The process identifies the compositional elements of the targeted tissue by creating a formulated bio-ink. The tissue is then built into vertical layers. Skin-printing technology has previously been suggested as a way to create a quicker healing process for facial injuries and burns.
Guive Balooch, Global VP of L'oreal's tech incubator says,
"We're the first beauty company Organovo has worked with. We create an environment that's as close as possible to being inside someone's body, because the skin has different layers and you have to grow them in succession."
With the skin produced, L’Oreal sells nearly half of it's production to pharmaceutical companies and rivals in the cosmetics industry. L'Oreal wouldn’t disclose prices but told Bloomberg in 2011 that samples cost €62 ($70.62). There are nine different skin varieties available that cover a range of ages and ethnicities.