You are invited to participate in a groundbreaking genetic anti-ageing research project at Imperial College London. Recruiting male and female non-smoking volunteers aged 35-65.
The aim of this study is to look at how your genetics can play a role in informing you about the skin-care products that are suitable and effective for you. There are many skin-care products available on the market today, most making claims about their active ingredients and how they may improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines. With so many products available, it can be difficult and even bewildering to decide which product to choose. Unlike for example, buying a mobile phone where it is often easy to follow the best recommendation of friends and family, with skin-care products, what works well for one person may not work as well with another. One of the key reasons for this lies in how we are all different and unique. This study is looking at genes, which we believe might be implicated in this intrinsic ageing process.
We would like to invite you to attend a short walk-in session at Imperial College in South Kensington to provide a saliva sample and complete a short questionnaire. This should not take more than 15 min. This sample will determine whether or not you can partake in the trial, as we will analyse genes in the saliva that impact how skin ages. We anticipate half of invited person will then be eligible for the full trial. The dates for the initial eligibility screening will be between the 4th and 26th of April. A variety of times will be available for you to attend and these can be arranged to suit you.
If selected you will then be invited to partake in the full trial, which will involve you applying a dermatologically tested anti-ageing serum specifically designed for your skin for 12 weeks. This trial will require you to attend 3 x 45 minute sessions at Imperial College for visual and photographic skin assessment. At the end of the trial subjects will receive an incentive for their participation. The dates for the 3 assessment sessions are 10-12 May, 21-23 June and 2-4 August.
Please email Dr. Belinda Nedjai at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend the trial or have any questions regarding recruitment or the trial itself.
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