Today I address a common question about the NuFACE facial toning device: “Does it really work?” I’ve had one for over a year; here’s my unbiased review.
How Long I’ve Had a NuFACE: I purchased a NuFACE facial toning device just after Christmas of 2016. Two of my friends used the NuFACE religiously, swore by its efficacy, and looked far younger than their actual ages. So….I decided to try it for myself.
What Exactly Is A NuFACE? The NuFACE is a handheld device that uses microcurrents (cleared by the FDA) for facial stimulation. The microcurrents are said to tone and sculpt the face with consistent and continual use. The most popular treatment done by most NuFace users is the 5-Minute Facelift which claims to improve facial contour, skin tone, and wrinkle reduction across the jawline, cheek area and forehead.
My Experience After 12 Weeks’ Use:
- Daily use consisted of 5 minutes of doing passes on the cheeks, forehead, and jawline.
- After a few days, I felt my skin tighten and saw a subtle glow.
- On day 7 of using the device, my husband asked “have you done something to your face?” He told me it looked “smooth and tight” and that it looked like I had done some sort of treatment.
- Week 2 is when I began noticing subtle but marked improvement. My cheeks seemed more sculpted, and overall, my face looked firmer.
- After 12 weeks of using the NuFACE consistently, I noticed enough difference to state that, for me, it has made a significant improvement in my overall facial tone and appearance. I feel that instead of the “pasty” look, I have a glow when using the NuFACE consistently.
BOTTOM LINE: After using the NuFACE for more than a year, I’ve concluded the following:
- Consistency delivers the best results. Daily use is best.
- Facial tone and a glow are the primary results that I see.
- Aloe Vera gel works just as well as the NuFACE gel (at much less cost).
- After missing a day or two of use, my face looks tired and dull.
- Done first thing upon waking (followed by a warm washcloth rinse), my face looks fresh and bright before putting on makeup.
NOTE: I had the smaller NuFACE and did not like it nearly as much as the Trinity (which I have now). The Trinity covers more face more quickly and can also be reset if the battery fails.
Where to Buy: The Trinity is $365 across the board; however, there are perks at different retailers. The DermStore has 20% off for first time subscribers. Nordstrom has a very liberal return policy for those who might want a longer trial period.
Below are links to where to buy. Scroll through by clicking the arrows on either side of the images.
I hope this helps if you’ve been kicking the tires about a NuFACE. If you give it a try, please let me know if it works for you. Do you have or use one already? Please share your thoughts in the comments! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!