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2.0 Carbon Shower Filter

$59.99

Best choice for advanced shower filtration. Targets chlorine, heavy metals, sediment, THM’s, and VOC’s. One of the only filters on the market certified to NSF/ANSI 177 & 372 standards. Great for hair, skin, and overall health. If living in an area with chloramine, consider combining the 2.0 carbon filter with the Vitamin C handheld filter to increase the chloramine filtration to over 50%.

Service life of carbon filter: 3 to 4 months

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How the AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter compares to other popular shower filters on the market

Introducing the AquaYouth 2.0 carbon shower filter

As we all know, water soluble minerals, heavy metals, chlorine, and other chemicals from unfiltered shower water can cause issues to your hair, skin, and health in a variety of ways.

And that is precisely the reason that the AquaYouth shower filter is your hair, skin, and health's best friend.

The AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter reduces harmful levels of chlorine, heavy metals, rust, sand, bacteria, and other sediments.

We are only one of eight shower filters in the world that have received NSF certifications. The AquaYouth filter technology is our commitment to provide better water for your shower. We believe that everyone should have access to clean & pure shower water. Using a dual PP filter, activated carbon, and DOLKI anti-bacterial balls, our shower filter tested to reduce more contaminants than any other brand.

Key features

  • Certified & trusted performance:
    In an industry saturated with unvalidated and exaggerated performance claims, you can rest assured knowing that AquaYouth has invested in third party testing and certification by the water filtration industry's leading authorities, NSF International, in order to prove our performance.
  • Powerful multi-stage water filtration:
    Very effectively targets chlorine, heavy metals, rust, sand, bacteria, and other sediments for superior water purification.
  • Superior design:
    AquaYouth's modern, sleek, and durable design is built to last and will improve the aesthetic of any shower. The design also makes for easy filter replacements.
  • Quick & easy installation
    Attaches to your existing shower configuration in just minutes with no special tools required.

Reduction of contaminants below

Below are some of the most common contaminants found in unfiltered tap water. Each item below has been thoroughly tested against the AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter by third parties.

Reduction Of Chlorine

0%
99 %

Reduction Of Lead

0%
63 %

Reduction Of Iron

0%
100 %

Reduction Of Copper

0%
33 %

Reduction Of Mercury

0%
100 %

Reduction Of Bacterial Growth

0%
99 %

IMPORTANT: Read This Before You Order

We want everyone who orders to understand exactly what our product can and cannot do, so you know what to expect.

1. This shower filter is not designed to reduce the TDS (total dissolved solids). Many water amateurs and companies that want to promote water filters use TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) as the key water quality testing method. The reason is that it’s very easy and cheap to measure. The problem is that this is not a good measure of water quality.

TDS meters measure the conductivity of the water, which can help identify salts and other minerals. However, chlorine, iron, mercury, chloramine, herbicides, pesticides, VOC's, etc, do not impact the conductivity of the water, so they would not be picked up by a TDS meter.

In other words, TDS meters cannot detect toxic & harmful chemicals in water, therefore they should not be relied on to measure water quality.

NO SHOWER FILTER WILL REMOVE THE TDS

2. This shower filter cannot completely remove Chloramine. 

Some of our customers have received their filters and are eager to perform a chlorine test not realizing that they are living in an area that puts chloramine in the water and they get surprised and leave us negative reviews when it appears like all the chlorine hasn't been filtered from their water. Well, if this happens to you, it's chloramine and not chlorine. Different water municipalities in the United States treat their water with different chemicals. Chlorine is the most popular chemical being used to disinfect water with chloramine being the second most popular. Roughly 70% of the United States uses chlorine and 30% are using chloramine.

The AquaYouth 2.0 carbon shower filter can reduce chloramine levels, but it can't reduce them as effectively as it does for chlorine. The reason for this is because chloramine (chlorine + ammmonia) is much more stable of a chemical than chlorine. The carbon filter would need to have the water flowing more slowly through it to more effectively filter chloramine, but in a shower, the water is flowing rather quickly, not giving the activated carbon enough time to breakdown the chloramine effectively. 

