Vaccines and face masks are the best form of protection against COVID-19, according to the CDC. Although many states have dropped face mask regulations, you may still want to use one if you have a weakened immune system or if you just want to remain vigilant during flu season.
So if you're wondering where to buy face masks — we're here to help. Finding face masks online is relatively easy. Fashion designers, retailers, and even a few mattress manufacturers are offering face masks that are perfect for school, work, or daily errands. So here are all the places where to buy face masks right now. Also, make sure to check out our guide on where to buy rapid Covid tests and how to get a free at-home Covid-19 test.
Where to buy face masks right now
- Shop all face masks at Amazon
- Shop all face masks at Staples
- Shop all face masks at Vistaprint
- Shop all face masks at Avocado
- Shop all face masks at Fans Edge
- Shop all face masks at Adorama
- Shop all face masks at REI
- Shop all face masks at Foco
- Shop all face masks at Zappos
- Shop all face masks at Disney
- Shop all face masks at Newegg
- Shop all face masks at Office Depot
- Shop all face masks at Lowe's
- Shop all balaclavas at Eastern Mountain Sports
- Shop all bandanas at REI
- Shop all scarves at Backcountry
- Shop all face masks at Etsy (UK)
- Shop all face masks at Reusable Cotton Masks (UK)
- Shop all Buff headwear at Go Outdoors (UK)
- Shop all Buff headwear at Cotswold Outdoor (UK)
- Shop all head gear at Mountain World (UK)
N95 masks and omicron
The omicron variant is now the dominant variant in many countries. Health officials are urging everyone to upgrade their masks from cloth-based to either a 3-layer surgical mask or an N95 respirator — or their Chinese and Korean equivalents, the KN95 and KF94. Make sure to check out our where to buy N95 coverage for help with finding these respirators.
Where to buy face masks — disposable
Disposable Masks 50-Pack: $5 @ Amazon
Amazon is selling this 50-pack of disposable face masks for just $5.99. That's the cheapest price we've seen for any 50-pack of masks. The 3-layer masks have an elastic earloop and nose bridge.
RSA KN95 Face Masks 10-Pack: $19 @ Adorama
KN95 masks are similar to the N95 mask, but not the same. (The N95 provides a tighter seal, which is why they're preferred by healthcare workers). KN95 masks are generally used by healthcare workers in China. Adorama has this 10-pack on sale for $19.
Disposable Face Masks: $7 @ Mask Central
Mask Central is offering disposable face masks from $7.99 for a pack of 50. The company has partnered with the state of Virginia and LifeMart to provide masks for employees returning to work. Businesses can also take advantage of Mask Central's face mask subscriptions, which offer bulk pricing on disposable and KN95 masks.
Belkin Face Masks 30-Pack: was $19 now $12 @ Belkin
Belkin is jumping into the face mask business. The accessories company now sells its own brand of face masks (made in the USA). The pleated, disposable face masks feature a nose clip for a tighter seal.
Disposable Masks (50-Count): $11 @ Wyze
Smart home maker Wyze is selling a 50-pack of surgical masks for $11.99. The disposable masks offers three layers of protection and are made of a soft, non-woven fabric.
Disposable Face Mask 50-Pack: $8 @ Newegg
Newegg is one of many spots where to buy face masks. This pack of disposable face masks includes 50 masks total. Each mask has three layers. There's an outer layer (to block dust), a middle layer (for filtration of fine particles and droplets), and an inner layer (made of soft fiber and moisture-proof).
Where to buy face masks — washable
NxTSTOP Movement Face Mask: $19 @ NxTSTOP
The NxTSTOP Movement Face Mask is designed for the active lifestyle. It's made from a breathable, moisture-wicking (recycled) polyester that keeps your face cool while running or working out. The mask is lightweight and doesn't feel heavy on your face. It's available in burgundy or black.
Avocado Cotton Face Mask 4-Pack: $30 @ Avocado
You wouldn't think a mattress company could be a spot where to buy face masks, but Avocado has various new and reusable organic cotton face masks. You can buy them with elastic loops or with tie straps. They were out of stock for months, but are now back in stock.
UA Sportsmask: was $30 now $25 @ Amazon
Yes, the UA Sportsmask is very expensive for a face mask. However, the UA Sportsmask is designed especially for runners and athletes who want to work out without unintentionally spreading virus. The water-resistant mask is adjustable, washable, and light enough to let air through so you can workout hard without feeling like you're about to pass out from lack of air. (I've used this mask for all my outdoor runs since September and it's become my go-to mask for all workouts).
