HomeDNA™ Skin Care

Take the guesswork out of buying beauty products and unlock your skin's full potential.





Take the guesswork out of caring for your skin!

HomeDNA Skin Care is a science-based DNA test that identifies your skin’s genetic potential in seven key areas: Collagen Quality, Skin Elasticity, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sun Protection, Pigmentation, Skin Antioxidants, and Skin Sensitivity. Simply take the easy, at-home test and in just a few weeks you will receive a comprehensive genetic report from the lab that gives you personalized recommendations—based on your unique DNA—for the most effective topical ingredients, supplement ingredients, and professional treatments.

Kit Contents:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)

Results Back:

  • Just 6 weeks from receipt of samples at the lab

It's important to use the right product. Here's why:

There are lots of skin-care products out there, but there’s only one you. Because your skin is unique, a cream or treatment that works well for someone else might not be the right one for you. It’s important to understand exactly how your skin responds to environmental factors such as sun exposure, and which specific skin-care ingredients are best suited to your skin profile. A skin care DNA test can shed new light on your skin’s exact needs, our DNA skin care test kit can provide you with the answers you need.


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Due to state regulations, currently not available in New York and Maryland.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



HomeDNA Skin Care is a revolutionary DNA analysis and report that examines your genetic markers (SNPs) related to skin performance. With the remarkable advances in understanding the human genome, it's now possible to decipher your skin’s genetic profile and make informed treatment recommendations. The days of guessing which regimen will work best for you and feeling overwhelmed are over. Simply collect your DNA using the easy-to-use cheek swabs, mail the samples to our lab, and in less than 6 weeks, your results are ready for viewing in your secure online account. 

Benefits of DNA Skin Care:

Our skin care DNA test determines your skin’s unique characteristics in multiple categories, using a sample of your DNA. Our lab then develops a personalized profile, based on genetics. Your report gives topical, oral supplement, and professional treatment recommendations tailored just for you, to help you keep your skin looking younger and more vibrant. You can also spend money more wisely—never again will you have to go through the trial-and-error process of trying different products. Think of the time, frustration, and money you’ll save! 

How Our Scoring System Works

For each of the seven categories below, we show you where your DNA data falls along the spectrum between optimal and non-ideal. We tell you what your score means, why you are given that score, and customized solutions based on that score. 

Test Results Include:

  • Comprehensive analysis of the genetic markers that influence your skin’s potential
  • Detailed findings on top skin concerns:

1.     Collagen Quality

2.     Skin Elasticity

3.     Fine Lines & Wrinkles

4.     Sun Protection

5.     Pigmentation

6.     Skin Antioxidants

7.     Skin Sensitivity

  • Personalized recommendations for:

o   Topical ingredients—Such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Green Tea Extract

o   Supplement ingredients—Key nutrients like Vitamin D, Fish Oil and Curcumin

o   Professional treatments—Chemical peels, fillers, and more

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The Science

The Science

The Science Behind the Test

The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003 and the scientists behind HomeDNA Skin Care began uncovering the human skin's unique genetic blueprint. Since then, an additional 17 genetic skin markers have been discovered, opening up a new era in personalized skin management.

HomeDNA Healthy Skin is a scientifically-based DNA test that examines 28 genetic markers (SNPs) in 7 categories associated with skin aging. Each category is graded on a proprietary scale.

1. Collagen Quality

Collagen makes up approximately 75% of skin, and youthful skin is in large part because of healthy collagen levels. While collagen production naturally occurs throughout our lives the quality and quantity varies. As such many people can experience different levels of skin aging attributes based on each individual’s level of collagen quality. Some of the signs associated with this category: sagging, scarring, healing issues, hollowing, accelerated aging, and fine lines.

2. Skin Elasticity

When you are younger, your body has the ability to maintain skin flexibility, but after approximately 40 years of age, skin elasticity can decline due to a group of enzymes called MMPs. MMPs can increase structural damage to the skin and create imbalances that can lead to unstable collagen support leading to loss of skin and structure. Some of the signs associated with this category: increased collagen breakdown, sagging, jowls, nasolabial folds, healing issues, and premature wrinkling.

3. Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are not only formed from a decline in collagen levels but also from Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products. AGEs have the ability to target and stick to collagen and elastin fibers causing them to become rigid and brittle. This is sometimes described as rusty springs in a mattress. The effects of glycation at a skin’s cellular level may result in wrinkling, stiff or hardened collagen fibers, loss of elasticity, and compromised skin barrier functions.

