After many years of using Cosmedix and Osmosis I decided to branch out and discover another reputable Cosmeceutical Brand to stock. After hearing feedback from colleagues and clients who came to me who were using SkinMedica I thought this was a range that I needed to explore.

I loved SkinMedica’s straight forward and easy to understand product labelling so newby cosmeceutical users could easily navigate their range. SkinMedica were really the first cosmeceutical skin care company to take the lead and promote heavily their TNS Formulations. They revolutionised antiaging products by formulating a tissue nutrient solution that was the first topical growth factor serum to come to the market. Not only does the SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex (which contains the highest concentration of this tissue nutrient solution – 93.6% infact) work on evening skin tone, it also assists with smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex has been identified to contain over 380 growth factors and cytokines. TNS® is the main ingredient in TNS Recovery Complex’s potent skin treatment which is formulated from naturally occurring growth factors, antioxidants, soluble collagen, cytokines, and matrix proteins. TNS or Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media can be used by all skin types and SkinMedica encourages the use of their retinol serums in conjunction with the TNS Products for optimal results.

I liken the TNS formula to a blend of building blocks and Vitamin A or Retinol to the army that is going to create new collagen for us. Retinol is common these days in Cosmeceuticals for stimulating collagen and elastin, but there is no good stimulating our collagen producing cells if we have no bricks to make more collagen.
SkinMedica also has the TNS Essential Serum which is like the TNS Recovery Complex but it has a double barrel chamber whereby the other side contains antioxidants and skin minerals. 92% of people in the study said their skin looked healthier and more youthful following 90 days of TNS Essential Serum use. Other TNS products that contain the tissue nutrient solution are: TNS Eye Repair, TNS Lip Plump Serum and TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream. I have personally used the TNS Eye Repair and love the silky texture and softness of this product – one of my favourite eye creams to date!
SkinMedica Lytera is the renowned skin brightening serum that used in conjunction with their other skin brightening products has been proven to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation and overall photodamage in as early as 4 weeks, then 8 and 12 weeks. They have some great before and after photos to explore

SkinMedica have found the balance between AHA’s, BHA’s (gentle acids), Vitamin A and skin rejuvenation and brightening. Don’t be tempted to go too strong on their Retinol Serums, you really need to work your way up from the bottom as every range has a different Vitamin A formulation. Going too strong too quickly can cause dryness and excessive peeling.
I have found that SkinMedica has proven to be one of the Cosmeceutical leaders of our market today and with their ongoing research and development I am sure SkinMedica will remain at the forefront of medical skin care for some time to come.