Hey guys,

As you would see from the gram, we really do care about our skin!  

Both of us have been taught from a young age to always take our make up off each night,  make sure that we’re not using the wrong products for our skin type and also to do our research.  (Thanks, Mumma Vicki and Jacqui.)

With both of us now over 30- queue the cold shiver, we are really starting to think more about how we take care of our skin as we age.   

One of the things that we tend to forget about is that our genetics play a huge part in this.  So when I (Emma) had the opportunity to do the O-Cosmedics SkinDNA Testing, with the gorgeous Mel at Body & Soul Beauty Clinic I jumped at the chance.    Funnily enough, my Mum has had her DNA testing done as well and we were almost identical!

Now I know that most of you are thinking, isn’t the DNA testing to do with Ancestry.com????  Well, this is another form of DNA testing where the results create a personalised guide providing you with a tailored regime specifically for your skin.

SkinDNA is a revolutionary DNA laboratory test that examines 16 genetic markers in 5 different categories associated with skin aging. 

  1. Firmness + Elasticity
  2. Wrinkling (A.G.E)
  3. Sun Damage + Pigmentation
  4. Free Radical Damage
  5. Sensitivity + Inflammation

The whole process takes all of about 5-10 minutes and is as easy as taking a swab from your mouth, popping it in the box and sending it off to O-Cosmedics.  My results were back within about 3-4 weeks.

One of the other things that I really love about this process is that it also gives you the best O-Cosmedics products to use for your skin type.  Even better, they give you the exact ingredients for your skin, so that if you ever wanted to move away from their products (but why on earth would you??) then you know what things to look for! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

Mel from Body & Soul Beauty Clinic in Johnsonville (04 478 1119) took care of all of this for me, and when I got my results back she went through what everything meant and also adjusted any products or treatments as needed.

So if you have any questions or queries just pop us through an email or if you’re in the Wellington area, give Mel a call today for a consult- you won’t regret it!