Alrighty, so I’ve been avoiding purchasing SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum for a long time now because, well, it’s expensive! But after traveling recently from Kennewick to Tacoma to visit my workplace, Laser Hair and Skin Center of Tacoma, I was pushed over the beauty budget line due to the fact that all my co-workers were looking so fresh and prittay after using this product.
TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica is a powerfully rejuvenating pharmaceutical-grade skincare product that works for all skin types. That in itself is a pretty great thing, don’t you think? This product incorporates a combination of anti-oxidants, growth factors, cytokines, matrix proteins and peptides, which, when whipped up together in this magical formulation, will make your skin look amazing right away. The longer you use it, wow, it’s like a beauty bomb went off and wreaked havoc on all your skincare woes! It improves fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture. Mmmm, yes!!! You will notice brightening, tightening, and even a reduction in hyper-pigmentation, or age spots. How does it do that?!!
You probably have heard of anti-oxidants in skincare, which speed up and increase the skin’s natural process of repairing itself, and help keep further damage from occurring. But what about growth factors, cytokines, and matrix proteins?
According to SkinMedica, “Growth factors are messenger proteins that are inherent in our bodies and play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin.”
Paula’s Choice notes that cytokines “encourage cell growth, promote cell activation.”
In Shape Your Face’s glossary of skincare terms, they describe matrix proteins as “responsible for the skin’s strength, firmness, and elasticity.”
Peptides inform your skin cells of damage and signal them to produce new collagen. How cool!
Pharmaceutical-grade products do make a difference. The purest form of the ingredients are used in the formulation of physician-strength products, and in the highest potency allowed without a prescription. Pure, powerful, high caliber ingredients are expensive, so be prepared. However, your pharmaceutical skincare products may not be any more expensive than department store products. While some department store products may be wonderful, keep in mind that they are not in the same category as pharmaceutical skincare products. You will absolutely get the most impact and the highest efficacy from products, such as SkinMedica, which are purchased from a medical spa.
The Essential Serum is to be applied to the face, neck, and chest, after cleansing and toning, and before any other products, such as SPF or makeup. SkinMedica’s website states “Clinical studies show that initial results occur in 30 days with best results occurring in 90 days.” Use twice daily for best results, but even if you only use it at night, it will generate a positive difference in your skin. It’s sort of like waking up each day and having your skin look like you just had a facial. Gotta love that!
Oftentimes we peoples with oilier or problematic skin shy away from rejuvenating products. I’ve gotta say that I’ve been using this product for over a week now, and, if anything, oil production and breakout appear to be minimized. Mmmmhmmm! I even felt comfortable going into town without makeup today, which doesn’t often happy when you’re, sigh, over 40! Yes, we are still camping, but still! That’s never stopped me from wearing makeup before! 😉