Las Vegas – The beauty conglomerate has launched a new wearable that uses microfluidics technology to measure the pH level of the user’s skin.
My Skin Track pH comprises a patch sensor that is worn on the arm for up to 15 minutes and a supporting app that uses an algorithm to compute skin pH and rate of perspiration. From this data, the app will suggest skincare products to help alleviate complaints such as dryness and eczema. The patch was revealed earlier this week at CES 2019, where L’Oréal received the Innovation Award for the Wearable Technology Products category.
According to dermatologists, pH is an important indicator of skin health, with healthy skin falling in the slightly acidic range between 4.5 and 5.5. But inflammation and environmental factors can cause a pH imbalance, exacerbating many common skin concerns.
L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator has already developed a number of high-tech wearables, including My UV Patch. As explored in our At-home Analysis microtrend, brands in the beauty sector are creating diagnostic tools that inform consumers about their specific skincare needs.