Nuface Trinity review – Microcurrent anti-aging at-home

Laura G


The Nuface Trinity is safe for all skin tones and types, and particulary good for firming and lifting your skin. Energises your skin & boosts collagen. Choose it to lift & contour, for smooth, healthy, dewy skin. But demands committment and time for healthy, youthful results. Highly recommended.

Lifted, healthy & dewy skin

👍 For all skin types & colours especially mild to moderate sagging, wrinkles, large pores, hooded eyes & bags!

Nuface Trinity microcurrent anti-aging device review - for a healthier, younger appearance.

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

😅 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.

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


  • Soothing, pleasant pamper time
  • No pain or skin irritation!
  • Very easy to use
  • Clinically proven & FDA-cleared
  • 90-day money back guarantee (from


  • 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 is a small, hand-held microcurrent device for home use. The gentle microcurrent mimics your own body’s bioelectricity. It stimulates skin and muscle on your face and neck to improve facial contour, skin tone and reduce wrinkles. The result is a healthier, younger appearance.

You must use a water-based conductive gel. This passes the microcurrent from the device into your skin.

A photo of the Trinity device on the charging cradle, the box with Gold primer inside , charging cable and plugs and prep and glow cleansing cloths.
Clinically proven and FDA-cleared the Nuface microcurrent stimulates skin and muscle cells for small immediate changes and builds anti-aging results over time.

A Californian aesthetician named Carol Cole designed a microcurrent device for her clients. Word and popularity spread, and eventually her company Nuface was born.

The first version Nuface microcurrent device was FDA-Cleared in 2007, then the Nuface Plus in 2011, the ELE attachment in 2013 and the Nuface Trinity in 2018. It’s a popular home-use device all around the Globe. Use it on any skin type and tone.

Nuface say using for 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 60 days makes you look younger by:

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin tone by firming and smoothing
  • Improves facial contour by tightening jowls and jawline
  • Reduces pore size
  • De-puffs and reduces eye bags
  • Lifts eyebrows and hooded eyes

Use the device for up to 20 minutes per day for even better results. Choose different routines based on time and areas you want to target. Once you’ve completed the first 60 days, reduce sessions down to 2 or 3 times a week for up-keep.

This is an in-depth review with real-life photos.

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In this Nuface Trinity review:

— How it works —

How does it work?

The Trinity sends a very gentle electrical current into your skin. It’s very close to the bioelectric current in your body’s cells, so you can’t feel it.

This current supercharges your skin tissue with ATP molecules. ATP (or adenosine triphosphate) is the energy currency of your body. It’s vital to us.

Close up photo of the Trinity's big rose-golden calls of the facial trainer attachment.
The teeny 400 micro amps (μA) current comes from these electrode spheres and into your skin with the help of a conductive water-based gel.

Not only is ATP the fuel for virtually every cell, but it powers specific activities too. Activities such as muscle contractions, nerve communication, moving molecules into and out of cells, and making proteins.

With age, ATP production slows down and our cells become sluggish. They produce less and weaker good stuff we need to stay healthy and young. Specifically, the important proteins collagen and elastin.

Collagen gives our skin strength and vitality whilst elastin keeps it firm and flexible. They build and repair skin tissues.

So, each microcurrent treatment boosts ATP, energising our cells. In turn they create more and stronger collagen and elastin. This builds and repairs overtime for noticeable results of younger-looking, firm and toned skin.

And we’re able to store the ATP too. So, levels gradually increase after several treatments, prolonging results by energising our skin cells and muscles. This is why the results of microcurrent build over time.

Is it proven?


The current from the Trinity is within the therapeutic range for tissue stimulation of 200-800 micromps. It’s FDA-cleared safe and effective as a home-use facial stimulator.

There’s also clinical test data.

Clinical test

Nuface share details of the clinical test and proven results for the Nuface Trinity with the facial trainer attachment. However, they don’t share how many took part in the study.

The participants used the Trinity 5 minutes a day, 5 days per week for 60 days. Baseline or ‘before’ photos were taken before the trial stared and then ‘after’ photos once the 60-day trial was complete. Nuface share the photo results from women aged 43, 48 and 52 on their website. It’s hard not to feel impressed.

