S. Korea's beauty sector taps tech like 3D-printing to advance sales

With virus keeping people at home, demand for salon-use skincare products has risen too

Imagine having a face mask that is created according to your facial contours, tailored to your skin problems and 3D-printed specially for you. This is now a reality in South Korea.
South Korean beauty brand Iope's flagship store in Myeongdong offers 3D-printed hydrogel face masks that are customised to the user's face shape and skin conditions. A user is seen here taking a selfie so that the app can customise the mask to her fa
South Korean beauty brand Iope's flagship store in Myeongdong offers 3D-printed hydrogel face masks that are customised to the user's face shape and skin conditions. A user is seen here taking a selfie so that the app can customise the mask to her face. ST PHOTO: CHANG MAY CHOON

A 3D-printed face mask that is customised to your face shape and skin condition.

An electronic cleanser that uses ultrasonic waves to clean your face.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2020, with the headline 'S. Korea's beauty sector taps tech like 3D-printing to advance sales'. Print Edition | Subscribe