We’re doing a series of product reviews here on Wit & Delight where I offer more in-depth information on tried and true products I’ve been using for months (or years) that have changed my daily routine for the better. These reviews are intended to provide detailed information on products that may be of interest to you, so if and when you’re in the market for such an item, you have all the info you need to decide whether or not to make a purchase.
NuFACE sells three different FDA-cleared microcurrent facial toning devices: the Mini/Mini+, Trinity/Trinity+, and FIX.
The NuFACE Mini and NuFACE Trinity devices were designed to tone, lift, and contour the facial muscles while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Mini+ and Trinity+ versions include new built-in technology as well as the ability to connect to the NuFACE Smart App. The Mini and Trinity devices are very similar, with the main difference being the larger size of the Trinity. The Trinity also allows the option of adding two different treatment attachments—the Lip & Eye Attachment and the Wrinkle Reducer Red Light Therapy Attachment.
The NuFACE FIX treats more targeted, surface-level areas of the skin. It smooths fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, and nasolabial folds.
Joe gave me the NuFACE Mini as a Christmas gift in December 2021. I liked it so much that I bought myself the NuFACE FIX not long after. The primary reason I wanted to start using these devices was because I was noticing some sagging on my face. I also noticed fine lines and wrinkles forming, particularly at the corners of my mouth. I had heard that the NuFACE devices could treat these things and wanted to give them a try.
When I first started using the NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX, I applied the Aqua Gel and FIX Serum beforehand, but I decided not to repurchase these products. However, the brand does recommend that the gel and serum are applied before using the devices (with the rest of your skin-care products applied after using them), as they conduct the microcurrent from the devices to the facial muscles. So please take my personal usage method with a grain of salt!
On nights when I’m using the devices, I wash my face, apply my skin-care products, and then use the NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX at the end of my routine. Most often, I use the NuFACE devices while I’m watching a show in bed.
These are the skin-care products I currently use at night:
When using the NuFACE Mini, I focus on my neck first, then move up to my jaw, cheekbones, and forehead. I then focus on the skin around my eyes and mouth using the NuFACE FIX. You can watch tutorials on how to use the NuFACE Mini and Trinity here and how to use the NuFACE FIX here.
I generally use the NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX about three nights each week. Sometimes I’ll also use them before I go out if I want my face to look really fresh and lifted.
I’d like to be using them more often, but realistically, this is what works for my schedule. The Mini takes about five minutes to use, and the FIX takes three minutes per treatment area, so the process is not a part of my routine on nights when I don’t have time or energy to do it.
These devices are very effective in my experience. After I use the NuFACE Mini on one side of my face, I instantly notice a lifted, contoured effect in comparison to the other side of my face. After using the NuFACE FIX, I notice the lines around my mouth are smoother and my slightly hooded eyelids are lifted.
I think of this process kind of like exercising; the more consistently I do it, the more benefits I notice. These devices also stay charged for a really long time and are super easy to clean, which I love!
The process itself isn’t totally painless and sometimes the devices lightly “zap” my face when I use them. I noticed this occasionally even when I used to use the conductor gel and serum beforehand, which may have meant I wasn’t applying enough of each product to my skin. However, I personally don’t really mind the sensation. I haven’t noticed any other issues with either of the devices.
The NuFACE devices are a great option for anyone who wants their face to look more lifted, contoured, and plump with a lessened appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t think they replace some of the more intensive professional treatments, but they’re excellent tools to take an at-home skin-care routine to the next level.
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BY Kate Arends - May 24, 2023
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