The SkinMedica® Difference

SkinMedica® Professional Skin Care products are the result of almost two decades of research and clinical experience by world-renowned dermatologist and founder, Richard E. Fitzpatrick, MD. SkinMedica products are based on his multifactorial approach to anti-aging therapy stemming from his extensive research and understanding of how skin ages.

Clinically proven ingredients such as SkinMedicaProductFamily_2growth factors, antioxidants, retinoids, essential fatty acids, hyaluronic acid and other molecules naturally found in skin are especially chosen and formulated to provide all the elements necessary for enhancing the natural process of skin rejuvenation. SkinMedica products work synergistically to provide optimal aesthetic benefits in the shortest period of time, while meeting patient demands for effective, easy to use, elegant formulations that help to improve the appearance of the skin.


Facial Cleansercleanser
Appropriate for: All skin types

Gentle foaming, soap-free facial cleanser. Purges dirt, makeup and environmental pollutants. Hydrates and refreshes.

HOW TO APPLY: Moisten skin with lukewarm water. Lather cleanser into hands and massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly AM/PM

Sensitive Skin Cleanser
Appropriate for: Dry, sensitive and post-procedure skincleanser sensitive

The creamy, fragrance-free formulation washes away oil, dirt and impurities while leaving skin feeling soft and silky. Gently cleanses the most sensitive post-procedure or compromised skin.

HOW TO APPLY: Moisten skin with lukewarm water. Lather cleanser into hands and massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly AM/PM

AHA / BHA Cleanser
Appropriate for: All skin types

Improves the appearance of skin tone, texture and smoothness through mild exfoliation. Enhances skin radiance and luminosity.

HOW TO APPLY: Moisten skin with lukewarm water. Lather cleanser into hands and massage into skin. Rinse thoroughly AM/PM


A New Chapter in Hydration ~ From the makers of Juvéderm

HA5-smHA5 accelerates skin hydration to provide immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health.

Most topical HA products only hydrate the surface of the skin temporarily. HA5 is powered by VITISENSCE™ Technology, a SkinMedica® exclusive technology that harnesses potent antioxidants found in Vitis Flower Stem Cells and algae extracts to support skin’s ability to replenish its own HA. The result? Healthier looking skin and long‑term hydration.

HA5cube_1HA5 works by supporting the skin’s ability to replenish its own HA for overall skin health. HA5 has a proprietary mix of five HA forms that smooth the skin, thereby decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The 5 HA’s work synergistically to provide immediate smoothing and continuous hydration throughout the day.

WHEN TO APPLY: Use HA5 Morning and evening. Apply HA5 after cleansing, and treating your skin—BEFORE you moisturize and apply SPF (sun protection).

HELPFUL TIP: Because HA5 is a “water-loving” substance, wet your fingertips prior to applying HA5 to your skin!



Revolutionary skin treatment serums formulated with naturally occurring growth factors, anti-oxidants, soluble collagen, cytokines and matrix proteins to rejuvenate skin.

Tissue Nutrient Solution (TNS®) is a combination of growth factors and other naturally occurring elements that help rejuvenate skin.

TNS Essential Serum®
TNS_Essential_SerumVoted Best Product by New Beauty and voted Best Beauty Buy from InStyle 2011, this all-in-one rejuvenating product contains full-strength TNS Recovery Complex which works synergistically with 3 blended peptides and 7 anti-oxidants to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the overall tone and texture of skin – in addition to supporting your skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate itself. Other specialty ingredients including Hylaruonic Acid and Alpha-albrutin provide immediate visual smoothing and brightening of the skin.

This powerful serum is clinically proven in improve deep wrinkles by 44% and fine lines by 37% in 3 months

WHEN TO APPLY: Morning and evening after cleansing.

TNS Recovery Complex®TNS recovery complex
This unparalleled gel treatment uses the highest level of naturally occurring growth factors – TNS® (Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media).Shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while minimizing the appearance of age spots and dyspigmentation. Uses will also enjoy the benefit of enhanced skin tone, texture and firmness.WHEN TO APPLY: Morning and evening after cleansing


Lytera Brightening Complex
Lytera® is a novel, non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots.lytera-complex

Clinically proven to be as effective as 4% Hydroquinone, Lytera also offers the benefit of TNS®, 10% Vitamin C, Peptides and Retinol. Advanced melanin blockers proved effective for treating melasma, age spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

79% of uses reported improvement in the evenness of skin tone after 12 weeks, while 95% reported improvement in overall skin condition after 12 weeks with continued improvement over time.

