As the Delta variant spreads, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not, it is still important to take extra precautions. The Delta strain is said to be more contagious and possibly deadlier. The new threat first appeared in India but has already spread    in other parts of the globe.

Since there is still little knowledge about the new strain, wearing masks, whether required by your local government or not, is still ideal. Here are 18 of the best face masks for COVID-19 protection for adults and kids.

MASKS FOR ADULTS

1. Protective Face Mask With PM 2.5 Filter Brave New Look Protective Face Mask With PM 2 Photo: bravenewlook.com

This protective mask from Brave New Look has a PM 2.5 filter that protects you from small particles floating in the air. This is one of the best reusable face masks as it is machine washable making it perfect for everyday use. You can replace the filters from their built-in pockets with a fresh sheet or better filters available. There are several designs to choose from to match your different outfits.

2. FDA Emergency Use Authorized KN95 Masks (Pack Of 10) Brave New Look FDA Emergency Use Authorized KN95 Masks (Pack Of 10) Photo: bravenewlook.com

The KN95 provides at least a 95% filtration level for particles that are 0.3 microns in size. This is intended for general use and not recommended for use by medical practitioners. It has better protection than most cloth masks. The adjustable nose piece and elastic earloops ensure a snug fit on most face shapes and avoid air leakage.

3. FDA Emergency Use Authorized N95 Respirator - Blue (Pack Of 20) Brave New Look FDA Emergency Use Authorized N95 Respirator - Blue (Pack Of 20) Photo: bravenewlook.com

The N95 respirator protects you against non-oil particulates and is authorized by the FDA for emergency use. No more foggy eyewear with the soft-padded nose seal and adjustable metal nose clip. Protective and stylish, it comes in a bright blue color that makes you stand out from the crowd. 

4. N95 Mask (Pack Of 20) Brave New Look N95 Mask (Pack Of 20) Photo: bravenewlook.com

This N95 mask effectively blocks airborne contaminants, especially non-oil particulates. This mask sports a dome-shaped front that protects your features perfectly. Save 40% when you buy a pack of 20 or up to 55% off when you buy in hundreds. 

5. BIOSHIELD PRO G95 BIOSHIELD PRO Photo: g95.com

Bioshield Pro was made to be used for exercising. It provides superior breathability and comfort for extended wear. The hands-free strap provides a secure fit that won’t budge in rigorous activities. It features a G95 filtration technology that provides excellent protection.

6. BIOSHIELD 2 G95 BIOSHIELD 2 Photo: g95.com

The Bioshield 2 has a more structured fit, designed for long hours of everyday use. Better than most cloth masks, it has a nose wire that molds perfectly onto the contours of your face. 

7. Antimicrobial Unisex Face Mask (2-pack), Filter Pocket, Animal Grey Ghluv Antimicrobial Unisex Face Mask (2-pack), Filter Pocket, Animal Grey Photo: ghluv.com

Equipped with Antimicrobial HeiQ V-block, Ghluv masks make use of revolutionary Swiss technology. They have integrated antimicrobial properties into textile, inhibiting microbial growth to minimize bad odor. It comes in different designs so you can be safe and fashionable at the same time.

8. Antimicrobial Unisex Neck Loop Face Mask (2-pack), Navy Ghluv Antimicrobial Unisex Neck Loop Face Mask (2-pack), Navy Photo: ghluv.com

If you’re one of those people who get painful marks behind the ears from using masks for too long, this neck loop face mask is for you. Instead of earloops, it has a neck strap that ensures comfort throughout the day. Additionally, it is made of Smart Temp Cooling Yarn so you won’t feel uncomfortable with the cloth surrounding your face and neck. 

9. Cone-shaped Ear Loop 100% Cotton Washable Face Cover 3xPack (Grey Stripe) Sew Cal Masks Cone-shaped Ear Loop 100% Cotton Washable Face Cover 3xPack (Grey Stripe) Photo: sewcalmasks.com

This cone-shaped face mask follows the general anatomy of the face to make room for your nose. This means there’s more room for you to breathe comfortably. The three-layer cotton design involves lightweight fabric that is washer-friendly for easier reuse. 

