Monday, 12 January 2015

New Cutting-Edge Home Beauty Gadget Gets Under Your Skin to Reveal its Health


If high-tech home beauty gadgets are your thing, then prepare to be very excited indeed! Arriving within the next few months is a new device that will enable you to assess the health of your skin - from the comfort of your own sofa!

The OKU Skin Health Sensor is a tiny handheld cube equipped with an optical scanner. You place it on the surface of your skin and it will look into the layers underneath.  If you’ve ever had a Visia or similar professional skin analysis done, then you’ll be familiar with the idea behind it. Check out my Visia analysis here.

The OKU takes a snapshot of your skin and analyses it. It will then factor in any lifestyle information you entered into the accompanying OKU app (downloaded on to your smartphone - initially iPhone), before giving you a "SkinScore". This score will give you an idea of how healthy your skin is, as well as flag up areas for improvement.




The app will give a personalised assessment of wrinkles, moisture levels, texture, pigmentation and so on. It will also offer advice on diet and lifestyle, as well as suggest products and improvements to your regime to fix specific skin issues. The product bit intrigues me - it’s not clear currently if the app will recommend particular products and brands, or something more generic.

What’s exciting about this device/app combo is that it could potentially provide us with the best home tool yet for assessing skincare efficacy. Currently this is very difficult to do. A lot of us rely on before and after shots, and/or anecdotal evidence, to work out whether a particular product has delivered results or not. Although, of course, there are many factors contributing to overall skin health, not least diet, exercise and the amount of sleep we get a night!

The OKU generated a huge amount of interest from the techie crowd at last week’s CES Expo in Las Vegas, where it was previewed. It is available to pre-order at a launch price of $249.95 (normally $299.95), and is due to ship in Spring. More info here.

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16 comments

  1. I am certainly very excited about this ap. My wrinkles need to go.

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  2. OOh now I am liking the sound of this, though not the price so much x

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  3. oh wow this sounds fantastic im thinking i may ned one

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  4. wow sounds like an interesting gadget although a little expensive for me.

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  5. interesting but a bit too expensive for me! Then again give it ten years and I will be screaming "take my money" either way it sounds very interesting to me! X

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  6. Oh, wow, that product sounds really helpful, especially when you take into consideration of the fact that your skin can tell you a lot about the state of your health.

    By the way, I'm having a fun little giveaway with a few goodies from Bath & Body Works (and a One Direction Makeup palette, hahaha). I hope that you'll participate! ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. Thanks for the giveaway heads up. I've entered :)

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  7. Oh Tracey- this is right up my alley- so gonna check it out! Anything that is cutting edge! Skin care is just such an obsession of mine and I want the best and newest! Thank you so much for sharing my dear! Have a fabulous day my friend from the UK!;-) xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. It's brilliant isn't it. Only thing is I don't have an iPhone! I'm an Android person,as in the mobile network, lol! I'm going to find out about their Anroid situation. Tx

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  8. Sounds like a good app! I just love what technology is doing for my world! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  9. I am very interested in this, but hope the price will come down x

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    1. Yep, agree with you about the price. Fingers crossed. Tx

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  10. This sounds amazing. Maybe we should chip in and share one!?

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