RNS Face Masks: $18 @ Vistaprint
Vistaprint's RNS masks are made with a replaceable nanofilter system (RNS) that blocks airborne contaminants. The masks can also be washed and reused. They're available with patterns, designs, or plain. They also make mask for kids from $13.
PopFunk Mask sale: was $14 now $9 @ Amazon
Amazon is taking $5 off all PopFunk face masks. The masks feature licensed logos/characters from Marvel to Harry Potter. The one-size-fits-all masks feature adjustable ear loops and measure 3.5 inches x 7 inches.
Bloch Contour Mask 3-Pack: $18 @ Zappos
Zappos has this 3-pack of Bloch face masks in stock for $18. Bloch has been making dance/ballet apparel since 1932. The machine washable masks provide a little stretch and cover your nose and mouth with an extra bulk of fabric.
Totallee Face Mask 3-Pack: $29 @ Totallee
Although you might know them for their smartphone cases, Totallee is now offering a variety of washable face masks. This pack includes three 2-ply cotton face masks made in the U.S.
BKB Tailoring Face Masks: $8 @ BKB Tailoring
BKB Tailoring is a family-based businesses making face masks from Brooklyn, NY. Their summer cotton face masks cost $8, whereas their curved masks (pictured) provide a more stylish/contoured look.
Hanes Cotton Masks 10-Pack: was $25 now $20 @ Hanes
Hanes is offering a 10-pack of Hanes Washable Face Masks for $25. Add it to your cart and the price drops to $17.50. Each mask offers 3 layers of coverage and features Hanes' Cool Comfort tech, which wicks away sweat and moisture.
Steve Madden Combat Face Mask: $9 @Macy's
The Steve Madden Combat mask is an adult sized mask made of washable material. It includes 3 filters and features an adjustable nose bar and three layers.
Levi's Face Mask 3-Pack: $15 @ Amazon
Amazon has this 3-pack of Levi's reusable masks for $15. The masks are available in various colors/styles and are also reversible.
Brixton Antimicrobial Face Mask: $12 @ Zappos
The Brixton face mask is a stretchy poly-cotton blend face mask designed to cover your nose and mouth while giving you enough comfort and room to breathe. It's available in six different styles.
Fabric Face Masks 2-Pack: $4 @ Target
Target is offering this 2-pack of reusable women's cotton face masks for $4. They're available in small/medium or large/XL. If you're looking where to buy face masks — this is one of the least expensive options we've seen.
Case Mate Safe Mate: $9 @ Amazon
Smartphone case maker Case Mate is officially making face masks. The Safe Mate is a reusable face mask with a built-in pocket for an optional filter (filters not included). It's available in various colors or in a 3-pack for $24.
Ben Sherman Face Masks 3-Pack: $25 @ Ben Sherman
British clothing brand Ben Sherman has just released a new line of stylish, reusable face masks. The double-layered masks are made of cotton and spandex. Even better, for each pack of face masks purchased, Ben Sherman will donate a pack to essential workers on the frontline.
VS Face Mask: $9 @ Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret is now making face masks. The reusable masks are made from a breathable lightweight fabric and come in variety of colors and styles. Even better, the company is donating 50,000 masks to Good360, a nonprofit that helps families/individuals impacted by challenging life circumstances.
Face Mask Filters 30-Pack: $18 @ Amazon
Need to restock on filters for your face mask? Amazon has this 30-pack of face mask filters for $18.99. The filters offer five layers of protection and can be used with most masks that offer an insert for filters.
Gap Reusable Face Mask 3-Pack: $15 @ Gap
The Gap is offering a variety of different washable face masks for $15 (price includes 3 adult masks). Alternatively, you can get a family pack for $36 (it includes 4 adult ad 4 kids' masks).
Adidas Face Mask 3-Pack: $16 @ Adidas
Adidas has a new line of washable face masks. The mask is breathable and made of 93% recycled polyester and 7% elastane. Better yet, $2 from every pack sold will go to Save the Children's Global Coronavirus Response Fund.
