CHAPTER 4 : HOW TO MEASURE THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR SKIN

Published on 30 November 2018

How to measure the evolution of your skin

A MACHINE TO ANALYSE THE SKIN

Unfortunately, assessing needs and interpreting results is not easy and requires a certain level of expertise as well as sophisticated equipment. To do so, Jan teamed up with a Californian medical imaging specialist and developed a first machine and algorithm (which he called My Skin Navigator)that accurately analysed the skin and prescribed a personalised routine based on actual scientific data.

The drawback was that this equipment was expensive, difficult to handle and transport, and the results virtually impossible to interpret without a strong scientific background.

FROM A MACHINE TO A MOBILE APPLICATION

Taking advantage of the improved definition of recent mobile phone cameras , Jan managed to turn his program into the first-of-its-kind mobile application : My SkinCoach.

An extremely precise skin analysis and evaluation tool that provides everyone with not only a prescription and a routine promising to help maintain or rebalance, but also a tool for monitoring the progression of the skin treatment.

MY SKINCOACH 

To make science accessible to all, the system translates the complex data measured through 155 control points in each pixel into 4 simple, easily understandable criteria:

  • The level of Hydration (water)
  • The rate of Dryness (oil)
  • The level of Sensitivity (redness)
  • The characteristics of fine and deep Lines.

My SkinCoach then delivers an assessment of the skin at a given point in time, and adapts its recommendations to ever changing  conditions.

This way, everyone can measure their skin at any time, but also have their own skincare routine adapted to their real needs.

A DERMATOLOGIST IN THE POCKET

Combining the science of SkinCoach and the effectiveness of the True North skincare range, Jan Behrens achieved his dream of giving everyone the chance to balance their skin in a gentle, natural yet compelling manner, somehow the way Scandinavians balance their lives!