SkinMedica® Everyday Essentials System

Reward PointsEarn 2 points for writing a review for this product
Provides the four core products every SkinMedica skin care regimen needs.
Authorized Physician Reseller

Maximum 999 characters

The SkinMedica Everyday Essentials System provides the four core products every SkinMedica skin care regimen needs. Make a fundamental shift in your daily skin care. Whether you are new to skin care or are a true skin care minimalist, this is a foundation system you can depend on. Use this system individually, or customize it by adding your other favorite SkinMedica products to enhance your regimen.

System Set Includes:

  • TNS Essential Serum
  • HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
  • Retinol Complex 0.25
  • Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 35

This comprehensive set lays the groundwork for an effective regimen that promotes healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

TNS Essential Serum

Contains potent growth factors, which firm skin and diminish wrinkles. Formulated with five forms of hyaluronic acid.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Plump's fine lines while providing long-lasting moisture. For an evening treatment.

Retinol Complex 0.25

Is gentle enough for most skin types and promotes healthy cell turnover.

Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 35

Physical sunscreen offers sheer, lightweight protection suitable for all skin types, including post-procedure and sensitive.

More Information
  • Hydrates with hyaluronic acid
  • Stimulates collagen with growth factors
  • Safe for use around marine life

SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum®


TNS Essential Serum® is appropriate for all skin types.


TNS Essential Serum should be applied after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying any other products, including sunscreens. Note: TNS Recovery Complex is in one chamber of the TNS Essential Serum pump, you do not need to incorporate TNS Recovery Complex in your daily routine.


Before the first application lightly tap the top of the pump several times in the palm of your hand. Remove the cap and press on the very center of the pump to dispense both of the products onto the back of your hand and blend them together before applying.


Apply to your face, neck and décolleté.


You should use TNS Essential Serum as long as you wish to improve the overall condition of your skin. Our clinical studies show that initial results occur in 30 days with best results occurring in 90 days. For best results, you should use twice daily and incorporate as part of your daily skin care routine.


TNS Essential Serum offers an unprecedented combination of the renowned growth factor formula, TNS Recovery Complex in one chamber and APS Corrective Complex® in the other.

SkinMedica® HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator


Q: What's the difference between a moisturizer and a hydrator? 
A: A moisturizer is a cosmetic cream or lotion made with humectants or occlusive or a combination of both that prevent skin dryness. A hydrator is a cosmetic treatment product that promotes epidermal health by supporting the skin’s natural ability to replenish HA.

Q: What is the significance of SCE in VITISENSCE™? 
A: SCE stands for stem cell extract. VITISENSCE™ technology contains a proprietary antioxidant extracted from Vitis vinifera flower stem cells. Exclusive to SkinMedica, it is one of the key ingredients that allows HA5 to support the skin's ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.

Q: Is HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator oil free, fragrance free and non-comedogenic? 
A: Yes, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is oil free and fragrance free, and is appropriate for all skin types to give patients instant smoothing gratification and address the loss of hyaluronic acid through replenishment of the skin's own HA. HA5 is considered non-comedogenic

Q: The product contains whey protein. Is it safe to use for a person with a milk allergy? 
A: Milk allergy refers to a common food allergy that results in an abnormal response from the body's immune system after consuming milk. Symptoms can vary from person to person but can range from wheezing, vomiting, hives and digestive problems. Avoidance in food is the primary treatment.

It is best to determine if a patient has a true "milk allergy" versus a digestive intolerance to lactose when considering using topical cosmetic products that contain milk.

The whey protein used in HA5 is derived from milk powder. Therefore a person with a history of milk or whey protein that triggers an immune response should not use this product because they may experience an allergic reaction.


Q: How should HA5 be applied? 
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator should be applied twice daily — in the morning and evening—immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

Q: How should HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator be used within a regimen? 
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to support hydration. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

Q: Is HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator a replacement for a moisturizer? 
A: No, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator should not replace a moisturizer.

Q: How long does HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator last? 
A: One pump applied twice a day will yield 8-10 weeks of product use.


Q: Will HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator work with any SkinMedica® product? 
A: Yes, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to add a layer of hydration. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

Q: Will products I apply afterward still be able to work (like TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR)? 
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator can be used with any SkinMedica® product or regimen to add a layer of hydration. In clinical studies, HA5 was applied prior to moisturizer and sunscreen. It should be applied immediately before moisturizer in a normal regimen.

