How About These As Souvenirs? Top 5 Ever-Changing Japanese Masks
In Japan, seeing people wearing surgical masks is not unusual at all. Their many uses are not limited to when there's a contagious disease around, as they're also a countermeasure against pollen allergies, viruses, and colds - not to mention a life-saver for women who need to cover their faces when not wearing makeup. These masks are always changing, but here are 5 amazing masks that suit a variety of needs.
1. Masks with a slight herbal aroma
This mask targeted towards women has a gentle herbal aroma. You can release the herbal fragrance by popping the microcapsules on the inner surface of the mask. Another plus is when you remove it, your foundation or lipstick won't stick to it at all! You can choose from 3 different scents: rose, lavender, and grapefruit. Just tap it lightly before putting it on and you'll immediately get a whiff of its scent. As it’s meant for females, the size is quite small.
*Price: Box with 3+1 pcs costs 486 JPY (incl. tax)
2. Pitta Mask Gray
Made with polyurethane, a material renowned for its softness and elasticity, this mask sticks perfectly to your face. Despite that, it's ultra-breathable, so it won't feel oppressive. Its comfortable and well-fitting design makes it easy to wear even over long periods of time, and the rubber ear loops will never feel itchy. Moreover, you can wash it 3 times and it'll still filter out 99% of the pollen in the air, making it economically convenient. Its stylish three-dimensional design and gray color has also made it a fashion accessory for many.
*Price: Box with 3 pcs costs 512 JPY (incl. tax)
3. Airspace Frisk Mask Peppermint
This mask was created in collaboration with Frisk, a well-known mint tablet brand. As soon as you put it on, a minty aroma will penetrate your nostrils, instantly giving a refreshing feeling! Its integrated filter blocks 99% of the air’s pollen particles, making it super effective. Rather than to avoid catching a cold, this is particularly recommended if you have a stuffy nose, a sore throat, or if you just want to refresh your mind while working or studying. If you're looking for something even stronger, try the black mint type!
*Price: Box with 2 pcs costs 216 JPY (incl. tax)
4. Fitty (R) Hot Marshmallow Mask
Use this super-soft mask to protect yourself from the cold. It'll feel like a marshmallow on your skin! The materials inside absorb the steam that comes out when you breathe and hold the heat inside, keeping your mouth and skin warm. The temperature inside the mask rises to 1.6 times the temperature outside, so even during cold periods or particularly windy days, this miraculous mask will allow you to stay warm when going to work or school. Of course, it's also effective against colds and pollen.
*Price: Box with 5 pcs costs 550 JPY (excl. tax)
5. Nepia Hana Celeb Mask (Small Size)
This comfortable Japanese mask that feels pleasant to the touch can be enjoyed for the whole day! The specially constructed, smooth pleats ensure that there’s enough space around your mouth. In addition, its high-function filter blocks 99% of most small particles, including viruses, pollen, and particle pollution known as “PM2.5”. Another adorable feature is the penguin printed on both sides of the mask, making it easier to distinguish from regular masks. It comes in both small and regular sizes!
*Price: Box with 5 pcs costs 387 JPY (incl. tax)
Perfumed or colorful, despite being disposable, Japanese masks are remarkable products that are both functional and fashionable. You can easily find them in any drugstore. Also, when you travel back home, you may want to use one to keep your nose from drying out on the plane!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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