REVIEW: Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System™ Facial Gels with ageLOC®
My three-month anti-ageing attack using Nu Skin’s Galvanic Spa System, begins with twice a week, mini home facials, using the specially developed Facial Treatment Gels.
Exclusive patented technology gives you an at home alternative to spa treatments with the ageLOC® Edition Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System™ II. Pre-Treatment Gel helps remove impurities so your pores can breathe and prepares your skin for Treatment Gel.
The Treatment Gel features ageLOC® technology, a proprietary new ingredient blend that helps slow the signs of ageing at their source. The Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System™ Facial Gels with ageLOC® are designed to be used 2-3 times a week with the ageLOC™ Edition Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System™ II instrument.
This is a two-step treatment. Rinse with water or remove the Pre-Treat Gel from your face with a damp washcloth, then dry with a towel.
PRE-TREATMENT GEL BENEFITS
- Binds to impurities
- Softens and relaxes pores, allowing them to breathe
- Dissolves and liquefies excess facial oils
- Soothes and conditions the skin
During the pre-treat cycle (select programme 1 – Duration 2 minutes), the ageLOC Galvanic Spa and the Pre-Treat Gel are negatively charged. These negative charges repel each other, delivering the Pre-Treat Gel to the skin. The Pre-Treat gel binds to impurities in the skin.
When the first treatment has finished, Rinse with water or remove the Pre-Treat Gel from your face with a damp washcloth, then dry with a towel.
TREATMENT GEL BENEFITS
- Removes impurities targeted in the pre-treatment step
- Revives and invigorates tired skin by promoting cellular energy
- Enhances skin hydration and leaves skin feeling soft, clean and refreshed.
During the treatment cycle (select programme 2 – Duration 3 minutes), the ageLOC Galvanic Spa and the Treatment Gel are positively charged. These positive charges repel each other helping to deliver beneficial ingredients to the skin, including the exclusive ageLOC ingredient blend.
The positively charged instrument attracts the remaining negatively charged impurities from the pre-treat cycle, drawing them out of the skin.
HOW TO USE
Use after cleansing and toning. For best results, use Galvanic Spa™ Facial Gels with the Galvanic Spa™ System II instrument two to three times a week. During each treatment make sure that your hand is moistened and fingers are touching the chrome panel at all times. Keep the instrument in constant contact with skin for duration of treatment.
When you touch the instrument to your skin you will hear one to three beeps as the instrument sets the current to your skin’s needs.
During the treatment the instrument will beep in 10 second intervals to let you know it’s working. Once treatment time reaches 30 seconds remaining. it will beep every 5 seconds until treatment is complete.
When you move the instrument you always want to be very gentle and let the galvanic current do the work. You want to apply some very light pressure, but never enough to tug at the skin. When working around the eye area, avoid direct contact with the eyes or eyelids. It is a good habit to simply follow the bone structure around the eye. When working around the mouth, avoid contact with your lips or mouth.
With all of these movements, gently come back to the starting position and repeat several times.
Following the bone structure around your eye, start under the eye and move up around the eye, holding firmly just under the eyebrow.
SMOOTH SMILE LINE
Start just under the nose, move to the smile line and hold and then move straight upward and outward to the temple and hold.
Start in the middle of the chin, below your lips, move up to the jowl line and hold and then continue in an upward and outward motion to the edge of your face just in front of your ear.
Start at the bridge of your nose, move the instrument up to your “thinker lines” and hold, then continue on to your hair-line. move across the forehead using these same movements.
Hold the instrument at a 90-degree angle on the side of your nose and then move to the middle of your cheekbone and back.
Start at the base of your throat. Move upward to the jaw line, hold for a few seconds, glide the unit back down to the starting position and then move upward and outward, holding each time at the jaw line, and then returning to the hollow of the throat.
At the end of your treatment, the instrument will emit a long beep followed by two short beeps indicating that treatment is complete and the clock and treatment time will disappear.
- As always, perform a patch test. The Spa is not suitable for use on skin with a lot of broken capillaries; rosacea prone skin (I avoid those areas) or over an inflamed or open wound.
- I find it best to use the Spa in front of a mirror to follow the facial contours properly.
- It takes a couple of goes for the Spa to feel comfortable in your hand, practise with a few ‘dry’ (literally, don’t turn it on!) runs.
- Remember not to break the circuit by lifting the conductor off your skin, keeping the Face Conductor as flat as possible really helps.
- Thinly ‘layer’ the gel onto your skin, don’t rub it in.
- Each vial contains a lot of product – more than enough for your face and neck. But don’t be tempted to ‘save some’ for another treatment, as the active ingredients could become oxidised and the charge will be neutralised. Instead, do what I do to use up the excess gel from the facial and use the gel on your hands, following the same steps, you will see an immediate improvement.
UPDATE: May 2015
I loved using the Galvanic Spa System, the results are easily as good as a salon facial, but you must follow through with the twice a week treatments. Admittedly, it does take a while to get into the habit, but, if you’re organised and have everything to hand and laid out for each step, then you will eventually be able to do the treatments fairly quickly.
Skin is silky smooth after treatment with that shiny ‘glow’ you get after a professional facial. If your skin is red, then you’ve done something wrong or perhaps pressed too hard. You should be able to rinse off the last of the gel, moisturise and put on make up straightaway.
Personally, I always do the treatments at night, any skin products you use afterwards seem to work twice as hard after the skin has been prepped by the Spa.
The Spa is particularly effective for older women, with a huge improvement to the often crepey middle section of the neck. The skin here is so thin and delicate and loses elasticity quickly as we age. But, as long as you sweep the Spa gently upwards and downwards as directed, then you should soon be able to see a definite smoothness. Again, you must be committed to carrying out the treatments on a regular basis to maintain this improvement.
Galvanic treatments continue to be popular at salons, you need to weigh up the savings you make at home performing to the treatments yourself, against the rather more expensive option of having a therapist do them for you.
My favourite product to use with the Galvanic Spa is Nu Skin Tru Face® Line Corrector