I have been using the NuFACE Trinity device for quite a few years now and wanted to share my review in today’s post. While I love beauty and skincare, I don’t have any devices that really wowed me until now. I like using my Gua Sha stone from time to time, but I have seen such fantastic results with this at home microcurrent device that I find myself reaching for it more. As I have heard time and time again, this device really works IF you are willing to use it consistently. The results are hardly visible if you use it once in awhile, but really significant is you are committed to using it at least 5-6 times a week.
I was a bit worried that it would be very time consuming which would discourage me from using but it’s actually so easy and quick to use! I have the Trinity device but there is also the NuFace Mini that is a little less expensive but delivers the same results. The NuFACE uses microcurrent technology to help firm, tone and sculpt the face. Microcurrent stimulates the face sending gentle waves down to the facial muscles and by energizing these muscles it gives the face a more lifted appearance. Microcurrent facials utilize low-level current that mimics the body’s natural ionic flow. Here are a few of the NuFace benefits:
- Re-educates the muscles
- Stimulates the recovery of tissue that is damaged
- Improve muscle tone in the face/neck
- Temporarily improve local circulation
- Firm and tighten sagging skin
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Enhance product penetration
- Aid in lymphatic drainage
Before & After
I wanted to give a before and after look so I took the above picture one night after using it on the right side of my face. You can see that side looks less puffy, more sculpted, lifted and slimmer. I can especially see the nasiolabial fold on my face is less pronounced and smoother. And the results will continue with regular use. There isn’t a definitive number of times you should go over each area with the device but I prefer to give 2-3 passes on each part of the face that I targeting. Be sure you are moving the device from the inner part of your face to the outer and in an upward motion.
I will usually use it on my jawline, over my cheekbones to sculpt, over the brows lifting them up, between the eyes in an upward motion to smooth out those “11 lines” and then repeat on the other side of my face. I recommend starting on the lowest setting and increasing it over time until you feel comfortable enough to use the highest setting regularly.
Here are a few FAQs that readers have sent me which I thought I would answer in today’s post.
1. Can you feel the microcurrent going through the skin? Does it hurt?
I can’t feel the microcurrent unless I go over a place on my face that doesn’t have any primer on it. The primer helps to conduct the microcurrent so without it, you will feel a tiny shock/zap. It’s not painful but it just reminds you to apply some primer on that area.
2. Where do you use it in your routine?
I use it after I have cleansed and toned but before I apply any serums or moisturizers. You must use it on cleansed skin. You don’t necessarily have to use an oil-free cleanser beforehand but I usually do.
3. Do you have to use the gel primer with it?
The short answer is yes. You must apply the gel primer in order to help the device conduct the microcurrent. I usually apply it on the area of the face that I’m working on. You can simply rub it in afterwards and continue with your skincare routine once you’re done using the device, but I prefer to wipe it off. NuFACE obviously suggests their primer as the only product to use to help conduct the current, but a few of you that have the device have recommended this mask by Peter Thomas Roth as another option. I have not tried it yet but thought I would mention it.
4. How long do Nuface results take to show up?
I saw results after the first time using it! It really helps to immediately lift the area and sculpt the face. It’s amazing!
5. Is it easy to use?
Yes, super easy to use! Once you turn it on, you can choose the intensity that you prefer and then begin using. It will beep when it’s time to move to another part of the face.
6. How exactly do you use it on the face?
What movements or motions do you do? To be honest, I really didn’t know so I went on their Instagram to see if there were tutorials. HOLY COW! There are a million tutorials and educational videos on their social media channels and site. For me, I run it along my jawline, along my cheekbone and lift my brow with it. You want to always move it in an upwards and outwards motion to lift the face. I will use it in on my Instagram insta-stories and then save it to a highlight so you can reference it going forward. I would also encourage you to follow them on Instagram because they are always sharing tutorials!
How To Clean Nuface
I clean the NuFace after each use because I am using it with the priming gel and I want to remove all of that. I usually take a damp cloth and wipe down the two knobs that conduct the current and any other places that the gel might have gotten onto. You can also use rubbing alcohol to gently rub down the device and then ensure the device is completely dry before storing it.
How Often Should I Use NuFace
As I mentioned above, the NuFace is really effective if used consistently and regularly. I recommend using it 5-6 days a week to really see lasting results. You can either use it in the morning or evening depending on your schedule but it’s important that it is done at least once a day for the first month or two. While the results are quite instant, you will get even better results with regular use. Each swipe along the different parts of the face with the device should be repeated three times.
Other NuFace Devices to Try
In addition to the NuFace Trinity device that you can use on the entire face, there is the Fix device that smooths and blurs the look of fine lines around the eyes and helps to create the look of fuller lips. There is a Trinity Eye and Lip attachment that which specifically helps to lift the eyebrows and nasolabial folds and tighten the skin around the eyes, mouth and 11’s. There is also the Trinity Wrinkle reducer attachment that uses red light therapy to address deep set lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. For the body, there is the NuFace Body Toning Device which reduces the appearance of uneven skin and helps to firm the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and waist.
I was really unsure if the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device would live up to the hype but I am a total believer now! It’s definitely worth the splurge if you are going to commit to using regularly. If you are thinking of investing in one, I have a discount code that can be used for any of the NuFace devices or ancillary products. Use code: ALITTLEBITETC for 10% off.