NuFACE mini Facial Toning Device Review & Giveaway

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NuFace Mini

 

I never gave collagen much thought but as I get older, understanding what it is and how to keep my body producing it has become important.  As we age, our body produces less collagen and elastin and this is what causes our skin to begin to sag.  I know, how terrible right?  You aren’t alone if you feel discouraged by the inevitable effects of Mother Nature.  However, as science and technology continues to advance, so do opportunities to combat her effects.  When NuFACE released their first at home anti-aging device over 10 years ago, it was a huge success.  The device uses microcurrent technology to tone muscles and has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.  While this was previously only available in professional settings, the first device released in 2005 for home use by NuFACE was approved by the FDA and got rave reviews.

Let’s discuss the latest facial toning device that has been released, the NuFACE mini!  A smaller, portable, less expensive device that offers the same facial toning features that their award winning Trinity device offers.

 

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The NuFace mini Facial Toning Device

The NuFACE mini is a smaller version of the NuFACE Trinity which is their best selling device.  These devices are made in the USA, FDA approved, and professionally recommended.  Today, they are sold all over the world.  The latest FDA-cleared device, the NuFACE mini features the same microcurrent technology as their top selling device in a petite, portable travel-friendly size.  Unlike the NuFACE Trinity, there are no additional attachments to swap out.  The mini is just used for facial toning.

 

The NuFACE mini is very easy to use.  Inside the box is a wall charger that plugs directly into the device , a tube of gel primer, and a users manual.  The gel is applied prior to use to help conduct the microcurrent.  The NuFACE mini takes 16 hours to initially charge so be prepared to wait a day before you get to try it out.  Patience, my beauties!  Once charged, when you press the power button in the middle, the device will light up.  You can control the intensity to be light, moderate, or intense.

 

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The reviews on NuFACE products have been consistently positive.  Interestingly, it wasn’t too long ago that I was researching exercises to tone my facial muscles.  Shocker but….I didn’t keep up with the routine.  It was too time consuming and I couldn’t figure out if I was doing the exercises properly or not.  I felt like an idiot trying to do them.  It makes sense that those muscles should be exercised to stay firm and tone.  The NuFACE mini is easier to use and within 5 minutes is designed to tone and contour your facial muscles.   It’s touted as a 5-minute face lift.  I’m on board with that!

 

The NuFACE device has been featured in InStyle, Cosmopolitan, People magazine, and Vogue!  An article was also published in 2011 in Elle Magazine about microcurrent technology and they recommend to use it alone or in conjunction with botox to help avoid muscle atrophy.  Dr. Nicholas Perricone also offers microcurrent facials in his flagship clinic.  The technology has certainly been gaining popularity over the years.

What is the NuFace Microcurrent technology?

To achieve the contouring and lifting of the facial muscles, NuFace technology uses microcurrent technology.  What is that?   Microcurrents are low level currents that help stimulate muscles under the skin and help lift, tone, and contour the facial tissues. It’s described as a mini workout for your facial muscles, many of which aren’t used a lot over time like other muscles which causes sagging.  It works from the bottom of the skin layers up to lift up tissue in a gentle non-invasive way.  This is very effective with facial toning because the skin is attached to the facial muscles.

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Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural current and can provide both instant and cumulative results.  Because microcurrent works sub-sensory, the treatment is painless.  Although when using the NuFace mini device on the medium or highest setting, I do feel a bit of a needling sensation but it’s not painful.  It feels as if though my skin is being poked by fine needles but not hard enough to penetrate the skin.  That’s the best way I can describe the sensation to you.

This is a safe and effective technology and when used consistently, can produce dramatic results.  Clinical studies and research from NuFACE* have shown microcurrent helps stimulate ATP production, which is supposed to help stimulate structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin.

How is the NuFace product used?

I thought I might get fancy with this post and make a video for you but NuFace has already thought of that!  They have a video that shares how to perform the 5 minute treatment.  This a great way to see how the manufacturer recommends you use the product so I have included the video for you here.

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Within the packaging, there are a few things to note about use of the device:

 

  • Not recommended for use on the neck, groin, chest, or eye muscle within orbital rim
  • Not recommended to use more than once daily
  • Not for use if you are pregnant
  • Device should not be used while plugged into the charger
  • Do not use while driving or in the bath or shower (not to be used in or near water)

There are a few other warnings but these are the ones I thought I’d point out.  There are also a few contraindications for use that should be carefully reviewed.  For example, the device is not approved for use if you are pregnant, have a history or seizures, cancer, or electronic implants.  There are additional contraindications in the users manual that should be carefully reviewed to ensure you are a suitable candidate to use this device.  Of course, if you have any doubts or concerns, check with your doctor or call the support number provided by NuFACE.  You should never be afraid to ask all the questions you want to.

