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Skingredients: Smartphone App for Acne

Comedogenic ingredients, commonly added to skin care and makeup products clog skin’s pores, resulting in pimples.

Skingredients android phone app will help you spot comedogenic ingredients in a product before you buy it. Take a photo of the ingredients on the label and know instantly if it will suit acne prone skin or not.

Acne Mantra team members have been working on this app for months and now it is available in its Beta (first) version.

Check out the online version of Skingredients where you can simply copy-paste ingredients for instant results.

Skingredients is first-of-its-kind app in the world of cosmetic ingredients. Once you start using it, you will wonder how you were shopping for all these skincare products without it. And it is free. All you need to do is download it on your Android device.

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Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) phone or above. It has not been tested on tablets, but should work nonetheless. If you experience any problems, post a comment below for support. If you don’t have an Android device, check out the online version of Skingredients where you can simply copy-paste ingredients for instant results.

How to install

If you are reading this on your Android device, click this link to go to the app install page https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acnemantra.skingredients

Or, go to https://play.google.com/store and search for “Skingredients” to install.

Features

Results on the fly

Near-instant results. As you browse the aisles of a store, run Skingredients on one product or many. Simply take a photo right in the store, then decide right there.

Prevent breakouts

Skingredients makes quick work of scanning an ingredient list for hundreds of possibly comedogenic ingredients. So you don’t have to keep mental notes or remember complex ingredient names.

Save money

Save money and frustration by checking if a product is suitable for acne prone skin, before you buy it.

Works worldwide

Skingredients is not country-specific or product-specific. It works on all products anywhere in the world as long as you can take a photo of the ingredients.

Ingredient look up

Easily look up any ingredient in Skingredient’s huge database of cosmetic ingredients to learn why exactly it is added to products.

Check ingredients while browsing (new)

If you are researching a product on the web, now you can check if any ingredient will break you out. More information here.

How to use

Launch Skingredients → click on the camera button → take a sharp photo of the ingredients.
That’s it! You can save the results for future reference too.

Help & support

Read the in-app tips in App Home Screen → Menu → Help → Detailed Help to see the tips to take sharp photos that result in great scans.

If you find a problem in the functioning of the app on tablets, please let us know in the comments.

Tips for better accuracy

If Skingredients results in “unable to read ingredients” type of error, it indicates that the photo taken was not sharp enough for the software to decipher. It may also be that the lighting was not bright enough. To get accurate scans:

  1. The ingredient list should occupy a major part of the viewfinder.
  2. Underlying technology requires that photos be sharp. A picture may look great on the screen but it may not be sharp enough for ingredient scanning. Keep the product on a shelf / horizontal surface to minimize blurriness. Be very steady while shooting – tuck in your elbows to your sides, hold your breath.. you got the idea.
  3. Any orientation, portrait or landscape is OK.
  4. Set a high capture resolution.
  5. The surface of the product should be evenly lit. Harsh or low light results in poor scans.
  6. Make sure there is no direct shining light or a glare on the object.
  7. The viewfinder should be parallel to the surface of the product. Also, make sure that the ingredient list is horizontally seen on the viewfinder and not at an angle.
  8. If the ingredients are printed along curved surfaces (tubes or bottles), try to flatten the surface before taking the photo. Rounded surfaces may result in poor scans.
  9. Turn the flash off; or keep it in auto mode. Flash light is very harsh and may cause spot brightness.
  10. Photos of computer / laptop/ TV screens may not result in good scans.
  11. At first, it may take a few tries to get the knack of taking sharp photos that result in great scans.
  12. Once a photo is scanned and saved as a product, you can delete the photo if you ever run out of space.

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