Lift Care Cosmetics High-Frequency Lift Wand

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We are all battling Mother Nature, the environment and our own genetics to keep our skin and our faces looking their absolute best. Every single tool we can use to assist us in this battle is essential, and while some are beyond most of our means to own or use on a regular basis, some are within our grasp and can be owned for a fraction of what repeated professional treatments could cost. The Lift Care Cosmetics Lift Wand is such a device.

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To start, the Lift Wand is a high frequency machine similar to what you see in high-end beauty salons. Used as an alternative to harsh peels, or painful dermabrasion, or prickly wheels and lasers, it’s being praised by industry professionals for it’s ability to purify, stimulate and rejuvenate the skin, as well as being a safe and gentle alternative. It brings moisture up to the surface of skin, increases blood flow and circulation, and helps oxidize impurities. The sealed glass electrode creates an inert gas (most likely neon from the reddish appearance, though they say it’s argon gas) safely contained withing the glass tubes, and can help minimize the appearance of pores, blackheads and blemishes. There’s virtually no sensation or pain, just a slight tingle with initial contact, similar to a small static electricity zap. There is a slight smell as it oxidizes the impurities on your skins surface, but there’s no redness or irritation after a treatment. The wand is light so there’s no fatigue from prolonged use, and contrary to other warnings I’ve read online, at no time did I feel the glass electrodes were in danger or breaking or shattering while in use, or removing the various electrodes from the wand. You get four in the package, a comb one for hair (to keep it lustrous and healthy-I have yet to try that one), and large one for the t-zone, a “mushroom” one for the majority of the face, and a tiny one for spot treatments. I will say I noticed less breakouts and less oils in my t-zone. I was overall happy with the device’s performance based on that alone, but I saw minimal improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, and no change to scars or stretch marks.

If I had one complaint, it would be the plug. The device isn’t UL listed and isn’t polarized in any way, be it through a larger prong on one side or a third grounding prong, and that could lead to device malfunction and possibly shorting out of the wand. That’s dangerous and should be corrected immediately. Hubby went with a best guess and made sure the writing on the plug was “right side up”, but it’s just that: a guess. Also, one of my electrodes at first seemed to be malfunctioning, but it came on at my last try before contacting the company. It is a 20 watt device, and does include the Argan oil recommended as Step 1 in their 2-step process. In the end I saw some improvement, but there’s also room for improvement with their device as well. I’d stop just short of a 5-star review because of that.

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from Lift Care Cosmetics.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

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Teaser post! Teaser Post! Teaser Post!

I’ve been holding on to a doozy from this past summer, at the request of the company. But soon, I’ll have my review of a product I hope you’ll love as much as I did…but until then, here’s a sneak peak:

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Keep your eyes peeled for this one, you won’t want to miss it! Coming soon to WOM-derful!

Effenfine Facial Hair Scissors Review

Everyone grooms themselves to a certain degree, some of us more than others. Hubby takes a mostly no-nonsense approach to grooming, with short hair on his head and no facial hair. But, his face have nooks and crannies that a razor just won’t fit into, and that leaves long, unsightly hairs that not only look funny, but bother both him and I. What’s a fella to do?

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We thought Effenfine’s facial hair would be a simple and easy solution, that didn’t require cords, batteries, or a bunch of time like so many of the facial grooming products on the market. Sadly, while the Effenfine Facial Hair Scissors are a great pair of scissors, they leave much to be desired for any kind of close grooming. See, there are few things Hubby hates worse than his sharp, coarse stubble around his lips. It’s annoying to him and abrasive to me with every smooch. Like 40 grit sandpaper. A razor sometimes misses at the corners of his mouth and at the peak of his top lip. So he’s been using a pair of my eyebrow scissors, with fine, thin blades. We both though these Effenfine Facial Hair Scissors would be just the thing to get my other scissors back, especially with the blunted safety tip. Alas, it was not to be.

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See, these Effenfine scissors are thick, heavy duty forged German stainless steel. Which means they should resist rust and corrosion for quite some time. But, it’s terrible for getting up close to trim facial hair like Hubby’s last pair. Which leaves the same coarse, sharp stubble as before. The lack of a pointed tip means that effectively getting into the corners of his mouth is next to impossible too. If you’re just trimming the occasionally stray hair in a mustache or beard, and closeness isn’t what you need, you’d be golden with these Effenfine Facial Hair Scissors. But the last nail in the coffin here for me is the price. They’re significantly more expensive than I would have wanted to pay for a pair of facial hair scissors, and even moreso than a number of competitors on Amazon offering a similar product. So while they are a very capable set of scissors, and seem well made, they fail at what they’re advertised for for us(facial hair). Although I was able to re-purpose them as sewing scissors, so it’s not a total loss.

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from Effenine.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

 

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