Be Thankful for These 3 Skin Care Ingredients

Nov 26, 2014 | Blog, Skin Care

skin careThanksgiving is upon us, and there is no better time than now to give thanks for gorgeous, healthy skin. This season, we are giving thanks for these three skin care ingredients that help keep our skin smooth, youthful and glowing all year round!

Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media

This ingredient, which is the active human growth factor in our TNS SkinMedica skin care products, is responsible for cells’ reparative properties, as well as the production of collagen. Fibroblasts are connective tissue cells that produce the protein that facilitates the growth of new tissue, such as collagen. The collagen in our skin can be damaged by free radicals, sun exposure and age, making the skin lose its elasticity. In the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary & Handbook, human fibroblast conditioned media is “the growth of media removed from culture of human fibroblasts and human keratinocytes [skin cells] after several days of growth.” These fibroblasts are essential to any anti-aging regimen to help rebuild collagen, and restore the skin’s youthful appearance, which is definitely something to be thankful for.


Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, and is paramount to any anti-aging skin care routine. This powerful wrinkle fighter also minimizes fine lines, shrinks pores and improves skin’s texture. It increases skin cell turnover, which evens out skin tone. Try any of our SkinMedica kits with retinol, or SkinMedica Retinol Complex for enhanced skin tone, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and increased skin resiliency.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the naturally occurring component found within body tissues such as those found in the face. HA aids in tissue repair, as well as protecting skin against the external environment. It has both water-binding and water-attracting properties, so this hydration makes your skin look years younger, more supple and more refreshed.
Sodium hyaluronate is similar to HA, but is able to hold more water than any other natural substance! When applied to the skin, it penetrates the dermal layer to maintain and attract water. This is the main ingredient in our SkinMedica Hydrating Complex because of this amazing moisturizing property. This snazzy ingredient helps skin absorb water more effectively, and reduces loss of moisture. Thanks to its incredible hydrating properties, use of products with sodium hyaluronate will result in smoother and softer skin, with the decreased appearance of wrinkles and a fuller, more youthful appearance.
This Thanksgiving, remember to be thankful for these amazing skin care ingredients that keep our skin looking its best. For more information, or to purchase SkinMedica products, do not hesitate to contact North Scottsdale Laser!