Magic mirror on my phone, will today’s sun hurt my skin tone?

Magic mirror on my phone, will today’s sun hurt my skin tone?



Japanese Mobile carrier NTT Docomo has partnered with iStyle (the company behind giant cosmetics review site @Cosme) to provide a beauty app called Bihada UV Mirror 1. The app’s name roughly translates to ‘Beautiful Skin Ultraviolet Mirror’, and it makes use of your mobile’s front-facing camera to transform your phone into a compact mirror.

The mirror function lets you make sure you look good, but it also detects harmful ultraviolet radiation information at the time, showing six levels, each as a different background color. Other functions of the app includes Bihada Tenki (meaning ‘beautiful skin weather’), letting users set a default region, and then displaying weather information like temperature and humidity.

Partnering with @Cosme, Bihada UV Mirror provides beauty related information in a section called Beaty Navi. Beauty conscious users can enjoy information about skin care, depending on the ultraviolet level, as well as basic knowledge about ultraviolet radiation. @Cosme has over 10 million cosmetic product reviews and ultraviolet-proof product rankings that users can enjoy within the app.

Bihada UV Mirror can be downloaded for free over on Google Play.

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  1. @Cosme has over 2.2 million registered users, in case you’ve forgotten.