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3 Manganese Benefits for Skin

With so many new products and ingredients that promise to deliver healthier, more radiant skin, it can be hard to decide which ones are worth...

3 Manganese Benefits for Skin

With so many new products and ingredients that promise to deliver healthier, more radiant skin, it can be hard to decide which ones are worth the investment and which ones are little more than hype. 

Allow us to help you do your homework - we’ve researched the latest skincare superhero manganese and compiled a list of skin-boosting benefits to help you integrate this MVP ingredient into your routine. 

What Is Manganese?

Don’t get maganese confused with magnesium; it sounds similar and is also an important mineral in your body, but it is not the same. Manganese is a mineral that is found naturally in the body in trace amounts that play important roles in certain bodily functions. Manganese is involved in the formation of tissues in your body such as bone and muscle.

In Skincare

It’s rare you’ll find manganese called out by its name on a skincare product. Instead, you might see it referred to as “saccharomyces manganese.” This is a watery substance that is obtained from the fermentation of a particular type of yeast. The fermentation of this mineral helps support the skin in some pretty important ways. 

Here are some of the key benefits of manganese for your skin. 

What Are Some Potential Benefits of Manganese for the Skin?

Manganese, when fermented, is being incorporated into more and more skincare formulations. That’s a good thing - here’s why: 

1. May Support Skin Resilience

With age, important proteins in our skin begin to decrease. Collagen, for example, begins diminishing in production by a rate of 1% per year after age 30. When we lose these important proteins, the skin naturally looks thinner and is less supported. 

Manganese is believed to activate prolidase, a compound involved in the production of collagen. Adding manganese skincare to your daily routine may help support your skin’s resilience and firmness, helping restore youthful radiance by addressing skin issues where they start. 

2. Has Antioxidant-Like Properties

Your skin is under attack every day, even though you probably don’t realize it. Free radicals form in the skin when it is exposed to external stressors, like UV rays or pollution. Free radicals cause skin cells to undergo oxidative stress, which damages the cells and results in visible signs of aging. 

Antioxidants help protect skin cells from free radicals, and manganese is a component in one of the body’s most important, natural antioxidants known as superoxide dismutase. The more antioxidants we have available to our skin cells, the better chance they have of fighting off oxidative stress.

3. Generally Well-Tolerated

When used in skincare products, fermented manganese is generally well tolerated by most skin types, even sensitive skin. Its protective properties and ability to support the skin make it a fabulous choice for anti-aging skincare.

Adding manganese to your daily routine is easy, with skincare products from NuFACE.

How To Use Manganese in Skincare

You can find fermented manganese in skincare products, like NuFACE Prep-N-Glow® Exfoliating & Hydrating Facial Wipes. These wipes contain manganese along with Saccharomyces Copper and Zinc Ferments that may help improve skin resiliency.

Prep-N-Glow wipes are ultra-convenient, doing the work of two products in one. One side provides an oil-free cleanser that removes dirt, makeup, and oil from your skin. The other side has a microdot texture that gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and polish the skin. Using these wipes is ideal for on-the-go cleansing, quick makeup removal, and keeping your skin clean and prepped for microcurrent treatment. 

Not familiar with microcurrent? You’re in the right place. 

What Is Microcurrent Therapy?

Invasive options to treat the effects of aging skin come with high costs, lots of downtime, and some pretty significant side effects. 

Microcurrent therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that works by targeting the causes of skin aging: the skin itself and the supporting facial muscles. The facial muscles support the skin and help give it its shape. As we age, facial muscles weaken, leaving our skin looking and feeling less resilient than it was when we were younger. 

By targeting the skin and MUSCLE, microcurrent therapy may help rejuvenate the skin, revealing a more sculpted, tight, lifted look. This therapy is available from dermatologists and aestheticians, but you can also get benefits right at home with NuFACE.

NuFACE Microcurrent + Manganese Skincare

It’s easy to get started with manganese and microcurrent skincare. The NuFACE TRINITY+® Starter Kit is a great first step. Inside, you’ll find our most advanced customizable microcurrent device, along with the tools you need to effectively treat your skin for wrinkles, lines and aging right in the comfort and privacy of your own home. 

How To Use Microcurrent

Using your favorite NuFACE Microcurrent Device and a few NuFACE skincare essentials, you can give yourself a microcurrent facial in as little as five minutes. 

  1. Using NuFACE Prep-N-Glow Exfoliating & Hydrating Facial Wipes, cleanse your skin thoroughly and pat dry.
  2. Spritz your skin with Supercharged IonPlex® Facial Mist, to hydrate your skin and prepare it for microcurrent treatment. 
  3. Using your favorite NuFACE Super Booster Serum, apply a small amount to your skin and make sure it is fully absorbed. 
  4. Apply a mask-like layer of NuFACE Microcurrent Activator to ensure proper microcurrent conduction while hydrating skin.
  5. Using your TRINITY+, perform glides and holds along the neck and face to tone, lift, and contour. You may want to follow along step-by-step guided treatment tutorials in the NuFACE Smart App.

Once you’re done, gently massage in any excess activator, and follow up with your favorite eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen. That’s it. In just five minutes, you’ve treated your skin to antioxidant-boosting, skin-supporting manganese, and microcurrent therapy to rejuvenate and rebuild beautiful skin. 

Love The Skin You’re In

Trying a new product can be intimidating, especially if you have sensitive skin. Luckily, you don’t have to wonder about whether or not manganese will work for you. This natural mineral is already found in your body and might be helpful in giving your skin the compounds it needs to thrive. Combining microcurrent therapy with manganese may help enhance anti-aging effects. 

You’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to skincare so it’s important to find something that works for you. NuFACE offers ingredients and treatments to reveal your best skin ever.


Manganese Information | Mount Sinai - New York

Manganese | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University

Why does skin wrinkle with age? What is the best way to slow or prevent this process? |Scientific American

The role of manganese superoxide dismutase in skin aging | PMC

[Muscular aging and its involvement in facial aging: the Face Recurve concept] | NCBI

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