Last Updated on 4th January 2024 by Sarah Sarsby

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Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me for review purposes, but all thoughts are my own and unbiased

The NuFace Mini is one of the most popular microcurrent devices on the market. This neat little device claims to lift the face and reduce the signs of ageing in just 5 minutes. What’s not to love?

But does this beloved skincare device truly work to deliver impactful results, or does it fall short of its claims?

I’ve been using the NuFace Mini consistently for a few weeks and wanted to share my honest review along with some before and after photos. This helpful post will tell you everything you need to know to make an informed purchase.

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About NuFace Mini

This microcurrent device contours the face. Think of it like a workout for your face! Microcurrent sends gentle waves to the facial muscles to promote a more toned and lifted complexion. It’s suitable for all skin types, tones, and ages.

Basically, the NuFace Mini Facial Toner gives you a mini, pain-free facelift. And the current stimulates your facial muscles to contract and relax, a key part of plump-looking skin. In just 5 minutes, 5 times a week, you can maintain or increase your facial firmness and reduce (or prevent) wrinkles at home.


How to use the NuFace Mini

The NuFace Mini is very straightforward to use. It comes with a Hydrating Aqua Gel that acts as a primer and helps the device glide over the skin easily. Follow the simple steps below:

  1. After cleansing and drying your skin, apply the NuFace Hydrating Aqua Gel to your neck first.
  2. Turn the device on, and pick your intensity (there are 3 options).
  3. Glide it across your skin, starting at the front of your neck to the back. Stop when it beeps. Repeat 3 times.
  4. Repeat on your jawline, cheek, and forehead. Add primer to each area before treatment.
  5. Massage any leftover primer into your face and neck.
  6. Repeat this process for 5 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Best results can be seen after 2 months.

Note: If you feel tingling during the treatment, just add more primer.

NuFace Mini before and after

Before the review, these before and after photos show the results of the NuFace Mini.

The after photos were taken following 1 week of inconsistent use (around twice a week) and then 2 weeks of consistent use (5 times a week). I used the device on my forehead, cheeks, jawline, and neck.

The after photos were taken directly following treatment to demonstrate any immediate improvements in my skin, such as it looking more scultped. I also wanted to show whether the device caused any redness.

I don’t think there’s any difference in my before and after photos. However, not all skin benefits are visible, which I discuss in more detail below.

Honest NuFace Mini review

I think the NuFace Mini is good.

Firstly, it’s very easy to set up and use. Charging was quick, and there is only 1 button you need to press to turn on the device and cycle between the 3 intensities. NuFace Mini is lightweight, so there’s no arm ache when holding it either.

The Hydrating Aqua Gel is moisturising, cooling, and soothing. It helps the device glide effortlessly over the skin with no pulling, tugging, or resistance. It’s thin, non-sticky, and doesn’t absorb straight away, meaning you don’t have to keep reapplying the gel while using the NuFace Mini – at least, not in my experience.

With the NuFace Mini, I initially started with intensity 1. It didn’t feel like it was doing anything, so I moved to intensity 2 on the next treatment. I could feel non-painful stimulation with intensity 2. Then after around a week of using intensity 2, I went up to intensity 3. Again, it wasn’t painful at all, but I could feel some very light electrical pulses.

After using the microcurrent device, my skin feels immediately plumper and firmer. I find that makeup smooths over my skin beautifully shortly after using it, thanks to the plumpness. Despite the after photos not showing a difference, I can feel a difference in my skin.

So far, the NuFace Mini hasn’t improved fine lines or wrinkles, and I don’t think it makes my appearance more lifted. However, I’m hopeful that with continued use, I will see improvements in these areas too.

Where to buy

The NuFace Mini retails for £184 on CurrentBody, and this comes with the Hydrating Aqua Gel. I think this is a good price, considering this is a long-term investment and should last for years.

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Do I recommend the NuFace Mini?

I definitely recommend the NuFace Mini for anyone looking for firmer and plumper skin. While the device is quite a considerable initial investment, the value for money is excellent, if you see yourself getting a lot of use out of it.

Rating: 4 stars

It’s not the best microcurrent device I’ve tried, but I’m happy with the results. I look forward to seeing greater skin improvements with continued use.