There are different goals for skin analysis. These range from the early detection and medical diagnosis of skin diseases such as skin cancer to scientific research that expands our understanding of skin physiology. However, in this article we will focus on skin type tuning methods to help you choose the ideal products and treatments for your individual skin type.
Advantages and disadvantages of different skin analyzes
Photo app skin analysis
Photo apps are easily accessible and convenient. They can provide signs of visually identifiable skin problems. However, it is important to emphasize that they are not able to precisely measure parameters such as moisture, elasticity and firmness. Claims that AI or image processing software can determine these values based on a photo are simply false.
Questionnaire-based skin analysis
Questionnaire-based analysis is a widely used method for assessing skin condition, which is characterized by its intuitive handling and easy accessibility. Here, the person fills out a questionnaire that covers various aspects of skin health, from dryness to sensitivity. The key disadvantage of this method, however, is its dependence on the individual's self-assessment.
However, studies at the Fraunhofer Institute and Dermatest have shown that people's self-assessment of skin condition often deviates greatly from objective measurements. Surprisingly, the surveys revealed that an impressive 85% of the test subjects completely misjudged their own skin condition. This highlights the need for a more objective approach to skin analysis in order to develop truly effective skin care measures.
Sensory skin analysis
In this procedure, a qualified expert carries out a careful visual and tactile examination of your skin. This is often the first but important step in the comprehensive skin analysis. Through years of experience and specialized know-how, these professionals are able to not only assess the general condition of the skin, but also assess specific aspects such as moisture content and elasticity. Based on this initial analysis, they can make individual care recommendations that can serve as the basis for further, specialized testing.
Biometric skin analysis
This type of skin analysis relies on the use of specialized instruments to precisely and objectively measure a wide range of skin parameters. These include essential factors such as the moisture content of the skin, the sebum content and the pH value, which are crucial for skin health. By using such advanced measurement technologies, it is possible to obtain a comprehensive and accurate picture of the current skin condition, which serves as the basis for tailored care recommendations.
However, this method also has its downsides: the devices required are often not only expensive to purchase, but are also stationary and therefore less flexible in use. This means that these types of tests most often have to be performed in specialized facilities such as dermatology offices or dedicated skin care salons, making them less accessible to the average consumer.
Genetic skin analysis
Some skin care providers rely on saliva testing to develop customized products based on an individual's genetic makeup. These specialized tests explore genetic markers that can provide insight into various skin conditions and needs. This enables largely personalized care that is tailored to individual genetic conditions.
However, despite the advanced technology behind these genetic tests, they have their limitations. They cannot take into account the multitude of external factors that can also have a significant impact on skin health. These include environmental influences such as air pollution, UV radiation and climatic conditions such as temperature and humidity. These factors can affect the skin to varying degrees and therefore require a multidimensional approach to skin care that goes beyond purely genetic aspects.
The skin analysis from Zkin Lab
At Zkin Lab we rely on our skin analysis strips , a biometric method. These strips are able to determine the crucial factors of moisture and sebum content in your skin. Following the analysis, this precise data flows into our AI-controlled system.
Artificial intelligence analyzes the collected data and develops a tailor-made formula for your individual skin care. Every cream we produce is therefore unique and tailored precisely to the needs of your skin. Through this highly personalized approach, we succeed in restoring the natural biological balance of your skin. We ensure the perfect balance between moisture and oil so that your skin is healthy, radiant and resilient.