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DIY Goes High-Tech With Beauty Gizmos

Machines to create skin care and fragrance at home are coming out of Europe.

While some are taking a grassroots approach to beauty, whipping up concoctions in the privacy of their own homes during the crisis, there’s a high-tech faction, too. Such folk aren’t taking out their mixing bowls, avocado and honey to whisk together a mask the old-fashion way. Rather, they are turning to machines that create made-to-measure beauty products and fragrances.

Here’s a selection of some recent gizmos coming out of Europe.


Duolab is a machine that makes personalized, preservative-free skin care using a range of capsules and a diagnostic tool. It’s from a L’Occitane Group start-up.


With HyLab, by Romy, people can choose their base and encapsulated active ingredients — with the help of an app — to make more than 1,000 different skin-care combinations.

HyLab Courtesy Photo

Scent Creator

Scent Creator is a speedy app-connected device allowing people to concoct their own perfumes. It’s from the bespoke beauty brand Noustique, born from a joint venture between Puig and BSH Hausgeräte GmbH.

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Scent Creator
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BeautyMix is a blender coming with recipes to create natural face-care products, hygiene products, hair care and makeup.

BeautyMix Courtesy Photo