This Wearable Sensor Is Basically a Dermatologist in Your Pocket

By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
This Wearable Sensor Is Basically a Dermatologist in Your Pocket

We have a love hate relationship with sunscreen — I mean, who doesn’t? Every morning, we dutifully lather sunscreen onto our faces, or at the very least, apply a tinted moisturizer or foundation with SPF. But without a trip to the dermatologist to critique our hard-earned results from our daily rituals, it’s hard to tell how we’re doing, or how we can be protecting our skin even more efficiently. We’re happy to report that the answer to every single one of your personalized skin care questions officially exists and unlike a session with youractual dermatologist, it can be easily picked up in your nearest Apple store or We present to you: the world’s first battery-free wearable, waterproof electronic device to measure skin exposure — nearly as legit as the derm.

The sensor, created by La Roche-Posay, made its debut for the first time at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show back in January and now it’s officially available to skin care and beauty lovers everywhere. In addition to measuring your personal UVA and UVB exposure, the sensor will also track pollution, pollen and humidity information based on your environment. You can check out all of these tracking stats in the My Skin Track UV app which will conveniently sync with your wearable sensor. Using your information, the app will give you personalized tips and skin care recommendations to help improve your daily regimen and impress your friend with your skin care knowledge.

“Our research has long indicated the need for better consumer understanding of personal UV exposure,” said Guive Balooch, Global Vice President and Head of L'Oréal’s Technology Incubator. “We created this battery-free sensor to seamlessly integrate into the lives, and daily routines, of those using it. We hope the launch of this problem-solving technology makes it easier for people to make smart, sun-safe choices.”

The device comes with a clip to conveniently (and discreetly, if that’s your goal) attach to your accessories or clothes. Get it here for $59.95 and prepare to never take it off.

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