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Korean Startup lululab Named as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree
AI skincare assistant LUMINI Wins Recognition
Korean Startup lululab Named as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • December 19, 2018, 16:52
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lululab, a spinoff of Samsung Electronics' C-Lab, was selected as the "Innovation Honoree" at CES 2019 for its development of the AI skincare assistant LUMINI.

lululab, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, wins the CES Innovation Awards in the biotech sector ahead of CES 2019, the world's largest consumer electronics show, to be held in Las Vegas next January.

lululab is a spinoff company of C-Lab, Samsung Electronics' in-house venture program. The startup has developed the AI skincare assistant LUMINI, the winner of this year's CES Innovation Awards. Based on AI technology, the device scans and analyzes the user's skin condition in only 10 seconds and recommends the most suitable cosmetic products.

LUMINI quantifies skin condition based on six criteria, including wrinkles, pores, skin trouble, and melasma, which are the most common skin problems, and recommends the best solution. As in the healthcare industry, which manages health based on scientific data such as weight and blood sugar, LUMINI systematically manages the user's skin condition based on skin-related data and helps the user use that information to improve his or her skin in the future. The device received high acclaim and was selected as the winner in the "Fitness, Sports, and Biotech" category.

Also, lululab was selected as one of the "Winners of Cosmoprof Awards Asia" at COSMOPROF ASIA 2018, which was held in Hong Kong last month.

lululab CEO Yongjoon Choe said, "LUMINI is the first AI technology-based beauty solution that allows you to complete a skin test in only 10 seconds by taking photos, without ever touching your skin. By collecting big data on skin types related to ethnic origin, and environment, we aim to transform LUMINI into an AI solution that recommends customized lifestyles and foods for all kinds of users."

lululab plans to present a new product lineup that enables the creation of smart beauty stores based on AI technology at CES 2019's High-Tech Retailing Pavilion. The company said that its AI skincare assistant LUMINI will provide customers with a new offline shopping experience that includes everything from AI skin analysis to product recommendation and purchase.

The company's demo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3, Booth 32000 from Jan. 8-11, 2019.