We’re doing a series of product reviews here at 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 meant to provide detailed information about products that may be of interest to you, so if you’re in the market for such an item, you have all the information you need to decide whether or not to make a purchase.
What is the difference between NuFACE devices?
NuFACE sells three FDA-cleared microcurrent facial toning devices: Mini/Mini+, Trinity/Trinity+, and FIX.
The NuFACE Mini and NuFACE Trinity devices were designed to tone, lift, and contour facial muscles while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Mini+ and Trinity+ versions include new embedded technology as well as the ability to connect to the NuFACE Smart app. The Mini and Trinity devices are very similar, the main difference being the larger size of the Trinity. The Trinity also allows the option of adding two different treatment attachments: the Lip and Eye Attachment and the Red Light Therapy Attachment for the Wrinkle Reducer.
The NuFACE FIX treats more specific areas of the skin at the surface level. Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, and nasolabial folds.
When did you first receive your NuFACE devices?
Joe gave me the NuFACE Mini as a Christmas present in December 2021. I liked it so much that I bought the NuFACE FIX shortly after. The main reason I wanted to start using these devices was because I was noticing some sagging in my face. I also noticed fine lines and wrinkles forming, particularly at the corners of my mouth. I had heard that NuFACE devices could treat these things and wanted to try them out.
If I were to buy a NuFACE now, I would get the Trinity or Trinity+ with the lip and eye attachment, so I would only have one device instead of two.
What is your process when using NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX?
When I started using NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX, I applied Aqua Gel and FIX Serum beforehand, but decided not to buy these products again. However, the brand does recommends that the gel and serum be 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 take my personal wearing method with tweezers!
On the nights that I use the devices, I wash my face, apply my skin care products, and then use NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX at the end of my routine. Most of the time, I use NuFACE devices while watching a show in bed.
These are the skincare products I currently use at night:
When using the NuFACE Mini, I first focus on my neck, then move to my jawline, cheekbones, and forehead. I then focus on the skin around my eyes and mouth using NuFACE FIX. You can view tutorials on how to use NuFACE Mini and Trinity here and how to use NuFACE FIX here.
How often do you use NuFACE devices?
I generally use NuFACE Mini and NuFACE FIX about three nights a week. I also sometimes use them before I go out if I want my face to look really fresh and lifted.
I’d like to use 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 part of my routine on nights when I don’t have the time or energy to do it.
How effective are NuFACE devices?
these devices are very effective in my experience. After using the NuFACE Mini on one side of my face, I instantly notice a plumping and contouring effect compared to the other side of my face. After using NuFACE FIX, I notice that the lines around my mouth are smoother and my slightly droopy eyelids are lifted.
I think of this process as exercising; the more consistently I do it, the more benefits I notice. These devices also stay charged for a long time and are very easy to clean, which I love!
Have you noticed any problems with any of the NuFACE devices?
The process itself is not completely They are painless and sometimes the devices hit my face slightly when I wear them. I noticed this occasionally even when i used to use the conductive gel and serum beforehand, which may have meant that i was not applying enough of each product to my skin. However, I personally don’t mind the feeling. I haven’t noticed any other issues with either device.
Who do you think should consider purchasing a NuFACE device?
NuFACE devices are an excellent choice for anyone who wants their face to appear more lifted, contoured, and plump with a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t think they will replace some of the more intensive professional treatments, but they are excellent tools for taking your at-home skincare routine to the next level.
Shop NuFACE Products
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NuFACE Mini and Mini+ Starter Kit
$209 $167 until May 30
dermstore $209 – 20% off with code SUN until May 31
Sephora (Mini+) $245
Ulta (Mini+) $245
NuFACE FIX Starter Kit
$159 $127 until May 30
NuFACE Trinity and Trinity+ Starter Kit
$339 $271 until May 30
dermstore $339 – 20% off with code SUN until May 31
Sephora (Trinidad+) $395
Ulta (Trinity+) $395
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Kate is currently learning to play the ukulele, much to the despair of her husband, children, and dogs. Follow her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.