HiMirror was named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards
Honoree for the launch of its new HiMirror Mini,
available in the United States in late summer 2018.
CES in Las Vegas offered a look at emerging beauty technology innovations that provide a view of the future. While the
concepts ranged from incremental
innovations to market-ready products
to blue-sky concepts, all of the
technology on display drew from key
drivers in the marketplace.
A Better UV Sensor
L’Oréal’s La Roche-Posay has
introduced UV Sense, a battery-free,
wearable UV sensor designed by Yves
Behar that collects individual UV
exposure level data.
The company’s earlier UV sensor, My
UV Patch, encouraged 34% of users to
apply sunscreen more often, while 37%
spent more time in the shade.
The UV Sense is smaller and has
longer wear than its predecessor. It also
generates real-time data to measure
exposure over time. The system can
store as much as three months of data,
is less than 2 mm thick and about 9
mm in diameter, and can be worn on
the thumbnail for up to two weeks.
Additional adhesives can allow the user
to reapply the sensor as needed.
The UV Sense is worn on the
thumbnail to guarantee optimal
sunlight measurements. It then feeds
the data via NFC-enabled technology
to an app, which is available on
iPhone and Android. There, the data
is analyzed and a sun exposure profile
generated, which provides the user
with sun-safety tips, like spending
more time in the shade or reapplying
UV Sense will be available on a
limited basis in the U.S. market for the
2018 summer season, with a global
launch following in 2019.
“L’Oréal research shows that
overexposure to UV rays is a top health
and beauty concern of consumers
worldwide,” said Guive Balooch, global
vice president of L’Oréal’s Technology
Incubator. “With this knowledge, we
set out to create something that blends
problem-solving technology with
human-centered design to reach even
more consumers who require additional
information about their UV exposure.”
3 Steps to Customized
Henkel Beauty Care has introduced
Skin, Makeup & Hair Tech Innovation Rule CES
the Schwarzkopf Professional
SalonLab, a digital ecosystem for
quantifying and customizing the hair
care experience using near-infrared
hair diagnostics and augmented reality
(AR) color consultations.
SalonLab’s technology can measure
hair condition and color at the
molecular level and generate data-
driven insights to provide customers
with personalized products and services.
The SalonLab Analyzer is a handheld
device that measures inner hair quality,
moisture level and true hair color
through the use of near-infrared and
visible light sensors. The data is then
analyzed by an algorithm to assist
hairdressers while providing clients
with personalized color and care
The AR-powered SalonLab
Consultant App allows hairdressers
to display the client’s hair diagnostic
results during a consultation and
provide a virtual preview of what a
color will look like on the client’s hair.
The SalonLab Customizer combines
ingredients and fragrances on-site and
on-demand based on a client’s hair
data. Products are then dispensed in
salon-sized portions or small bottles
with a personalized label printed
directly from the customizer.
The UV Sense from La Roche-Posay offers an easy-to-wear sensor
that generates safe sun care recommendations in real time.