I Tried the At-Home Face-Lifting Device Jennifer Aniston's Esthetician Created


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A few months ago, I witnessed actual magic take place. The setting: Violet Grey's plush, product-bedecked flagship store in West Hollywood. The talent: legendary celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff. At an intimate master class highlighting how she creates her iconic, glamorous red carpet moments, Dubroff took her very much entranced audience through her step-by-step process, much of which centers around skincare and skin prep. (Out of the two hours she'll typically spend with an A-list client, a good 40 minutes is dedicated to skin.)

It was then that I witnessed her administer some seriously game-changing skin sorcery to the face of her model. Not only did she prime and massage some of the industry's most wanted skin elixirs into the model's complexion, she also used a number of devices (that I had always brushed off as unnecessary phooey), which, quite miraculously, shifted the shape and look of the model's skin right before the audience's eyes. I was awe-struck. After all, Dubroff had just disproved my assumption that skincare devices were simply expensive gimmicks with really no bearing or visible outcome. Well, color me completely incorrect. Thanks to the ZIIP's Nano Current Device $495 (the brilliant brainchild of Jennifer Aniston's long-time esthetician, Melanie Simon) and an extra dose of sculpting from Joanna Czechs's equally iconic Facial Massager ($189), I'm officially on the skincare device and tool train. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know. 


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The Device:

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The Results:


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As a perpetual skeptic, I'm not usually one to be dramatic. But I must say, this device really is on another level. I understand that it's an investment and not within everyone's budget, but if you do have the means to splurge or want something epic to save up for (or gift!), I couldn't recommend this device any more vehemently. Plus, if you think about it, the price is comparable to one big spendy in-office treatment, except you're getting way more bang for your buck thanks to the daily access you gain with ZIIP.

Using my ZIIP has become a morning (or sometimes nighttime if I'm running late) ritual that I hold sacred, and I'm never NOT blown away by how much tighter, firmer, and lifted my skin and face looks immediately post-treatment. Plus, I swear my skin has had few acne and textural flare-ups and looks brighter and more even, in general. I've only used the Golden Conductive Treatment Gel thus far, which is oil-, silicone-, and paraben-free and features 24-carat gold, five growth factors, hematite, snail venom peptides, and bio-placenta. Although, being that the silver gel is technically geared more toward my type of skin concerns (acne and sensitivity), I'm keen to try that formula as well. (Think brightening and soothing ingredients like finely crushed pearl and a Japanese hyaluronic acid.)

Keep reading for the products I pair my ZIIP ritual with to get even more glow for my buck.

Favorite Products to Enhance Your ZIIP Results

The Pre-ZIIP Mask

The Post-ZIIP Massage

The Post-ZIIP Moisturizer or SPF

The Post-ZIIP Mist

The Post-ZIIP Primer

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.