- Capable of removing most kinds of contaminants
- Does not cause drips to save water effectively
- Fitted with vitamin C filter to improve hair and skin
Invigorated Water Vitamin C Shower Head Water Filter Review
The Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE is a Vitamin C shower head filter equipped with a robust water treatment process that does more than just purify and soften the shower water. It’s a product of Invigorated Water, an Australian-based company that produces a wide range of water filter systems for homes, including countertop filters, faucet filters, shower filters, bottle filters, and pitcher filters.
The Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE is one of the few filtered shower heads they offer, and it’s quite different from the regular shower head filters available in the market. It seems to beat the competition in nearly every characteristic that matters. For instance, it has a more powerful filtering system that’s able to remove not only chlorine and chloramines but also fluoride, heavy metals, and other contaminants.
It’s also able to increase the water alkalinity (up to a pH level of 10) as well as its negative ORP, thereby giving it anti-oxidant properties, which is quite beneficial to the body and its fluids. This filtered shower head is also able to soften hard water and equally retain and add beneficial minerals into the water. It uses a unique blend of natural mineral stones and other materials to do all these – it’s an all-natural process with no chemicals involved.
The other thing that makes it stand out is that it actually improves the water pressure and cuts down the water wastage by about 35%.
Many users seem really pleased with its overall performance, with most reporting noticing a significant improvement in the quality of their shower water as well as their skin, hair, and body after using the showerhead for only a short while. We resorted to taking a deeper look at it to see how it works and what makes it special, and so here is our in-depth review to give you more insight.
The Filtration Process
The Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE utilizes a custom multi-stage filtration process that consists of a powerful Vitamin C filter block that sits right in the showerhead and a mineral ball blend placed in a compartment that makes up the showerhead handle. The mineral ball blend comprises natural zeolite stone balls, maifan stones, and negative ion and tourmaline balls.
With this multiple filtration media, the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE offers such an effective water treatment solution that not only removes several different harmful pollutants found in municipal water but also has some added benefits like raising the pH level and adding beneficial minerals as well as ionizing and softening the water.
Zeolite, which is part of the mineral ball blend, is a 100% natural crystal that effectively removes a large percentage of the heavy metals present in the water. It’s able to remove lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, tin, chromium, aluminum, and even manganese, while at the same allowing healthy minerals like calcium, zinc, and magnesium to remain. It as well removes some chlorine, chloramine, and fluoride.
The maifan stones, which equally make up the mineral ball blend, remineralize the water further by adding trace amounts of healthy minerals, including calcium, magnesium, zinc, lithium, iodine, and selenium.
The negative ion and tourmaline balls increase the pH of the water while ionizing and softening it as it passes through them. They raise the water’s pH level to 10, thereby bringing it to a much healthier alkaline state.
They equally increase its negative ORP, which, combined with the high pH, gives the water high anti-oxidant properties – these properties are associated with cellular health and anti-aging. They enable the water to donate extra electrons, which neutralize harmful effects of the free radicals present in the body, thereby improving cell hydration and regeneration and enabling the water to hydrate the skin properly.
From the mineral ball blend, the water passes through the Vitamin C filter, which is a yellow block that sits right in the showerhead itself. It’s made up of 100% ascorbic acid (non-corn-based and non-GMO), organic lemon peel (which gives it the yellow color and scent), and organic lemon essential oil.
Vitamin C effectively clears out 100% of chlorine and chloramines present in the water. Furthermore, Vitamin C, which is ascorbic acid, when mixed with the alkaline water, creates calcium ascorbate (a combination of calcium and the ascorbic acid) – the calcium buffers the acid hence preventing it from hindering the alkalinity of the water.
Overall, this multi-stage water treatment system of the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE is effective and does more than its competitors. Many users reported that the water is really softened, and they could feel the difference on their skin – the sensation of the softened water is very noticeable, and the skin is no longer flakey. There are no scum build-up/lime droplets on the shower walls either.
Users also reported that they noticed a significant improvement in their skin and hair right from the first use – the skin is no longer tight, and that feeling of extreme dryness, mainly on the face, is no more either. After showering, the water leaves the skin, hair, and scalp feeling soft, smoother, and just overall better – no need for a cream to moisturize it. Plus, the water is great for all skin types.
