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Samsung's experimental smart skincare products will be shown off at CES 2017

Samsung plans to show off some experimental products at CES 2017 next week, including Lumini, a skin care scanner device that links with a smartphone app.

Published onDecember 27, 2016

Samsung will be showing off a number of experimental electronic devices next week at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One of them is called Lumini, a skin care scanner device that links with a smartphone app.

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The company says that Lumini can take a picture of a person’s face, which then analyzes the skin with its own program. That info is sent to a smartphone app, which can inform the owner of any skin problems and how to solve them. The app can even let people chat remotely with a dermatologist or a skincare specialist for even more ways to fix any problems, along with recommendations on any skin care products or makeup tips.

Lumini is part of Samsung’s C-Lab division that was formed in 2012 with the goal of fostering more innovative technology ideas. Aside from Lumini, the company will also show two more C-Lab projects at CES 2017. One is called Tag+, a kid-friendly connected button that can connect to toys or a smartphone app. The button can launch different features within a toy or app depending on how it is pressed and used.

The other C-Lab project is yet another skin care product, S-Skin. One part of the product is a microneedle patch designed to enter the skin to deliver effective ingredients and enhance absorption. The other part is a portable device created to measure the hydration, redness, and melanin of the skin while using LED lights to take care of a person’s skin.

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