Now that summer is in full swing, we wanted to share some exciting news from La Roche-Posay. A leader and worldwide expert in ultraviolet protection for over 15 years, La Roche-Posay just launched a revolutionary device combining high-tech and skin wellness. Introducing My UV Patch, the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure in real-time to further educate the public about sun protection! My UV Patch is available, free of charge when purchasing an Anthelios product, via La Roche-Posay’s website and key physicians.
My UV Patch is small yet powerful. Designed to help educate users on their daily sun exposure, the water and sweat resistant patch can be used up to three days during all outdoor activities, including swimming! The transparent adhesive measures approximately one square inch and 50 micrometers thick – half the thickness of an average strand of hair – and stretches and adheres directly to skin.
What’s more? Users can download the My UV Patch mobile app (available both on iOS and Android) to track UV exposure. The app informs users when the level on sun exposure might no longer be safe. The patch is filled with photosensitive dyes that once exposed to UV rays will begin to change colors, indicating the various levels of sun exposure. My UV Patch mobile app will be able to track results and provide a personalized report on the UV exposure received once the user uploads an image of their patch. This analysis takes into consideration not only the information registered by the patch but also skin type, if sunscreen was applied or not and the UV index in the user’s location.
This summer, whether you’re vacationing with family, barbequing with friends or reading on the beach, it is crucial to be aware of the dangers of the sun.