Hello Lauren,

My name is Annabell,  and I created your optimized skincare routine and planI focused on your high and medium priorities based on your DNA test. I also considered your Yudoyu quiz results which told us about your skin type and feelings about your skin. Your personalized routine includes products packed with ingredients that, with consistent use, will improve current skin quality and protect your future face.  Please add lifestyle and dietary changes (outlined below) for an added boost toward happier, healthier skin!

Liz and The Yudoyu Team

We are here to help if you have any questions! Email us at hello@yudoyu.com.

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Combination + Uneven Tone + Enlarged Pores + Over 40

PLUS: Niacinamide, Vitamin E, Azelaic Acid, Peptides, Ceramides

AVOID: Retinol, Bakuchiol, Essential Oils


Our lab tests 16 core and dozens of secondary genetic markers that contribute to skin protection and premature aging and can play a big role in your skin’s future well-being.

The genes tested are cataloged according to their structural, functional, and metabolic effects on the skin. 

Each Skin DNA category provides 1 of 3 outcomes: High Risk, Medium or Low Risk.

  • Collagen: High Risk 1-31% | Medium 32-70% | Low Risk 70-100%
  • Glycation: High Risk 1-50% | Medium 50-99% | Low Risk 100%
  • Pigmentation + UV: High Risk 1-57% | Medium 58-75% | Low Risk 76-100%
  • Antioxidant Protection: High Risk 1-56% | Medium 57-70% | Low Risk 71-100%
  • Sensitivity: High Risk 1-56% | Medium 57-69% | Low Risk 70-100%

How does your skin compare with the rest of the population?

Yudoyu’s partner lab SkinDNA® has established one of the world’s largest derma genetics databases with more than 2 million DNA profiles*.

Our data allows us to discover distinctive skin aging traits shared between groups of people.


Your Skin DNA Risk Scores

Collagen + Elasticity
Collagen Breakdown

Genetically, your body is working at a near optimum. You are producing close to normal levels of collagen to counteract the breakdown process.


COLLAGEN BREAKDOWN: Impaired – You may break down collagen faster than it is produced and be prone to skin laxity and looseness.

COLLAGEN PROTECTION: Normal – Your body produces the antioxidant responsible for protecting collagen at an optimal level.

Wrinkling (Glucose Related)

Genetically, your body has a reduced ability to efficiently break down glucose. Excess glucose has been linked to a number of age related traits, amongst them – wrinkles.


WRINKLE FACTOR: Impaired – You have a less-than-optimal ability to break down glucose efficiently. This may lead to a loss in elasticity, causing fine lines around the lips and eyes, vertical lines across the cheeks, thinning skin, and rough skin texture. 

Pigmentation + UV Damage

You have a higher probability to experience irregular pigmentation and burning. Your test indicates a number of vulnerabilities in the production of melanin and other processors that function to protect your skin from the sun.


MELANIN 1: Deficient – Your body produces irregular volumes of melanin (pigment). As a result, your skin is sensitive when exposed to sunlight.

MELANIN 2: Normal – You tend to tan. However, prolonged exposure may still cause sensitivity, freckling & pigmentation with minimal sunburning symptoms. Using sunblock is good for everyone

PHOTO DEFENSE: Impaired – Your body is functioning less than optimally in breaking down free radicals produced from UVB rays. These “Burning” Rays are responsible for sunburns and pigmentation responses.

UV RADIATION REPAIR: Deficient – Your result suggests you are not adequately repairing DNA damage caused by UVA ray exposure (often called the “Aging” Rays).

UV FREE RADICAL REPAIR: Deficient – You have less than optimal ability to breakdown UV Radicals produced by sun exposure. This gene is crucial for maintaining the overall health and integrity of the skin by aiding the body in repairing UV radical damage.

Free Radical Damage
Free Radical Damage

You have a moderate ability to produce essential antioxidants. Your results also suggest that you are unlikely to be sensitive to Environmental Pollutants.


ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCTION: Impaired – Your gene outcomes show that you have less than the optimal ability to produce either of two important antioxidants. This could make you more prone to rough texture and dull skin tone.

POLLUTION DEFENSE: Normal – Quinones are highly active by-products that stem from pollutants such as UV radiation, car exhaust fumes, carbon, and cigarette smoke. Once absorbed into the skin (if not efficiently broken down) they can begin to oxidize and cause damage within the skin’s wall. Your results suggest that your skin is OPTIMAL at fending off quinones produced by environmental pollutants.

Skin Sensitivity

Your results indicate that you have near-normal risk factors for chemical sensitivity and skin inflammation. You may sometimes experience skin irritation when using highly active products.


INFLAMMATION: Normal – Your body has a normal inflammatory response to irritants.

XENOBIOTIC DETOX: Normal – Your body can break down xenobiotic compounds such as cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, air pollution, and alcohol. Keep in mind these compounds can still be harmful to you!

SKIN SENSITIVITY: Impaired – You may be prone to contact inflammation or irritations caused by cleaning chemicals, perfumed products, active skincare ingredients, preservatives, essential oils, and/or chemical exfoliants.

YOUR Personalized Routine

…based on your results.

Want to start smaller? Try your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer first, then add more later.