The natural lemon oil included in the Vitamin C block is rich in antioxidants that equally help detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. Moreover, the sweet citrus scent/fragrance given off by the lemon peel in the Vitamin C block is very pleasant.
It gets rid of any foul bathroom odor. Also, together with the essential lemon oil, it provides a soothing aromatherapy effect that helps invigorate your senses, reduces stress, and improves your mood and sleep quality. The scent itself isn’t too strong – it’s just a slight fresh lemon scent, so it won’t interfere with the fragrance of your body wash or the soap you are using.
Using the Shower Filter
The Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE reduces is so simple to use. Like many other filtered showerheads, it can be used in a stationary position or as a handheld shower. Invigorated Water provides a cradle where you place it and use it as a regular fixed showerhead. The showerhead itself is slightly long such that it increases the headroom by at least 7 inches, providing enough room for tall people.
You can remove it from the cradle and use it as a handheld showerhead, and the hose is sufficiently long to allow you to bring the spray closer to your body or where you want it, making it easy for bathing children and pets or for seated showers. You can adjust the hose to various angles and heights too, hence you can use it to clean tubs and shower stalls.
The water pressure is powerful yet pleasant. In fact, users reported that their water pressure increased after installing the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE compared to their old showerhead.
The faceplate has about 180 tiny laser-cut holes that are cone-shaped – they narrow towards the surface of the plate, which makes them five times smaller than the holes on faceplates of ordinary showerheads. These holes force water through, thereby creating a powerful pressure when showering – they increase the pressure by around 200 percent, so even with a weak feed-water pressure, you still get a strong spray when showering.
The high pressure also helps enhance the unit’s efficiency as all the water from the holes gets directed where needed. There are no drippings around the faceplate while the shower is on, which means you get to conserve water – it uses around 35% less water than traditional showerheads.
Unfortunately, you can’t adjust the spray. You only have one spray option, which is a full spray. However, the manufacturer has included a stop/start button right on the handle. It doesn’t really give you control of the water pressure, but it’s still a convenient little feature, especially when using the showerhead in the handheld position.
It allows you to easily shut off the spray right from the showerhead when you need to put your conditioner or do something else that requires you to stop the water flow temporarily – you don’t have to reach all the way to the shower fixture shut-off valve on the wall to turn on/off the shower.
Several users complained that the water pressure/spray is too heavy that the jets can become unpleasant or even painful like you are showering under a constant jet of needles, while others claimed that it’s too strong such that it causes the shower curtain to flap around.
Some also reported that the tiny holes tend not to work properly when you have very hard water. The tiny pieces of limestone that manage to pass through the other filters end up blocking the micro holes, causing water to stagnate inside the showerhead, which in turn causes the water jets to become sharp and unpleasant.
While these issues might not be that widespread, they are worth noting if you consider getting the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE filtered showerhead. Overall though, most users found the spray pleasant, soft, but sufficiently powerful to wash your hair and entire body without ending up with red skin afterward.
Installing this showerhead is pretty simple as it’s designed to replace your current stationary or handheld showerhead. No tools are required, and it fits most standard shower connections – the end of the handle has a standard fitting that can screw into any standard shower hose so that you can use your existing shower hose or the brand new one provided together with the unit.
The package comes with everything you need to complete the installation, including the wall bracket. To install the unit, you simply shut off the faucet and then unscrew the old showerhead. Once you’ve detached it from the shower arm, you screw in the provided Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE bracket and then attach the new or existing hose to it.
From there, the next step is to attach the other end of the hose to the handle of the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE showerhead – you have to ensure that you set the rubber gasket ring at the end of the hose before screwing it into the end of the new showerhead’s handle. When everything is set up, you just turn on the faucet and inspect the entire unit to make sure there are no leaks around the connection points and the showerhead itself.
