The strength of Ag + ions

When wearing the Dermagate™ face mask, the body fluids of the person wearing it remain trapped in the mask and produce a moist environment which activates the antimicrobial properties of the mask. Moisture is essential to allow the Ag + ions to be released from the pure silver embedded in the mask tissue and to attack microbes.

In the event that the person who wears it is infected, pathogens – viruses cannot remain infectious because they are neutralized by Ag + ions.
The mask then represents a barrier helping to reduce transmission.

In the event that the person is not infected, the Dermagate ™ mask blocks the contaminated fluids of infectious people who are in their immediate environment. Contaminated fluids that come into contact with the mask activate Ag + ions which neutralize biological contaminants thus reducing the risk of transmission.

In addition, the parts of the face on which the mask rests are exposed to Ag + ions, reducing the risk of spreading by contact with the hands.

All viruses can only reproduce in living cells. Viruses need to integrate into the genome of their host cells and use a special enzyme called Transcriptase Reverse which they have in their capsids.

Ag + ions prevent retrovirus viruses from remaining infectious by attacking, among other things, their envelopes and enzymes, including Reverse Transcriptase. They are then neutralized.
When worn, the Dermagate pure silver mask continuously releases Ag + ions to form an active barrier neutralizing pathogens in contact with the tissue from which it is made.

Continuously released Ag + ions neutralizing pathogens (such as viruses, bacteria and fungal agents) represent this unique feature that distinguishes the Dermagate ™ pure silver mask.

The transmission of infectious viral particles is inhibited in 2 ways by this unique mask:

Physical Barrier

The mask creates a physical barrier between the user’s mouth and nose, protecting against the biological pathogens in the immediate environment.

Chemical Barrier

The silver ions in the fabric of the Dermagate™ mask act to effectively neutralize germs in contact with the silver ion.

Amplified Activation

The activity of the silver ions is continuous. The humidity from the user’s breath further enhances the activity of the silver ions and the antimicrobial properties of the mask.

In addition, the parts of the face on which the mask rests are exposed to Ag + ions, reducing the risk of spreading by contact with the hands.

The special features of the Dermagate™ mask

  • Molds to the shape of the face.
  • One size.
  • Made in Quebec.
  • Resistant.
  • Washable.
  • Reusable.The antimicrobial properties remain up to 60 washes. Note that beyond this, it is reduced.


Dermagate™ masks differ from N95 masks and surgical masks and do not carry the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seal of approval. Wearing a Dermagate™ mask does not in any way guarantee the non-spread of any virus, bacteria or any other disease.

We would like to remind you that the first protective measures to follow are the directives of the Public Health of your region (local health authorities). The use of the mask is a complementary measure.