This post is a sequel to my post about the best conductive gel for microcurrent. At the time I wrote that post I had not tried the ZIIP crystal gel. But since I am now so blown away by this amazing product. And also discovered how effective glutathione in skincare really is. I feel it needs its very own blog post.
The post will be short and only talk about this gel in particular. For more general information about conductive gels for microcurrent, I recommend you see this post. And if you are all new to microcurrent I suggest you read this post that will explain all about the technology that I love so much.
With that said. This gel can be used with any microcurrent device. And even any massage device that you might have. Or just as a mask.
This is what this post will cover in detail:
- What is ZIIP crystal gel?
- Why use Glutathione in skincare?
- My personal experience of ZIIP crystal gel
What is ZIIP crystal gel?
ZIIP Crystal gel is a conductivity gel to be used with microcurrent. It is developed by the company ZIIP Beauty, known for the ZIIP device which utilizes both microcurrent and nanocurrent in their devices.
The crystal gel is the newest in their line. And also the one that is the least expensive. Something that does not have an impact on the quality whatsoever. And this gel has definitely become my personal favorite!
The three main ingredients are:
1) Glutathione – an amino acid and powerful antioxidant with incredible anti-aging benefits (which I’ll come back to). It also gives an amazing glow that beats everything I’ve tried before.
2) Extracts from Veronica flower – which decreases free radical damage and increases collagen synthesis.
3) Cedar Bark extract – especially good at protecting from environmental stress. And also has some antibacterial properties.
ZIIP Crystal Gel is also silicone-free, oil-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, fragrance-free, organic, and is 100% vegan.
The full ingredient list is: Organic Glycerin, Water, Propanediol, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Picea Mariana Bark Extract, Glutathione, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid,1,2-Hexanediol
And, you’ll have great anti-aging benefits from the added magnesium, zinc, and copper too.
Why use Glutathione in skincare?
So, what exactly is glutathione? And why is it such a beneficial ingredient in skincare?
Glutathione is an antioxidant. But not just anyone. It is actually the most crucial and powerful one that you can have, and for that reason, your body produces it by itself.
Besides being the most powerful protector from free radicals, glutathione is also involved in DNA synthesis and the immune system. As well as regeneration of other antioxidants.
You have naturally high levels of glutathione as a kid and young adult. But with age, as well as poor nutrition, pollution, toxins, and stress, the natural production declines.
Tip: Certain foods will help increase your own production of glutathione. See my post about the skin tightening carotenoids to learn more.
In skincare, glutathione has been shown to improve wrinkle depth, increase moisture, and decrease pigmentation issues. And without any side effects.
A simple explanation is that glutathione in skincare simply makes the cells perform better and rejuvenate themselves more effectively.
Besides using glutathione in skincare, some studies have shown that taking it orally can also help with pigmentation issues and anti-aging.
For me personally, my first experience of using glutathione in skincare was with the use of ZIIP crystal gel. Which is what my next section is about.
My personal experience of ZIIP crystal gel
My first impression of the crystal gel was the glide. This was without a doubt the best glide I had experienced. And no need to reapply at all even when I did several programs in a row. I hardly even needed to spritz on mineral water. The glide was just superb.
My second impression was that the conductivity was even better than with the golden gel. And I could actually use this even with my myolift device.
Thirdly, I felt no need to wash it off. I like to keep this gel on my face and most of the time now I do. I pat dry with a piece of paper and then I am ready to apply my sunscreen.
Now, I have always got good results with my ZIIP, but this gel takes it to another level for sure. I get a glow that is insane! And a skin tightness that rocks everything I have tried! I am now addicted for sure.
This gel has made my love for the ZIIP even stronger.
It cost 80 dollars and comes in a large bottle with 80 ml (2,7 fl oz). And for me, that lasts a very long time. Especially since it has so great conductivity and gives such a good glide, that I do not need to reapply.
- The ZIIP Crystal gel works not just for the microcurrent- and nanocurrent device from ZIIP. But also with any microcurrent device as well as any massage device you may have and be using already.
- I personally feel that this gel gives me even better results with my microcurrent devices. My skin feels even tighter and more radiant after a treatment.
- I also love that there is no need to reapply since the gel gives such great glide and conductivity.
- One of the main ingredients is glutathione, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps your skin cells perform better. It is also an amazing ingredient for getting an incredible glow!
You can order the crystal gel directly from ZIIP Beauty. And if you haven’t tried the ZIIP device already you can use my code “ziipwithann” for a discount of 20 percent.
If you live in Europe or Asia, you can buy the Crystal gel on Cultbeauty. They ship worldwide, and you also get 15 % off your first order.
Hope you find this review helpful! If you have any questions, or if you have tried ZIIP Crystal gel already, please let me know in the comments below. Would love to hear back from you!
Until next time, love your skin!