jean, size 00/24 petite (review here) | Zara Canvas Basket Bag (ref no. 6403/610, review here) (on sale for $25.99) | Soludos Ibiza Sneaker (also available in nude version, review here)
I’ll begin this review with the Ann Taylor face mask which I purchased in the wilderness blue color. I’ve reviewed quite a few reusable face masks which are all 100% cotton but each layer of the Ann Taylor face mask is a different material which performs a specific function. The mask I received was made in Cambodia. I like the contoured shape and the non-absorbant outer layer is 74% polyamide and 26% elastane , the middle layer is 100% polyproplyene which acts as a filter and the inner layer is 100% cotton to absorb moisture from your breathing. The ear loops are very loose (as seen here) so I need to tie a small loop on each side for a closer fit (as seen here) otherwise the weight of the material causes the mask to slide down my face. The Ann Taylor face mask is generously sized since it fits my husband who typically has to wear ear savers with a regular disposable face mask in order to take the pressure of the ear loops away from his ears. I hope they will come out with different colors and prints and adjustable ear loops for those that need that feature.
The LOFT face masks are 2-ply 100% cotton and they are really cute. The masks I received were made in India. To be honest I went a while without ordering them from LOFT because they didn’t have a pocket for a filter and they looked very thin. In person they are indeed very thin (with the exception of the gingham print which uses a thicker cotton) and breathable masks. I wish I new what the thread count was for the cotton that they used for the masks. I usually use a paper towel for an additional layer when I wear these masks since you can never be too cautious. They have a more generous fit similar to the Old Navy adult face masks without the ear adjusters (review here) but they do fit a little bit better after washing and drying. Update 9/13: I just came across this pack of 10 filters for $7.95.
Tote hangers which I use as face mask hangers
We’ve been hanging the daily face masks we wear using these magnetic clips on our refrigerator. Be very careful not to let the outer layer of one dirty mask touch the inner layer of another dirty mask. I hang our clean masks separately using these tote hangers (set of 6 for $9.99). I typically hang them somewhere higher and out of reach but Ralphie came by to sniff them in the above photo. Ralphie is good about ignoring what isn’t his so he didn’t pull the masks off of the hooks.
If you wear disposable masks please try to cut the ear loops before disposing of them since many masks are ending up in the wild where helpless animals are getting tangled.
If you liked this post please check out this blog post for other face masks that I’ve reviewed from other retailers.
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