Best reusable face masks - super stylish face masks that are still in stock

The UK government advice states that face masks are mandatory in all shops as well as public transport

Red polka dot reusable face mask on a pale green background
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Wondering where you can buy reusable face masks? We have found the most the stylish face masks that haven’t sold out just yet.

Pretty much every business has been facing tough times the past few months, including the fashion industry. Despite this many fashion companies have been playing a role in helping during the coronavirus pandemic - from making large financial and equipment donations to hospitals and charities, to using their own supply chain to produce PPE for the frontline staff. But now many fashion brands have started to make their own reusable masks, in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Do we need to wear a face mask?

Wearing a face mask is now advised by the UK government and has been compulsory in shops in England since July 24th, to stop the spread of coronavirus. The government also stated that it is mandatory to wear them on public transport too, as well as in stores and supermarkets.

These rules are for adults and children over the age of 11, unless you are exempt for health reasons. Public Health England advise against children under the age of 3 wearing face masks for health and safety reasons.

MORE: How to stop your glasses fogging up when wearing a face mask

Why should you wear a face mask indoors?

Babylon Health's general practitioner, Dr. Claudia Pastides, explained that it is helpful to wear face masks in confined spaces.

She explained, "We know from studies that up to 80% of people with COVID-19 don’t have symptoms and 40%-80% of infections are transmitted by people without symptoms. So, the idea is that if we all wore face coverings when in small shops, on public transport or in other enclosed spaces - we’d be less likely to spread the virus unknowingly."

She also reassured that wearing them outside - such as for exercising or walking your dog - is not as necessary. Dr Claudia said,"The risk of spreading COVID-19 is higher when indoors and in an enclosed space, than when outdoors. If you’re exercising alone, with members of your household or keeping 2 metres between yourself and others, you shouldn’t need to wear a face covering. But please respect local government guidance, as it may vary."

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If you are out and about and find yourself needing to take your face mask off without being at home to wash your hands, Dr Claudia advised that you take extra precautions.

"If you remember to always carry a spare face covering, a plastic bag and some alcohol gel with you - then you can safely and easily put on another one," she said. "Put your used mask in the plastic bag. Wash your hands with alcohol gel. Then put your spare mask on."

How do you wear a face mask properly?

In order for a face mask to be effective you must wear it correctly. Remember to:

  • Wash your hands before putting them on and taking them off
  • Touch only the ties or bands when putting your mask on
  • Ensure your mask covers your mouth, chin and nose
  • Wash your resuable face mask after every use

Are face masks washable?

If you are wearing a paper mask, it is not advised to wash them as they will disintegrate - they are only intended to wear for one use. These aren't environmentally friendly, so a good reason to invest in some resuable ones.

Fabric face masks are likely to be washable. Those made out of cotton or a similar fabric can be handwashed, and many can be machine washed. Just check the care instructions. Wash at as high a temperture as the label allows to rid the item of any lingering germs.

You should ideally wash your mask after every use, in order to reduce the risk of infection. It is also far more sanitary to wash your mask after each outing, given how close it is to your face. Of course, you don't want to have to wash your mask every day, so make sure you have a stock of masks you can reach for if some are being washed!

The best reusable face masks in the UK

In our edit at the bottom of this article we've scoured the UK high street to find the prettiest and most practical masks in stores. Looking for something more specific though, like a charity mask, then read our brand pointers below:

Stylish and pretty reusable face masks

As 2020 has rolled on, face masks have evolved. Gone are the days when wearing one meant looking like an off duty health professional. And, you don't need to go bland either - wearing just a simple black face mask. Resuable face masks now come in an array of colours, prints and even cuts because retailers big and small are creating beautiful new designs daily.

Take the Liberty print masks for example - they are made with elegant yet fun prints, in their statement floral design. Or, you'll find a huge array of pretty face masks on Etsy, from lots of independent designers.

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If you're looking for something fashionable, then we recommend checking out the following brands, from our edit below - Anthropologie, The White Company, Boden, John Lewis, Not on the High Street, Hobbs, Oliver Bonas, Whistles and Needle & Thread. Yes, some of your favourite fashion brands really do all have face masks available!

Of the selection below, If you want something gorgeous and timeless - we love the Klein and Wallace masks, Anthropologie's new masks, and Notonthehighstreet's latest offering.

