My apartment is really dry in the winter. We’re talking desert-level dry living discomfort. It affects my skin, my hair, my throat. I go through a ton of moisturizer and leave glasses of water around the place in hopes that the air might pull moisture from the glasses instead of my face.
I’ve tried humidifiers before. In theory, they seem like the perfect solution. But my experience has been that the fuss of a humidifier isn’t worth the moisture payoff. The filters constantly need to be replaced and they’re hard to find, everything on the piece needs to be constantly cleaned, and I’m always worrying about whether trapped moisture is actually sending bacteria into the air. So when Dyson asked if I wanted to try the brand’s new humidifier, I was interested but sceptical. I have a Dyson vacuum, so I’m familiar with how much a Dyson can change your life (seriously, this Dyson vacuum purchase made my apartment seriously clean and made me feel like a real adult), but unsure whether I was interested in cleaning and maintaining a humidifier that might not produce results that were worth it.
Here’s the thing about this humidifier—it’s awesome. It comes with a hefty price tag, so it should be awesome—but I can definitely say this is the humidifier to beat. First off, the design is sleek and modern—which doesn’t exactly go with my mostly-Ikea-and-hand-me-down aesthetic, but it certainly elevates it. The device sends out cool mist to the room (you can control the amount of moisture and the fan intensity), and you can feel the moisture almost immediately. But here’s the real winning feature—there are no filters and it’s easy to clean.
Seeing as how this is a beauty site, you’re probably going to want to know whether it helped my hair and skin at all. In a word, yes. Even after using it for one night, I noticed that I didn’t wake up with dry cracked lips and my skin wasn’t completely zapped of moisture. My wavy (and often frizzy hair) felt softer and healthier (though the change in appearance wasn’t as dramatic as the change I noticed in my skin). And when I got a bad cough, I found that the humidifier even helped to soothe my dry throat. Because of the fan feature, I’m even excited to try this guy out in the summer months when my air-conditioner-less apartment gets super hot.
Here’s are some other points you need to know
- The Dyson humidifier uses cleanse technology that kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water before it starts sending it out into your space
- It does need to be cleaned regularly (a mild clean once a week and a more intense one once a month) but having done it I can say it’s much easier and quicker than other humidifiers I’ve tried (and I have zero patience for finicky gadgets)
- It has intelligent climate control, meaning it measures both the moisture and the temperate in the room and adjusts for the optimal setting for both (though you can do this manually if you prefer)
Do I recommend this humidifier? Definitely. Though I recommend it with the caveat that it is expensive, so it’s probably only a game-changer for those who really notice the dryness of their space affecting their beauty regimen and health.
The Dyson Humidifier is available for $600 on dysoncanada.ca.
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