If you haven’t already heard us raving about this brand—let’s talk ALL about it, because we CANNOT get enough of it.
What is it?
SkinMedica is a medical-grade collection of skincare products, created by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm fillers. This collection was formulated by dermatologists in 1999 and has since been put through multiple clinical studies, where visible results have been shown with concerns such as fine lines, dullness, dark spots, and more.
SkinMedica’s collection includes standard products (such as cleansers and moisturizers) as well as more specific products (such as treatment serums, eye creams, brighteners, and sunscreens). Their products focus on more than just your standard skin routine and use revolutionary science to provide rejuvenating results.
What do their products include?
Their most famous product is their TNS Advanced+ Serum. This product was created with innovative growth factors proven to address sagging skin in as little as two weeks. Also included in their top-sellers are the HA5 Hydrator—a concoction of 5 different forms of hyaluronic acid to boost immense hydration in the skin–and the Instant Bright Eye Cream. This eye cream improves concerns such as puffiness, pigmentation, fine lines, and dryness surrounding the eye region. The product works overtime to reduce visible signs of aging skin and fatigue by using a powerful antioxidant, a hyaluronic acid blend, Persian silk tree extract, and caffeine.
All 3 of these items have become top-selling products within our clinic amongst both our patients and our staff! SkinMedica has a wonderful range of products not only for a daily regimen, but also for post-treatment recovery (such as HA5 and the Ceramide Treatment Cream).
What really sets SkinMedica apart (beyond all of the facts already stated) is that there is a product for every age and every skin type. Whether you’re oily, dry, normal or combination skin, there’s a cleanser and moisturizer for you. Whether you prefer thinner and more lightweight products or heavier, thicker creams, they’ve got both to choose from for your ultimate comfort.
Another powerful product from the collection is the Lumivive System—a 2-step system for day and night. The Day Damage Defense Serum protects against pollution and blue light aggressors in the daytime, while the Night Revitalize Repair Complex recharges the skin and improves its ability to repair itself. With continued daily use, a more radiant complexion can be seen in as little as 14 days using this system with any new or existing regimen.
SkinMedica’s newest collection, the Even & Bright collection, offers 3 different products to target pigmentation, dark spots, and discoloration. Choose from Correction Pads (alcohol-free! With witch-hazel as well), an all-over Advanced Brightening Treatment serum (a non-hydroquinone, retinol-free and fragrance-free formulation perfect for melasma and other hyperpigmentation conditions), or Dark Spot Cream (formulated with kojic acid, vitamin C and glycolic acid) for more stubborn, stand-alone spots left over from acne damage or sun exposure.
Do they offer sunscreens?
Duh! SkinMedica offers 5 total sunscreens at this time–three mineral and two chemical. Ranging from SPF 32 to 47, these sunscreens protect the skin from UVA and UVB damage. The chemical sunscreens, Total Defense + Repair, also include anti-aging benefits, such as improvements of fine lines and wrinkles (protection and correction all in one!). The mineral sunscreens are fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic and oil-free. Both options include a tinted and clear version.
Where can I find more?
There are so many more incredible and innovative products within the brand, which you can check out on their website: www.skinmedica.com including before and after images of clinical studies, ingredient lists, pricing and more. SkinMedica is carried within our clinic, where a Cosmetic Consultant can help guide you through the best regimen for YOU and your skin’s needs.
Oh! The best part yet! SkinMedica, being created by the Allergan company, is affiliated with the Alle rewards program! This means you earn rewards points for all SkinMedica purchases within our clinic! These points can be used as dollars towards future purchases of SkinMedica, Botox, Juvederm filler, OR Diamond Glow treatments. Alle sometimes even likes to hand out exclusive coupons and gift card offers, so be sure to sign up for their completely FREE reward program.