Hello Lori,

My name is Liz,  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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Dry + Hyperpigmentation + Over 40 with concerns about wrinkles and firmness


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%
  • Normal: Indicates that you do not have any genetic variations and that the gene is functioning optimally.
  • Impaired: Indicates that you have one variant(SNP) and that genetic processes are functioning less than optimally.
  • Deficient: Indicates that you have two or more variants (SNPs) and that the gene’s processes are functioning minimally.

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 traits shared between groups of people.

Your Skin DNA Risk Scores

Gene performance is either normal, impaired, or deficient. Remember, your DNA is only a part of your skin equation, and we can help you on YOUR path to healthier, happier skin.

Collagen + Elasticity
Collagen Breakdown

Your results indicate that more collagen is breaking down and less is being produced.


COLLAGEN BREAKDOWN: Deficient – This enzyme is heightened. You may break down collagen faster than it is produced and be prone to skin laxity, sagging, deeper smile lines.

COLLAGEN PROTECTION: Impaired – The antioxidant responsible for protecting your collagen functions less than ideally. Your skin may not receive the support it needs to keep collagen healthy. 

Wrinkling (Glucose Related)

Your body has a reduced ability to 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: Impaired – Your body is prone to irregular melanin production, causing sensitivity to sunlight.

MELANIN 2: Impaired – You might experience freckling, other pigmentation spots, and/or white spots. If tan, it may look uneven.

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: Impaired – Your result suggests you may not adequately repair DNA damage caused by UVA exposure (often called the “Aging” Rays).

UV FREE RADICAL REPAIR: Deficient – Your genes may only have a minimal ability to repair damage from Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress produced by the sun and UVA exposure.

Free Radical Damage
Free Radical Damage

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


ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCTION: Impaired Your genes have a less than optimal ability to produce Superoxide Dismutase Antioxidant and Glutathione Antioxidant, arguably the body’s most crucial antioxidants. The higher the levels the less prone we are to the destructive effects of free radicals.

POLLUTION DEFENSE: Normal – Your body has an optimal ability to break down pollutants, that can break down the skin’s cellular wall, such as car exhaust, carbon, and smoke.

Skin Sensitivity

Your results indicate that you may have an increased risk factor to sensitivity to chemical compounds, perfumed products, and active skincare ingredients.


INFLAMMATION: Impaired Your body may occasionally over-respond to perceived threats, irritating skin cells and causing itching, redness, skin sensitivity, hay fever, or other allergies.

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

SKIN SENSITIVITY: Normal – Your body has an optimal ability to break down toxic chemical compounds in everyday pollution. Likely, you do not suffer inflammation or irritations caused by perfumed products, active skincare ingredients, and general city pollution.

YOUR Personalized Routine

…based on your results.

Want to start smaller? Look for the * next to “add to cart” for your best beginner products.

  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): A powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV radiation. It also has moisturizing properties and supports skin barrier function.
  •  Dog (Rosa Canina) Rose Hip Oil: Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, rose hip oil helps to hydrate, brighten, and improve the overall texture of the skin.
  • Bakuchiol: A natural alternative to retinol, bakuchiol helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and promote collagen production.
  • Laminaria Digitata Extract (Brown Algae Extract): Rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, brown algae extract helps to moisturize and protect the skin from environmental damage.
  • Lactobacillus: Probiotic bacteria that can help to balance the skin’s microbiome, leading to healthier and more resilient skin.
  • Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract (Ivy Gourd Extract): Contains vitamins and antioxidants that can help to brighten and rejuvenate the skin, while also providing hydration.
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: A stable form of vitamin C that can help to brighten the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, and protect against free radical damage.
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside: Another stable form of vitamin C that provides antioxidant protection, boosts collagen production, and helps to even out skin tone.
  • Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract: Contains arbutin, a natural skin brightener that can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: The salt form of hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful humectant that helps to hydrate and plump the skin by attracting and retaining moisture.
  • Lactic Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that exfoliates the skin, helping to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and improve skin texture and tone.
  • Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3: A peptide that can help to stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3: A peptide that can help to stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate and Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine: Agents that may help to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
  • Arginine: An amino acid that helps to support skin health and repair processes.
  • Camellia Sinensis Extract (Green Tea Extract) and Tocopheryl Acetate: Help boost the skin’s natural protections against UV and environmental damage.
  • Retinyl Palmitate: A form of vitamin A that can help to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: The salt form of hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful humectant that helps to hydrate and plump the skin by attracting and retaining moisture.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E that provides antioxidant protection and helps to moisturize and nourish the skin.
  • Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide: Provide color and luminosity and help filter harmful UV rays.
  • Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3: A peptide that can help to stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: The salt form of hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful humectant that helps to hydrate and plump the skin by attracting and retaining moisture.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E that provides antioxidant protection and helps to moisturize and nourish the skin.
  • Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina: Provide color and luminosity and help filter harmful UV rays.
  • Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3: A peptide that can help to stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

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 UV radical damage.
  • Try a low-sugar diet to address your risk for glycation wrinkling and fight oxidative stress from the sun.
  • Limit Alcohol and Caffeine: Excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption can dehydrate the skin and impair collagen production.
  • Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to improve blood circulation and promote collagen synthesis.


Look for these topical ingredients when shopping for skincare.

  • Vitamin C works best with one of these other ingredient to provides added support from UVA & UVB damage while reducing pigmentation

  • Licorice extract contains compounds that inhibit tyrosinase activity, thereby reducing melanin production and fading hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage.

  • Peptides are short chains of amino acids that signal the skin to produce collagen. Peptides can help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity.

  • Bakuchiol is a natural retinol that stimulates skin cell reproduction. Ideal for sensitive skin

  • Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative stress, helping to preserve collagen and elastin fibers.

  • Hyaluronic Acid retains l000 times its weight in water. helps reduce appearance of glycated skin
  • Algae Extract minimizes cellular and tissue damage caused by glycation
  • Blueberry and Bilberry Extract are clinically proven to have anti-glycation effects resulting in younger looking skin


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

  • Protein-rich Foods are essential for skin repair and regeneration. Include lean protein sources such as poultry, fish, tofu, beans, and lentils in your diet to support collagen and sun damage repair.

  • Vitamin C-rich Foods can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation and aid in collagen synthesis. Include foods rich in vitamin C such as citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits), strawberries, kiwi, guava, bell peppers, and broccoli in your diet.
  • Foods Rich in Polyphenols have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help protect against glycation. Include foods rich in polyphenols such as green tea, black tea, red wine (in moderation), dark chocolate, and colorful fruits and vegetables (berries, cherries, grapes, apples, oranges, spinach).


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

  • Chemical Peels can help exfoliate the skin’s surface and promote cell turnover. This can improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance collagen synthesis, improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of sunspots
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening uses energy waves to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening existing collagen fibers. RF treatments can improve skin laxity, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments such as fractional laser therapy or ablative laser resurfacing are effective for reducing sunspots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles caused by sun damage. These treatments also target the deeper layers of the skin, promoting collagen remodeling and enhancing overall skin tone.

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

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

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Devices & Tools

Caucasian woman using an ultrasonic facial scrubber
  • 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 Red Light Therapy Masks emit specific wavelengths of light to target various skin concerns, including acne, inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and aging.
  • Microdermabrasion Devices use exfoliating tips or crystals to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, resulting in smoother, more radiant skin. They can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

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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/