THE WHAT? After four years of joint research with MIT, AmorePacific has announced the launch of what it is claiming to be the world’s first chip-less, wireless, wearable electronic skin (e-skin) that is sweatproof and is capable of continuously monitoring skin changes over long periods of time.
THE DETAILS As a result, the K-beauty behemoth has developed an ultra0thin patch patterned with artificial human sweat ducts to prevent skin irritation and for long-term wearability, that can support skin monitoring and data transmission without batteries or circuit chips.
THE WHY? Park Young-Ho, Head of AmorePacific’s R&I Center, explains, “What kickstarted this research was a question nagging one of our researchers while on a flight, wondering whether it would be possible to accurately measure how dry and sensitive our skin gets at 35,000ft. This remarkable scientific achievement has played a major role in raising the bar in skin research, with findings and ongoing data that will help us develop new products across all our brands, including Sulwhasoo, enabling us to provide customers around the world with the most scientifically advanced beauty products and skin solutions.”