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Tera Peterson's Latest Obsessions

By Katy Carrier | April 9, 2020 | People


Tera Peterson, co-founder and CEO of Encinitas-based microcurrent beauty device and skincare brand NuFACE, followed in her mother’s footsteps when she started training as an esthetician. Her mother, Carol Cole, began specializing in microcurrent facials in the 1980s, working with celebrity clients in Hollywood. Peterson, along with her mother and sister Kim Morales, created NuFACE to bring microcurrent technology into homes, growing the company to become one of the top at-home beauty device brands. NuFACE celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, with the brand continuing to expand and evolve, including offering in-home treatments locally for high-profile clients. “I love working with our clients,” says Peterson. “I’ve started doing NuFACE House Calls and still love seeing their reactions even after lifting thousands of faces.” Here, she shares the beauty and skincare products she’s loving right now.


“This mask is so soothing and cooling. My skin wakes up feeling bouncy, hydrated and fresh.” Noni Glow sleeping mask, $48,


“A five-minute microcurrent facial is a perfect way to start the day, giving my face instant lifted, toned and contoured results.” NuFACE Trinity, $325,


“This is my holy grail toner and a cult favorite!” Lotion P50 1970, price upon request, by Biologique Recherche at


“This is lightweight and natural on my face. I can wear it daily to even out my skin tone for a natural look.” 5-in-1 natural moisturizing face sunscreen, $45,


“It works while smelling beautiful and I love the chic spray—no ugly rash.” The Botanist natural deodorant, $22, by Corpus at


“I always love vitamin supplements to promote inner and outer health. These supplements give me mental clarity and an awesome night’s rest.” Daily supplements, one-month starter kit for $269, by Lyma at


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