Best at-home microcurrent devices & reviews

These are my favourite at-home microcurrent devices to give you healthy, hydrated, firm, smooth & bright skin. Learn all the pros & cons to help you find the perfect one.
These are the best at-home microcurrent devices tested & reviewed by Wearebodybeautiful.com

by | October 14, 2022

Pros & cons round-up review of the best at-home microcurrent devices from Nuface, ZIIP and Foreo by Wearebodybeautiful.com

Super-charged skin...

This round-up is for you if you want to know what microcurrent can do for your skin, how it works, and which are the best at-home options.

You'll find a quick overview about at-home microcurrent and then a concise summary of my testing feedback and the pros & cons for  each of the best microcurrent devices to use at-home.

The best at-home microcurrent devices from my tests

These are the best at-home microcurrent devices tested & reviewed by Wearebodybeautiful.com

Before jumping into the pros & cons of each at-home microcurrent device, check out the quick overview about microcurrent technology. This helps clarify what microcurrent can do for you.

These are the best devices I recommend from my thorough testing:

GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum

A quick overiew of…

At-home microcurrent

“Pleasant, soothing, almost-daily routines that gradually heal & refresh for healthy, hydrated, smooth & bright skin.”

Top brands: ZIIP, Nuface, FOREO

Regenerates, heals & protects

Face & neck
All skin tones & types

💰💰 to 💰💰💰💰💰

Based on medical therapy

WHAT IS IT?

A very low amp electric current sent into your skin & tissues via a conductive gel.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

As you age, you produce less and less cellular energy, called ATP. Microcurrent stimulation supercharges your skin with ATP.

The current - typically around 400 microamps (μA) - mimics your body’s natural bioelectricity. It fuels electrochemical changes in your cells including cellular respiration which produces energy molecules. This energy is called ATP. Microcurrent radically boosts ATP levels. ATP is vital for all your cellular functions.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Boosting ATP levels fills your depleted reserves so it’s always on hand to soothe inflammation, boost circulation, help cells detoxify and promote amino-acid and protein production. Important proteins are collagen and elastin. These heal, repair, support and moisturise our skin.

EVIDENCE

Microcurrent’s origins are in professional physiotherapy to heal damaged tissues. Microcurrent healing has plenty of quality clinical evidence proving it works.

At-home microcurrent facials work by the same principle, but there’s very little clinical evidence supporting it. And there's none at all showing it tones or lifts facial muscles.

The FDA indicates cleared at-home microcurrent devices for ‘Facial stimulation’.

Learn even more detail about micrcocurrent in this indepth article.

I

Ease of use

Requires gel

Gliding routines

App control & guided

Pleasant & painless

Zings over spots & blemishes

Very rare side effects

Effort

Typically 5+ mins per session

3 to 6 sessions per week

For ongoing use

Results

See results at 4+ weeks

Best results after 3+ months

Take before & after photos! 📷

More is best

Results vary. You may see:

✔️ Clearer & hydrated skin 

✔️ Better skin tone & texture 

✔️ Less puffiness & inflammation 

✔️ Softened fine lines & wrinkles 

✔️ Lifted sagging jowls, hooded eyes & brows

✔️ Tighter & firm skin for enhanced facial contour 

1. ZIIP GX & OX

"Tight, bright, healthy, dewy & flawless skin."

ZIIP Nano GX & OX revieed by Wearebodybeautiful.com

4.3 / 5

Face, eyes & lips all in one

Microcurrent & nanocurrent

Face & neck

💰💰💰💰

ZIIP GX & OX deals

I earn a small commission when you shop via my links. Thank you for your support!

