Best home anti-aging & beauty devices round-up

“I f I could turn back time, if I could find a way!” said Cher way back in 1989. Just 11 at the time (and with near-perfect skin) I couldn’t guess that 30 years later my inner voice would sing those lyrics literally every time I glimpse in a mirror.

Curse you, Cher.

But aging is inevitable. And I don’t want a facelift, botox or even fillers. I’d just like to look bright, awake and healthy. The best version of my 40-something face, aging gracefully.

And now I’m bored of expensive creams promising miracles. And doing zilch. So, I’ve started testing a few at-home anti-aging and skincare devices using various types of scientific sorcery. And I’m happy I did. It’s time to share with you the best home anti-aging devices (so far)…

Nuface Trinity Microcurrent

Lifted, healthy & dewy skin | £240 to £315

Photo of the Trinity Microcurrent device facing forward held comfortably in the hand.

Visible effects: Tighten, lift & contour, shrink pores, firm & smooth skin, depuff eye bags, lift eyebrows & hooded eyes, fade fine lines & wrinkles.

👍 For mild to moderate sagging, wrinkles, large pores, hooded eyes & bags

Effort
It’s a committment! 5 to 25 mins per day, 5 days a week for 60 days. Then 2 or 3 times a week to maintain your results.

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

Results
Subtle effects build over time and differ by person. Refreshes and lifts for a healthy, younger appearance.

Pros

  • Soothing, pleasant pamper time
  • No pain or skin irritation!
  • Very easy to use
  • 90-day money back guarantee (from CurrentBody.com)

Cons

  • Gel’s a bit faffy, plus ongoing cost
  • High intensities can leave a metallic taste in mouth

Price from £240 to £315

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The Nuface Trinity microcurrent device is safe for all skin tones and types. FDA-cleared as a facial stimulator, it’s a home version of popular microcurrent facials from beauty spas. Use it with a water-based conductive gel.

Use the Trinity Microcurrent with conductivity gels.

The microcurrent mimics the bioelectricity in your body. This stimulates tissues on neck and face making them smoother, lifted, tight and supple for a healthier and younger appearance.

How does it work?

As we age, our bodies create less of a vital molecule called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP fuels cell processes all through-out your body. This includes building collagen and elastin which repair and refresh your skin keeping it young. Therefore, less ATP is sad times.

Our bodies create ATP using natural bioelectricity in our cells. And this is how the Trinity helps. The gentle microcurrent circulates in your skin and is so similar to your body’s own, your cells use it to create ATP. This increased ATP boosts metabolism, flushes out toxins and builds collagen and elastin.

Gentle microcurrent at maximum 400 μA (micromps) leaves the massaging spheres and travels throughout your facial tissues to boost ATP production.

With frequent use you build and store more ATP in your skin.  So gradually, sluggish unhealthy aged cells wake-up and shake-up for a healthier, fresher-faced you. Happy times.

The treatment plan

The Trinity’s treatment plan is clinically-proven. Treat 5 days a week for the first 60 days. Routines last between 5 to 20 minutes depending on your target areas and / or available time. After 60 days or 2 months you should see good results. Then switch to 2 or 3 sessions per week.

These less frequent treatments top-up your ATP levels and maintain your results. You may continue to see improvements too.  

What’s it like?

The device is small but weighty, curvy and ergonomic with quite a bit of character. The weight and balance in your hand adds to the robust, quality build feel. And the packaging is beautiful.

Professional, attractive, quality kit.

There are no safety locks or sensors because the microcurrent is so gentle. And, with just a single power and intensity select button, it’s very simple to operate. The battery life is excellent too, lasting 2 weeks of daily use.

The Trinity device in the charging cradle. Pop it back on when you’re done so it’s always ready to go.

The cordless Trinity device is a doddle to move around your face and neck. A series of soothing glides and holds make-up the routines. Start on your left neck, cheek then forehead. The repeat on the right. Beeps sound every 5 seconds so you know when to move to the next position. After a few uses, the sequence of glides and holds are easy to remember.

What does it feel like?

I love the indulgent, cooling, soothing glides of the spheres over my skin. You must apply a thin layer of conductivity gel to your skin. It doesn’t drip or sting eyes. Apply it in sections as you treat your face to prevent it drying out. It’s a bit faffy but quickly becomes part of the pampering routine.

You can also massage the Nuface gels into your skin afterwards so there’s moisturising benefit there too. The 24K primer gels are delicious with added firming or brightening active ingredients.

Related: do you have to use the Nuface gels?

There’s virtually no sensation from the microcurrent. However, it can zing as you pass over a spot or blemish and pull slightly around your hair line. Sometimes, there’s a slight metallic taste too. But no uncomfortable skin reactions from the sessions.

Pampering routine

You need to be consistent and commit to the Nuface almost daily to see results.

