Switch onto your smartphone, as CureSkin is here to solve your skin problems.
With the advancement in technology, India has now leveraged it’s game in the skincare industry too. According to Techsci Research, the Indian skincare market stood at $1.6 billion in 2017, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of nine percent to reach $2.7 billion by 2023.
A Step Forward in the Indian Skincare Technology
CureSkin, a bangalore based startup has made its mark by using artificial intelligence and providing skin related solutions. Founded by Guna Kakulapati and Ramakrishna R who are former Google execs, CureSkin is one-stop solution shop for all your derma care requirements. The app diagnoses six types of common skin conditions – pimples, acne, scars, dark spots, pigmentation, and dark circles – and recommends treatment regimens.
Into the App
The app has a pretty straightforward user experience which consists of the following; you take a picture of your face, the app scans the photo, and pinpoints skin issues such as dark spots, acne scars, or comedones. To treat the skin problems, the app’s chatbot asks a few questions and, depending on the inputs, offers an eight-week skincare regimen. It includes skin care products, bi-weekly reviews from Cureskin’s in-house dermatologist, real-time chat support, and diet and lifestyle guidance.
One thing that needs to be noted is that the app uses the rear camera of your phone instead of the front facing camera. The CureSkin AI needs to analyse the skin texture at a pore level of detail to figure out the skin type and skin sensitivity, along with skin issues.
The startup claims that its deep learning algorithms are at dermatologist level accuracy for the six skin conditions it works on at present. Its goal is to be able to diagnose at least 60 skin conditions such as different types of dermatitis, pigmentation conditions like melasma, etc.