A cosmetics startup called Opté has created a new beauty wand that some are comparing to witchcraft. Designed as a modern solution for acne scars, age spots, freckles, and other blemishes, Opté’s high-tech wand uses LEDs and digital sensors to scan your skin and correct discoloration.
It works by capturing hundreds of images per second, then analyzing the data in real time to decipher your natural skin color from the discolored areas. Once an abnormal area is discovered, the wand corrects it by using minute amounts of the company’s mineral-based serum.
According to the makers, using LEDs allows the device to see three times more pigmentation than our eyes can. This allows it to detect the size, shape, and intensity of affected areas better than most humans.
Perhaps another way of thinking of it is a real-world Photoshop touchup brush.
Opté says the device is designed to work with a wide range of skin tones, from light to dark.
The company hopes its high-tech beauty wand will eventually lead people away from traditional foundation, concealer, and color-correcting cosmetics. However, a big factor will be its price and real-world results.
Currently, Opté has yet to release further information.