Would YOU have an electric face? Beautician reveals secret behind the shine of her customers on the A-list
A beautician with a dedicated A-list followed has revealed the groundbreaking treatment she uses to make their red carpet shine.
Melanie Simon has worked in the beauty industry for 20 years and has an enviable client list with Jennifer Aniston (who recently prepared her for the Golden Globes), Margot Robbie, Eva Mendes and Vanessa Williams.
The Hollywood-based mother of one, who is forty and calls herself an “electric beautician,” believes in the power of electricity and the ability to make swollen, dull skin clearer and tighter.
She explained how mild energy flows stimulate facial muscles to sculpt and lift, and stimulate lymphatic drainage, which offers an ‘immediate facelift’.
Melanie Simon has worked in the beauty industry for 20 years and has an enviable client list with Jennifer Aniston, pictured at the SAG Awards last month, which she recently prepared for the Golden Globes
In addition to the use of microcurrent and radiofrequency treatments, which are also offered by other beauticians, Melanie has pioneered the use of nano-current in facials, which is more powerful but lower in frequency and mimics the body’s own impulses.
Her treatments usually last about two to four hours and she described them as a “workout” – for her as opposed to her clients.
“It’s a long process and I have all those weird equipment and I get into weird positions, with lots of wrist and finger movements,” she said The times“Barbara McMahon.
Melanie explained how nanosteam increases ATP [adenosine triphosphate, a molecule which declines with age], which pushes the skin to produce collagen and elastin.
Since Melanie is currently not accepting new customers – she has her hands full with the A-list crowd she has already built – she has developed a new ‘home’ nanocurrent face device called Ziip (pictured using)
“It also helps to regulate how our skin cells work so that they do what they have to do, which is excreted waste, and allow water and nutrients into the cells,” she said.
“Electricity attracts the lymph fluid and you can literally pull it to the lymph node and send it off.”
As Melanie does not currently accept new customers – she has her hands full with the A-list crowd she has already built – she has developed a new ‘home’ nanocurrent face device called Ziip.
In addition to Aniston, who tagged Ziip in a recent prize on Instagram, actress Priyanka Chopra (right) has also sung praise. Margot Robbie (left) is also a dedicated customer of Melanie
To use Ziip, which costs £ 425 and is sold at cultbeauty.co.uk, lubricate nine pumps of Melanie’s conductive ‘golden gel’ and choose one of the device’s nine options via a mobile app
After dubbing an ‘electric facial treatment in the palm of your hand’, Ziip transmits nanostreams in your complexion intended to communicate with your skin cells and increase their effectiveness and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
In addition to Aniston, who tagged Ziip in a recent prize on Instagram, actress Priyanka Chopra has also sung praise, while Melanie says that Sandra Bullock is a big fan.
Do electric facials really work?
Many doctors cite a clinical study from the University of Washington, which reportedly concluded that microcurrent treatments increase collagen by 10 percent and elastin by 45 percent.
However, the research does not appear in PubMed, a source of peer-reviewed journal articles, and a spokeswoman for the University of Washington School of Medicine told The New York Times that they could not find it.
And dr. Daniel Knott, director of cosmetic facial and reconstruction surgery at the medical faculty of the University of California at San Francisco, told CNN that there is “no data demonstrating its effectiveness” as a cosmetic procedure.
Although Melanie admitted that not much research has been done into electrical current such as with stem cells, she insisted that there is proven scientific research that helps with wound healing and increases ATP production.
To use Ziip, which costs £ 425 and is sold at cultbeauty.co.uk, lubricate nine pumps of Melanie’s conductive ‘golden gel’ and choose one of the device’s nine options via a mobile app.
The treatments range from a primer of two minutes for ‘clarifying’ to an immediate bonus of four minutes to ‘lift, sculpt and awaken’.
There is also a more labor-intensive 12-minute Energize, which claims to ‘fill, lift and glow’, and Total Clearing to fight acne bacteria and restore the clarity of impure complexion.
The latest treatment from Ziip is the Lymph and Lift; Melanie recommends using this together with her new Crystal gel, which contains the antioxidant glutathione for extra shine.
Melanie said she uses Ziip herself and that she often shares photos on her Instagram page – @ziipbeauty – to demonstrate how it works.
“I have skin problems and trouble with cystic acne and pigmentation,” she told The Times.
“In this profession, make-up artists, hair stylists and skin therapists are so busy focusing on other people that they don’t have time for themselves.”
She added: “Some treatments show immediate effects and others produce results within one to two weeks, but I developed Ziip for their cumulative benefits.”
For more information, visit melaniesimon.com.