The word "iuno" is commonly believed to have originated from the Latin language, which was widely spoken in ancient Rome. It is typically associated with the goddess Juno, who was considered the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. According to ancient Roman mythology, Juno was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, and was also associated with fertility, wealth, and the protection of women.
iuno cultivates youthful, glowing skin through celebrating your uniqueness. If we split iuno into two parts we have “i” and “uno”; you are one of a kind. We decided that nobody shares the same skincare concerns day after day and we want to celebrate your individuality. With that in mind, our researchers understand that your proteome is more unique to you than your DNA. What your DNA is to a recipe; your proteome is to the final dish that is served in its entirety, from the fresh ingredients to the immaculate environment in which it is served. We want to make sure your ingredients are ripe and correct and that your restaurant is clean and up to the highest standard. We treat skincare from the inside out and our products that target your unique proteins.
If we return to our recipe vs. dish metaphor, iuno protein analysis is able to determine what ingredients (biological factors) your body utilizes when producing new skin cells, we look at the quality and content of these ingredients to determine the quality and appearance of your skin. As skin cells regenerate every 28 days; our products are able to help those cells before they even reach the surface of your skin. Additionally, that recipe cannot change, but the quality of your ingredients can, which is why we look to your proteome rather than your DNA to see how skin concerns will be expressed. As the ingredient quality changes we can expect to see improved skin condition over time AND we are able to measure those improvements to make sure your skincare is working its best.
Some examples of commonly known proteins are collagen and elastin. You have probably heard of them through other skincare treatments or nutritional supplements. What you may not know is that these proteins exist within your body as well, and contribute to the youthful bouncy appearance of your skin.
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iuno Meets YOUR Proteome
The iuno SkinDetect Test can analyze the abundance of proteins in your body and determine what skincare formulation will best support the production of these proteins within YOUR body. With one finger prick and few drops of blood we can analyze your proteome and supply you with personalized skincare targeted to the skin concerns that we test for. You can also opt out of our skincare and just utilize the Assessment to get to know your skin a bit better.
Nobody knows you better than YOU, so let’s let your biology do the talking and let your individuality shine.
So what exactly is your proteome?
Proteome analysis is a technique used to identify and analyze the entire set of proteins expressed by an individual's body. Each person's proteome is unique and can provide valuable information about their health status. By comparing an individual's proteome to reference proteomes, researchers can identify unique protein signatures that may be indicative of certain health conditions.
For example, if an individual has a protein signature that is associated with a specific type of skin concern, proteome analysis can help identify that signature and provide insight into the progression and severity of the condition.
Overall, proteome analysis is a powerful tool for understanding an individual's unique biology and health status. By identifying unique protein signatures and monitoring changes over time, iuno professionals can develop targeted therapies and treatments that are tailored to an individual's specific needs and characteristics, improving the effectiveness and precision of interventions.
What are the applications of Proteomics in skincare?
Proteome analysis can be used in the field of skincare to develop individualized products tailored to an individual's specific skin needs and characteristics. Proteins play a crucial role in maintaining skin health, and their expression levels can vary depending on factors such as age, gender, and skin type.
By analyzing an individual's proteome, we at iuno, can identify the specific proteins expressed in their skin and gain insights into their skin's unique needs and characteristics. This information is used to develop personalized skincare products that target specific skin concerns and deliver optimal results.
For example, proteome analysis can be used to identify proteins that contribute to skin aging and wrinkles, such as collagen and elastin. By developing products that target these specific proteins, we offer personalized anti-aging solutions that are tailored to an individual's unique skin needs.
Proteome analysis can also be used to identify proteins that contribute to skin conditions such as acne or eczema, rosacea, skin redness and sensitivity and hyperpigmentation.
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So what are peptides?
Peptides are small chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. Proteome, on the other hand, refers to the entire set of proteins that are expressed by an organism or a particular tissue or cell type.
The relationship between peptides and proteome is that peptides are the components that make up proteins, which in turn contribute to the proteome.
Overall, peptides and proteomes are intimately connected, with peptides being the building blocks of proteins, and proteins contributing to the overall proteome.
And how are they used in skincare?
Peptides are the latest buzzword in skincare, and for good reason. These small chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, have been shown to have a range of benefits for the skin, from reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to supporting healthy skin function and promoting a more radiant complexion.
One of the key benefits of peptides in skincare is their ability to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and support to the skin, and its production declines with age, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Peptides can signal skin cells to produce more collagen, helping to improve skin firmness and elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition to their collagen-boosting properties, peptides can also help address a range of other skin concerns. For example, some peptides have antimicrobial properties and can help fight bacteria that contribute to acne breakouts. Others can help regulate melanin production and reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Peptides can be incorporated into a range of skincare products, including serums, moisturizers, and eye creams. They are often used in combination with other active ingredients, such as antioxidants, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid, to create targeted formulations that address specific skin concerns.
When shopping for peptide-containing skincare products, it's important to look for products that contain high-quality peptides and are formulated with effective concentrations. Look for products that list specific peptides on their ingredient list, such as palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, carnosine, oligopeptide-1 or acetyl hexapeptide-8, and be wary of products that make vague or unsubstantiated claims about their peptide content.
So, if you're looking to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion, peptides may just be the secret ingredient you've been missing.
How are they different from exosomes?
Peptides and exosomes are both important components of cellular communication and have potential applications in various fields, including skincare and regenerative medicine. However, while peptides are short chains of amino acids, exosomes are small extracellular vesicles that contain a variety of bioactive molecules, including proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.
In skincare, both peptides and exosomes have potential applications for promoting healthy skin function and improving skin appearance. Peptides can be used as active ingredients in skincare products to target specific skin concerns, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or supporting collagen production. Exosomes, on the other hand, have been shown to promote skin regeneration and improve the appearance of aged or damaged skin.
Overall, while peptides and exosomes are different types of molecules, they are both important components of cellular communication and have potential applications in various fields, including skincare.
Look out for our new product line with exosomes releasing later this year!