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Nose-only mask trend got the internet buzzing

We’ve been wearing face masks for about two years now and since the start of the pandemic, we’ve gone through several iterations of face masks, from DIY ones to high-tech ones like Razer’s air purifier mask.

And now, there’s a mask trend.

Sold on South Korean e-commerce website Coupang, the Kosk, a portmanteau of the Korean word for nose, ko, and mask, is a mask that can be folded upwards to cover the nose when one eats. 

The logic behind it is to help people keep their noses covered while eating or drinking indoors rather than going maskless.

While the Kosk appears to have gone on sale as early as last November, it has recently gained traction on social media and made international headlines. 

The Kosk is currently available at a promotional price of 9,800 won (S$10.99) for a box of 10. 

Given that it’s been drummed into us to keep both nose and mouth covered while masked up, it’s no surprise that many netizens expressed their skepticism. 


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