Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) Starts with Over a Billion Skin Data Points
When it comes to taking care of the skin on your face perhaps AI is not the first thing that comes to mind. But yes, AI can now be part of your skincare routine for a reasonable price of $250 every three months. We came across an interesting article from mashable.com about a company that has instituted AI into mapping your face, going through the data, and then recommending a product or two from Revea.
Revea started as a brick-and-mortar store in San Francisco.
Revea started by using hyperspectral imaging technology (HSI) to look deep into your skin. From there, the company analyzes your skin to “map” your skin’s unique biology and create a personalized treatment plan specifically for you.
Sound cool? That’s because it is. Revea uses AI to connect the dots between your skin’s data and the perfect skincare routine for you, so instead of relying on guesswork—or oversimplified skin types like dry, normal, oily, or combination — you get a truly personalized skincare recommendation.
The writer starts with her own skin regimen :
Over the last few years, I’ve done a deep dive into all things skincare. Turning 30 does that to you — one day, all you need for glowing skin is a splash of water and some moisturizer, and the next you’re looking dull, dry, and splotchy just because you stayed up an extra hour the night before. Without the extra income to afford regular trips to the dermatologist or an aesthetician, however, most of my skincare journey has been based on trial and error. I’ve spent countless hours scrolling through TikTok and Reddit, I’ve tried lengthy Korean beauty routines, and — while I’ve had some luck finding my own “holy grail” products—most of what I’m doing is still guessing.
How does it work?
Revea’s new skincare app starts by using your phone’s camera to do a free “skincare diagnosis.” The process is simple, and it takes less than a minute to follow the on-screen instructions to do the scan. Users start with clean, fresh skin, stand in good lighting, and hold the camera in front of their faces while slowly rotating it right and left to complete the scan. The app even gives suggestions on how to improve lighting, how close you should be to your phone, and how far you should move your face to get an accurate scan.
Revea uses AI technology to search through its database, which was created by analyzing over 1 billion skin data points and 30,000 unique skin profiles, to scan your skin and identify any issues or areas of concern that need to be addressed before recommending a personalized skincare routine that can be delivered straight to your door.
The writer of this piece, RJ Anderson had plenty of nice things to say about the products. And some “less than impressed” things as well. But since it had only been put to work on the writer for two weeks it was too early to determine the results of the personalized products that were purchased.
read more at mashable.com