Let's face it,beautiful skin doesn't just happen; it is filled with an endless pursuit of finding the perfect products to address skin concerns, you are most often confused about and yes fueled by lots and lots of money.
We are constantly bombarded with newer, more promising (and most often expensive) breakthroughs in technology which promises consumers firmer, smoother, younger looking skin. And like bees to honey, we swarm and spend, experimenting our hard earned cash at any opportunity to avoid the inevitable.What if we could take the take the guesswork out of skincare, get your skin analysed by online expertise, get insights on your specific skincare concerns and know the products that will actually work for you and that too free of charge, wouldn't that in itself be a God-send.
Well today, I would like to introduce to you a pretty awesome solution for your skincare queries, Pond’s has recently launched a new website along with a Skin Analysis App called 'My Skin Advisor' ! You can check them out here: www.ponds.in
The ‘My Skin Advisor’ app gives you a personalised skin consultation and product recommendations. This innovation by The Pond’s Institute, not only uses facial recognition technology, it also takes into account your skin goal, as well as your age, lifestyle habits and geographical information such as the local environment and pollution levels (all elements that affect the skin). This allows the app to highlight your specific skin concerns and recommend a regime specific to your wants and needs.
So it enables you to get a free digital analysis of your skin that uses breakthrough technology to recommend the most ideal products required to fulfill your specific skincare needs.
I too have experimented with a lot of skincare products, trying to find the perfect fit for my skincare needs. So I was really excited when I first heard about this Skin Analysis App from Pond's and couldn't wait to get my Skin Analysis done for the first time, learn about the science behind my skin and get a skincare regime best suited for me. In fact a few months ago I actually got the chance to visit the renowned Pond's Institute in Connecticut, interact with their esteemed Scientists and learn about the science behind this legendary brand, it was a really novel and enriching experience. So this App, especially coming from one of India's most trusted skincare brands Pond's, was something I was really looking forward to working with.
The first step of the App is to Select Your Skin Goal from the options listed, as per your skincare needs. I chose Fairness & Even Tone, as living in a city like Mumbai all my life with it's harsh sun and shooting outdoors often for the blog, has caused a few dark spots and raised uneven tone concerns for me.
Analysis of your skin now becomes surprisingly easy with this Skin Advisor App. All you have to do is first click a picture/upload from your gallery on your smartphone, tablet or computer/laptop
Make sure your face is clean and devoid of make up, pull your hair off your face in a bun or ponytail, lighting is key - make sure you have good & even lighting across your face and make sure to maintain a front profile for the picture.
I preferred clicking a picture on my smartphone and then uploading to my laptop for the analysis, as the camera quality is way better than my laptop.
So here is the picture uploaded for the skin analysis. I was a little nervous, but also anxious to know the results. So the App uses the Facial Analysis tool to analyse your skin from the picture uploaded.
Apart from the facial analysis tool, the App also takes into consideration your Age Bracket and Skin Type, that you are required to select from the options given. I chose Dry for my skin type.
The app also takes into account your Geographical information, as the environmental factors play a major role on impacting the quality of our skin, so you are required to confirm the city you live in, before proceeding with your complete skin analysis.
Living in an over populated city like Mumbai does have it's downside where my skin is concerned, as you can see from the image below, the high temperatures,extremely high levels of humidity, harsh UV Rays and pretty high levels of pollution can really play havoc with your skin. So your geographical information is another important factor that the App considers for your Skin Analysis.
So apart from the facial analysis tool, your age & skin type, geographical information, the App also weighs in your Lifestyle factors like your daily sun exposure, water & caffeine consumption, stress levels and sleep duration. According to your daily routine, you have to fill in your details, so that the App can get all round information about your lifestyle, before concluding its skin analysis and giving out the corresponding product recommendations.
So finally I got My Skin Analysis results and I had a few dark spots and some patches of uneven skin tone. In fact if you look closely the green dots on my picture actually show the actual places where dark spots exist on my face, like in my case, around my forehead and around my chin.
So after highlighting your skin concerns and providing you your personalized skin consultation, the App recommends products from the Pond's range that are required to address and solve your skin concerns with specific skincare regime, with an option to buy. It provides you in depth information on each product, it uses and benefits to improve your skin.
So here are the four Pond's products that includes a specific skincare regime, the App recommended specifically for my skin goal: Fairness & Even Tone.
You are also given the option to email your entire Skin Report with your skin analysis & recommended products to your own email address for future reference.
My Skin Advisor is such a fabulous innovation by the Ponds Institute. With the My Skin Advisor I was able for the first time ever, get a better understanding of the science of my skin, my specific skincare concerns I need to address and get a skincare regime best suited to solve my skincare issues. My dressing table is already stocked with two of the above recommended products - The Pond's White Beauty BB+ cream is all time favorite, you can see it used in my previous post here and the Pond's Flawless White Visible Lightening Day Cream,I need to get my hands on the other two products next.
My Skin Advisor by Pond's is an awesome, quick and effective digital solution, helping consumers gain specialized understanding of their skin, and craft the pathway towards better and more beautiful skin.
If you too like me, long for a better understanding of your skincare concerns and are looking for a effective solution at the click of your fingertips, make sure you check out the app here and give me your feedback after you are done.
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