How it Works
How it Works
Key Features of the SkinCare DNA Test
- Easy-To-Use Test Kit
Our SkinCare DNA test is an extremely accurate test that will help you to discover your food and pet sensitivities. All of our tests meet international testing standards and guarantee maximum accuracy.
Our DNA testing kit will contain all you require to perform the test. We will send you oral swabs to rub on the inside of your mouth in order to collect cheek cells; hence, you will not need to go through painful blood sampling. All our kits contain comprehensive instructions. You can see online how easy it is to collect your DNA Samples.
Results will be issued within 30-45 working days from receipt of your samples at the laboratory. These are sent to you by email unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
All home tests are performed by an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory which has performed over 250,000 DNA tests to date. You can, therefore, rest assured that your test is being performed under the strictest of guidelines.
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. Skin care is not simply about finding the right cream. The right cream and skin care 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 30 to 45 working days from the receipt of samples.
7 different aspects of skin care in your results
The SkinCareDNA test will establish whether you are high risk, medium risk or low risk in all of the following 7 aspects of skin ageing:
Category 1: Fine lines and Wrinkles: Our bodies ability to form collagen or the rate at which it degrades are one aspect of wrinkles. Another important factor is a process known as glycation. Glycation is highly dependent on our intake of sugar (glucose) and the rate at which we can genetically rid our bodies of the by-products of sugar metabolites known as Advanced Glycation End Products (A.G.E). These glycation end products damage skin proteins and can inhibit the production of collagen and elastin or contribute towards breaking these proteins down. Certain gene variations put us more at the mercy of glycation – do you have these gene variations? Find out with our SkinCareDNA test.
Category 2: Sun protection– Are you genetically predisposed to sun damage, pigmentation and skin discolouration from the sun’s damaging UV rays or do you have genes which offer enhanced solar protection (natural genetic solar protection factor)? The results of this stage of the test will help you assess just how much sun you can take, the type of sunscreens you need to use as well as their strength.
Category 3: Skin Sensitivity– have you ever broken out in spots? Itchy or sensitive skin? Rashes? What is causing these inflammatory reactions? This stage of the test will tell you whether you are predisposed, genetically, to skin inflammation and sensitivity – two key factors in ageing. The test may help you avoid factors that can increase sensitivity.
Category 4: Skin elasticity: skin should be supple and able to stretch back neatly to its original shape. Collagen and elastin give skin its structure but some of us may be set back by genes that reduce this natural elasticity.
Category 5: Pigmentation: Melanin is a pigment that protects us from harmful UV rays by absorbing these rays and dissipating. It blocks UV radiation from damaging DNA by blocking free radicals and potentially causing skin cancer.
Category 6: Collagen quality – the firmness and elasticity of your skin is determined by collagen, a protein which gives skin that nice plump and ironed appearance. As we age, fine lines and wrinkles begin appearing because of our body’s ability to regenerate collagen decreases. This test will confirm whether you have an imbalance of the genes responsible for synthesising as well as breaking down collagen and determine whether you are genetically predisposed to premature ageing.
Category 7: Skin antioxidants – 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.
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.
- Rub the oral swabs under your tongue and against your inner cheek
- Allow the swabs to dry for an hour
- 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 skin care 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 life style will contribute considerably to the way we age as will skin care. 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 and 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!
The price of the Intolerance test is $99.
A second or third Intolerance test for a relative or a friend can be purchased at $89 ($10 discount).
A food sensitivity is a reaction of your body to food digested. Unlike a food allergy, if you suffer from food sensitivity the adverse reaction is generally delayed.
If you want to improve your health and have a better lifestyle it is recommended to understand if your body reacts to certain foods or not.
Many people struggle all their life with food intolerance, a suffering that can be avoided with a simple change in the diet.
Food sensitivity is a reaction of your body when you digest some specific foods. If you suffer from gas, bloating, fatigue, acne, diarrhea, or stomachache you may have a food sensitivity. Those reactions are not immediate.
Food intolerance is when your body does not have a specific enzyme, as a result after digesting some foods your body can’t break it down. The most common intolerance is lactose intolerance. If you suspect you may have an intolerance it is advised to take our Food & Pet Intolerance Test.
Red wine and other fermented foods or drinks may contain histamine. It is not uncommon that some people may have difficulties to break down this organic compound.
Inconclusive refers to an indeterminate result – hence the laboratory could not detect the alleles or a gene was not found. This is nothing wrong, it simply means that when analysing your sample the results were outside what the software expects, therefore the laboratory cannot say or not if there is a sensitivity.
No, you don’t need to take the Food & Pet Intolerance Test each year. The test analyses your DNA to discover your sensitivities and DNA does not alter throughout the years; therefore you won’t need to retake this test again.
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