I’ve recently become much more aware of the impact that uneven skin tone has on the perception of age. Wrinkles alone are not as good a predictor as a more comprehensive analysis which includes both wrinkles and evenness of skin tone. (And a few other dimensions too.) When I took a good look in the mirror, I noticed discoloration, especially along my cheek bones. A lingering “pregnancy mask” crossed with sun exposure I suppose.
With uneven skin tone on my mind, I went shopping. I came home with a tube of Neutrogena® Tone Correcting Targeted Treatment. I wanted to see first-hand whether I could measure a difference in the evenness of my skin tone after using the product.
I uploaded a photo of my cheek my account at skinofmine.com and measured the evenness of the skin tone, manually marking the area along my cheek bone as the region of concern. This led to a discoloration index of “25.”
I’m now four weeks into the application of the cream.
I uploaded a new photo to skinofmine.com and again measured the discoloration along my cheek bone. The result: “18.”
These numbers seem to jibe well with my own visual assessment: less discoloration on my cheek. 28% to be precise.
Yea! I am glad to see on my own skin that the product is doing what it says it will: correcting tone.