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A voice-controlled mirror that analyses every wrinkle, fine line and flaw in a person's face has been labelled as 'dangerous' by mental health campaigners.

The HiMirror Mini, priced at £239 and available in the UK from September, takes a photograph of the user's face and assesses its health, clarity, firmness, texture, and brightness.

Each of these is then rated on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 representing perfect skin. 

The voice-controlled HiMirror Mini, priced at £239, will be available in the UK from September

 

The voice-controlled HiMirror Mini, priced at £239, will be available in the UK from September

The device can also suggest a skincare regime to help tackle these issues and claims to offer results similar to a clinical skin analysis, without the hassle or cost of an appointment. 

But the Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Foundation and the YMCA's Be Real Campaign have both expressed concerns such a mirror could negatively affect people who are vulnerable or experiencing low self-esteem and other mental health issues.

Dr Amita Jassi, consultant clinical psychologist at Maudsley Hospital in South London, told The Sunday Telegraph: 'Such a product that feeds into the idea that appearance is the most important aspect of a person, and especially highlighting flaws, is dangerous.'  

Meanwhile Liam Preston, head of Be Real said: 'Not since Snow White has a mirror been more damaging to young women's lives.' 

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