- Value: 19/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 16/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Effectiveness: 18/20
- TOTAL: 90/100
Working in the beauty industry for several years has turned me into a bit of a skeptic. Ninety-five percent of skincare products just don’t live up to their lofty claims and life-changing promises. I would know—I’ve tried nearly all of them. The only thing that’s ever transformed my skin before my eyes have been baby Botox, which smoothed out my crow’s feet in mere seconds. But when trips to the derm were put on pause during the early days of the pandemic, I went back to just slathering on eye cream and hoping for the best. Only, I was left wondering why I even bothered since it seemingly had zero effect, no matter how diligent I was with it.
But there was one at-home treatment I hadn’t tried: the FDA-approved NuFACE Trinity microcurrent device. I’ve gotten microcurrent treatments during facials before (where they deliver tiny electric currents that stimulate your muscles to improve facial contours, facial tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles), and can attest to their totally safe, cheekbone-sculpting, eyebrow-lifting benefits. Surely the at-home version wouldn’t be as good, right? Well, even I, a beauty skeptic, was floored after using the NuFACE Trinity device for the first time. It's 20 percent off right now, along with everything else on site during the brand's friends and family sale. You don't even need a coupon code since discounts have already been applied, but you will need to shop before the sale ends on March 6.
Nevertheless, to be sure I was getting the most out of my device, I set up a one-on-one Zoom session with the co-founder and CEO of NuFACE, Tera Peterson, to get a tutorial from the pro herself. In the past, Peterson and her team of NuFACE aestheticians have made “house calls” to celebrity and VIP homes (from Kate Hudson to Molly Sims). But during the pandemic, those in-person meetings shifted to virtual sessions that are free to anyone (even if you’re not an A-lister). So, of course, I jumped at the chance.