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Do you ever wonder what it would have been like to grow up with a parent who had a very cool job? I’m not saying that my lawyer mom and doctor dad aren’t cool (having a doctor on call 24/7 has its perks), but their jobs are just more traditional. The kind of cool I’m talking about is tagging along on trips to L.A. with your aesthetician mom and getting to watch her perform microcurrent treatments on some of Hollywood’s biggest stars before events and awards shows. Just think about that. How many people actually get to experience that level of coolness? Well, folks, all I know is Tera Peterson did, and I’m equal parts envious and grateful.
If you’re not familiar with the name, Peterson is an aesthetician and the co-founder of a little multimillion-dollar brand called Nuface. “It wasn’t until my 20s that I had an aha moment to create this business with my mom,” she says. After Peterson graduated from aesthetician school, she and her mom had an idea: put the power of microcurrent technology in the hands of their customers so they can experience the magic at home.
Here’s why I’m grateful: Had Peterson not had a mom with a very cool job that let her travel to L.A. and experience skincare magic firsthand, then she might not have gone to aesthetician school and co-founded Nuface. And where would that leave the rest of us? I got my first Nuface Trinity Starter Kit ($339), I don’t know, six years ago, and now I have the Nubody ($399) as well, so I can attest to both of these tools’ lifting and sculpting wizardry. In fact, I’m not sure what I would do without them.
And Peterson is on the same page. She uses her Nuface Trinity Complete ($525) “to look toned, lifted, and sculpted every single day,” and she truly believes beauty technology is the future of skincare. “We are seeing more clients demand at-home technology because their topical skincare isn’t enough anymore.” But don’t worry—if you haven’t ventured into skincare technology yet, you can still get glowing skin. Peterson loves a trip to the Korean spa for a full-body exfoliation. “Anyone who’s been knows it requires some bravery, but you leave with baby-smooth skin.” If that’s not your thing, then just drink plenty of water every day. “When you’re hydrated on a cellular level, it shows in the overall appearance of your skin. Hydration paired with great nutrition and exercise will give you healthy, glowing skin from the inside out,” Peterson says. Curious to see what other glow-inducing secrets she has up her sleeve? Keep scrolling for 17 of her must-have beauty and skincare finds for feeling like your most beautiful self.