3 micro-current skincare tools that contour your face
Connect to WiFi, and tone up.
By Meg Bellemore
BEAUTYcrew / November 04 2020
Actress Mandy Moore, 33, has recently spoken out about the effectiveness of microcurrent facials and the at-home alternatives, re-sparking our interest in the technology.
The technology isn't new, but a professional treatment is very expensive, which is why more affordable handheld tools are spiking in popularity right now.
Low-level electrical current is used in these at-home devices to trigger the body's natural skin enhancement chemicals. It flows through the skin and facial muscle, lifting, toning and sculpting as it goes.
With subsequent use, you can expect improved muscle tone in the face and neck, lifted brows, reduction of fine lines, and the treatment is also believed to improve facial circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Sounds too good to be true right? If nothing else, the small energetic vibrations are a great way to relax your complexion.
"I have had a few microcurrent facials, and I use a Ziip thing at home," Moore told HelloGiggles.
"It works in conjunction with my phone, I have an app for it. It's supposed to tighten and tone your skin. I don't know if it necessarily works, but it's like a facial massage. It's four minutes of my life, you have to wear a sheet mask longer than that."
Moore's radiant complexion of late is telling us it works.
Here, some at-home microcurrent tools that are well worth the investment.
For an all-over glow
There are six "Electrical Cocktail" treatments to choose from with the ZIIP. You select one of the treatments from the iPhone app, and then wirelessly send it to your ZIIP device. Basically, the positive and negatively-charged discs energise the skin, leaving it plump and radiant.
For refined skin texture and facial contour
Apply the accompanying gel primer to your face, then smooth the two nodules over your skin in an upward direction for an instant face lift effect.
For eyebrow creases, crow's feet and smile lines
These smaller attachments target hard-to-reach areas like above the lips and below the brows.