Self Pro Summer Face Mask: $15 @ Amazon
Wondering where to buy face masks for the hot, summer weather? Amazon has the Self Pro Summer Face Mask on sale for $15.99. This face mask/neck gaiter is made of breathable, moisture-wicking fabric designed to keep you cool in hot weather. It also offers protection from UV rays.
Sustainable Face Mask: $8 @ Emilia George
Sustainable clothing brand Emilia George has a new line of face masks. The masks are made of 100% cotton and feature a flexible nose bridge. They also offer a sustainable line of masks, which are made of cupro (a biproduct of cotton production). These masks are $10 each.
Triple-Layer Face Mask: $17 @ Eastern Serenity
The Eastern Serenity Face Mask is made of three layers of cotton, which lets you wash and reuse your mask. The masks come in different styles and some feature built-in filters. Prices start from $17.
Face Masks 2-Pack: $4 @ Target
Wondering where to buy face masks that don't cost over $10? Target has this 2-pack of face masks on sale for just $4. The masks are machine washable and made of cotton. They're available in black, navy, pink, or red.
Fanatics Face Mask 3-Pack: $24 @ Fans Edge
Sports fans who want to show their team colors should head to Fans Edge. The retailer has a wide collection of face masks branded with popular sports teams. A pack of three costs just $24.99.
Fabric Face Mask: $22 @ Hedley & Bennett
Hedley & Bennett is a Los Angeles-based company that makes premium aprons and chef gear. They've started making reusable fabric face masks. The masks feature a pocket so that you can add a filter. (Filter not included). For each mask purchased, the company donates a mask to frontline workers.
NBA Face Masks: $14 @ NBA Store
The NBA Store is selling NBA face masks for $14. Even better, all proceeds from the sale of the face mask will go toward Feeding America and Second Harvest Canada. Plus, Fanatics will donate one face mask for every face mask purchased.
Face Masks 5-Pack: $20 @ Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers' face masks are made in the USA and claim to filter filter 86% of particles of 0.3 microns. The three pleat, washable face masks are also designed to minimize interior humidity when wearing them for long periods of time.
Reusable Ear Loop Face Mask 2-Pack: $17 @ DailySteals
DailySteals offers this 2-pack of Reusable Ear Loop Face Masks for $17.99. The washable masks are made of cotton and polyester fabric with adjustable ear loops.
Jimmy Case Face Masks 2-Pack: $30 @ Jimmy Case
Jimmy Case is renown for its iPhone wallet cases. However, the company is now offering washable face masks. A pack of two masks costs $30 and for every mask purchased, Jimmy Case will donate a mask to service providers.
Radian 3-Layer Mask 5-Pack: $35 @ Radian
Radian has a new 3-layer reusable face mask that's ready to ship in just 3 to 5 days. The unisex mask is available in light blue or black. Each mask (5 included) has elastic ear loops. They can also be printed with logos. They also offer a 2-layer mask (pack of 5) for $25.
Foco Face Masks 3-Pack: $13 @ Foco
From the LA Lakers to the NY Jets, Foco has a variety of sports-themed face masks that let you show your pride every time you don a mask. Packs start at $13. (Each pack includes three masks). Even better, Foco is donating proceeds to the CDC Foundation.
Hot Chillys Chil-Block Half Mask: $25 @ Zappos
This insulated face mask provides protection from the nose to your neck. It has a rear hook-and-loop closure to provide a personalized fit. It can be used for runs to the grocery store or for outdoor exercise.
Cloth Face Mask: $6 @ StringKing
StringKing is a sports brand/apparel company that's the official supplier of the National Lacrosse League. They're now offering washable, cloth masks for $6.99. They also offer disposable face masks in packs of 50, 1,000, 24,000, and 48,000 from $39.
Noordi Antimicrobrial Face Mask: $6 @Samuel Johnston
Noordi is a popular Scandinavian baby stroller manufacturer. They're now making face masks for adults and children. The masks are washable and come in different colors.
Los Angeles Apparel Face Mask 3-Pack: $30 @ Los Angeles Apparel
Los Angeles Apparel is selling its 3-pack of reusable face masks for $30. The company is also donating masks to all hospitals in the Los Angele area, reports the New York Times.
Custom Face Masks: $14 @ Signs.com
Signs.com is a company that specializes in custom signage. They're now offering customizable masks for children, adults, and companies. Each mask is washable and made of 2-layer polyester fabric. It's one of the spots where to buy face masks if you need them in large quantities and with logos.
