Recently we received a set of Respokare Active Protection Anti-Pollution Mask and Antiviral Face Mask for review. Face Masks are something that we usually take for granted. When we are sick, most of us do not even wear a mask to protect others from being infected. Even I do not even bother at times unless is very serious or I urgently need to go out for a business meeting. Even then I will take those normal surgical mask to wear out.
What is RespoKare
RespoKare is the Innonix brand for products that are designed to actively protect the respiratory system. Innonix Technologies Inc is headquartered in Hong Kong, with Marketing & Distribution teams based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, China, India and the US, alongside a R&D team which is based in the US and HK.
The Company developed & launched the world’s first US-FDA cleared Anti-Viral mask. The US-FDA created a new category for this product besides developing new testing protocols. The mask not only acts as a physical barrier between viruses & the wearer (like all masks in the market do), it also pulls the viruses into the interior of the mask and kills 99.99% of the viruses (tested against 18 different viruses including SARS, Avian Flu etc.) in 5 minutes. The mask also kills bacteria and fungi besides viruses.
More recently the company has launched its innovative Anti-Pollution Mask
To introduce the Active Protection Anti-Pollution Mask
This is a mask that protects against air pollution. If you look at the world’s statistics for air pollution. WHO states that more than 80 percent of people living in the urban areas are exposed to air qualities that exceed WHO limits. This means, we could be breathing in pollutants without even knowing it.
According to WHO, air pollution causes more than 7 million premature deaths each area and it is strongly linked to diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, acute asthma and other respiratory diseases.
With the Active Protection Anti-pollution Mask, it’s patented technology is able to filter over 98.5% of PM2.5 particles and neutralize harmful gases present in the air pollutants. Right now it is the only mask that can trap particulates and neutralize the toxic gases.
Those N95 masks or other various brands of masks can only do as much as trapping particles such as PM2.5 but it is not able to neutralize the harmful gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and others in the air. The cool thing about this mask, it comes with an anti-pollutant indicator which you can stick on anywhere on the mask. Colour indicator blue means minimal exposure to air pollutants and dark green means that the mask has been severely exposed to air pollution and it is time to change the mask.. SOS!! The indicator serves as a guide to indicate the end of life for the mask.
The technology behind this has been proven and accredited by Aspen Research Corporation in the States
The masks comes in 3 sizes and 1 of the size is a kid’s size which has a nice design. Woohoo to those families who has kids. Kids mask is suitable for kids between the age of 5 and 10 years.
To introduce the Antiviral Face Mask
On first look, it has no distinguishing factor between any other surgical mask. The colour and the design look very similar. The main difference is the technology built in the mask. This mask has a fast absorbent rate (less than 5 secs) for bacterial. It kills 99.99% of tested viruses/bacterial which include 18 strains of flu, Rhinovirus, Measles, MERS and SARS, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia and MRSA. For more details on the tested viruses/bacterial, please refer towww.respokare.com for the reports
The mask is made out of 4 layers material. The first layer is the outer layer which does the trapping and stops penetration of the bad stuff. The second layer is the anti-viral layer which kills viruses. The third layer is the non-active layer which filters all the remaining stuff that cannot be filtered and the inner layer which is considered the final line of defence. Imagine you are going to war and this final line of defence is the general whom you have to fight before you can declare victory.
So do I think this is good? Yes. Based on the specifications, it can do more than my N95 mask even. When hazy days start to hit Singapore, this will be my line of defence. The good thing about this mask is it fits well and I can still breathe properly even without any built-in ventilator.
I would bring it with me if I am travelling to countries such as China, India or even Turkey which has really high pollution indexes.
So where to buy the masks?
You can purchase it online at https://store.respokare.com/ or at the following retail stores in Singapore.
- GNC retail outlets
- Nishino Pharmacy
- Eu Yan Sang retail outlets
For more information about RespoKare, check out the following links
*This is a sponsored post but all reviews and opinions are entirely my own!