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What Is Exposome, and How Does It Affect Our Skin Age?


Aging comes with the passage of time. However, it isn't hard to notice that people of the same age can age very differently, some faster, some slower. Do our genes define how fast we age? Or are external factors the main culprit?

Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum 

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While it is difficult to pinpoint one cause for the difference in skin aging, we can safely say that genetics play a huge part in deciding how fast we age. However, our exposome contributes to our skin age too.


Your exposome adds years to your skin’s visible age

The latest research in epigenetics suggests that our exposome, otherwise known as our environment and lifestyle, accounts for up to 50% of visible signs of skin aging. Factors that make up our exposome include our behaviour, climate, UV exposure, pollution, sleep, diet and stress.

Pioneering research shows that a chronically unhealthy exposome leads to premature wrinkles, loss of elasticity and uneven skin tone. On average, smoking can make skin look 2 years older, excess sun 6.5 years older, poor sleep quality 2.5 years older, and an unhealthy diet 2 years older.


NEW Phyto-Nature Firming Serum is clinically proven to give 5 years back*

*By reducing the appearance of premature wrinkles. Based on a 32-subject, 8-week clinical study performed at a reputable Contract Research Organization. 50% of subjects achieved at least a 5-year improvement.

Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum

 Before (close-up) After (close-up)


Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum

Instead of promising the impossible – eternal youth in a bottle – Phyto-Nature Firming Serum gives back what your exposome takes away. In clinical studies, this serum:

- Reduced skin’s visible age by 5 years*
- Decreased the appearance of fine lines after just 1 application
- Doubled skin’s luminosity after just 1 application
- Reduced visible wrinkles after 4 weeks


Harnesses the innate power of skin

Phyto-Nature Firming Serum works by reawakening and safeguarding the nature of younger-looking skin. This groundbreaking dual-phase serum contains a firming phase powered by Sapphire-bound biomimetic peptides to help firm skin and reinforce skin defenses against your exposome. The Sapphire helps shield the peptides and increase their bioavailability as they work to mimic natural qualities of skin that decline with exposome-driven aging.

A botanical pharmacopeia of the world’s most potent antioxidants

Phyto-Nature Firming Serum also contains a lifting phase powered by modern plant-based technology and ancient botanical wisdom.

Reawaken skin through the power of touch

Dermalogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum

Phyto-Nature Firming Serum will be accompanied by a virtual advisor that will combine the power of the professional skin therapist with artificial intelligence and augmented reality to optimize product benefits. Users will be diagnosed for skin condition and emotional state, and then coached by an augmented reality mirror on their phone or tablet through a personalized acupressure application technique.


Made to promote a healthy exposome

The skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute believe that a healthy lifestyle and environment are important for healthy skin, which is why this product has been certified cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan, and formulated without artificial fragrances or colours.



Phyto-Nature Firming Serum comes in a 40mL / 1.3 US FL OZ bottle. Find it at #B1-283, Jewel, Changi Airport, AsterSpring (14 centres islandwide) and authorized Dermalogica skin centres starting on 10 January 2020 at S$238.