Washable Face Mask: $14 @ NxTSTOP
NxTSTOP specializes in eco-friendly travel wear. The company is also offering cotton or bamboo face masks. Each mask costs $14 and every month NxTSTOP donates 1,000 masks to a different charity affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Washable Face Masks: from $2 @ Gearbest
One of the least expensive spots where to buy face masks is Gearbest. They have multiple disposable and washable face masks on sale from $2.99.
Cotton Face Mask 6-Pack: $49 @ Naturepedic
Mattress company Naturepedic is offering a 6-pack of cotton, washable face masks for $49. The masks are made in Chagrin Falls, OH, and they're sold at cost and not for profit.
Antibacterial Face Mask 3-Pack: $20 @ Inkerman
The Inkerman Face Mask is made with an electrostatic filter that protects against airborne contaminants. For every mask ordered, Inkerman will donate a mask to essential workers in the frontlines.
Thompson Tee Cotton Face Mask: $5 @ Thompson Tee
This double-layered cotton mask is washable and reusable. For every 3 masks sold, Thompson Tee is donating 1 mask to a hospital in need.
Adult reusable face mask: from $9 to $12 @ Sock Fancy
Like its name suggests, Sock Fancy is a company devoted to selling socks. However, they're now on our list of where to buy face masks. They have reusable face masks in a variety of different colors/styles. For every mask sold, they will donate a mask to frontline workers. The masks are designed in Atlanta, GA.
First Aid Face Mask 10-Pack: $10 @AKings
New York-based designer Alan King is offering face masks for as little as a $1. (A 10-pack costs $10). They're available in black, grey, and blue (random based on supply). A portion of the profit from orders will go toward donating supplies to local communities. It's one of the least expensive spots where to buy face masks.
Where to buy face masks — for children
Maikoa Children's Face Mask: $15 @ Amazon
Wondering where to buy face masks for kids? Amazon has the Maikoa Children's Face Mask on sale for $15. The cotton mask comes with two filters.
Adult/Child Mask Sets: $18 @ PaigeLauren
PaigeLauren is offering matching face masks for parents and children. The washable masks come in a set of adult/child or a set of adult/child/mini. Even better, the company is donating proceeds to the FIGS Frontline Responders Fund.
Cubcoats face masks for kids: $12 @ Cubcoats
Cubcoats' line of children's face masks are made of two layers of cotton fabric. They're recommended for kids ages 4 and older. Plus, 10% of proceeds are donated to FeedingAmerica.org to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
Disney Face Masks: Set of 4 for $19 @ Disney
These masks are the perfect way to get children to wear face masks. They feature classic Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Stitch, and Marie. The masks are machine washable and available in various sizes.
Marvel Face Masks: Set of 4 for $19 @ Disney
From the Incredible Hulk to Black Panther, these face masks feature your favorite Marvel characters and logos. They're machine washable and available in various sizes.
Star Wars Face Masks: Set of 4 for $19 @ Disney
Disney has announced its new line of face masks. The masks include characters from your favorite movies including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and more. The cloth masks are machine washable and Disney is will donate all profits of U.S. sales (up to $1 million) to Medshare. The masks will are available for preorder now and will ship June 29.
Where to buy face coverings
The CDC suggests the use of homemade masks (e.g. bandanas and scarves) to protect others and yourself from spreading coronavirus. Keep in mind that the best form of prevention still remains social distancing, but if you must venture outside, these face coverings can provide some protection.
Infini2 Neck Gaiter: $21 @ Amazon
The Infini2 is designed for runners and cyclists who looking for added face protection while venturing outside. It's made of a breathable microfiber polyester.
Foco Neck Gaiter Scarf: from $10 @ Foco
These neck gaiters can be worn to cover your mouth and nose while showing off your favorite sports team. Even if you're not a sports fan — if you're looking where to buy face masks Foco has a wide variety of masks with paw prints, golden retrievers, and more.
CoolNet Buff for Kids: $26 @ REI
This buff can be worn multiple ways as a headband, beanie, or a full mask. It's designed for kids ages 6 to 11.
Burton Kids Balaclava: $20 @ Zappos
The Burton Kids Balaclava protects a child's nose and mouth from the elements. It's a full coverage ski mask made with breathable DryRide Ultrawick fleece finish.
Bula Hing Convertible: $17 @ Zappos
The Bula Hing Convertible offers full face protection and is made of polyester and spandex. It's available in Black or Dahlia.
