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The latest skincare buzz? Literally, electrical current facial treatments that offer professional grade results in a matter of minutes. It’s not as scary as it sounds either—these treatments are painless and require zero recovery time. And while microcurrent and other stimulating facials have been available in spas for years, convenient hand-held devices like ZIIP and NuFACE offer the ability to treat yourself to a super-charged facial anytime from the comfort of home.

So, what’s the difference between macro, nano, and galvanic current—and which one suits your skincare needs? We’re breaking it all down here on The Glow… just keep reading!



If you’re familiar with any of the aforementioned “currents,” it’s most likely microcurrent. Microcurrent facials and beauty tools have gained popularity in the last few years with handheld, at-home microcurrent beauty tools like NuFACE. NuFACE uses a low-level electrical current to stimulate facial muscles, tone skin, and promote collagen production.

These microcurrents are like a “trainer” for the muscles below the surface of this skin—working to sculpt and firm over time. NuFACE can be used daily (in just five minutes!) to improve the appearance of wrinkles and firm skin. There’s a reason this beauty device is nicknamed the “non-invasive facelift.”



Fans of microcurrent skincare devices are likely to be just as enthusiastic about the latest craze—the nano-current. Innovative beauty devices like ZIIP are harnessing the power of nano-current to take this type of facial up a notch. Nano-current is similar to microcurrent, only it has a much smaller electrical wavelength. While microcurrents target the muscles and upper layers of the skin, nano-currents travel easily with less resistance to reach deeper layers of the skin. 

In addition to providing low-level electrical stimulation, ZIIP provides increased cellular turnover, promotes lymphatic drainage, and firms skin when used just a few times a week. Nano-currents can also treat skincare concerns like breakouts and pigmentation.

Bonus: While NuFACE and ZIIP are similar, microcurrents and nano-currents are different enough that they complement each other well and can be used together.

Georgia Louise

Galvanic Current

You may have never heard of galvanic current, but it’s been used for over a century to treat numerous health and skincare concerns from ingrown hairs, to arthritis and inflammation. Galvanic current is a low-level current that flows in a single direction known as a direct current (DC).

Georgia Louise Pulse+GLO Ion Enhancer uses galvanic current to stimulate skin cells and drive treatments and skincare ingredients deep into skin for maximum payoff. Unlike micro and nano-current—galvanic current does not stimulate facial muscles, instead promoting exceptional penetration of whatever skin-loving products your using.

Microcurrent, nano-current, and galvanic current beauty devices all play a role in keeping our skin feeling healthy and looking gorgeous. Choosing to use one (or all!) of these tech-savvy beauty devices is sure to leave you feeling absolutely radiant.

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