Face cover made from copper-integrated fabric for reusable protection that’s kind to your skin.
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Copper-integrated fabric, tested on Human Coronavirus 229E, Destroys 97.5% of the Virus within 30 minutes
88% Nylon, 12% Elastane
Made in China
The antiviral efficacy of IM ViroBac fabric has been confirmed through tests performed by an independent EPA and FDA regulated laboratory.
Machine washable and reusable, the IM ViroBac face cover offers a more eco-friendly solution than disposable alternatives. It’s also super comfy and made from our signature four way stretch nylon and elastane.
Studies suggest that copper has a wide range of benefits for your skin. Some of these include improved circulation, skin elasticity, reduced wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, photo-damage and acne.
Copper is naturally antimicrobial and is the only metal with antimicrobial properties to be registered by the American Environmental Protection Agency. Studies in hospital wards have found huge reductions in live bacteria on regularly touched surfaces that use copper alloys.
Wash tests on the fabric indicate negligible loss of copper ions after 50 washes.
IM ViroBac is a unique copper-integrated fabric, developed to reduce microbial threats on touch surfaces. The antiviral efficacy of IM ViroBac fabric has been confirmed through tests performed by an independent EPA and FDA regulated laboratory.
The secret ingredient in the IM ViroBac fabric is its copper-integration. Copper is effective against microbes because it releases positively charged ions that act very quickly to destroy both DNA and RNA. The scientists who looked at copper’s defenses against the coronavirus 229E discovered that after exposure to copper some of the virus particles were smaller, less rigid and folded up on themselves.*
*Warnes, S.L., Little Z.R., Keevil, C.W. Human Coronavirus 229E Remains Infectious on Common Touch Surface Materials, MBio, 2015 Nov-Dec; 6(6): e01697-15
My face is very sensitive, I have to be really careful with my face creams too. Conventional masks were irritating me, as I had to wear them for 8 hours straight. IM's copper mask was so gentle, and soft, I had no reaction to it at all. It felt nice not to want to scratch my face off every minute.
The IM ViroBac face cover offers a more eco-friendly solution than disposable alternatives. But there’s more, we’ve used our unique copper-integrated fabric to create the ultimate in reusable face covers — hygienic, comfortable, and kind to your skin.
Copper has been proven to have both antiviral and antibacterial properties and is the only metal with antimicrobial properties to be registered by the American Environmental Protection Agency. Studies also suggest that copper has a wide range of benefits for your skin.
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The IM ViroBac Face Cover on its own is not a medically graded Face Cover nor a Personal Protective Equipment, instead it can help prevent the spread of viruses and germs via droplet transmission. This Face cover is not a filtration product. The face cover is comfortable, washable and reusable.
The face cover can be laundered at home using hot water and regular home detergent, or by your commercial laundry service provider, in an open pocket washer/extractor. Do not launder in commercial tunnel washers. Do not use any fabric softeners. Do not use chlorine bleach as it may degrade the fabric over time.
The adjustable straps allow the face covers to be a one size fits all model. We understand that it’s not always easy to get sizing right when you’ve not tried on the apparel in person. If your face cover does not fit, you can exchange or return it within 30 days.