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Connected Beauty 2018: Cosmetics of the future

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IoT and beauty have never done so well. Soon your bathroom and your entire home will be transformed into a real wellness laboratory customized for your needs. Connected health will undoubtedly be a subject we will be talking about for a long time in 2018. Well-being at home is becoming more democratic so that everyone can enjoy personalized and connected care. No more round trip to the health centers or the beautician. With the advent of home automation and connected home, your bathroom can be transformed into a connected cosmetics center.

Here is a top 5 of the best connected beauty objects to follow closely in 2018.

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ROMY Paris: a mini cosmetics laboratory connected to your home The company ROMY Paris had already caused a sensation with its first machine, Figure, released in 2016. This new version offers the same concept as his big sister: take care of your skin while respecting it. At first glance, it looks like a coffee machine, even taking up the idea of keeping the products in capsules. Each contains various cosmetic products ready to be applied. What really makes the creation of ROMY Paris interesting is its ability to anticipate the needs of the user. The machine analyzes in real time the environment, ranging from climate to sleep, passing through pollution. Connected Beauty requires, it offers its recommendations on the most effective products on your smartphone. If the technology remains the same, the device is more compact and less cumbersome. Unlike its predecessor, it can also be used by several people. Its price has not been announced, but the machine should be marketed by the end of the year.

CareOS: an operating system that turns your mirror into a connected beauty wizard “Mirror, my beautiful mirror, tell me who is the most beautiful”. You will soon really be able to ask this question using the CareOS operating system. Integrated into the surface of the mirror, we would make the latter a connected assistant for the bathroom. It will be able to display a lot of information, in particular personal. Indeed, the OS is seen as a hub that can be linked to other connected beauty objects. It could take into account the data of a scale or bracelets for example. Accompanied by a camera, he can analyze the skin or hair of the user to give him advice. The mirror also keeps in memory the last actions of the person, in order to take into account his habits. In addition to this information, the internet connection makes it possible to display videos on the surface. The company thinks in particular of the “make-up tutorials” for a greater comfort in the use of the councils. CareOS will not sell a physical product, but rather its system to companies interested in connected beauty. For now, its availability is scheduled for autumn 2018, without announcement of price.

L’Oreal: the UV Sense patch offers version 2.0 for 2018 L’Oreal’s UV Sense patch caused a sensation when it was released in 2016. It already made it possible to detect UV rays and to use this information in order to avoid too much exposure. If it had been created above all in the idea of helping one’s health, one should not neglect one’s interest in connected beauty. Everyone has ever had to suffer from an unsightly sunburn. If the first version of the product was unattractive, the second is particularly discreet. It now fits on a fingernail and it is no longer necessary to take a picture to recover the data. Without integrated battery (only connected object of the kind), the information is directly transmitted to the smartphone. A good way to find out when it’s time to put some sunscreen on. Available this summer for 40 dollars in the US, the patch will be accessible to all connoisseurs of beauty from 2019.

Neutrogena: skin 360 turns your smartphone into a connected beauty scanner In partnership with the company Fitskin, Neutrogena has created a skin scanner that works with a smartphone. The machine installs on the camera and uses multiple LEDs, sensors and lenses that can zoom in thirty times. Many data are thus recovered, allowing an in-depth analysis by the dedicated application. With the information collected, a note is attributed to the condition of the skin, in addition to tips to improve it. The Skin 360 even offers objectives to accomplish and shows their evolution (or degradation). The more data the machine accumulates, the more precise it will be in its advice. The scanner will be available in the United States later this year for $ 49.99.

Euveka: a connected mannequin that adapts to the needs of fashion designers Connected beauty is not just about skin and cosmetics. Clothing is also important. In this area, the French company Euveka is realizing the dream of every couturier. The company develops a manikin whose form can evolve according to the needs. The technologies used allow a biomimetic rendering, that is to say, that perfectly mimics the human body. The morphology, the age or the pathologies, everything can be taken into account in the software Mirror. Perfect for classic sewing and especially tailor-made, especially since the adaptation should take only 30 seconds. Currently tested by professionals, no price or release date have been announced for this model.

HiMirror and Kohler: two companies for two smart and connected mirrors It seems that connected beauty can not do without a reflection. After the operating system of CareOS that can be integrated, HiMirror and Kohler each offer a mirror. In the case of the first, we remain in known terrain since it is the “mini” version of version 1.0. Much less bulky than the first product, its camera still allows a thorough analysis of the face. It detects dark circles, black spots or redness, and gives tips to stop it. The HiMirror Mini also incorporates Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent assistant for giving voice commands. This element is the common point with the “Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror” of the company Kohler. Verdera mirrors already existed before, but now they are smart. A microphone is now included, allowing to activate the lights to the voice and to control their intensity. In order to improve the comfort of use, sensors are also present to be guided in the dark. This product is visibly made to be central in the Kohler bathroom range, from shower to faucet. No price or release date has been revealed for this mirror, just like for the HiMirror Mini.

Henkel: with Schwarzkopf the cosmetics of the future integrates hairdressing salons Despite its 140-year history, Henkel does not hesitate to renew itself. In the field of connected beauty, it’s impossible not to think of specialized salons. With her Schwarzkopf, she brings the hairstyle into a new era with her “Professional SalonLab”. The different machines that compose it make it possible to analyze the hair via sensors. Connected to an application, the machine transmits the data in order to have all the information at hand. On this one, it is also possible to have a preview of a color much more realistic than with the current apps. By taking all this data into account, the machines also create a personalized shampoo in 30 seconds. At the moment, 128 combinations are available. The company has not announced a release date for the moment, nor a price for these connected beauty products.

Skintuition: the creation of Cambridge Consultants continues to evolve in IoT and beauty The Skintuition application already allowed to recommend specific products according to the light and the complexion. Cambridge Consultant has presented an evolution of its creation. Thanks to a device attached to the camera of the smartphone, it will now be possible to take into account much more data. Acne and dryness, as well as the effects of aging will now be measured. The objective of the application is to advise you on the products to recover and use, while indicating your “progress”. It can even be programmed to redeem automatically to never be short. The company could therefore associate with brands to build customer loyalty.


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