L’Oréal’s UV-Sensing Wearable Fits On A Fingernail And Tracks Users’ Sun Exposure

L’Oréal’s UV-Sensing Wearable Fits On A Fingernail And Tracks Users’ Sun Exposure
Merchandising & Curation

The mini sensor that could pass as nail art connects to a mobile app that provides extensive sun exposure details, helping users optimize their skin health

Todd Neikirk
  • 26 june 2018

While people today are very conscious of their exposure to UV rays, recent research has been showing that some sun exposure promotes healthy vitamin D levels. To help people get the optimal amount of sun exposure, L’Oréal created a solution in the form of a sensor that can fit on wearers’ fingernails and track how many rays they’ve caught.

The wearable tech device is called UV Sense and will be released under L’Oréal’s brand La Roche Posay. The electronic sensor connects to a smartphone app and gives the wearer details about UV radiation and exposure. UV Sense was designed in L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, the producer responsible for items like the Makeup Genius app, which lets people try different looks using a smartphone camera, and an in-store device that scans the skin to create custom foundations.

Now the beauty retail giant has created a nail product that is aesthetically pleasing yet also practical, helping people concerned for cosmetic or health reasons monitor their sun exposure and support skin health. L’Oréal has established itself as one of the forerunners of beauty tech, and this sensor only continues to provide customers creative and innovative ways to pursue health and beauty. The UV Sense will be released globally in 2019.


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