Close up photo of the packaging showing the user satisfaction scores from the clinical test
User satisfaction scores on the packaging: 85% of user experienced improvements in facial contour, 80% of users said their skin felt smoother, 77% of users reported their face looked more toned

On the packaging they also share a few statistics. These sound like subjective user satisfaction scores, not the actual measured results from the test. But still, they’re very positive and it’s easy to see why the Trinity is a popular anti-aging choice.

These are the anti-aging results they show:

Improved facial contour & skin tone

  • Increased lower cheek & jawline definition
  • Increased jawline & jowl definition

Wrinkle reduction in eye area & raised brows

  • Raises eyebrows
  • Reduce crow’s feet & eye wrinkles

Reduced fine lines & wrinkles

  • Wrinkle reduction around mouth
  • Improved skin tone
  • Forehead wrinkle reduction

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— What’s it like? —

First impressions

Photos of the box front and back of the Nuface Trinity Gold edition.
Love this fun, attractive small box. Let me open it!

Note: This is the Nuface Gold Trinity limited edition. Different editions are available now, but all contain the same specification Trinity device.

The small box measures 25 x 19 x 10 cm. It’s white, pink and rose gold with embossed details. Attractive, professional and feminine, with a fun paint stroke accent.

You can clearly see the contents in pictures and helpful icons printed on the side. The information in English and French is clear and concise, although there’s some very small print for intended use, ingredients lists, contraindications and warnings.

Close up photos of the packaging showing the clear design, print and information on various side.

Everything is secure in the box and easy to unpack. As well as the device, cradle, pink and gold pouch and user manual there’s another smaller box.

Angled top down photo of the contents in the big box: smaller box with bits in it, microcurrent device and charger in protective moulded plastic, the leatherette flat pouch and user manual.
The contents inside the packaging.

Inside the smaller box are the 24K gold Firm priming gel, compact plug with interchangeable prongs, and Prep n Glow cleansing cloths.

The content of the smaller box: 24K gold Firm priming gel in a box, compact plug and cable with interchangeable prongs, and Prep n Glow cleansing cloths.
The contents of the smaller cardboard box.

What’s in the box?

In all Nuface limited editions:

  • Nuface Trinity device with facial trainer attachment
  • Charging cradle
  • Mains lead with UK, US and European plugs
  • Primer gel (59ml / 2 oZ)
  • User manual

In my Gold edition Nuface I got a 24K Gold Firming primer gel. My Gold edition also has a pink and gold storage bag. Other editions now replace this Gold edition, so check to see what’s the latest.

Photo of the Trinity device upright and forward facing in my hand.

The device is small and curvy, with simple controls. It feels good to hold. I have the white version with a grey base and 18K rose-gold dipped spheres. The gold spheres don’t do anything special; they just look pretty. Other editions have silver chrome spheres.

First impressions are excellent. The packaging is beautiful, the information clear and the Trinity device looks inviting and cute.

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Before you start —

Charge & primer gel test

First, charge the Trinity device. Then test the primer gel on your skin and download the free Nuface App for iOS or Android.

The Trinity device sat in the charging cradle
Charge the Trinity for 12 hours

Somewhere safe, set up the charging cradle. Sit the Trinity on it. You’ll hear it beep and the blue lights cycle when it’s in place.

harge the Nuface Trinity for a full 12 hours or 16 hours for the mini. When it’s fully charged the 5 blue lights stay illuminated.

For the primer gel test, blob a dime or 20p size amount onto your forearm and rub it in. Leave for 15 to 30 mins before washing it off. If there’s no reaction it’s safe to use.

Read the user manual

It’s important you read the user manual.

It’s a quick and easy read with helpful diagrams. Read it alongside the instructional videos on My Nuface website or in the App.

There’s not much explanation about how it works just that it’s intended for facial and neck stimulation. There’s little said about results too. This information is on the website only.

Close up of the 3 gliding diagrams
The helpful glide and hold diagrams in the manual. You can use them as a reminder if you’ve not got the App open.

What is helpful and important is the contraindications, precautions and warnings. More on these next.

Contraindications & warnings

The Nuface Trinity is very safe because it mimics your own cells’ electrical current. Reactions and side effects are very rare (more on those later). But there are some contraindications (reasons it may not be safe for you to use it) and precautions you need to know about.

Close up photo of the contraindications listed in the user manual
Check the contraindications, precautions and warning in the user manual.

These are the microcurrent facial trainer and ELE attachment contraindications from manual and FAQs on the MyNuface website. Double check them there to make sure the list below is not incomplete.

