It took us over a year and a half to develop Skincare Compare™, our proprietary skincare intelligence algorithm

Things always take longer than you expect.

So many products, so little context.

It doesn’t feel at all like it’s been 1.5 years since that night we put together the SKINSKOOL founding team at a King & Yonge Starbucks in Toronto. We had already been developing an outline for the concept 6 months prior to that meeting but it was then that all the technical and creative aspects came together. We had found our amazing CTO who was excited and understood what we wanted to do. We knew right away that we had the right team in place and that’s when the real work began to develop the initial product database and the comparison algorithm.

It’s been over a year and half since we first put pen to paper designing our initial database requirements. What followed were many days and nights of ingredient research, critical analysis, and study of over 16,000 product ingredient lists. At some points along the way, the job seemed so big that we would never finish; we understood why it had not been attempted before. But luckily all of us here at SKINSKOOL are either beauty enthusiasts and/or data junkies and so it was truly a labour of love. Now we are so excited to share the Skincare Compare dupe finder with you. We hope you love using it as much as we do.

For more information on our Skincare Compare methodology, click here.