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The market for skin analysis technologies will reach $275 million by 2030.

Skin Analysis Technologies 2020-2030

Opportunities for skin diagnostics in smart retail, ecommerce, hyper-personalized skincare and more

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With a surface area of up to 2 square meters, skin is the largest organ of the human body. Skin acts as an outer covering and barrier – not only is skin health crucial to the overall health of an individual, but skin appearance has significant societal impact as well (body image, communication, etc.).
Despite the importance of skin health and appearance, the average consumer has little exposure to skin analysis technologies. Skin analysis technologies have been routinely used in the lab for the past few decades, playing pivotal roles in proving the safety and efficacy of consumer products, but little has spilled over into the wider public. Traditionally, skin analysis has been limited to boutique spas, retail counters, etc. - places where premium skincare is being sold. This is rapidly changing.
Digital disruption has reached the cosmetics industry, and companies are now seeking ways to augment or even replace their retail counters with digital solutions. While other industries have benefitted from the rise of ecommerce, a mere 10% of cosmetics and skincare are sold online. Deploying skin analysis technologies for the consumer to use enables the delivery of education and service similar to what they would receive in a brick and mortar store.
In tandem with digitization comes the demand for personalization. Consumers are seeking skincare solutions that are specific to their needs, and skin analysis technologies have the potential to provide hyper personalization – bespoke amounts or even customized formulations down to the very minute the product is applied.
This report focuses on the skin parameters typically discussed in the cosmetics industry and assesses the range of technologies used to analyse them. Techniques range from the gold standard laboratory techniques to the modifications utilized by companies to bring the technology to the consumer, to future methods of skin analysis. IDTechEx has analyzed the technologies used by over 36 players in the skin analysis market, focusing on the following parameters:
  • Skin hydration/moisture
  • Topographical features – wrinkles, fine lines, pores
  • Sebum, including acne
  • Color, including dark spots, redness and overall skin tone
  • Skin elasticity/firmness
Due to the focus on the consumer side of the cosmetics industry, the report does not investigate medical conditions, particularly skin analysis techniques that involve invasive procedures such as biopsies. The report, however, does include a short discussion of genetic testing for skin analysis, and a chapter on the emerging field of AI for skin cancer diagnosis.
Market analysis
The report provides an overview of the players in the skin analysis market, segmented into R&D, marketing in retail and marketing to the consumer in their home. IDTechEx conducted primary research and profiled 16 companies in skin analysis, including interviews with companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2020.
Slowly but surely, skin analysis technologies are being put into the hands of the consumer. While R&D players stay comfortable in their niche, companies offering skin analysis to brands for marketing purposes are diversifying and creating innovative new technologies and business models. Alongside this are companies following the "quantified self" movement, offering skin analysis technologies directly to the consumer.
Market outlook
With the changing landscape around the world, the market for skin analysis technologies is set to experience rapid growth in the next few years. This report presents a 10-year forecast of skin analysis technologies, breaking down into R&D, marketing, and consumer applications.
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Table of Contents
1.1.Report Scope
1.2.Megatrends Driving Skin Analysis Technologies
1.3.Skin Analysis Devices Take Many Forms
1.4.Skin Parameters Analyzed
1.5.Technology Advancements and Trends
1.6.Deep learning (DL) makes automated image recognition possible
1.7.The Rise of Microbiome Research