Charity face masks you can order online

Of course, the need for these face masks - however pretty - has been born out of a pandemic that has left so many struggling, with both their health, and in their jobs and financial situation.

So if you'd like to buy a mask that benefits a good cause, take a look at the list below of charity face masks.

Many brands selling masks are not profiting entirely from all the sales - instead, many are donating some or all of the proceeds to charities and to the NHS. If you are keen to purchase a charity mask then we suggest checking out:

  • The Brora Liberty face mask, which will donate £10 of each of their £19 face masks to the NHS Charities Together.
  • We're also big fans of the beautiful masks from London based boutique Klein and Wallace. £.250 from every sale is being donated to the NHS.
  • Pearl Lowe introduced beautiful Liberty print face masks into her collection. The pretty, double lined masks are handmade in Somerset by local seamstresses, and with each silk Liberty Print mask you purchase, £5 will be donated to the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Some brands are donating many of their masks to those in need. If you buy a Lavender Hill mask pack, they willdonate a pack to the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea.

Best reusable face masks

We've rounded up pretty, stylish and functional resuable face masks to add to your wardrobe in 2020 (these are for adults, but there are also plenty of children's face masks on the high street).

The below reusable face masks are non-medical, so are not guaranteed to stop coronavirus.

Blue Stripes- Face Mask

Marta Scarampi Blue Stripes Face Mask

Specifications
Price : £12
Composition: 100% italian cotton
Lined: Yes
Machine washable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Different size options for men and women+Double lined
Reasons to avoid
-Can take up to a week to arrive

This blue striped mask is a timeless classic. Made in Torino, Italy, it has an adjustable wire at the nose bridge - which is great for people who wear glasses.

Ballet Slipper Face Mask

Florence Bridge Ballet Slipper Face Mask

Specifications
Price : £19.99
Composition: 100% cotton lining, silk outer
Lined: Yes
Machine washable: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Can be tied in two different ways+Pretty shade
Reasons to avoid
-Self-tie straps can come loose

As the name suggests, this pink satin face mask is reminiscent of a ballet slipper. It comes with a 100% cotton lining and the straps can be tied in two different ways.

Me & My Bloomers Naturally Dyed Linen Face Mask In Blue Tie-Dye

Me & My Bloomers Naturally Dyed Linen Face Mask In Blue Tie-Dye

Specifications
Price: £16
Composition: 100% Irish linen, straps 100% organic cotton and natural rubber elastic
Machine washable: No - hot hand wash only
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Made from eco-conscious fabrics+Comes with a muslin storage bag
Reasons to avoid
-Not machine washable

From British brand Me & My Bloomers, this face mask is made from two layers of Irish linen with an organic cotton and natural rubber elastic. The tie-dye effect is also available in yellow.

Indah Woven Face Covering

Revolve Indah Woven Face Covering

Specifications
Price: £13
Composition: 100% organic cotton
Machine washable: Not stated on website
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Fun print+Elastic strap for extra stretch
Reasons to avoid
-No returns or exchanges

This best-selling mask from Revolve is made from 100% organic cotton and features an adorable floral design.

Hush Star Print Face Mask

Hush Face Mask

Specifications
Price : £10
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Choice of 5 prints +£5 from every purchase goes to NHS Charities Together
Reasons to avoid
-Not lined

A star design is a great alternative to a floral print and the black and white colour palette means it'll go with a whole host of outfits.

POPPY + SAGE Reusable Face Mask - Palm Leaf

Wolf & Badger POPPY + SAGE Reusable Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £13
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Wide range of prints and patterns+Ships immediately
Reasons to avoid
-Not lined

This eye-catching mask is made with 100% organic cotton - so there's no doubt it'll be soft on skin.

Floral-Print Recycled Silk-Blend Face Covering

Rixo Floral-Print Recycled Silk-Blend Face Covering

Specifications
Price: £26
Composition: 70% silk, 30% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Statement print+Designer piece
Reasons to avoid
-High-end price tag

Rixo is known for its gorgeous floral dresses but it's well worth checking out its face masks, too. This recycled silk one is great for sensitive skin.

The White Company Linen Face Mask

The White Company Linen Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £10
Composition: 100% European linen, lining 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : Yes
Reasons to buy
+Choice of three neutral shades+Adjustable ear toggles for a comfortable fit
Reasons to avoid
-Lightweight fabric not to all tastes

This pure linen face mask by The White Company is lined with 100% cotton to ensure it's breathable. It comes in classic white, navy or tickled pink shade.

