Just over a year ago, I shocked my face with electrical currents in the name of brighter and tighter skin.
It worked — microcurrents actually help kickstart your body’s production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that play a key role in the appearance of skin, a discovery that has fueled the creation of pricey skincare devices such as the ZIIP and the NuFACE.
When I heard about the Illumi Gua, another microcurrent beauty tool, I was intrigued. The ZIIP and NuFACE both start at around $500 USD, a hefty commitment.
The Illumi Gua prices at $49.99 USD and features microcurrent technology as well as LED light therapy (red light helps stimulate collagen production), low-vibration facial massage (reduces puffiness) and a heating component (increases blood flow to the skin).
I decided to give the five-in-one gadget a try. Unlike the ZIIP and NuFACE, the Illumi Gua is smaller and more streamlined than its counterparts.
A slim aluminum wand, the sleek tool features a rotating head featuring a built LED light panel. Devoid of buttons, the wand automatically activates when placed on the skin and charges via a micro-USB port at the tip of the handle. It’s an undeniably attractive apparatus and has a smooth grip.
How The Illumi Gua Delivers Amazing Results & Is Easy To Use
To use the Illumi Gua, simply glide it across your face using upward and outward strokes. The wand’s heating component is super soothing and its microcurrents are entirely painless, unlike the ZIIP. Illumi Gua recommends using the wand for about five minutes per day, five days a week, and boasts visible results in only two weeks.
Though the tool zaps your face with low-voltage electrical currents, using the device with a conductive serum isn’t necessary — this is another element that sets it apart from the ZIIP and NuFACE, which must be paired with special gel primers that ring up at about $50 USD per bottle.
That being said, the Illumi Gua does glide across the face much smoother when used with the brand’s in-house hyaluronic acid conductive serum or a serum you already own (economical and easy on the nose).
Say Goodbye To Fine Lines, Crows Feet and Wrinkles
After using the Illumi Gua five days a week for about three weeks, I noticed some pretty remarkable changes in my skin and even received a few compliments from strangers (this hardly ever happens to me)! It seemed to be a game-changer for my frequent acne breakouts and even eliminated fine lines, made my laugh lines less pronounced and made my skin tone look even! The best part is that it stopped me from having the “puffy face look” that I usually wake up to after a night of drinking.
Conclusion: Is it worth it?
100% Yes. If you think about the cost of going for spa treatments or other buying devices that perform at nearly the same level as Illumi Gua then you’re looking at spending a lot more money.
The Illumi Gua is currently only $49.99 USD, that’s basically the cost of one spa treatment. The time to buy this device is right now before the current discounted price runs out. Using the Illumi Gua feels like you’re getting a Spa level treatment in the comfort of your home.