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NU SKIN GALVANIC SPA ageLOC Spa Package with Gels System
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214 of 262 people found the following review helpful
The Galvanic Spa II device is a good, basic machine manufactured in China for Nu Skin Enterprises. The Spa generates 12 volts from the two 1.5 volt batteries, and is capable of reversing the polarity.

As the Spa is being used, the PIC microprocessor senses the current flow between the two electrodes (its tip and the skin), and regulates the amount of current flowing through and fixing it at about 200 micro amperes. It's is not a trivial function because it involves input current sensing, and output current control, in a closed loop system. The microprocessor also generates the beeps, and controls the LCD display. The program for the PIC is estimated at about 600 lines of code.

There is current modulation and current reversal built into the device. But it is surprising that there is no pulses of any kind.

It is a well constructed device, and there are three integrated circuits (including the 3 volt to ±12 volt converter), 11 transistors inside, plus lots of capacitors, resistors, and inductors.

One could probably duplicate the guts of the device for about $50 of electronic parts (the PIC16F72 is about $2.00). Of course, it's made in China, so the overall manufacturing cost for a single unit is probably around $40 when mass produced.

The ageLOC gels are very overpriced and there is nothing really new in the formulation. AgeLOC is a blend of ingredients, readily available and used in many other products. Rankine's Remedies offers an affordable, effective alternative to the costly ageLOC gels.
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83 of 102 people found the following review helpful
I used the galvanic spa, as directed, several times a week for 5 weeks, but only on ONE SIDE OF MY FACE. (It is time consuming to use) I could never tell any difference whatsoever in my skin. So at the end of 5 weeks, I asked my 27 year old daughter to look close at my face to see if she could identify which side I used the galvanic on. She picked the WRONG SIDE! She thought the UNTREATED side looked a little better. I am 59 and I really needed some skin help - I finally discovered that totally natural is best. Now all I use is aloe vera gel (a certain brand with oxygen & trace minerals added) and I don't have to ask my daughter if my skin looks better now. I can see how good it looks myself everytime I look in the mirror! Firmer skin, smaller pores, skin tags almost gone, less lines, lighter age spots - and it's only been about 30 days of use! I'll tell you all about it. [...]
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2013
I have used my galvanic face spa for 4 years and it definitely lifts my "jowels" below my cheeks, around my mouth. Also my pores are basically invisible and it looks like I always have facials. My skin was tested for bacteria and cleanliness, etc. and it was virtually completely clean from using the device. I lost mine with luggage and am bummed to see my skin start sagging again. I know many people that it did not work as well for. My intial demo was on one side of my face and there was a BIG difference. I used it twice a week for 5 minutes at a time for each gel.
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47 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2011
Having taken a look at their marketing scheme, this company is greedy. First they sell a product at a dramatically increased price (over $300) which some say cost about $50. to make. Okay that's not too bad. That's capitalism. But then they come out with a more efficient product and one reason they give for this increased efficiency is the improved face conductor. Now do you think that they make a new improved face conductor to work with the old model. Of course the answer is no. To get the new face conductor you must spend another $300 for the whole new system. I am not sure whether the new face conductor will work with the old system. When I asked I got conflicting answers from their company. One person thought no and another thought yes. But what is most telling about this company is they refuse to sell the new face conductor separately. So for all of you loyal customers who have been supporting this company and using the old Galvanic Spa II, you have to buy a whole new Spa II to get the benefits of the new face conductor. I call this greed.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2012
I usually buy my skin care from my doctors office and have been spoiled by being told truthfully what to expect from a product. When I was approached at my health club and given this lengthy sales pitch, so full of promises, I guess I thought they were the same caliber as my doctor's group. Not so. After I bought the package I never heard from the sales person again. After spending almost $400...nothing. I used the Nu Skin Galvanic Spa and gels system for over 3 months and could see absolutely ZERO difference in the tone or tightness of my skin. All the hype about how this would plump my skin with new collagen production...I saw nothing. What I did get however, were big red bumps that broke out on my face, repeatedly. As it was summer and especially hot, I thought I was getting some kind of heat rash. Finally a trip to the dermatologist suggested that I was allergic to something I was using. When I stopped using the Nu Skin system, my skin cleared up. I'm 58 and have used a lot of different skin care products over the years and never once have I had an allergic reaction to anything. When I tracked down an email address to contact the sales person, she told me that another client of hers had the same reaction and that I needed to spritz water on my face before applying the gel and again over the gel. I tried that and it made no difference. My guess is that the gels are the problem and since my skin is pretty normal, I imagine a lot of others have had this same issue. I was so determined to get my money's worth out of this, but at last, I have to face the fact that I got scammed. This product is virtually worthless, unless you can put a value on big red bumps that take weeks to completely go away.
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25 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2008
The Galvanic Spa is the best thing I have ever used. I've tried many products from arbonne to shaklee to origins, etc. They are all nice, but always leave the question "is it really working?" You can totally tell right after using the galvanic. My skin is more firm, the texture is softer, and it is just getting better and better. My expression lines in my forehead have reduced significantly, as well as my frown lines. I have also been on prescription medications for acne since I was a teen, and this product has dramatically cleared my skin up. I am a total believer. You definitely want to use it with the gels, they work with the device to produce results. Nu skin also has a great return policy - they guarantee you will see results, so go for it.
Not sure what the woman in the spider vein comment is talking about. I have yet to find one person who has tried my device that didn't love it.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2011
I have been using the galvanic spa and gels for over a year, my skin has had a dramatic improvment. This is a product that will help your skin get better and better over time. You're not going to see dramatic results in a week, have patience it's worth it!!
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16 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2009
Yeah for Galvanics! It has totally helped my acne like nothing else I have tried. I had underground acne that other skin products could not get to. The Galvanics erased the line from my nose to my mouth and smoothed my rugged skin. I am so grateful I found this product!
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2011
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I received my order and one piece was missing however after contacting the distributor directly, they forwarded the missing piece in a separate order. I was happy with the outcome and the service.
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14 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2008
Galvanic Spa System II (White) Please note that the unit sold here only has "3" attachments. I included the product insert link for the current units that come with "four" attachments.