WHEN TO APPLY: Morning and evening after cleansing

Age Defense

Retinoids (Vitamin A): Your new best friend.
retinols“Retinoids are the most researched category of ingredients for their anti-aging benefits and should be included in every skin care regimen. The key is to use a product with multiple retinoids to allow for sustained release to maximize skin rejuvenation benefits and minimize irritation” – Richard E. Fitzpatrick MD F.A.A.D

Visible Effects of Retinoids: Skin becomes smoother and thicker, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dark spots on the face fade, resulting in a more even skin tone.

Offered in 3 levels – 0.25, 0.5 & 1.0

WHEN TO APPLY:  In the evening after cleansing and before applying your moisturizer. If a retinol product has never been used before, begin twice a week 2-3 days apart, increasing frequency slowly until daily use is tolerated.

Hydrating Complex: The Moisture Booster
During the cold winter months or for those with extremely dry skin, a daily moisturizer may not be enough to nourish and heal your complexion. Hydrating Complex can enhance the performance of your moisturizer to create a silky, soft texture. This facial serum replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier so your complexion remains hydrated for hours. The soothing formula also reduces irritation such as itching and flaking caused by dry skin. This product creates a smooth texture and dewy glow. Hydrating Complex is a lightweight serum that replenishes dehydrated cells.

Hyaluronic acid improves the cell’s ability to retain moisture for relief from dryness. This ingredient also naturally plumps the complexion to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Ingredients rich in vitamins and minerals nourish skin to create a healthy and radiant appearance. Studies demonstrate that users saw an 84% reduction in dryness and an 82% reduction in roughness. Boost the performance of your moisturizer by applying this incredible serum before to soften, smooth and soothe your complexion.

WHEN TO APPLY: Morning or evening, before applying moisturizer

TNS Lip Plump System
Have full, luscious, rosy lips in a matter of minutes with this two-step system:

STEP 1 – contains a blend of growth factors and plumping spheres that trap water in the superficial layers of the skin.

STEP 2 – is enriched with niacin to increase blood flow for a soft, natural enhancement of color and volume.

WHEN TO APPLY: As needed throughout the day
WHERE TO APPLY: STEP 1 apply on lips and around lip contour. STEP 2 apply to lip area only.

TNS Eye Repair
Voted Best Luxury Eye Cream 2012 by the ABC Eye Cream Dream Team

Awaken a tired complexion with this “Must Have” eye cream. This potent product invigorates and repairs skin for a more awake and youthful appearance. The hydrating formula plumps and nourishes skin to create a soft and supple texture while a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants guard the delicate area against damaging free radicals. This cream is packed tns-eye-repair_detailwith the patented TNS formula that contains growth factors, antioxidants and proteins. The advanced combination encourages cell renewal to reveal a brighter and more refreshed appearance. Vitamins C, E and A not only defend against free radicals, but also nourish and strengthen the delicate skin around the eyes. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin to prevent dryness and create an even texture.

Applying this cream daily will diminish dark circles under eyes and soften the look of crow’s feet. Add this versatile product to your routine to knock out multiple signs of aging.

WHEN TO APPLY: Morning and evening, after applying treatment products and prior to applying your moisturizer
WHERE TO APPLY: Skin underneath the eyes and around the outside corners of the eye area.


Each product’s unique combination of ingredients work together to provide a personalized moisture level based specifically on what your skin needs to stay hydrated and look it’s best.moisture level scaleUltra Sheer Moisturizer: Moisture Level = 1
Appropriate for: Oily / Acne-prone / Combinationskinmedica-ultra-sheer-moisturizer

It’s hard to find a light product that will hydrate your oily or acne-prone skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. This lightweight moisturizer does just that; restore hydrating while providing superior antioxidant protection to repair skin. It corrects the skin’s natural moisture balance while defending against free radicals. This oil-free facial moisturizer is great for those with oily or acne-prone skin as its sheer formula glides on smooth and doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy.  With each use, this product will hydrate without clogging your pores or causing any irritation. Use this top-rated moisturizer for clear and healthy skin.

This unique formula contains Hyaluronic Acid, to binds moisture to the cells, restoring the natural balance. Tocopherol, to reduces acne scarring by stopping the processes that promote scar formation. Panthenol, to encourages cell reproduction for a firmer, more youthful look. In addition, vitamin C provides powerful antioxidant protection.

WHEN TO APPLY: Twice daily after cleansing and applying treatment products

Rejuvenative Moisturizer: Moisture Level = 3
Appropriate for: Normal / Dryrejuvenative-moisturizer

This luxurious facial moisturizer has all the beneficial ingredients and antioxidants needed to nourish and rehydrate the skin as it protects against aging and environmental aggressors. It’s rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as retinyl palmitate to keep skin plump and hydrated. The Rejuvenative Moisturizer uses sodium hyaluronate, a derivative of hyaluronic acid, to immediately hydrate and smooth the skin. Sodium hyaluronate has the ability to retain up to 40 times its weight in water, binding moisture to the surface of the skin to battle dryness and rough texture. It also uses vitamin E and vitamin C to protect the skin from environmental stressors, in addition to essential fatty acids and rich botanical extracts. SkinMedica Rejuvenative Moisturizer also uses retinyl palmitate, a lipid-soluble form of retinol that keeps skin looking plump and youthful.

