L'Oréal, the world leader in beauty, and Verily, Alphabet's subsidiary specializing in precision health, have announced an exclusive partnership in the world of beauty, aimed at advancing skin health. This first partnership of this nature in the cosmetics industry should give rise to two programs aimed at better understanding and deciphering the mechanisms of hair and skin aging and to underpin L'Oréal's strategy and product development in terms of new precision technologies for beauty.
The first is a strategic research collaboration designed to establish a longitudinal biological, clinical and environmental vision of skin health. It pools L'Oréal's in-depth scientific knowledge of skin and Verily's comprehensive expertise in clinical research, in order to decode and discover the links between exposome, skin aging and deep skin biology.
The second is a partnership between Verily's R&D team and L'Oréal's Active Cosmetics division, aimed at exploring the development of new technologies and remote diagnostic solutions such as sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms applied to dermatology and skin care, on the basis of which new services can be deployed.
"We look forward to partnering with Verily, a global leader in precision health technologies. L'Oréal's centuries-old commitment to spearheading innovation comes from our deep belief in a cross between science, formulations, and our unique advanced research capabilities, to decode the most revolutionary scientific discoveries and thus create the beauty of tomorrow,"said Nicolas Hieronimus, CEO of L'Oréal Group. Through this partnership, we aim to usher in a new era of skin health, through technology and science, to enable every person around the world to benefit from the most inclusive, personalized, high-performing and accurate programs about their skin, at all stages of their lives. »
"Verily and L'Oréal believe in the transformative power of technology to bring precision beauty and health to life," said Stephen Gillett, President and COO of Verily. We are excited to partner with a global leader in cosmetic science to better understand and promote skin health. »
"We see skin health as an essential need for our overall well-being, as its impact on a daily basis is not just physical, but more holistic. Our common approach should allow us to identify the right intervention, based on data from Verily's technology and clinical research capabilities, while benefiting from the expertise and links with the world of dermatology from L'Oréal, the number one beauty industry," said Brian Otis, member and co-founder of Verily.
"This new partnership between L'Oréal and Verily promises innovations for dermatologists and consumers. We look forward to making new discoveries about the skin through this strategic research collaboration and hope that the new tools and algorithms will improve consumers' access to personalized data that allows them to take care of their skin more efficiently,"commented Dr. Amanda Oakley, President of the International Society of Teledermatology.