Don’t use if you:

  • Are pregnant. It’s not tested for safety during pregnancy
  • Have a history of epilepsy or seizures
  • Had recent facial surgery, laser treatments, Botox or fillers
  • Have an electronic implanted device such as a defibrillator, neurostimulator, pacemaker, ECG monitor
  • On anyone under 18 years of age
  • Consult your doctor if you wear a medical device such as an insulin pump
  • Have active cancer

Consult your doctor first if you:

  • Have suspected or diagnosed heart disease, epilepsy, or if you haemorrhage following acute trauma or fracture
  • Had recent facial surgery, laser treatments, Botox or fillers
  • If you’re unsure of any medical conditions it’s best and safer to check with your doctor for peace of mind

Electronic monitoring equipment i.e. ECG monitors and alarms may not work properly during use with the Trinity.

Don’t use on:

  • Over swollen, infected or inflamed areas of skin e.g. phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, broken capillaries or varicose veins.
  • Take care over any areas where you lack normal sensation.
  • Do not use on mid-line of neck, breast or groin area. Do not apply stimulation across the chest.

Possible reactions

Side effects are very rare from the Trinity.

Nuface say skin irritation or hypersensitivity could occur due to either the electrical stimulation or the gel. You can try an alternative conductivity gel. If it’s the device itself try reducing the intensity level and / or seek advice from your doctor.

With other muscle stimulator devices, users have experienced rare skin irritation and burns beneath the electrodes. There are such no reports with the microcurrent Nuface, however if you were to experience it, stop using immediately.

If you feel a persistent headache or other painful sensations during or after use, stop using and see your doctor.

Download the App

The helpful ‘how to’ videos in the App.

The App is simple and easy to follow, and requires a bit of your personal information.

It gives easy to follow ‘how to’ videos and a ‘My routine’ section to select your areas of concern, plan your 5 sessions per week and follow a ‘today’s treatment’ video tutorial.

One thing I did notice is the ‘Today’s treatment’ videos don’t match the ‘how to’ video guides. For example, I don’t see and Advanced 15-minute session. And there are no neck glides and holds That’s a bit confusing.


Get yourself set up and comfortable. Choose a convenient time in either the morning or evening. Depending on what instant benefits you see, you may wish to treat regularly in the morning to set you up for the day.

You must allow 24 hours between each treatment.

  1. Wash you face and neck with an oil-free cleanser. Oils stop the microcurrent from passing into your skin.
  2. Men need to shave
  3. Find a comfortable spot in front of a mirror
  4. Tie your hair back so the gel doesn’t get in your hair
  5. Have a towel handy

Take a before photo

Use your phone to take a selfie with a natural, neutral expression. Take a few both forward-facing and in profile.  Show your trouble spots so you can compare the end results. Try to do it in a well-lit room. Natural light gives the best, honest detail.

If you fancy, take the same set of photos after your first session. See if there’s any noticeable improvement.

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How & when to use it —

The treatment schedule

Use the Trinity for a minimum of 5 minutes a day, 5 times a week for 60 days. Then use 2 or 3 times a week to maintain your results.

You can use it for longer than 5 minutes per day. You can do the 15-minute routine if you prefer and have the time. Or you can mix it up and do what you fancy.

And it’s really simple and straightforward to use.

Simple steps

First, here are the simple steps to follow. Then, more on the App, the routines and how to move the Trinity around your face using glides and holds.

Follow these steps:

  1. Cleanse using oil free wash to remove makeup and dirt. Dry.
  2. Apply a mask-like layer of the primer gel to one section of your face
  3. Power on the Trinity & select your intensity from 1 to 5
  4. Treat the section with your preferred series of glides and holds
  5. Apply primer gel to the next section and treat
  6. When complete massage in any remaining gel primer

You can use the App to help you learn and follow the routines. But it’s not perfect.

Follow in the App

‘Today’s Treatments’ video in the ‘My routine’ section doesn’t have the 15-minute lift routine!

In the ‘My routine’ section you can select a routine and follow the demo videos in steps. It’s quite helpful for the 5-minute routine but the 15-minute routine unfortunately isn’t there. Instead is an Enhanced and Ultimate routine both 10 minutes long. And for some reason, they don’t include the neck glides and holds. So, this is pants and could be improved.

The routines sequence the glides and holds in sections (to match how you apply the primer gel). When following the routine in the App it starts with the left cheek, then left forehead. Then it repeats on the right-hand side.

