Facial steaming is one the best facial treatments to try if you want to literally wake up your skin. It helps flush out all the toxins and dirt in your skin pores.
In other words, it is like resetting your skin.
Before the testing and reviews of all the machines we selected, 3 of our team members never tried face sauna…. Now, all of them are pretty addicted and regularly do face steaming.
So, we tested 10 machines and picked the Top 3 that you can read about here.
Unfortunately, this OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer is not a machine we would recommend.
Let’s find out why.
- 1 What is it?
- 2 How does it work?
- 3 Who is the distributor?
- 4 What comes in the package?
- 5 My OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer review
- 6 Overview
- 7 Our verdict
- 8 Where to buy
What is it?
This is a face steamer that conveniently produces steam for face sauna sessions. It has a water tank you need to fill up to create the steam.
How does it work?
It is pretty simple to use. You pour some water in the water tank, you turn the face steamer on and wait a few minutes for the water to heat up and generate hot steam.
As all the machines we tested, it uses the same combination of a heating element and a ultrasonic vaporizer to get really small sized water particles for better skin penetration.
Who is the distributor?
The distributor is OKACHI GLIYA beauty LLC, which mostly sells face steamers on amazon.com. It is not a famous distributor but they seem professional and responsive.
What comes in the package?
- The face steamer unit
- The user manual
My OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer review
I am not a big fan of curvy shaped devices but I got to admit I think this OKACHI GLIYA facial steamer really looks pretty, especially with this classy pinkish color.
It is the type of devices you would not hide in your cupboard but let it sit proudly in your bathroom or your bedroom.
It is portable and also has a nice feel to the touch. It looks solid and resistant.
Ok, now time to get this machine working.
I am a little disappointed by the size of the water tank. It is an 80 ml water reservoir, which is far from what we can find with other face steamers (from 100 to 320 ml).
With such capacity, you would get about 10 – 12 minutes of hot steam, which is really the minimum face sauna session duration to get optimal results in my opinion.
I really think this reservoir could have been a litle larger. 100 ml would have been better to get more versatility. I was a bit jealous of my fellow testers who could enjoy bigger capacity face steamers with 20-30 minutes of steam non-stop while I had to refill the water tank if I wanted more hot steam with this machine. (Next time, it will be my turn to choose first haha.)
Quality of steam: flow and “size” of steam
Although I wish the water tank were bigger to be on a par with other face steamers we tested, the steam is the same quality. It is strong and consistent especially if you wait enough for the water to be heated up. It is thick, strong, steady and can cover the entire face.
The steam temprature is about 40°C (104°F) when you stand at 20 cm from the steamer opening. Be careful not to be too close or you could get burnt. Some can stand closer but to be on the safe side, stay at 20 cm.
Regarding the size of the water particules, I will repeat what I said for another machine. The company claims the steamer genrates ultrafine mist with their ultrasonic vaporizer, which means smaller water particles and better skin penetration. They claim it is 10 times more effective.
I don’t really believe it. This 10 times factor is in my opinion a bit generous. I wish they (and every other company selling face steamers) would show scientific evidence about it. Yet, I agree I can feel a difference between their steam and the steam from boiling water. Every tester did feel a difference with every other face steamer. We are simply not sure about this 10 times factor.
This is a function provided by a few machines in the market that is said to sterilize the steam but we clearly don’t find it really that useful at that level with such machines for home use.
This facial steamer has not this ozone function but it is not a big deal for me. Hot steam is sterile, so adding this ozone function won’t add much to the mix in my opinion without a real ozone generator that would cost about $500- $1000 and a better source of oxygen… I know some beautycians think the opposite but I am still not convinced.
Speed of use
This machine is quick. You could get stome steam after 30 seconds – 1 minute. Of course, the more water you have to heat up, the longer you need to wait to get some water steam. Because this machine has a small capacity water reservoir, you need less time to boil the water and get hot steam. It is as simple as that. I personally don’t mind waiting a few minutes so I would opt for a larger water tank to avoid refilling the reservoir.
This machine runs smoothly without making any noise. It is pretty silent so if you are concerned about it being noisy while steaming. Don’t be, it should not bother you.
The OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer is solid. I am sure it would last you a few years provided you take good care of it. That is why you should only use water (distilled water or purified water would be best).
Automatic shut off
This facial steamer will auto shut-off when there is no more water left in the water supply tank. That is a common feature we find on most face steamers so to prevent any injury and make sure you can relax and enjoy the steam instead of checking every minute whether the tank has still some water…
Another let down here. There is only one additional feature: it is the in-built mirror, which I don’t really find that useful. I mean I have plenty of mirrors, (call me vain haha).
I would have preferred another option for such a price.
- No adjustable nozzle
- No hair steam attachment
- No aromatherapy option
We have the standard 1-Year Warranty. I would have prefered a 2 year-warranty as with this machine.
This OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer is sold at $60. For the given features and capacity, this machine is really not cost effective. You can definitely find cheaper or same price devices with more optional features or a larger water reservoir.
I feel like you would pay mostly $60 mostly for the design. I do think it is a beautiful machine but sorry, design is not everything…
I got great results with it even if I wish I could get more hot steam from it with each face sauna session. The steam you get is really limited by the capacity of the water tank.
Yet, the steam is uniform and at the right temperature.
What are the pros and cons of this machine?
- Really nice design
- In-built mirror
- Not cost effective
- Water reservoir too small
- No additional features
- Too expensive for such a basic machine
I definitely don’t recommend this OKACHI GLIYA Facial Steamer at all. Stay away from it as you really can find cheaper machines with more options and bigger water reservoirs.
As I told you earlier, I feel you basically pay mostly for the design of the machine.
If you are really into the design, then go ahead but if you want a better machine with more versatlity and more steam in one single session, check other steam machines from our guide about the best facial steamers here.
Where to buy
If you really want it, you can find it on amazon here :