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After more than a year of social distancing, I am a pro at customizing my beauty routine. I traded my airbrush tan for gradual lotions. I swapped my gel nails for something more natural. and even interrupted my facials in favor of home treatments. If you’ve felt inspired to do this, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with the wizardry of Melanie Simon, aka the brilliant idea behind the Ziip Electrical Facial Device ($ 495) (and the woman who works for Jennifer Aniston’s sculpture is responsible) and glowing skin).
The palm-sized device is not your average skin tool. Basically every time you use it, it offers the same benefits as an electric nanocurrent facial in the office, but in the comfort of your home. It essentially creates a circuit with your skin and stimulates collagen and elastin by feeding in electricity. I know it sounds like nonsense, but in just a few weeks of using it myself, my face looks a lot more sculpted, raised, and, I don’t know, better-looking.
Aside from creating one of the most sought-after skin care devices in the world, Simon just really has this: Really good skin. However, this has not always been the case. “When I reached my twenty, I got extra cystic acne and a melas mask. I got a microcurrent facial and found it helped both,” she tells me. That initially piqued her interest in combining skin care and electricity. “You don’t have to aggressively exfoliate or over-cleanse your skin to get clear and glowing skin,” she says. “Your skin is a living, breathing organ, and you need to change your daily activities depending on how it is.”
The different needs of the skin are exactly what makes the ZIIP so special. It fixes all skin problems and can lift your skin to levels never seen before, regardless of your age, skin tone or type. I don’t know anything about you, but that’s enough for me to get behind a device. Interested in what other products Simon recommends? From skin care and makeup to hair care, keep scrolling to see their must-haves to make you feel best on a daily basis.
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