Over the past few years, the world has witnessed massive strides in the evolution of game-changing technologies such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. It’s no surprise that big players in the beauty, cosmetics and skin care industries are moving towards being more tech conscious with the release of their products.
The main trends tech beauty trends for 2019 focus around customization and Personalization – using data and customer input to create products for a universe of one and designing performance materials and products using integrated forms of latest technology.
In this blog post, we will discuss five new technologies that are being incorporated into the world of beauty and taking the beauty and cosmetics industry to whole new heights in 2019.
THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY
TAKE ‘CATCHING RAYS’ TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
L’Oréal have their hands in the hi-tech beauty world for decades and their passion for combining advances in technology with emerging beauty trends has been hugely successful. In the video we can see the first battery-free wearable electronic UV sensor. This product was debuted at CES 2018 and follows in the footsteps of the My UV Patch.
What makes this product more appealing than it’s predecessor is how small it is. Its size allows the wearer to stick it onto their thumbnail, as it’s less than two millimeters thick and nine millimeters in diameter.
The patch is powered by your smartphone and activated by UVA and UVB exposure, and records sun exposure levels and sun-safety habits through a downloadable app. It’s battery-free, and can help expand your knowledge about excessive sun exposure and the proper tactics you should take to keep your skin protected.
“MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…”
While your average mirror won’t be able to tell you if you are using the correct moisturiser or lipgloss, the HiMirror can. This smart beauty mirror acts as your very own specialist skin consultant using a built-in camera that assesses different aspects of your skin: wrinkles, fine lines, clarity, dark circles, dark spots, red spots, and pores, to be exact. HiMirror’s exclusive 3D facial tracking system auto adjusts under head movements, identifies the problem areas, and offers personalized skincare methods just for you. This product has already seen wide success – proving that technology in beauty industries is trending across the world.
SCAN YOUR SKIN
The Neutrogena SkinScanner is a tool that you attach right to your phone’s camera to do what no consumer-level skin care tool has done before: look beneath the surface of your skin.
The finished product features a camera capable of skin imaging at a 30-times magnification level. That kind of imaging is, unsurprisingly, beyond even our mighty iPhone camera‘s capabilities. It provides the kind of (not-so-pretty) detail that, until now, we’d have had to schedule some expensive dermatologist FaceTime for.
The device completes its analysis in four simple steps. First, you take an up-close, face-forward selfie. Then, you turn the lens on your face and take three snapshots — of your forehead, chin, and cheek. The tool’s 12 high-powered lights, that aforementioned 30-times magnification lens, and highly accurate sensors scan the size and appearance of pores, the size and depth of fine lines and wrinkles, and the skin’s moisture levels, at a far deeper level than the eye can see. A moisture sensor delivers a score for the skin’s hydration level, too.
That data is then fed into a mobile app, which shows the user all of their personal stats — and those high-tech images.
BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP… SORT OF
Ever open up a packet to find that the sheet face mask you bought yourself as a treat, doesn’t actually FIT YOUR FACE? Yep, we’ve all been there, which is why Neutrogena invented it’s MaskiD that was debuted at CES in Las Vegas this year.
Through the iOS MaskiD app, users can create a face mask specific to their skins needs. The process begins with taking a photograph of their face. They can then choose different treatments to be 3D printed on the six areas of their mask – the forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose, nasolabial folds, and the chin.
SAY ‘BYE BYE’ TO PUNK PIMPLES
Everyone at one point or another has experienced the horrors of Cystic acne. Rooted deep in the skin caused by a combination of hormones and genetics, they are notoriously hard to get rid of. You have to go deep to fix the problem.
That is why micro needle pimple patches where designed – as a first line of defence against those pesky pimples. Here’s how they work: The small bandaid-like sticker spiked with hyaluronic acid are thinner than a hair follicle. Through these teeny, tiny pricks in the skin, the patch drives the active ingredients deep in to the skin.