Personally, I found it easier to first study the moves by watching the videos in the followings section. Then, remind yourself of the sequence with the user manual diagrams.

The routines, glides & hold

There’s a total of 10 glides and holds when using the trainer attachment. The Trinity beeps every 5 seconds. You start a glide or hold on a beep and move to the next position on the next beep. Both spheres must touch the skin for the microcurrent to work.

IMPORTANT: If the gel starts to stick or dries out and you’re not done in that area, stop and apply more before continuing.

The fastest way to understand how best to position and move the Trinity around your face is to watch the ‘how to’ videos featuring Tera Peterson. They better demonstrate how to glide around your facial contours than the ‘how to’ videos in the App. They’re just down below.

N.B. There’s a slight inconsistency between these videos and the user manual. The user manual says to always start with your left cheek. In the videos, Tera Peterson says to start with your neck. It’s entirely up to you where you start. Just be consistent so you don’t get in a muddle about which facial areas you’ve done!

The videos demonstrate two routines as follows:

The 5-minute facial-lift

This short gliding routine gets you familiar with the Trinity. It’s the minimum you must do each day. Also, it’s the routine followed in the clinical test.

Watch 5-minute facial lift on Youtube

Slowly glide the spheres across your skin with medium pressure. Repeat each position 3 times.

  • Neck glide: 3 glide positions on neck repeated 3 times
  • Cheek glide: 3 glide positions on cheek repeated 3 times
  • Forehead glide: 3 glide positions on forehead repeated 3 times

15-minute advanced facial-lift

This longer routine features a mixture of the above glides and holds for even better contour and firming results.

Watch 15-minute advanced facial lift on Youtube

Place on your skin and lift and hold the spheres with medium pressure, either in a vertical or horizontal placement. No repeating.

  • Lower neck lift & hold: 4 vertical hold positions on lower neck
  • Upper neck lift & hold: 4 vertical hold positions on upper neck
  • Jowl lift & hold: 3 horizontal hold positions under jawline
  • Jawline lift & hold: 3 horizontal hold positions along the jawline
  • Jawline lift & hold: 3 vertical hold positions along the jawline
  • Cheek lift & hold: 3 horizontal holds around the cheekbone
  • Forehead lift & hold: 4 horizontal holds on the forehead

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Next, let’s see how easy it is to use.

— Is it easy to use? —

In this section learn in-depth detail about using the Nuface Trinity device and gels.

Charging & battery life

Photo of the charging ports on the bottom of the Trinity, th base of the charging cradle with the matching ports to align, and a side on view of the Trinity sat in the seat-like cradle

To charge the Trinty, slide the relevant plug-pins into the adaptor, connect to the charging cradle and plug into the wall. Sit the Nuface Trinity device on the cradle so the charging port aligns to the device. The blue lights cycle and you’ll hear and ascending beep.

You get UK, US and EU prongs, which is handy for travelling with your Nuface overseas. The power cable is about 115 cm long. That’s enough to sit it on a table directly above the socket.

And the charging cradle is cute! It looks like the Trinity is sat in a little seat, hunched over in the huff!

Photo showing the Trinity sat in the charging cradle from the back angled to the right. He looks a little sad and lonely.
Poor little lonely Trinity. Cute!

Charge the Nuface Trinity for a full 12 hours or 16 hours for the mini. When it’s fully charged the blue lights stay illuminated.

Close up photo of the controls on the Trinity showing all 5 intensity indicators illuminated blue.
I’m charged. Let’s go!

The battery life is excellent. It lasts for two weeks if using it five times a week 20 minutes per session. However, pop it on the charging cradle after every session and you’ll never run out of power.

Primer gel

My Gold Nuface edition has a 24K gold Firm priming gel and some Prep n Glow cleansing cloths.

The Gold edition comes with a 24K Gold Firm gel primer in a box (left) and 5 textured Prep and Glow cleansing cloths in a smaller box (right)
Left: Box with posh 24K Gold gel primer, and right: smaller box with 5 textured cleansing cloths in individual sachets.

After trying both, I can take or leave the cloths. (I prefer a squeaky-clean with water and a cleanser). But I really love the 24K Gold primer gel.

How to apply it

You pull off the gold lid, pull up the white section to unlock it (other wise nothing comes out!) then squeeze the tube so a blob appears in the centre of the brush. Then paint a layer on your skin so it feels and looks wet, squeezing the tube if you need more.