The whole installation process can be easily done in less than 5 minutes, and you can even set up the unit in an RV if it uses a ½ inch hose. There’s a clear plastic tab right on the back of the Vitamin C block with the word “OPEN” written in red on it – you have to ensure you remove it in order to open a small hole where water will flow through and activate the Vitamin C block.
There were no cases of leaks but should it h you can apply a Teflon tape over the thread at the end of the handle before reattaching the hose in order to prevent the leakage.
Invigorated Water provides everything in the package, including the showerhead with the handle, mounting bracket, hose, rubber gasket ring, four Vitamin C blocks, and mineral balls.
Maintaining the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE is just as easy as installing it because there isn’t much to do other than replacing the filters. The mineral ball blend requires changing every four months depending on your average water consumption and other factors such as how long the shower runs whenever it’s in use, the temp of the water, etc.
The Vitamin C block, on the other hand, can last for about a month or two. However, if you have very hard water, or if your water supply has very high chlorine levels, then the lifespan of the Vitamin C filter as well as the mineral ball blend might be shorter than stated. As mentioned above, though, Invigorated Water provides four Vitamin C blocks along with the unit, so you have enough supply to last you for four months.
There’s no filter life indicator or alarm to alert you when the filters require changing. Nonetheless, the manufacturer has tried to make things easier by utilizing clear filter compartments for the Vitamin C block and the mineral ball blend.
This design provides a convenient way of knowing when to change the filters, particularly the Vitamin C block because you get to see it as it gets depleted – its color fades from the bright yellow to an almost white color as it gets used up, so you’ll know for sure when it’s time to replace it.
Both compartments (in the handle for the mineral ball blend and the showerhead for the Vitamin C block) can be unscrewed to access and discard the used contents inside and refill with the new ones.
However, many had difficulty removing the faceplate to access the Vitamin C compartment to replace the block. It closes tightly hence requiring some force to open it (unscrew the tightening ring), which can easily break it in the process.
We found the design of the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE to be quite appealing. The clear design exposes the Vitamin C block in the showerhead and the mineral ball blend in the handle (a mixture of several stones). The bright yellow Vitamin C block and the different colors of the stones make the unit look really attractive. They even accentuate the sleek chrome finish of the hose, faceplate, and the tightening ring and knob around the handle area.
The build quality is relatively good too. The hose, mounting bracket, and several parts of the showerhead itself (faceplate and the tightening ring around the handle) are aluminum. The compartments for the filters are made of ABS plastic which is solid and of good quality.
Generally, the materials that constitute this Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE showerhead are strong and durable – nothing is likely to break or crack unless you hit or drop the unit hard on the floor.
The Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE is a versatile shower head filter, an ideal option for anyone looking for a Vitamin C filter that effectively removes all the chlorine and chloramines from the shower water. It’s also a great option for softening hard water and filtering water with a high amount of heavy metals like lead, arsenic, manganese, and mercury.
Beyond just filtering out contaminants, you can consider this Invigorated Water shower head filter if you want high alkaline water filled with healthy minerals and negative ions that are beneficial to the body and the skin. The fact that it also adds essential lemon oil and ascorbic acid into the shower water makes it suitable for those who want to improve the overall well-being of their skin and hair.
If your bathroom always has an unpleasant odor, this will be an ideal option for you as well because it releases a fresh lemon fragrance that’s not overwhelming but just enough to get rid of any foul bathroom smell.
In general, the Invigorated Water pH REJUVENATE ticks all the boxes in terms of performance, versatility, quality, and ease of use. It’s really one of the best and reliable shower head filters in the market.
Invigorated Water offers a 100% money-back guarantee and a one-year limited warranty in case of any manufacturing defects, accompanied by a prompt response from the service to customer satisfaction. The unit also comes in two sizes – this one which is a bit small, and a larger version of it. Both are the same, except for the size.
Things we like
- Capable of removing most kinds of contaminants
- Does not cause drips to save water effectively
- Fitted with vitamin C filter to improve hair and skin
- Both installation and maintenance is quite simple
- Offers clean water and pleasant smell through multi-stage filtration
- Backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee on defects
Things we don't like
- Only one spray option
- Tiny holes might get stuck if you have too hard water
Historical Price Chart
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