4. Sun Protection

Your body is equipped with natural responses that help to break down photo products once they have penetrated your skin. A photochemical process helps assist in breaking down UV rays before they can do any major damage. Some of the signs associated with this category: fine lines and wrinkles, crepe-like/thinning skin, sun sensitivity, skin thickening/leathery skin.

5. Pigmentation

Melanin helps protect your skin by absorbing damaging UV rays when you are exposed to the sun. This exposure to sunlight can also cause your skin to produce more melanin in an attempt to protect the skin. As melanin production increases, skin will begin to tan and darken. The cause of most irregular skin pigmentation is by either an over or under production of melanin in the body. Some of the signs associated with this category: freckles, age spots, rough skin, texture, and discoloration.

6. Skin Antioxidants

A big part of premature skin aging is a result of free radical activity within the body. Free radicals are harmful molecules that are produced naturally from environmental exposures. The role of antioxidants is to help break down the damaging effects of free radicals. Antioxidants can also help slow some of the physical signs of aging to help preserve your skin’s natural glow. Some signs associated with this category: dull skin, uneven tone, blemishes, pigmentation, wrinkles, premature skin aging, and skin dehydration.

7. Skin Sensitivity

Skin sensitivities can create unnecessary stress and trauma to the dermis that can lead to tired and aged cells. This type of trauma can lead to even further sensitivity issues. Understanding if sensitivity may be an issue allows you to keep your skin as stress free as possible. Some of the signs associated with this category: skin dehydration, active ingredient sensitivities, fragrance sensitivities, itching and redness, environmental sensitivities, and premature aging.

How It Works

How It Works

5 Easy Steps to Get your HomeDNA Skin Care Analysis + Report

  1. BUY KIT: Order your complete DNA test through our online store today or check for a store near you that carries the DNA collection kit
  2. REGISTER KIT: Go online to HomeDNA.com and register your kit’s barcode
  3. COLLECT DNA: Use the cheek swabs found in the kit to collect your DNA and mail the samples to our lab
  4. ANALYZE DNA: You will receive an email when your samples arrive at the lab and our scientific team will extract and process your DNA to analyze the genes
  5. RECEIVE REPORT: You will receive an email within 6 weeks that your personalized report has been uploaded to your secure online account and is ready for viewing



Frequently Asked Questions:

The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003 and a group of scientists began uncovering the human skin's unique genetic blueprint. In 2008, their research led to the discovery of 15 genetic markers that played a role in skin protection and premature aging.  Since then, an additional 17 genetic skin markers have been discovered, opening up a new era in personalized skin management.


HomeDNA™Healthy Skin DNA  is a scientifically-based DNA test that examines 28 genetic markers (SNPs) in 7 categories associated with skin aging. Each category is graded on a proprietary scale.

The  scale in the report is based on an algorithmic calculation and is used to visually represent genetic risk factors skin-aging processes. It is used as a way to classify the response of different types of skin based on various genetic outcomes and other external factors, including ethnicity and lifestyle factors.

Yes. The skin health insights from your DNA test can point you toward the prevention measures most suited to you. Even if you followed everybody's advice to the letter, no one is able to accurately predict how your skin will age just by looking at you. If you're overwhelmed with contradictory advice about what's best for your skin; if you need motivation to maintain the long term health and quality of your skin; or if you just find it easier and more realistic to focus on areas where your skin is genetically weaker, then this test is a great resource. You no longer have to waste money guessing what works best for you!

No matter what age you are, it is never too late to focus on the future health of your skin.

While the HomeDNA Healthy Skin Test can be used as an analytical tool, it is the first to introduce solid predictability. Our ability to predict the future of the client’s skin based on their DNA forms the cornerstone of what this test is all about.

About This Brand

About This Brand

HomeDNA empowers you with valuable information contained in your own DNA. This targeted selection of easy, at-home genetic tests will help you make better health and wellness choices and provide important answers about family relationships both past and present. Brought to you by DNA Diagnostics Centre (DDC), this innovative product line includes:

  • HomeDNA Ancestry Analysis + Report
  • Home DNA Healthy Weight Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA Paternity Analysis + Report
  • HomeDNA Skin Care Analysis + Report

Established in 1995, DDC was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. We have built an international reputation based on our commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers. DDC's laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio is nationally and internationally recognized through multiple accreditations. 

As an industry leader in DNA testing we offer:

  • A fully-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and robotics to ensure accuracy
  • A large team of expert PhDs to conduct results screening, testing, and research
  • A secured facility with established screening protocols to guarantee privacy and security

For over 20 years, we have earned the trust of our customers by carefully handling more than 10 million DNA samples.Your sensitive DNA test results always remain confidential, and we will not sell your personal data to third parties. DDC is the DNA testing laboratory trusted around the world.

