Reviewed by Helen Wyatt
I’m very rapidly heading toward 40 and over lockdown in particular I’ve noticed more lines and wrinkles sneaking onto my face where they most definitely aren’t wanted! When I was offered the opportunity to review the Sensica Sensilift mini, which uses technology that helps to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and renew skin elasticity, I absolutely jumped at the chance!
It arrived very quickly, in a neat peach box. Opening it up, it was very well packaged with each item fitting beautifully into place in the box. The box contained the device itself, a charger, an adaptor for a shaver socket, base gel and a detailed instruction booklet. The booklet is very clearly laid out, advising that you should test any treatment areas 48 hours before full treatment, giving details about usage, along with warnings, troubleshooting and length of treatment.
The device uses InTrense technology, which is a non-invasive home-use technology that uses Radio Frequency, a form of electromagnetic energy to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and renew skin elasticity. The booklet advises it is suitable for all skin tones and produces noticeable long-lasting results. The advice is to use it once a week on each area of treatment for up to 8 weeks, and then use it once every 4 weeks or so for maintenance. I have been able to use it twice in the period of testing so I can’t demonstrate clear results yet but I’ve certainly found it easy to use and the instructions simple to follow. The device is about 6 inches long and fits nicely into the hand during treatment. The device has a small button on it which allows you to select the frequency levels. The button is easy to press and it’s clear which level you have selected due to the green indicator light.
The device is intended for use on the following areas: Forehead, the “eleven” area between your brows, crows feet, cheek and smile folds, chin, jawline, neck, decolletage and hands. You have to use the device plugged into a socket and it is advisable to try and use it in front of a mirror so you can see if the indicator light is on during the whole treatment. The light will go orange if it is not in use or if the connection with the skin is not good, so you can see when you need to adjust the placement.
The device provides 3 levels of radio frequency, and you can choose which one suits each area of treatment. I found that level 3 was fine on my forehead and between my brows, but level 2 was more appropriate on my crows feet. You use the device for around 5-10 minutes on each area, moving it either up and down or slowly in circles. As long as the base gel has been applied, and the two treatment “fingers” of the device are pressed fairly firmly to the skin during treatment then you feel a warming sensation as you move it around. The feeling comes and goes as the sensors adjust the temperature and ensure the device is working at a safe level. It’s quite a pleasant feeling and whilst it can leave a slight redness this is temporary.
I am very much looking forward to continuing my use of the product and achieving the promised long-lasting results over the next 6 or so weeks.
This product can be purchased from Sensica here