Nowadays the masks are becoming more and more popular, but there are many types of materials, including latex and silicone, a lot of people do not realize that, so this ariticle will introduce the difference between silicone masks and latex masks!
Silicone masks are made from silicone rubber, which is durable, flexible, and lends itself to sculpting. All those qualities mean realistic masks that will stand up to many environments and that are comfortable to wear.
Our masks are designed to completely cover your head to transform you into someone (or something) else in a matter of seconds. Your full mask includes a “bib” section, or area of continued stylized silicone. The bib covers your neck and lays on your chest, shoulders, and back to enhance the illusion of transformation.
A foam latex prosthetic mask, also referred to as an appliance, is a mask made of latex that is whipped up to a frothy consistency, molded and cured in an oven. Once cured it makes a soft spongy piece that is intended to be adhered directly to your skin using cosmetic grade adhesive like spirit gum or prosthetic adhesive. Once in place the mask will move with your movements and will show your expressions. After makeup is applied the transformation is very natural and like no other mask you have ever used. This type of mask and makeup has been used in film, on stage and for performance art of all types for decades.
There are several distinct differences between silicone and latex rubbers, the primary difference being that latex is a natural product and silicone is man-made.
Silicone is a clear synthetic product that has undergone testing to ensure its safety, and it is generally more durable than latex. Silicone products retain their shape better than those composed of latex. Latex is a natural, beige-colored, water-based material that is softer, more flexible and more eco-friendly than silicone. Over time, latex may begin to break down and show signs of wear due to its natural composition, while silicone does not age. Latex may also cause allergic reactions for some users. Allergic reactions usually occur within 30 minutes of contact with a latex-based product and cause itching and redness of the skin.
Silicone has a higher heat resistance than latex, which may be an important factor to consider when deciding between a latex and silicone sealant. Latex products may contain small, non-hazardous amounts of nitrosamines, which are known carcinogens. Latex materials are highly porous and tend to harbor more bacteria than silicone-based products. Neither silicone nor latex contains BPAs.
Above is the difference between silicone masks and latex masks, hope it will help you guys.