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My face usually looks like a balloon in the morning, with swollen eyelids and puffy cheeks. It takes hours to put your face back together and feel like yourself (while juggling mugs of coffee, meetings, and a flurry of email notifications).
So when I found a gadget that could get rid of my balloon face in 15 minutes, Topps (the latest version of NuFace’s pocket-sized skin care device, the Mini+) was all in it. It relies on microcurrent technology to boost circulation, massage the face (reduce puffiness), and tone underlying muscles, with long-term benefits as well.
Briefly, microcurrent technology uses low-voltage electrical current to stimulate facial muscles, boosting collagen production, and repeated use over time tones muscles for a more defined, lifted look. While doing all of that, the NuFace Mini+ device also helps expel fluids from your face in no time. All these benefits combine to give you a more sculpted jawline and more defined cheekbones in minutes.
To use it, coat your skin with a branded conductive gel (included in the starter kit sold with the tool). Without this, the current will not penetrate the skin. Hold the rechargeable device to your face and move her two protruding spheres upward along the contours of your face, repeating until you’ve treated your entire face, including your brow muscles, jawline, and cheek cavities. While most skin care products take months to see real results, NuFace’s microcurrent devices are designed to deliver both immediate gratification and long-lasting results. .
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I’ve been using mine for a few weeks now and in addition to finding it much easier to overcome my daily ‘balloon face’, on days I’m not using NuFace my face looks more defined. Seeing these lasting results made me fall in love with the little tool.
NuFace’s home microcurrent devices have been around for decades, but this latest version is more compact and cheaper than its predecessor (though $245 isn’t exactly cheap). It also comes in a range of fun colors, including black and purple, which are upgrades from the usual white and silver tools.
The Mini+ Starter Kit, which includes the gel and a brush to apply it, gave me everything I needed to jump into my daily NuFace routine. It’s pretty easy to get the hang of, but the brand also offers an app that pairs with your device via Bluetooth for step-by-step tutorials and selfie result tracking.
The NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit is $245 and is available here.
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