Prevention is better than cure – ain’t that the truth? In recent years I’ve become increasingly conscious of my aging skin. While I’m in twenties, there’s no better time than the present to begin taking measures to ensure my future self resembles anything but a used paper bag (am I right or am I right?) When I was introduced to evoDerma’s NOOME (pronounced noo•me), I knew that incorporating an anti-aging tool was just what my skincare routine required to give my face that extra ow ow!
The what, the how and the where
NOOME is a lightweight, handheld device that uses a suctioning motion to massage the skin. More specifically (and scientifically), NOOME uses non-invasive sub-dermal therapy (NIST) to stimulate collagen and elastin production by increasing circulation and minimizing facial tension.
The treatment is similar to that of kyukaku, an ancient Japanese acupuncture technique colloquially referred to as dry cupping. Rest assured, however, that NOOME will not leave your face red and swollen as is common with dry cupping.
In fact, with either its firm or soft cups NOOME can be used on the face, neck and décolleté without any irritation (at least, in my case).
- Soft skin and tension-free face
- Lightweight and easy-to-use
- Non-time consuming
- Canadian-based company
- Relatively noisy
After using NOOME for two consecutive weeks, I’m thus far happy with the results. Naturally, given the fact that I have few wrinkles (if any, really), I can’t say that I’ve seen a reduction in the appearance of fine lines but I in no way doubt that if I had more wrinkles I’d have seen a reduction in their appearance by now.
With that being said, my face and neck certainly feel better. My skin feels instantly more relaxed and softer after use. In fact, I find using NOOME quite fun.
I typically use NOOME right before bed after I’ve cleansed and moisturized my face; it can be used up to 5 times a week in 5-10 minute sessions. I imagine that in order to truly see results, or rather few wrinkles and fine lines, persistent use throughout my 20-somethings and beyond will be needed (as with any other skincare product).
I’ve also found the soft cup more comfortable to use and thus more effective as it seems to suction the skin with a bit more ease than with use of the firm cup.
Since NOOME is a motorized device, I do find it a tad noisy but by no means deafening. To add to this, NOOME is battery-operated so while this makes for convenient use, being an eco-minded individual I’d prefer it to come with a charging port. On the flip side, it does come ready-to-go; simply pop in the batteries, press the button and get to NOOME-ing!
Overall, I’m impressed with the results thus far and enjoy using NOOME – it’s definitely become a staple in my anti-aging skincare routine. While NOOME regularly retails for $89 CAD, you can purchase it here for $35 CAD (shipping included) with my promo code TIMP.
Later (wrinkle-free) days,
Disclaimer: evoDerma provided me with this product to review. All opinions written here are honest and my own.