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Apps to Revolutionize Your Skincare Routine

Skin Care Apps on Smart Phone

Today it seems there’s an app for everything. We live in a technology-focused world where we can order rides, food, pet sitters, and so much more within mere minutes with the swift tap of our fingertips.

When it comes to beauty, there are several apps designed to help us with our routine. With a simple download, we can have access to personalized regimes, helpful skincare advice and reminder apps to help us achieve skin we’re proud of.

With so many apps available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Not to worry – we’ve picked the best of the beauty app bunch to help you navigate your skincare journey. Keep reading and have your mobile at the ready!


We all dream of flawless, smooth, and wrinkle-free skin and many of us invest in expensive formulas to prevent the signs of wrinkles and aging. But when you’re spending a fair amount, it’s natural to wonder – ‘is this really working?’.

The RYNKL app is your personal wrinkle doctor, and it cleverly tracks the signs of aging on your skin by using artificial intelligence to assess and understand changes on your skin.

Users must snap weekly or even daily selfies for RYNKL to pinpoint areas where wrinkles are starting to form and to show you the areas that need a little bit of extra help.

Over the weeks, RYNKL charts your progress, letting you know if your anti-wrinkle products are really working. Think of the app as a super honest best friend that will tell you if its time to ditch that eye cream that isn’t sticking to its promises.

For a treatment that you can rely on, try BABOR’s Lift Express Ampoules. Each ampule contains a concentrated formula designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in skin that looks super-smooth and youthful.

Think Dirty

When shopping for skincare products, it’s hard to know whether the ingredients used are toxic or not. With so many listed ingredients with long and complicated names, who knows just how ‘risky’ a beauty product is?

Well, the Think Dirty app does. With the swift flick of a button, beauty consumers can pop in a beauty product to see just how toxic the ingredients used in it are.

The app was created by founder Lily Tse, who wanted to discover safe beauty products due to a family history of cancer. The aim of the app is to empower and educate customers on the beauty industry, letting them make conscious decisions on what they decide to put on their skin.

To use, simply scan a product’s barcode using the apps clever scanner and Think Dirty will provide you with an easy-to-understand breakdown of the formula’s ingredients where they sit on a health hazard scale.

Warning: this app may prompt you to end up scanning every single product in your bathroom!


Most of us know that applying high-factor sun protection is the best way to prevent signs of aging and damage. But how do you know the right time to reapply your sunscreen, or when to retreat to cooler and shadier areas?

That’s where the SunZapp app comes in to save your skin. Using real-time weather forecasts and information you pop in about your skin type, SunZapp will help you to avoid sun damage if you’ve got a day planned out in the sun.

SunZapp will time your UV exposure and will ping you alerts to let you know when it’s time to slather on the sunscreen again. Say goodbye to burns – and excuses!

Heading out to the beach in a big group? SunZapp allows you to make up to five different profiles, meaning your friends and family can reap the skin-saving benefits of the app too.

While there are plenty of sunscreens on the market, Tuel’s Protect Active Water Resistant SPF 30 formula is a quality option that will protect your skin from the harsh rays of the beating sun.

With thorough and proper application, the formula will stick to the skin even while swimming or sweating, making it ideal for that hot and humid beach getaway.

Water Reminders

We all know that we need to drink around eight glasses of water a day, but it’s easy to miss the mark, especially on a particularly busy day.

But drinking water is one of the best ways to achieve clear and healthy skin. When we’re dehydrated, it’s the skin that must pay with dark eye circles, a dreary complexion, and fine lines.

For those that struggle with consuming enough water, thankfully there are plenty of reminder apps to help you gulp down enough H2O.

Both the iHydrate app (for iPhone and Apple Watch) and the Water Drink Reminder app (for Android) helps you learn exactly how much water you should guzzle for your height and weight, allowing you to set drinking goals. They’ll ping you reminders on when to take a drink, so you have no excuses not to drink your eight glasses a day now.

When you reach your daily hydration goals, you’ll feel super satisfied every time.


What else do we need to maintain a healthy complexion? A good night’s sleep, of course.

But we know it can be hard to get a full eight hours of shut-eye, especially during busy periods in life.

Luckily, the Sleepbot app is here to help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles and allows your skin the chance to mend.

How you may ask? Well, Sleepbot logs your snooze time, so you can learn how many hours you’re sleeping – or not sleeping. It uses the information logged to asses your sleep cycles to decide the best time to wake you up. Think of it as an extra helpful and intelligent alarm.

If you want to recharge your skin while you sleep, try a night-specific product such as the NeoCutis Micro Night Riche. The multi-functional cream helps target multiple signs of aging and restore moisture, all while you sleep!


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