Genetically-customized Skin Cleansers

Designing Genetically Customized Skin Cleansers

If you've tried to choose a skin cleanser that provides maximum results, you know it's often a gamble as to which one will work for you. Skin cleansers are designed to remove bacteria, dirt, excess oil and other substances that can cause odors and infections. However, if you are using a cleanser that isn't right for you, you could be stripping away the valuable moisture that protects your skin or adding extra oils that will irritate your skin.

But how do you know which cleanser is right for you? This is the exact question that has prompted research on formulating the "perfect skin cleanser." Cosmetics companies claim that, based on your skin type and personal history, they are striving to design cleansers that contain only the ingredients that work for your skin type.

For example, if your skin cells show signs of low hydration levels, your genetically customized cleanser might be formulated to leave out certain alcohols that could further dry out your skin. This same cleanser might have a hint of moisturizer to help retain some of your natural oils. Likewise, if your skin analysis shows a buildup of old skin cells and slow cell turnover, your cleanser might contain an exfoliant to help rejuvenate the skin and promote new cell growth.

Some of these principles might sound familiar to you since there are currently skin cleansers on the market made for dry, oily and combination skin. What are the benefits of looking beyond just the three basic types of skin?