From real-life robots to lots and lots of futuristic-looking cars that would put The Jetsons to shame, the CES is a massive meeting point for all things tech. There are a lot of rows, a lot of flashing lights—it is Vegas after all—and a lot of people, but there’s also some very serious beauty and wellness offerings to be found in the mix. Here were some of the showstoppers at this year’s edition.
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The World’s First Smart Hairbrush
It got a lot of buzz even before the show officially opened, and Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings was probably the biggest beauty-related intro at CES. The booth was crowded, the demo was impressive, and yes, that microphone that can “hear” how healthy you hair is? It really works.
A Printable, Portable Nail Art Machine
Nail art is having a big moment, and O’2Nails is taking it to the next technologically advanced level with its how-did-we-every-function-before-this portable nail art printer. You select or create (it works with photos you take as well) what design you want; it prints it out and applies it directly to your nail in less time than it takes to get a polish change.
Samsung’s Skin Reader
Samsung’s C-Lab (it’s part of the company that encourages employees to develop business ideas) is getting into the skin care game with the Lumini—a device and app they’ve coined as “the skin secretary.” You hold it up to your skin, it analyzes it and pinpoints specific skin issues—acne, redness, wrinkles—before they happen, while making recommendations so you can ward them off.
Fashion Brands Take on the Selfie
Now you can take the most perfectly lit selfie thanks to Rebecca Minkoff and her new high-def Glow case. It’s pretty, it’s sturdy, and yes, it will fit over your iPhone 6 or 7.
An Easier Way to Wake Up…Via Light
Through light and soothing sounds, Nox Music Smart Sleep Light helps you fall asleep (and its design looks really good to boot). As you sleep, the Sleepace app feeds data back to it so it can help you wake up gently and naturally (again, with light and sound), so you feel more rested.
The Most Modern Way to Stay Hydrated
Still not drinking enough water? Moikit wants to help. Its Seed water bottle records how much you are having and reminds you when it’s time to hydrate via a small vibration. It also has the ability to show when your water is “stale” and its exact temperature—a feature the company hopes will “make the experience of drinking water more enjoyable.”
Wellness Cars Hit the Road
What will your car look like in the year 2025? Mercedes-Benz envisions it to have something to do with wellness. Its Fit & Healthy concept car measures things like stress and mood, then adjusts through massage, ambient lighting and aromatherapy as you drive. Electric (and super fast) car Faraday Future FF91 is also getting in on the aromatherapy and massage game and unveiled a production car that features both.
A Mirror That Takes the Guesswork Out of Applying Makeup
Another very cool at-home skin analyzer, HiMirror Plus scans your face and tells you what you should be using in your skin care routine, as it tracks your progress over time. It also has the added benefit of simulating five different lighting situations so you can bet your makeup application is always perfect, wherever you are going.
Bad Breath? There’s an App for That
Breathometer has teamed up with Philips to introduce Mint, an app that measures your oral health and the bacteria in your mouth to notify you when you may be reaching bad-breath levels (rumor has it that a similar-working one for how much fat you are burning, which would help see if supplements that promise such are actually delivering).
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