Innovations in beauty tech continue at breakneck speed. Here’s two more that will improve your life.
TRACK & FIELD
Two years after the launch of La Roche-Posay’s free My UV Patch—a wearable skin sensor that monitored your sun exposure by changing colour—comes UV Sense. It’s batteryfree and small enough to be worn on a thumbnail, where it will receive optimal sunlight and send all the data to the accompanying app that will tell you when you’re getting UV exposure— in the hope that you’ll either apply/ reapply sunscreen or just seek shade. Look for it in 2019, when it will be released globally.
Despite their seemingly unending popularity, sheet masks are not the most user-friendly treatment; they’re cold, wet and messy, and they rarely fit well. Intent on improving that experience is Foreo UFO ($349)—a handheld device that comes with two kinds of circular serum-soaked sheet masks that clip onto the gadget—billed as the first “smart mask treatment.” As you glide it over your face, the 90-second procedure begins with heat (to open up pores), is followed by three types of LED light (red for building collagen, green for brightening and blue for killing acne bacteria) and Foreo’s trademarked T-sonic pulsations and finishes with cold to seal the ingredients in.