Kanebo's Sensai: Anti-Aging Products that Restore the Natural Beauty of the Skin
Japanese women are well-known for their flawless, porcelain complexions, so it should come as no surprise that Kanebo's Sensai Skin Care Line has been nominated for a Luxist Award Readers' Choice Award for Best Skin Care Line. Kanebo has also been nominated for a Luxist Award for Best Body Care Line.
Sensai products are unique in that they feature silk from the Koishimaru silkworm, a species indigenous to Japan. The silk from the Koishimaru silkworm is the only one proven to boost production of hyaluronic acid synthesis. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that occurs naturally in the connective tissue of the skin and serves to hydrate and cushion the skin. The Japanese Imperial family granted Kanebo's Sensai exclusive rights to use Koishimaru Silk for skin care.
Gallery: Kanebo International's Sensai
The products in the extensive Sensai collection have been developed to fit the needs for all women, from those in their late twenties (when the symptoms of early aging set in) to those in their fifties and sixties (when the aging process accelerates). Kanebo's skincare regimen are "double moisturizing," which is a two-step process that leaves the skin moisturized and revitalized. Each product is catered to a specific skin type and is used in both the morning and the evening.
Kanebo's Sensai products use two key ingredients: Shilan Extract (a natural extract derived from the root of the Shilan Orchid) and Koishimaru Silk Extract. Shilan Extract encourages cellular metabolism which results in the formation of youthful skin. Koishumaru Silk Extract, which is obtained from the cocoons of the Koishmaru silkworm, boosts superb moisturizing properties that help to maintain the softness of the skin by improving the moisture and hyaluronate content.
Kanebo's Sensai Cellular Performance product line uses a revolutionary scientific approach that addresses signs of aging and photo-aging at the cellular level. Its technology uses to stimulate leader cells in the Basal layer of the skin. This creates a ripple effect that heightens receptivity that results in better cellular performance as well as stronger, healthier and silkier skin. Benefits include the reduction of fine lines, a more refined, smoother, yet firmer skin, skin-tone adjusting properties, and an increase in luminous radiance from silk.
The fundamental products within the line include Kanebo's Sensai Cellular Performance lotions (suggested retail price: $70). A liquid lotion that comes in a "light" variety and a "moist" variety, it hydrates and primes the skin, allowing the other Sensai products to penetrate the skin, which maximizes the benefits. These are applied mornings and evenings after cleansing.
The second step is the Emulsion product line. The Emulsion products moisturize while enveloping the skin in a velvety, nourishing veil. The line comes in "light", "moist" and "super-moist" varieties (suggested retail price: $90). The "light" Emulsion is perfect for normal-to-oily skin types while the "moist" variety was created for normal-to-dry skin. The "super moist" Emulsion is for dry and very dry skin types as it infiltrates the skin's surface with a richer combination of ingredients.
The third step in Kenabo's Sensai's Cellular Performance Skin Care Line is its luxurious cream (suggested retail price: $130). The cream was formulated to enhance elasticity, luminosity and fineness of texture. The result is a silky-smooth finish that make for an elegant finish to the most opulent of all skin care systems.
Kanebo's Sensai also offers a Wrinkle Repair Series, which helps prevent wrinkles as well as fill in wrinkles from within. The Wrinkle Repair Series is Sensai's third generation. Comprised of Asian botanical ingredients to target areas of the face most prone to fine lines, wrinkles and the signs of aging in a non-invasive way. This product line includes Wrinkle Repair Cream (suggested retail price: $240 for 40ml), Wrinkle Repair Essence (suggested retail price: $200 for 40ml) and Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream (suggested retail price: $170 for 15ml).
Kanebo's Sensai products are available at Bergdorf Goodman department stores and online.
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