Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) has been all over the news and social media, with the groundbreaking technology making waves in multiple industries—everything from automobiles to entertainment to even creative fields like writing and art. The beauty industry has also been tapping into the incredible innovations that AI in skincare can provide when it comes to helping people achieve their beauty goals, whether that’s tackling skin concerns such as redness, fine lines and wrinkles or preventing dark spots or breakouts.
Pulling from over 15 years of research on skin health, Vichy launched Skin Consult AI, a virtual skin analysis tool that uses AI to decode your skin’s strengths and priorities to find your best skincare routine. Skin Consult AI is a complete game-changer when it comes to skincare technology as it was developed in collaboration with dermatologists. It provides you with reliable information from a skin analysis that breaks down everything you need to know about how to properly care for your face. Want to know more about Skin Consult AI? Read on for a full guide on how to use this exciting skin analysis tool and learn how quick and easy it is to get started on your new bespoke skincare protocol.
What is Vichy’s Skin Consult AI tool?
A huge innovation in skincare technology, Vichy’s Skin Consult AI is an algorithm-powered diagnostic tool that analyzes your photo to highlight strengths and priorities in your skin and then uses that information to provide you with advice and recommendations that will help you address your skincare concerns. Whether you have dry, oily, sensitive or combination skin—or something in between all of these—this tool can analyze exactly what skin type you have and how to provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to get healthy and glowing. Skin Consult AI combines the power of AI in skincare with over a decade of research and development in both skin health and the exposome (which means exposure to internal and external elements such as environmental, lifestyle and hormonal factors that can impact skin and scalp health) to offer up reliable treatment and information that help you make informed decisions about your skin. With the wait to get into a dermatology office getting longer these days, this virtual skin analysis tool is a simple way to get some guidance for your skin until you’re able to see a dermatologist in person. Think of it as an online resource that can help with certain skin concerns such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Why should I trust Skin Consult AI?
Not only is Vichy a highly regarded dermatology-focused skincare brand that’s recommended by the Canadian Dermatology Association but its Skin Consult AI tool was developed with dermatologists to provide the most accurate and informed data to help users with their skin. This skincare technology was trained using over 15,000 dermatologist-graded pictures to detect and score skin strengths with over 95% accuracy as a consultation with dermatologists for all ages and skin types. Vichy is passionate about educating people of all ages, genders, skin types and tones about skin health, and Skin Consult AI is an incredible tool to help give consumers quick and accurate information regarding their skin.
Who should use Skin Consult AI?
Anyone can use Skin Consult AI. An inclusive skin analysis tool, it was created to help people from all backgrounds, ethnicities and ages. The algorithm used for this program analyzes your skin for seven signs of skin aging:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin firmness
- Eye contour
- Dark spots
It then identifies where your skin’s strengths and priorities lie and how to tackle any skin concerns it identifies.
How do you use Skin Consult AI?
Getting your tailored skin diagnosis using Vichy’s Skin Consult AI tool takes less than a minute. Using your cellphone, simply head to Vichy.ca, click on the Skin Diagnosis tab and you’ll be taken to the start of the program. After filling in a few details such as your age and what you believe your skin type to be, you will then be asked to take or upload a selfie of yourself for the program to analyze. To ensure the photo you upload can provide the virtual skin analysis tool with an accurate reading of your skin, follow these simple steps:
- Remove any makeup so your skin is clean and bare.
- Ensure that there is no hair covering any areas of your skin. If you have bangs, secure them off your face with a hair clip or an elastic.
- Take your photo in bright lighting. Standing in front of a window is an easy way to ensure that your face is properly lit.
Then follow the instructions on your device to take the photo and voila! Your results will pop up moments later. From there, you’ll be able to read all about your skin and learn what the tool suggests in terms of skincare and steps.
How does Skin Consult AI help me with my skincare routine?
Skin Consult AI not only analyzes your skin to identify any areas of priorities and strengths but also offers up a personalized skincare routine that can help address those priority areas and generally keep skin happy, healthy and protected, no matter what your skin type is. You can discover your “Vichy Skincare Protocol,” which walks you through recommended products for your skin and additional steps such as cleansing, treating, protecting and extra care to provide you with a well-rounded and completely tailored routine to help you achieve your skin goals. For example, if you’re looking to help curb breakouts, Skin Consult AI might suggest trying Vichy Normaderm BHA Peeling Serum. If fine lines and wrinkles are your main priority, it might suggest Vichy Liftactiv Pure Retinol Serum. The tool can also suggest which sunscreen is best suited to your skin to ensure you’re getting daily protection that will fit in easily with your skincare routine.