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TNS Recovery Complex® Growth Factor Serum by SkinMedica®

$250.00 CAD

NOTE: This product has recently been re-packaged to a bigger size. It used to be 18 g, and now is 28 g. This new price reflects this change.


  • Morning and evening.
  • Face and neck.

Best for:

  • Wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone.
  • All skin types.

This is a growth factor serum for the face, neck and chest, using a 93.6% concentration of the protein messengers that stimulate cell growth.

However, this is no ordinary growth-factor serum. Its bottle is packed with Tissue Nutrient Solution (hence, the term TNS®). In that solution, there are over 380 growth factors and cytokines, ready to signal your skin’s rejuvenative processes.

Then, to help it along with more skin support, it contains antioxidants, collagen, and matrix proteins.

What does all that mean? Anti-aging goodness! In short, this formula is meant to mimic your skin’s natural way of producing collagen, fighting wrinkles and maintaining tone and texture. It’s a very scientific, ‘high tech’ approach to anti-aging skin care. And yes, there are studies to back its claims, too.

Growth factors are found in your body, and regulate skin rejuvenation and repair. When combined with antioxidants or Retinols, they show even more promising results.

That said, if you’re looking for the best-of-the-best when it comes to growth factor products, you may want to try TNS® Advanced+ Serum by SkinMedica® (Dual Chamber). It’s the latest advancement in this line.

TNS® growth factor serum was the first of its kind in the industry. It launched after SkinMedica® researchers succeeded in extracting and formulating a stable, human-derived growth factor for topical skin care use.

For better healing after mole removal, we recommend using this product, combined with SkinMedica® Scar Recovery Gel, during after care.

A few helpful things to know about this product:

Seeing results from this product will take at least 6-12 weeks (90 days), when used twice daily – in the morning and evening.

You may feel dry when first adapting to this product. Use it with high-quality serums, moisturizers and sunscreens, to balance hydration. If you need a consultation to decide which ones to use for your skin, feel free to contact us! We’d be happy to help.

This product can have a distinct odour due to its high concentration of proteins. Some people love it, whereas some people find it…well, distinct. It’s not stinky, though. And, it dissipates quickly, since this product is absorbed into the skin soon after application.

We recommend waiting for this product to dry on your skin’s surface before applying other products in your regimen, such as hyaluronic acid, retinols, moisturizers or sunscreens. But, be sure to use all of these according to your doctor’s instructions!

Mature skin has seen the most improvement from using this product. That is not to say it doesn’t work on younger skin; in fact, we would say, it’s probably better to use it early than to wait till you’re older.

TNS® growth factors come in a skincare line by SkinMedica®. The series also includes:

Notable skin care ingredients:

It is so advanced, yet so simple. The ingredient list is short, and its main ‘winner’ is a stable formulation of Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media. That is, a 93.6% concentration of Tissue Nutrient Solution (TNS®).

Before & afters gallery showing results of studies using TNS Recovery Complex®

Click on a thumbnail to open up a gallery, and see larger versions of the images.

Clinical studies:

  • Fitzpatrick RE, Rostan EF. Reversal of photodamage with topical growth factors: a pilot study. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2003:5:25-34. Click here to view (opens a new tab).
  • Mehta RC, Fitzpatrick RE. Endogenous growth factors as cosmeceuticals. Dermatol Ther. 2007; Sep-Oct;20(5):350-9. Click here to view (opens a new tab).
  • Mehta RC, Smith SR, Grove GL, et al. Reduction in facial photodamage by a topical growth factor product. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7864-871. Click here to view (opens a new tab).
Weight / Size

28 g


Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Isoeugenol

Shipping & pickup options

  • Free store pickup: ready within 24 hours when we're open. 13805 104th Avenue, Suite #101 Surrey, BC. View our location on Google Maps. We will e-mail or call when ready.
  • Free shipping: eligible on orders over $75 across Canada.
  • Flat rate shipping: $6 across Canada.
  • All prices in CAD.
  • Shipping times estimated to arrive within 5 - 9 days. May be delayed due to Covid-19.
  • We do not ship outside Canada.


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