DISCOVER THE DNA BEHIND YOUR SKIN
The groundbreaking discoveries of SK-II's study on skin DNA
In the second phase of SK-II’s landmark Skin Destiny Study, scientists made a fascinating discovery: that while DNA serves as a genetic blueprint for our individual skin risks, it certainly does not define our future skin.
Read on to find out why women do have control over how their skin ages over time, and have the potential to have crystal clear skin beyond their DNA.
THE STUDY OF SKIN GENETICS
In order to find out how DNA is related to skin conditions, SK-II scientists did intensive research on skin genetics with Genesis HealthCare. They uncovered three key gene codes that impact the overall clarity of skin – the genes that determine what skin we’re born with, as well as the skin issues and risks we are going to develop over the course of our lives. These three genes are:
GPX1: the genetic marker related to tone and spot causes
MMP1: the genetic marker related to collagen and its degradation
SOD2: the genetic marker related to anti-oxidation
During this research, SK-II scientists were able to map a clear relationship between these three key gene codes and the five dimensions that impact the overall clarity of skin: Texture, Radiance, Firmness, Spot Control, and Wrinkle Resilience. When the skin DNA within these genes carried higher risks, the skin condition would have a higher tendency to worsen with age. Analyzing these three gene codes can thus predict future skin issues or risks women may develop across the five dimensions.
SAME DNA, DIFFERENT RESULTS
In the second phase of the Skin Destiny Study, SK-II analyzed the skin DNA of 234 women. Among those who participated in the Skin Destiny Study, 114 were loyal users of Facial Treatment Essence and 120 were non-users. In addition to analyzing their skin DNA, their skin conditions were also measured using the Magic Ring test. While both groups showed no significant differences in DNA characteristics, the skin conditions between the long-term users and non-users actually showed great differences.
For the women who didn’t use SK-II, there was a high correlation between their skin’s DNA risk and their results along the five dimensions of crystal clear skin. That meant that when skin DNA carried higher risks, that skin's condition had a higher tendency to worsen with age.
However, in long-time users of Facial Treatment Essence, that relationship between skin DNA and the five dimensions of crystal clear skin was not observed. Even though they had similar skin DNA tendencies as the non-users, women who loyally used Facial Treatment Essence had better skin scores across the five dimensions - they had overcome their skin's DNA tendencies to emerge with beautiful skin beyond their DNA's potential.
GOING BEYOND DNA'S DESTINY
To further ascertain the efficacy of SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence, SK-II researchers conducted another study to investigate the influence of skin DNA on skin changes over time and the effect of using an SK-II regimen for a year.
The data revealed that non-users with higher skin DNA risks experienced a more significant decline in their skin quality over 10 years. However, within just two months of using an SK-II skincare regimen that included Facial Treatment Essence, outward signs of these risks became less visible on their skin, helping them achieve more beautiful skin beyond their DNA-determined destiny.
These results from the Skin Destiny Study further strengthen SK-II's promise of crystal clear skin. With Facial Treatment Essence, it is possible to go beyond your skin's DNA potential and achieve beautiful skin for years to come.
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There is a clear relationship between three key skin-related DNA markers and the five dimensions that impact the overall clarity of skin.
Non-users with higher DNA risks experienced a more significant decline in their skin quality over 10 years. However, within just two months of using an SK-II skincare regimen that included Facial Treatment Essence, outward signs of these risks became less visible on their skin.