Q: How does HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator compare to Hydrating Complex? 
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator does everything Hydrating Complex does and more. HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator gives patients instant smoothing gratification and supports skin health through replenishment of the skin's own HA. Hydrating Complex contains 2 forms of hyaluronic acid, while HA5 combines 5 HAs to immediately smooth the skin and provide continuous hydration. In addition, HA5 supports the skin's own ability to retain hydration with VITISENSCE™ proprietary technology, a potent blend of antioxidants and peptides. Both have been clinically tested, and HA5 was shown to continually improve skin hydration and appearance. Significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and roughness were seen 1 5 minutes after application and after 8 weeks of twice-daily use.

Q: How does HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles compared to TNS Essential Serum®? 
A: Many factors contribute to skin aging and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Age defying skin care products tackle them in different ways.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator addresses the loss of HA in the skin. Its combination of 5 HAs works immediately to smooth the skin and provide hydration throughout the day on the outer most layers of the skin. In addition, HA5 supports the skin's own ability to retain hydration with VITISENSCE™ proprietary technology, a potent or "top" blend of antioxidants and peptides.

TNS Essential Serum® addresses skin rejuvenation in the deeper layers of the skin to improve the appearance of skin.

Both products include powerful antioxidants, but the blends are very different and are designed to work in different ways to support the skin. We recommend people use HA5Rejuvenating Hydrator with TNS Essential Serum® in their skin care regimen.


Q: Does HA5 work on acne-prone skin? 
A: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is non-comedogenic.

Q: What is the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin? 
A: Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition. In both, the skin undergoes transepidermal water loss, or evaporation of water from inside the body. With this water loss, the enzymes that normally help the skin shed cells can't function properly, resulting in a buildup of cells that makes the skin look rough and dry, contributing to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dry skin can be genetic or a symptom of systemic disease. It is caused either by the inadequate production of oil, called sebum, or by an imbalance of fatty acids, ceramide, and cholesterol in the stratum corneum, the barrier layer of the skin. Age is also a factor in dry skin. As we get older, we experience a decline in a main hormone that triggers sebum production.

Dehydrated skin still produces sebum but is temporarily dry because of various factors, including environmental effects such as a dry climate or use of harsh detergents or products on the skin. It is caused by a temporary imbalance of fatty acids and ceramides in the skin's barrier layer, resulting in a temporary spike in transepidermal water loss.

Skin Type Acneic Skin, Aging Skin, All Skin Types, Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Rosacea-Prone Skin, Sensitive Skin
Size 1 Kit
Brand SkinMedica
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Log in or register

Products from the same brand

  1. SkinMedica® Facial Cleanser Sale
    SkinMedica® Facial Cleanser
    Hydrating face wash that removes environmental pollutants, excess oil, and makeup. Learn More
  2. SkinMedica® Rejuvenative Toner
    Gently exfoliates to remove dirt and impurities. Learn More
  3. SkinMedica® Dermal Repair Cream
    Helps prevent moisture loss and improves skin smoothness to restore your skin's natural beauty. Learn More
  4. SkinMedica® Redness Relief CalmPlex™

    Reduces the appearance of facial redness.

    Learn More
  5. SkinMedica® Scar Recovery Gel with Centelline 2 oz
    Soothing lightweight gel helps minimize the appearance of scars. Learn More

TNS Essential Serum: Before the first application, tap the top of the pump several times in the palm of your hand. Remove the cap and press on the very center of the pump to dispense onto the back of your hand and blend together before applying. Apply to your face, (neck and chest if desired) morning and evening.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator: After cleansing and toning, apply twice daily as the last treatment product in your skin care regimen. Follow with moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning. In the evening, follow with moisturizer. Apply to face, neck, and decolletage or any area where fine lines and wrinkles primarily exist.

Retinol Complex 0.25: Apply a small amount to face and neck every evening. 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. Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant. Mild redness, peeling and irritation are expected when using this product. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following.

Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours and after towel drying, swimming, or sweating to avoid lowering protection.

TNS Essential Serum: Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables, Alpha-Arbutin, Isoceteth-20, Arachidyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ergothioneine, Hydrolyzed Sericin, Phospholipids, Ubiquinone, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Aminobutyric Acid, Phytosterols, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Squalene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera), Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steareth-10, Steareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Isoeugenol.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator: Water/Aqua, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Flower Cell Extract, Vibrio Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Whey Protein, Plankton Extract, Trehalose, Urea, Serine, Algin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pullulan, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Citrate, Sea Water, Sucrose Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Propanediol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Silica, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.

Retinol Complex 0.25: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Essential Defense: Active: Titanium Dioxide 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%.

Inactive: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Caffeine, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilance, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

We found other products you might like!