It's not what it sounds like.

By Alyssa Clough,
Updated August 31, 2015
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Let's face it; we'll try anything to up our skin care routine. Whether it's the latest serum, trending ingredient, or mask—we're there. So when I heard about JeNu, an ultrasound wand you can use at home that increases the absorption of your skin care by threefold, I knew I had to try.

As a 20-something, anti-aging isn't a concern of mine yet. But if you're looking to take your retinol or eye cream to the next level without resorting to Botox, this is it. So how exactly does it work? The wand sends 365,000 pulses of ultrasound energy per second through your skin, essentially vibrating your products into your skin more effectively than your fingers ever could.

To use, simply place a pearl-sized amount of conducting gel ($28, onto the wand, turn it on, and move the wand in small, circular motions on one area of your face. Because it really is magic, the wand automatically shuts off after one minute, making timing truly effortless.

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The first time I tried the product, I checked my imagination at the door and sheepishly went for my cheeks, but the sky is the limit. You can use the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser basically anywhere. If you're concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, concentrate on your under eyes, lips, and forehead. After just a few uses, I can honestly say my skin feels smoother and more hydrated.

If you do the math, adding three to five minutes to your nightly routine is well worth tripling the absorption and effectiveness of your favorite products you already rely on. And if I'm being completely honest, I not only feel legit—like I'm giving myself my very own at-home spa treatment—but I know I'm doing good when I use it.

The JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser retails for $249 and is available at

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