Doctors or providers treating acne usually focus on acne caused by Acne vulgaris but not those caused by the fungus called Malassezia. In order to have clear skin, we feel that it is important to tackle lesser-known causes as well. We wanted an easy way to check if common ingredients in skincare products were safe for people affected by fungal acne.
What it does
Our mobile app scans ingredients from a skin care product and checks if the product is fungal acne-safe.
How we built it
We used React Native to develop our app and Figma to design it. We also used the database scraped from sezia.co to evaluate the ingredients.
Challenges we ran into
We were all learning new technologies - none of us knew React Native or Figma. Learning them quickly and efficiently was a significant challenge. It was also much more difficult to implement the scanning feature that we thought.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We met most of our MVPs. A customer would be able to copy and paste or type out a list of ingredients and view a list of those that are known to aggravate fungal acne.
What we learned
We learned that you can't do everything and have to prioritize. While we had a vision, we could only focus on the MVPs first.
What's next for QuikScan
We are hoping to perfect our scanning capability as well as add more ingredients to our database.
Our domain name is quikscan.tech but it was not implemented in time. It is registered on domain.com, however.