Microcurrent at Home: Is it really possible to lift and tone your face? An Esthetician's take on NuFace, Clareblend Mini, At Home Devices

Is it possible to really lift and tone your face at home?

Of course, many gadgets now exist and are pletiful on the market.

However, price and convenience are considerations.

Plus, the fact that many are made overseas and often arrive without coherent
instructions, ability to return if malfunctioning or just not of the quality you would
hope for.

 are just a few of the well-known brands and devices that will help you


your face, eyes, jowl/jawline, nasolabial, forehead, etc.

I've tried two of them (actually three, but LYFT was under another name/distributor).

All work just fine and each have their caveats. Let's first talk about:



Readily available
Made in USA
Heavily marketed
Lots of online "training"


Rather pricey
Heavily marketed (yes, pro and con)
Issues with item (see below)
Add-ons required to do certain parts of the face (more $$$$)

I have had a NUFACE, first a full -sized and now a MINI.

I enjoyed the first one (bought it soon after it launched several  years ago). I really thought it worked pretty well although I HATED the conductive gel they sent to use with it.

Now I have a MINI NUFACE, which I bought after my original stopped working. And here's where we run into the "quality issues" I mentioned above.

The NUFACE just stopped working one day. Granted, this was after several years of use, so I didn't really think much of it. Damn, gotta buy a new one.

When I went to buy, I noticed new sizes (why?) and prices (yikes).

I decided upon a MINI, which was purported to have the same current and power as the original size.

I have to say I do enjoy the MINI quite a lot. It's small, convenient to use and fits my face well. The larger original has very large "probes" and isn't quite the fit for me.

However...quality issue #2:

A couple months after I purchased it it stopped working. 
I turned it on one day (after charging as usual) and zip, nada, nothing.

I contacted the company.

They replied that I would need to return it and pay $100 for a fix.

Say what now?

I was not thrilled with this response (read: PISSED) and let them know how shabby I thought that idea was.

They, to their credit, changed their tune and agreed to have me return it for a free replacement.

That's more like it!

Seems there were several cases similar to mine at the time and they didn't want the bad reviews, press, bitch customers, etc.

Good idea, NUFACE!

I did return it and received a replacement quite quickly.

This has worked well since them (a few years).

Happy customer.

However, here's the issue I have with this little guy:

The probes are really too large to get into some of the areas (lips, eyes) that I would like to address.

As a licensed Etsy, I know that the wands usually used with microcurrent are designed to meet the needs of all areas of the face, including mouth, lips, eyes.

This is where the NUFACE falls short. The MINI doesn't allow you to buy the add-ons needed to do the lip/eye area properly. You must have the full sized NUFACE for this, and even then, purchase the add on probes.

Hmmm, not my ideal.


This wondrous little machine packs a powerful punch and has probes that are
delightfully small enough for the lips/mouth and eyes - no add ons needed.

Never heard of it?

There's a reason...

It's not as heavily marketed AND it's available through licensed Estheticians only.

Estys are pretty happy with this machine and are referring it to their customers to 
continue and enhance their in-salon treatments.

See my post on the CLAREBLEND MINI for more info on this great little machine to
lift, tone, firm and help define your facial contours.

Yes, it's temporary (and all microcurrent treatments are), but by doing it consistently, it
actually can help keep those results and even refine your contours.

Of course, it's not on the level of surgery, but it does make a nice, noticeable difference!

Join my FREE microcurrent training course:

I'll show you how to use your microcurrent device to effect some pretty stunning results!


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