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Why did I build this web app?

Last summer, my skin broke out for the first time.

Since my first breakout, I spent a good amount of time finding and researching the right products to make my acne go away. It was irritating when the products that I bought would not work for my skin. After reading many reviews on Amazon and talking to my friends, I realized that I wasn’t the only person struggling to find the right skincare products.

This is why I decided to build Bye Bye Acne, (originally) an iOS App that would help those suffering from acne like me (80% of the world aged between 11 to 30) save time in finding the right skincare products.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I unfortunately lost all the code for the iOS App before I could publish it to the app store.

I didn’t give up. Wanting to try something new, I decided to turn Bye Bye Acne from an iOS app into a web app. Here is the initial design for the app (built with Balsamiq)

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For the implementation, I first played around with React, Redux, and Flask, but I settled down with plain old HTML, CSS, and JQuery to publish a quick prototype.

Here’s what the final product looks like:

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Please check out the app at and let me know if you have any feedback, good or bad.