Even if you do everything right, it is an inevitable fact that when you reach your late 20s, the collagen in your skin starts to be depleted. That’s why fine lines and wrinkles show up, and why your complexion is bound to be less bubbly on your 30th birthday than it was when you celebrated your 21st back in college (blame the biology, I’all). While Botox and treatments in the office have been known to help with the situation, there is also an easy way to remedy it in seven minutes.
Enter: The ZIP ($ 495). The device, created by electric esthetician Melanie Simon, uses microcurrent technology to shape and breathe your face, while also removing the annoying lines … and a little more. In the latest section of What Wellnesshost Ella Dove puts it to the test and she “fell in love” after a single treatment.
The effects of microcurrent for sculpture and leveling have been thoroughly investigated. ZIIP uses several waveforms to stimulate collagen, promote circulation and move fluid through your face. ZIIP connects to an app on your phone to give you all the benefits of a professional facial without ever having to leave your bathroom (or, in Dove’s case, your sofa). Simon will guide you through the entire treatment via video, and by the end of the session you will see noticeable results. The more you use it, the greater the effect it will be.
Sculpting is not the only thing that this technological unit can do – there are nine different treatments, each aimed at a different problem. In addition to the “lymph and lift” and “instant gratification” options that help sculpt, the treatment kills “total clearing” bacteria under the skin to zap pimples before they even start; the “pigment” treatment removes discoloration from things like hyperpigmentation and dark spots; and the “vitaleyes” treatment seems to awaken the area around your eyes. There is also a two-minute “quick fix” that is perfect for any time you need instant results.
To see what happened when Dove himself tried it, you can watch the video above – and prepare to be amazed at the before and after photos.