To what extent is skin ageing determined by genetics and lifestyle?
Both are inextricably linked to each other. The extent to which your lifestyle affects the skin aging process depends on your genes. You sometimes hear the phrase ‘that person has good genes' when someone looks good for her/his age. If you carry 'good genes', your DNA has fewer errors. It can, as it were, form a 'buffer' against external stress factors (such as lifestyle factors). This means that the risk of skin aging is lower compared to someone else. Note: this is obviously on the condition that there is no exaggeration. Even when you have ‘good genes’ but smoke every day, for example, this will effect your skin. Excess harms .... always!
The opposite is also true: when you carry genetic defects, so-called 'mutations', you have a higher risk of accelerating skin aging because your skin is not as resistant to external stress factors. If we have to put a number on it, it would be 60%-40%, although there is still a debate. The extent, to which your lifestyle is determinative is also age-related.
Which genetic factors are examined and how do they affect the skin?
The factors I have chosen on a genetic level can be divided into 4 important biological processes; properties that characterise healthy skin;
- antioxidant capacity
- elasticity & wrinkles
- intact skin barrier
Within each biological process, we examine the genes that contribute to these elements and are responsible for it (e.g. the genes that are important in the hydration process). We then investigate whether or not these genes have defects. If that is the case, you carry a higher risk. It is up to the Nomige products to adjust these defects via speciﬁc ingredients.
What does the name Nomige mean?
The word Nomige is a phonetic game (a Verlan) inverting the syllables of 'genome'. Your genome is synonymous with your DNA, the DNA that serves as the basis for the products. And the logo is a stylized ﬁngerprint that looks like a maze at the same time, which symbolizes the search for the right product. '
How did the Nomige idea originate?
The idea arose, on the one hand from a personal frustration but also from a scientiﬁc observation. Personally, I thought it was a long and difﬁcult search for the right product. There are so many different brands and so many promises, I did not know what or who to believe. Now I trust my DNA; it does not lie and is objective. It is also scientiﬁcally proven that every skin is unique, so why would you fall back on that arbitrary classiﬁcation of oily, dry or mixed skin?
I have very allergic skin. Is Nomige the solution?
Although we strive to develop formulas suitable for sensitive and allergic skin, it is not possible to offer a 100% guarantee. There are so many different allergens that it is almost impossible to take all of these into account. From your DNA you can deduce whether you carry a risk for an (over) sensitivity, yet it is not possible to specify on which substances you will or will not react.
I have a skin disease. Can Nomige derive that from my DNA?
No. Nomige analyses genes that play a role in the skin aging process. We do not make diagnoses or offer therapeutic treatments. For the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, chronic acne, ... we advise you to contact a dermatologist.
How does the ordering process work?
The process consists out of 3 steps;
- You complete the lifestyle test online
- You place your order. After 2 days you will receive your DNA kit at home.
- You follow the instructions, collect your saliva sample and send it back.
From then on, we do all the work: your DNA is analysed and your product package is made and sent to you. Overall it takes up to 4 weeks from the moment we receive your saliva sample.
I have gone through the lifestyle test and created an account, but I have not ordered yet. What should I do now? If you want to order your full Nomige package, you will have to go through the lifestyle test again and complete the entire ordering process. If you have already created an account, log in ﬁrst. You do this by clicking on the drop-down box in the upper right corner of the home page. Then you go back to 'buy now' and start your lifestyle test.
What makes Nomige different?
- We make tailormade products; personalised based on your DNA and lifestyle
- Ingredients with high 'in vivo' concentrations
- You receive 4 products for a complete treatment
- A solution for all your skin problems
How can I reorder Nomige products?
- Go to nomige.com
- Log in to your personal account via the drop-down box in the upper right corner.
- Go to 'my products'
- Order your products
How much does it cost to reorder Nomige products?
When you have ﬁnished your products after 3-4 months, you can re-order them individually in your personal account (log-in).
- Day cream (Lifestyle cream): £75
- Day serum: £105
- Night cream: £120
- Night serum: £90
How long do I have to wait for my results?
On average you will receive your DNA results 2-3 weeks after we have received your DNA sample. We will send the DNA report via e-mail. From then on you can always consult your results in your personal account on the website.
How should I save my saliva sample?
Tighten the cap of the tube until you hear a click, and just store it at room temperature.
How long can I save the saliva sample?
From the moment the tube is properly clicked (with an audible click) you can keep the sample for several months.
I received a gift voucher. How should I use it?
Keep your code at hand. It consists of 8 characters. You can ﬁnd your code on your gift card in the top right corner.
- Go to https://nomige.com/en/buy-now and start your lifestyle test
- Complete your lifestyle test until you see the result & add to your shopping cart
- Enter your code in the appropriate ﬁeld and press the button 'validate your discount code'. The amount should be 0
- Register by ﬁlling in your name, e-mail, and password
- Tick the boxes 'I accept the terms and conditions of Nomige' and 'You accept that your DNA is being analysed'
- Enter the rest of your details
- Choose a shipping method and place your order
To collect your DNA, follow the instructions included in your DNA kit.
I lost my gift voucher. What now?
You have 2 options;
1. Contact us by mail or telephone and tell us who gave you the gift voucher.
2. Contact the person from whom you received the gift voucher. He or she will have received an e-mail with the code. Ask for the e-mail with the subject line 'Nomige gift voucher'.
Why is Nomige more expensive than others?
The Nomige package is tailor-made. You receive 4 personalised products based on your DNA and lifestyle. These products will last you 3 to 4 months.
The cost of the DNA analysis is included in the price. You only have to do this analysis once.
Why do I get 4 products?
The Nomige package consists of 4 products to ensure a complete treatment; you will receive products for the day and night including a serum and a cream. Spreading the products out over time allows your skin to properly process them. Just like eating; you should eat several meals during the day instead of only 1 large breakfast.
Every product has a speciﬁc function thanks to its ingredients. These come into their own when administered individually.
How do I log in?
Go to the homepage and log in via the drop-down box in the upper right corner.
Can I give the Nomige package as a gift?
You can gift the Nomige package to someone. Though, as the Nomige products are personalised, the recipient will still have to provide us with their details themselves. Instead of ordering the actual products, we provide you with a beautiful gift voucher + the DNA kit.
To purchase a gift voucher, go to 'buy now' and click in the golden frame on 'surprise someone - buy as a gift'
I am unable to place an order because someone is already logged in. What should I do?
Click on 'my account' icon in the drop-down box in the top right corner. You will see the overview of the account. Press 'Log out'. Go back to the homepage and start your order process.
My marble block is broken. Can I buy it again?
For now, it isn’t possible to purchase the marble block via the website. Please, just send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Nomige also for men?
Yes, Absolutely! Admittedly, the packaging and pink colors might be a bit distracting, but Nomige works just as well for men :-)