The Life Mask differs from conventional masks because it is designed to adhere closely to the face, instead of being worn loosely from the ears. With three layers – an inside-filer layer, an aquifer layer and an oxygen layer – it serves as an isolating agent to protect the respiratory organs, thus increasing the chances of escape in a fire. When necessary, the user can tear it down and stick it directly to the face. The cotton filter is designed with a zigzag shape. From a basic size, the mask can be stretched into different sizes to suit different face profiles. When attached to the face, the mask prevents exposure to high temperature and poisonous air and in this way, helps people escape a fire.