We Tried NuFACE. Our Verdict? Wrinkles Should Watch Their Back!

I’m getting to that oh-so-lovely age of face wrinkles. 

Now, I can’t complain too much because my skin still looks pretty good, BUT the area around my eyes is inching into crepe paper territory. And I’m extremely unhappy about it. 

Why not get Botox, you may ask? Well, for one, I go to extraordinary lengths to avoid unnecessary needles. Secondly, if those needles are going anywhere near my eyeballs, fuck that. 

One day, I was on the phone with my friend, Morgan, and there was a buzzing noise, which, for a split second, I thought was a vibrator (thank god I didn’t ask her that). 

“What’s that buzzing noise?” I asked. “Is there a buzzing noise or am I losing it?”

Morgan said, “I’m electrocuting my wrinkles.” 

She explained that her friend, Chloe, told her about this device that uses electronic pulses to zap wrinkles. All I needed to hear was “zap wrinkles” and I, immediately, bought a NuFACE.

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Anxiously awaiting the product that promised to lessen the appearance of my crepe-y crow’s feet, I read up on what it does. 

The NuFACE uses microcurrents to “Re-energize your skin’s natural current as it slows with age. This boost of energy travels beyond the surface of the skin to help address signs of aging, instantly, and over time.”

It’s said to tone and help the appearance of sagging or crepey skin, which is what I want and need. Other benefits include firming to improve skin’s strength; contouring to help improve the definition of facial features; and smoothing to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dimples. It can leave my one cheek dimple alone, thank you very much. But everything else sounded perfect. 

After a long 3 weeks (thank you, slow supply chain) my NuFACE arrived and I tore open the box like a kid on Christmas. I got the NuFACE Trinity® Starter Kit, which includes the device, charger, and Hydrating Leave-On Gel Activator, “A must-have to ensure the microcurrent is conducted down to the facial muscle.”

I charged it up and prepped my face with the “must-have” gel activator and got to work. You’re supposed to use it for 5 minutes, which feels like an eternity when you’re microcurrent-ing delicate areas of your face, so my first time ended after 3 minutes. 

Not gonna lie, it felt weird, and if you apply too much pressure, it’s slightly uncomfortable (you’re not supposed to use a lot of pressure – I was overzealous). 

I also saw flashing lights while using it, which freaked me out. But on their FAQ page, they say this is normal, explaining “A common reaction is a perception of flashing lights during your NuFACE treatment, resulting from the stimulation of the optic nerve. If you notice this condition constantly and when not using your NuFACE device, please consult your doctor.”

Uh, I definitely saw pinpoints of light — don’t gaslight me, NuFACE

My first time didn’t deter me and I was back at it the next day. Only this time, I applied a thicker coat of the gel, used less pressure, and it was a much better experience. I made it the entire 5 minutes and was quite pleased with myself for sticking it out. 

I’ve been using it for about a month and my skin definitely looks tighter after a session — as for long term results, I can’t say yet. But I’m really pleasantly surprised with the short term results, so I give the NuFACE an enthusiastic thumbs up. 

So, if you are not ready to pull the trigger on fillers or Botox just yet, I’d recommend this stopgap — it’s worth the price. They have several different options and skin care products, but pay attention to what you choose because some attachments are sold separately! 

One bit of advice: the gel activator comes in a small tube, so it doesn’t last long. After 2 weeks of treatments, I had to order another, so consider that when ordering.

NuFACE Trinity® Starter Kit

nuface microcurrent facial device

What It Is:

“A Pro-Level, Award-Winning Microcurrent Facial Toning Device that tones, lifts, and contours the facial muscles while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a 5-Minute Facial-Lift®. Take your lift to the next level by swapping out attachments for the true, pro-level experience of microcurrent and red light therapy.”

What Makes It Special:

  • Stimulates the larger surface areas of the face and neck with microcurrent to help improve facial contour, tone, and the look of fine lines and wrinkles

  • 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week provides instant and cumulative results

  • Get advanced treatments with the interchangeable Effective Lip & Eye and Wrinkle Reducer Attachments (sold separately)

  • FDA-Cleared, Aesthetician-Approved

  • Includes Hydrating Leave-On Gel Activator, a must-have to ensure the microcurrent is conducted down to the facial muscle


Trinity® Supercharged Skincare Routine

nuface supercharged skincare routine

What It Is:

“Awaken your skin with a two-step routine for a 5-Minute Facial-Lift®! Tone, lift, and contour your facial muscles while firming, brightening, and hydrating the skin.”

What Makes It Special:

  • Improves facial contour and tone, while helping to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Firm and brighten your complexion

  • Hydrates for up to 48 hours

  • 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week provides instant and cumulative results

  • Skincare Travel Bag & Clean Sweep Brush included!

  • Trinity® Device compatible with interchangeable Effective Lip & Eye and Wrinkle Reducer Attachments (sold separately) for advanced treatments


Ultimate All-In-One

NuFace ultimate all-in-one treatment kit

What It Is:

“Everything you need for your ultimate lift! Tone, lift, and contour facial muscles while reducing fine lines and wrinkles with our most complete microcurrent and LED red light therapy kit. It includes two devices, three attachments, and two activators.”


Supercharged Skin Trio

NuFace supercharged skin trio

What It Is:

“Take your lift to new heights! Both of our Microcurrent Activators are your device’s BFF to conduct the microcurrent down to the facial muscles. Get added skincare benefits with each, including up to 48 hours of hydration.”

What Makes It Special:

  • Silk Crème Activator firms and brightens your skin while hydrating for up to 48 hours

  • Aqua Gel Activator leaves skin feeling soft and looking vibrant, while hydrating for up to 24 hours

  • Powered by our proprietary blend, IonPlex®, to transfer the microcurrent from your device down to the facial muscles

  • Improves your device’s glide for a seamlessly smooth lift

  • Includes our Clean Sweep Brush for easy application



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