My Skin & Hair Journey

Your skin and hair tell a story. Tell us yours.

Your skin and hair are unique parts of who you are. By joining My Skin & Hair Journey by L’Oréal, you could help researchers better understand the biological, social, and environmental factors of health and beauty. You have the opportunity to contribute to the first cosmetic science study of this size and scope.

Enrolling now!

Women ages 18-70

Compensation available

At least 18 months long

Remote study

Who's eligible

  • Self-identifying women ages 18-70
  • Live in the U.S.
  • Able to read and understand English and/or Spanish
  • Have a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access and a camera

Together, we can advance skin and hair research.

This study is sponsored by L’Oréal SA (L’Oréal). You can find more information at www.loré Verily Life Sciences (Verily) is collecting and processing data on behalf of L’Oréal for this study. Data collected and processed for the purposes of this study will be governed by L’Oréal’s privacy policy. Any website cookies or similar technologies, and information captured for purposes of website performance as part of recruitment and study management are governed by Verily's Project Baseline Privacy Policy.

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What’s involved

Participants can contribute to this virtual research study by completing study activities at home, without any in-person visits.

Answer survey questions

Answer survey questions

Answer questions every two months about medical history, skin & hair, cosmetic routine, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Our research will demonstrate how these factors may impact your skin & hair health.

Take a 'selfie!'

Take a "selfie!"

Snap a couple of "selfies" to help the research team learn about your skin over time.

What you’ll receive

Compensation for completing initial set of surveys

Receive $20 for completing all onboarding surveys.

Additional compensation for future survey completion

Receive $15 for completing each set of surveys (sent every 2 months)

Contribute to research

Your valuable feedback may help contribute to skin and hair research, and make insights available to everyone.

Healthier skin & hair starts with knowledge.

Help us explore how environmental, biological, and societal factors impact skin and hair health.

My Skin & Hair Journey

Study FAQs

This study aims to create a "longitudinal" (long-term) study that evaluates how lifestyle, environment, age, and beauty perception may impact skin and hair. The study populations of interest include women participants of various ethnicities, skin tones, hair textures, and age ranges. The goal is to gather both qualitative and quantitative insights and make that information accessible and actionable for researchers and consumers. This is the first cosmetic science study of this size and scope.

The study is at least 18 months.

You’ll first need to register and provide consent to participate in this study. Once enrolled, participants will fill out online surveys about their skin and hair as well as other environmental factors, general well-being, and current care routines. They will also take selfies to help researchers learn about skin and hair.

We will have and apply reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect the security, privacy, and confidentiality of the personal information you share with us. For instance, all of your personal  information will be securely maintained in an encrypted database with restricted access. We take additional steps to keep your identity from being linked with any of your information, e.g. L’Oréal will not have access to the identities of participants.

The protocol number is ACR_MYSH_23-05335.