Skin Medica is an outstanding skincare line. It is often found in dermatologists and plastic surgery offices for good reason. The line has a well-deserved reputation for supporting and retaining the results of skincare procedures and as overall sterling quality topical treatments.
We had the opportunity to try a number of the TNS line of Skin Medica products with the Skinmedica Repair and Renew Kit, an introductory overview of the Skin Medica range.
We used this line for two weeks to find out for ourselves why this brand is physician recommended. Several of these Skin Medica products are worthy of repeat purchase.
This post gives an overview of six Skin Medica TNS skin care products to treat and enhance your skin.
SKIN MEDICA AHA/BHA EXFOLIATING WASH
This Alpha Hydroxy Acid wash leaves my skin moist, dewy, smooth and glowing. An exfoliating wash that is gentle enough to use twice a day is a tough promise to keep. It would seem to either be too rough on the skin or not very effective. But this left my skin supple. This wash uses micro Jojoba beads – smaller than I have seen in other washes, which are gentle yet exfoliate away dead skin. The lather is minimal, and the real trick is to continue to gently massage the skin in small circles for about a minute even if the suds seem to have subsided. This appears to activate the AHA and Glycolic and lets them loosen dull, dry, and dead skin. Then I was surprised to see how much skin exfoliated, especially from my forehead, jawline, and nose. My skin had a lovely, youthful glow.
This also contains Salicylic Acid and provides some treatment for adult acne while not drying out the skin. I like the combination of gentle exfoliation with Salicylic to dry out blemishes and exfoliate away whiteheads and blackheads around my nose, including some of which purged while washing even the first time I used the wash. For long-term benefits, licorice and bilberry reduce hyperpigmentation.
It ‘s difficult to find a good exfoliating wash for aging skin. Aging skin tends not to exfoliate as well due in part to collagen loss, and rougher grains can tear at the healthy skin and irritate it. AHA’s are ideal for older skin as it essentially melts away dead skin instead of scrubbing it off. Skin is smooth without becoming red, irritated or damaged.Â Another reason aging skin does not exfoliate well is due to the use of anti-aging products that may irritate the skin and make it extra sensitive. These include Retinoids, Vitamin C serums, and chemical peels. The difficulty is, these products all result in some degree of peeling that requires exfoliation. So finding a useful wash such as the Skin Medica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Wash is ideal to work with these anti-aging serums keeps skin looking supple, bright and youthful, not dry and peeling.
Skin Medica TNS VITAMIN C & E COMPLEX
The Vitamin C is easy to apply and has a velvety finish, which is different from many serums that have a sticky finish that must dry down before makeup, moisturizer or sunscreen application. It does not leave any residue, and skin immediately appears smooth and moist. Many Vitamin C creams leave a visible film on the skin, this does not, it is suitable for wearing to an event you want your skin to look good.
Skin Medica DERMAL REPAIR CREAM
Deeply moisturizing cream that firms and repairs skin by providing several supportive ingredients to enhance the collagen production action of the Vitamin C. This results in firmness, wrinkle reduction, the fading of hyperpigmentation and the restoration of glowing skin. A small amount of cream goes a long way to improving the appearance of the skin.
Skin Medica TNS EYE REPAIR
A Brightening, creamy eye cream that does not irritate the sensitive eye area skin, just a small dab will soothe and treat both eye areas. Emollient but not slick, it dries down velvety, and makeup applies smoothly over it. Hyaluronic Acid instantly plumps wrinkles and assists active ingredients to sink deeper into the skin. Peptides stimulate Vitamin C to build supportive collagen to reduce wrinkles and sagging, as well as reduce hyperpigmentation.
Skin Medica TNS LIP PLUMP SYSTEM
The TNS Lip Plump System (2 pieces) is the boxed item with two silver pen-style product applicators. It is a two-part lip treatment system for plumper, more youthful lips. My lips could use some plumping and always seem dry, chapped and wrinkled. To use the Lip Plump System, first, apply the Lip Renewal then the Plumper. In a few minutes, lips are naturally plump without looking fake or swollen, and smooth.
The Lip Renewal (step 1) is a white cream consistency, and to effectively smooth, exfoliate and de-wrinkle the lips it just takes a small pea size amount of the product. Apply the Renewal cream sparingly and massage into lips thoroughly. The product does not sting, and the effect lasts for several hours. It is highly emollient without being sticky. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, one of my favorite moisturizers to instantly plump and smooth wrinkles. It also contains Ceramides to soften wrinkles, peeling skin on the lips and repair the skin.
TIP: When twisting the Lip Renewal applicator to get the product, be careful not to over-twist, one “turn” or “twist” of the base gives enough product to treat the lips.
After a few minutes, I apply the Plumper which is similar in consistency to a clear lip gloss (and can be used as such if desired). It takes about five minutes to see the full plumping effect. Lips are evenly plump and moist. Lipstick can go over or under the Plumper.
TIP: Going to an event? My tip is to apply the Lip Renewal about five minutes before you leave, then the Plumper on the way there, allow it to plump and smooth lips while you are in transit to the event, then apply your lipstick or gloss over the plumper just before entering the event. Both the Lip Renewal and the Plumper can be used multiple times a day, and the Plumper can be re-applied as needed over lip stains, lipsticks or glosses.Â The Skin Medica TNS Lip Plump System
CONCLUSION: A great deal to try several great products, I especially like the Skin Medica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Wash and the TNS Lip Plump System. A solid investment in supporting your skincare efforts, all the products in this set provide multi-tiered skin treatment.
WHERE TO BUY SKIN MEDICA
The Skin Medica line and the TNS range is available in several dermatologists and plastic surgeon offices, as well as Neiman Marcus and DermStore