FAQ about Picki Niki

What are the benefits of your shower head?

Unfiltered water carries harsh minerals and impurities from dirty, rusty pipes that can damage your skin and hair. Over time, this turns into weak hair follicles, flaky skin, and even psoriasis and eczema flare-ups.

Unfortunately, many cities use chlorine to disinfect tap water. Chlorine has a sterilizing effect due to its strong oxidizing power, but it also damages protein, which is the main component of skin and hair. The degeneration of protein in skin and hair increases the risk of skin diseases like eczema and often causes problems like itchiness, dandruff, and hair loss.

Chlorine and copper exposure in domestic water can lead to color changes in blonde hair. That’s because the iron in hard water has an oxidizing effect that leads to brassy, coppery tones.

Researchers at Boston University in the United States found that volatile chemicals are absorbed through your lungs and skin when you shower with hot water. Inhaling fine water spray mist in the shower is about six times more harmful than simply drinking the water!

How do the filters work?

Our product utilizes a two-step filter system and highly concentrated vitamin C to remove various foreign substances and residual chlorine. Naturally revitalizing ingredients are added to make skin and hair smooth and soft. The natural fragrance of plants and pure vitamin C combine for that extra boost of refreshment and recovery during your shower.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) removes chlorine by neutralizing chlorine water. The chemical structure of Vitamin C interacts with the chlorine contained in tap water, creating non-harmful mild hydrochloric acid. The result is mildly acidic yet clean water ideal for your hair and skin development.

Furthermore, vitamin C is an environmentally friendly acid that reacts with limescale to make it water-soluble and harmless. Vitamin C is an acid similar to vinegar but much weaker. It can prevent hard water (meaning water with lots of minerals) from building up soap scum by breaking down calcium carbonate into water-soluble compounds, water, and CO2. This process lets your soaps and shampoos do their job effectively, leaving you truly clean.

Vitamin C’s antioxidant action protects damaged skin cells from UV rays and renews cells, slowing aging over time. But wait, there’s more! Vitamin C also:

- Improves hydration
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps form collagen and elastin

The amount of vitamin C in one filter equals 250 lemons! That’s plenty to purify your water and provide a revitalizing treatment for your skin and hair.

The gel inside the Vitamin filter has only natural ingredients. It is composed of vitamin C, collagen, glycerin, natural essential oils, and distilled water hold together in a matrix of xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a natural sugar molecule often used as a food thickener. Our research has found these ingredients to be healthy for the human body. None of these ingredients are harmful for the human body.

FDA certified high-performance filter used in water purifiers. Made of fine fibrous cotton-like tissue and filters down to 1/20th the thickness of a hair (3-5㎛).

We advise you to brush your teeth in the sink rather than in the shower. Nonetheless, our vitamin gel uses 100% plant-derived ingredients as raw materials, except for the aromatic fragrance. Aroma fragrance is a by-product used in skin care blends. Since such a minimal amount is mixed with water, it doesn’t cause any problems, even if a small amount of water is swallowed.

Notice: Do not swallow filtered water often or in large amounts. 

Unfortunately, sink faucet sizes are not an international standard, so we do not yet have a filter specifically for sinks. But don’t worry, we plan on tacking every faucet eventually. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to be the first to know! 

Oh, yes! Get ready for the best water pressure you’ve ever experienced. Thanks to 200 micro holes, our vitamin filter creates a water stream that is very strong yet silky and fine. Our filters also save water and water costs by on average 35%!

Absolutely. Picki Niki shower head has been certified for safety and can be used for all ages, also by pregnant women, and all skin types. For those sensitive to fragrance, we recommend our „Unscented“ vitamin filter without any fragrance.

If you have a skin condition, even a tiny amount of residual chlorine in tap water can worsen your symptoms. In fact, according to a study conducted by Dr Seki Taisuke at the University of Toyama in Japan, eczema patients showed more sensitivity to residual chlorine than subjects without a skin condition.

ONE PERSON: Our vitamin filter should be changed every month, and the sediment filter can be changed less often, every two to three months. 

MORE THAN ONE PERSON: If more than one person uses the shower head, the less longer it lasts. 

Be aware: The replacement cycle may vary depending on temperature and amount of water used, water quality environment in each home, and the condition of the water pipes. You can check the condition of the filter in the shower head through the indicators.

Additionally, shower heads should be kept upright when they’re NOT being used. Water can flow out of the head and keep vitamin gel last longer. 

Leaving town?

WE RECOMMEND: why not take it along on your travels? Have clean water always and everywhere! :D The ½ inch size is an international standard and fits on every shower hose! (Not forgetting to mention, many hotels have also really bad water pressure. Two examples: both in Paris and Stockholm we had low pressure, chlorine smell and hard water. And that’s only the trouble you can see or smell!)

Otherwise, shower heads should be kept upright when they’re NOT being used. Water can flow out of the head and keep vitamin gel last longer. 

Picki Niki filters are easy to install and maintain. For more information, please refer to the installation and maintenance page here.

The pre-installed water spray plate has 0.3mm width size holes - which increase the water pressure dramatically. If you already have very strong water pressure, it could be too much. The second water spray water plate has bigger 0.35mm holes. That’s why can choose the best option for your place. Keep the other one as well, it will be very helpful when you travel. Many hotels have terrible water pressure.

Our sediment filters clean out foreign substances without ALWAYS leaving visible traces or changing color (mostly to brown because of rust particles). Throughout the filtering process, small particles can clog up the dense filter fiber. If the water pressure decreases a lot, it is time to replace the sediment filter even though it might still look “fine”.

First, separate the shower head and shower hose and drain the stagnant water. Then, put two tablespoons of baking soda with water in a plastic bag or basin and lay the shower hose and shower head in the mixture. If visible residue is still present after leaving it for an hour or less, use a brush/toothbrush to scrub it off and rinse with water. If you want to add an extra bang for sterilization, add two tablespoons of vinegar to the mixture.

How does shipping & returns work?

For detailed information see here

As of July 2022, we deliver in the following countries:

Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Italy
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein
Monaco
Netherlands
Spain
Sweden

We utilize carbon-neutral shipping with DHL GoGreen

Additionally, we ship our products from Korea with the most advanced container ships running purely on LNG - liquid natural gas. This is the latest and most sustainable way to transport any cargo. 

Berlin, Germany

All our products and associated materials are made in Korea, which boasts the highest standards for product testing and manufacturing. Read more about K-Beauty here

If you are interested in selling Picki Niki or representing us, please contact us at hello@pickiniki.com