We’ve all been there: standing in the middle of the skincare aisle, staring at row after row of bottles, jars and tubes, all beckoning us. Which brand is the best? SPF 30 or 50? Vitamin C or retinol? And then finally you walk out of the store with a promising (and pricey!) new product only to discover it doesn’t do anything for you. Sounds familiar, right?
Well, what if you had your own virtual beauty consultant at home which can not only assess your skin’s condition but also recommend the best regimen for your skin and even track the results of products being used in your routine. Talk about multitasking!
That’s exactly what HiMirror does! And much more…
HiMirror is a 14” LCD panel ‘smart mirror’ with a high resolution camera that connects via WiFi (it’s also Bluetooth enabled). It can be easily installed in a bathroom, closet or bedroom walkway by affixing it to a wall or a mirror. What about privacy? HiMirror offers a convenient and secure way to log in: your face or voice command are the password, ensuring that no one but only you can access your information! You can also cover the camera lens after using it.
HiMirror’s coolest feature is the use of hand gestures to navigate through the different sections of the mirror, so there’s no need to touch which keeps the mirror smear-free even if you are using it in the middle of your skincare routine! Check out the video below to see it in action…
Simply take a makeup-free photo of your face with HiMirror’s integrated HD camera and you can get the skin analysis results just in a few seconds!
HiMirror analyzes the image to clearly identify problem areas such as dark spots, redness, pores, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and provides an easy-to-understand breakdown of your complexion in terms of skin’s overall healthiness, clarity, firmness, texture and brightness.
Using these detailed analysis reports and your chosen improvement goals, HiMirror then helps you create a custom-built skincare routine based on the products you already have.
Your skincare products can easily be scanned into the system just by taking a picture of the barcode. This feature adds the products in My Beauty Box which keeps a record of your skincare routine and helps to easily manage the products you have on hand (it even reminds you when to switch between different skincare products!)
HiMirror records all the information every time you analyze your skin, so it can keep track of changes, and lets you view your progress by comparing it with the previous months. So, you can clearly see which products have worked best on your skin based on scientific analysis….not just guesswork! This is particularly helpful when you want to see if there’s an improvement in your skin’s condition after you’ve added a new product or change to your skincare routine.
When I did my own skin analysis first time through HiMirror, I was actually a bit surprised to get the lowest score (94.5) in the dark spots category (which means that 94% of my skin is “normal” while 6% is affected by dark spots). HiMirror also detected plenty of fine lines in my under-eye area so that’s another of my problem areas!
I had assumed my score would be the worst in the pores category (considering my pores seem to be getting bigger and multiplying every month!) but I got 97% there which was nice to see! As I said before, HiMirror really takes the guesswork out of skincare! Now that I have a much better understanding of my skin’s needs and problem areas, I have added an intensive dark spot treatment to my routine and make sure not to miss using an eye cream twice a day!
HiMirror also comes with a mobile app, that enables you to keep track of your skincare needs on-the-go and also get instant timely tips, including the weather and UV index. And for those of you who are also fitness buffs, there’s even a Smart Body Scale ($79) that connects to the HiMirror, and allows you to track your weight, BMI, body fat, water level content, muscle mass, bone mass, and basal metabolic rate (BMR) etc.
No matter where you are on your skincare journey, HiMirror can help you start taking care of your skin today while preparing it for the years to come! It’s available now at himirror.com for $189 (they have a 30-day money back guarantee until Decemeber 31st, 2016!)