The number of activities you can do with your smartphone is growing every day. The latest trend is the integration of beauty devices with specialized apps to improve the skincare routine and understand what your skin really needs.
The Foreo Company has a few options of integrated devices. The LUNA 3, and LUNA mini 3 uses the app to adjust the pulsation levels to obtain your preferred result. The app will propose some different cleansing treatments and tutorials on how to perform adequate massages with your device.
On a more technological side, the Foreo UFO and UFO mini have specialized masks that when previously scanned on the app, can start a defined program with changes in the spanning heat, cold, pulsations and light, according to the needs of the chosen treatment.
We can also mention the Luna fofo, which is both a skin analyzer and brush. It has dual sensors on the brush back and it will measure the skin’s hydration levels across four specific facial zones and deliver the results to the app. With that, customized cleansing programs will sync to the brush, providing a unique skincare routine.
The Korean company Lillycover has an innovative device, the Muilli that incorporates sensors and a personalized skincare routine. It has a 60 X magnification camera and very accurate sensors installed in the device, which measures the real time conditions of the skin redness, pores, wrinkles, oil and moisture balance. These results are sent to the app and customized skincare lines are recommended according to the results of skin diagnosis. The app considers environmental conditions, like humidity and UV index, and suggests the right products for the inside and outside of the skin. The Muilli also has a plasma massager, which may increase cosmetics absorption, sterilize, and improve skin aging signs.
About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.