The founder of a skin care start-up believes that understanding the skin microbiome may play a more important role than genetics when it comes to personalising skin care.
Dr Oliver Worsley told CosmeticsDesign-Asia in August that the skin microbiome is “more important than we give it credit for”.
In the early 2000s, Worsley was involved in research into the human genome, a project which highlighted the limitations of using DNA.
“We quite quickly realised after that it didn't bring as many breakthroughs in understanding medicine than we thought it would do. We thought understanding your genome would give all the answers we need in medicine, but actually that wasn't the case,” he said.