What is i-Shape

Everyone wants to stay young, especially skin condition and physical condition. Knowing the condiiton of your skin can definitely help slow down ageing and improve skin underlying condition. There are 8 major test items for i-Shape including Collagen Regeneration Factor, Glycation Protection Factor,UV Light Protection Factor, Anti-Oxidation Factor, Anti-Inflammation Factor, Hip Circumference, Waist-Hip Ratio and Sweet Taste Preference. You can have a overview of your skin condition base on the test result in order to select the skincare products and treatments that best for you.
Suitable age :
6 months +
Specimen Required :
Turnaround Time :
About 4 weeks
Collagen Regeneration Factor
Elasticity refers to the synthesize and decompose speed of collagen.Everydays, collagen is synthesized and decomposed continuously. Collagen maintain a delicate balance of synthesis and breakdown in the healthy and young skin. However, the collagen are broken down if they damaged or superfluous. When the collagen is deficient, the speed of synthesis will increase to supply . If the complex and sensitive loss of synthesis-degradation balance is disrupted, this imbalance will cause the skin to deteriorate, such as more wrinkles, rough skin, and sagging.
-Collagen is an important part of the skin, accounting for 75% of the skin's net weight
-It helps to keep the skin firming, plumping and without wrinkles
-It is important role of the skin’s quantity and quality
Glycation Protection Factor
Tightening function refers to the glycosylation test. When glycosylation occurs, the glucose molecules in the body are linked to the collagen and elastic fibers in the skin, thereby forming a chemical link between these proteins. For example, glycosylated fibers (proteins) become rigid, lack elasticity, and reduce regenerative capacity. This will cause skin damage such as loosening, cracking, and thinning of the skin.
-Glycosylation is a recognized cause of accelerated skin aging
-This change will cause collagen and elastic fibers to lose
-The glycosylation can cause wrinkling, drying and sagging
Ultra-violet Light Protection Factor
The Freckle Protection refers to the ultraviolet(UV) protection test. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, the damage will gradually accumulate. Repeated damage will damage the DNA of the epidermal cells, leading to the occurrence of persistent inflammation and increase the oxidative stress of the tissues. Symptoms caused by the destruction of the sun include: changes in skin texture (rough wrinkles and yellowish skin tone), changes in blood vessels (broken-up blood vessels, breakage, dilation), pigmentation (age spots, freckles), skin lumps, and skin cancer.
-Excessive exposure to the sun's ultraviolet light can cause 90% of early skin aging
-Correct UV protection can prevent skin aging and also reverse the aging phenomenon that has emerged.
Anti-Oxidation Factor
Antioxidant refers to the natural antioxidants in the body - the tendency of protection of the superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase are two of the most powerful antioxidant molecules in the human body. They can remove free radicals that damage the skin and protect cells from oxidative damage. As their concentration is higher, they are less affected by free radical damage.
-Free radicals are recognized as one of the main causes of skin aging caused by cell oxidation
-Free radical damage causes more free radicals to form, forming a chain reaction, which causes serious damage to each layer of skin, including the underlying epidermis, dermis, and particularly fragile epidermis.
-Free radicals are associated with transmission factors of most known diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and cataracts
Anti-Inflammation Factor
Anti-inflammation refers to the function of the skin against foreign substances such as bacteria and chemicals. It is not only helps the healing of tissues, but also may limit the damage caused by chemicals and pollutants to skin cells.
-If the inflammation mechanism in the body is excessively active, it will be more likely to cause unnecessary inflammation and trauma to the skin cells. This will cause the skin to become irritated and become red for a long time. It will also increase the sensitivity of the skin to environmental pollutants and daily chemicals.
Hip Circumference
Hip circumference refers to the length of the most prominent part of the buttocks. Some people think that the slightly larger hip is a symbol of beauty and sex. The hip circumference of Chinese adult males is between 860mm and 895mm; the hip circumference of Chinese adult women is between 881mm and 926mm.
-In recent years, more and more women have exercised their hips through fitness. Studies have found that girls with large hips have more omega-3 fatty acids around their buttocks than others. Omega 3 fatty acids help block harmful fats and lower the risk of the development for cardiovascular disease. In addition, Omega 3 is an important element in the development of brain intelligence, and all people with large hips will be smarter.
Waist-Hip Ratio
Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference. The value is equal to the waist circumference divied by hip circumference. The role is to assess the accumulation of abdominal fat, the central obesity of excessive fat accumulation in the abdomen. It is not only affects the appearance, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
-Reducing the waist-to-hip ratio is important for aesthetics and health.
-People with fat around waist are more likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and other diseases than those around the buttocks.
Sweet Taste Preference
People with high taste preference have a special liking for desserts, sweets and other foods. Sweets bring satisfaction and happiness to people. When a person eats sweets, it activates dopamine neurons in the brain, which stimulate the nerve endings, making them excited and eager for it.
-Ingestion of too many sweets will cause the body's blood sugar to rise rapidly, causing glycosylation, which in turn causes the skin to become aging, indirectly causing an increase in androgens, and sebaceous gland secretion activity will also increase, which may easily cause acne.
-The total amount of white sugar consumed per day is about 30-40 grams, which is no more than 10% of the total daily intake of total carbohydrates.
-Excessive intake of sugar can easily accumulate into fat, and even threaten health, leading to diabetes, vascular and kidney diseases.