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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.