The power of UV-C technology

Neutralize up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on your face mask, phone and so much more* with our hand-held, go-anywhere, clean-anything portable sanitizer.

The Three Types of UV-C light: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C

UV light comes from the sun and emanates in three wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light is short-wavelength ultraviolet light that breaks down germ DNA, leaving it unable to function or reproduce . In other words, UV-C light is germicidal (UV-A and UV-B light are not). UV-C is even effective at neutralizing “superbugs” that have developed a resistance to antibiotics and other methods we currently use to combat them.

Due to UV-C light being harmful to our eyes, the Glouv case has safety mechanisms in place to ensure that it never turns on unless it is fully sealed. You will never see the UV-C light emanating within the Glouv case, all you will see is the glowing blue on/off indicator button that is designed to inform you when the device is currently sanitizing what's inside.

This technology is already present in hospitals to sanitize their facilities and keep them clean of germs. It's specially suited as a technology to combat our current crisis, outside and at home (with approved consumer technology).

Using your pocket to store you face mask – Ew!

When you wear your face mask, it's exposed to what's on your face, what's present in the environment, and everything on your hands and in your pocket. In that sort of environment, bacteria thrives and reproduces. UV-C light penetrates the cell and disrupts DNA, killing any pathogen that might be on your face mask.

While you can sanitize your face mask again and again, we do recommend getting a new face mask every once in a while, as there is no cure to wear and tear of normal use!

The best thing you can do for your face mask is to carry it inside your very own Glouv case. Your face mask, and your face, will thank you.

Check out the latest data on UV-C sanitization and your options for reusing your face mask

Susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to UV irradiation


UV Lights and Lamps: Ultraviolet-C Radiation, Disinfection, and Coronavirus


Inactivation of the coronavirus that induces severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV


A safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19, study shows


UV-C light is effective for killing COVID-19 on N95s, study demonstrates



*on exposed surfaces

*Design is still subject to change