10. Flat Ear Loop Face Mask MADE IN USA (Black) Sew Cal Masks Flat Ear Loop Face Mask MADE IN USA (Black) Photo: sewcalmasks.com

The flat ear loop face mask does not have pockets for filters. However, it is still great for everyday use. If you want more protection, easily double up with a disposable mask inside and use this as an extra layer with gorgeous colors to choose from.

11. Safe Guard PRO Adjustable Face Mask with Filter Pocket MADE IN USA (White) Sew Cal Masks Safe Guard PRO Adjustable Face Mask with Filter Pocket MADE IN USA (White) Photo: sewcalmasks.com

Sew Cal Masks offers a more superior type of mask with their Safe Guard PRO masks that have a moisture-wicking and breathable outer layer that is treated with Safeguard antimicrobial silver and gold technology that not only inhibits bacterial growth but also fabric deterioration.

12. "Vaccinated" Novelty Safe Guard PRO Adjustable Face Mask with Filter Pocket MADE IN USA Sew Cal Masks "Vaccinated" Novelty Safe Guard PRO Adjustable Face Mask with Filter Pocket MADE IN USA Photo: sewcalmasks.com

Even if you’re vaccinated, it is still important to stay cautious. Wear this Vaccinated Safe Guard PRO mask to promote vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus so we can have a safer world to move in. Aside from the protection that wearing masks provides, this mask is also treated with Silvadur antimicrobial finished technology for an additional line of defense. 

MASKS FOR KIDS

1. KN95 Kids (Pack Of 20) Brave New Look KN95 Kids (Pack Of 20) Photo: bravenewlook.com

One of the best disposable face masks for kids is the KN95 mask that was designed for smaller faces. Protect your kids with more than 95% efficiency and a 5-layer filtration system that includes two premium quality melt-blown layers. 

2. Little Animals Printed Kids Mask Brave New Look Little Animals Printed Kids Mask Photo: bravenewlook.com

Get one of these Little Animals Kids Mask to encourage your kids to wear their masks. It has a pocket for disposable PM 2.5 filters. It's also important to follow protocols implemented by the CDC for maximum protection from the virus. 

3. Artist Hall Of Fame Printed Mask Pack Brave New Look Artist Hall Of Fame Printed Mask Pack Photo: bravenewlook.com

Another fun line of designs to choose from is Brave New Look's Artist Hall of Fame printed masks that feature the work of great artists like Van Gogh. Show your love for art with these masks and encourage your kids to explore the artist in them too. 

4. Plant Based Printed Kids Mask Brave New Look Plant Based Printed Kids Mask Photo: bravenewlook.com

For younger kids, these Plant Based Printed Kids Masks have very cute unisex designs that will make them look even more adorable with a mask on! Made from 100% polyester, it is safe to put this in the washer with medium-low heat to avoid shrinkage then use line drying after washing. 

5. Youth Antimicrobial Unisex Face Mask (2-pack), Green Camo
Ghluv Youth Antimicrobial Unisex Face Mask (2-pack), Green Camo Photo: ghluv.com

Ghluv also offers face masks for kids! They come in nice unisex designs that your kid can choose from. It has an Antimicrobial HeiQ V-block that wards off microbes and other harmful particles. On top of that, the Smart Temp Cooling Yarn allows your kids to keep enjoying their active lifestyles without discomfort. 

6. Youth Antimicrobial Unisex Neck Loop Face Mask (2-pack), Grey Ghluv Youth Antimicrobial Unisex Neck Loop Face Mask (2-pack), Grey Photo: ghluv.com

The Ghluv masks for youth also come in their Neck Loop variant for a more secure fit, especially for young ones who tend to run around and have an increased risk when their masks fall off. Ghluv masks are eco-friendly, reusable and affordably priced.