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SkinMedica SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

A dual-formula serum for maintaining the youthfulness of all skin types.
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Questions & Answers for SkinMedica SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

Question

Does the vitamin C&E cream need to be used with the duel serum?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
No it is already in the TNS Essential Serum.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by
Fountainofyouth
 - Arizona
answer 2
No! This product does what they do - only better
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
maxey
 - Kalamazoo
answer 3
If you are trying to get faster results use it. Adding it has really lightened age spots and one line on my forehead is gone! Amazing product line.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
answer 4
I can now answer my own question-C&E are already in the essential serum. I found out
today at the dermatologist's office.
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
Question

Do I use this product under Retin A at night or just along in the am. Also does this have an expiration date.

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
cindyf
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
You use under retin A at night and after cleansing in the am both followed by moisturizer. There is a lot number on bottom of bottle, you can call skin medica to get expiration date with lot number.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by
Fountainofyouth
 - Arizona
answer 2
I ALTERNATE
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
SRLB
 - TEXAS
answer 3
My DR. told me to use the serum first and vitamin c with sunscreen during day and at night use serum first with retinal after.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
answer 4
I am and have been using retin A first and then the Essential serum-works fabulous-
I have never seen an expiration but if you use it am and pm or just once a day there is
no problem. If you store it and only use it occasionally you could have a problem. To
get the full benefits at least once a day is necessary. AM and PM is wonderful. But
if the price is an issue I am sure once a day will still give benefits. When I think I'm running
low I will go to once a day until my refill comes.
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
Question

Can TNS essential serum be used in conjunction with Skinceuticals CE Ferulics? Before or After?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
BabyDoll
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
Not necessary but if you wish, before.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by
Fountainofyouth
 - Arizona
answer 2
You don't need them - this product is full of anti oxidants - you are wasting money to use both.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
maxey
 - Kalamazoo
answer 3
I would suggest speaking with your dermatologist or who ever helps you with skin care. I do use TNS with either vitamin C or retinol. I put the TNS on first, give it a few minutes to soak in, then put on the other. Hope this helps?
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Laurie
 - suburban Philly, PA
answer 4
The rule of thumb is lighter products first. TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM IS ALWAYS FIRST. I use also and apply other skin medica products over after it is absorb for 15 minutes into skin. I'm 57 and like to add the dermal repair,tns cermide treatment or their c and e product. I find if I don't wait the product I add over is not absorbed by skin and flakes off.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
Question

approx. how long does abottle of the skinmedica TNS Essential Serum last? Do you use AM and PM?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
To save money I used cos medix cell ID in morning or just the tns and at night used the Essential serum
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
answer 2
Mine lasts about two months - but I don't always use it morning at night - usually just morning and then retinol at night. I still get results
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
maxey
 - Kalamazoo
answer 3
I don't know if there is an answer-depending on the size of your face-that would make a difference- you use it am and pm - you would have to buy it-mark down the date you started and when the bottle is finished -note the date-that would give you an accurate answer.
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
Question

Can this be used with a prescription retinoid? Before or After?

Can this be used with a prescription retinoid or retinol product? Do you use the tns serum before or after the retinoid? Thanks!
asked 4 years ago
by
SkinJunkie
 - DC
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
I use Retin A before I use the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. I know that the Retin A penetrates down to the level of the skin where it speeds cell turnover rate. IMHO, I just feel like once the skin's barrier has been broken, it's easier for the Serum to get to the deeper layers where change in the skin actually occurs.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
by
TeriS
 - Bristol, VA
answer 2
Good Question-I have a few trouble spots-my dermatologist gave me retinA samples-
I told him I was using TNS Essential Serum which was recommended by his office staff-
he said "No Problem" use the retinA every other night and then apply Essential Serum-
I sometimes use it every night-apply the serum and then apply TNS Retinol. I have had
no adverse side effects. (the RetinA he gave me is only applied to special areas-not the
whole face.)
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
answer 3
Yes, this product can be used with a retinol. Use this serum during the day and the retinol at night.
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Shawno
 - California
Question

Do I need to use the TNS Eye Repair with the TNS Essential Serum? Or does the TNS Essential Serum already have something in it for eyes? Thanks!

