Whether it’s a mug emblazoned with your initials or a blazer that’s been tailored to your body’s proportions, a touch of personalization can elevate any experience. And when it comes to your complexion, following personalized skincare steps can have an even greater payoff. Choosing products that will address your skin’s unique needs can help support skin health, reduce breakouts and inflammation and minimize the effects of aging.
The surest way to receive a personalized skincare routine is by booking an appointment with a dermatologist. But, in order to get an appointment, you must be lucky enough to live in or near a city with a skin-focused doctor or two. Next, you’re likely faced with a lengthy wait time, sometimes up to six months, due to a lack of derms for the growing Canadian population. Access can be further hindered by the demands of one’s work schedule and/or family responsibilities—taking time out of your day to go wait in a derm’s office isn’t an option for everyone.
Just like you could head to a local store for guidance on creating a simple and effective skincare routine, what if you could get a personalized regimen created just for you in an instant and without leaving your home? Vichy Skin Consult AI makes it possible. While this tool isn’t equivalent to a visit with a dermatologist, it can help address some specific skin concerns—such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles—while you’re waiting to get in to see a professional. All you have to do is grab your phone, snap a selfie and you’ll receive a personalized digital skin analysis in as little as 60 seconds. Even more impressive, recent updates to the assessment system have been co-created with dermatologists to help achieve 95% accuracy. Sounds good, right? Here’s everything you need to know about this game-changing digital beauty tool.
Why a Personalized Skincare Routine Is Important
A skincare routine is about much more than keeping skin clean and hydrated. Not only does everyone have different skin concerns but everyone’s skin responds to life differently. And life throws a lot at us! As we move through the world, many internal and external factors, such as stress, sleep habits and UV and pollution exposure, can influence how our skin functions.
Referred to collectively as exposomal factors, they have an incredible power to impact skin, damage the skin barrier and can cause up to 80% of all skin aging. Exposomal factors are deeply connected to your skin’s health and can influence everything from sebum production to pigmentation and inflammation, such as rosacea.
Whether your skin type is oily, dry, combination or sensitive, a personalized skincare routine can ensure that your skin is getting the support it needs, when it needs it, in order to minimize the effect of exposomal factors and maintain skin health.
How Vichy Skin Consult AI Works
Developed from 20 years of research, Vichy Skin Consult AI is a high-tech beauty innovation. It’s also incredibly easy to use and only involves three steps. It can diagnose your skin and deliver results faster than you can search for “find my skincare routine” on the internet. First, you’ll be asked a few questions, including your age, skin type and where you live. You’ll be asked about your lifestyle habits, too. Remember those exposomal factors? This is where they’re accounted for.
The next step is to simply take a selfie on your smartphone. For best results, be sure to remove makeup and glasses, if necessary, pull your hair away from your face and take a snap in a well-lit spot while keeping a neutral expression. Once your pic is submitted, it is quickly analyzed and mapped against the databank of 15,000 graded photos. The results will assess your skin through seven key signs of aging and identify which are your skin strengths (i.e., areas where your skin is doing great) and which is your skin priority (i.e., an area that could use extra attention). The areas that will be addressed are: fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, radiance, firmness, eye contour, blemishes and redness.
Designed to educate and empower users with the science of skin, each of the seven areas features dermatologist advice that can help you better understand what is happening within the epidermis and act on it. You can learn to identify different types of blemishes, such as blackheads and breakouts, along with how to minimize redness and which ingredients can help target fine lines and wrinkles. Most importantly, you’ll receive a customized skin protocol with product suggestions tailored to your skin’s needs.
What a Personalized Skincare Routine Looks Like
Your personalized skin protocol will include the best skincare products for you, building a routine through key steps such as cleansing, UV protection and night care. It will also include your essential product—a highly effective treatment formula that targets your skin priority.
Here are a few of the bestselling formulas you may discover while using Vichy Skin Consult AI.
Best for strengthening all skin types
Mineral 89 is loaded with 89% Vichy volcanic water and pure hyaluronic acid that can help strengthen the skin barrier while replenishing hydration levels. An award-winning formula, it works on any complexion, preventing dehydration and dullness on a full range of skin types, from very dry to acne-prone.
Best way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
A versatile serum that can be used on the face, forehead, lip contour and the delicate skin around the eyes, Liftactiv Supreme H.A Wrinkle Filler is a potent blend of 1.5% hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and peptides. A high-performance treatment, it was shown to reduce wrinkles by 47% and fine lines by 60% after six weeks of usage.
Best for minimizing deep wrinkles
Designed to resurface skin while you rest, Liftactiv Pure Retinol Serum contains 0.2% pure retinol to help to intensify overnight cellular renewal and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, probiotics to strengthen skin’s barrier and reduce irritation and peptides to help increase collagen production.
Best for dark spots
Liftactiv Specialist B3 Dark Spots Serum blends niacinamide, glycolic acid and vitamin CG to work on hyperpigmentation throughout the different layers of the epidermis. Expect a boost to overall radiance, too!
Best for acne
With a concentration of gentle exfoliating ingredients, Normaderm BHA Peeling Serum helps to unclog pores, treat pimples and improve the texture of skin.
Now that you’ve had a sneak peek at what this digital skin analysis can offer, it’s time to put the power of Vichy Skin Consult AI to work for you! Get your personalized skincare routine today. It’s easy, free and fast—only a selfie away.