Considering these are two biggest competitors I wanted to compare my FOREO BEAR vs NuFace Trinity and explain why I decided to find a replacement for my NuFace Trinity device, why I switched to the Foreo Bear when it comes to microcurrent facial treatment.
You can find here my full Foreo Bear review and below the detailed comparison. I also want to mention that both producers have other mini devices, but I am using the flagship ones in the microcurrent technology category.
Both devices build collagen, repair elastin & tighten your face via electrical currents that mimic your body’s own natural processes (over the course of minimum of 2 months consistent use) and you have to continue using to train your muscles constantly and not lose the effect.
Comparing the voltage and microamps, the Bear is 2 times more powerful than the NuFace Trinity. And I could feel that in the results: more tightened muscles, more lift of the skin.
They both have the same amount of intensities to adjust the treatment: 5.
With the Trinity it takes me 5 minutes to go over my whole face, and with the Bear it’s 3 minutes. It’s because Bear delivers the power much faster (load time) than the competition, so they’ve shortened the needed treatment time.
I really hated that I needed to wait for the Trinity to buzz, so basically I would go over the main areas and then keep it at one end until it would buzz. I believe the Bear treatment has been optimized to last just how much it takes for you to go over the part of the face.
Zapping / Anti-shock
The BEAR is a clear winner in this category. They have a patented anti-shock system that measures your skin’s resistance and doesn’t zap you. Whereas the Trinity is quite uncomfortable treatment where you feel the current often.
Of course it’s no serious damage to be zapped with this current power, but it’s just not the comfortable beauty treatment you’d want it to be, also not making you do it as often because you are annoyed of the zapping. And for the results with the microcurrent treatment you really need to be consistent in using it.
Basically the Bear is the safest microcurrent device on the planet, as no other have this safety function.
Battery life for the NuFace says to be 2 weeks, but I was happy when it would last me a week of treatments every day. Simply you use it more and the battery is not as strong.
Bear should have up to 90 uses with one charge. Which is an enormous difference compared to the NuFace. The Swedish brand is well known for amazing battery life of their devices so I do trust them with this one as well. So far in 4 months haven’t needed to charge it at all.
NuFace looks much outdated compared to the Bear. I guess they were for a long time with no decent competitor (except maybe Ziip or Myolift) so they didn’t bother with improvements. The plastic just doesn’t do it for me, looks cheap. Ergonomy-wise it’s good, easy to use and fits nicely in the hand.
The Bear comes covered in silky smooth silicone (waterproof, hygienic), except for the globes of course. It is very easy to use, very also ergonomic. And I prefer it over the NuFace because it doesn’t slide, the silicone grips my hand steady as opposed to shiny plastic.
FOREO gives a 2 year warranty,
NuFace only 1 year.
On the topic of quality, I’ve found so many negative reviews of the NuFace and Ziip as well, how they break down and stop working really fast. Especially once the warranty runs out and you can’t return it. And that is some poor quality there and a lot of angry customers. Why the consumerism is so evident with
One notable example is this YouTube FOREO BEAR and NuFace Trinity comparison video (13:47 – the NuFace personal experience and issue with the device explained) with also tons of comments below confirming how their device stopped working as well.
So far all my Foreo devices have lasted me a very long time, I still have the first Luna device from 2014… I expect the same from the Bear.
I did the comparison with the available European prices and US prices.
On Amazon the NuFace Trinity costs €339/$339.
The Foreo Bear is €299/$299 on Amazon .
When you compare this to the cost of just one microcurrent salon treatment there’s definitely a huge win for your wallet if you invest into an at-home device.
The NuFace has a buzzer sound to alert you when to move to another area. That was pretty useful, I think it’s good that they added that at least with the device. But I was just always confused what should I do next, kind of was missing the instructions as an amateur.
Bear has the FOREO app that you sync with the device and then you can see a guided routine. And I think that feature is a great thing to have, something I missed with the NuFace. It gives you time to apply the serum, and then you go over all the main areas. To me the app beats the buzzer.
Ah and not to forget – the BEAR also has the patented T-Sonic pulsations in the device as well, which means while you’re doing a microcurrent treatment you’re also getting the serum’s powerful ingredients
Overall opinion: FOREO BEAR vs NuFace Trinity
Winner: FOREO Bear
It feels like FOREO just took the NuFace and the competition as their research subjects and improved everything that was wrong with them. Cause seriously they beat the competition in every field, in every feature described and the results I’ve seen and felt.
I have used the NuFace Trinity for over 2 years, on and off. And I did see some results, but definitely not as with the Bear. And honestly, why I was on and off is because the treatment just wasn’t as easy (zapping) nor simple. And back then you didn’t have too many choices.
After I saw Foreo was launching these devices I immediately got my hands on one, and didn’t regret. It really was so much more than Trinity.
The treatment of the Bear is definitely much more powerful than NuFace, more closer to the professional salon level tools. My muscles feel tighter, toned, lifted. Like I had a heavy workout of my muscles and now they are firm. With the NuFace I did see the improvement in the tone as well, but not as much of a lift and firmness as with the Bear.
It just feels much tighter now, especially the forehead (ok, true, I overdo it a bit on the forehead haha but it’s my weak point and I want it firm). Also the fine lines have disappeared or gotten much flatter, as you can see in my full Bear review.
I am happy that we are not in a standstill and that someone is working on challenging the other companies to invent and improve by really stepping up the game.
If you want to find out even more details you can read my detailed Foreo Bear review blog post.
I definitely recommend the Bear over Trinity at any time. It’s way better by a mile. And probably it is the same in the smaller targeted treatment category of Bear mini and NuFace mini (at least by other reviews I looked at around). If you’re looking to get something it’s definitely best to get the latest technology and the most improved device. And enjoy the results.