The minimum commitment is the simple glide routine on neck and face at 5 minutes per session. Add in all the advanced holds and it’s 20 minutes. Or just do the ones you need for problem areas.

The almost daily routine takes between 5 to 20 minutes depending on the glides & holds you choose.

Based on the two routines, over the first 60 days you’ll spend between 3.5 to 14 hours treating yourself with the Trinity. Then just 15 minutes to 1 hour per week during maintenance.

If you can fit this in the commitment isn’t so much of a chore because it’s a calming, pampering experience. You can do it at anytime during the day, but just once in a 24-hour period. I tried both morning and evening and preferred an unrushed, wind-down evening session.

Attachments

Two additional attachments fit the Trinity. They’re easy to remove and change. Each costs around from £125.

Note: these attachment don’t fit the cheaper and smaller Nuface mini facial toning device.

If you have the time for each attachment, I like that you can focus in on pretty much all anti-aging concerns as they appear with a single device, plus these attachments.

ELE precision microcurrent attachment

First, there’s the ELE attachment. This reaches areas you can’t with the big-balls trainer attachment. It has two long prongs with small microcurrent spheres at the end. It’s for precision treatment to plump your lips, reduce pucker lines, nasolabial folds and ‘11’s lines, smooth under-eyes, and lift hooded eyes and brows.

The routine with the ELE is short. It takes about 5 minutes. You can treat all the suggested areas or just the ones you need help with. Follow the same schedule 5 days per week for 60 days, then 2 to 3 times per week.

LED wrinkle reducer attachment

And finally, there’s the LED wrinkle reducer attachment. Using a combination of red, amber and infrared LED light it smooths fine lines and reduces deeper-set wrinkles. Place it against your skin for 3 minutes in each of the 7 treatment zones. Move to the next section with the beep. It’s extra help to smooth your forehead, around your eyes and mouth. Treat each zone or just the ones you need to.

Depending on where you use it, it takes between 3 to 21 minutes per day with the same 5 days per week for 60 days schedule, then 2 to 3 time per week.

TIP: Both the ELE and LED wrinkle attachment are yet another time and effort commitment on top of the Trinity. To make it more manageable, begin the 60-day start-up for each attachment once you’re in the maintenance phase of the other. It’s all easier to fit in.  

Results

The Trinity and attachments boast some impressive results and there’s lots of love for them.

IMPORTANT: Results vary by individual and your skin health / damage, age, lifestyle, and genetics all play a part. And remember, at-home anti-aging devices can’t fundamentally change your face. But they do give healthier, younger-looking skin.

Nuface say the Trinity and attachments can tighten, lift & contour, shrink pores, firm & smooth skin, depuff eye bags, lift eyebrows & hooded eyes, fade fine lines & wrinkles. You may see all or only a few because some results are more noticeable than others.

Some people see an immediate skin tightening and lifting effect from the microcurrent. They can compare obvious differences with a treated vs non-treated side of their face! Overtime, the effects gradually build as your skin perks up. It’s after around 60 days you’ll see noticeable results. And each session’s effect lasts between 1 to 3 days. Visible results from the LED wrinkle reducer take between 6 to 8 weeks.

Taking a before and after photo really helps to compare how the small gradual changes build visible improvement in your skin. And you must keep going with the less frequent sessions 2 or 3 times per week to maintain your results.

The user feedback confirms results vary in depth and speed, and by facial area too. Most users are happy with their healthy skin results and upkeep routine. Our user trial is currently underway.

Money back guarantee

You get a reassuring 90-day money back guarantee with the Trinity from CurrentBody.com. This is plenty time to try it and see what results you get. It’s excellent peace-of-mind that shows their confidence and faith in the product. If you don’t like it, you must organise and send the return for a refund within 90 days (from date of purchase).

Learn more: read the detailed Nuface Trinity review

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Nuface Trinity Facial Trainer Kit

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Nuface Mini Facial Toner

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Please note: the ELE and LED wrinkle reducer attachments work only with the Trinity device.

Nuface ELE and LED attachments & gels

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Miraskin ultrasound & Hyaluronic Acid boost

Quench, plump & glow | £229 to £289

Visible effects: Glow, hydrate, plump & smooth skin, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, fade age spots and pigmentation, reduce scars and stretch marks.

👍 For all skin types & colours, but especially good for more mature skin

Effort
😎 Easy – takes max. 10 mins just 1 or 2 times a week. Feel the difference within days, but best results after 1 to 2 months. For regular, ongoing use.

Ease of use
Very easy to use, requires gel. Quick, pleasant, pamper time. Relaxing. No pain or side effects.

Results
Dry, lacklustre skin is plumped & super quenched. Feels beautiful and get’s even better over time as skincare actives build.

