What I initially thought was an unfortunate event, ended up being a great new discovery for me. My shower filter died (I’ve had one for many years now) and as I was about to order another one, Brondell contacted me about testing out their VivaSpring! Between the modern look of it and the performance, I’ve found a new favorite. Plus, my readers will get a bonus shower filter cartridge when they use this link.
LOOK + FEEL
Before I get into the many benefits of the VivaSpring Shower Filter, let me first say that the actual filter cartridge of the VivaSpring is so small and it’s totally concealed, so all you see is a modern, sleek shower head. Plus, you only have to change the cartridge out every six months and it’s super inexpensive (get a bonus one for being my reader, see below).
Being a fan of really clean lines, I love the contemporary look of this shower head and the fact that the water is dispersed like one of those gentle rainfall showers in great hotels (don’t worry, the water pressure is not affected by the filter).
WHAT DOES IT REMOVE?
The big benefits? VivaSpring reduces contaminants like chlorine, lead, mercury, iron, copper and hydrogen sulfides. So, it’s not only beneficial for your skin and hair, but also for your health. How? The VivaSpring reduces the amount of chlorinated steam, which can be harmful to breathe (yep). After using a shower filter for a while, you’ll soon come to appreciate the lack of strong chlorine vapors in the air while you shower. VivaSpring also inhibits the growth of scale, algae, fungi, and bacteria (ugh).
I’ll admit it, I color my hair, and let me tell you, it ain’t cheap here in New York! One of the most noticeable (and immediate) benefits of having a shower filter, for me, was how it helped keep my color longer. My hairdresser is always impressed that my color lasts as long as it does and I’ve always said, “It’s because I filter my shower water.” When I have to stay in a hotel, I’ll immediately notice how straw-like and dull my hair is after washing without a filter and suffering the wrath of chlorine. So, if you have dry scalp or dry hair issues, your shower water is most likely contributing to your problem.
Toxic chemicals like chlorine strip the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and further irritating skin conditions like eczema. We all know that spending time in a chlorinated pool often leaves the skin (and eyes) dry and sometimes itchy. Showering with filtered water is like swimming in a salt water pool as opposed to a chlorinated one…skin is left clean and moisture is retained. Oh, and don’t forget that toxins in water can also be absorbed into the body and that’s a whole other health issue!
VivaSpring has generously offered my readers a bonus shower filter cartridge with their purchase (valued at $16.99). Use this link for the special deal. This bonus shower filter cartridge comes in addition to the one included with the purchase of the shower filter, so you’ll have two!
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