In this DNA Test for Skin Care, we analyze how your genetics influence skin characteristics, such as hydration, elasticity and antioxidant capacity, which play a key role in the skin ageing process.
Skin ageing is a complex process influenced by hereditary and environmental factors. Recent studies on twins have revealed that up to 60% of the skin ageing variation between individuals can be attributed to genetic factors, while the remaining 40% is due to non-genetic factors.
The key purpose of this genetic test is to give you the tools to choose your creams and treatments by knowing your real skin needs.
When creating this genetic test for skin care, our goal was to perform a classification of each marker based on a set of multiple polymorphisms associated with certain skin properties to provide personalized skincare and anti-ageing therapies.
So far, most of the cosmetics and skincare industry has tried to "process" their demand from solutions "perfect for everyone", something certainly comfortable from a business point of view but far from Reality, because science has long demonstrated that each person is different and the care that their skin requires are also different. This DNA study for skincare is the first step for individualized beauty treatments.
These are some aspects that we can analyze in your genetic data and the practical information that you and your dermatologist or your beauty consultant can use when designing a personalized treatment for your skincare.
DNA Test for Skin Care Report Sections
Taking care of your skin
In this section, we will analyze certain genetic markers that, for example, influence glycation, a process that occurs with the glucose in the dermis, and which is one of the main causes of accelerated ageing of the skin and dermal inflammation that causes flaccid and Cracked Skin. There are specific treatments quite effective for people with an adverse genetic predisposition to glycation.
Oxidative stress is another of the great cause of skin ageing. Our body has its own antioxidant system, but not all have an equally effective one. Throughout our genetic data, we can see how our body behaves in this aspect and we will see how to help it in this process according to our genomics. The same thing is about our ability to deal with pollution, our dermal sensitivity, predisposition to skin inflammation, acne, varicose veins, etc. Very relevant information when designing the strategy for our skincare.
The sun and your skin
Not everyone has the same sensitivity to the sun and this is something we can measure. Tanning capacity is also like this and even our predisposition to get sunspots. Photo-ageing is another key issue in skincare, not everyone has the same genetic predisposition so we should not treat all the same. Listen to your genes and give to your skin the care it needs.
Feed your skin
The first way to take care of your skin is from the inside. Vitamins and minerals play a very important role in your skin health. Recent studies have shown how certain vitamins play a key role in skin wellbeing. And again, how we assimilate these vitamins is also determined by our genes. According to your genetic information, we can see your predisposition to the absorption deficiency of some vitamins such as B6, B12, B2, C, D, etc., and other essential nutrients such as folic acid or Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
Knowing this basic information helps us to see what kind of food we should consume more often and even what kind of creams can be especially beneficial to our skin.
To get the most out of this report, share it with your Skin Care Specialist and use a Genetic Counseling Consultation for any questions you may have. The genetic information provided by 24genetics is valid only for research, information and educational uses. It is not valid for clinical use.
Questions and answers
We send our DNA kits to any country in the world. You can choose free regular Post shipping or Express Shipping (round trip). We have many warehouses worldwide so we will send from the closest point. Europe and USA are free Express Shipping. Some Packs are free Express Shipping worldwide.
It's very simple. We'll send you a DNA KIT to your home. You'll get a buccal swab (small cotton swab) that you will have to rub through the inside of your mouth. Watch this video before using the kit: Click here you see the video. After following a few simple instructions you will send us the swab back. In a specialized laboratory, we extract the DNA of the sample that you have sent us, and we carry out a process in which we can read what is written in about 700,000 markers of your DNA. After a complex computer analysis, our algorithms apply the latest genetic studies to get the report that we put into your hands.
No, any changes you want to make in your health should be analyzed by an expert geneticist and with specialized doctors. Any doubts you have about any genetic test should be checked against healthcare personnel experts in Genetic Diagnosis.
No, our body responds to a lot of conditions. Our genes are certainly an important parameter. Lifestyle, sport, food, and many other circumstances influence our body. Knowing yourself well certainly helps to treat our body in the most appropriate way. And this is what you can get from genetics: more knowledge.
No, our genetic test is possibly the most complete on the market. There are some simple genetic tests, where they can only give a small amount of information. Our genetic test is based on the latest generation genetic sequencing where we analyze about 700,000 genetic markers.
What is this test based on?
This test is based on different genetic studies internationally consolidated and accepted by the scientific community. There are certain scientific organizations and databases where studies are published when there is a certain level of consensus. Our genetic tests are carried out by applying these studies to the genetic information from our clients. Below you can see some of these studies used in this genetic test.
This DNA study for skincare is based on more than 300 studies like those indicated:
- Genetic polymorphisms and skin aging: the identification of population genotypic groups holds potential for personalized treatments
- Glycated Reconstructed Human Skin as a Platform to Study the Pathogenesis of Skin Aging
- Regulation of superoxide dismutase genes: implications in disease
- Skin and mucosal manifestations in vitamin deficiency
- Association between genetic variants in the Coenzyme Q10 metabolism and Coenzyme Q10 status in humans
This DNA study for skincare is based on more than 300 studies as the indicated ones.