I do like the Nuface toning system, but, I don't think that it likes me.
I recently purchased the "classic" model from Nuface at a really, reduced price. I started using immediately once I received it according to the instructions. I graduated to doing the "advanced" facial exercises.
Well, I discovered that when I held the device near my eyebrow and hairline areas, I would I would see a flashing light in my eyes and the hairs on my head would stand on end. It was a terrible feeling. I then began to to develop headaches after the sessions, so, I immediately stopped using it in this area.
I continued using the device in my cheek and neck area. But, I still experienced the strangest sensations following the exercise session. One evening was really bad. I could feel the skin on my scalp crawl and a strange pressure began to build on the top of my head. It scared me so. So, I decided to not use it every day.
But, even using it at a low setting and concentrating on just a single part of my face every day causes me to experience terrible sensations. So, even though, I believe that it is an effective for toning and firming the face, I am not sure that it is healthy tool for everyone.
This review is for the old model...I bought the nuface micro current machine (the old model in grey) recently. I used it last Monday and Tuesday and noticed that there were some red bumps on the face. I stopped using it and the face got back to being smooth again. 5 days later I gave it another try and small red bumps shown up again. It's not big bumps in height but it's in width. They do not turn into pimples, and they give the face an uneven look. I used the conductive gel by nuface as well. I am not sure if it's the gel or it's the machine. I'd love to be able to continue to use it. Do any of you have any suggestion so that I can keep using it without getting bumps everything? Thanks.
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I bought the NuFace Trinity with the eye and lip attachment from Sephora as a bundle that cost less than the 2 items normally would if purchased seperately. I have been using it for about 3 weeks. It works so well that I wish I'd taken a " before" picture.
My eyes are definitely more open/ less hooded. My jawline is firmer. The area under my eyes is much firmer. I looked at the international instructions and have been using it on my neck which is where I have seen the most improvement. (The neck is not included in US instructions.) My neck improvement is so noticeable that even my husband noticed, and he tends to be a bit oblivious about such things. The only place I haven't seen much improvement is in my lip area.
I was very skeptical about this working, but Sephora has a generous return policy so I figured " what the heck?" I will not be returning this. I am glad I took a chance on this little gadget!
I would highly recommend this to anyone concerned with loss of firmness/ sagginess in the face or neck. If using on the neck, be sure to avoid the midline. Get it somewhere with a good return policy - NuFace only allows a return within 30 days so I'd try someplace else like Sephora or Nordstrom which will allow a longer test period. I saw results quickly but have read it may take awhile for others.
Edit- I put an after pic of me from this May in my profile. .Although the lighting is different in it from the July 2013 pic, I think you can see the lifting effect I got from the NuFace.
I purchased the NuFACE Trinity from QVC mainly because of the 90 day return policy. I highly doubt I will be returning it. It works. End of story.
Last year, I suffered four strokes.the last one drew the corners of my mouth down. I hoped the NuFACE would help that. Well, it is!!! It also has raised my drooping brow, and is erasing my double chin and turkey neck.
I'm using the Aloe Vera gel and it works fine. I've been using it for about a month now. Stay tuned for my updates!!
I bought the blue model from the Nuface website during their sale a couple of weeks ago. My eyelash technician who is an aesthetician, raves about Nuface. But she suggested the newer Trinity, newer, and $200 more than what I paid.I complained about my round face, and she suggested Nuface. I have a round face. I workout, but my face stays round. I considered going to Sonobello's (chin lipo). My face looks like a chipmunk, and my chin continues to be doubled. My chin makes my face looks like a round rubber ball. I bought the device, watched the Youtube videos, and began to use it.
I'm taking pictures. After one week, my face is thinning down, not round or puffy. You can really see it in the mirror. I was using it exactly as written, but now I use it 4 times instead of 3 times, as the instructions say.
I have a sample of Clinic serum, which did nothing for me, so I use it before I do the Nuface. Then I use the conductive gel (oh so little, it's lame, the gel is my only complaint.), on just the area I am working on. I do the sides of my neck, my chin, both cheeks, the sides of my eyes, and my forehead in 3 parts.
It doesn't take 5 minutes, more like 20. I've had it a week, and haven't skipped a night. 2-3 times a week, I exfoliate with the Ulta version of Clairsonic, with Oil of Olay Regenerist cleanser before using the Nuface.. You can't use a cleanser with oil. Using the sample of Clinque serum really makes a difference. I'm not about to pay $132 for a serum only to use it with Nuface.I might get the Nuface Serum, on Amazon it's slightly affordable.
I ordered Aloe Gel http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016AZE4K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 because throughout these reviews, I've read where others have done the same. It even suggests Aloe gel in the instructions, which is cheaper than Nuface by far. At this point, I wash my face after, Then I use Oil of Olay Regenerist serum, which is worthy of what it does. I used the Nuface on my hands, but had to turn it way down, and wasted more gel. I also had to turn it down on the sides of my neck.
When I begin using the Aloe gel, I won;t wash my face after.
