I always thought I had combination skin. My T-zone gets oily and the other parts are normal, I think. There was a time when my skin was dry, but not anymore. One day, when I went to Shiseido counter to redeem my voucher, I was offered to try out their new skin analysis machine. It looked quite nifty, and the SA told me the machine costs about RM40,000. Naturally, I was curious to try it out! This is what the main menu looks like, and the skin analysis tests for quite a few things… self explanatory picture 😉
The SA cleaned my face (removed my makeup) and started the analysis. There’s a scanner she uses to touch my face, on my cheek, on my forehead and below my eye. The machine will compute and analyse my skin, from the upper dermis to the deeper layers of my skin. I was prepared for a really bad score, which ranged from A to F, A being the best. No adult gets a score of A because that is nearly impossible and usually only on children’s skin. I was prepared to be in the range of maybe D or E.
This is my result. I am surprised!! A dot in the pink area is GOOD 🙂 According to the machine, I have normal skin, with optimum hydration. Yay! My skin is resilient, meaning it still has good elasticity, pretty good clarity, controlled sebum production and the only thing that was not good was something they call turnover. It is cell turnover, which means my dead skin cells do not metabolise as quickly as it should. I was advised to exfoliate more often and a weekly face massage will help increase the turnover process. Interesting!
Have you tried out a skin analysis before? I’m glad I did and I owe my skin an apology. I’ve been too hard on my own skin, I suppose. For my age, my skin condition is much better than I thought and it’s great news for me. It probably means my skincare regime is working! All the more reason to continue with my One Essential and Diorsnow range. LOL!
This service is complimentary and I don’t know if it is exclusively for Shiseido clients, but I don’t see why it should. I mean, walk ins can be potential clients too, right? You should go check it out when you’re there. Have you seen anything like this anywhere else? I heard SKII has it too, but I didn’t find out. I tend to stay far far away from SKII. Would you be willing to give your skin a little test?