The Oxygenics SkinCare 60120 is very efficient, using only 1.5 gallons of water per minute, and much less expensive than most other extra-efficient showerheads. It has basic features, with only one spray setting and a plain design. Owner reviews for this showerhead are very positive overall, though some say that the spray is too fine and mist-like for their liking and others say it is rather noisy. Users say the Oxygenics showerhead produces a brisk spray, even if your home's water pressure is anemic. It's available in chrome, gold (for $15 more), and chrome and gold (for $8 more) finishes. An optional pre-installed variable pressure lever adds $10 to the total price. The handheld version of this showerhead, the Oxygenics BodySpa SkinCare 100-XLF25 (*Est. $25) uses 2.5 gpm. If you want more than one spray pattern, the American Standard FloWise 1660.717 (*Est. $45) has full spray, massaging turbine spray and combination spray. It uses 1.5 to 2 gpm.
Professional reviews for the Oxygenics SkinCare 60120 are available at MetaEfficient.com, Tibesti.com, and in Fine Homebuilding magazine. We also found a substantial number of owner reviews at Amazon.com and Epinions.com, where this showerhead receives generally high ratings.
Reviewer Justin Thomas chooses the Oxygenics SkinCare as his favorite low-flow showerhead, praising its "vigorous spray" and adaptability to water pressures from 20 psi to 100 psi. Thomas does note that it makes a "jet-like sound" that can be distracting for some.
Review: The Best Low-Flow Showerheads, Justin Thomas, Jan. 22, 2008
Environmental consultant Anca Novacovici includes the Oxygenics SkinCare in a list of her picks for the best low-flow showerheads. It's unclear whether she has used this showerhead or not, however, as the description focuses on its features rather than comfort and effectiveness.
Review: Best Shower Heads - Low Flow, Anca Novacovici
3. Fine Homebuilding
Interior designer Nena Donovan Levine recommends Oxygenics showerheads as a "guilt free" pick, but there's no indication the showerhead was subjected to testing of any kind.
Review: Five Quick Showerhead Replacements, Nena Donovan Levine, April 3, 2009
Almost 60 Amazon.com users rate and review the Oxygenics SkinCare showerhead, giving it an average rating of four out of five stars. Users with low water pressure in their homes seem to be especially pleased with this showerhead. A few complain that water doesn't feel warm unless you stand close to the showerhead.
Review: Oxygenics 60120 SkinCare Showerhead, Chrome, Contributors to Amazon.com
More than a dozen users contribute to the Oxygenics SkinCare's very high average rating (4.5 out of five stars) at Epinions.com. Several note that it works very well to compensate for low water pressure. A few say the spray feels "misty" and that it is rather loud.
Review: Oxygenics Skin Care Showerhead Reviews, Contributors to Epinions.com