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Is the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum Worth the Price Tag?

Is the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum Worth the Price Tag?

You may experience some serious sticker shock when you first catch a glimpse of the price tag on the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. At a whopping $281 per 1 oz. bottle, this is one of the most expensive cosmetic products on the market and patients frequently ask whether this product is really worth it.

What is the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum?

If we’re going to examine whether or not this product is worth the price, we first have to dive into what exactly the product is.

The TNS Essential Serum is actually two products in one. The bottle contains two chambers: The first is SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex and the second is their APS Corrective Complex.

Chamber One:

The TNS Recovery Complex is SkinMedica’s growth factor product. Growth factors are some of the most powerful and coveted ingredients in skin care because they actually teach your skin to think and act younger. Growth factors are messenger proteins that tell your cells what to do and direct all cellular behavior. Not all growth factors are created equal, however. SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex contains more human growth factors than any other product on the market to provide the ultimate skin rejuvenation. The TNS Recovery complex was the first product on the skin care market utilizing growth factors. It remains the most rigorously tested (TNS Essential Serum has been evaluated in 16 clinical studies), proved, and patient praised growth factor product available.

Chamber Two:

The APS Corrective Complex, in the second chamber of the TNS Essential Serum, contains peptides, antioxidants and other specialty ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten, and even the skin tone. This product enhances the results of the TNS Recovery Complex, making it work better and faster.

The Dream Team:

Together, the TNS Recovery Complex and the APS Corrective Complex combine to form the dream team (aka TNS Essential Serum) when it comes to reducing the appearance of aging and enhancing skin texture and tone. The quality of the ingredients that SkinMedica uses in this product, and all of their products, are second to none. Not only are the ingredients the best in terms of quality, but SkinMedica also uses them in very high concentrations, ensuring that the product is going to work the best given the ingredients used. This product is also tolerated very well by all skin types.

The Bottom Line:

The SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum stimulates collagen like nothing else on the market. Not only that, it drastically improves skin texture, tone, elasticity, and overall skin health. Yes, the product is extremely pricey, but if you think about it, the fact that it has two products in one and so many all-star ingredients, means that this product can replace several others in your regimen. The SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum teaches your skin to “think young” again, and in our opinion, a product that can teach your skin how to think and act while also replacing several other products in your regimen is certainly worth the money.


You don’t have to take my word for it though. Take a look at these wonderful 5-star reviews from our customers!

  • “Wonderful product for my facial skin care! I’m 80 years old, still teaching piano lessons (25 students) and most people think I am about 60 (because of my white hair)! I have only a few wrinkles on my forehead (which I cover with my white hair!) but no wrinkles on my face because of SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. I have used this product for 5 years. Hope this lasts as long as I live & use this product. (PS. I also make & drink veggie juice each morning to stay healthy & active.)”
  • “This product came highly recommended by several people. I thought I’d give it a try. After just a few weeks, I am already noticing a positive change in my complexion. So far, I am pleased with the product and hope to see further improvements.”
  • “Love this! I’ve seen a noticeable difference and my friends often comment about my skin.”
  • “Would not be without it ever.”
  • “A must have for great skin.”
  • “Wonderful. I am a mature woman and it is challenging for me to find a product that actually diminishes fine lines. This product although somewhat costly is incredible. You only need very little. The secret is to use morning and evening. It moisturizes as well as gives the feeling of an overall uplift. I would be a spokeswoman for this product any day.”

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