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Mimi727
 - Indpls
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
TNS Essential Serum is not for use around eyes.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
by
Fountainofyouth
 - Arizona
answer 2
I use the eye repair as well. Jury still out on whether this is the cure for my dark circles though. I think it takes 8 to 12 weeks to really notice the difference on the eyes.
answered 7 months ago
by
KatherineM
 - Frisco, TX
answer 3
I do use the TNS eye repair over the essential serum, as eyes require different skin care then face.
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answered 1 year ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
Question

fragrance

I bought this item and i think it has a bad smell. Just wondering if this is normal or maybe I have a "messed" up product???
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
by
raven
 - ohio
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
There is a certain smell attached to the orange gel that's released but after a while
you get used to it. I have asked other people-even the doctor and he was familiar
with the question and acknowledged it existed. But who cares-as long as it does the
job - which it does. After a while you don't even smell it anymore.
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
answer 2
it's normal. The TNS Recovery gel has a bad smell because it has high amounts of protein in it. Just remember this stuff comes from donated cultured fetal skin cells. Don't let that scare you away from the product, because no babies were harmed and they only need one tissue sample and from that they can culture the skin cells in a lab for a long time without ever having to get another tissue sample. This stuff works amazingly. They have been using this stuff in other forms for wound healing and scarless wound healing for years. Over several months this stuff will boost collagen, increase the thickness of the outer layer of skin, improve tone and texture of skin, and give your skin a youthfull glow. It is also very healing on minor cuts or scraps. I am a guy and I simply love this stuff after I shave my face. It keeps me from getting virtually zero razor bumps, redness, or ingrown hairs. I've never experienced that from any product I've tried.

The most dramatic results with this product will be seen after 6 months of use, but you will notice positive results after a month or two. The serum version really will help speed up the positive results over the plain recovery complex.
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answered 4 years, 5 months ago
by
UTVOL06
 - Georgia
Question

What % of C & E?

What % of C & E is in this product? How does it compare to Skinceutical C & E Serums? Thanks.
asked 4 years ago
by
SkinJunkie
 - DC
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't know how much C and E - I think it uses different antioxidants. I can tell you that I used to use CE Ferulic and switched to this and like it alot better. It is smoother and I had better results. I was told not to use any other antioxidants because this product is full of them.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
maxey
 - Kalamazoo
answer 2
I believe the reason for all in one is that it is easier and the proper amounts are released
and everything is a one shot deal. I do not believe any percentages are being compromised.
I have done it both ways and the all in one is simpler and faster - actually - a no thought
process.
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
Question

I am 24, am I too young to use this?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
by
qiaqia
 - MO
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Only you can answer that as you know what your skin looks like. You should talk to a customer service person here or at the spa you go to. I was told if I had been using retinal and stayed out of the sun when in 20's I wouldn't need the essential serum and all the other skin care on top of that. Please learn from my mistake to use the best skin care you can to prevent the need later. I'm amazed what I pay and have to do because I grew up when the standard was baby oil and iodine and as much sun as you could get!
Hopefully you can start out with just the TNS RECOVERY but if you do use this it eliminates a lot of other products so in the long run you save money. I hope this helps you.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
answer 2
Never too young to start using this fabulous product.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
Question

pump quit working - how can you tell if serum in container or how to get it out

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - texas
on SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
my husband has broken into container evven when pump is still working. Have always found some product left.
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answered 1 year ago
by
TKnCK
 - CHICAGO,IL
answer 2
I have run into this problem with some of those applicators and I open up the top (screw it off or however it comes off) and stick a q-tip in and believe me there is plenty left-I prefer the jars so you can see what's left but if you have a pump action that is what I do-don't let the remainder go to waste.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
ProudMari
 - Weston, Florida
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