Bella Tries: the Nu Skin Lumispa™ Cleansing Tool, is it worth the $$$?

Having been exposed to the skin industry since I was 12 years old thanks to my cosmetic dermatologist father, I’ve seen and used my fair share of products. My face is so accustomed to therapeutic salon brands, that over the counter products have little or no effect on my skin anymore. And knowing what I know, I’m a bit conservative with my expectations when it comes to beauty and skincare products in the market, especially something from an MLM company. Not that I don’t trust their products, in fact I think MLM companies put more effort into providing better quality products, it’s the overpricing of their items that really bugs me off. Anyway………..

Lately, there’s been much hype and rave about the Nu Skin’s Lumispa™ Cleansing Tool. And having been recommended by my trusted long time make-up artist friend, I decided to give it a go. Plus, I really have been slacking in the skincare department ever since having 3 kids, lack of sleep and just plain lazy you know LOL, so I thought I’d take a plunge and splurge on this funky looking gadget that promises to improve the overall health of your skin (on your face of course).

SO… what is the Lumispa™?

According to their website, the Lumispa™ is a dermatologist-tested device that gently but deeply cleanses the face with their Micropulse Oscillation technology. With its soft silicone head, it moves at a precise frequency that helps promote faster skin renewal, tighten up enlarged pores, therefore, giving you healthier, more radiant looking skin.

1 step, 2 minutes and 7 benefits is tag line.

“Experience brighter, softer, smoother looking skin and an energising facial massage. Simply spend two minutes twice a day to enjoy healthier, youthful looking skin in as little as two weeks.”

Their patented technology even won the Best Upcoming Skincare & Cleansing Product at the 2018 Biotechnology Award. That’s gotta say something, and it definitely upped their credentials, for me at least.

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Unboxing my new toy just a week or so ago

So….. fast forward a week and 3 days later since the beginning of my Lumispa™ journey, I have been pleasantly surprised by the results. To be honest, I was expecting to be smacked by the husband for being so gullible, as to believing an MLM product could be as good as a salon product. But you know who uses it as routinely as I do now??? Take a guess ROTFLMAO…. Tadaa, the husband uses it every night that he comes back early from work and keeps telling me how clean his face feels. Hah!

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It does look pretty cool, doesn’t it?

The soft silicone head contains anti-microbial silver, is non-abrasive, cleanses deeply into the pores, and moves at precise frequencies for optimum skin renewal process

The ageloc Cleanser. You can choose between normal, combo, oily or dry i think. 

Now before you go diving head in and pressing the “Add to cart” button on their website, I have to tell you that it wasn’t such a smooth journey for me, as compared to my husband. His skin texture has improved quite significantly since his first try of the Lumispa™. Mine, on the other hand, took a few breakouts before my skin got better, and I’m not even sure if it’s solely the effects of the device.

What happened was that 3 days after using the Lumispa™ once a day (at night before bedtime), my whole forehead was filled with tiny little comedones, aka whiteheads. There were a few possibilities that I could think of as to why this occurred. One, it could be that the Lumispa™ somehow stripped off my skin’s natural sebum and the skin is now aggravated; two, I made the mistake of randomly using my mother’s Olay Regenerist moisturiser left in the guest bathroom because I was too lazy to go into my own bathroom for my Sulwhasoo Essential First Care Activating Serum EX that I started using just a couple of months back (a product that was a gift and which by the way, does nothing much for my skin, but that’s a story for another day, and seriously it’s too expensive to just let it sit in the cupboard).

Anyway, back to my story. I had so many tiny bumps on my forehead that it wasn’t funny. Even the hubby asked me to stop. But I persisted because I had a feeling it could have been the moisturiser more than the gadget itself. So like always, I stopped all moisturiser (both Olay and Sulwhasoo) and went back to my trusted Derm10 Comedone and Skin Renewal Complex. Within 2 days, the bumps subsided to just a few spots (seriously, these 2 products are my saviour to any sudden skin imperfections). So I continued with the device and then I began noticing how my skin has actually improved. My nose and cheek areas used to have enlarged pores, but while I was focusing on my breakouts on my forehead, I didn’t realise that my pores are now more refined and less visible.

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The obligatory selfie, right? >< Pardon the blurry picture, blame it on the old iPhone LOL. You can still see some bumps on my forehead though. But overall my skin has improved, and this was taken before I had any make up done.

 

THE VERDICT?

Me: Needless to say, I was impressed. Because I’ve tried many products that claim to help tighten pores to only be left with disappointment. Imagine my surprise when I try pinching my pores, checking to see if any sebum or whitehead emerges, that the congestion was so minimal! Because the pores were smaller, my overall face did somehow look smoother.

The hubby: His face looked brighter, and definitely cleaner than it has been for a long long time. He occasionally needs to be in the restaurant kitchen when we’re understaffed, so his skin gets really oily. The normal cleansing routine of just using a cleanser didn’t exactly helped clean off the impurities and oiliness. By just spending two minutes daily before bedtime and getting good skin, he’s definitely happy using it.

Overall, the results have been pretty positive. However, I honestly wouldn’t make a firm judgement so quickly a of yet though. I’d be interested to see how our skin fares in month’s time.

Is it worth the money spent?

I’d say yes for now, especially for a gadget that is meant for one, but utilised by two. LOL.

 

Do you have a Lumispa™ too? What are your thoughts on it? Is it worth it for you?

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Unroyal Bella – A new journey

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Just being a few months shy of turning 35, I’m in sudden panic mode. Okay fine, not so sudden, in fact it’s been going on for a couple of months. Bleh.

You see, I’ve never really been one to waste precious time in front of the mirror, my make up and skincare regime all but takes me a whole 2 minutes. I didn’t even use to wash my face in the morning. My idea of a morning wash is wake up – brush teeth – splash water – wipe face – done. Add that helpful excuse of having 3 kids under 6, yeah, that routine kinda worked for me, and has worked for me for the past 6 years. The most I did was to add a slab of BB cream or foundation, and some eyeliner, that’s it. I don’t even use lipstick, moisturiser, or fragrance.

It doesn’t help that I actually grew up with skincare, because my father was a skincare doctor with a skincare business in Malaysia, and I actually helped out in the skincare manufacturing department for a few years before making the decision to be a full stay at home mom. So the importance of skincare shouldn’t be something new to me, but the advantage of being young back then hasn’t really made me see the crucial importance of it. But now I do. When age is catching up on me, now I finally do.

As of late, I find myself staring at the mirror longer and longer, and noticing how haggard and old-ish I’ve become. Bleh. So I decided to put more effort into my skin and lifestyle, especially after that loooooong pep talk from the husband about how I should learn how to let go and just live, instead of being so uptight about everything in life, but that’s a story for another day. It’s a rather inspiring story, I might add. LOL.

So like I said, I’ve decided to put more effort into taking care of myself, internally and externally to hopefully age gracefully. I mean I do welcome the notion of aging, but not to the point of just letting myself be a premature haggard old lady at 35! Nooooooooooooooo. Having said that, I’m not ready to take the plunge and do something drastic in attempt to look artificially young too you know, but then again who knows what the future holds? LOL. For now, I’m happy to just live a healthier lifestyle, and splurge on things that will help me look good (hopefully the husband isn’t reading this post and won’t focus on the word splurge).

Join me on my #unroyalbella journey and I’ll share my experience on the products I’m trying (what worked and what didn’t), or clothes I’m wearing, and the food I’m eating. All in the name of aging gracefully and living life to the fullest. 😉

 

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