Jennifer Aniston’s facialist gave me her product selection – they don’t disappoint
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After more than a year of social distancing, I’ve become a pro at customizing my beauty routine. I traded my airbrush tan for gradual lotions. I swapped my gel nails for something more natural. and even interrupted my facials in favor of home treatments. If you’ve felt inspired to do this, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with the wizardry of Melanie Simon, aka the genius behind the Ziip Electrical Facial Device ($ 495) (and the woman behind the Jennifer Aniston’s sculpture is responsible) and glowing skin).
The palm-sized device is not your average skin tool. Basically every time you use it, it offers the same benefits as an electric nanocurrent facial in the office, but in the comfort of your home. It essentially creates a circuit with your skin and stimulates collagen and elastin by feeding in electricity. I know it sounds like nonsense, but in just a week of using it myself my face looks a lot more sculpted.
Aside from creating one of the most sought-after skin care devices in the world, Simon just has really, really good skin. However, this has not always been the case. “When I reached my twenty, I got extra cystic acne and a melas mask. I got a microcurrent facial and found it helped both,” she tells me. This initially piqued her interest in combining skin care and electricity. “You don’t have to aggressively exfoliate or over-cleanse your skin to get clear and glowing skin,” she says. “Your skin is a living, breathing organ, and you need to change your daily activities depending on how it is.”
The different needs of the skin are exactly what makes the ZIIP so special. It fixes all skin problems and can lift your skin to levels never seen before, regardless of 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 skin care and makeup to hair care, keep scrolling to see their must-haves to make you feel best on a daily basis.
“This is my new favorite cleanser. It has helped me and many people counteract mask breakouts, and it’s not too matting.”
“I like to use it for a nice deep cleansing and a little peeling about every 10 days.”
“Full Transparency: This is my creation. It’s a micro care / nanocurrent skin care tool that can be used to change the power on 10 different electric cocktails I’ve created over the years. They range from sculpting and lifting From facials to treatments for acne and melasma. Believe me, they all work. I use mine at least once a week; a maximum of three. “
“I apply conductive gel before every Ziip treatment. Crystal Gel is one of the three conductive gels I have formulated for use with the Ziip device. They all drive different active ingredients into the skin. This one contains glutathione, which I use got to get through a vitamin IV drop that made my skin glow. When applied topically and pushed into the skin with my electricity, you get the same result. “
“I put 10 drops of gauze on a clean, dry face and press them firmly into my skin from my cleavage to the top of my head, avoiding the area around my eyes. If you haven’t heard about this product, this is it . ” Make sure you give it at least a minute after you apply it to do its job. It’s a gentle scrub that really tightens your pores, helping to cleanse your skin while giving you a glow at the same time. Lactic acid, i.e. my favorite acid, exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time so that you do not get dry, parched skin. “
“This serum is a water weight serum. When you layer your products, you want something that soaks right after your toner.”
“My second serum is thicker – more gel-like. These two serums together give me the perfect base and actually feed my whole face, especially because they are light and gentle enough to be applied right under my eyes.”
“I have to wait for all of the above steps to be set and dry to the touch before applying this. My vitamin C serum is so active and very stable, but its Achilles heel is water. Serum C continues after Serum Elastine Pure ( Step 2) is completely soaked. Serum C is applied and for about 10 minutes or until it feels dry, then Serum Matriciel is applied. “
“I love this cream. It’s the perfect medium-weight texture and everyone I’ve recommended really loves it.”
“I put a swab on the crow’s foot area and my entire eyelid, including the side of my nose.”
“This is a great place to go for your eyelids, corners of your lips, and your neck.”
“This is a finishing serum. It is the only product that breaks my thinnest to thickest use rule. This product is pressed onto all other skin care products to contain and protect. When I do it all.” With these steps I create a second skin. You can do the same with your products. “
“I start around my eyes, nose and chin. It’s so good and buildable that I can use it as a foundation. It’s not opaque – it has a translucent element so it covers the beauty but lets it off.” from your skin shine through. “
“When I need a primer, I use it with a beauty blender.”
“This stuff is radical. It gives a nice contour without looking wrong.”
“I always wear blush. These days, I’m hopping between this one and Bobbi Brown pot blush for Lips & Cheeks ($ 34) in the shade of Fresh Melon.”
“Rose-Marie Swift taught me where to put this: only on the bridge of my nose (not on the tip), the height of my cheekbones (not up to the temples), a little on the lids, a little on the chin, a little on the arch of the lip. If you put too much elsewhere, you can look sweaty instead of angelic. “
“I dust this over everything. This is my daily sun protection factor, along with a setting spray so I don’t look older. This is physical sunscreen, so there are no chemical screens.”
“I put this on my neck because I love the way it looks and doesn’t feel like sunscreen. It’s like a second skin and offers real protection. I use it on my hands too.”
“When it comes to eyelashes, I have a lot of opinions. Whether or not I wear extra lashes, I always use my curler first and then my Ilia Limitless Lash ($ 28) mascara.”
“Kiss just came out with magnetic lashes. Even I can put them on!”
“I love David Mallett’s products, and I love mixing this shampoo and # 1 L’Hydratation conditioner ($ 50) because I get volume that I’m always looking for and a light conditioner that hydrated, but still gives me a lot to play with my hair. “
“I apply this when my hair is damp and then work it from the root to the bottom of my hair.”
“I take paper towels and stroke my hair up on both sides until I’ve soaked both paper towels. Then I put a big blob on my hair and really work that to the root; and then I let it air dry completely. “
“From here I can of course wear it wavy; I can curl it with a curling iron that follows the direction of the natural wave. It just depends. Even if I blow it out with a round brush, I would do the same thing – me.” just wouldn’t let it air dry. Either way, once it’s dry, I’ll apply it to the follicle wherever I need to lift it. “
“I apply this to all of the flyaways. It’s super light, but it really holds it in place and you can control exactly where you want to place it.”
“This is another styling cream that I use on the ends of my hair so they don’t look amazed.”
“For my body, I use this on clean, dry skin. You rub the first wipe over your skin and then the second wipe to spread the peeling process. I use it a maximum of every 10 days.”
“I use this after exfoliating or on a normal day after a bath while my skin is still damp. It’s fragrance-free and super moisturizing.”
“This is my favorite body ritual. It’s a roll-on applicator that definitely tingles the pleasure points in my brain and reminds me of my first lip gloss. I roll it on my neck, breasts, elbows, inner thighs, knees and.” Anywhere else that special attention is needed. The whole process calms me down. I love this ritual. I bought it from Sephora on a whim and it has become one of my favorite things. At night on the neck it’s especially amazing (and you can put this over Egyptian magic, FYI). “
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