Jul. 06, 2020

Skin analysis vs. DNA analysis


A skin analysis is a consultation with a skin expert, during which your skin type and skin condition are analyzed. In most cases, a care ritual is also prescribed on the basis of this analysis.

The process

The analysis process may differ depending on where you have the analysis performed. These could be some of the steps:

  • In most cases, the skin analysis starts with a few questions and your face is cleaned to remove make-up, dirt and residue.

  • In bright light and with the help of a magnifying lamp, or simply with the naked eye, your skin is checked for the most important characteristics: do you have oily, dry, combination or normal skin . Or something in between?

  • In addition to your skin type, they can also analyze other skin characteristics such as elasticity, wrinkles, degree of hydration, transepidermal water loss, pigment spots, redness, irritation, firmness. .. Tools, devices & probes can be used to measure these parameters of the skin. Please note that these are snapshot analyses , by which we mean that it can differ during the day , time of year, hormonal cycle. So if you have your skin examined at the beginning of a cold day or at the end of a hot day, you will get a different result, which will influence the advice.



In a DNA skin analysis , the basis of your skin, your DNA is analyzed. By performing a DNA test you can find out your 'real' skin type , which is not influenced by surrounding, external factors. It basically measures the skin parameters & risk factors you were born with . Genes that play a role in your skin health and skin aging are analyzed, such as the genes responsible for hydration, skin barrier, collagen housekeeping, antioxidant production, etc... Based on the presence of "mutations", variations or "abnormalities" we determine your risk profile for accelerated aging, dry skin, redness, sensitivity, scarring, etc. By knowing your risk profile, you will understand where certain skin problems really come from. For example, if you suffer from dry skin, we can see if you are genetically predisposed to it (more prone), or if it is due to certain external factors, such as using harsh soaps, being exposed to air conditioning, or whether it is winter.

You should treat your skin differently based on the cause of your skin problem. A better understanding of your skin will therefore result in a better approach. And on the basis of a DNA analysis, ingredients can be selected that work in a very targeted way to help compensate for your genetic risks.

Your DNA report is a kind of ' personal manual' for all beauty products and also gives advice that goes a step further than just skin care. Based on your DNA report, we can also provide certain 'lifestyle tips' that will help you counter your genetic risks. For example, think of certain nutrients (with antioxidants that you naturally lack) that can help counteract your genetic risks of skin aging.

Nomige DNA skin analysis: the process

1. Do your DNA test using a saliva swab.

2. Your DNA is analyzed in a certified laboratory.

3. You receive a DNA report and personalized skincare routine based on your DNA & lifestyle.

4. Personal follow-up and support

What is the difference between the two analyses?

The main difference between a skin analysis as you know it and a DNA skin analysis is the fact that a DNA analysis is unchanging over time , while a "snapshot" skin analysis can vary from time to time. Once you have performed a DNA skin analysis, you will have this information and insights for the rest of your life. It is your "inherent" skin type.

In addition, a DNA skin analysis can easily be performed remotely , while this is not possible for other skin analyses. A DNA test will be sent to you, you take a saliva sample at home and send it back by post. After your sample has been examined, your skin DNA report and the products will be sent by post. This way you can work with the best partners, even though they may not be close by.

Since your DNA does not change over time - you were born with this DNA - you only need to do a DNA skin analysis once. It is therefore a one - time expense . External & lifestyle factors do change over time and they will affect how your DNA will behave whether certain genes are turned on or not. We can therefore definitely recommend doing both types of skin analyzes to get the best insights and therefore the most personalized approach.

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Do you also want insight into your DNA to find out which ingredients are most suitable for your skin? Do not hesitate any longer and request your DNA test now!

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