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  • Ellen Eide Kislal 6:19 pm on February 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , redness, , , , wrinkles   

    Maximize your good looks by making smart product choices! 

    Too many choices on the skincare aisle? Want to figure out what skin condition to target for maximal impact?

    Sure, there are some creams out there that really can even out your skin tone. But if your skin tone is already even, maybe that’s not the product for you.

    A dermatologist we consulted recently mentioned that a patient will often state his or her main affliction to be something other than what she would cite as the patient’s main cosmetic concern.   Bearing this in mind, we developed a free, private automatic skin analysis web-based tool.
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    It’s easy to use;  just visit

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    and upload a photo of your face.

    Your skin will be analyzed for acne, redness, hyperpigmentation including spots and freckles,  and fine lines and wrinkles.  Based on the analysis, you’ll be classified as one of the following:

    • Dolphin Smooth, even skin.. lucky you!
    • Leopard Adorable but speckled
    • Shar pei Fine lines and wrinkles are apparent
    • Cardinal Sensitive skin and redness
    • Sea Star Acne-prone skin

    We’ll give you a little information about the concern and show

    you a set of products that we think will give you the best bang for your skincare buck.

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  • Ellen Eide Kislal 3:48 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , measure, , , , , , wrinkles   

    The Significance of ‘Wrinkle Index’ 

    Wrinkles. Something we analyze consciously or subconsciously continually in our daily encounters with colleagues, friends, the TV, and the mirror. But the intuitive results are qualitative: “lots” or “a few.” “Deep” or “fine.” In order to measure the effect of a treatment, however, more precision is required.

    Toward that end, we at skinofmine.com have developed a method for quantifying wrinkles. Users can find their “wrinkle index.” But what does
    that index signify? The best way to get an intuitive feel for what the index is showing is by examining a few examples.

    The images shown below were analyzed using the wrinkle quantification tool at skinofmine.com. The tool requires the user to highlight the wrinkles as shown in the green masks in the lower rows, resulting in the wrinkle indices shown.

    The index seems to correlate well with visual inspection; the more wrinkles in the photo, the higher the wrinkle index. With some caveats.
    Shadows in the photos can artificially elevate the index. As can including hair, beards, eyebrows, moles, the jawline, or pimples in the highlighted area. Keeping lighting, zoom, and contrast levels consistent is also important for reliability.

    So, why is the wrinkle index important? Well, if I’m going to splurge on a $100 jar of hope, I’d like to see some results. And be able to measure them.

    Back to skinofmine.com

     
  • Ellen Eide Kislal 3:48 pm on June 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cameras, , variability, wrinkles   

    Variability in Wrinkle Index Due to Camera 

    I was challenged last week with an interesting question: to what extent does the specific camera used influence one’s wrinkle index? Does a user need to always use the same camera in order to get comparable results?

    I checked my wrinkle index at skinofmine.com on 3 different photos – pictures taken within a 24 hour period using three different cameras:  a Nikon digital SLR camera, the camera that came with my Mac (via the Photo Booth application) and my iPhone (version 3.1.3)

    My wrinkle index came out as 74, 70, and 77, respectively, in the three photos. Not bad variability!

    For the record, I think the variability is at least as much due to a slightly different facial expression in each photo as it is to the camera.

    Back to skinofmine.com

     
  • Ellen Eide Kislal 12:50 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , experiment, olay, pro-x, proof, , , , wrinkles   

    Experimenting with Olay Pro-X 

    I’m four weeks into an experiment with Olay Pro-X intensive wrinkle protocol. I wanted to see if I could quantify the effect of the cream on my own skin. I’ve been using the creams as the package insert directs, and documenting the effects by taking photos of myself using the PhotoBooth feature of my MacBook Pro.

    Executive summary: it’s working! And I can quantify the difference.

    To begin, I uploaded a photo of my face to my skinofmine.com account and used the wrinkle counter to measure my wrinkle index. Voila. My starting wrinkle index was 121.

    Now for the fun part.  I used Olay Pro-X intensive wrinkle cream twice a day for four weeks, trying to keep my diet and exercise programs unchanged. I again photographed myself using PhotoBooth. It’s really important here to keep lighting and camera conditions as consistent as possible, and also to have the same facial expression in both photos in order to minimize unwanted variability.

    Again, I measured my wrinkle index at skinofmine.com, this time using the “after” photo.

    Ta da!  Wrinkle index is 107.   That’s a 12% reduction.  Definitely worth smiling about.  I was also able to align my before and after photos using the “track changes” function at skinofmine.com and saw through animation that the wrinkles under my eyes were indeed lessened. Ole Olay!

    By the way, this experiment was in no way supported by Olay. Just an honest experiment to test an interesting product.

    Back to skinofmine.com

     
    • Judy 7:28 am on December 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I actually found this more enteraiitnng than James Joyce.

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