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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Skin-Deep Beauty

If you're anything like me you're easily convinced by friends who tell you this cream makes their spots disappear, or this mascara makes their lashes completely fluttertastic and even better than Cheryl Cole's false ones. If someone recommends it and I can see that yes, their skin is in fact more glowy than mine or their nails really are rock hard, then I think it's clearly going to do the same for me. Needless to say, I'm usually wrong. 

Enter, mySkin.com. A new site that promises to provide unbiased skincare advice, mySkin.com analyses your skin based on what you tell them about the products you use, your age, sensitivity and more. After you've set up a profile with ratings of products you use now or have used in the past, you can see recommendations for products which are suitable for your skin. From cleansing to moisturising, exfoliating to tanning, they really do have it all - search for your favourite brands or for your not-so-favourite products and rate them on scent, residue, and effects to give an idea of what works for you and what really doesn't. As someone with very sensitive skin, I'm hoping it'll help me finally work out which ingredients to avoid.

A little like having a good old chat with your facialist but without a hard sell, the site helps you look at where you're going wrong and what others like you have had results with - far better than asking your friend who has a completely different skin type. Plus, rather than hearing what your friend's cousin's sister-in-law used to get crystal clear skin, mySkin is backed by years of research who know a little more about what goes in that cream you put on your face every morning. 

mySkin.com works on an invitation-only basis, but they have rather kindly given me an access code to share with you all so you can check it out for yourselves. Hit 'join' and enter judyjay in the box, and you should be able to set up your profile and start your beauty discoveries. Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Agree- it’s a useful site. . I was really impressed by the fact that they group people with similar skin profiles so that they can share their feedbacks and issues amongst themselves for best possible suggestions. Just a bonus for you'll - the sites only available through invitation - Use younskin as an invite codeto access..