Science in Skin Care: Taking your skin to the next level

Many beauticians and shop assistants simply prescribe a cream based upon whether your skin is dry, oily or normal. This is not enough. Skincare is not simply about finding the right cream. The right cream and skincare plan can only be maximised by knowing your genes and scientifically discovering what really works for your DNA. The results for this DNA test are ready in 5-7 working days from the receipt of samples.

Testing options – Basic and Evolution Testing

The “Basic test” encompasses two categories:


  • Photoaging
  • Antioxidant Capacity

Please click below for an example of results:

sample report

The “Evolution test” evaluates six categories in total:


  • Photoaging
  • Antioxidant Capacity
  • Acne
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Varicose Veins
  • Cellulite

In this case the price is £119.

Please click below for an example of results:

sample report

Different aspects of skincare in your results

The SkinCareDNA test will establish whether you are high risk, medium risk or low risk in all of the following aspects of skin ageing (according to the testing option selected):

Category 1: Photoaging

The test evaluates the risk of skin aging with respect to extrinsic factors, in particular the sensitivity to the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

When the sun prematurely ages the skin, this can lead to skin cancer. Dermatologists refer to the damage the sun does to skin by several names, not only photoaging but also photodamage, solar damage, or sun damage.

Category 2: Antioxidant Capacity

How able is your skin of producing antioxidants that fight free radical damage? Much of this ability is in your genes. The plumpy, fresh, youthful appearance is highly dependent on the antioxidants in your body as these help fight the highly reactive free radicals which circulate in your body ready to attack any other molecule they find.

The test evaluates the risk of skin aging with respect to the sensitivity to damage caused by free radicals.

Category 3: Acne

It’s a common skin condition that happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. Sebum—oil that helps keep skin from drying out — and dead skin cells plug the pores, which leads to outbreaks of lesions, commonly called pimples or zits.

The test evaluates this skin disease, very widespread among adolescents and young people (more than 85% of adolescents) although it can also occur in adults.

Category 4: Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation that occurs when skin cells have a hyper-reactive response to allergens or toxins. This can range from mild redness and itching to severe rashes, blisters, and pain.

Category 5: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are small veins that have a strong purple-blue color and that extend into the skin like roots. They affect more than a third of the world’s population and can cause pain, itching, ulceration and venous thrombosis.

Category 6: Cellulite

Many think that cellulite only affects overweight women, but the reality is that around 80% of women will develop some form of cellulite regardless of their weight. It’s an alteration to the skin surface which gives it an uneven and unsightly appearance, due to the presence of irregular fibrous tissue and the accumulation of subcutaneous fat.


Sample collection

Sample collection for your skin DNA test is straightforward and simple. EasyDNA sends out a kit following confirmation of your order. The kit is sent to the address you specify at the time of order. In 3 easy steps, you can collect your DNA sample and send this back for analysis in the laboratory.

  1. Rub the oral swabs under your tongue and against your inner cheek
  2. Allow the swabs to dry for an hour
  3. Seal the swabs into their envelope and sent them back for testing

Note: The SkinCareDNA test is scientifically proven to help in skin treatment and in tailoring your skincare regime in such a way that it complements your genes and maximises the appearance of your skin. This said, the ageing process cannot be halted although it could be slowed down. Factors we have control over, such as exposure to the sun, diet and lifestyle will contribute considerably to the way we age as will skincare. Other factors, which also contribute to ageing, namely gravity and time, cannot be controlled. 

Please read our Health and Clinical Terms & Conditions HERE carefully and make sure you understand them before ordering this test.

Check out other Health tests we offer!

Are you interested in discovering more about your body’s uniqueness and potential? EasyDNA offers a variety of health tests for you to choose from! For instance, Healthy Weight DNA testing guides you through managing your weight effectively whilst the Health and Fitness DNA test provides reports and advice based on your genetics in the areas of sports, rejuvenation and more. Opt for the Health testing kit of your choice today!

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