What I like is the brush applicator. There’s no gel on your fingers so it’s not messy at all. I find it easy to get just the right amount on the brush so it feels less wasteful than using fingers.

Adding the gel in sections to your face works fine. However, sometimes my skin feels extra thirsty and I need to reapply to my cheek (usually the jawline) to finish all the lift and holds. But it’s fine because the brush applicator is easy and not messy at all.

I also like you can massage in any remaining wet gel once you’re done. So, there’s no need to wipe or wash your face afterwards.

How the primer gel feels

I also love how it feels. The consistency is thick and smooth. It’s not sticky or tacky. It feels cool against your skin, doesn’t drip or slide, or sting in the eyes. It’s easy to glide the spheres over your skin in a slow, smooth motion because it’s not too slippery.

And boy does it feel good. My skin loves this. It feels wonderfully soft and hydrated afterwards. I don’t feel I need a moisturiser even. It’s top notch primer gel.

And now onto the Trinity device.

Shape & ease

4 photos of the cute Trinity held upright in different grips and positions.
He’s cute and very comfortable and intuitive to hold

I like the design a lot. It’s small, curvy and characterful. The spheres seem like frog-eyes, and the indicator lights the mouth. He looks a bit sad. Maybe in an updated version Nuface could turn-that-frown-upside down and give him a smile?

The 2 spheres look like frog eyes, and the curved down blue indicator lights a sad little mouth
He’s got big eyes and a sad little mouth. Poor little guy.

The Trinity is a bit smaller than my hand, and he rests comfortably on my palm gripped with my thumb and fingers. It’s intuitive to hold upright and curves towards your face so there’s no strain on your wrist and you can see where the spheres are going. I find it very comfortable to hold and glide around your face.

It weighs about 180g. So, this small device feels solid and substantial. The weight is at the spheres end, but it’s not too heavy to use. It feels perfectly balanced when held upright.

It could be a bit smaller and still be as comfortable. But that’s what you get with the Mini device. However, the downside there is the ELE and LED wrinkle reducer attachments won’t fit. They only fit the full-size Trinity.

Photo of the back of the device and the grey grip on the bottom
The Trinity is glossy white with a textured, slightly shimmery grey grip section at the bottom.

Big balls

 photo of the big golden microcurrent spheres, aka Big golden balls!
Big golden balls.

This Trinity has 18K rose-gold dipped spheres. I prefer to call them golden balls. They’re kinda cool to look into (and impossible to avoid reflections in photos!). I don’t think it adds anything to the microcurrent effect, but they look pretty in this limited edition.

The standard big balls are chrome-plated.

Simple controls

Close up photo of the controls on the Trinity; on / off power button in the centre, _ and + intensity controls and the 5 blue intensity indicator lights.
So simple to work

The Trinity has very simple and intuitive controls. Placed at the top of the curve under the big balls, they’re out of way so you won’t actually press them.

There’s an obvious power button and a down – / up + microcurrent intensity control with a curve of 5 blue intensity indicator lights. It’s obvious how to control it.

A thumb pushing the power button to turn the Trinity on, the device with 1 intensity indicator illuminated, a thumb pressing the + button and increasing the power intensity

Start with intensity level 5. Some people can feel a tingling sensation from the microcurrent. If it’s too much reduce the intensity to a more a comfortable level.

The Trinity automatically shuts off after 20 mins.

Three attachments

There are 3 attachments for the Trinity device (hence the name, Trinity). You get the facial trainer big balls as standard and can buy the other separately.

  1. Trainer device with the big balls: improves facial contour and skin tone
  2. ELE 2 long prongs with small balls: for hard-to-reach eyebrow furrows, crow’s feet and smile lines
  3. Trinity Wrinkle Reducer: red LED light reduces fine lines and wrinkles

It’s very easy to swap and change them.

Photo showing the attachment release button on the Trinity and what it looks like with no attachment in place.
Press the attachment button on the back of the device to remove and reinsert the attachment.

Easy routines & App

I do the advanced 15-minute facial daily, or the 5-minute one if I’m short of time.

As mentioned in the ‘How to use’ section, I found it easier to learn the glides and holds from the videos and then use the user manual to remind me of the routine sequence.

That’s because the step-by-step treatment videos in the App don’t include the holds and glides on the neck. There’s no 15-minute step-by-step treatment either.