BODY5

CurrentBody voucher code

ZIIP GX & OX Review Summary

The ZIIP is a very effective microcurrent and nanocurrent multi-tasking device. I love the stay-wet, nourishing, ZIIP conductive gels. And the easy, varied microcurrent and nanocurrent routines work at different tissue depths and on all areas of your face, including around your eyes and lips. So, you need no additional pricey attachments. It does it all.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The ZIIP Nano is a mighty device to focus on rejuvenation for all areas of your face and neck, including eyes and lips without any additional pricey attachments.
Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Simple operation, easy and quick to get the hang of. Requires focus with several varied length & targeted routines. Choose & follow along with the videos in the App. The nourishing gels don’t dry out, and a pleasant massaging sensation with no pain, irritation or side effects.

Effort

💧💧

A medium effort device you must commit to. Layer multiple routines in a session, 3 to 6 times per week. For ongoing, regular use. Super if you enjoy regular self-care & pamper time.

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Some may see an immediate lift. Otherwise, subtle effects build over time and differ by person. See noticeable anti-ageing results around 4 weeks, reduced pigmentation & acne at around 3 weeks. Best results after several months of regular use. Tightens, tones & clarifies for fresh, healthy & younger-looking skin.

Pros

  • Target several skin concerns in one compact device
  • Treat all facial areas (including lips & eyes) with one device
  • Pampering & energising facial massage
  • No pain or skin irritation
  • Simple, robust & easy to use
  • Nourishing gels don’t dry out & last months
  • No additional costly attachments

Cons

  • Gels are expensive (but last ages)
  • Results may take longer than advertised for some
  • Not everyone sees their sagging skin lifted
  • Very little clinical data on nanocurrent
  • No money-back guarantee

You can learn more about the ZIIP GX & OX in the full review here.  But if this review has helped you decide, please support my future reviews and shop via my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same. I really appreciate your support 🙏!

2. Nuface Trinity

"Tight, bright, healthy, dewy & clear skin"

Nuface Trinity at-home microcurrent device reviewed by Wearebodybeautiful.com

4.2 / 5

Best daily pamper

Microcurrent

Face & neck

💰💰💰 to 💰💰💰💰💰

90-day money back guarantee

Nuface Trinity deals

I earn a small commission when you shop via my links. Thank you for your support!

BODY5

CurrentBody voucher code

🇬🇧 UK

🇩🇪 Deutschland

🇳🇱 Nederland

🇺🇸 United States

🇨🇦 Canada

🇦🇺 Australia

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇭🇰 Hong Kong

🌏 International

Nuface Trinity Review Summary

I love my fresh, tight, smooth, dewy and incredibly healthy skin results from the Trinity. I’m happy to ditch the perfecting foundation now. It’s one of my favourites for the healthiest, freshest version of your face. But only if you can commit and make the time for this almost daily, pampering, self-care ritual.  

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The Nuface Trinity is a favourite for fresh, tight, smooth, dewy and incredibly healthy skin. But only if you can commit and make the time for this almost daily pampering self-care ritual.
Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Very easy to use, requires gel. Soothing pamper time. Use morning or night. No pain or side effects.

Effort

💧💧💧

It’s a commitment! 10 to 20-ish mins per day, 5 days a week for 60 days. Plus more for ELE & LED. Continue if needed (more is best) or switch to 2 or 3 times a week to maintain your results.

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Some people see an immediate lifting effect. But mostly subtle effects build over time and differ by person. Results get better and last longer with long term use, or fade if you stop. Refreshes, smooths, hydrates and tightens for a healthy, younger appearance.

Pros

  • Soothing, pleasant pamper time
  • You can do it whilst watching TV
  • No pain or skin irritation!
  • Comfortable, robust & very easy to use
  • Nuface leave-on gels double as nourishing skincare
  • Aloe Vera gel works as a cheaper  alternative
  • Excellent battery life
  • Clinically proven & FDA-cleared
  • 90-day money back guarantee (from CurrentBody.com)

Cons

  • High-effort start-up phase & maintenance schedule
  • Even more effort for ELE & LED attachments
  • Not everyone sees their sagging skin lifted
  • Nuface gels are expensive (you can use cheaper alternatives)
  • Expensive for all the attachments
  • The App doesn’t include the neck routine
  • It can leave a metallic taste in your mouth

You can learn more about the Nuface Trinity in the full review here.  But if this review has helped you decide, please support my future reviews and shop via my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same. I really appreciate your support 🙏!

