SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum®
WHAT SKIN TYPE IS THIS PRODUCT BEST FOR?
TNS Essential Serum® is appropriate for all skin types.
WHEN SHOULD I USE THIS PRODUCT IN MY DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE?
TNS Essential Serum should be applied after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying any other products, including sunscreens. Note: TNS Recovery Complex is in one chamber of the TNS Essential Serum pump, you do not need to incorporate TNS Recovery Complex in your daily routine.
HOW TO APPLY?
Before the first application lightly tap the top of the pump several times in the palm of your hand. Remove the cap and press on the very center of the pump to dispense both of the products onto the back of your hand and blend them together before applying.
WHERE TO APPLY?
Apply to your face, neck and décolleté.
HOW LONG TO USE?
You should use TNS Essential Serum as long as you wish to improve the overall condition of your skin. Our clinical studies show that initial results occur in 30 days with best results occurring in 90 days. For best results, you should use twice daily and incorporate as part of your daily skin care routine.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?
TNS Essential Serum offers an unprecedented combination of the renowned growth factor formula, TNS Recovery Complex in one chamber and APS Corrective Complex® in the other.
SkinMedica Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
What skin type is appropriate for Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum?
Lytera® 2.0 has been shown to reduce the appearance of even the most stubborn hyperpigmentation across diverse skin tones, types, and concerns.
Can Lytera® 2.0 be used with no visible skin discoloration, but to only brighten one’s complexion?
Yes. Lytera® 2.0 is designed to improve clarity, evenness, and overall appearance of most skin tones and types.
Does Lytera® 2.0 work on acne-prone skin?
Yes. Lytera® 2.0 is non-comedogenic and developed to work well on all skin types. The retinol-free, hydroquinone-free formulation is ideal for skin prone to irritation or inflammatory lesions.
What results are expected from using Lytera® 2.0?
Clinical studies demonstrated the following results:
- Improved appearance of evenness of skin tone
- Improved overall appearance of the skin
- Increased radiance and clarity of the skin
- Lessened appearance of darker patches and discolorations
It's important to note that results vary depending on severity and cause of hyperpigmentation. For optimal results, patients must comply with their recommended treatment plan, apply sunscreen daily as needed, and avoid excessive sun exposure.
How long until visible improvements can be expected?
Some cases, results were seen in as early as 2 weeks with increasingly dramatic improvements at week 4, 8, 12 and beyond. Results may vary depending on severity of condition. For optimal results, patients must adhere to treatment plan, use sunscreen daily, and avoid excessive sun exposure.
Is Lytera® 2.0 safe for use with pregnant or breast-feeding patients?
The safety of our products has not been established in vulnerable populations, including women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Standard cosmetic safety testing is conducted with our products in healthy adult human volunteers that are not pregnant. Lytera® 2.0 does not contain any known teratogenic ingredients, ingredients known to harm mother and/or baby. Therefore, pregnancy is not considered a contraindication for Lytera® 2.0.
Can I integrate Lytera® 2.0 into a 4% prescription strength hydroquinone regimen? Can Lytera® 2.0 also be used with chemical peels, laser treatments, or other cosmetic topical products?
Yes. Lytera® 2.0 was designed to work well as a monotherapy or to optimize other treatment approaches.
How long should patients wait before applying sunscreen?
Allow Lytera® 2.0 to absorb fully into the skin before applying sunscreen, approximately 3-5 minutes.
How long should patients use Lytera® 2.0?
In clinical studies, optimal results were achieved within 3 months and, in some cases, visible improvements were seen in as early as 2 weeks. However, since hyperpigmentation is a chronic condition that has no known cure, it must be constantly managed with an optimal treatment approach including daily application of SPF and avoidance of excess sun exposure. Use of Lytera® 2.0 is recommended as long as results are desired.
Should I use Lytera® 2.0 only as a spot treatment?
In clinical studies, the formula was shown to be effective when applied to the entire face and was not evaluated as a spot treatment.
How often should Lytera® 2.0 be applied?
For best results, 1 pump of Lytera® 2.0 applied twice daily (morning and evening) is recommended.
Where should Lytera® 2.0 be applied?
Lytera® 2.0 can be used on the face, neck, chest, or other affected areas.
How long should one (1) 2 oz Lytera® 2.0 bottle last?
A 2 oz bottle should last 8-10 weeks, if used according to package directions, 1 pump, twice daily (morning and evening).
What are proper storage conditions for Lytera® 2.0?
As with most SkinMedica® products, Lytera® 2.0 should be stored at room temperature 15-30 degrees Celsius (59-86 degrees Fahrenheit). Avoid exposure to extreme heat or cold.