WHEN TO APPLY: Twice daily after cleansing and applying treatment products

Dermal Repair Cream: Moisture Level = 4
Appropriate for: Normal / Dry / Maturedermal repair cream

This ultra-rich facial cream intensely hydrates and replenishes dry skin with antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid. This advanced formula combines 10% Vitamin C, 8% Vitamin E, Vitamin A, which are the highest percentage of C & E found in any luxury brand moisturizer. Dermal Repair Cream also provides essential fatty acids and other medically advanced ingredients in a luxurious moisturizing base to rejuvenate, moisturize and provide antioxidant protection to the skin. Dermal Repair Cream helps to repair sun damaged skin and may help to reduce age spots. It re-hydrates, conditions, and firms the skin and encourages skin’s ability to repair and hydrate itself.

WHEN TO APPLY: Twice daily after cleansing and applying treatment products

TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream: Moisture Level = 5
Appropriate for: Dry / Post Procedure
TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream

Restore lost moisture with this professional sensitive skin treatment. TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream is a dry skin care product that rapidly restores lost moisture by deeply hydrating and soothing post-procedure and compromised skin. Safe to use on sensitive skin, the restorative components to this dry skin care product help nourish, heal and protect against irritation. This product will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it fortifies skin.

This professional sensitive skin treatment contains a dynamic blend of ingredients clinically proven to improve your skin texture and health. A key ingredient in this cream is NouriCel-MD, a patented ceramide complex that restores moisture rapidly while it soothes irritation. Additional ceramides help seal in moisture and repair the skin’s lipid structure. The dynamic blend of patented growth factors TNS®, in addition to palmitoyl oligopeptide also works to stimulate cell growth and connective tissues for a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

WHEN TO APPLY: Twice daily after cleansing and applying treatment products

Specialty Products

Redness Relief CalmPlex™
2012 & 2013 Allure BEST OF BEAUTY Award: Sensitive Skin
Appropriate for: All skin typesredness relief

This unique treatment cream calms sensitive, irritated skin while reduceing the appearance of redness by addressing underlying causes for clinically proven results. This anti-redness cream contains a proprietary ingredient to help reduce acute, UV-induced and chronic redness by as much as 40% in as little as two weeks, with continued improvement over time. This clinical breakthrough was given the 2011 Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Beauty Splurge because of its ability to address the underlying causes of redness while it promotes a healthy, more even skin tone.

Redness Relief CalmPlex™ uses 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde and vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) to reduce redness and irritation and help improve the barrier function of the skin while redness-relief-calmplex-beforeafter-01preventing vasodilation. The lightweight, non-comedogenic formula also contains glycerin and squaline to moisturize the skin and provide it with antioxidant protection. You’ll see a calmer, more even skin tone in as little as two weeks when you use this anti redness cream. This rosacea treatment doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients, acids or other exfoliating products that can cause irritation in redness prone skin.

WHEN TO APPLY: Morning and evening
WHERE TO APPLY: Face (neck and chest if desired)

Caution: Some patients with sensitive skin may experience a temporary tingling sensation after application.

Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline™
Available in 2oz or 0.5oz tubes

This therapeutic, soothing, light weight gel softens, smooths and minimizes the scar_recovery_gelappearance of scars with a variety of unique key ingredients that are naturally-derived. Scar Recovery Gel features Centelline, a synergistic complex that includes Centella Asiatica, an herbal extract and highly effective antioxidant that helps re-balance the cells and promote healthy recovery, oleuropein, an olive leaf extract that helps fortify the skin and minimize the appearance of pink scars and Bulbine Frutescens, an African plant sap extract that helps provide topical support and hydration.

Clinically tested and proven to address scar-recovery-gel-with-centelline-beforeafter-02multiple phases of scar formation and to dramatically improve the healing process and provide earlier and greater overall improvements in the appearance of scars. Over 80% of treated scars saw notable improvement after six months of use.

WHEN TO APPLY: Morning and evening after the wound has healed. Use should continue until the scar appears flat and white without redness.
WHERE TO APPLY: Directly to scars, on smaller incisions and everyday cuts.

Warning: For external use only. The product is not sterile and not intended for use on open wounds or abrasions. Keep out of reach of children.

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