Mint Velvet Alice Print Face Covering

Mint Velvet Alice Print Face Covering

Specifications
Price: £8
Composition: 100% viscose, lining 100% cotton
Machine washable: No
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Purse-friendly price+Shaped design 
Reasons to avoid
-Elastic straps can ping

This mask with an adorable butterfly design has a 100% cotton lining - for added comfort - and a snug fit over the nose.

Slip Silk Face Covering

Slip Silk Face Covering

Specifications
Price: £39
Composition: 100% mulberry silk, 100% cotton lining
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Luxe fabric+Gentle on sensitive skin
Reasons to avoid
-High price point

Silk face masks are being recommended for those who are suffering with 'maskne' (mask acne) as a result of wearing their face covering, and so this Slip silk offering is a great option. Slip are one of the top-rated brands for silk products (they also do much-loved pillow cases and eye masks), and so it's no surprise people love their face mask too. In fact, one happy customer said, 'I can wear it all day, it feels incredibly soft on the skin and the pink colour is absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend it!' 

Studio Hop Three Reusable Washable Cotton Print Face Masks

Studio Hop Three Reusable Washable Cotton Print Face Masks

Specifications
Price: £18
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Multi-pack is handy+Good value
Reasons to avoid
-None that we can find!

This pretty pack of three from Not On The High Street are made with two-layered cotton fabric and adjustable elasticated straps for optimum comfort.

Adult Contour Mask with Filter Pocket (3-Pack) - Love

Gap Adult Contour Face Mask With Filter Pocket

Specifications
Price: £14.95
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Good value+Modern prints 
Reasons to avoid
-Come up small

With thirteen gorgeous prints to choose from, we couldn't just pick one from Gap. This set-of-three tie dye print masks reminds us of summer skies.

Yumi Multicoloured Colourful Face Coverings 6 Pack

Yumi Multicoloured Colourful Face Coverings

Specifications
Price: £25 for 6
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Made from sustainable fabrics
Reasons to avoid
-Not lined

There's (almost) a new design for every day of the week in this funky pack of six sustainable cotton face coverings from Yumi at Debenhams.

Very Man Unisex 2 Pack Face Covering With Adjusters - Black

Very Man Unisex 2 Pack Face Covering With Adjusters

Specifications
Price: £8 for two
Composition: 95% Polyester 5% Elastane
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : No
Reasons to buy
+Soft and breathable+Anti bacterial finish lasts for 30 washes
Reasons to avoid
-Only available in plain black

These soft, breathable masks from Very.co.uk boast an anti-bacterial finish that lasts for up to 30 washes.

Whistles Denim Reusable Face Mask

Whistles Denim Reusable Face Mask

Specifications
Price : £16
Composition: 78% Viscose, 22% Silk
Machine washable: No
Lining: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Nice and comfortable+Modern design
Reasons to avoid
-Too thick for some

This eco-friendly denim mask from Whistles will elevate any outfit while keeping you and those around you safe. Plus, it's breathable, soft and antibacterial.

Oliver Bonas Polka Dot Face Mask

Oliver Bonas Polka Dot Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £12
Composition: Cotton sateen
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : Yes
Reasons to buy
+Space for a filter+Comfortable fit
Reasons to avoid
-No cons that we can find!

This adorable reusable face covering from Oliver Bonas is made in the UK from sustainably sourced cotton sateen fabric and features a double layer design with a filter opening and elasticated ear loops.

Needle & Thread Floral face covering

Needle & Thread Floral Face Covering

Specifications
Price: £15
Composition: 100% Viscose
Machine washable: No - handwash only
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+50% off profits go to charity mothers2mothers+Pretty prints
Reasons to avoid
-Cool handwash only

Designed in an iconic Needle & Thread floral print, with a second layer of plain lining included for added comfort and protection, this pretty mask is sure to turn a few heads. It is crafted with horizontal pleats across the front for easy movement and a natural, comfortable fit around the shape of the face. Needle & Thread are donating half of profits from face masks to mothers2mothers (m2m) as they tackle the spread of Covid-19 across Africa.

