L’Oréal’s newest prototype detects wearers’ skin pH levels

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L’Oréal is continuing to invest in tech, and today at CES, the company introduced its newest wearable prototype that detects skin pH levels. L’Oréal says varying skin pH levels can cause inflammatory skin conditions, like eczema and dryness. The company wants dermatologists to use this new device’s data to create health plans while also empowering users to learn about their own skin.

Wearers place the device on their inner arm and leave it there for between five and 15 minutes, however long it takes for those two dots to take on color. They then have to open the My Skin Track pH app on their phone and take a picture of it. (Those dots can assess sweat biomarkers like pH, glucose, lactate, chloride, as well as local sweat loss and sweat…

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