After a few goes it was easy to remember the 15-minute routine. The helpful beeps every 5 seconds prompt you to move to the next section.

‘My schedule’ in the App isn’t so useful because the treatments are so frequent. I simply use it on the same days every week i.e. every day excluding Thursdays and Saturdays.

It’s very relaxing and calm and something I look forward to. I’m so chilled I sometimes forget how many glides I’ve done!

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So, how does it feel to use the Nuface Trinity?

— What to expect? —

How does it feel?

There’s very little sensation from the microcurrent. You don’t feel any muscle contractions because the current is extremely gentle. It’s close to the current naturally occurring in your cells. You can’t feel that therefore you can’t feel this.

However, it can zing a bit over spots and blemishes. And sometimes if the spheres touch a bit where there’s no gel. Occasionally, when working on my forehead, I get a twitching, pulling sensation around my hair line. But it doesn’t last or hurt at all.

I do sometimes have a lingering metallic taste in my mouth during and after a session. This is a minor annoyance and I can’t work out any pattern to it.

I really look forward to using the Trinity. It’s easy to make time for it because it’s pleasant.

The gel is cool and not messy or sticky. And treating my face is soothing, relaxing and calming. Especially the glides. It’s a bit of pampering down-time.

After each session my skin feels very smooth especially if using the Nuface Firm gel. I feel relaxed and centred. I notice my eyes look awake, less puffy and the crêpey bags I usually see are less obvious. I’m a bit obsessed with it.

How much effort is it?

You need to be consistent and commit to the Nuface almost daily to see results. It’s a high committment device. The overall effort depends on the routine you follow and how many of attachments you use.

Here’s an overview of the effort by attachment. Read the following sections for more xplanation.

Treatment 60 day start-up regimen Start-up effort Ongoing effort p/w Ongoing effort p/m
Trinitity with trainer attachment 5 to 20 minutes per day, 5 days p/w 3.5 to 14 hours 15 minutes to 1 hour per week 2 to 8.5 hours
ELE attachment 5 minutes per day, 5 days p/w 3.5 hours 15 minutes per week 2 hours
LED attachment 5 to 25 minutes per day, 5 days p/w 3.5 to 17 hours 15 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes per week 2 to 10.5 hours

Facial trainer effort

With the Trinity ‘big-balls’ trainer, 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.

Based on thesetwo routines, over the first 60 days (or 42 sessions) 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.

At the upper end, it’s a noticeable committment. But 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.

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

ELE attachment effort

The routine with the ELE attachment is short. It takes about 5 minutes. You can treat all the suggested areas around mouth and eyes, or just the ones you need help with.

Based on a 5 minute routine, over the first 60 days (or 42 sessions) you’ll spend around 3.5 hours treating yourself with the ELE attachment. Then just 15 minutes per week during maintenance. It’s manageable along with the trainer attachment but needs more motivation.

LED attachment effort

Depending on where you use it, the LED treatment takes between 5 to 25 minutes per day. You can treat all 7 zones or just where you need to.

Based on this range, over the first 60 days (or 42 sessions) you’ll spend between 3.5 and 17.5 hours treating yourself with the LED attachment. Then just 15 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes per week during maintenance. It’s significant extra effort along with the trainer and ELE attachment.

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.  

So, what results could you expect.

When will I see results?

Nuface advise some people see a firming and lifting effect immediately. For others it takes a bit longer. The breadth and depth of results also vary based on skin type and skin damage. The effect of one treatment lasts 1-3 days.

The ATP boost builds with each session over the first 60 days. Therefore, the lifting, toning and firming effects of the Trinity grow over time. It comes in small increments, so a before and after comparison photo really helps to see where your improvements are.

Although the microcurrent ‘travels’ in your tissues, ATP doesn’t leave the cell. So, some facial areas you can’t reach with the big balls trainer attachment don’t get an ATP boost. Using the smaller ELE attachment means you can treat hard to reach problem areas too. Such as, forehead lines and 11’s lines, hooded eyes, under eye wrinkles and bags, nasolabial folds and upper lip lines.

Following the 15-minute advanced lift routine gives best results. And once your ATP levels are continuously high, you can reduce the sessions from 5 days down to 2 or 3 times a week. This regular use maintains your ATP levels and your results.

OK. So, what do users of the Trinity say?

What users say

Users confirm the timeframe suggested by Nuface. And it’s clear that results vary in impact too.

