tnt founder Jane Marie D’Amato draws from decades of education and experience to help remove the mystery from achieving clear healthy skin. Her products reflect her lifelong passion for skin care and are created with the most advanced and effective ingredients, allowing her clients to achieve their highest potential.
Whether you are battling acne, wrinkles, or wish to maintain the natural beauty of your skin, tnt is your Tried and True skin care solution.
Your skin; bold, fresh, radiant and blemish free with tnt.
With the abundance of skin care choices on the market, it is my job to demystify the secrets to achieving healthy, radiant skin. Educating my clients about age management methods and acne treatments saves them time and money. My formula is simple: combine equal parts of research and science, apply the truth liberally, achieve outstanding results. Repeat when necessary.
Q: How did you start tnt and what does it stand for?
A: tnt stands for “tried and true.” It came about from a combination of what I call The Field of Dreams meets Nike. If you build it they will come and just do it. A lot of research, a lot of trial and error and a lot of money on a credit card! I needed certain products for specific concerns and I wanted to take the guesswork out of skin care.
Q: What sets tnt apart from other skin care brands?
A: tnt is not a one size fits all skin care line. We have products to treat acne, aging skin, uneven skin tones, and those interested in maintaining the overall general health of their skin. Each product is evaluated by a focus group, myself and family and friends. I have tested every product in the line. I am not interested in products that don’t work or don’t address a specific concern.
Q: What is your skin care philosophy?
A: When you go to the gym they preach muscle confusion. In the treatment room I preach skin confusion. In order to be effective skin care routines need to be changed every few months; particularly those who are addressing acne and age management concerns. You don’t eat the same thing everyday therefore you cannot treat your skin the same way month after month and expect optimal results.
Q: How do you get ideas for new products?
A: Mainly from the patients. And sometimes I think, “Wow, this would be a great product.” Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s trial and error.
Q: How did you become interested in skincare?
A: I have always been interested in skin and products. After many years in the hotel industry, I was burned out and decided to go back to school for aesthetics. I have never looked back and can say I absolutely love my job every single day.
Q: How have your years in the treatment room influenced your desire to start your own brand?
A: Necessity is the mother of invention. Necessity and Frustration. There are many great products available but when you are addressing age management, acne and pigmentation concerns you really need to zero in on key ingredients that are specifically formulated. I wanted products that would work synergistically and produce results. I knew what I liked and what worked so I did a lot of research, talked to several chemists and we ended up with some great product formulations.
Q: What advice would you give to someone struggling with their skin concerns?
A: Develop a relationship with a knowledgeable, well-trained aesthetician who listens to your concerns and is familiar with your skin care problems. Be patient. You need to give a product 3, sometimes 5 months before you decide it isn’t working for you. Don’t aesthetician hop – just because she did not give you the treatment you wanted or the same one your friend had or the one from the magazines does not mean your treatment is not going to work or she doesn’t understand. You and your skin are special and unique. A good aesthetician knows this and should treat you accordingly.
Q: How important is home care routine vs. professional treatments?
A: They go hand in hand. Your home care is important to maintain the results we achieve in the treatment room. The professional treatments are necessary because the skin is a living breathing organ that can change from month to month, week to week. You could come in weekly for a treatment, but if you neglect to incorporate a skin care routine at home you will never achieve or even obtain optimal skin health.
Q: What is the most important skin care advice you can give?
A: Get to know your skin. Don’t use something just because your friends are using it or because it’s in every magazine – unless of course it works for you. Listen to your mother and aesthetician, wear your titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunscreen. Start early. Before 25 you have the skin you were born with, after 25 you end up with the skin you deserve. If you love your skin it will love you back.