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Everything You Need To Know About The ZIIP Device

Joanna Kula answers your questions about the ZIIP Beauty Device on The Skin Devotee Scoop

Dubbed the best skincare device of 2020, the ZIIP device is one tool that has quickly taken the skincare world by storm thanks to its brilliant founder and esthetician, Melanie Simon.

This is the skincare device that got us through 2020 with the lockdown that turned into one long crazy pandemic year.

Perhaps you've seen other estheticians and influencers talking about this tool and its many benefits? Maybe you were never quite sure whether it was right for you?

If you're one of many skincare enthusiasts who feels a little intimidated by this device, have no fear!

We've answered all of your questions and more, including how to use it, how to make it work with your existing skincare routine and how it differs from other devices on the market.

Here are some common questions we get asked:

How Does The ZIIP Device Differ From The NuFace?

Both NuFace and ZIIP are similar in that both devices lift and tone the muscles using micro-current technology. One major difference, however is that the ZIIP is far more advanced.

The all-in-one tool uses a smaller wavelength of energy in the form of nano-current, as well as micro-current to address many other skin issues such as acne, pigmentation and puffiness.

The ZIIP device can be pre-programmed to focus on a specific area or a specific concern. Simply download the app, turn on your device and pick the program you want to do.

The ZIIP communicates via Bluetooth and is ready to go when you are. The versatility of the ZIIP device is what makes it stand above the rest.

How Does The ZIIP Work?

The ZIIP works by using tiny electrical currents that match the body's own low-frequency electrical current. This helps to increase cell energy and allows for muscle contraction.

Micro-currents have been used in medicine for centuries to help heal and regenerate damaged tissue and treat muscle atrophy.

Which Program Is Best For Me?

This depends on your personal skin goals and concerns.

  • For lifting and toning, start with the "Energize" program and follow the tutorial until you become familiar with the device. We also recommend the 4-minute "Instant Gratification" program for a quick pick-me-up.
  • As a zit-zap, the "Total Clearing" program can be performed on its own or added on at the end of another treatment.

Experimenting with the different programs and options is part of the fun of using this device. You'll never get bored and your skin will never get used to the same treatment.

How Often Should I Use The ZIIP?

When starting out, it's recommended that you use it everyday for the first 7 days and 2-3 times a week after that to maintain your results.

Can I Use The ZIIP Device While I'm Pregnant Or Nursing?

We do NOT recommend using the device while pregnant. While, there are no negative side effects to using it while nursing, it's best to check with your doctor just to be sure.

Do I Need To Prep My Skin Before ZIIPing?

Yes. Your skin should be clean prior to ZIPPing and there should be no trace of any oil-based products on the skin surface, since that can potentially block the current.

Why Do I Need To Apply A Conductive Gel?

The conductive gel acts as a link between the device and your skin and delivers the energy deep into the skin and muscle. Without it, the current will simply dissipate and have no effect.

Which Conductive Gel Is Best For Me?

Each ZIIP gel has the same conductive base and will help deliver the same amount of current to your skin. However, the active ingredients differ significantly.

Use the Golden Gel if you're concerned with aging, skin laxity and lack of firmness.

Use the Silver Gel if you are more concerned with brightening and hydration.

Do I Need To Remove The Gel?

Yes. The conductive gel should be removed once you're finished ZIIPing. For additional benefits, you can use treat it like mask and leave it on for an additional 5-10 mins.

Should I Exfoliate Before Or After ZIIPing?

For best results, you'll want to exfoliate your skin prior to ZIIPing.

Can I Use A Mask With The ZIIP?

Sure you can! You can use as mask after you've finished ziiping and after you have removed all of the conductive gel. Try any of the following masks with the ZIIP:

Shop Masks

Do I Still Use My Other Skincare Products?

Yes. The ZIIP device is a great way to level-up your existing skincare routine.

ZIIP Tutorial

Watch the YouTube tutorial to see how to use it in 6 easy steps!

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