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Leading Scientists Take Beauty Beyond the Jar. How Can You Play a Role in Advancing Digital Beauty?

Innovation Center January 23rd, 2018

Johnson & Johnson is pushing the boundaries of how consumers experience skincare. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Johnson & Johnson unveiled the Neutrogena Skin360 SkinScanner, a dermatologist-grade skin analysis technology that helps consumers understand, track, and learn how to take care of their skin. The Skin360 SkinScanner helps our consumer accurately measure her skin’s health above and below the surface over time and leverage Neutrogena’s wealth of scientific research to provide the personalized skincare advice she wants.

Recognized with a CES Editors’ Choice Award in Health, Beauty & Fitness, the Skin360 SkinScanner is just one example of how Johnson & Johnson is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in skincare by combining advanced technology with groundbreaking scientific research to provide new solutions and personalized care experiences that go beyond the jar.

We are on a quest to make the latest and greatest technology-enabled skincare solutions available to consumers at an affordable price. Our scientists evaluated many technology solutions to help bring this initiative to life, but none could deliver imaging and analysis that was comparable to the high-end devices used by dermatologists. That is until we partnered with FitSkin, Inc. After reviewing FitSkin’s SkinScanner beauty tool our scientists realized we could recreate the controlled setting of a scientific laboratory around the skin.

At Johnson & Johnson, we recognize that innovation comes from both inside and outside of our company walls. In an effort to provide better skincare outcomes for consumers around the world using technology, our Digital Beauty Innovation group recently launched the Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge.

Through the Challenge, we are empowering entrepreneurs to share their most novel, future-forward digital beauty solutions to tackle today’s toughest skin care challenges. In return, we will award up to $50,000 in funding to help advance their product prototype toward commercialization.

Ideal candidates will have the next big innovation in one of the three focus areas:

  • Insights-Generating Tools that empower consumers to make better informed skincare choices, such as at-home skin assessments, coaching engines, and personalization tools to simplify product selection and build regimen;
  • Impact Tracking Devices and Adherence Solutions that help improve consumers’ skincare management by monitoring skin-impacting factors such as pollution, UV and skin biomarkers; and
  • Digital Technologies or Devices that increase efficacy beyond traditional topical applications to progress skincare for consumers with hard to treat concerns such as acne, photo-aging and eczema.

In addition to funding, Johnson & Johnson will also provide the winner(s) with access to a network of experts, residency for up to one year at an available Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, and admission to a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Experience Center, where the winner(s) will be able to custom design and execute one free research initiative.

Johnson & Johnson is committed to exploring powerful, paradigm-shifting ways to deliver better skin health outcomes for our consumers. Join us as we harness the power of technology combined with strong science, clinically-proven research, and our deep consumer insights to drive innovation in digital beauty.

The Digital Beauty QuickFire Challenge application deadline is January 26, 2018. To learn more about or apply, visit: https://jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/quickfire-challenges/digital-beauty

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