Choosing the right skincare products is not the easiest thing. Not only are there ~millions~ of options to choose from—each with its own unique blend of ingredients and claims—but there’s also the factor of picking the best one to address your concerns. If you don’t know what to look for in a product, shopping may be an intimidating experience.
This is why we’re so amazed about this new technology that helps us pick the right skincare products for our skin type. Now accessible via the Shopee app (which you likely already have on your phone), Pond's SAL (Skincare Advisor Live) chatbot is powered by an *AI* to analyze what your skin needs and recommend the right products to add to your skincare routine. The best part: Consultation is absolutely FREE!
Try it out by doing these three easy steps:
Step 1: Head to the Unilever Beauty Official Store on Shopee and select a product. Tap "Chat Now" on the lower left and send "Hi" to activate the chatbot.
Step 2: Upload a clear selfie so SAL can analyze your skin.
Step 3: Directly add the recommended products to cart and wait for delivery.
If you're curious about what to expect, we asked one Pinay who has tried out the chatbot about her experience. According to Cathy Dario, she got the tip from her friends when her skin started breaking out. Here are her thoughts:
Last year, my skincare routine took a backseat. Since I rarely left the house, I didn't think it was important to take care of my face. And given how my skin won't be noticeable during Zoom meetings, I thought I could get away with it. I started to become worried when I saw that I was getting one bump after the other.
My skin type is oily so I’m no stranger to excess shine and the occasional pimples. But, I knew I had to up my skincare game when I started getting dark spots and scars, too! The worst part? I started waking up to a dull, tired-looking complexion—no matter how much sleep I got the night before. Ugh!
I was at a loss on what to do, until my friends told me about the Pond’s SAL chatbot. It’s basically an AI-powered skincare tool that analyzes your skin and gives you a personalized routine to follow! I was totally shocked when they told me I could access it via the Shopee app so I won't even have to visit another site to shop for my skincare essentials. I thought: This sounds too good to be true!
I decided to check it out myself. I never used a chatbot before, so I was skeptical. But to my surprise, the Pond’s SAL chatbot was easy and fun to use. To activate it, all I needed to do was chat, snap, and buy via the Shopee app. Plus, I was pretty *shookt* when it gave a pretty accurate analysis of my complexion!
They sent my results via email, and I was delighted that the report was super detailed! While I scored pretty low in the acne and spots categories, I found out that I need to address my uneven skin tone. I do have a couple of scars from old acne flareups, and my skin’s been pretty dull from not sticking to a routine. Admittedly, I didn’t expect to score high in Wrinkles. But I’m in my mid-twenties so I’m not surprised that I’ve got a couple of fine lines already.
Aside from the skincare analysis, what I found most helpful about the Pond’s SAL chatbot was its skincare recommendations. It gave me both morning and evening routines to follow, based on my personal skin goals.
These days, I don’t really use sunscreen since I’m almost always indoors. But I know that our skin can still be damaged by UV even if we’re mostly just lounging at home. I’m glad it came with the recos I received, and I can’t wait to add these items to cart to get my glow up!
Honestly, I became an instant fan of the Pond’s SAL chatbot! It was able to help me get my skincare needs in three easy steps—chat, snap, and buy—all in one app! Not only am I a fan of the accurate and helpful skin analysis, but I also love how the chatbot shares quick skincare tips and articles, so I feel more inspired to restart and stick to my skincare routine. It’s definitely my new skincare BFF!