My thoughts on the NuFACE mini

Overall I really like this device and I believe it is capable of affecting the muscles and skin tone.  There’s certainly no harm in using it if you are a candidate for the device.  As with any muscles in your body, if you exercise them, they become stronger and tighter.  Facial muscles follow suit and shouldn’t be neglected.   An important question that I don’t have the answer to is how does the strength of the current differ, if at all, between what is approved for use at home versus in a medical setting.  If there was a difference, at what level does it really matter and have a profound affect on the results?
Some users of the device experience an immediate lifting in the treated area.  That was not my personal experience but I would expect with consistent use the tone of my facial muscles will improve.  I plan to continue using the device daily and I will provide an update in 2-3 months.

Where to purchase the NuFACE mini

The NUFace mini can be purchased at B-Glowing for $199 USD.  An additional 10% discount on your first purchase can be obtained if you sign up for their mailing list.  Shipping is free with orders over $75 and B-Glowing offers a 30-day money back guarantee.  International shipping is also available.

NuFace mini Giveaway

This contest is open internationally.  Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.  Package will be shipped with insurance for a fee but ABeautifulWhim.com is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.  All packages will include tracking information. Winner to be selected at random via Rafflecopter.

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*The ENGAGE Clinical Study demonstrates a significant improvement in facial contour, skin tone and wrinkle reduction after 60 days of use of the NuFACE Trinity® Facial Trainer.

248 thoughts on “NuFACE mini Facial Toning Device Review & Giveaway

  1. My favorite beauty tool is a great moisturizer and drinking a lot of water and not wearing make up as much.

  2. My favorite beauty tool in my hair dryer. Love reading your post now I am curious to try this awesome mini facial tool. Fingers crossed!!

  3. I don’t have many beauty tools, but my favorite would have to be my tweezers! I use them for everything, beauty & other wise and to me I can substitute many other tools, but I get a lot of milage out of my tweezers and I don’t think I could “live” with out them!

  4. I(‘m a big time beauty tool lover! I love all brushes and hair tools and I just got a FOREO Luna Mini for my birthday that I’m loving!

  5. I also love my Tweezerman tweezers. And you can even have them sharpened by them. Best ever tweezers.

    1. I made a big mistake today and bought a different brand as my old tweeters are MIA. I didn’t buy Tweezerman. BIG MISTAKE. I’m switching tomorrow to get Tweezerman! Definitely agree – the best!

  6. My favorite beauty tool would probably be my eyelash curler. Don’t know what I would do without it! 🙂

  7. hello, Thanks for this lovely giveaway
    My favorite beauty tool, beautyblender makeup sponges
    good luck

  8. I’ve used other facial toning devices. You need to be dedicated to see results. I’d love to try NuFACE.

    1. NuFACE is once a day for 5 min. So, not too much time. I see a little difference and I’m starting to focus a lot under the eye area (hoping I can improve there!)

  9. I love my Clarisonic, like so many others. Clean without feeling tight. And I do think my products absorb better too.

  10. Right now my favourite tool is my Clarsonic. Feels so clean but without that tight feeling. And I do feel my products absorb better too.

  11. I would have normally said my make up brushes but after reading about NuFACE mini Facial Toning Device, this is a must. So now I will say for now my make up brushes but I know soon it’ll be the NuFACE mini Facial Toning Device! This sounds amazing, I must get one! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed the read!

  12. I have a clarisonic and I love how well it cleans your skin. This giveaway tool is something I would love to add to my collection.

  13. My favorite tool is my Jose Eber hair dryer. It has a infrared red light that shows when you blow dry but it’s to cut your blow dry in half which it does! Makes my hair shiny and smooth and it’s gentle on your hair! I have fine blonde hair and my hair is super smooth now from that dryer!

  14. well today i just got a tria eye device to review and my goodness it feels like i rolled my face in a catus ouch but i only did it 2 zaps but i love it and besides that i have a red light that it works i use got from gma deal and that is my fav cause it works

      1. It is a microdermabrasion device that helps remove dead skin cells. It is also supposed to help with several other skin problems but I mainly use it because my skin is so dry. It would be great if you could review some of their products!

  15. My eyelash curler! Even with no other makeup, if I curl my eyelashes and put a coat of mascara on, I feel better!

  16. My favorite beauty tool is makeup removing cleansing wipes. They are perfect for making sure my skin gets thoroughly cleansed after a long day.

  17. I need one of these ? Glad you are experiencing a noticeable difference. I look forward to reading your up date on this product. xo ??

  18. My tools are glycolic acid and antioxidant creams, great for surface lines and smoothing. I’m always interested in ways to firm my skin.