3. FOREO Bear

"Tight, bright, healthy, hydrated & clear skin."

FOREO Bear reviewed by Wearebodybeautiful.com

4.2 / 5

Fast & no faff

Microcurrent

Face & neck

💰💰💰

FOREO Bear deals

I earn a small commission when you shop via my links. Thank you for your support!

BODY5

CurrentBody voucher code

🇬🇧 UK

🇩🇪 Deutschland

🇳🇱 Nederland

🇺🇸 United States

🇨🇦 Canada

🇦🇺 Australia

🇭🇰 Hong Kong

🇸🇬 Singapore

🌏 International

FOREO Bear Review Summary

The FOREO Bear is a fast and no-faff at-home microcurrent device. Spend just a few minutes daily compared to much more time-intensive rivals. It's easy to fit in and stick with. I love the mess-free nourishing & absorbent serum (although you can use any water-based serum) and the bright, compact design is super-cute. Freestyle in upward & outward glides along your neck and face, or follow along to 3x routines in the App.

Here's a quick summary round-up of my test scores, and pros and cons to help you decide...

The ZIIP Nano is a mighty device to focus on rejuvenation for all areas of your face and neck, including eyes and lips without any additional pricey attachments.
Ease of use

👍👍👍👍

Compact & very simple with excellent battery life. Grip it on the sides so as not to accidentally switch it off. Get acquainted with 3x follow-along 2-minute routines in the FOREO App, then freestyle it as you watch TV. Customise your microcurrent intensity & vibrations. The serum drys quickly, so apply a gel for better & longer slip. A pleasant gliding sensation with no pain, irritation or side effects.

Effort

💧

Very low effort taking just a few minutes daily.  For ongoing, regular use. 

Results

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Some may see an immediate lift. Otherwise, subtle effects build over time and differ by person. Feel smoother skin at first, then more noticeable results after 2+ months of use. Best results after several months of regular use. Tightens, firms, brightens and clears for fresh, healthy & younger-looking skin.

Pros

  • Excellent battery life
  • Fast & easy daily sessions
  • Easy to stick with
  • No pain or skin irritation
  • Quality, robust & tactile materials
  • Use any water-based serum 
  • No messy gels (unless you need more slip on your skin)
  • No additional costly attachments
  • FDA-cleared & CE certified

Cons

  • Not clinically tested
  • FOREO Serum is expensive
  • No targeted eye area routine in the App.
  • Not everyone sees their sagging skin lifted
  • No money-back guarantee

You can learn more about the FOREO Bear when I finish the full review.  But if this short review has helped you decide, please support my future reviews and shop via my links. I earn a small commission, but your price stays the same. I really appreciate your support 🙏!

Laura Gladman
I'm a bit obsessed with at-home beauty devices. It's a habit I've had for around 8 years now. I love the science, testing and reviewing them, and sharing my experience and feedback on my site Wearebodybeautiful.com. I'm also a crazy dog lady, and I don't care.

Related posts

Get news & reviews

By subscribing you agree to my Privacy Policy and to receive emails from me. I don't spam. 

Sensica Sensilift review
Sensica Sensilift review

The Sensilift’s RF combines with massaging fingers, so not only does it feel lush, but it spreads the RF current even and deep throughout your dermis. So, each skin-warming session tightens and rejuvenates as your collagen and elastin rebuild. It’s easy, intuitive, the most comfy and lowest effort at-home RF device I’ve tested. Come learn more…

Popular Categories

Learn all about the best at-home laser & IPL hair removal devices

Hair removal

Learn all about at-home skincare & anti-ageing devices

Anti-ageing & Skincare

Learn all about period pants

Period pants

Learn all about at-home Radio Frequency skin tightening

Radio Frequency

Learn all about at-home red and NIR light therapy

Red & NIR Light

Learn all about at-home microcurrent devices

Microcurrent