Seirus Original Quick Clava: $18 @ Eastern Mountain Sports
The high visibility Quick Clava is made with warm polyester fleece and can be worn as a hat, neckwarmer, or balaclava. Its flourescent color also makes it great to wear if you're running outdoors.
Seirus Men's Comfort Masque: $14 @ Dick's Sporting Goods
The Seirus Men's Comfort Masque is waterproof and windproof. It also offers a cozy fleece lining to protect from cold temperatures.
Under Armour Balaclava Hoodie: $54 @ REI
Need to go for an outdoor run? Along with proper social distancing, this Under Armour Hoodie can keep you protected thanks to its built-in balaclava. It's currently 35% off.
Seirus Balaclava: $15 @ REI
The Seirus Balaclava protects your face, head, and neck from the outside elements. Normally priced at $21, it's one the least expensive balaclavas we've seen at just $15.73.
Barbour Plain Boucle Scarf: $26 @ Backcountry
The Barbour Plain Boucle Scarf is a one-size-fits-all unisex scarf that can double as a face protector. It's on sale at 56% off.
Seirus Polar Scarf: $10 @ REI
The Seirus Polar Scarf is made with soft, breathable midweight fleece. It can be adjusted with its Velcro closures.
Gap Oblong Scarf: $28 @ Gap
The Gap isn't high on our list when it comes to where to buy face masks, but this navy blue gingham scarf can be used to cover your mouth and nose when masks aren't an option. It costs $28 at Gap.
Seirus Magnemask Combo Clava: $37 @ Backcountry
This balaclava can be worn as a hood, face mask, or neck warmer. It's made with a moisture-wicking material that prevents sweat and condensation.
The North Face Chunky Tube Scarf: $19 @ REI
This unisex tube scarf can be used to protect your mouth and nose. It's available in Deep Garnet/Cedar Brown and Trellis Green/Ponderosa Green.
Carolina Paisley Bandana: $4 @ REI
The CDC recommends using bandanas and other cloths to protect others — and yourself — from spreading virus. This unisex bandana measures 21.5 x 21.25 inches and is made of cotton.
Balaclava Face Mask: $5 @ Home Depot
You wouldn't think of Home Depot as a spot where to buy face masks, but this balaclava is one of the least expensive ones we've seen. The one-size-fits-all mask protects your face and neck from the elements.
Seirus Neofleece Combo Scarf: $24 @ REI
This contoured face masks covers your nose and mouth from the elements. It has directional breath holes that direct air down and away from the face.
Under Armour Men's ColdGear Balaclava: $22 @ Dick's Sporting Goods
This balaclava is designed to keep your face warm, but it can also keep your nose and mouth protected. It has a perforated mouth panel for enhanced ventilation and breathability.
Buff DryFlx+ Balaclava: $49 @ REI
This balaclava is designed to keep you dry and comfortable. It protects your mouth and nose from the elements and also has reflective elements to improve visibility in low light.
Where to buy face masks in the UK
Buff head gear: shop all Buff @ Go Outdoors
Buff head gear can be worn in numerous different ways, including as a protective face mask. Go Outdoors offers a variety of styles and prices from £14.35.
SwannandWolff Star Wars Face Mask: £6 @ Etsy
Show off your inner geek with this Star Wars adult face mask. It's made of cotton and features a jersey pocket inside with a coffee filter.
SwannandWolff Marvel Face Mask: £6 @ Esty
What's better than a Star Wars face mask? A retro Marvel face mask, of course. The cotton face mask is also made by SwannandWolff and features the Incredible Hulk and Spidey.
Neck warmers: from £7 @ Mountain Warehouse
Mountain Warehouse has a variety of neck warmers and snoods that can be used as protective face masks. Many are currently on sale with prices starting at £7.49.
Where to buy face masks online - tips
Buying face masks if easier now than it was a few months ago. However, there are a few things to keep in mind as you look where to buy face masks online. First of all, using a face mask doesn't guarantee protection from COVID-19. You still run the risk of being infected if you constantly touch your face, don't wash your hands, or incorrectly remove your face mask. (The WHO has a tutorial on how to properly wear and remove face masks).
Also, if you happen to come across stock of face masks, purchase only what you need. Alternatively, you can purchase some for yourself and donate the rest to your local hospital or first responders.