Over the past 25 years, the design of Facial-Flex has been iterated and updated more than 6 times! As new technology and new discoveries are made, we flex and bend to provide the best technology for our facial exercise device as we can. With, improved ergonomics, better materials and better functionality, it is always our goal when it comes to the Facial-Flex design to be the best it can possibly be.
The most important piece to the Facial-Flex exercise device is the flex-band itself. It is the key to the resistance in the resistance-exercise-regimen. We want to re-imagine the flex-band in a way that works for everyone to: provide accuracy of resistance, promote the timely (weekly) replacement of them (to avoid fatigue which weakens resistance) and finally, make our bands from a material that works for all.
The Big Facial-Flex-Band Change
When our customers asked for a non-latex version of the flex-bands, for our beloved Facial-Flex exercise device, we had to take notice and start re-conceptualizing this piece of the puzzle from that angle.
PSST! We’ve never had complaints about the latex itself, except for the rare inquiry from those with latex sensitivity and allergies. We’re really just doing our part to provide options for all!
Why Non-Latex Bands?
Type IV skin allergens are on the rise all through-out the world and scientists believe this is due to the amount of products containing chemicals that irritate our immune systems. Latex is part of the problem and our customers want to be a part of solutions to move our worldly-community to a safe place for everyone.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology–who are experts on latex allergies and type IV skin allergens–states on their website, “In most cases, latex allergy develops after many previous exposures to latex.” That’s enough for us to do something in the fight against it.
And we’re not the only ones. Healthcare providers and workers have been switching to non-latex gloves and products to care for their patients more effectively for years. Big brands like Walmart and the Dollarstore are switching to non-latex balloons, Durex is switching to non-latex condoms too. In many cases a non-latex version is no longer the idea. Companies are substituting to non-latex as the standard.
But the beauty industry still has a long way to go. New York Times piece “Do you know what’s in your cosmetics?” states that ingredient guidelines in products haven’t been updated in decades. That’s a shocking statistic, and telling of the level of care that can go into some beauty industry products.
At Facial-Flex we are medical grade and clinically tested. We take the health of our customers seriously. On that note, Harvard Health Medical School’s article Can’t touch this: “Latex-free” labels are misleading, reminded us, “for anyone with latex sensitivity, it’s best to approach potential triggering products with caution.”
We’re Going Non-Latex with Our Flex-Bands
Hearing from customers who wanted to flex–but are allergic to latex–didn’t sit right with us. You talk, we listen. Facial-Flex non-latex band will become our new standard! You can find them here via our Buy Flex Bands Menu.
And as always, happy flexing.