Face masks have become a part of daily attire and we think you should know the best places to shop for face masks in Hong Kong.
We don’t need to mention how much the pandemic has changed our lives. From staying in quarantine, to losing loved ones from afar, to heightened racism in recent times, life as we know it will never be the same. Face masks have in no doubt become part of the new normal – how often did you rush back inside the house because you forgot your mask (like you’re Batman or something)? We have compiled the ultimate list of places to shop for face coverings and face masks in Hong Kong, ranging from standard to stylish.
The responsible and reusable masks
Marrying safety and day-long comfort, Enro masks have the highest-grade PM0.1 filtration which is equivalent to Level 2 surgical masks. The high quality filtration is well-maintained even after 100 washes! They come in six sizes – ranging from kids to adults – for the best fit possible so you won’t need to tie knots to make the masks fit your face.
These eco-friendly masks come in bold and vivid designs with over 70 colours and prints to match any outfit, mood, and style. Be it the solid colours, floral patterns, or camo, Enro perfectly balances chic style with comfort, all the while maintaining the safety standard.
Shop Enro online and enjoy free shipping to Hong Kong for orders of 3 masks or more.
Though they predominantly sell men’s clothes, we think Determinant’s DET3 face masks deserve a shoutout. They sell subtle and classy colours – we’re saying burgundy, navy blue, and black, with adjustable straps (very thoughtful and useful). Selling two masks for $65, each mask can be washed and reused for up to 30 times. We’ve tried and tested these – they’re breathable and fit like a glove.
Shop Determinant masks online.
3. Bamboa Home
We need to talk about two things – the material and the colours of these face masks. Produced using 100% organic bamboo fibres in three layers, the masks are breathable, cooling, durable, and biodegradable. The colours come in pastel pink, mint, sky blue, white, and darker tones. Adult masks cost $130 while kids’ ones cost $110.
Bamboa Home, S304, Tower A, 35 Aberdeen Street, PMQ, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2291 0285
4. Margareth Handmade
These fabric masks are made with love and it’s evident in the quality. The designs are unique and add a pop of colour to your everyday look. Adult masks cost $50 and the kids’ ones cost $45, and there are four different sizes for you to choose from. Coming alongside a mask pouch, the face masks can be washed and reused as long as the fabric is not damaged. We’ve tried and tested Margareth Handmade and we absolutely love their products!
Find out more about Margareth Handmade.
Imitation denim, cactus prints, and flamingo prints? Count us in. The cotton face masks were soaked and washed in high temperature for added softness. It comes with a middle pocket for adding a filter, too. A reusable mask goes from $118, and a filter can be purchased separately for $10.
Shop Saupei online.
The safe and standard surgical masks
Specialising in 3D medical masks that come in three different sizes, Banitore manufactures disposable masks that are comfortable and come with a good fit – you won’t have to tie loops and knots around your ears! These locally produced masks cost $85 for 20 masks, each individually packed inside. We’ve tried and tested Banitore, too: the masks are soft and you definitely don’t have to worry about your mask straps snapping.
Shop Banitore online, or find their products in retailers and local pharmacies across Hong Kong.
If you don’t want to go for the usual blue or white surgical masks, Maskology produces cute and quirky ones with animals (they had us with their corgi ones!), or plain ones in varying colours. In addition, Maskology regularly collaborates with other local brands to release one-of-a-kind face masks. Don’t miss out on their seasonal offerings!
Aside from producing masks, Medicom sells a variety of medical supplies such as gloves, robes, disinfectants, and wound care. Being one of the leading surgical mask producers, there was a time when their masks would run out in a jiffy at pharmacies in Hong Kong. They have different series of face masks including Premier, Master, and SoftMask.
Shop Medicom online, or find their products in retailers and local pharmacies across Hong Kong.
Why have a box full of masks of the same colour when you can have six colours? With sizes available for kids and adults, they sell a box of 30 colourful masks for $79. They’ve also done a crossover with HALO My SOUL and SPCA calling it “Love, Peace and Unity” that features cute illustrations of a poodle.
Shop ProCare online.
10. HKTV Mall
Are you a Hongkonger if you haven’t ordered something from HKTV Mall, yet? On a serious note, they sell 3-ply surgical masks costing around $88 for a box containing 30. They’ve also collaborated with Sanrio to bring the public cute masks featuring local faves Gudetama, My Melody, and Ahirunopekkle.
Shop HKTV Mall masks online.
The flamboyant and fashionable masks
You’ll often see some of Hong Kong’s biggest influencers sporting the face masks from Kaze. This is how you’d know about craze over Kaze – the ergonomic shape ensures extra comfort and the vibrant colours ensure extra attention your way. The face masks have adjustable straps (really, this is much needed!) and each box contains ten pieces, selling from $210 per box.
Shop Kaze online.
Of course, we had to include Masklab on this list to help you stay on top of the mask game. Their out-of-the-ordinary designs and styles cannot go unnoticed. You can opt for their surgical mask series or the KF series (Korean style) – either way you’re in for some floral and camouflage patterns. Each pack consists of ten face masks and they cost around $40 (the limited-edition ones might cost extra, though).
Shop Masklab online, or head to their branches across Hong Kong.
13. Miss Modern Hong Kong
There’s something subtle about satin, but it instantly adds sass to any outfit. The 3D shape, in fact, means less make-up smudging (who knew?). The outer layer is made of silk satin, the middle layer is a synthetic fibre, and the inner layer is made of Spanish silk. What’s more, Miss Modern’s face coverings can be washed and reused for up to three months, and there’s a slot for an extra filter.
Shop Miss Modern Hong Kong online.
If you’re looking to go all out, then Delirio’s the one. These face coverings are made using 100% cotton with yellow AB crystal mesh mask, and are equipped with aluminium nose wire, filter pockets, and adjustable elastic bands. Wear this mask under light and you are your own disco ball! When lockdown is over (we’re so ready), this will be our go-to mask for night-outs. While there are also some in plain colours, you can always go for the flashy ones, or the Rainbow Candy, to go on a whole other level.
Shop Delirio online.
Hong Kong-based MaskOn is one of our absolute favourite brands when it comes to buying face masks, as its Mood Series features a spectrum of understated colours. Not only are these muted tones perfect for outfit-matching, but the range of colours are designed to be able to suit and express your mood of the day, as well. We’ve also tried and tested the products from MaskOn: they’re trendy, sturdy, and super comfortable – what’s not to love?
Final note: If you’re going for a reusable face mask, be sure to rinse thoroughly with warm tap water and wash using laundry detergent. Alternatively, you can soak your mask in bleach solution (make sure you dilute it before use) for about five minutes and then rinse using cold water.