Wearing face masks is now the minimum health standard as the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there are a growing number of face masks that are being introduced to the market, but one in particular stands out: Aerian Essentials.
Aerian Essentials recently launched its first product in the market. What sets this brand apart from the rest is its ground-breaking and patented technology that actively kills viruses upon contact. The microcidal effectiveness has been tested with over 650 viruses and bacteria species including the H3N2 virus, and other flu viruses.
More than just filtering
Most other masks filter and simply block particles, while Aerian’s protective wearables include a layer of nCamM™ nanosilver that kills viruses. nCamM™ nanosilver particles are extremely small, measuring 5 nanometers in size and smaller than the average virus. Each Aerian protective wearable has three (3) layers: an exterior layer that blocks particles, the nCamM™ middle layer that kills virus upon contact, and a protective inner layer that enhances the item’s longevity.
Singaporean Technology Meets Filipino Craftsmanship
The patented nanosilver fabric is the brainchild of Dr. Liu Hongjun, a chemist renowned worldwide for his work in the field of green technology, and PhD Chemistry holder from the National University of Singapore (NUS). An advocate for helping others, Dr Liu first began his work with nanosilver by purifying contaminated water into safe drinking water for disaster-stricken areas, and to date, has 20 highly-impacted published research papers and 31 international patents to his name.
A Fusion of Function and Style
Aerian Essentials is designed and developed by a team led by Mr. Albert Andrada who ensured a breathable, comfortable, and functional design for the brand’s first product. After producing prototypes, they now have a series of three (3) product lines: (a) Aerian Premium (b) Aerian Luxewear, and (c) Aerian Classic.
Aerian Essentials’ line of protective wearables kick off with three variants of design: Premium, Luxewear, and Classic. They are available in multiple colors, designs, and sizes.
Premium masks are for the everyday and designed to fit into any lifestyle with a variety of colors and sizes. For the fashion-forward, up the ante with Luxewear designed exclusively in limited quantities with Albert Andrada’s signature opulent colors and prints, while Classic masks incorporate indigenous prints from The Kandama Collective, empowering communities with livelihoods.
Creating a Lasting Impact
Just a few months ago in March, Miss Valerie Lim (Miss Universe Singapore 2011 and the current National Director of the Miss Universe Singapore organization), reached out to facilitate a donation of face masks through the Miss Universe Philippines organization, through its Creative Director, Jonas Gaffud.
“Valerie and I are really good friends and we go way back. When she reached out about the donation, it ultimately led to a deeper conversation about taking on the greater challenge of how to effect a long-term benefit. Aerian Essentials was, thus, born,” reveals Jonas.
Thus, after a donation of 2,000 face masks, the team took on the greater challenge of making the most essential item needed to flatten the curve, as well as prove livelihoods for workers displaced by the pandemic. “We need to innovate and strategize if we want to survive. This was a daunting project but we are constantly encouraged by positive feedback. We also know that our intentions are appreciated by our stakeholders, and this is what keeps us going.” he adds.
Aerian Essentials is poised to produce other protective wearables and is committed to creating products that will enable people to live in the new normal without the anxieties. It will be a part of our lifestyle for years to come. As the brand’s battle cry goes: LIVE BRAVELY.