Erotic health care
Journalists in Sweden have noted an upcoming health and beauty segment – erotic health care. Viamax operates under the philosophy that sex is good for your health. The organic products are based on aphrodisiac herbs used for thousands of years. They offer benefits of smoother skin, reduced stress, deeper sleep and improved mood.
Why it matters
Viamax has moved erotic products out of underground sex shops into health and cosmetic boutiques. Can a recipe of organic ingredients, stylish packaging and a healthy philosophy shift people’s perceptions of an entire category?
SilkPerfect have developed a 100% pure silk pillow case which claims to benefit the user’s skin and hair. The silk is made up from strings of amino acids, which have the same ph as human skin. Retaining the skin’s moisture and lessening friction, the silk pillow is said to minimise wrinkles and hair damage.
Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have developed an app that allows users to screen themselves for skin cancer by using their mobile phones. The app, UMSkinCheck provides a step-by-step guide asking users to take a series of 23 pictures from different parts of their body. The photos provide a baseline for future comparisons that allows users to monitor changes to a skin lesion over time.
The app also includes a risk calculator for users to input their personal data and calculate if they’re at risk of developing skin cancer.