SkinMedica Reviews by Real Customers and Specialists in 2021

Overall Customer Reviews: 3.6 out of 5 with 232 Votes
Overall Customer Reviews :
3.6 out of 5 with 232 Votes

In 2012 SkinMedica became part of Allergan; the company is best known as the maker of Botox (and is now part of Abbvie). SkinMedica offers an extensive collection of products. Some of its best selling products contain TNS (growth factor) and HA5, which contains five types of hydrators, including hyaluronic acid; and Lytera, for discoloration.

SkinMedica offers a complete line of extremely high-quality skin care products that utilize proven skin rejuvenators such as vitamins E and C, retinol, tea tree oil and salicylic acid. 


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SkinMedica Lip Plumper

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SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25

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SkinMedica Reviews

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  • nikky

There hasn't been any noticeable plumping. I've just used it for a brief period of time. There was no tingling sensation. There hasn't been any noticeable plumping. I'll use it until it's gone, but I'm not likely to reorder.

  • Adam

I won't be buying this again because it made my lips even drier and chappier than they were before.

  • Mother of 2

Best eye cream hands down. Worth every penny


  • RMM

Nice product but not worth $100+

This product was recommended to me by an aesthetician. It is an excellent moisturizer and tolerated well by my sensitive skin. I don't think it was particularly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I used it twice a day and the small jar lasted approximately one month. I like the product but don't think it is worth the $100+ price; hence the 3 star rating.


  • Gigi

This eye cream removes dark circles,puffiness of my eye area problems.


  • CC

Just received product. There was no inner lid on the eye cream like when I purchase from my med spa. Thought this was strange. The outer box was not sealed either.


  • Sharmilla Bissram

Great product

Using it for about a month , reduced darkness around eyes so far


  • Mimi Grossman

A bit flaky

It is very creamy. However if you want to put a concealer over it, it flakes off. I like it more for overnight hydration.


  • JP

Doesn’t seem like it does anything

Doesn’t seem like it does anything. Doesn’t even moisturize my eyes. in the morning when I wake up my eyes look dry and wrinkled .


  • smartshopper

Miracle eye cream!

This is the best eye cream for the under eye area! I have tried so many things and had come to believe there were no eye creams that could truly help with fine lined and dark circles, but this one does! I even quit getting the little dry patches between the eye area and cheek that I had started getting every winter. This eye cream goes the distance and is absolutely worth the price!


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  • jordan

Very Disappointed.

Very disappointed that I paid for skinmedica from this seller. What I got was the skinmedica container and a different product inside. I bought a real skinmedica from the doctors office and compared. What I noticed with the product that I bought from this seller was that the real product was replaced with a cheap lotion.


  • Terri B.

Helps exfoliate skin

Goes a long way. Brightens & clears off dead cells


  • Carol Patterson


It is easy to use only takes a little 


  • KansasTeacher

Terrible skin reaction

Made my skin break out horribly, like small blisters and hives. Worried this is a knockoff. Dont buy it!


  • GoGamecocks!

Amazing product

I love this. Have been using for years and my dermatologist says that retinol is the key to a youthful skin. I tried the higher dosages, but rhymes were too strong for me. Sticking with the .25


  • Leta Carson


Good product but not strong enough to remove all the wrinkle. Just helps soften them after a while.


  • SavvyShopper

Effective but Gentle

I was first sold this product at a plastic surgeon's office. Took some time for my skin to get used to it...began by mixing it with a moisturizer and using every 2-3 days. Now I can use it alone daily. Noticeable difference in pore size, skin texture and clarity. Already bought my second bottle!


  • Rachel Bowman

terrible all of the products I bought something was wrong with either how they applied, felt, smell, texture, and most of all worsened skin, looks as if all the products made my pores deeper and more black heads around my nose and cheek area and I had minimal issues before using this product, the cleaner, TNS and also the tinted defense cream, it burned and should not. I have used this product previously but bought at my dermatologist.


  • Paddows

Too expensive.

Made my lips soft but very expensive cost.


  • L Van Zant


I have tried three "plumpers" in the past year. This one has a slight plumping effect with Step 1. Step 2 seems to be just a lip gloss. It doesn't appear that there is much product in the tubes and you don't control how much comes out when you turn and click. I don't know that I would buy this one again.


  • Jessica

Amazing Product

I love this product. I got it before from a draw price from a wellness expo that goes on twice a year. I found it works well and keeps my lips soft and hydrated. I noticed a difference in my lips from when i started using it to when i ran out. They were more plump looking and i just had to get it again. But it was so expensive to buy. When i found it on here i was overjoyed.


  • MK

Bought it again!

Feels great on the lips... not sticky. Expensive but I bought this item again... must like it!


  • Mar

Used to get this from the manufacturer and yes they were a bit bigger but price is great!


  • Jaclyn O

Three Stars

Product was ok. but very little product for a lot of money. Won’t be buying it again.


  • Kristi E.

This system plumps and protects your lips for locking in hydration and making lips more smooth. It is well worth the price.


  • Krushi S.

I tried this at the derm office I work at...and so did my coworker S., and we just have to say...nothing to write home about. She used her products up...and while we both love the Renewal, it tastes great and really smoothed our lips, we both agreed that the plump didn't do anything, and I had better results using this with my DuWop Lip Venom. Would never purchase.


  • Mona M.

Love the plump system it makes your lips look great it's a must have I really recommend everyone to buy it


  • Regan W.

I love the lip renewal, it makes my lips feel really soft, but I really didn't see results with the plumper. Too faced worked better than this, but I'm still trying to give this product a chance. I thought it was gonna give me the best big lips ever. I was wrong lol