NuFace Microcurrent Mini Starter Kit Reviews: Results, Pros And Cons After 3 Weeks

Do microcurrent device work on Fine lines and wrinkles amongst other things? I have been batting with this aging effect for a while now and trying numerous products is tiring. I came across the NuFace Microcurrent device online while following an influencer on TikTok and decided to give it a go.

In this review, I’ll share my experience buying and using this device, its pros, cons and side effects and what to expect.


Overview Of NuFace Microcurrent Device

NuFACE is a microcurrent device that clams to help with the appearance of wrinkles, lift eyebrows, enhance collagen of your skin. The manufacturers claim it does this by, sending weak electrical signals into the skin, which stimulate the muscles beneath, resulting in a lifted appearance, tone the skin and contour the jawline. The 3 popular Nuface devices are Nuface Trinityand Mini, Face Mini+. But does nuface work or another unrealistic claim?

My Experience Buying And Using The NuFace Mini Starter Kit

I bought my NuFace Mini during the Black Friday deal in 2023, all thanks to a recommendation from one of my favorite influencers. They mentioned how great it is to use microcurrent facial toning regularly. So, I was excited to give it a try.

My kit from arrived after 5 days. The company provides a free app that you can download to your smartphone, It guides you through the whole process and even sends you reminders to keep on track. They also throw in an instruction manual with links to some videos on how to use the device properly. I followed along with those videos a few times.

But the gel that comes with it is not great. It dries up way too quickly, and if it’s not wet enough, you’ll feel a sting. I even tried using aloe vera gel, but that didn’t work well for me.

I started having issues with the on/off switch, and it just wasn’t working properly. The device wouldn’t charge, and to top it off, the plastic casing ended up cracking and breaking. This was my third NuFace device, and it seems like the same thing happens every time. They just stop working after a few weeks. So, I reached out to customer service, hoping for a solution. But all they did was send me troubleshooting advice on how to charge the device. They flat out refused to refund my money because it had been more than 90 days since I purchased it.

I took several photos of myself before and after to compare the results side by side, to really track my “progress.” What I found was that my face looked different in different lighting and from various angles. After about a week of use, I decided it wasn’t worth the $200 price tag for what seemed like a placebo device to me. I honestly liked my before photo better.

Oh, I got a few new zits from whatever was in the primer. They tell customers that they may not see results for 60 days, which is right after the point where you can’t return the product. Definitely overhyped.

Does NuFace Work? Customer Reports

Yes it works. However, NuFace does not give long term treatment to fine lines and wrinkles amongst other things it promises. Some users on Reddit have reported negative side effects as a result of using device and the device not working as marketed. In my case it caused zits to breakout on my skin and I’m yet to see any results so far and this was one of the reasons why i stopped using the device. A customer report said

Getting NuFace will be your biggest mistake. The brand knows how to market properly, but this device does nothing. Trust me. Myself (59 y.o), my sister (52), and two of her friends (both 48 and 52), decided to purchase this device together after watching lots of YouTube videos. We followed their protocol for 5 months straight. Although it should bring “immediate” results like they claim, we decided to give it a few months to judge. Listen, it does NOTHING. Literally nothing. I did some research myself and decided to give home microneedling a chance, which made a lot of sense in terms of the science behind it. I bought a high-quality derma pen and started microneedling with a 1.5mm depth every 2 weeks.


Also, the website seems to be selling low quality products as numerous customers have complained of defective products and inability to return the products. Alternatively you can try Qure micro infusion , Microneedling or visit a dermatologist to recommend the best form of treatment for you.

Nuface Toning Device Pros: What I Like About It

  1. The company has a free app that you can download to your smartphone. It guides you through the usage and sends reminders to help you stay on track with your routine.
  2. The NuFace Mini comes with an instruction manual, which includes links to helpful videos that show you how to use the device correctly. This made it easier to get started.

NuFace Mini Starter Kit Cons: What I Don’t Like

  1. The gel that comes with the device left much to be desired. It dried up way too fast.
  2. I had problems with the device itself. The on/off switch began malfunctioning, and it had difficulty holding a charge.
  3. When I reached out to customer service for assistance, I didn’t get the resolution I was hoping for.
  4. I also noticed that I got a few new breakouts, possibly from the primer used with the device.

Where To Buy Toning Device

You can buy Nuface from Amazon, QVC, Ulta, and Sephora, and also from their official website The price range is between $160-$250.

How To Use

  1. Charge NuFACE Mini for 24 hours initially.
  2. Three glides on one side of the neck, three times.
  3. Three glides on one cheek, three times.
  4. Three swipes up one side of the forehead, three times.

Repeat the same process on the other side of your face. Each swipe takes a few seconds and ends with a beep.

Side Effects

Definitely avoid using it on skin that’s already irritated or has issues. I’ve heard of some users having nerve damage, facial pain, and even cases of arrhythmia, broken capillaries, and stinging after using the device. So, it’s important to be mindful and observe how your skin responds to it.


NuFACE is a microcurrent device that clams to help with the appearance of wrinkles, lift eyebrows, enhance collagen of your skin. When I reached out to customer service for assistance, I didn’t get the resolution I was hoping for.
I also noticed that I got a few new breakouts as a side effect of using the device.


  1. How long do NuFACE results last? Results last a hours or few days.
  2. When should you use NuFACE? Use it after cleansing, with the primer gel, and you can choose morning or evening.
  3. Can you use NuFACE without gel? You should not use it without the gel because it can cause discomfort.
  4. Is NuFACE a substitute for botox? No, NuFACE isn’t a replacement for botox. It can improve your skin’s appearance, but it’s not a medical botox treatment.
  5. Are there attachments for NuFACE devices? Yes, NuFACE offers attachments and accessories to target specific areas or provide extra benefits.
  6. Do dermatologists recommend NuFace? Yes they do, popular dermatologists have endorsed the product as a preventive measure and not a treatment.

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