The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:13 AM EST

SPECIAL MENTION: Hydrogel moisturizing masks are all the rage these days, but the majority of products on store shelves are mass-produced, and don’t always align to the user’s unique facial features. South Korean beauty company Amorepacific aims to change that by equipping cosmetic stores with a 3D printer that produces custom-made moisturizing masks in minutes. After scanning their face with a smartphone app, customers will be able to purchase a mask that reflects their features, such as their face size, the location of their eyes, nose and mouth, skin type, and more. Jared Lindzon

Correction, November 10

The original version of this story misstated Amorepacific’s age. The company was founded in 1945; it is not a start-up.

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