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. This product incorporates a combination of anti-oxidants, growth factors, cytokines, matrix proteins and peptides, which will make your skin look nicer 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. 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 will be used, and in the highest strength allowed without a prescription. Pure, high strength, 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 you purchase in 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!