L’Oréal’s La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor is launching today. It’s a clip-on sensor that works with an app to measure the wearer’s exposure to UV radiation (via Wired).
Wearable skincare technology is here with My Skin Track UV sensor. It clips onto your clothes and measures your exposure to UV radiation. This type of radiation is known to damage skin and can cause skin cancer. The sensor was designed in collaboration with Swiss industrial designer Yves Behar. It’s a product that started with My UV Patch, a UV-measuring sticker released in 2016.
This is a product straight out of L’Oréal’s Tech Incubator. Guive Balooch, head of the team, says:
We’re working on projects around personalized and precise beauty. Everything is just under the umbrella of technology, design, and how beauty can be at the center of that.
Interestingly, the sensor doesn’t rely on Bluetooth or a battery. When sunlight passes through a tiny window it hits an LED detector, and the photons are stored in a capacitor. The sensor then uses NFC to transfer this data to your phone.
The sensor will be sold in Apple retail stores and the company’s online store for US$59.95. The companion app is available for iOS and Android.