A question I am often asked is, how does the Clareblend Mini compare to Nuface and Myolift? Here’s my professional opinion based on my experience.
In case you’re not familiar, microcurrent is a gentle muscle toning device that runs an tiny electrical current between two wands that you touch to your skin. The process is similar to your body’s bio-electric current because the current is much too low to electrocute you. It is perfectly safe. The microcurrent device stimulates cellular level activity of ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) that controls muscle contraction, protein synthesis and muscle re-education. Muscle re-education is the process of lengthening or shortening muscles which lift the skin and creates toned, relaxed skin. Relaxed skin will feel smoother and look younger. Not only will you be able to achieve a more natural contoured look and tighten saggy skin, you will feel pampered by the massage while using the device.
As we compare the Clareblend Mini to Nuface, I want to clarify it an apples to oranges comparison – not an apples to apples comparison. What I mean by that is, the Nuface is galvanic current, NOT microcurrent. Galvanic penetrates product deeper but does not benefit the facial muscles on a long term basis. You might get plumper skin but muscle sagging won’t be effectively treated.
The Nuface runs at 400 microamps with a set frequency. In other words, the Nuface has a constant current, or just one setting: “On”. A constant current can result in muscle resistance. It’s like putting you on a constant (no rest) and identical workout routine at the gym. You might see a little bit of change at first (if you can even make it through the routine without exhaustion) but once you adjust to the routine, it no longer produces results. You get muscle acclimation – and in some cases muscle fatigue resulting in counterproductive results.
The Clareblend Mini runs at 340 microamps and has a variable frequency. This means you cannot cause muscle fatigue and will see longer lasting results. The Clareblend Mini’s multiple random frequency modulations aids in improved lift and longer lasting results. You will see results within a couple of weeks with ongoing improvement and longer lasting results.
The NuFace says to use it daily for 60 days before judging results. That’s a lot of treatments! Who has time to wait 60 days for results?
You only have to use the Clareblend Mini 2-3 times per week during the building phase, then 1 to 2 times per week in maintenance, depending on age and health. Additionally, the Clareblend Mini design is very light and the probes on the handheld device feel pleasant to use. They also allow you to get in the nooks and crannies of your face. Contrarily, the awkward, two big ball design of the Nuface makes it difficult to get a detailed lift of the face.
The Clareblend Mini runs on low voltage circuit for delivery of smooth current. You will never experience zapping. It will conduct with water or water-based products. The beep it makes lets you know it’s conducting. If the beep isn’t happening, you’re too dry. Just add water or a water-based product to your skin.
Now, let’s talk about the Myolift. Again, this is not an apples to apples comparison. It’s more like an apple to apple tree. You will have to decide which of the 9 programmable amps (up to 400 microamps) is right for you. It is microcurrent, unlike the galvanic current of the Nuface. However, having to figure out what current to use is confusing since you haven’t gone to esthetician school to learn this. Placement of the wands is important. You will have to learn the correct placement for best results. Therefore, the learning curve on this machine can be complicated. Improper use can have counter-productive results. The Clareblend Mini, on the other hand, is simple. Plug it in and move it over the areas you want to improve. It couldn’t be easier.
The Myolift when used at the higher levels, can result in a zapping, especially if you’re not using lots of product on the probes or if your skin is dehydrated. Myolift recommends using the device once in a 24-hour period, for 5-20 minutes per treatment. For the first 60 days they recommend using it once-three times a week for one month. Then monthly/bi-monthly for ongoing maintenance.
So, in my humble opinion, it comes down to this…
How simple do you want your home microcurrent treatment to be? Nothing could be simpler than using the Clareblend Mini.
You will have a longer learning curve with the Myolift.
Do you want true microcurrent? Then you do NOT want the Nuface.
Do you want to be able to travel light and take your microcurrent with you? Easy peasy with the Clareblend Mini. You’ll have to use a bigger bag or leave other things at home if you want to travel with the Myolift.