SkinMedica® HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
Q: What's the difference between a moisturizer and a hydrator?
A: A moisturizer is a cosmetic cream or lotion made with humectants or occlusive or a combination of both that prevent skin dryness. A hydrator is a cosmetic treatment product that promotes epidermal health by supporting the skin’s natural ability to replenish HA.
Q: What is the significance of SCE in VITISENSCE™?
A: SCE stands for stem cell extract. VITISENSCE™ technology contains a proprietary antioxidant extracted from Vitis vinifera flower stem cells. Exclusive to SkinMedica, it is one of the key ingredients that allows HA5 to support the skin's ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.
Q: Is HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator oil free, fragrance free and non-comedogenic?
A: Yes, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is oil free and fragrance free, and is appropriate for all skin types to give patients instant smoothing gratification and address the loss of hyaluronic acid through replenishment of the skin's own HA. HA5 is considered non-comedogenic
Q: The product contains whey protein. Is it safe to use for a person with a milk allergy?
A: Milk allergy refers to a common food allergy that results in an abnormal response from the body's immune system after consuming milk. Symptoms can vary from person to person but can range from wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. Avoidance in food is the primary treatment.
It is best to determine if a patient has a true "milk allergy" versus a digestive intolerance to lactose when considering using topical cosmetic products that contain milk.
The whey protein used in HA5 is derived from milk powder. Therefore a person with a history of milk or whey protein that triggers an immune response should not use this product because they may experience an allergic reaction.
Q: How should HA5 be applied?
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator should be applied twice daily — in the morning and evening—immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.
Q: How should HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator be used within a regimen?
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to support hydration. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.
Q: Is HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator a replacement for a moisturizer?
A: No, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator should not replace a moisturizer.
Q: How long does HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator last?
A: One pump applied twice a day will yield 8-10 weeks of product use.
AS PART OF THE SKINMEDICA® FAMILY
Q: Will HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator work with any SkinMedica® product?
A: Yes, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to add a layer of hydration. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.
Q: Will products I apply afterward still be able to work (like TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR)?
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to add a layer of hydration. In clinical studies, HA5 was applied prior to moisturizer and sunscreen. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.
Q: How does HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator compare to Hydrating Complex?
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator does everything Hydrating Complex does and more. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator gives patients instant smoothing gratification and supports skin health through replenishment of the skin's own HA. Hydrating Complex contains 2 forms of hyaluronic acid, while HA5 combines 5 HAs to immediately smooth the skin and provide continuous hydration. In addition, HA5 supports the skin's own ability to retain hydration with VITISENSCE™ proprietary technology, a potent blend of antioxidants and peptides. Both have been clinically tested, and HA5 was shown to continually improve skin hydration and appearance. Significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and roughness were seen 1 5 minutes after application and after 8 weeks of twice-daily use.
Q: How does HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles compared to TNS Essential Serum®?
A: Many factors contribute to skin aging and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Age defying skin care products tackle them in different ways.
HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator addresses the loss of HA in the skin. Its combination of 5 HAs works immediately to smooth the skin and provide hydration throughout the day on the outer most layers of the skin. In addition, HA5 supports the skin's own ability to retain hydration with VITISENSCE™ proprietary technology, a potent or "top" blend of antioxidants and peptides.
TNS Essential Serum® addresses skin rejuvenation in the deeper layers of the skin to improve the appearance of skin.
Both products include powerful antioxidants, but the blends are very different and are designed to work in different ways to support the skin. We recommend people use HA5Rejuvenating Hydrator with TNS Essential Serum® in their skin care regimen.
Q: Does HA5 work on acne-prone skin?
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is non-comedogenic.
Q: What is the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin?
A: Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition. In both, the skin undergoes transepidermal water loss, or evaporation of water from inside the body. With this water loss, the enzymes that normally help the skin shed cells can't function properly, resulting in a buildup of cells that makes the skin look rough and dry, contributing to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dry skin can be genetic or a symptom of systemic disease. It is caused either by the inadequate production of oil, called sebum, or by an imbalance of fatty acids, ceramide, and cholesterol in the stratum corneum, the barrier layer of the skin. Age is also a factor in dry skin. As we get older, we experience a decline in a main hormone that triggers sebum production.
Dehydrated skin still produces sebum but is temporarily dry because of various factors, including environmental effects such as a dry climate or use of harsh detergents or products on the skin. It is caused by a temporary imbalance of fatty acids and ceramides in the skin's barrier layer, resulting in a temporary spike in transepidermal water loss.