Now for those of you who do have chloramines in your water rather than chlorine, no need to be discouraged, because there is a solution. Our Vitamin C shower head filter is capable of removing chloramine more efficiently than our carbon filter and can be purchased and used separately or can be used with the AquaYouth 2.0 carbon filter for maximum filtration. Then you would get the benefits from the carbon filter + the added chloramine filtration from the Vitamin C filter. The choice is yours.

In general, activated carbon filters are capable of removing or reducing over 100 different chemicals. According to the EPA, activated carbon is the only filtering material that removes all 12 identified herbicides and 14 pesticides, along with all 32 identified organic contaminants.

FAQ's

This shower filter tested as below and each reduction rate was tested by the Korea Environment & Water Works Institute. It is irrelevant to the range of NSF/ANSI 177 and 372 authentication.

Reduction Rates:

Chlorine: 99%
Iron: 100%
Mercury: 100%
Lead: 63%
Copper: 33%
Bacteria: Prevents bacterial growth

While the AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter has the ability to reduce much more than what is listed above, as a matter of company policy, we only publish reduction claims for contaminants that we've tested for using established industry standards. Testing is quite expensive, so at the moment, we've only tested the most common problematic contaminants.

In the future, we may conduct more tests if our customers have enough interest in a certain contaminant. 

Yes, this shower filter has been tested and certified by the NSF, which is the leading authority for water safety.

The AquaYouth 2.0 is only 1 of 8 shower filters on the market that are certified by the NSF.

This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI 177 for reduction of free available chlorine and NSF/ANSI 372 for low lead content verification.

NSF Registration Information:
Manufacturer: UBS INC Co.,Ltd. Address: No. 1607, A dong, 30, Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea 21990 Model: UMV-DS10CR Mark: moolmang

Below is a list of all contaminants that we have tested with the AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter. 

Reduction Rates:

Chlorine: 99%
Iron: 100%
Mercury: 100%
Lead: 63%
Copper: 33%
Bacteria: Prevents bacterial growth

While the AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter has the ability to reduce much more than what is listed above, as a matter of company policy, we only publish reduction claims for contaminants that we've tested for using established industry standards. Testing is quite expensive, so at the moment, we've only tested the most common problematic contaminants.

In the future, we may conduct more tests if our customers have enough interest in a certain contaminant. 

The AquaYouth 2.0 shower system is very easy to install, and you can do it yourself in minutes. No plumber is necessary.

Go to aquayouth.com/install for more in depth instruction guide with video installation.

If you have any questions or need assistance, our technical support representatives at aquayouth.com/support can walk you through the installation process.

Yes, you can use your own shower head. Any shower head will fit, whether it's a wall mount or a hand-held.

The AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter has been designed to produce maximum filtration without sacrificing the water pressure of the shower.

Yes, the AquaYouth 2.0 has a universal fit that will fit in 99.9% of showers.
 
The AquaYouth 2.0 shower filter needs a replacement cartridge every 4 months to keep your water at the highest quality. 

What's Really In Your Shower Water?

Chlorine & Chloramine


Scientists recognized that adding chlorine  to drinking water could kill bacteria and microbes in the public water system and help slow or even stop the spread of water-borne diseases, the idea of adding chlorine to water supplies became popular quickly.

In 1897, Maidstone, England became the first town to have its water supply entirely treated with chlorine.

Soon after, the idea spread to the United States, finding its place in local water systems and even gaining popularity in the U.S. military.

Today, chlorination is the most common water treatment method worldwide, particularly in the U.S. where it’s used heavily.

However, a newer chemical is now being used in many different water municipalities in the United States called chloramine, (chlorine+ammonia). Roughly 70% of the United States uses chlorine and 30% are using chloramine.

