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What Skincare Quiz Should I Use?

A quick search will lead to dozens of online skincare quizzes that claim to share with you your skin type, what skincare regimen is best suited for you, and so much more. The ultimate question then becomes this: which is best and are any of them completely accurate?

If you have ever wandered the internet looking for skincare solutions, it’s more than likely that you have wondered which online skincare quiz is the best for giving you the valuable information you need.

A quick search will lead to dozens of online skincare quizzes that claim to share with you your skin type, what skincare regimen is best suited for you, and so much more. The ultimate question then becomes this: which is best and are any of them completely accurate?

Should You Take a Skincare Quiz From a Brand?

Many skincare brands like Aavrani, TULA, Curology, and others have their own skincare quizzes on their websites to encourage visitors to purchase specific products based on their responses. Some of the common questions include how your skin feels at different points of the day, how you would describe your current routine, what your skincare goals are, and more. These brands do this to best pair you with the products that they believe will be most well-suited to help you reach your skincare goals.

While many skincare brands with highly recommended products use this technique to match consumers with products by taking a personalized skincare quiz, ultimately the choice of whether they should or should not be trusted lies within the individual customer. If there is a skincare brand that you have loyally trusted for some time and you decide to take their quiz to better target your skincare needs, the odds are that you will be paired with products that will be suitable for your skin type and the concerns you wish to address.

On the other hand, however, there’s no online skincare quiz that is ever more trustworthy than seeing a licensed professional. While oftentimes you’ll see recommendations for products that you would be using, right after completing an online skincare quiz, the assurance of having a professional evaluate your skin and address your concerns in-person, only then making a recommendation is a far superior way to decide on a skincare routine.

Skincare Quiz vs. Skin Spa New York

Although many brands use skincare quizzes that are intended to only present just the right products to each customer, one of the unavoidable issues is that ultimately it’s marketing. Many brands use skin care quizzes to bring people to their websites so they can sell their products.

In contrast, when you see a professional for skincare advice, they’re motivated to help you achieve your goals.

In just one example, we recommend skincare cleansers from CeraVe and Thom Elzner for consumers in their 30s. Our motivation is serving our customer’s needs, with no loyalty to a specific brand. We’re simply focused on what gets results.

Similarly, for clients with dry skin, we recommend any fragrance-free moisturizer without alcohol; giving full autonomy to the consumer to select any brand that falls under this criteria and meets any otherwise necessary conditions for the client. These may include budgetary restrictions, allergies, or other concerns.

It’s expected that skincare brands would use all types of marketing, including skincare quizzes, to get more people to try and buy their products. And while that may be entertaining, seeing a licensed professional with no allegiance to a specific brand is the best way to weigh all of your skincare options and make sure your unique needs and skincare goals are considered.

Meet the author

Katie Werbowski
Director of Brand Strategy & Development at Skin Spa New York

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