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Cancel Your Spa Appointment And Try These 6 At-Home Microcurrent Devices Instead

Your face's future is in your hands.
Hailey Bieber

Microcurrent treatments have become commonplace in in-clinic facial packages since the therapy was first developed in the ’70s.

Now, 50 years later, we’re still turning to the clinically-tested and dermatologist-approved treatment to non-invasively lift, sculpt and enhance our complexions, but now we no longer need to book an appointment at our local spa to enjoy its benefits.

Thanks to a handful of skincare tech brands, we’re able to administer microcurrent facials from the comfort of our own homes, with user-friendly, app-compatible devices that allow us to customise our skincare routine to best suit our needs, and (most importantly) to see best results.

Here, marie claire shares the best microcurrent devices to shop right here in Australia to use at-home.

2024’s top microcurrent devices

  1. FOREO BEAR™ 2 Facial Toning Device, $669, The Iconic
  2. NuFACE Mini+ Starter Kit, $423.54, Amazon Australia
  3. ZIIP HALO Facial Toning Device, $675, Current Body

The best microcurrent devices 2024

01

FOREO BEAR™ 2 Facial Toning Device

from $669 at The Iconic

Best for: The gadget lover

The FOREO BEAR 2 features the most proprietary technology on this list, combining four types of microcurrents, five patented T-Sonic™ massage patterns, an Anti-Shock System™, and app connectivity for customised daily treatments. Plus, it boasts a hoard of common sense features you can’t help but appreciate, like a silicon waterproof body, 300 minutes of battery life per charge, and treatments that can be completed in mere minutes.

Colours: Fuchsia / Lavender / Evergreen

Key features:

  • Utilises four types of microcurrent (Advanced Microcurrent™, Lifting Microcurrent™, Tapping Microcurrent™, Sculpting Microcurrent™)
  • Features Anti-Shock System™ technology
  • Five patented T-Sonic™ massage patterns
  • Three video-guided treatments and customised settings available on FOREO app
  • Must be used with a conductive serum such as FOREO SUPERCHARGED™ Serum 2.0 ($72.18 from Amazon Australia)

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NuFACE Mini+ Starter Kit

from $423.54 at Amazon Australia

Best for: Beginners

New to this whole microcurrent thing? NuFace has got your bases covered with the brand’s Mini+ Starter Kit, which features everything you could possibly need to start your microcurrent facial journey. There’s the travel-friendly MINI+ Smart Petite Facial Toning Device, Aqua Gel Activator serum, Silk Crème Activator moisturiser, Clean Sweep Applicator Brush, Power Adapter, and User Manual and Quick Start Guide. Bonus: The device boasts app-connectivity and a series of easy-to-follow tutorials to guide you on your way.

Colours: Midnight Black / Sandy Rose / Violet Dusk

Key features:

  • NuFACE Smart App offers customisable treatment tutorials
  • Selfie Tracker and custom reminders track your progress and help with consistency
  • Compact device can be used at home or on the road while travelling
  • Comes with a conductive serum, moisturiser and applicator brush
  • Built-in skin sensor automatically adjusts microcurrent intensity
  • Water-resistant design

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ZIIP HALO Facial Toning Device

from $675 at Current Body

Best for: Anti-ageing

The HALO uses a combination of microcurrent and nanocurrent for instant and long lasting results. Immediately after using the device you may notice an improvement in definition, lift and the appearance of fine lines, but with consistent use you’ll start to see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, an improvement in the texture, tone and radiance of skin, plus, you’ll be sporting a more toned and contoured visage.

Key features:

  • Microcurrent provides instantly visible results
  • Nanocurrent provides long lasting results that minimise the first signs of ageing
  • Utilises precise waveform and intensity (900nA to 400µA) in 26 unique combinations for best results
  • Access clinic-level facials available on the ZIIP App (available on IOS & Android)
  • Developed by an electrical aesthetician with over 20 years of industry experience

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TheraFace PRO Percussive Facial Therapy

from $399 at JB Hi-Fi

Best for: Multitasking

Therabody has leveraged the brand’s stake in the massage device category to create a skincare tool that boasts percussive facial massage, LED, microcurrent and thermal therapy, as well as doubling as a cleansing device.

Colours: Black / White

Key features:

  • Microcurrent Ring attachment firms and tightens skin (must be used with a conductive gel)
  • Red LED attachment minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Blue LED attachment reduces the severity of breakouts
  • Red+Infrared attachment addresses fine lines and provides a warming treatment to temporarily relive discomfort and tension
  • Percussive Therapy Attachments relieve tension in the face, jaw and neck

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Medicube Age-R Booster-H

from $374.59 at StyleVana

Best for: Enhancing radiance

Hailing from Korea, the Medicube utilises microcurrent to enhance the benefits of a thoughtful skincare routine. The unique device uses electrical currents to create electro-passageways in the skin, which allow skincare to penetrate deeper and prove more efficacious. The device is not only popular among K-Beauty lovers; Hailey Bieber uses the tool (alongside a full face of Rhode Skin, of course) to get that bouncy, glazed donut complexion synonymous with her skincare brand.

Key features:

  • Creates electro-passageways in the skin
  • Promotes deeper product penetration
  • Clinically proven to promote a glossy ‘glass-skin’ complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of pores, redness and skin texture
  • Improves the efficacy of skincare products
  • Can be used with a conductive or non-conductive serum

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Cloud Nine Redefine Beauty Device

from $237 at Shaver Shop

Best for: The Gua Sha loyalist

Love the contoured design and sculpting effect of a Gua Sha? This device from Cloud Nine cuts a similar shape, but it’s also equipped with LED light therapy and microcurrent technology to amplify the benefits of your daily facial massage.

Key features:

  • Red light therapy enhances radiance
  • Blue light therapy kills breakout-causing bacteria
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology uses micro-currents to lift, tone and tighten
  • Pulsating vibration stimulates muscles and improve contouring
  • Cleanse Mode unclogs pores
    Comes with a conductive gel and dustbag

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What are the best microcurrent devices?

The best microcurrent devices in terms of popularity and efficacy are without a doubt the FOREO BEAR and the NuFace. Both offer great results, but the FOREO has just launched its latest iteration the FOREO BEAR 2, which is slightly more advanced than anything on offer at NuFace. However, the NuFace Mini+ Starter Kit is a great option for microcurrent newbies as it includes everything you need, including conductive skincare to reap optimal benefits from the technology. Plus, NuFace’s devices are a lot more affordable than the new FOREO BEAR 2.

Do microcurrent devices really work?

There have been many studies on the efficacy of microcurrent treatments and devices over the years, with many finding clinical evidence of skin rejuvenation with consistent use over time. These devices are designed to visibly improve the overall firmness of the skin and the quality of the complexion. Microcurrent treatments have been used in-clinic by qualified professionals since the ’70s, but at-home devices have revolutionised the way we use the treatment, allowing for an affordable way to reap the benefits of frequent microcurrent facials.


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