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Beauty standards aren’t the only things that have changed over the centuries. As beauty trends come and go, so do the different techniques people use to conform to them. People have always found clever ways to change their appearance, and techniques have continued to advance.

For a long time, people have been trying to resist the natural effects of time on their skin. There seems to be a cream for almost every skin problem you can think of, and now there is a home skin care device to go with it.

Home microcurrent devices are the latest popular beauty devices that promise to lift and tone your face at home. But do they work? We set out to find out all the buzz around NuFACE, the leading brand of home microcurrent devices.

NuFACE is a manufacturer of skin care products and devices. It is known for its at-home facial toning devices that use microcurrent technology. While this technology has been around since the late 1970s, it wasn’t always used for cosmetic purposes. Initially, microcurrent devices were used for pain relief and wound healing. It became a cosmetic procedure in the 1990s.

While you can get microcurrent facials performed by a licensed esthetician or dermatologist, the effects of these treatments can quickly add up. NuFACE created microcurrent devices for home use that were more cost-effective in the long run and claimed to provide similar results. These devices are often compared to facial exercises because they strengthen facial muscles.

NuFACE Trinity Complete - Facial Toning Kit

The NuFACE Trinity device is a high-tech tool that uses microcurrent technology to work the muscles by sending low-level electrical currents through the layers of the facial skin up to the muscles. By stimulating the facial muscles underneath, users are able to lift, tighten and tone the skin for a more youthful appearance.

After our first session with the NuFACE Trinity, we noticed significantly higher brows, more defined cheekbones, and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. While the device does require more time and commitment than other skincare tools, it also provides immediate and long-lasting results, making it worth every penny.

NuFACE FIX Starter Kit

The NuFace Fix Kit targets wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in just 3 minutes. It uses microcurrent energy and smoothing serums to create firmer skin. The slim design allows for use around smaller areas of the face.

Cleanse skin and apply NuFACE FIX Line Smoothing Serum, then use the NuFACE FIX device’s “feathering” technology to smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead and nasolabial folds. Gently pat in the remaining Line Smoothing Serum for long-lasting skincare benefits. Massage each area for 3 minutes at a time, up to 2 times daily. FIX is the ideal finishing step to a NuFACE Trinity or Mini Device treatment.

NuFACE Trinity Wrinkle Reducer Attachment

Illuminate wrinkles with red light using the NuFACE Trinity® Wrinkle Reducer, a red LED light therapy accessory for your NuFACE Trinity® device.

FDA-approved to treat wrinkles all over the face, NuFACE Trinity® Wrinkle Reducer offers a precise combination of red, amber and infrared light that penetrates to different depths of the dermis to naturally reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

NuFACE MINI Starter Kit

Contour your face on the go with the NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit, a skincare kit that comes with a compact facial toner and the complementary products needed to get professional results.

An innovative addition to the line of skincare tools and accessories, the device uses microcurrent technology to target three different depths of skin and muscle to help deliver immediate firming results while creating a firmer, more contoured look over time.

The kit includes two months’ supply of Aqua Gel and Silk Crème Activators to connect and hydrate the skin, as well as the Clean Sweep application brush. The device is available in a variety of colors and can be connected to the NuFace Smart App for personalized custom tutorials, reminders and a selfie tracker.

NuFACE Trinity Starter Kit - Facial Toning Device

The NuFACE Trinity is a multi-solution skin care device with an innovative design and interchangeable treatment attachments that help rejuvenate and improve appearance. The Trinity device comes standard with the NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer, an FDA-approved microcurrent treatment accessory for facial stimulation.

The Trinity Facial Trainer gently stimulates the larger surface areas of the face.

Trinity is clinically tested to improve facial contour, tone and reduce wrinkles in as little as five minutes a day.

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How does NuFace work?

Fortunately, NuFace doesn’t actually feel like an electric shock. Instead, it uses gentle microcurrent technology to deliver legitimate skin benefits. “The microcurrent device stimulates muscles and tightens the skin, producing a lifting effect on the eyebrows, eyes, chin, cheeks and neck,” says Francesca Fusco, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai in New York City, who is not affiliated with the brand. “It stimulates collagen, circulation and wound healing.”

The initial investment is large – at more than $300, it’s not cheap. However, when you consider the payoff of actually using it versus having the procedure done on the road (injectables, laser, etc.), the cost doesn’t seem that high. However, you also need to use the NuFace gel primer to get your money’s worth (more on that later), so keep that in mind.

Back to NuFace. I had some specific goals in mind: I wanted to keep my forehead smooth, tighten my jaw, and lift my cheeks to make my laugh lines disappear. It was a daunting task for a non-invasive skin care device – and supposedly painless, all the same. Nonetheless, when I first learned how to use the NuFace, I was very uneasy about the potential discomfort, as I had read about fever and tingling in some of the NuFace reviews I had encountered. I have had a low pain threshold since I once fainted at the sound of a nurse opening an IV tube …… Let’s put it this way.

How to use NuFACE

All NuFACE devices work in a similar way. Each device emits a low-level current (aka microcurrent) that sends gentle waves through the skin to the facial muscles below. It mimics the body’s natural currents to address a variety of skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Its main goal is to tone, lift and contour.

To use the device, start by cleansing your face. Wash your face with an oil-free cleanser.

You will need to apply a generous amount of gel primer to the area you want to contour. Each starter kit for the device includes one gel primer, but you will need to purchase more when you run out.

Open the device and place it on the area of skin you want to contour. You can place the device on your skin, hold it and move it to another position when you hear one or two beeps. It may look like the sphere is moving, but you won’t be dragging the device across the skin. NuFACE offers tutorials on its website to help you get started.


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