Can genetics personalise skincare?

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Can genetics personalise skincare?
« on: 20/05/2015 12:01:02 »
I recently saw a business advertising personalised skincare based on genetic analysis. Assuming they are picking up genes which influence the skin in their lab is it really as simple as this allele + this active ingredient = beautiful skin? Or is skin affected by a range of genes, with different levels of penetrance, and unlikely to be so easily classified and treated? They also cover lifestyle and environmental factors when formulating the "personalised" skincare, but I'm wondering how much of a role the genes and genetic analysis really play?
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