1.8.Key Market Segments for Skin Analysis Technologies
1.9.Skin Analysis in Research & Development
1.10.Skin Analysis as a Marketing Tool
1.11.Skin Analysis for Consumers at Home
1.12.Marketing: Business Models
1.13.Beauty Tech at CES 2020
1.14.Market Forecast 2020 - 2030
1.15.Market Forecast: Marketing
2.1.Report Scope
2.2.Skin Structure
2.5.Skincare as Protection Against the Environment
2.6.Skincare in the Race Against Time
2.7.Upselling Through Personalization
2.8.Moving Sales Online
2.9.Megatrends Driving Skin Analysis Technologies
3.1.1.Chapter Overview
3.1.2.Skin Analysis Devices Take Many Forms
3.1.3.Image Requirements
3.1.5.Hydration: Capacitance
3.1.6.Hydration: Capacitance Examples
3.1.7.Hydration: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
3.1.8.Hydration: Players and Methods
3.1.9.Hydration: Discussion
3.1.10.Hydration: Examples of Optical Measurements
3.1.11.Wrinkles and Pores
3.1.12.Wrinkles and Pores: Parallel Polarized Light
3.1.13.Wrinkles and Pores: 3D Photography
3.1.14.Wrinkles and Pores: Image Analysis
3.1.15.Wrinkles and Pores: Players and Methods
3.1.16.Wrinkles and Pores: Discussion
3.1.18.Sebum: Sebutape
3.1.19.Sebum: Examples of Film-Based Devices
3.1.20.Sebum: UV
3.1.21.Sebum: Other Optical Means
3.1.22.Sebum: Players and Methods
3.1.24.Color: Multispectral Imaging
3.1.25.Color: White Light
3.1.26.Color: Canfield Scientific RBX Technology
3.1.27.Color: UV
3.1.28.Color: Example of Hyperspectral Imaging
3.1.29.Melanin: Players and Methods
3.1.30.Hemoglobin: Players and Methods
3.1.31.Color: Skin Tone
3.1.33.Elasticity: Contact-Based Methods
3.1.34.Elasticity: Image-Based Method
3.1.35.Elasticity: Players and Methods
3.1.36.Other Common Parameters
3.2.Emerging Parameters in Skin Analysis
3.2.1.Genetic Testing
3.2.2.Genetic Testing: Categories
3.2.3.Genetic Testing: Players
3.2.5.The Rise of Microbiome Research
3.2.6.Skin Analysis Technologies: Summary and Outlook
3.3.Artificial Intelligence
3.3.1.What is artificial intelligence (AI)? Terminologies explained
3.3.2.Algorithm training process in a single layer
3.3.3.Towards deep learning by deepening the neutral network
3.3.4.Deep learning (DL) makes automated image recognition possible
3.3.5.Image recognition AI is based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs)
3.3.6.AI - Disrupting Skin Cancer Detection
3.3.7.Skin cancer
3.3.8.Skin cancer: Key players
3.3.9.Skin cancer: Machine learning algorithms
3.3.10.Skin cancer: The ABCDE criteria
3.3.11.Skin cancer: Dermoscopic melanoma recognition (2018)
3.3.12.Skin cancer: Dermoscopic melanoma recognition and its challenges
3.3.13.Skin cancer: SkinVision
3.3.14.Skin cancer: MetaOptima
3.3.15.Skin cancer detection AI: Performance comparison
3.4.Skin Analysis for Advanced Wound Care
3.4.1.Trends in Wound Monitoring
3.4.2.Bacterial Detection: Point-of-Care Visualization
3.4.3.Bacterial Detection: Rapid Diagnostics
3.4.4.Hyperspectral Technology: HyperMed
3.4.5.Near-Infrared: Kent Imaging
3.4.6.Thermography: WoundVision
3.4.7.Bioimpedance: Bruin Biometrics Imaging: Infrared from Tablets Imaging: Imaging in Stereo Imaging: Point Tracking Imaging: Laser Lines
3.4.12.Smartphone Apps
3.4.13.Smartphone Apps: Swift Medical
3.4.14.Trends in Wound Monitoring
3.4.15.Relationship with Cosmetics Industry
4.1.Key Market Segments
4.2.Players and Market Segments
4.3.Skin Analysis in Research & Development
4.4.Research & Development: Key Players
4.5.Courage + Khazaka Electronic
4.6.Cortex Technology
4.8.Miravex: Antera 3D
4.9.Research & Development: Business Models
4.10.Skin Analysis as a Marketing Tool
4.11.Marketing - High end players
4.12.Facial Imaging
4.14.Skin Analysis for Consumers at Home
4.15.Improvements in Cameras and Phones Critical for Success
4.16.Skin Analysis Drives Ecommerce
4.18.Skin Analysis Benefits All
4.21.Sequential Skin
4.22.Marketing: Business Models
4.23.Skin Analysis Technologies and the Subscription Model
4.24.How Have Brands Responded?
4.25.CES 2020
4.26.Beauty Tech at CES 2020
4.28.HiMirror: HiMirror Slide
4.30.lululab: Lumini Home
4.32.Revieve: Partnership with CareOS
4.33.Perfect Corp
4.34.Procter and Gamble: Opté
4.35.L'Oréal: Perso
5.2.Market Forecast 2020 - 2030
5.3.Market Forecast: Research & Development
5.4.Market Forecast: Marketing
5.5.Market Forecast: Consumers

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