HomeDNA™ Skin Care is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waiting for results I would have preferred not have have to rate by stars. You can delete my rating. I am still waiting for the report so I have no idea how good you are. I would suggest you not ask anyone until after they have gotten the information they paid for.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very thorough report I recently had an opportunity to test this HomeDNA Skin Care. The response time was very reasonable between returning my kit and receiving the report. I was amazed at how thorough the report was and learned a tremendous amount of knowledge concerning my current and future skin care needs. I appreciate all the suggestions that the report provided, which I have already started to implement into my daily routine, and have already noticed a difference.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Skin I was happy with my results, the results gave me a clear understanding on things that may irritate my skin and things I may use to prevent skin issues in the future. After I speak with my Primary Care doctor about products I may use on my skin I believe I will be on the right track. I would definitely recommend this test !!
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful My HomeDNA Skin Care results were really informative. I was already making allot of healthy choices and the results from the test just made it easier to pinpoint what else I needed to do to age with grace.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Skni Care The results seem informative, but the print is very tiny...makes it very difficult to read. In addition to my eyeglasses, i need a magnifying lens to read it...so it is cumbersome.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really learned a lot about my skin! This was so easy to do and mail in and I got my results back quickly. It is nice to know which areas my skin needs help and which products would be beneficial.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Easy to use, results fairly quick I did it and my results were ready in about 3-4 weeks. I was not surprised about my results, well, just a couple of them. But otherwise, I knew what to expect.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DNA Skin test I like the features and the recommendations of their analysis but it took longer of what I've expected to get the results.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I'm so excited to try new healthy choices for my skin and appearance.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great to Learn About Your Skin If you're like me and tired of spending money on beauty and skincare products that don't work, I may have a solution for you. HomeDna.com offers easy at home genetic testing that can test your DNA to give you a little insight on the makeup of your skin to guide you to the skincare ingredients that will work best for you. I was lucky enough to receive a free sample of the Skincare DNA kit and I learned a lot about my skin DNA and what products should work best on my skin. I was surprised at how easy the process was to get the kit and the results. Each kit costs $99.00 and is designed to identify your skin's genetic potential in seven categories: Collagen Quality, Skin Elasticity, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sun Protection, Pigmentation, Skin Antioxidants, and Skin Sensitivity. I'm in my 30s, so skincare is really important to me, and I want to keep my skin looking its best, so I couldn't wait to try it. Once I purchased the kit, it arrived in the mail within the week. The next process is to collect your samples. The kit includes four cuetip like swabs which are swiped on your inner cheek to collect your DNA. The whole process takes just a couple of minutes and then you send the samples back to be tested. I liked that I received an email when my samples were received, so that I knew I would receive the results soon. The only tough part of the sampling was waiting for the results. My initial email said it would be about two weeks, but when the results didn't come, I contacted customer service and they said the lab needed a few more days for further testing. Within three weeks, my results showed up in my account and guided me to the makeup of my skin. The results of each of the seven categories is rated as non-ideal, standard and optimal for your skin and helps you learn what you have going on with your skin. The results are pretty easy to read, but also a little scary when you see how some of the results rate to the global average. I like that in each category with the results you get recommendations for topical ingredients, so you know what to look for in the skincare products you are buying, supplement ingredients, and professional treatments. The results come in PDF form so that you can reference it whenever you are shopping for products or need to go back and read it again. I had a non-ideal level of anti-wrinkle promotion which I knew since my skin is aging, but I liked learning about the ingredients that may help prevent fine lines and wrinkles such as peptides, kombucha, glycolic acid, glucosamine, and hyaluronic acids. I also had no idea how interconnected your diet and skincare was as it suggested less sugar in my diet to protect against sugar protein bonds that can cause wrinkles. Overall I was happy with the results because it definitely gave me a new insight to my skin and now I have a better idea of how to care for my skin. I like buying natural products, so I like that it also suggested things like grape seed extract, algae extract and thyme extract to further help my skin. I was happy to see that in some categories my risks were low, and it helped me see what areas to more focus on. My only suggestion for the results to better guide people is to give examples of products to buy, but I do like seeing what should work better for me. This is a product I recommend. I received a free sample, but my opinions are 100% my own and I think this is a great way to better know what skincare products to buy and how to keep your skin looking its best.
Date published: 2017-10-16
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