Can a Selfie Solve All Your Skin Problems? We Investigate.

Faith Xue

Forget going to the store to pick up your standard cleanser, toner, and moisturizer—how archaic! More and more, it’s become glaringly obvious that future of skincare is in technology. Whether it’s a custom-blended serum that requires you to complete an online questionnaire, or an app that promises to diagnose and treat your most annoying skin issues, the melding of skincare and technology is something that gets stronger each day—and if it means I’ll be better able to deal with an annoying breakout, or know exactly what an alarming red bump means, then I’m all for it.

Which is why, I heard about a new app called SkinBetter that promises to diagnose, analyse, and recommend products to treat all your skin issues, I dove for my iPhone and downloaded it immediately. Created in partnership with Allure magazine, the app is the first of its kind to offer curated product recommendations, skin analyses, and some pretty jaw-dropping technology. Keep scrolling to learn more about the app and my experience!

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