Anti-aging products are a dime a dozen. Each day, a new product is touted for its ability to heal skin and reverse the effects of age, while another product bites the dust and loses fans. Fortunately, there are some skincare lines that stand the test of time, and produce high-quality, trustworthy products that deliver results—quickly and consistently. One such company is SkinMedica.
Who Is SkinMedica?
SkinMedica is a skincare company that has been in production for over 10 years. During those years, this company has created top of the line skincare, focusing on rejuvenation and giving users the best skin possible. SkinMedica products have been featured in a wide variety of sites and publications, including Elle, People, and WebMD. Each of these publications has highlighted the company as creating and delivering quality skincare lines that can be used across a wide variety of ages and for a wide variety of needs, including anti-aging, acne reduction, and hydration.
What Sets Them Apart?
SkinMedica products are, largely, set apart due to their ingredients; while many companies create formulas using only a few active ingredients, and the rest fillers and preservatives, SkinMedica’s products typically have a higher quantity of active ingredients, making them more powerful and more effective.
Some men and women have expressed reservations due to this formula choice, but SkinMedica stands by its ingredients, and cites thousands of satisfied customers as proof that these concoctions work. Many of these customers will tell you the same.
SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex
One of SkinMedica’s most popular products is their TNS Recovery Complex. This serum is so special because it uses compounds found in the human body’s natural recovery systems, including amino acids, proteins, and antioxidants. This means that the serum is not interfering in the body’s natural aging systems, but supporting its natural functions. Such a formula is preferable to harsh chemicals that strip the skin of its oils and interrupt normal function.
The Recovery Complex is not only for anti-aging; because of its unique formula, it has also worked wonders for men and women suffering from acne, redness, and sun damage. This makes it a wonderful skincare choice for individuals seeking a single product to cover a litany of issues, both those attributed to youth and those attributed to people of adanced age.
Who Is It For?
In a word? Everyone. This is an excellent formula for men and women of all ages and backgrounds, as it merely supports the body’s natural functions, creating smooth, clear, even skin. There are no bleaching agents or harsh chemicals, making it safe for use on darker complexions and youth. The serum is also excellent for people seeking a reduction in fine lines, enlarged pores, and wrinkles; the serum allows your skin to produce chemicals and compounds imperative to collagen production and regeneration, allowing skin to heal and repair at a faster rate than you might otherwise have. Indeed, some customers have even found that the serum works wonders on cuts and scrapes, cutting healing time in half.
Risks and Side Effects
It should be noted that SkinMedica does not encourage the use of TNS on cuts and scrapes; it is a formula created for use on the skin of the face and neck. As with any new product, a patch test should be conducted to ensure your skin does not react poorly to the formula. Although it is intended for use with all skin types, the chance of a rash or irritation developing is present. If you have
- sensitive skin
- chronic skin troubles (cystic acne)
- are using prescription medication for a skin condition,
consult your dermatologist before using.
Instructions for Use
TNS should be used on clean, dry skin. Make sure there is no residual moisture after cleansing your face, and apply toner. Apply TNS morning and night, making sure this complex lies beneath your moisturizer, sun screen, and makeup; the product will not be as effective if it is layered over moisturizers or other skincare products.
9 out of 10 customers are pleased with TNS, and use it on a daily basis to ward off the signs of aging. Customer age ranges from young (early 20s) to advanced (70s and above)—and customers within these age groups are equally as thrilled with their results. While most caution that the serum should not be regarded as a miracle worker, with patience and diligence, most users see a change within 3-4 months.
Changes ranged, based on what the customer was seeking. Some customers were simply seeking a preventative measure, warding off premature aging signs, and were pleased to say that this product delivers, while giving skin a healthy, youthful glow. Others were hoping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and were happy to report that lines were significantly diminished in 90 days. Still others were hoping to see a reduction in acne and acne scarring, and were pleased (and astonished) to see clearer skin in only a matter of weeks, again with best results seen after 90 days of consistent use.
As often seems to be the case, a large portion of the negative reviews were due to seller error; there are many third-party sellers who sell expired or tempered-with product for the same price (or even a discounted price), and swindle customers. It is important, when purchasing products of this ilk, to purchase only from authorized retailers—or from the company itself. The color of the product should be orange or red—never skin-toned or beige.
Although most users who were displeased were upset over poor customer service and tampered product, some actually experienced reactions to the product itself. The most common complaint was due to an outbreak of redness or irritation, usually on the cheeks and nose. Although the redness went away with discontinued use, some customers were displeased to find that their skin reacted poorly at all. Again, make sure you do a patch test to make sure the product is viable for your skin.
Overall, TNS works beautifully for most men and women seeking an all-in-one anti-aging serum. Most customers are extremely pleased with the results TNS offers, and regularly receive compliments on their complexions. Although some users are nervous about the price over a long period, many men and women find that they no longer need other anti-aging products, making it a more-readily affordable option.