Review of Ziip GX device with photos


  • The Ziip GX facial toner is loved by celebrities and skincare fans alike.
  • The tool promises to visibly tighten skin and help acne in just a few uses.
  • Our editor tested the skin care device and shares her findings.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to accept the fact that topical skincare products may no longer be enough to fight gravity and rid my skin of impurities. While I’m willing to try most things to make my skin look better, I’m shy when it comes to in-office treatments like botox, fillers, or cosmetic surgery. I prefer to go the least invasive route whenever possible. When I started seeing microcurrent devices everywhere, the idea of ​​trying one really excited me. When I heard about the Ziip GX ($495), a device loved by celebrities like Elizabeth Olsen that’s both user-friendly and result-oriented, I knew I wanted to try it.

The Ziip is a face lift device developed by facialists Melanie Simon, which has touched the skin of Jennifer Aniston, Mandy Moore and many other celebrities. It uses both electrical microcurrent and nanocurrent to send electrical currents into your skin, which in turn can help promote collagen, treat acne and fade hyperpigmentation. The tool itself looks like a futuristic computer mouse and is designed to be used three to four times a week. Similar to any electricity-based device, consistency is key to noticeable results. I decided to test it for a whole month.

When I opened my Ziip device’s packaging and checked the contents, I found that it also contained a large bottle of Ziip Golden Gel (a conductive gel that must be applied to the face before using the device). ), a black zippered case for the device, a cleaning cloth for the device and a charger.

Checking the Ziip device

Getting started with the Ziip on a regular basis was easy. What makes the Ziip different (and IMO better) than other power devices on the market is that it connects via Bluetooth to a companion app that you can download to your phone. The app offers a menu of different treatments targeting specific areas of the face or different skin concerns. You can watch videos of Simon going through the treatment on your screen while you mirror her movements on your own face. There are 14 different treatments available, lasting between two and twelve minutes. You can also do multiple treatments in a row for best results.

Every time I wanted to use the device, I first selected a treatment in the app. Next I rubbed my face with the included Golden Gel and then followed the video and Simon’s movements as she demonstrated exactly how to use the device. Using the gel was extremely important and I found that if I didn’t apply enough gel to my face during certain treatments, I would feel the current zapping my face. While it wasn’t painful, it wasn’t exactly comfortable. I would caution against using the Ziip without gel.

Checking the Ziip device

I used the Ziip six nights a week for five weeks, going through different treatments depending on what my skin needed most that day. When I was running out of time, I would opt for something quick and easy, like the Founders Favorite treatment, which is all nanocurrent and a treatment I barely felt but could definitely see results after using it. When I wanted a treatment that would show noticeable results in just a few minutes, I chose the Instant Gratification treatment, which only takes six minutes.

Although this tool is most often praised for its ability to noticeably tighten skin, the benefits I noticed the most were that of the “Problem Solver” treatment, which is geared towards treating acne. I clearly remember one night I had a huge pimple under my skin that I could feel on my chin and for the next two nights I dutifully used the Problem Solver treatment. By the third night, the pimple was completely gone – before it could ever break through the skin.

Checking the Ziip device

Not only did I help clear my pimples, but I also noticed a difference in my overall skin health. My skin looked tighter and more sculpted, and while I was far from looking like a supermodel, the difference was definitely there. Another plus? The device has absolutely no downtime which meant I could use it right before bed or just before leaving the house – there were no weird side effects like redness to worry about.

At nearly $500, this facial tool doesn’t come cheap. However, when you consider that the average cost of an in-office microcurrent facial is between $200 and $500, the tool essentially pays for itself after just one or two uses. If it is within your budget and you are serious about maintaining healthy skin, I cannot recommend this product highly enough.


Image Credit: POPSUGAR Photography / Renee Rodriguez


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