Kanebo Sensai-Cellular Performance Review
Advanced Recovery Concentrate for Eyes
I am currently having skin issues. My most pressing problem is the skin underneath my eyes. Lately it has been looking dull, dehydrated, dark and dreary. I needed some sleep and cosmetic help.
I have a box of skincare samples that I have been hoarding for no good reason. I decided to dig through the stash to see what gems were in there. I uncovered a treasure chest of Kanebo samples. Kanebo is one of Japan's leading cosmetics manufacturers.
This eye cream gives fresh moisture to the skin surrounding the eye, banishes wrinkles and results in firmer skintone and smoother, more translucent skin. I noticed that skin surrounding my eye looked less swollen and tighter. It had all the effects of Botox but without the pesky needles or medical bill. I loved how rich the cream felt. Like a whipped cream version of La Mer.
Ingredients: They are slightly mysterious and questionable. However they have hooked me. I get distracted by special polymers and outrageous promises. I am sure the Beauty Brains would cringe if they read this.
Apricot Essence Complex: The benefits of this substance, found in the apricot kernel, to epidermal cell renewal are a renowned Kanebo discovery.
Barrier Power Booster: The effect of this component of the vitamin B complex in supporting the skin's own barrier function has recently been discovered by Kanebo.
OH Scavenger: Developed by Kanebo, this outstanding anti-oxidant has the ability to neutralise the damaging hydroxy radical many times more effectively than vitamin C.
Hyaluronate/Collagen Booster: Kanebo's research into restoring skin firmness and moisture resulted in the discovery of this special ingredient that enhances the skin's own hyaluronate content and collagen quality.
Kakyoku Extract: Kanebo's discovery of a heretofore unknown cellular mechanism, and the relevation of the benefits of this Oriental medicinal plant, opened up new possibilities in the prevention of uneven skin tone. (all descriptions from Kanebo International)
Bio-Cell Activator: It is extracted from the spinach beet root and works directly on the individual skin cell's mitochondria.
Natural NAG: A marine protein that dramatically raises the hyaluranic acid level in the epidermis for tangible improvements in resilience and smoothness. Ensures a fresh and intensive hydration effect and firmer skintone.
Yuzu Extract(Chinese lemon): Promotes microcirculation, dispels dullness around the eyes, hydrates the skin to impart youthful luminosity and lightens the areas under the eyes.
Suikazura Extract(Honeysuckle): A moisture metabolism ingredient that reduces puffiness around the eyes.
Pure Pearl Protein
Silk Fibroin: Silk can be transformed into many forms, such as powders, films or gels, but in order to do this the fibroin must first be dissolved in water. Fibroin, however, is not naturally water soluble, so a special treatment is required. Thanks to its long experience with silk spinning processes, Kanebo was the first in the world to develop the technology for dissolving silk in water, which opened silk to a great variety of applications. In 1977, Kanebo succeeded in producing the industry's first silk powder made from aqueous fibroin solution. Using this powder in a compound, Kanebo launched the world's first powder cake that could be used with a sponge. Kanebo now uses silk as a basic component in a wide range of products, from skin care and makeup to hair care. ( Description from Kanebo International)
It is colourant & fragrance free.
I loved the results and plan to make a purchase in the future.
All information from http://www.kanebo.com/
Available at Takashimaya in NYC and online at http://www.strawberrynet.com/main.aspx
Disclosure: A press sample of this product was provided by Kanebo