geneOnyx™ research team investigates the role of human genetic variations called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s) in relation to skin health. The team establishes correlations between the genetic variations and the effectiveness of active ingredients in skincare products. geneOnyx also integrates life style and environmental factors together with genetic information into the selection of the best skincare product for the individual.
The skin responds to an ever-changing environment of temperature, humidity, pollution, physical and chemical stressors, ranging from cleansing to the extreme of ultraviolet radiation exposure. Through accessing these factors when considering the genetic make-up we are able to obtain the best possible solution for one’s skincare needs.
The skin care industry spends millions in research and development to find products which are increasingly effective for one’s skincare needs. Each active ingredient can be metabolised and/or absorbed differently by an individual, however this ability is based upon the genetic makeup of each individual person.
The geneOnyx™ research team have been studying the metabolic pathways of many ingredients and created an extensive database of active ingredients. These ingredients may be more or less efficacious in certain individuals due to the presence of certain SNP’s. geneOnyx™ will then select ingredients according to their ability to compensate for a specific need we identified.
As an example collagen fragmentation is responsible for loss of structural integrity and impairment of fibroblast function in aged human skin. Individuals with a specific genetic variation will degrade collagen more rapidly than the average person. In this case treatments that stimulate production of new collagen should provide substantial improvement to the appearance and health of aged skin.
At geneOnyx™ we are at the forefront of cutting edge science and we are constantly updating our database with new innovative active ingredients.