Although chlorine has it's benefits, like reducing water-borne pathogens, it's still a pesticide and should not ideally be in our drinking water or shower water.

How to filter it: Chlorine is best filtered with either our activated carbon filter or the vitamin C filter. Chloramine on the other hand is best filtered with Vitamin C and to completely eliminate it, a combination of vitamin C and carbon works best.

Heavy Metals


Heavy metals enter into our water system in two ways; firstly through industrial, municipal and urban run off and secondly through seeping into underground water supplies.

Exposure to heavy metals have been linked to learning difficulties, memory impairment, damage to the nervous system, and behavioral problems such as aggressiveness and hyperactivity.

How to filter it: Best filtered with our activated carbon filter.

Pesticides & Herbicides


There are many ways that pesticides can get into your drinking water.

  • Surface water runoff can carry pesticides from areas such as agricultural fields, golf courses, and residential properties into lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.
  • Rain and snow can carry pesticides through the soil into underground water supplies.
  • Improperly disposed pesticides can move through the soil and reach drinking water supplies.
  • Improperly applied termiticides can seep into private well water, especially if the well is close to the house or the well casing is cracked.

Some pesticides do not break down easily in water and can remain in the groundwater for a long period of time.

How to filter it: Best filtered with our activated carbon filter.

Is showering in unfiltered tap water really that big of a deal? 

Showering in chlorinated water may increase the risk of certain cancers. 3

Chemicals, most commonly chlorine, used to disinfect water can produce by-products that have been tied to increased cancer risk, Villanueva and her team point out. The most prevalent chlorination by-products, chemicals called trihalomethanes (THM), can be absorbed into the body through the skin or by inhalation, they add.

Study participants who drank chlorinated water were at 35% greater risk of bladder cancer than those who didn’t, while use of swimming pools boosted bladder cancer risk by 57%. And those who took longer showers or baths and lived in municipalities with higher THM levels were also at increased cancer risk.

When THM is absorbed through the skin or lungs, Villanueva and her team note, it may have a more powerful carcinogenic effect because it does not undergo detoxification via the liver.

Our skin can absorb chlorine & other chemicals very quickly

In this video demonstration, we show how fast chlorine is absorbed through your skin.

Studies show that after a 10-minute shower in chlorinated water, your blood levels of trihalomethanes (a common disinfection byproduct of chlorine) can potentially increase by as much as 700%. 4

References

  1. Works with Water, 2019, Is chlorine bad for your skin?, WorksWithWater
  2. Min-Ja Lee, 2013, How to Keep Chlorine From Wrecking Your Hair, Skin, and Swimsuit, Heath.com
  3. Reuters, 2007, Chlorinated water exposure may boost cancer risk
  4. Lorraine C. Backer, David L. Ashley, Michael A. Bonin, Frederick L. Cardinali, Joe V. Wooten. Household exposures to drinking water disinfection byproducts: whole blood trihalomethane levels, Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology
Weight
19.5 oz
Dimensions

9.6 x 3.9 x 3.5 inches

Item Weight

‎1.2 pounds

SKU: AQ-F1 Category:

Customer Reviews

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cherie garrett
Great Product!

We've tried several shower filters & we found AquaYouth to be the best.
Also, great customer service.

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Isaac Navarrete

Great customer service

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Katina H.
Not sure if it’s working

It’s good but a little bit of water sprays/drips out of the filter where the threading is. Also, I can’t tell if it’s filtering. They said in the directions that if you have a faulty filter then you can ask for a replacement. I can’t figure out how to tell. We already have soft water so I can’t tell by smell alone. Wish there was a water test to see if it’s working. It sure was easy to install though and I love all the claims in makes. Verdict is still out.

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Viviana Acevedo
I love it!

My hair and skin feel silky smooth. Great customer service!

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Peggy Christiansen
not use it yet

ask me again in a month