Using the device 4 times on my face, instead of 3, has firmed it up. It's starting to not look like a rubber ball, Infact, I can really see a difference which is nearly phenomenal. It looks like I had Sonobello or Botox.. The Nuface Classic is a keeper, for the price I got it at. I also added a 2 year protection program, due to the reviews here.
I love the device. Not the gel, not a fan. Nor the packaging. I recently got an Ulta makeup bag freebie that is perfect. The could totally do better on the gel. I suspect, by the end of next week, the sample of gel I received with the Nuface will be gone. I would, 1. Include a case of some sort, and 2, the gel is sucky, and not worth reordering.
I'm re-wording because my original review was taken down.
I *HAVE* had the original genuine NuFACE product used on me by my esthetician and I loved it. So let me review the NUFACE MICROURRENT FACIAL TONING SYSTEM: I experienced the taste of metal in my mouth and some involuntary twitching. haha. Definitely stimulates the skin. It brings fresh blood flow to the most superficial capillaries of the face. My face looked rejuvenated and plumper. A little something new.
I like using new gadgets because I feel the skin needs a change in routine. I think it adjusts to whatever you're feeding it/doing to it.
I do use 100% aloe vera gel at home.
VERY important to know what you're doing with it and how to use it. Don't take any risks here.
As a COMPLETELY unrelated side note: So glad I paid over 200 bucks for this simple device. One should not purchase a replica from popular auction website from a foreign country for a fraction of the price of the name brand. No. Especially if it has the same effects down to the letter. But yeah, the NUFACE is amazing.
I use the nuface on my clients in the spa that i work in, and on myself. The results are outstanding. We cannot keep any in stock!
I purchased the Nuface Trinity in January and returned it in April. At first my results were good, you could see a small difference in the plumpness and lift between the left side and right side of my face. Althought that was great, the next morning it would be gone and of course, reading what other people have said, results are cumulative. Well after 3 months of daily use, the same thing would happen, plump and full after usage and then wakeup to the same old me. I didn't like the gel, it would dry up too fast, aloe vera seemed like a bad substitute as it didn't conduct well when I used it. I also didn't like the few zaps and tiny shocks it would give you when the gel dried up. And didn't like how it stimulates the optic nerve... overall, this would be a good temporary fix, for a red carpet event or whatever but no long term results.
Oh and I don't think this should be in the "toners" section, its a misc beauty tool.
I've been using the NuFace Trinity for six months. During the first two months, I did not notice much of a change in my facial appearance. After 60 days, I did notice a very subtle change in facial tone. It was not until the beginning of the fourth month of use that I finally saw significant change in my facial appearance. There is definition in my jawline and my jowls are diminishing. There is a very slight lift at my eyebrows but there definitely is a lift. My skin facial skin tone is improved. After 30 days, I would have returned this device as I really did not think it was worth the price tag and time. I had a 60 day trial period, so I decided to stick with it. Mainly, because I have read so much about the benefits of micro current and ultrasound facials. So, I used the device for the full 60 days, 5-7x week, and to be honest, I was on the fence. At that time, my esthetician was on the hunt for a "professional" ultrasound device for her business. She touted the results of her own experience with professional micro current treatments. Based on that, I elected to keep the Trinity and continue the treatments 4-5x a week. I am very glad I stuck with it - after six months, I am reaping the benefits. DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE NEAR THE EYES AND ORBITAL AREA. SEE THE NUFACE WEBSITE FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF HOW TO USE THE DEVICE PROPERLY ON THE FACE, FOREHEAD AND JAWLINE. There is also a video on body treatments for stomach and thighs. This is a very expensive device made for home use. It is not as strong as professional devices used by estheticians. I don't believe anyone will see immediate results - it is not a miracle 10 minute face lift. It is a device that with use, will over time, improve facial tone. It stimulates the muscles and also helps serum treatments to penetrate deeper into the skin. I use Epicuren Aloe Vera Gel rather than the Nuface conductivity gel - it works best for me and does not dry up. The NuFace gel dries way too quickly and has a tacky feel.
I purchased the NuFace ELE attachment. The ELE ATTACHMENT did NOT deliver a current. Perhaps it was defective. RETURNED IT AND WILL NOT REPURCHASE THE ELE ATTACHMENT.
I used this faithfully for a week and saw absolutely no results. Put it down for a few days then used it again every other day and two weeks later- Eureka- my cheeks and jawline look noticeably better contoured. Mind you, I've been self-conscious of my slightly chubby cheeks since I was a teen and agonize over the slight droop in my jawline that no-one else seems to be aware of (or they're too nice to acknowledge it).
Anyway, I let the device beep at least three times in each spot rather than gliding over an area then going over it again. I haven't concentrated use on the brow area much but will update. By way of "proof": My boyfriend was asked to give my birthday (1946) to a female healthcare provider and she tried to correct him by saying, "nineteen SIXTY-seven, right?"
**EDIT 9/6/12*** So I used this faithfully for about 3 weeks then decided to loan it to a friend thinking I'd demand it back after a week or so... it's been months now and my face is still looking pretty darned good though I think I'll try another several sessions soon. Maybe for some the muscle re-setting is longer-lasting????