Tech Innovation

The democratisation of injectables in beauty has seen huge focus on the role of practitioners, but little focus on the lasting impact these procedures have on body image and ideals in society [Getty Images]

Why beauty ‘tweakments’ could be a cause for concern – Review

By Kacey Culliney

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers are rising in popularity, but practitioners and the wider beauty industry must be aware of the long-term impacts to body image these can create on a societal level, say researchers.

As the digital world continues to evolve, so too do opportunities in working with virtual influencers and computer-generated humans [Getty Images]

Special Edition: BEAUTY 4.0 – THE MAKING OF DIGITAL, TECH-LED CATEGORY

A virtual influencer future? This is a ‘super innovative space’, says WGSN

By Kacey Culliney

The influencer evolution race is on, with computer-generated alternatives fiercely engaging and exciting audiences within the blurred realms of reality and digital. And there's great promise, as consumers start to dismiss traditional influencer models,...

Beauty tech 2022 trends from Mintel include metaverse, NFTs, blockchain and device innovation

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The future of beauty tech? The metaverse, NFTs and blockchain, says Mintel

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty tech is developing at a fast pace and there are plentiful opportunities for brands to play into this space, from smart consumer devices to metaverse engagement and blockchain for traceability, says Andrew McDougall, director of BPC at Mintel.

The technology enables facial images to be analysed for acne type and location which can then be used to recommend products and services and create skin treatment plans [Getty Images]

Spot search: L’Oréal files patent for acne imaging tech

By Kacey Culliney

International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a method to localise and identify different types of acne using a deep-learning image processing digital system that can be linked to e-commerce product and service recommendations.

L'Oréal beauty tech innovation targets consumer devices, social commerce and digital footprint

Big Brand Talks - In Conversation with Today's Beauty Leaders

L’Oréal exec: Beauty tech can solve the ‘big data challenge’

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty has plenty of opportunities to employ cutting-edge technologies to improve consumer services and supply chains, but these innovations can also simplify very large data sets and manage complexities across businesses, says the marketing head of L’Oréal...