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  • CosScan is an intelligent skincare app
  • CosScan is an intelligent skincare app
    Maria Morri (2010) ©

CosScan is an intelligent skincare app

It can be hard to work out which skincare products are best for you. Product ingredients are endless and much of the time incomprehensible to someone without a chemistry degree. CosScan is an app hoping to change this, scanning your product for you and giving the all clear.



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