What does the skin analysis include?

Our skin analysis combines an online skin profile questionnaire with an at-home skin test, to provide us with comprehensive insight into your unique skin needs. The skin profile includes a brief series of questions about your skin goals, lifestyle and environment. The at-home skin test kit will ship directly to you, so you can easily measure your skin barrier and skin condition from the comfort of home. No need to send anything back to us, just input your answers into your Pure Culture account and we'll craft formulas for your unique skin.

Why do I have to complete the skin analysis to purchase skincare from you?

The skin analysis is essential for providing your tailored formulas and a routine that supports your skin's specific needs, your complexion goals, your lifestyle, and the environment you live in. You can purchase a starter set of products, but we won't know which ingredients to include in your custom skincare until you've completed your skin analysis. Don't worry! The skin analysis is simple and only takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

Can I complete the skin test at home? Or do I have to mail something back to you?

We'll mail the skin test kit directly to you, and you can complete it at home whenever you are ready. No need to mail anything back to us - just log your results in your Pure Culture account.

How long will it take to complete the skin analysis?

The skin analysis takes about 15 - 20 minutes, from start to finish.

Plan on 5 - 10 minutes to complete your skin profile, and about 10 - 15 minutes for your at-home skin test. If it's easier for your schedule, you can complete the skin profile before the at-home skin test is delivered.

And please note: for best results we recommend doing the at-home skin test in the morning, before you wash your face or apply products.

How quickly will I get my skin analysis results?

Right away! As soon as you complete your skin analysis we'll analyze the data and personalize your skincare formulas and routine.

If you purchased the Pure Culture starter set, your skincare products will ship automatically, typically within 2 - 4 business days of completing your skin analysis. If you did not purchase a starter set, products typically ship within 2 - 4 business days of skincare purchase date.

Can I update my skin analysis?

If you have any questions about your formulas or want to update your skin analysis, please contact our team at support@pureculturebeauty.com.

What does the microbiome test include? How long will it take to complete?

The skin microbiome analysis is another easy at-home skin test and tells us about the diversity of your skin microbiome as well as the population of certain important skin microbes. For the best results, we recommend setting aside 10 - 15 minutes for the test and completing it in the morning, before you wash your face or apply products to your skin. You’ll need to mail this test back to our lab using the enclosed prepaid envelope, and it will take 6 - 8 weeks for the results.

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