APEX Skin Planning: Designing the Future for Each Individual
APEX will help you achieve “skin that is uniquely you” now, and in the future.
“Skin that is uniquely you” means skin that enhances its future potential to be beautiful, and brings out the strengths it has now.
With APEX, we use our original skin planning process to achieve “skin that is uniquely you.”
Let’s aim for the future together, with the three-step spiral of “planning,” “practicing,” and “updating.”
Step 1: Planning
1. Profiling (Gathering Information)
In order to create a plan for “skin that is uniquely you” and recommend an optimal skin care routine, first we need to “know about you.”
In APEX skin planning, we use a special POLA store tablet terminal to get a good understanding about your unique features, actions, and circumstances from the three aspects of Skin (skin-related concerns), Life (lifestyle habits and physical condition), and Mind (perspectives and preferences).
We use still image and video image data on the skin to scientifically and objectively analyze it.
During Condition Analysis, we use photographed images of the skin’s surface to analyze its current condition and how it could easily appear in the near future.
Then in Potential Analysis, we use video images of the skin during facial movements to analyze the strengths to boost from hereon, in order to keep your skin in good condition five and ten years from now.
3. Skin Care Selection (Items, Esthetic Treatments)
This is when we use the results from the Analyzing process to determine the starting point for your skin care routine.
* You can also select both items and esthetic treatments.
During the fitting process, we take your Skin Profiling information and Analyzing results and use them for the “Fitting” of both a skin care routine and the items used. Through these two stages, we create a skin care plan for you to start now, based on your ideal skin (how you’d like your skin to be and preferred skin care) and current habits.
We are able to provide our customers with 8.62 million skin care recommendations at the Fitting session.
Selecting a Lineup of Items
This is when we select a lineup of items just for you.
We discuss and design with you a selection of items from the APEX line, which will help you achieve “skin that is uniquely you.”
We use your Skin Profiling information and skin analysis (Analyzing) results to recommend a personalized esthetic treatment for you, from among 15,624 possible combinations.
Trial Esthetic Treatment
Try it right now, right here.
You can trial a special personalized esthetic treatment derived from your Analyzing results.
Step 2 Practicing the Plan
The APEX Skin Log in the POLA official application contains helpful tools to use when you actually practice your personalized skin care plan.
Please use these tools to make your at-home skin care routine more enjoyable and effective, and to create a plan that will bring you closer to achieving even more beautiful skin in the future.
Click here to download the application
* You can also search the app by “POLA application” at the iOS and Android application stores.
Step 3 Update Your Plan
We regularly check your skin’s condition, and how your skin care routine is affecting it.
We update your plan by revising the selected items according to changes in the seasons, environment, and your physical condition and skin, as well as taking into consideration other aspects such as your habits and preferences.
- Contains a blend of natural fragrances: Used in part of the fragrance
- Stiff spots: Areas on the face that feel quite stiff
- Core Beauty: Aiming for true beauty
Personalized Treatments Personalized Skin Care
• Personalized skin care customers are required to have a 30-minute APEX Skin Planning session during the first treatment.
• Basically, customers select the menu and mask to use at each in-store treatment.
• For customers who have signed up for a course of treatments, first we recommend you purchase a cleansing, wash, and massage treatment, and then we will suggest suitable base essences, creams, and masks using the skin planning results and your skin condition at that time.
Linked Brand APEX
|Total Design||From 100 minutes||Trial ¥8,250 (incl. tax), 1 time ¥13,200 (incl. tax), 3 times ¥36,300 (incl. tax), 6 times ¥62,700 (incl. tax)|
|Potential Design||From 90 minutes||Trial ¥6,600 (incl. tax), 1 time ¥11,550 (incl. tax), 3 times ¥31,350 (incl. tax), 6 times ¥52,800 (incl. tax)|
|Condition Design||From 90 minutes||Trial ¥6,050 (incl. tax), 1 time ¥11,000 (incl. tax), 3 times ¥29,700 (incl. tax), 6 times ¥49,500 (incl. tax)|
Esthetic Treatment Steps
1. Foot Care
This is for relieving tension in your legs, from below the knees down to your toes.
2. Facial Cleansing
POLA’s original cleansing cream is used to remove makeup, sebum, and other dirt from your skin.
3. Décolletage Cleansing
POLA’s original cleansing cream is used to clean your décolletage area.
4. Décolletage Care
A cream containing a blend of natural fragrances*1 is carefully applied on your décolletage, and along your neck and shoulders.
5. Facial Care
Your cheeks and other “stiff spots”*2 on your face, which can affect how you look, will also be slowly and thoroughly cared for.
The suction power of a facial esthetic device is used to remove excess sebum and dirt from the skin’s surface.
7. FP Clear Tapping
This type of massage uses air pressure. It stimulates the face using rhythmical tapping.
Light and rhythmical air pressure is used to massage the face.
9. Core Beauty*3
This type of skin care uses low frequency wave electrical stimulus.
* Available only at certain stores.
* Only available as the Core Beauty and Beautiful Skin Treatment combination, or the Core Beauty Express.
Each mask used in the esthetic treatments has 10 times the amount of beauty essence contained in a regular mask.
These masks are designed to feel good on the skin, and give a sense of deep penetration into the skin’s layers.
11. Head Care
A stimulating head massage is done to finish the treatment, and leave you feeling refreshed.
APEX Skin Log: Main Functions
Skin Log Management
Save up to two-years of skin care plan data.
Check your overall skin score, which changes according to the seasons and your skin’s condition.
* Your data will be synced in about 15 minutes after registering on the application.
* If you have had multiple planning sessions on the same day, the application will show the latest information.
Skin Analysis Results
You can check the same skin analysis results that are stored on the POLA store tablet.
Skin Care Plan
You can view videos that show the features and usage methods of the recommended items based on your skin analysis results.
Skin Care Advice
You can check the following information shown on the skin care fitting page of the POLA store tablet: “Lifestyle and Recommended Nutrients,” “Environment Warnings for the Next 3 Months in Your Residential Area.”