The MaskiD system provides custom 3D-printed facial sheet masks that are suitable for the customer’s facial requirement
Ready-made sheet masks are gaining significant traction in the cosmetic and personal care sector to hydrate facial skin and delivering nutrients. Neutrogena recently developed MaskiD system that fabricates 3D-printed masks according to the shape and needs of client’s face. Users start by taking a smartphone selfie, from which a 3D digital map of their face is created. That map includes information such as the exact size and shape of their nose, along with precise measurements of the spaces between their various facial features. Furthermore, customer use Neutrogena’s previously-released Skin360 system– it consists of a smartphone-mounted imaging device known as the SkinScanner, along with an app.
Utilizing this system, user can obtain a personalized information such as the size and depth of lines/wrinkles, along with their skin’s moisture levels in different areas. The facial map and Skin360 data are uploaded to a server, which are accessed by Neutrogena to 3D-print a batch of sheet masks designed specifically for user. The mask is made of a hydrogel consisting cellulose sourced from locust beans and red seaweed, these contains added ‘rejuvenating’ ingredients, which are custom-placed in six areas of the mask.
Those ingredients include purified hyaluronic acid, to improve the skin’s moisture barrier; vitamin B3, to reduce discoloration; feverfew, to minimize redness; stabilized glucosamine, to exfoliate the skin and reduce wrinkles; and vitamin C, for brighter-looking skin. The process ends with the masks being shipped to the client. However, price of the MaskiD system is not disclosed yet. The system will be available initially to the US consumers through the Neutrogena website in the third quarter of 2019.
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