Tech meets beauty: AI and AR are being used to spot imperfections on your face

Some beauty companies are tapping artificial intelligence and technology such as augmented reality to stay ahead of the competition

Ordering a product from Singapore-based skincare brand Alcheme works a little differently from the norm - the company wants your selfies.

Shoppers go to the company's website, upload a make-up-free selfie, answer a few questions about their daily skin routine and wait for the company's artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to produce individualised reports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2019, with the headline 'Tech meets beauty'. Print Edition | Subscribe