This is a shame-free zone, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve blown money on plenty of things that didn’t pan out. Those $120 jeans that grew a hole after three wears. That $45 shampoo and conditioner that somehow turned my hair into straw. Let’s not even talk about the reclining couch.
We’ve all been in that boat, and after watching our well-intentioned money burn a few times, it’s hard not to jump on the “cheaper is better” train. But the simple fact is that some things *are* worth investing in, and your skin is one of them. It’s one of the few “accessories” you’re wearing every day for life, so it could use some attention.
One important way to invest in your skin is by choosing high-quality, clinically proven skincare products. Finding the right lineup for your skin takes trial and error, but a great place to begin is with a brand that’s known to be effective: SkinMedica.
Who Is SkinMedica?
There are two kinds of skincare brands: followers who churn out products with the same old skincare science and leaders who discover breakthroughs themselves. SkinMedica is a leader.
SkinMedica is owned by the same parent company that brings you Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, and the double-chin-killing Kybella, so clearly, aesthetics are their jam. SkinMedica itself was founded in 1999, in part by esteemed dermatologist Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick. From the start, they began the pioneering research into growth factor technology that would soon become their TNS line: a category of powerful age-defying products.
For more than two decades, SkinMedica has been on the cutting edge of skincare science. They’ve released dozens of game-changers that tackle wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin, and more.
Top SkinMedica Products You Have to Try
I can tell you about SkinMedica’s products all day long, but the only way for you to really get to know them is to try them for yourself. I recommend starting with any of these rock stars.
Lytera 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
An uneven skin tone affects just about all of us to some degree. Unless you’re diligent about sunscreen on the daily, chances are that a few age spots will pop up here and there. That’s why this pigment corrector is such a hit.
It harnesses the power of safe ingredients like salicylic acid and antioxidants to combat unwanted pigment and give you a more even, youthful skin tone. Unlike most pigmentation products, it does all this in a hydroquinone-free way.
TNS Recovery Serum
I mentioned the TNS line briefly above, but let’s talk more about TNS in general and specifically this truly groundbreaking serum.
TNS stands for “tissue nutrient solution.” Essentially, it’s an advanced growth factor formula developed by the specialized researchers at SkinMedica. Growth factors are unique nutrients that stimulate new growth of certain cells, and in this case, they stimulate the growth of collagen, the natural protein that makes young skin firm, smooth, and lifted.
The TNS Recovery Serum was created to infuse your skin with these powerful growth factors. The serum reaches the deep layers of your skin, making the growth factors that much more effective in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and even some skin laxity.
TNS Essential Serum
If you’re like most of us, you don’t have just one sign of aging you’re trying to fight off. You want to tackle wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and age spots all at the same time. That’s why SkinMedica launched their popular TNS Essential Serum.
This serum is a combination of two of the brand’s most popular products: TNS Recovery Serum and APS Corrective Complex. The Recovery Serum takes care of wrinkles and lines while the Corrective Complex is hard at work against age spots. The result is a comprehensive anti-aging regimen in one simple product.
Uplifting Eye Serum
The area around the eyes is a well-known troublemaker when it comes to aging. The skin is delicate from the start, so it tends to give way to crow’s feet, laxity, and dark spots at a frustratingly early age.
SkinMedica’s Uplifting Eye Serum was created as an all-encompassing answer to that problem area. It works its magic against fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness, so no matter what your eye woes are, chances are that this will become your best friend.
Putting Cutting-Edge Skincare Science to Use
You’ve probably seen the same skincare products on your local drugstore’s shelves for decades, so it’s easy to think that the skincare world is a stagnant collection of moisturizers and cleansers. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.
SkinMedica is one of many groups of researchers who are constantly pursuing (and achieving) new breakthroughs to give you healthier, younger, more beautiful skin. Start with the products above to see the results for yourself.