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After more than a year of social distancing, I’ve become a pro at adapting my beauty routine. I’ve swapped my airbrush tans for gradual lotions; switched out my gel nails for something more natural; and have even kept my facials on pause in favor of at-home treatments. If you’ve felt inspired to do the same, then there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with the wizardry of Melanie Simon, aka the genius brainchild behind the Ziip Electrical Facial Device ($495) (and the woman responsible for Jennifer Aniston’s sculpted and glowy skin).
The palm-sized device isn’t your average skin tool. Every time you use it, it basically delivers the same benefits of an in-office electrical nanocurrent facial but from the comfort of your home. It essentially creates a circuit with your skin and stimulates collagen and elastin by pushing in electricity. I know it sounds like nonsense, but in just a few weeks of using it myself, my face looks way more sculpted, lifted, and just, I don’t know, better.
Aside from creating one of the most sought-after skincare devices on the planet, Simon just has really, really good skin. That wasn’t always the case, though. “When I hit my twenties, I developed extra cystic acne and a melasma mask. I went to get a microcurrent facial and noticed it helped with both,” she tells me. That’s what initially piqued her interest in combining skincare and electricity. “You don’t need to aggressively exfoliate your skin with peels or over-cleanse to get clear and glowing skin,” she says. “Your skin is a living, breathing organ, and you do have to alter what you do on a day-to-day basis depending on what shape it’s in.”
Skin’s sundry needs are exactly what makes the ZIIP so special. It addresses any and all skin concerns and can elevate your skin to a level it’s never been to before, no matter your age, skin tone, or type. I don’t know about you, but that’s enough for me to get behind a device. Interested in what other products Simon recommends? From skincare and makeup to haircare, keep scrolling to see her lineup of must-haves for feeling her best on a daily basis.