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ZOE Bliss

Introducing the ZOE™ Bliss

By: Carissa Abraham

My favorite way to celebrate my twice-weekly skin detox is by exfoliating, so it’s no surprise that I have a ton of exfoliating cleansers. However, I’ve never actually hopped on the exfoliating brush bandwagon….until now. Introducing you to my skin’s new bestie, the ZOE™ Bliss by QYKSONIC.

ZOE™ Bliss is QYKSONIC’s latest beauty device that “cleanses, massages and applies skincare for optimum short and long-term results.” One side is used for cleansing and the other side for massaging serums and moisturizers into the skin. What is particularly unique about this product and brand is that the brush is made of antimicrobial silicone, which makes it easy to clean dirt AND there’s no dirty buildup! It has 7,500 super powerful T-Sonic pulsations per minute, so I’m sure you can only imagine the deep-clean that it gives your skin. It is also great for all skin types – my recommendation is to use it for less time on a low setting for sensitive skin until you can find what works best for you. ZOE is also gentle enough to use daily, however, I only recommend this twice per week because your skin does not require this deep of a cleanse every day.

While all of this sounds fantastic, the most important aspect of this brush is that it is a healthy way to deep clean your skin. Think about this: the beads in an exfoliating cleanser are scrubbing away dirt and buildup above and underneath the surface. As we continue to scrub, this creates micro-tears in the skin. This makes your skin more vulnerable to instant and long-term issues such as sun damage, aging, and environmental damage like pollution (just think about all of the pollution that can clog your pores). This is why I love the ZOE™ Bliss because the silicone brush is gentle enough to not cause this kind of damage – which is my number one reason to continue using it. It’s never too early to start the anti-aging routine!

#ZoeSquad QYK Tips and Tricks:

  • Using the ZOE in circular motions at the temples will relieve tension.
  • Placing the tip of the ZOE under the arch of the brow while gently pressing upward for 15 seconds will give you an immediate lift.
  • Stuffed up? No worries – place the ZOE tip at the nasal touch points on the side of your nose to help alleviate congestion.
  • The curved side of the ZOE can be used to knead and roll at the nape of the neck to decrease tension.
  • False lashes stuck? Set the ZOE to a very low pulse, add a gentle cleanser to the tip and swipe over your lash line for an easy removal!

Products used in the tutorial:

For more information, visit QYKSonic.com.

Lisa Marie Latino and Aspiring Beauty Blogger Carissa Abraham

Lisa Marie Latino had 1010 WINS radio traffic reporter and aspiring beauty blogger Carissa Abraham in the #HipNJ studio to talk about her incredible radio career and newly realized love of everything skincare. Carissa dishes out the reality check everyone needs to hear about keeping skin healthy and maintaining a youthful glow!

Before Carissa began her passionate skincare journey, she first cultivated her successful radio career. She started out as a DJ during her undergrad years at Seton Hall where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting. She went on to land a job with the iHeartMedia, Inc. subsidiary Total Traffic & Weather Network. Her connections here helped her land a job as a substitute traffic reporter and an eventual full-time spot at Z100, New York’s #1 Hit Music Station.

Carissa’s impressive professional career is just one aspect of her resume. She is using her personal love of skincare to start a beauty blog focusing on maintenance and makeup. Her passion began when she noticed her own skin in need of some TLC. She used home remedies and facial mask treatments at first but eventually sought the help of a licensed aesthetician.

After receiving microdermabrasion treatments, Carissa realized how important it is to devote funds to treating bad skin. “Your skin is an investment” she says, “and it’s probably the best investment I’ve ever made!”. Carissa endorses starting treatments early and using quality makeup, like vegan and cruelty-free brands, to maintain fresh results.

See Carissa demo her homemade hair mask made from shea butter and coconut oil. The mask will keep your hair healthy through the dry, unforgiving winter months. It’s so important that you keep your hair clean and toxin-free any time of the year!

You can find Carissa on Instagram (@radiocarissa) and on SnapChat (@radiobellezza) where she posts cool beauty tips daily. Keep up to date so you don’t miss the premiere of her personal beauty blog and updates on her exciting radio career!

Mompreneurs Talk About Business Ownership With Maria Falzo for Mommy Monday

Maria Falzo talks with Mallika Malhotra in the #HipNJ studio about her new book The Brand Photography Playbook and some of the “Mompreneurs” she covers in its pages. Mallika helps business women distinguish their identity through images and bring their brands to life. The book outlines the process she utilizes to assist those struggling to find brand identity on this installment of #MommyMonday.

Jennifer Brosnick is a therapist, social worker and mom coach who works with mothers struggling with post-partum depression and anxiety. Jennifer uses a holistic approach to treating anxiety-associated symptoms of the women she handles. She finds many of her clients through the mid-wife practice she works with, guiding the mothers from the early stages of pregnancy and being there after the birthing process.

Betty Galvan of “My Friend Betty” is a digital marketing consultant and social media manager who works with small businesses in New Jersey – primarily those owned by women. Betty is skilled in developing digital marketing plans for business owners who either do not have the time or expertise to handle it themselves.

Maggie Zakhery is an independent consultant with “Beauty Counter”, a California based company, focused on educating users on the ingredients in their skincare products. Maggie is passionate about reducing exposure to the harsh chemicals present in most make-up and skin care routines that are a result of lax industry regulation.

Mallika and the “Mompreneurs” admirably manage to balance motherhood and business-ownership by being creative, allowing them the freedom to create their own schedules that accommodate both full-time responsibilities. 

You can check out Mallika Maholtra or any of the moms in this segment through their websites or by visiting their social media pages.