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Wearable Technology from MC10 & L’Oréal Revolutionizes Skincare

Thursday, May 18, 2017   • Posted by Erika Vázquez

A recent New York Times article explored the cutting-edge beauty and self-care products being developed at L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator.

Partnering with academics and entrepreneurs around the world, the incubator’s Global Vice President Guive Balooch and his 26-person team work together to stay on the forefront of the beauty industry — specifically, “where beauty and technology meet.”

Among the projects featured in the New York Times article was My UV Patch, the result of a collaboration between MC10 and L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator. My UV Patch is available through L’Oréal’s La Roche-Posay skincare brand.

My UV Patch is a first-of-its-kind, transparent stretchable skin sensor consumers can use to monitor and measure their exposure to UV rays. The thin peel-and-stick patch can be affixed anywhere on the body and contains photosensitive dyes that change color based on the level of sun exposure it receives.

Using the accompanying mobile app, consumers can take a photo of the patch and receive up-to-date data on their levels of UV exposure. With My UV Patch, consumers can gain a better understanding of the effects sun exposure and UV rays have on their own skin.

We at MC10 have enjoyed the opportunity to partner with L’Oréal and continue our never-ending pursuit of leveraging wearable technology to improve human health.