Friday, 26 February 2010

Vichy's spooky machine

There are very few ways to get a true skin diagnosis. You can go by friends' compliments. You can listen to a sales consultant who looks at your complexion, but usually doesn't touch it. Or now, in an increasing number of larger Boots stores on the high street (ultimately it'll be 300), you can submit your skin to a fascinating diagnosis via this Dermo.Analyzer computer, which was developed by dermatologists. A hand-held tool measures hydration. And a special camera looks at your wrinkles. Scarily, it also peers beneath the surface and identify all your sun damage (and if that doesn't make you switch to La Roche-Posay's fantastic new Anthelios XL Extreme Fluid SPF50+, trust us: nothing will). Seen here: Vichy and La Roche-Posay's Training Manager Marion Khera, who assessed Jo's skin with the machine. Which diagnosed that her skin age was EXACTLY the same as her biological age, which the machine didn't know. (Many skins are much 'older', because of sun damage.) Spooky, or what...?

For Dermo.Analyzer locations, visit (just input your postcode to find your local store).