Scientists may have outdone themselves this time. They can now take our individual DNA and tailor-make the most advanced anti-aging serum ever, according to The Telegraph.
Using a microchip that - within a half-hour - analyzes a person's genetic code from a cheek swab, collagen degradation and antioxidant levels are used to create a personalized anti-aging cream. According to The Telegraph, clinical trials for Geneu (pronounced "gene you") have shown a reduction in wrinkles by 30 percent in 12 weeks time.
Regius Professor at Imperial College in London Chris Toumazou, who invented the cochlear ear implant, the artificial pancreas for Type 1 diabetics and the wireless heart monitor, won the 2014 European Inventor of the Year award for his microchip.
"It's not really skincare; it's skin health," Toumazou said, according to The Telegraph. "The skin is the largest organ in the body."
Have you ever seen a person in their 60s or 70s with smooth, supple skin? Those with great skin later in life most likely spend their collagen supplies slower than the average ager, so not all skin types require the same anti-aging approach.
"Too much collagen will damage the skin," Toumazou said, according to The Telegraph. "You will get collagen overload. Too little and it won't have an impact. This test shows exactly how much can be metabolized."
The serum costs about $940 (£600) for a four-week treatment.
Toumazou said he hopes his microchip could advance other areas of medicine, including personalizing doses of drugs, such a statins, according to The Telegraph.
"In a way, it's not about the serum, it's about the science," Toumazou said, according to The Telegraph. "And people are fascinated by what is going on in their DNA. They want to know about themselves, and they come away with something that's entirely bespoke to them."