Fabbies V&A DIY Face Mask Sewing Kit

Fabbies V&A Inspired by William Morris DIY Face Mask Sewing Kit

Specifications
Price: £20 for 6
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Great for anyone looking for a new hobby
Reasons to avoid
-Instructions difficult to follow

The perfect antidote to lockdown boredom, put your crafting skills to the test by making your very own masks. The William Morris inspired prints are gorgeous. 

Anthropologie Set of 3 Cotton Reusable Face Masks

Anthropologie Cotton Reusable Face Masks

Specifications
Price: £18 for 3
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : No
Reasons to buy
+Stylish prints+Comfy to wear
Reasons to avoid
-Come up big

Crafted from soft cotton, this pretty pack of three from Anthropologie are perfect for everyday wear. And there's the added bonus of all profits from masks purchased at Anthropologie being donated to NHS Charities Together.

Klein and Wallace 100% Cotton Face Mask

Klein and Wallace 100% Cotton Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £7.50
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Not specfied by brand
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Wide range of prints and patterns+Adjustable toggles for the perfect fit+£2.50 fro each sale is donated to NHS staff
Reasons to avoid
-Sparse information on website

Klein and Wallace London based boutique, Klein and Wallace are making a range of beautiful face masks. £2.50 from each sale is being donated to the NHS. The masks are 100% cotton, breathable & washable. They're also double-layered and have an adjustable toggle to ensure a secure fit. Klein and Wallace also sell children's masks for £5.50

Mango 2 pack reusable homologated facemask

Mango 2 Pack Reusable Homologated Facemask

Specifications
Price: £12.99 for two
Composition: 100% polyester
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Wide range of colours and prints
Reasons to avoid
-Thin fabric-Only lasts for around 5 washes

Mango has long been our go-to for stylish shapes and on-trend prints and their face mask collection is no exception. These green gingham beauties are our top pick. 

Seasalt Shaped Organic Cotton Face Coverings, Pack of 3

Seasalt Shaped Organic Cotton Face Coverings

Specifications
Price: £19.95 for three
Composition: 100% organic cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : Yes
Reasons to buy
+Shaped design+Fully lined
Reasons to avoid
-None - they've thought of everything!

Designed in Seasalt's signature fabrics, their pack of three non-medical face coverings are made from 100% organic cotton. The shaped, 3-layer design and adjustable ear loops help ensure a close fit.

Boden Non-Medical Face Coverings 3 Pack

Boden Non-Medical Face Coverings

Specifications
Price: £20 for 3
Composition: 95% viscose 5% elastane
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Made with end of roll fabrics for a sustainable choice+Wire in nose ensures a proper fit
Reasons to avoid
-Can't choose which prints you recieve

Boden's pack of 3 face masks come in a mystery mix of their vibrant prints and designs. They are made from off-cuts, making them eco-friendly too. The masks feature wire across the nose to help achieve a close fit.

Vistaprint Flower re-useable face mask

Vistaprint Flower Re-useable Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £17.50
Composition: 91.7% polyester fibre, 8.3% spandex
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Different size options+Custom masks available+6% of proceeds go to The Prince's Trust
Reasons to avoid
-Can take up to 15 days to arrive

These lightweight face coverings from Vistaprint are made with materials that wick away moisture, so they're comfortable to wear all day long. The company is also donating a portion of all profits made on the coverings to communities impacted by the virus.

Lavender Hill Clothing Set of 3 cotton face masks

Lavender Hill Clothing Cotton Face Masks

Specifications
Price : £25 for 3
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+For every pack purchased, Lavender Hill will donate masks to the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea+Anti-bacterial finish 
Reasons to avoid
-No cons from us - or the online reviewers! 

Now available in 9 different colourways these 100% cotton masks come with a handy cotton pouch. Lavender Hill will donate three facemasks to the Katherine Low settlement in Battersea for every purchase.

The Bias Cut Animal print face covering

The Bias Cut Animal Print Face Covering

Specifications
Price: £16
Composition: Poly-blend jersey
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : Yes
Reasons to buy
+Lasts for up to 100 washes at 60 degrees+Charity donation to Hospice UK with every purchase
Reasons to avoid
-Can come up big

These fun, colourful animal print face coverings have been created by the-Bias-Cut.com, handmade in London and made from jersey quilted fabric for a comfortable fit. Each design also features the brand's #AgeismIsNeverInStyle hashtag on the bottom of the mask too. For every face covering sold, £5 will be donated to charity Hospice UK.