  19. I don’ have any beauty tool. I only use makeup remover, face cream and make up. Thank you for the chance!

  20. I love my Clarisonic Mia 2. I thought I was cleaning well without one but once I got one and started using it every day – whoa, the results are just phenomenal! My skin is triple cleaner and so much softer.

    1. It is amazing what they do. I had some lipstick stains on the back of my hand at Sephora. Nothing would remove it – NOTHING. The lady in the store walked me over to the Clarisonic demos and in 2 seconds buffed the stain right off. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

  21. The only beauty tool I have are my hands and fingers…giving myself my own facial massage. Would love to win this…thanks for the opportunity!!!

    1. Oh yes! A necessity! I love them too. I could NOT live without my lash curler. My lashes would stick straight out like sticks if I didn’t have my beloved curler. GOOD POINT!

      1. Mine also get dull… I think the brand Tweezerman offers a free sharpening guarantee but since they’re more expensive I haven’t tried that brand yet. I wouyd expect them to last longer tho.

        1. I’ve noticed they were more expensive so I haven’t tried them either. Plus, that would mean I’d need two pairs if I had to send one out for sharpening? Or maybe the exchange?

          1. I had not given it much thought before, but you’re right about the need for a second pair! I don’t know if it’s worth it in the end…

    1. Oh this is interesting. I have not heard of this device. I know the NuFACE Trinity has a light attachment tool but I haven’t tried it. Do you notice a difference using your Lightstim?

  22. Well this isn’t a tool but just recently I stumbled across a 3 step kit by Bremenn Clinical it includes a Face mask, Micro Peel and Finishing Cream it was so inexpensive that I decided to give it a try. I have extremely dry skin and just wanted my skin to look healthy. It is supposed to be a 4 week kit used once a week, I have used it twice now and tomorrow will be my third application and it has given me great results. My skin looks healthier and firmer and more defined. My skin no longer looks or feels dry. I honestly didn’t not think this product would work but it did. Even though the kit states it is a four week kit it will definitely last me at least eight weeks. I am not stingy with the product either and for under $10 at a big warehouse store, it’s a steal.

      1. I am truly impressed by this product. I am 44 years old and in all my years I find this product has worked the best for me and only in two applications. I checked out the website for BC and the exact same kit that I purchased for $9.99 sells for $79.00. I think I may stock up in case the C warehouse stops carrying it. Best thing if you don’t get the results you expect you can return it. Will you be doing an update to this post? I am curious as to how well this device works and would love more feedback after further use.

  23. I don’t have any beauty tools but I have read all about the NuFACE mini and would love to win one! Thanks for the chance!

  24. My favorite beauty tool are my fingers! When I make the time for it I love using a beauty oil and doing a face massage. This device looks quick and effective; now that I’m in my 30’s, I find I’m needing to add steps to my skin routine. Thanks for hosting this; would love to try this!

  25. Wow oh I never heard about this product! I loved, I have not tried many .. but once tried the Clarisonic Mia2 and I loved it! I must say that is on my wish list! good luck to everyone!❤️

  26. This is something I really could use this! my skin is so dull,no glow for pregnancy here!! Hyperpigmentation ,I look like i am permanently windburned and age spots!! im 34, an over the last 3 years i get carded!!!!!!!! what happened!!!! and the cheeks and neck :/ elasticity is leaving my face especially around my neck.Thank you fir another awesome contest 🙂

    1. One of the notes on the product is (Ok, bad news coming) is they don’t recommend it during pregnancy. But you could check with you doctor. I’ll tell you… if your skin is dull try some good quality Vitamin C serum. I noticed a difference when I started using it. I buy the one from SkinCeuticals. A little pricey, but I swear it’s worth it. Took about a week and I couldn’t figure out why my skin was more radiant and then I realized it was that stinky and sticky serum. That’s when we fell in love and now we are married for life.

  27. I really like the cleanser tool I have! It gets in my pores and makes it so much easier to clean out my face rather than washing with my hands

  28. Even I have tried exercises to tone my facial muscles, but it was too hard, and I was not sure whether I was doing it properly or not, so even I stopped doing it after a while. This device seems to be great, but I will wait for your final review, before making the purchase. Thank you for the giveaway, I’m super excited to participate in this,..  My favorite makeup tool is makeup sponges,.. They make my makeup application smooth and effortless.

    1. Hi Shilpa! Those exercises are weird right? I felt the same way. I couldn’t even tell if I was doing them right and I watched so many YouTube videos! Good luck with the giveaway!

      1. I had something similar from Avon about 15 years ago & it worked a treat although I ended up using it more for pain relief if I had a migraine. Then I loaned it to my sister & never saw it again!

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