Clear, youthful, healthy skin is something that every woman wants to have – pretty much from the time of her first zit to her first laugh line and beyond. We’ll cover up wrinkles with make-up, put on green masks, and not make funny faces (or else it’ll freeze that way) all for the sake of not doing anything to reveal any blemish. But really, healthy skin is more than just quick fixes. It’s about treating the root of the ‘problem’. And while we can’t turn back the clock, there is a system out there that specifically targets the sources of aging that can make our skin look older.
About Nu Skin ageLoc
There are two elements to the Nu Skin skincare system. A topical face care regime that cleanses, protects, and nourishes the skin and a complete at-home spa system that uses electric current to delivery product deep down into your skin.
First up is the ageLOC Transformation skin care system. The ageLOC Transformation kit includes four products, the ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone, ageLOC Future Serum, ageLOC Radiant Day, and ageLOC Transforming Night. I have been using these products for the past 8 weeks and can say that they have absolutely changed my skin. A few months ago, I suffered from those deep, under the skin blemishes that made my jaw bone look red, bumpy and puffy. (You know the kind, the ones that hurt but are so deep down that you can’t even pop them to relieve the pressure…I know, I know…you aren’t supposed to pop.) While, I still have an occasional zit here or there (darn you greasy foods!), but my jawline is pristine. ageLOC Transformation even helped clear up some of the scars that were there from my nasty popping habit. (Pictures you say? Fat chance. No way I’m posting pictures of my old zits online. You’ll just have to take my word for it.)
I absolutely love the ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone cleanser. It’s a gentle, foaming cleanser that smells like fresh linen. It rinses off easily and cleanly without leaving a residue. Some cleansers immediately make my face feel try and stripped of healthy oils. The ageLOC Gentle Clenase & Tone cleanser just left my face feeling fresh. The bottle says that you should use three pumps of foam, but I’m a conservationist (sort of) and only used two pumps without any problems.
After cleansing, I followed up with the Future Serum and then either the Radiant Day or Transforming Night creams. (In the photo, the serum is on the left, radiant day cream in the middle and night cream on the right.) I pictured the serum as the foundation – coating the skin with nourishing ingredients, and then the other two as an additional outer layer that helps protect it from the sun while also providing additional moisture. The Future Serum itself is fairly lightweight with a light fragrance. It rubs into the skin very easily after washing. The Radiant Day is a little thicker – which I attribute to the SPF 22, which protects against UVA and UVB sun damage. The Transforming Cream is very light and you can just tell that it’s a great moisturizer, but it doesn’t weight on the skin at all.
From face wash to serum to moisturizer, I can finish the entire system in just a couple of minutes. The combination of these protects has truly provided me with clearer and more youthful skin. But I’m not alone. A third-party study demonstrated that people who used ageLOC Transformation twice a day for 12 weeks say improved signs of aging in just seven days and an improvement in fine lines, skin smoothness, and radiance after 12 weeks. Based on my own experience, these results are 100% believable.
Now, I know all of that sounds awesome, but let me tell you about the REAL treat. And that is the ageLOC Edition Galvanic Spa System II. What is the ageLOC Galvanic Spa system you ask? Well, it’s a new and innovative way to deliver up to five times more anti-aging ingredients to your skin. It is a small handheld device that “uses self-adjusting, low-level galvanic currents to deliver key ingredients to the skin.”
The spa system consists of the hand-held spa itself, or the ingredient delivery mechanism as I like to think of it, and head attachments. There are four products that can be used with the ageLOC Edition Galvanic Spa System II – ageLOC Galvanic Spa Facial Gels, Tru Face Line Corrector, Galvanic Spa II Body Shaping Gel, and Nutriol Hair Fitness Treatment. Each treatment uses it’s own head attachment, which is included in the spa system. Each treatment also has it’s own special treatment setting on the spa.
I tested out the Galvanic Spa Facial Gels with ageLOC. This consists of a two step treatment where you apply a pre-treatment gel using spa setting 1 and then follow wih the actual treatment at setting 2. It’s recommended that this treatment is used 2-3 times per week. According to NuSkin, “the negatively charged Pre-Treat Gel binds to impurities, softens and relaxes pores allowing them to breathe and dissolves excess facial oils. The positively charged ageLOC Treatment Gel draws out impurities targeted in the pre-treat step, facilitates recovery from stress, enhances hydration and targets the ultimate sources of aging to help preserve the look of youth and reduce the overall appearance of aging.” According to me, after ONE treatment those lines that I’ve been pretending aren’t there…you know, the thin lines around the eyes and between the brows, were SIGNIFICANTLY diminished. To the point where when one of my friends saw me later that day, the commented on how my face looked brighter.
The actual spa experience is actually rather different. Other systems have you lather on a cream, let it sit, and then rinse off. Here you play a more active role in ensuring that the product gets worked into the skin through the galvanic currents. You put the treatment on, then wet your fingers and press them against the conductive pad on the back of the spa. Put the spa up to your skin so it can calibrate. Once it beeps that it’s ready, you slowly move the spa over your face. I definitely felt a warmth as the spa moved across my face. It didn’t feel like a current or hurt, it was just extra warmth. Incidentally, you can only use this product on yourself. I tried holding the spa system while treating someone else and it broke the current loop. So the person who is receiving the treatment also needs to be holding the spa system.
A fellow tester was the guinea pig for the Tru Face Line Corrector. This product promises to “reduce the appearance of moderate to deep lines by sending age reversing signals to collagen-producing cells.” NuSkin has amazing before and after shots that show a definite change in their test subjects. We tested the corrector specifically on the forehead lines and the lines around the mouth. Once again the results were immediate and very apparent with the depth of the lines appearing much shallower (not as deep) – especially around the mouth. We kept looking in the mirror commenting on how the tester looked more youthful after just the first treatment.
Here are some before/after shots for folks who used the product for 14 months (first picture) and 4 weeks (second picture):
I will acknowledge that the ageLOC Transformation and Edition Galvanic Spa System II are more expensive than what you can get in the grocery story. But in this case, I believe you get what you pay for. Also remember that many times facial spa treatments themselves can cost over $100 for a good treatment. Instead of going out for the facials, you’d instead be investing that into the ageLOC Galvanic Spa System II so you can treat yourself at home.
Overall I was thoroughly impressed by the NuSkin system and the virtually immediate results that I experienced and witnessed. If you are considering an at home spa system, I definitely suggest you check out the NuSkin ageLOC system
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