Pros

  • Least effort, easiest relaxing weekly pamper time
  • Compact, simple, intuitive & robust
  • Gets more from your nourishing skincare
  • Excellent results with Hyaluron serum

Cons

  • No money back guarantee
  • Ongoing cost of faffy gels

Learn more: read the detailed Mira-skin starter kit review

Price range £229 to £289 | $286 to $349

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Tria Age-Defying laser

Bright, smooth radiant skin | £149 to £450

Visible effects: Smooths fine lines & wrinkles, reduces redness & pigmentation, plumps & smooths skin, creates a youthful glow.

👍 For all skin types & colours, but especially textured & discoloured skin

Effort
10 mins daily for 8-weeks, then 4-weeks rest. Best results between 8 to 12 weeks. Repeat the cycle as you like.

Ease of use
Very easy to use, no faffy gels. Stings at first but this fades. Skin redness & tenderness after treatments.

Results
Boosts skin healing, gradually fades discolouration & smooths skin and wrinkles over the course. Some dry & flaking skin possible.

Pros

  • No messy gels
  • Easy to use
  • Money back gaurantees (90 days from currentBody.com & 60 days from Tria)

Cons

  • Patiently build up to the higher levels because they can sting!
  • Possible pink skin, dryness & flakiness

 

Price range £149 to £450

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The Tria Age Defying laser is safe for all skin tones and types. It’s a safe-for-home version of professional non-ablative fractional Diode lasers. It kickstarts production of collagen and elastin in your skin to refresh your complexion, smooth imperfections, reduce wrinkles and increase elasticity.

How does it work?

Water in your skin absorbs the laser energy and converts it to heat. This creates microscopic injuries deep into your skin layers. The surrounding healthy skin responds by boosting production of collagen and elastin, because they’re the proteins that heal your skin.

A hand holding the Tria age-Defying laser and a graphic showing the micro injuries it creates in the skin.

Your skin repairs these micro-injuries in around 24 hours. And with repeated daily use, the collagen and elastin in your skin grows in number and strength. It surges throughout your skin rebuilding and repairing for fresher, younger looking skin.

The regimen

Tria have clinical proof it’s safe and it works, plus reassuring FDA-clearance. But it demands a commitment of 10 minutes per day for 8 weeks, then 4 weeks rest. Most people see their best results between weeks 8 and 12. You can repeat the cycle for even better results.

TIP: Don’t be tempted to do more than 8 weeks / 56 daily sessions! The 4-week rest is as important as the previous eight. Collagen and elastin levels continue to build and then regulate during this time.

What’s it like?

It’s a small, lightweight, cordless device. It’s solid and well-made and comes in beautiful packaging.

There’s a safety lock so only you can operate it, a skin sensor and a displacement sensor so it zaps only as it moves over skin.

The shape is easy to manoeuvre around most facial contours, but cuts-out if you lose skin contact. Also, it’s tricky under your eye area because of the shape. Treat your face in 4 separate zones; right cheek, left cheek, forehead, chin and jaw. The device beeps so you know to move to the next zone.

It’s very easy to operate with just a single power & intensity level select button.

What does it feel like?

It has 3 intensity levels. Level one is a low intensity, it’s fine and lasts 30 seconds per zone. Level two smarts! It lasts 1 minute per zone. And level three smarts just as much but takes 2.5 minutes per zone which makes it more intense. Start low and build-up to level 3 because the sensation takes a bit of getting used to.

It feels like tiny pin pricks and a sunburn sensation over your skin. Skin is hot, pink or red, tender and even swollen after use. Therefore, it’s easier as part of your evening beauty routine. And you may need cooling sprays or gels to follow.

Skin can be pink, dry and flaky afterwards too. However, as your skin gets used to it, all these reactions usually fade within a few weeks.

Evening routine

On level 3 it takes 10 minutes to zap all your face. So, over the 8-week course of 56 sessions you’ll spend up to 9.5 hours lasering your face. You need gritted-teeth motivation for the first few weeks.  But for the remainder, although not pampering, it’s easy to fit in and make part of your evening routine.

Results

Your skin health, age, lifestyle, damage and genetics all play a part. And note, the Tria Age Defying Laser can’t fundamentally change your face!

See the before & after photos in the user trial diary.

Results are gradual over the 12-week cycle. And most reviewers see subtle, yet noticeable results at the end. So, if you scrutinise your face every day, you’re probably going to miss them! Take before, during and after photos so you can track your progress.

The user reviews confirm results vary by individual. And in our trial, the cycle improved some areas more than others. Read about the laser experience and results here, with before and after photos..

Money back guarantee

Tria offer a 60-day money back guarantee. However, CurrentBody.com give 90 days. This means you can try it and see some results during the first 11 or 12 weeks. If you don’t like it you must organise and send the return within the guarantee time-frame (from date of purchase). These guarantees are excellent peace of mind, especially if you’re concerned about the initial sensation and skin reactions.

If you see results and love it, repeat the 12-week cycle to maintain and improve your results even more.

Learn more: read the in-depth Tria Age Defying laser review and user trial diary with before & after photos

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