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Review: Facial Toning with NuFACE

Review: Facial Toning with NuFACE
SkinStore Editors
Writer and expert8 years ago
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Ever since I put together a post all about the secrets of facial toning with NuFACE, I've been more than intrigued about this toning technique. They say you should consider the NuFace Facial Toning Device to be an intense 'workout' for your face, fused with a luxurious massage. Just from hearing that, I was a little bit sold already. Enticing me more is that the devices look cute and quirky, and even come in baby pink, which is going to look super cute on my dresser.

But more importantly, these little devices seem to be taking the beauty world by storm, so as a Beauty Editor, I've been dying to get involved. So that's exactly what I've been doing!


Last month, my dedicated feature talked about these devices, highlighting the secrets to using NuFACE products and sharing their '5 Minute Facial' technique video. I've received lots of training around these products, so the next step naturally was to try these devices out for myself. I really wanted to see what all the hype is around facial toning at home, I mean - do I even need facial toning? What age range/skin types should be practicing this?

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If I share a few background details with you, you'll learn that although I don't desperately need it, it's definitely something that can help the appearance of my skin, thus improving contouring and  the shape of my face. I'm 30 years old, with a slightly round-ish face that I would say lacks obvious facial contour or structure. I'm lucky to not have a double chin (yet!) or areas which are slack, but I do feel the skin around my cheeks could be a little more taunt and not as 'fleshy' (I blame the occasional bad food fix!).

The device I've been using for the past month is the NuFACE Trinity, which comes with the Gel Primer. I have the classic white version, which looks quite clean and clinical, and I guess a little daunting at first. It's shiny silver heads looks like no other device, but I found a lot of confidence in the product from first browsing through the NuFACE YouTube channel, watching a lot of tutorials and tips from the brand.

In a nutshell, this innovative tool brings a micro-current technology to my skin, aiming to leave behind a tighter, more lifted appearance. After taking the test-drive for four weeks, it's safe to say I'm now a believer. My complexion didn't show results overnight, but after a four week stint, it is definitely showing benefits!

My Personal Findings

  • After week one using the device, it felt like the device was stimulating and moving the skin every time I used it, with no pain or vibrations.
  • Every time I applied the Gel Primer and then used the device (I followed this order each time) I did a slightly tingly sensation, but it actually felt quite nice, like something was 'working'...
  • After two weeks, I felt as if the regular use of the device was increasing my blood circulation, as my appearance looked fresher and healthier, with a much more obvious glow after each use. It's hard to describe, but almost like my skin was really getting work from a deep down level.
  • After four weeks, I feel there is a slight improvement to the fleshier skin on my cheeks. The skin feels a little more tighter and toned, almost a little like any water or excess fat had been 'drained' a little. To touch, I can feel the difference completely. To look at, the appearance of the results are visible but quite minor, but I'm convinced with regular use I'll only see this improve!

Our make-up specialist, Anna, also took the NuFACE device to the test. See what she has to say below:

“After recently trying out the NuFace facial toning device, I see what all the fuss is about. Not only is the device aesthetically pleasing, I now keep it as a decoration on my dressing table, as well as using it for its sole purpose – to help tone and contour my face.The product came with a gel primer which I apply to my face before using the device as instructed. I found the device very straightforward to use; after charging for 12hours (overnight), I followed the instructions of gliding from my jawline up until the beep sound came on, which is the point you know to move on to another part of the face.

 I’m usually quite hesitant towards using electronic devices on the skin, but after seeing the potential for how the device can help tone and improve facial contouring, I’m now converted and thoroughly recommend this product for all ages. I’ve found that a natural facial-lift without any surgery needed is now the way forward. As a 26 year old, I’ve found that skincare regimes such as this luxury device are crucial to implement into my daily routine whilst going through the “aging” process. The smoothness of this product adds to the overall enjoyable experience of having a more exciting way to now improve my daily skincare routine.”

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So it's safe to conclude we are two happy reviewers!

Our SkinStore beauty team are going to continue using the NuFACE devices to see if the results continue. In the meantime, if you wish to explore the brand yourself, you can view the full range of devices and products here. 

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