lululab’s CEO, Yongjoon Choe, received his B.A. in Bio Engineering from Cornell University. Later on, he started working with skin data while studying at Harvard Medical Hospital. During his studies, he discovered that there was a huge gap between the growth of the beauty market and related usage of technology. While skin serves as the main indicator of people’s health, there was no way to check for impending facial skin troubles or objectively measure the seriousness of already-existing problems. That is why he made LUMINI with core members of Samsung. To accurately measure and analyze skin, and recommend personalized skincare lines through full usage of skin data, our AI skincare assistant was born out of Samsung C-lab.
lululab’s CTO, Sangwook Yoo, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at KAIST. He started working with image processing during his graduate years, but soon found himself a little frustrated with the dearth of images of human brains. In contrast, he was instantly attracted to image processing of skin data, because of its sheer availability and easy collectability. While he was working for SAMSUNG Electronics to develop medical devices, he received a request to join the lululab project from Mr. Choe for his renowned development skills. Following his life motto of living life to the fullest and always tackling newness, he decided to join the team even when it spun off from SAMSUNG C-Lab in 2017, and is now constantly improving LUMINI’s AI technologies. In the future, he hopes to accumulate skin data and work towards an AI-run medical future in which technology would be able to detect what human mistakes may overlook.
“Connect all the beauty entities with Skin Data.”
Lulu means ‘an outstanding example of a particular type of person or thing’, and we wanted to make a ‘lulu’ and be a ‘lulu.’ It is also a term that represents happiness and joy, so it conveys our team’s ambition to make users happy by helping them feel more beautiful every day with devices that pleasantly fit into their lifestyles.
lululab is the 22nd company to officially spin off from Samsung Electronics. In 2015, lululab began as an internal project at Samsung, executed through its new internal acceleration program, C-Lab. In March 2017, after only about a year of incubation, lululab officially spun off from Samsung with its outstanding performance.
'LUMINI' Project officially spun off from Samsung
Established 'lululab' Corporation
3rd Place at Hey Startups Global Demoday
Finalist at Asia Hardware Battle
1st Place at AI Bigdata contest
iF Design Award 2018 World's Top 3 Design Awards
World's Largest Consumer Electronics Show CES 2018; Global Launch
Selected as an exhibition booth for the Gangneung ICT Promotion Hall during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Red Dot Design Award 2018 World's Top 3 Design Awards
Join Cosmoprop Worldwide Bologna 2018 the World's Largest Beauty Expo
KITAS TOP 10 selected
Join Cosmoprop Worldwide North America 2018 the World's Largest Beauty Expo
Join Cosmoprop Worldwide Asia 2018 the World's Largest Beauty Expo 1st Place at COSMOPROF Awards Asia 2018 CES 2019 Innovation Awards