DECEMBER 2018

Courtesy of L'Oréal USA

La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV

The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor – the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure that can seriously damage your skin and potentially cause skin cancer – is designed to clip onto your clothes or bag, and it relies on NFC rather than Bluetooth to transmit its data. The sensor measures individual UV levels and a companion app tracks your exposure to pollution, pollen, and humidity. The sensor measures both UVA and UVB rays and provides instant status updates while storing up to three months of data. The battery-free sensor is activated by the sun and powered by the user’s smartphone using near-field communication. It relays stored data to its accompanying app through an easy single-touch function: users simply tap My Skin Track UV against their smartphone to update the app. In addition to extensive UV data, the app—which seamlessly integrates with Apple HealthKit—provides insights into humidity, pollen, and pollution levels. The discreet wearable sensor is 12mm wide and 6mm high, waterproof, and has a sturdy wire clip that can conveniently attach to clothing or accessories.

Courtesy of L’Oréal USA

My Skin Track UV was co-developed with skincare brand La Roche-Posay which works closely with dermatologists to develop safe and effective skin care products for patients worldwide. In 2016, La Roche-Posay and L’Oréal launched the first-ever stretchable skin sensor to monitor UV exposure, My UV Patch. Ensuring consumer studies showed a resulting increase in sun-safe behaviors, with 34 percent of participants applying sunscreen more often and 37 percent seeking shade more frequently.