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If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It This Skin-Tightening Facial Device

Illustration: Pedro Nekoi

Last year I went on a hunt for the best high-tech skin-care devices — that were actually worth the money — and four of the six experts I spoke to recommended the NuFACE. It’s a microcurrent device that sends gentle waves of energy through the skin and to the muscles in the face, increasing the body’s cellular energy. This encourages muscle contraction and relaxation, which help tone the facial muscles over time to reduce signs of aging. The brand has a few different models, but this compact version (perfect for travel) has been recommended to us over and over again, and today it’s 30 percent off for Prime Day.

Dr. Michelle Henry, founder of Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan, says it’s perfect for maintenance in between in-office treatments. “It’s the one that I’ve tried that I think you can get really good results from, if you’re consistent with the treatment,” she says, adding that if you use it every day, “it tightens and stops that sagging gravity effect. It just keeps everything nice and lifted.” Fashion director Laurel Pantin told our friends at the Cut that she even noticed that her face looked more sculpted after using it, and Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton had similar results. “I noticed that the elasticity in my skin was tauter and that the hollows of my cheeks were more apparent,” she says.

Microcurrent technology is mainly marketed to mature skin, but it’s never too soon to start. Twenty-five-year-old actress Lana Condor believes in starting anti-aging treatments as soon as possible and told us she uses the NuFACE Mini every morning to wake up her skin: “Sometimes I have such early mornings, so it kind of shocks me awake — that’s what I love about it. I found it through a facialist who used it on me during a facial. I loved the results.”

We won’t pretend that the NuFACE never goes on sale, but at 30 percent off, this is one of the biggest discounts we’ve seen on it all year. For more Prime Day beauty deals, check out our roundup of the best sales here.

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Save $64 on This Microcurrent Facial Device During Prime Day