My first introduction to Nuskin Ageloc Lumispa was from a friend’s facebook posts several months ago. It didn’t attract my attention initially because I thought it was just another facial cleansing device, another Clarisonic wannabe, which I already owned.
Subsequently, I came across more people in Singapore talking about Lumispa on social media. From ‘Clarisonic vs. Lumispa’ posts, ‘Lumispa’s gentleness test on an egg yolk’ to Lumispa’s users before and after pictures, it started to get more of my attention.
Lumispa is said to deliver 7 major benefits, such as smoothness and radiance etc., which seem to be similar to what Clarisonic, Clinique and others facial cleansing devices are claiming too.
What got me a little skeptical was that it claimed to be super gentle and able to achieve all these with its silicone head, instead of the usual brush/bristle head that all other electric face cleaning machines in the market are using.
How clean and effective can it be if I’m just cleaning my face with a silicone pad? How can this help to achieve firmness?
Nevertheless, I pushed these questions aside. It wasn’t until I went for my friend’s galvanic spa facial and lymphatic drainage workshop later on that I get to try out Lumispa.
True enough, it was unbelievably gentle! In fact, the device will stop if I apply with even a slight bit of force or using too much circular motion.
The silicone head has two parts that work in a counter-rotating motion. It also has a pulsating sensation, which I later learnt that it is the micropulse oscillation at work, which is supposed to be the main thing that boost skin firmness and tighten up pores.
What surprised me was the aftermath, which I saw a rather ‘stark’ difference immediately. My face was so much smoother and brighter, even the lines on my forehead, eye area and nasolabial (aka mouth lines) had been smoothen out! Skin also seems to feel tightened after that. All in just one session!
Here’s my before and after pic from that session. Pretty obvious right?
The ‘luminosity’ effect is more obvious in reality than on photos. It was still there the next day before it kind of wears off on the 3rd day. I was curious what will happen if I use this everyday.
I was so impressed that I decided to pre-order one when they officially launch it in one month’s time (it was not launched yet when I tried this). Nevermind if I already had Clarisonic. Lumispa is nothing like anything I’ve seen.
At $430 per set (pre-launch price), which comes with 3 cleansers, 2 replacement heads and a charging station, it seems like a good deal, considering that Clarisonic already cost me $260. It seems like a no brainer to me.The whole routine takes just 2 minutes, so its supposed to replace our daily face cleansing routine. Lumispa works best when used in tandem with their cleanser, which has their proprietary Ageloc ingredients.
I tested with my own Sukin cleanser but the results are not as fantastic. It still works, just not comparable to using Lumispa cleanser. This is nothing surprising, since Clarisonic also has their own cleanser which is supposed to work better when we use it.
Other than a brighter, fairer and smoother skin, my dark eye shadows and eye bags seem to reduce quite a bit as well.
Updates: Lumispa is sold out completely worldwide. Nuskin needs time to produce this. Was told that this will be available for purchase again sometime in March 2018.
Hope this post helps if you are looking for a good facial cleansing device, or if you are deciding if Lumispa is worth to get. If you are looking at Clarisonic, you might want to check out my review here.
Lastly, I shall end this post by sharing my 1 week diary of using Lumispa. I’m completely bare-face without any makeup in each photo, except for day 5, where I had light makeup and I didn’t use Lumispa that day.
You can see the gradual progression of my complexion.
Hope you enjoy reading this!