Today, wellness apps are designed to deliver customized advice, tailored regimens and concierge services to simplify and streamline health goals and beauty regimens. CEW’s Beauty Insider rounded up a handful of apps that are transforming mobile devices into personal wellness consultants.


Tag line: Personalized health and wellness, delivered to you.

What it is: Reme is an on-demand health and wellness app that delivers wellness therapy, such as custom massages, stretch and IV Drip Hydration to the door of their customers. The app serves as a personal concierge, scheduling treatment experts to arrive at customers’ homes, offices or hotels within an hour. Reme app also makes it possible to book treatments up to 48 hours in advance. The app is currently available in Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego), and is launching in more markets in 2018.

Special features: Reme provides IV infusions with essential fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and antioxidants to remedy a variety of conditions, including dehydration, lack of energy, and aid hangovers. When clients order the Drip Hydration, a registered nurse arrives at customers’ doors within an hour. IV services range from $199 to $399.

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Tag line: Your personalized wrinkle doctor.

What it is: Rynkl uses artificial intelligence to track signs of aging using a series of algorithms that analyze changes in facial features. Users take weekly or daily selfies, and the app pinpoints existing wrinkles, as well as lines that are beginning to form. By considering biomarkers of facial aging (as well as the youthfulness of the user’s face to a comparative age group), Rynkl evaluates existing skin care regimens and enables users to find products that work optimally on their skin.

Special features: Rynkl objectively evaluates the efficacy of facial treatments by charting users’ progress. This is especially helpful as it is often difficult to tell if a product is actually working or not.
App cost: Free

Tag line: Your online dermatologist.

What it is: Spruce app users can consult online with board-certified U.S. dermatologists. After downloading the Spruce app, users answer a series of questions about their skin and the reason for their online visit. They can then choose a dermatologist from Spruce’s network (bios are provided for each doctor). Within 24 hours of securely submitting photos and information to a board-certified U.S. dermatologist, users receive a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. An online visit includes 30 days of follow-up care, with the ability to message the consulted doctor. Spruce is currently available in 15 states. Dermatologists can diagnose and treat a range of skin conditions including acne, anti-aging, male hair loss, rash, eczema, psoriasis, bug bites and stings. Doctors on Spruce are practicing U.S. dermatologists from top medical schools. Online visits cost $40 (compared to the $100+ average cost of an in-person dermatologist appointment). The app is HIPAA compliant.

Special features: Spruce provides a platform for care beyond the four walls of the exam room, including omni-channel communication with dermatologists (text, email, video, web-chat, in-app chat).

App cost: Free


Tag line: The sun Zapp sun protection app.

What it is: SunZapp was created by scientists with funding from the National Cancer Institute. The app uses skin type, location, environmental conditions, clothing worn by the user, sunscreen and use of shade, and combines it with hour-by-hour UV Index forecast to provide real-time sun protection advice. The app sends reminders to (re)apply sunscreen, alerts users when UV levels and sunburn risks are high, and recommends simple actions to be sun safe.

Special features: The Pro version of the app lets users track multiple people at once, or plan for a trip up to five days in advance.

App cost: Free


Tag line: One-tap sleep tracking.

What it is: The SleepBot lets users track their sleep and gain a comprehensive view of their shuteye over time. When on the cusp of sleep, users ‘punch in’ on their phone or online. While asleep, the phone automatically silences, turns on airplane mode and turns off music. When the alarm goes off in the morning, the SleepBot automatically ‘punches out’. Users can then view and share their statistics from their mobile device.

Special features: The SleepBot records sound (useful for sleep talkers) and charts movement, using the picture it gains over time to assess sleep cycles and determine ideal wakeup time.
App cost: Free

Happy Not Perfect
Tag line: Changing the way we look after our minds.

What it is: Founded by British T.V. host Poppy Jamie, Happy Not Perfect’s team is made up of scientists, life coaches, therapists, breathing specialists and designers whose mission is to give users the tools to feel calm, balanced and refreshed. The millennial-minded app’s mission is to make mindfulness accessible to individuals who may be succumbing to the omni-pressures of everyday life. Users begin with a 30-second breath exercise. Other app steps include a gratitude journal, a mind game (to distract from stress or energy-sapping thoughts), the ability to send a complimentary message to a friend or family member, as well as access to a library of more than 250 guided meditation tracks.
Special features: Founder Poppy recently joined the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors thanks to her ability to connect with millennials and help alleviate stress and anxiety amongst that demographic.

App cost: Free