Harben House offers more than 500+ fantastic skin care and makeup items, but we have a clear winner that stands above the rest, AND happens to be our personal favorite as well. Our all-time number one bestseller is SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum. Possibly siphoned from The Fountain of Youth itself, SkinMedica’s over-the-counter rejuvenating treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooths uneven texture and tone with a unique blend of high performing ingredients. But, what exactly is SkinMedia TNS Essential Serum and what characteristics make it a staple in ours and many of our customer’s everyday skin care routine?
TNS - Tissue Nutrient Solution
You may be asking yourself what is TNS? TNS stands for Tissue Nutrient Solution that is a patented blend comprised of naturally occurring growth factors, cytokines, antioxidants and matrix proteins, many of which your body already produces, but that production slows with age. The formula re-stimulates deficient skin for enhanced tone, texture, and suppleness.
Strongest Concentration of Human Growth Factor
Also included in the TNS blend is the rejuvenating growth factor called Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media. This is the very first ingredient of the TNS Essential Serum and is included in each item of SkinMedica’s 6-product TNS collection. Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media plays a huge role in healing damaged tissue due to aging by producing collagen and other specified connective tissues to even and smooth the texture of the dermis.
Difference between TNS Essential Serum and TNS Recovery Complex
The TNS Recovery Complex is actually half of the product contained within the Essential Serum bottle. The Essential Serum bottle is a dual-pump container that houses the Recovery Complex in one side and APS Corrective Complex in the other. The Recovery Complex contains the TNS and Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, while the APS Corrective Complex is a hyper-moisturizer made up of free-radical scavenging antioxidants and protein peptides.
Is the Serum bad and expired if it has an orangish/red color and a scent?
Nope! This is the normal condition of the cream/serum mixture that combine when dispensed from the dual pump chamber. The high 93.6% concentration of TNS and Human Growth Factor of the TNS Recovery Complex chamber is not dyed and has a natural red tone, as well as a strong scent that dissipates after being rubbed in.
When and How to Apply
TNS Essential Serum should be a step in your everyday skin care routine to correct already existing imperfections, and to prevent the further progression of aging. Begin your morning routine by cleansing and toning to create a clean template that will allow maximum absorption. Apply a single pump of the serum to your face with your fingertips before any other moisturizers. Finish off your look with tinted sunscreen or makeup as desired. The TNS Essential Serum is appropriate for all skin types.