We recently got a question on Instagram - "what happens if you do have genetic variations that cause you to have a predisposition to premature ageing"?
We thought that this was a great question! So we are excited to be able to answer this in our DNA | SKIN blog.
We live in an amazing time in history where you can now personalise your skin health choices based on our unique genetic variations! With the remarkable advances in understanding the human genome, it's now possible to decipher your skin’s genetic profile and make informed treatment recommendations. The days of guessing which skin care regimen will work best for you are over.
Benefits doing the DNA | SKIN test:
The DNA | SKIN test determines your skin’s unique characteristics in multiple categories, using a sample of your DNA. The lab then develops a personalised profile, based on genetics. Your report gives topical, oral supplement, and professional treatment recommendations tailored just for you, to help you keep your skin looking younger and more vibrant. You can also spend money more wisely—never again will you have to go through the trial-and-error process of trying different products. Think of the time, frustration, and money you’ll save!
How does it work?
The DNA | SKIN test analyses genetic variation on 18 genes involved in the key area of skin health and ageing. You can now find out your skin's unique genetic predisposition to ageing, collagen formation, protection from sun and UV exposure, inflammation and protection from oxidative stress. You can purchase this as a single test or as a combo with other DNA TESTS.
There are lots of skin-care products out there, but there’s only one you. Because your skin is unique, a cream or treatment that works well for someone else might not be the right one for you. It’s important to understand exactly how your skin responds to environmental factors such as sun exposure, and which specific skin-care ingredients are best suited to your skin profile.
Test Results Include:
- Comprehensive analysis of the genetic variations that influence your skin’s potential
- Detailed findings on top skin concerns:
- Collagen Quality
- Skin Elasticity
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Sun Protection
- Skin Antioxidants
- Skin Sensitivity
Here's an example of the type of feedback you could find in your report:
"Based on your genotype combination, your antioxidant enzymes may not work at optimal capacity which could lead to an increased risk of oxidative stress. It is important to avoid environmental pro-carcinogens, manage weight and include, moderate to regular intensity exercise. Ensure a high intake of a variety of fruits and vegetables, adequate selenium, as well nutrients to optimise glutathione production. Consider using topical beauty products that contain specific antioxidants and protective agents that form a barrier to environmental pollutants".
How do I order the DNA | SKIN test?
Simply take the easy, at-home test and in just 14 days you will receive a comprehensive genetic report from the lab that gives you personalized recommendations—based on your unique DNA—for the most effective topical ingredients, supplement ingredients, and professional treatments.
- Easy-to-follow instructions
- Cheek swab for DNA collection
- Free courier delivery and collection
You are never too old or too young to start personalising your skincare regime. Once you have your results, you can shop online in our beautifully curated environment shop where you can choose from non-toxic skin products. We have also made it easy for you to personalised via our SHOP BY GENE shops. Here you can make choices based on each gene in your report.
Visit our curated and integrated SKIN SHOP for more inspiration!
My DNA. My Choices
Dr Heidi & Margie