Liberty London Assorted Upcycled Cotton Face Coverings

Liberty Assorted Upcycled Tana Lawn™ Cotton Face Coverings

Specifications
Price: £40 for 5
Composition: Outer:100% Tana Lawn™ Cotton, lining 100% cotton
Reasons to buy
+Eco-friendly upcycled fabrics+Beautiful prints 
Reasons to avoid
-Sizing can be hit and miss

Liberty London Designed in-house, the Tana Lawn™ cotton face coverings feature an assortment of classic Liberty designs. The masks will retains their specialist treatment for up to 20 washes. For each set of coverings sold, one covering is donated to a charity.

Scotch & Soda Reusable face mask

Scotch & Soda Reusable Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £9.95
Composition: 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane
Machine washable: Yes
Lined : Yes
Reasons to buy
+20% off gross sales go to The Hunger Project+Comes with it's own pouch
Reasons to avoid
-No cons!

Features a replaceable nano-filter that should be removed after each use. The mask is made from breathable, double layered quality cotton and has a metal nose wire that secures the mask comfortably. 20% of gross sales from this mask go to The Hunger Project. The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger.

Saint James Set of 2 reusable masks in striped cotton

Saint James Set of 2 Reusable Masks in Striped Cotton

Specifications
Price: £40 for 2
Composition: 100% cotton
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Super soft fabric+Classic stripe print
Reasons to avoid
-High end price tag

Crafted in the same cotton as the classic Saint James Breton tops, this set of 2 reusable masks have been approved by the French DGA homologation as catégory 1 Masks. Made from 100% jersey cotton they are extremely soft on your skin.

Marc Cain Floral cotton mask

Marc Cain Floral Cotton Mask

Specifications
Price: £25
Composition: Outer: 94% cotton, 6% elastane, lining: 95% cotton, 5% elastane
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Pretty prints +Good shape
Reasons to avoid
-High price tag

Available in different designs, Marc Cain's bright and colourful masks are some of the prettiest available.

New York cloth face mask

The Cool Face Mask New York White

Specifications
Price: £13.99 for 2
Composition: 96% Polyamide, 4% Elastane
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Purse friendly price+Letter-box sized packaging
Reasons to avoid
-Straps not adjustable

The Cool Face Mask These masks are made of an antimicrobial fibre and treated to be water repellent, breathable and odor-blocking. Machine washable up to 30 times.

Newt London Zesty print reversible face mask

Newt London Zesty Print Reversible Face Mask

Specifications
Price: £15
Composition: Not specified by brand
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Inner and outer fabric layers made from recycled plastic bottles+Reversible design
Reasons to avoid
-No cons!

If you're looking for something unique and colourful then head to Newt. This sustainable and reusable facemask and has two layers of fabric made from recycled waste plastic bottles.

Plümo Organic linen mask

Plümo Organic Linen Mask

Specifications
Price: £10
Composition: 100% linen
Machine washable: Yes
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Can be washed at high temperatures+Supporting NHS staff
Reasons to avoid
-No cons for us!

Handmade from four layers of organic linen, a fabric that has naturally antibacterial properties, Plümo's masks have elasticated ear loops and come in 4 colours. For every mask sold, Plümo is donating to Masks for NHS Heroes.

Casetify Reusable cloth mask

Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask

Specifications
Price: £12
Composition: Not specified by brand
Machine washable: Not specified by brand
Lined: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Option to use with added filters +Surgical masks donated for every mask sold
Reasons to avoid
-Can come up a little big

CASETiFY has donated 35,000 masks to Direct Relief, and will continue to donate a surgical mask for every mask sold. The reusable face masks are with breathable cotton materials, washable, and fitted with a filter to help fight the spread.

Edeline Lee Pack of 3 Spunbond Polypropylene Barrier Masks

Edeline Lee Spunbond Polypropylene Barrier Masks

Specifications
Price: £40 for 3
Composition: 100% Nonwoven Spunbond Polypropylene
Machine washable: No
Lined: No
Reasons to buy
+Bendable nose wire makes for a comfortable fit+All proceeds go to the Non Profit Mask-Making Project
Reasons to avoid
-Only last for around 10 washes

All proceeds of these masks will help the Non Profit Mask-Making Project keep working to make and donate barrier masks to frontline workers. These masks are being stitched by volunteer sewers. So far they have stitched 14,150. The end goal is 20,000 masks being donated.