How to Use the ZIIP Nanocurrent Skincare Device
Inside my Ziip box, I found a little computer-mouse-looking device, a bottle of lotion and instructions to download the Ziip app, which contains seven videos that walk you through the treatments. Star facialist Melanie Simon (Jen Aniston is a client) developed the device, and in each video she demonstrates exactly how to use it. Sessions last between two and 12 minutes and include treatments for clearing acne, brightening eyes and evening out skin tone, as well as an all-round rejuvenation protocol.
First, you slather your face and neck with Golden Gel, Simon’s proprietary formula of 24-karat gold and synthetic cone snail venom. (Yes, this sounds like something from Macbeth’s witches, but bear with me.) Supposedly, the gel is necessary to create a pathway for the electricity to move through, and the gold and venom are active ingredients that will penetrate the skin (they also happen to be star ingredients in other luxury skin products). Next, you pick a protocol from the app. I selected the 12-minute Energize, since I’d like my skin to look way peppier than I feel.