Are cell growth factors like the TNS essential in a good skin care regimen?

Thank you sooo much for taking and answering my questions. I am finding that the products I am using Skin Medica the one with the two products in it and some other products that you also use are getting a little too expensive right now. Do you have a product that will replace my Skin Medica TNS product. I am almost afraid to stop because my skin is looing so good, but my husband is starting to complain about the cost. I tell him that it is cheaper than a facelift, but if I use for a few more years I could almost have paid for a face lift. I really would appreciate recommendations for great products that aren't sooo expensive. If you feel that all these products are worth every penny and I should skimp on other things let me know. I use skinceuticals, skin medica, retin A etc. Thank you again for your advice

I hear you on this –  state of the art products can be very expensive.  So two things –  no the TNS, in my opinion, is not essential.   I think the essentials are a high zinc suncreen, an high quality antioxidant and a retinoid (like tretinoin, Retin A, Renova or a good retinol).   The sunscreen is key and should be at least 5% zinc and somewhere between 5-18% depending on how much you are outdoors and the climate in which you live.

One approach would be to stop the TNS for two months and see how your skin behaves!  Also, on husbands, I often observe that they will spend money on golf, books, cars, coffee, drinks with friends/coworkers etc., but not always consider their wives to be equal that way!  Just an observation.  🙂

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