Fine lines and wrinkles and lack of firmness and tonicity are all a part of life and of the natural ageing process. As we get older our skin gets thinner and drier and loses its elasticity and ability to protect and repair itself. Other than the passing of time, many factors contribute to and accelerate premature ageing of the skin. These are:
- Exposure to UVA/UVB rays
- Lack of sleep
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Lack of hydration
- Poor diet
- Lack of hygiene and a good skincare routine
- Repeated facial expressions (smiling, squinting and frowning)
There are ways to combat and fight back - and who says there is no such thing as miracles?! Today, we are reviewing a clinically studied*, results-oriented, world-renowned and one of our top selling anti-ageing products, period. This extraordinary product is an all-in-one skin rejuvenating serum that dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.
TNS Essential Serum® ($300) from SkinMedica
What makes this product so special? It contains growth factors (not to be confused with growth hormones). Growth factors are natural protein substances made by skin cells to maintain healthy skin and are crucial to its rejuvenation. As we get older we produce fewer growth factors, which is why we need to supplement our daily skincare routine in order to maintain a youthful appearance. The primary role of growth factors is to repair damaged skin. They do this by producing components that enhance the firmness and elasticity of the skin, while helping to maintain its protective functions.
In Skinmedica’s case, the TNS Essential Serum® uses a patented growth factor formulation which combines a dual-chamber application of TNS Recovery Complex® (a mixture of growth factors, cytokines, antioxidants and matrix proteins) and APS Corrective Complex® (a mixture of antioxidants, peptides and other innovative ingredients that, in combination, improves the overall appearance of skin). When used twice a day, this serum has a direct impact on firmness, elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, tone and texture. Over 11 clinical studies (with more on the way) on cosmetic efficacy have been conducted with TNS Essential Serum®, which 92%** of people showing positive results in the product’s ability to improve the overall appearance of skin.
Baseline vs 12 weeks, Female, Age 69, Fitz II
Baseline vs 12 weeks, Male, Age 62, Fitz III
As with every skin serum, it’s not to be used alone and the TNS Essential Serum® is no different. Apply to your entire face (neck and chest if desired) in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning, then use eye and moisturizing creams, specific to your skin type and goals. Of course, never (ever) forget your SPF (30+) for protection. Treating and protecting newly rejuvenated skin is essential in maintaining results. While everyone can benefit from using the TNS Essential Serum®, clinical results show that the most visible improvements are seen in people with mature and photodamaged skin. It can be used on all skin types.
* Unretouched photographs of subjects at baseline and after twice-daily use of TNS Essential Serum®. Individual results may vary. Kadoya K, Makino ET, Jiang LI, Bachelor M, Chung R, Tan P, Cheng T, Naughton GK, Mehta RC. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Dec 1;16(12);1190-1196.
** 92% of people rated their skin as looking healthier and more youthful, with reduced appearance of wrinkles, and enhanced skin texture and tone. Initial results occurred in 30 days with optimal results occurring in 90 days
This is one of my favourite products. 5 stars for sure. Now I know why, thanks for this blog!