How It Works

HOW SKIN TYPE SOLUTIONS WORKS

STEP BY STEP

We are a selling methodology—not a skincare brand.

  • SKIN TYPING

    The Skin Type Solutions Questionnaire precisely determines a patient's skin type.

  • INVENTORY

    Skin Type Solutions is your sole point of contact for ordering all skincare brands included in the system.

  • STORE INSTALLATION

    We help create a customized store display to fit your practice’s unique design.

  • FRANCHISEE FEES

    Pay a low one-time initial fee and never pay a fee again. There are no other royalty, renewal or otherwise ongoing fees—ever.

  • STS APPROVED

    All products in the Skin Type Solutions system are independently tested to be efficacious, contain the proper ingredients (and no counterproductive ingredients) and matched to the appropriate skin type.

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The 16 Baumann Skin Types

  • DSPT

  • skintype1

    Dry, sensitive, pigmented and tight.

    This dry skin type is characterized by recurrent skin inflammation and an uneven skin tone. The DSPT skincare regimen should treat the dryness and inflammation first, and then proceed to treat the pigmentation. Laser and light treatments may be used.

  • DSNT

  • skintype2

    Dry, sensitive, non-pigmented, tight.

    Skin dryness is the predominant characteristic of this skin type that also suffers from episodes of inflammation. DSNTs enjoy an even skin tone and wrinkles are minimal or not present. Oils that contain linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids should be added to the diet.

  • DSPW

  • skintype3

    Dry, sensitive, pigmented and wrinkle prone.

    This dry skin type is exhibits recurrent skin inflammation, uneven skin tone and a propensity to wrinkle. DSPWs need a skincare regimen to treat the pigmentation and wrinkles without worsening the dryness and inflammation.

  • DSNW

  • skintype4

    Dry, sensitive, non-pigmented, and wrinkle prone.

    Skin dryness and inflammation and are the predominant characteristics of this skin type. DSNWs enjoy an even skin tone but are more prone to develop wrinkles. Regimens should include barrier repair moisturizers, retinoids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

  • OSTP

  • skintype5

    Oily, sensitive, pigmented and tight.

    This skin type suffers from bouts of inflammation and an uneven skin tone. This skin type is less vulnerable to wrinkles than other types because of increased skin pigmentation that protects the skin from aging and from the antioxidants naturally found in the skin’s oil (sebum).

  • OSNT

  • skintype6

    Oily, sensitive, pigmented and wrinkle prone.

    This skin type is characterized by oiliness and inflammation. OSNTs are less vulnerable to wrinkles because the antioxidant rich sebum has a protective effect. This skin type will probably get easier as you get older if you practice good lifestyle habits.

  • OSPW

  • skintype7

    Oily, sensitive, pigmented and wrinkle prone.

    OSPWs have skin inflammation, uneven pigment and a tendency to wrinkle. The skin’s natural oil provides some antioxidant protection but it is not enough to protect this vulnerable skin type. It is crucial that this skin type follow a consistent daily regimen for best results.

  • OSNW

  • skintype8

    Oily, sensitive, non-pigmented, and wrinkle prone.

    OSNWs have inflammation and are vulnerable to skin aging. High levels of antioxidants in the skin’s natural oil may help prevent some of the skin’s aging, but retinoids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients should be used in the daily skincare regimen.

  • ORPT

  • skintype9

    Oily, resistant, pigmented and tight.

    This skin type is less vulnerable to wrinkles and irritation than other types, but daily sunscreen is needed to promote an even skin tone. ORPTs need products with higher concentrations of active ingredients to even skin tone.

  • ORNT

  • skintype10

    Oily, resistant, non-pigmented and tight.

    This skin type is produces an adequate or excessive amount of oil (sebum). Sebum contains high levels of vitamin E which has a strong anti-aging component. ORNTs enjoy an even skin tone and a lower risk of skin aging. ORNTs may not need a daily moisturizer.

  • ORPW

  • skintype11

    Oily, resistant, pigmented and wrinkle prone.

    This skin type is characterized by an uneven skin tone and a tendency to wrinkle. Although the skins’ natural oil (sebum) helps prevent aging, this skin type should add antioxidants to the diet and skincare regimen. ORPWs need products with higher concentrations of active ingredients.

  • ORNW

  • skintype12

    Oily, resistant, non-pigmented, and wrinkle prone.

    Although this skin type has a tendency to wrinkle, it wrinkles less than dry skin types because of the protective sebum which is rich in antioxidants. ORNWs need strong ingredients such as retinoids and hydroxy acids to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.

  • DRPT

  • skintype13

    Dry, resistant, pigmented and tight.

    This skin type is less vulnerable to wrinkles and irritation than other types, but daily sunscreen is needed to promote an even skin tone. ORPTs need products with higher concentrations of active ingredients to even skin tone.

  • DRNT

  • skintype14

    Dry, resistant, non-pigmented and tight.

    Skin dryness is the predominant characteristic of this skin type that enjoys an even skin tone and minimal wrinkling. Exfoliating ingredients, moisturizers and a daily SPF of 15+ are recommended. Foaming cleansers should be avoided.

  • DRPW

  • skintype15

    Dry, resistant, pigmented and wrinkle prone.

    Skin dryness, uneven pigmentation and susceptibility to wrinkles are the predominant characteristics of the DRPW skin type. Skincare regimens should include daily SPF, antioxidants, retinoids, moisturizers, alpha hydroxy acids and ingredients to even skin tone.

  • DRNW

  • skintype16

    Dry, resistant, non-pigmented, and wrinkle prone.

    This skin type enjoys an even skin tone but is more prone to develop dryness and wrinkles. Skincare regimens should include an antioxidant and SPF 15+ daily and nightly retinoids. Good lifestyle habits are encouraged and antioxidants should be added to the diet.

CUSTOMIZATION FOR YOUR PRACTICE: We work closely with you to meet your practice’s unique needs and wants.