  • Ingredients address pigmentation, support collagen (which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles) 
  • Balances combination skin and clarifies pores
  • Proven Heroes: Niacinamide, Vitamin E, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Omega Fatty Acids + High in Antioxidants), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Stable form of Vitamin C)
  • Witch Hazel clarifies and tightens pores, balancing combination skin 
  • Balances combination skin and clarifies pores
  • Helps to brighten the skin and even out skin tone by reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis, which improves skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Proven Heroes: Witch Hazel, Finger lime (Natural AHA), Tea Tree Leaf, Niacinamide, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus
  • Encourages cell turnover, making it ideal for targeting the appearance of dark spots, sun damage, and glycation wrinkling.
  • Balances Combination Skin
  • Perfect as a skin firming serum or a light moisturizer in the summer months.
  • Proven Heroes: Azelaic Acid, Niacinamide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Stable Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate, Kakadu Plum, Vitamin E
  • Naturally helps boost your body’s defense against UV free radicals
  • Full of antioxidants to support your skin as you age
  • Moisturizing with out being greasy
  • Addresses surface wrinkles and pigmentation
  • Proven Heroes: Hydroxyproline, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Stable Vitamin C), Vitamin E, Phytic Acid
  • Adds and extra boost to your natural sun defense – use under your sun screen
  • Contains cell regenerating and soothing peptides
  • Proven Heroes: Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E, Myristoyl Nona Peptide-3

Remember to use a broad-spectrum SPF daily (rain or shine). You’ll find more great choices and add-ons in your “just for YU shop.”

Healthier, Happier Skin is Achievable

Here is your personalized skincare plan based on your results!


Add these easy-to-do lifestyle habits to your daily routine.

  • Limit UV exposure, and use sun protection daily to reduce the incidence of irregular pigmentation and UVA skin sensitivity.
  • Limit Sugar and Processed Foods: Excessive sugar consumption can lead to glycation, a process where sugar molecules attach to collagen fibers, causing them to become stiff and brittle. Limiting your intake of sugary and processed foods can help preserve collagen integrity.


Look for these topical ingredients when shopping for skincare.

  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) has anti-glycation properties and supports overall skin health. 
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) – May have anti-glycation properties and can brighten the skin, inhibit melanin production, and promote an even skin tone.
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol) An antioxidant that works well to boost natural UV defense when combined with vitamin C. Always remember to use your sunscreen! for sensitive skin


Please consult your doctor before you begin a new dietary plan.

  • Antioxidant-rich Foods neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress (including UV related stress), which can contribute to glycation and sun damabe. Include foods high in antioxidants such as berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), dark leafy greens (spinach, kale), artichokes, pecans, and kidney beans in your diet.
  • Yay! for Dark Chocolate which contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from UV damage and improve skin texture. Choose dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or higher) for the most benefits.
  • Low-Glycemic Index Foods cause a slower and more gradual increase in blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of glycation. Focus on consuming whole, unprocessed foods such as non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini), legumes (beans, lentils), nuts, seeds, and whole grains (quinoa, barley, oats).


These minimally-invasive professional treatments will benefit your skin’s texture and make you glow!

  • Chemical peels containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic acid or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acid can help exfoliate the skin’s surface and promote cell turnover. This can improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and appearance of irregular pigmentation
  • Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response, leading to increased collagen production and skin renewal, improving the appearance of sun damage, including fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.

Want to dig deeper? Learn about the causes and symptoms of poor skin health, and view our comprehensive list of beneficial ingredients and treatments.

Your DIY At-Home Treatments and Tools

Selected for you!

Facial Massage

Smooth wrinkling and chase away free radicals!

Lymphatic Facial Massage MapLymphatic drainage is a facial massage to boost the body’s natural draining system. The face is left visibly more lifted, firm, and youthful by assisting in the movement of excess toxins, water, fats, and proteins down the lymph vessels and into the nodes!

Step 1: Apply treatment oil or cleansing balm of choice. Fingers should not drag but glide easily over the skin with little to no resistance.

Step 2: Follow the directional guide demonstrated in the illustration. Using light pressure, gently massage the face upwards and outwardly. Pressure should be not unlike moving a pen across a table. The key is to lift and relax muscles! If redness occurs, lighten the pressure.

Step 3: Finish with a glass of water, herbal tea, or warm broth for added hydration.


What if I’m doing this wrong?

If you are working in upward and outward motions with light, relaxing amounts of pressure, you are certain to fight against one of the main causes of wrinkles – gravity.

Jade facial rollers

  • Facial Rollers
  • Gua Sha Stones
  • Cupping Sets


Devices & Tools

Caucasian woman using an ultrasonic facial scrubber

Best for Glycation and Pigmentation

  • Microcurrent devices use low-level electrical currents to stimulate facial muscles, improve circulation, and promote collagen production. They can help lift and tone the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin firmness.
  • LED light therapy devices emit specific wavelengths of light to target various skin concerns, including acne, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and aging. 

Yudoyu Recipes for YOUR Skincare Success!

† Watch for the symbol: These products and ingredients may contain high amounts of iodine. See the iodine warning below before using.

Thyroid Disease Warnings: If you, or someone in your family, are prone to or suspect you might have thyroid disease, we recommend avoiding the use of all of the following ingredients in both skincare and supplements unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider:

  • Seaweeds
  • Algaes
  • Kelps
  • Sea Fennel
  • Caviar
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Iodine or Iodinized Ingredients

These ingredients are enormously high in iodine content, a proven, major thyroid disruptor. When applied topically, they can enter the bloodstream.

Resources: https://www.drchristianson.com/the-iodine-controversy/