The IoT and beauty have never done so well. Soon your bathroom and your entire home will be transformed into a real personalized wellness laboratory for your needs.Smart health will undoubtedly be a subject we will be talking about for a long time in 2019. What are best smart beauty devices of 2019?
Home well-being is being democratized 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 are best smart beauty devices of 2019 to follow
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, 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 thanks to the CareOS operating system. Integrated in the surface of the mirror, we would make the latter a connected assistant for the bathroom. He will be able to post a lot of information, including personal information. 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 the 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 “make-up tutorials” for greater comfort in the use of advice. CareOS will not sell a physical product, but rather its system to companies interested in connected beauty.
L’Oréal: the UV Sense patch offers version 2.0
L’Oréal’s UV Sense patch caused a sensation when it was released in 2016. It already detected UV rays and used this information to avoid exposing itself to excessive 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), information is directly transmitted to the smartphone. A good way to find out when it’s time to put some sunscreen on. Available at a price of 40 dollars in the USA, 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 is available in the United States later this year for $ 49.99.
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 territory 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 they are now becoming intelligent. 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 obviously meant 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 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 various 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 smartphone’s camera, it will now be possible to take into account even 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.
Foreo: the UFO connected beauty mask
In less than 24 hours, Foreo’s Kickstarter connected beauty project is already a success. At the time of writing, he has already exceeded 400,000 euros in donations. The product that has lifted the crowds is an intelligent and connected skincare mask. It is a therapy combining LED lights, cryotherapy, thermotherapy and T-Sonic pulsations. These cloth masks are composed of microfibers infused with fruit extracts of oils and water of flowers. If this product finds its place in the innovation show, it is primarily thanks to its connection to smartphones. Indeed, some of its features can be activated via an application. It allows in particular to control the pulsations, brightness and temperature produced by the UFO. It is also preprogrammed for certain situations, depending on the desired effects. This connected beauty mask will be available in two versions by the end of its Kickstarter from 179 euros. It will be at this price of an entry-level model, the “superior” version being sold for 279 euros.