By  on December 15, 2017

TOKYO — Shiseido is entering the IoT realm. Aiming to provide customers with fully personalized skin care that automatically adjusts based on conditions at any given time, the Japanese beauty company will start beta trials of a new system next spring.

The skin-care system, called Optune, uses a specially developed machine and a dedicated smartphone app to cater products to specific skin-care needs. Customers take a photo of their skin using their phones, and the app analyzes the skin’s condition at that exact moment. It also factors in temperature, humidity levels, mood and menstrual cycle. The data is then sent to the machine, called Optune Zero, via the cloud. Optune Zero is loaded cartridges filled with skin-care products. The machine uses unique algorithms to analyze the data from the app and to determine the best serum and moisturizer combination from over 1,000 available patterns. The serum and moisturizer are dispensed directly from the machine.

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