Now let me respond to Keira: I am sorry Keira had a bad experience. I had a very good experience with the Galvanic Machine using the Nutriol Hair stuff. I got hair! Will it work for everyone, of course not, but it worked for me. No where in Keira's review does she mention ever going to a Spa. With all the money she has, I wonder why? According to the literature, the little machine provides the same results as the big machine at a fancy spa, with the only difference being you need to kiss your own rear end, instead of someone else doing it for you! I have not used it on my face yet, but I might! I tried it for the potential hair growth! Has anyone been to a professional Spa with Galvanics, and also tried the Nu Skin machine? Can you post a comment, so we all have a comparison! Maybe Keira can contact Nu Skin directly, tell them what happened, and get an answer. Since she is a good customer and buys all their stuff, their is no reason for them to not try to make her happy, and find out what went wrong. It would be interesting to know for everyone. Also, if anyone has used the machine on their face or head, it would be nice if they posted it. There is plenty of literature on Nu Skin, I read alot of it before I got the device (I did not want to waste more money on claims that don't work). Maybe I am the exception rather than the rule, but it is working for me. I hope Keira's spider veins go away. Maybe she can let us know what happened, or what she did to get rid of them, or did they go away by themselves. This is almost like a Soap Opera "the continuing saga of Keira." In any case, I am glad she shared her experience, positive or negative. No matter what the technology, method, treatment etc. there is always going to be different experiences for different people. That is that nice thing about Amazon, you can share those experiences. Based on common sense, if you are someone that goes to a Spa and gets facials, this is a cost effective alternative. If you are spending money every month on hair growth stuff, take the shot with this. According to the literature, it increases absorption up to 70% with whatever you use, so no real downside. If you do not have "discretionary income" like Keira, you really have no business buying this sort of thing (especially in today's economy). When you smooth out all the conversation (as this product smoothes out wrinkles, or claims to- since I have not used it for that yet), many people were living beyond their means. If you do not have an extra $300 bucks, don't buy it. If you do, and are going to buy something, then this might be the right choice for you. Take a look at the various offerings on Amazon, see which one gives you the most value for you money, but also remember that eventually you are going to need to re-order supplies, so make sure you can get them from whomever you buy it from or they can tell you where to get more gels etc. There seems to be plenty of offerings all over the internet, or you might even want to hook up with a Nu Skin Distributor, up to you. Hope this was helpful.
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