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Hitachi Moisturizing Air Conditioner Moisturizes Your Skin

Moisturizing Air Conditioner: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

I would love to be able to give up my expensive lotion habit and put that money toward a new flat screen TV (or shoes, whatever), but I have a hard time believing this air conditioner from Hitachi (found by the one and only Mr. Frucci) could replace my beloved Aveda, Kiehl's, Jergens, etc. (what? different parts) and moisturize my skin.

But then again, you can't argue with science. Hitachi claims this A/C "condenses moisture in the air with a Peltier device and applies high voltage to the water to produce electrically-charged minute water particles. The particles attach to the skin and, with moisture in the air attracted by the electric charge, soak into it."

Interesting, but is it total dorkdom to use your home appliances as your beauty regimen, or would you put this in your house and kill two birds with one stone?

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laurel9894 laurel9894 9 years
totally would use it
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I'm not sold on this, though it's a good idea. It's impossible that this could be used as a substitute for moisturizing, but humidifying effects can be great for your skin. If you have paintings or cloth-based antiques in the house, this could be damaging (maybe to other materials too, in the long run) though, so I personally wouldn't buy one.
demeter demeter 9 years
Amazing!!!
verily verily 9 years
It's already extremely humid most of the year where I live. Why would I want to add more moisture to the air?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
see i do'nt know if i believe in that. i have a humidifier in my apt and i really don't feel like it does any good at all.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
It's rather more of an oxymoron! Haha. Air conditioning isn't exactly moisturising, is it?
kaenai kaenai 9 years
It sounds good, but yes, the voltage concerns me a little. Then again, I suppose that's what we use in the lab when we need de-ionized water (it's not all H2O)... But I'd have to sure the only reason it works for them isn't because of the difference between their voltage and ours.
JaeB JaeB 9 years
It sounds like a good idea, but to echo Leopardcc, that doesn't sound like fun for my hair. Wouldn't it be weird to be breathing that? And the product sounds a bit like a fire hazard...a high voltage to water? I'd probably pass.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Geek chic.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I am lazy as hell, so I never put lotion on my skin on a regular basis (don't seem to need it), or refill my humidifier. This would be fabulous, though it isn't in the summer when I need lotion.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
What would it do to your hair and other stuff in the house? :ponder:
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
To me this doesn't make a whole lot of sense because my skin is fine in the summer. It's the winter that really dries out my skin - a moisterizing heater would be cool. I hate the sound of humidifiers - they wake me up at night.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I have super dry skin, so I would totally use this--but I'd probably keep on using my moisturizers anyway for the fragrance and the other, non-water beneficial ingredients. It also sounds great because of those days when I'm too lazy to put on moisturizer. Then at least my skin won't get all dry and tight and itchy and uncomfortable.
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