Many treat their face for up to 25 minutes a day, and others just for 5 minutes. Some see immediate firming and toning of their skin becoming noticeable after just a week or two.  They say their skin tightens in a subtle way, eyes look awake and less puffy, pores are smaller and skin is soft and fresh looking. Some even find their neck, jawline and jowls start to lift.

Others don’t get a quick transformation and need months to see similar results. But they’re glad they stuck with the schedule. Because at the end they see those and more fab results. They have a defined jawline and their cheeks ‘pop’, droopy eyelids lift and lips look fuller (especially with the ELE attachment), jowls are less pronounced, they have a smoother forehead and reduced wrinkles, and their skin is plumped and fresh.

The effect and speed of results varies by facial area too. Some comment the results are similar to the Botox injections they no longer need. Others admit the results are subtle but noticeable enough to boost their confidence and feel better in themselves.

From the feedback it’s spot on the more you use it the better and long-lasting the results are. And remember, it’s hard to fairly judge when you’re scrutinising your face every day. Take before and after photos so you can clearly see the results.

Do you need the Nuface primer gels?

For the microcurrent to pass into your skin, you do need a water-based conductivity medium. A gel is best because it doesn’t drip and it dries slowly.

Nuface have 3 primer gels. There’s the basic and cheapest hydrating gel, and the Firm and Brighten 24 K Gold primers. All of them are leave on formulas.

They all come in 2oz / 59ml size. You can also get 5 oz and 10 oz of the hydrating leave on gel. The 2 oz / 59 ml tube lasts about 1 month when using the Trinity 5 times a week.

I like them. They feel very hydrating on your skin. But you don’t have to use them specifically. You can buy and use way cheaper conductivity gels to get the benefits of your Trinity microcurrent device. But is there any benefit to using the Nuface gels?

Let’s take a look at what’s in them.

Anti-aging active ingredients

You can see the ingredients below as analysed by

Hydrating gel primer

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Firm & brighten 24K Gold primer gels

Firm gel ingredients:

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Brighten gel ingredients:

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So, you can see there are some anti-aging goodies in them.

But you’ll wash these ingredients off when you cleanse your face. There’s no increased benefit from using them at the same time as the microcurrent. The microcurrent doesn’t increase absorption of the actives. If you want that, try this device instead.

So, if you’ve got a skincare regimen you like and you don’t want the added cost of an expensive gel, just buy a cheaper alternative.

Test & compare

In your kit you’ll get one of the gels to start.  Try it and compare to an alternative. See which you prefer. Personally, I have a large bottle of alternative, cost-effective gel to keep at home. It’s not as moisturising and doesn’t feel luxury like the Nuface gels, but it works. I also have a back-up tube of the hydrating and firming gel each to take with me and the Trinity when travelling. That’s because they’re smaller tubes under 100ml.

If you find an alternative gel, check the ingredients on to see what’s in it. Patch test it on your skin first too.

TIP: Now that I’ve finished my Firm primer gel, I apply the cheaper gel by squeezing a blob onto the brush applicator and painting it on my skin. So, I get the benefits of the no mess applicator brush! You could also use a cosmetic brush such as a foundation brush.

Prices & Buy Now

— In Summary —

Should I buy it?

Yep. It’s easy to see why the Nuface microcurrent device is so popular.

If you want to lift mild to moderate sagging skin, and improve texture and tone it’s a super choice. I also love the ELE attachment that reaches areas other devices can’t like under eye bags and wrinkles, and lines around the mouth and upper lip. I love the soothing, dedicated pamper-time and healthy, fresh skin results.

Photo of the Trinity Gold box content and the Trinity device in my hand
Yep. It’s top choice.

Here’s a quick round-up of the pros and cons:


  • Very intuitive, robust & comfortable to use
  • Relaxing & pampering
  • No pain or skin irritation!
  • Massage in left-over leave-on gel
  • No-mess applicator brush on Gold gels
  • Some see small instant effects
  • Target under eye bags & wrinkles, lines around mouth with ELE attachment
  • Lifts brows / hooded lids
  • Lifts neck and jowls
  • Maintenance schedule means results won’t fade (you’ll still age though)
  • Clinically proven
  • 2-year warranty (
  • 90-day money back guarantee (



  • A big time commitment
  • High intensities can leave a metallic taste in mouth
  • Ongoing cost of gels
  • Effects build slowly so are difficult to spot without a before / after photo

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