Panasonic’s challenge was to find a way to immediately recognize the characteristics of an individual’s face and identify the specific make-up issues to be cleared up. Panasonic staff envisioned a new product that would be quick and easy to apply. Thanks to the extensive efforts of a multidisciplinary team of experts, Panasonic devised the ideal solution.
To come up with this innovative product, Panasonic assembled its own breakthrough technologies from various fields. When someone sits in front of a Panasonic Snow Beauty Mirror with a built-in non-contact sensor conducts a facial scan. The mirror precisely detects the position, color, and depth of freckles, wrinkles, and large pores.
For skin tone enhancement, the company drew on the facial recognition technology of security cameras, essentially reversing the image-processing technology that powers the Beauty Retouch function in digital cameras. The data collected is analyzed using evaluation axes that cosmetic dermatologists developed.
To create a Make-up Sheet, extremely fine layers of concealer and foundation are printed onto a strip of transparent, biocompatible medical film. The special cosmetic ink initially posed a problem for ink-jet printing because the grain of the cosmetic ink is coarse. Panasonic applied material chemistry technology to counter that, and leveraged its head development technology and other printing technologies used to produce organic EL television displays.