Can devices such as wearables improve skin care?

People are getting more used to having access to lots of data. Data is everywhere, if it is properly captured and managed we can understand and predict a wide variety of information and routines. 

Wearables are an easy example where data is generated by an individual, then, is extracted and can be shown as fat loss, or heart rate among others. But, what if we could apply this technology in order to understand the ph levels of our skin, or the appearance of skin pigmentation? 

In our last post, “Digital innovation in cosmetics”, we mentioned that personalization and digitalization are the hot topics nowadays. Well, enabling sensors and optics that can analyze your skin condition and perform personalized recommendations is the next step in skin care. 

The skin is the outer layer of our body, therefore is constantly exposed to external agents. It is a changing barrier. A very interesting emergent application is the usage of sensored tattoos to analyze skin properties such as: hydration, levels of electrolytes concentrations, body temperature… This wearable could be connected and perform routines and products recommendations based on these data.

A wide variety of  wearables and other devices can be used in order to have a deeper knowledge of skin conditions. However, the development of these is still at very early stages, more precise and effective treatments have yet to be delivered to the final customers. Other inconvenient is that usually cosmetic companies do not have enough technological background to develop this kind of solutions. Here is where companies such as Idneo can offer an added value and customized solutions. Concretely, Engine, can perform from the concept viability evaluation to the design of the product or service the customer wants to deliver to their targeted client.