L’Oréal launches AI-powered spot-scanning tech
L’Oréal skincare brand& La Roche-Posay& is launching the first spot-diagnosis tool engineered by artificial intelligence to provide skin diagnosis and recommendations for spot and acne-prone skin.
The free Spotscan tool, available on Boots.com, contains extensive data sourced by dermatologists, including more than 6,000 dermatologist patient photos of all ethnicities, sourced and graded by acne experts.
Using an iPhone or Android device, Spotscan will take three images of the user’s condition. The user will receive their grade and a total count of the number of blackheads, inflammatory spots and brown marks left by spots.
Following this the tool will educate with tailored skincare advice as well as La Roche-Posay product recommendations based on their skin type and grading. Where appropriate the tool will redirect patients with more serious acne to a specialist.
The results can be saved as a screenshot and the tool re-visited at any time, allowing users to track their skin progress as they incorporate the Spotscan tool’s recommendations.
Diageo to remove plastic from Guinness multipacks
Diageo is removing plastic from multipacks of its Irish stout brand Guinness as part of a £16m initiative to reduce its plastic footprint.
The plastic will be replaced with 100% recyclable cardboard in Ireland from August