The Skinny On Firmness

Back from a break on Phillip Island by the freezing cold sea with my family and my knittaz. No whales were spotted but good times had by all. Many carbs and coffees were consumed. Lots of knitting was done. I have carb regrets *pats belly*

As they say, find your tribe and love them hard!

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Smiths Beach

I was asked by one of my lovely customers recently about which products are best for firming up the skin, thus inspiring me to write this post listing my top 3 firming products in the SeneGence range.

Evening Moisturizer: Because the evening moisturizers contain a higher concentration of the SenePlex Complex, this will help speed up the firmness and plumpness of your skin cells even faster. This also seals in the following treatments when you apply them to your face.

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SeneSerum C: The C-Beads present a smoothing and anti-wrinkle effect to skin that consist of a more advanced and effective form of stabilized Vitamin C and made of elements which help to repair previous damage of cells. Therefore, the active vitamin C in the serum helps to stimulate collagen production and improve the skins firmness and elasticity.

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Anti-Wrinkle Treatment: It contains ingredients that work to reduce light to medium wrinkle depth by an average of 34% to 63%. Wowsers! The Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is formulated with ingredients that reduce the intensity of wrinkle lines (and therefore the depth) while at the same time stimulate cell production and restore proper moisture content of cells to produce fuller, more plump cells in areas that are recessed. I really ought to get on to this because I needs it! 

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Bonus: Anything with the SenePlex Complex as it increases firmness and elasticity, an average of 51.9%. The more you layer the more you get the actives to work.

Therefore, more moisture means more firmness and plumper skin cells and more radiant skin and who doesn’t want that?!

Oh, So Glamorous!

This weekend, I held a Glamour Clinic for my customers/potential customers in my home.

It’s a great reason for me to tidy up my house! haha!

I had my whole (growing) kit laid out for them to check out and see what was new since my last clinic.

I colour-matched foundation, tinted moisturizers, recommended LipSense colours and did some make overs.

 

 

Basically, we sat around playing make up, ate cheese and drank prosecco.

Fun was had by all. I still need to practice applying eyeliner on others. I apparently really suck at it. Who knew it would be so hard?!

I’m in the beginning stages of starting my certification to become a makeup artist through SeneGence.

It’s scary and exciting all at once!

Preparation, procrastination, and more research. I am a master procrastinator. A procraftinator, if you will. I knit or watch make up tutorials (or sports) when I should be tidying/cleaning/washing/unf*^%$ing the house. But I digress.

As I’ve mentioned previously, I have anxiety and ADHD and it can sometimes makes things very overwhelming, hence my need to research and watch and learn all the things so I’m ready to go.

I’ve been researching, as I do, to upgrade my makeup brushes (very soon), which I’m sure I’ll review for y’all, to improve my skills in blending, blending and blending. Did I mention blending?

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Circling back to the Glamour Clinic, I’ll continue to run them, to learn as I go, to teach my customers/models about the products I’m using on them and the techniques I’m using so that they can go home and do it themselves.

Over the next 12 months I need to have completed 58 different techniques on 58 different faces! So, I’ll be calling on you local folk for your help!

Becoming a make up artist is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but lay dormant in my subconscious for a couple of decades. Good lord, that makes me feel old, especially with my birthday this week! But I digress.

Finding your fire again is invigorating; I’m not just a stay at home mum. As my daughters like to call me, I’m ‘the makeup lady’. And I’m very happy with that.

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ShadowSense

What can I say about this crème to powder eye shadow? A lot actually because it rocks!

I’ve always been terrified and intimidated by eye shadows in general and would never wear it.

Now, since using ShadowSense, I can’t get enough of it! I’ve learned so much about how to apply it and blending, blending, blending and blending some more!

They come in matte and shimmer finishes, as well a glitter shade too.

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ShadowSense

ShadowSense is highly pigmented, water-resistant, budge proof, crease proof and anti-ageing. It’s buildable, so start with a small amount and increase the intensity of your look. You can blend colours to customise a shade and even use it contour, fill in your brows, as a concealer, as eye liner and as a blush.

Yes, ShadowSense contains the SenePlex Complex, as do all our creamy cosmetics.

Here are some of my favourite colour combos but there are so many more!

 

Here’s an example of a look I created by blending Moca Java and Mulberry ShadowSense for my eyes, topped with Sandstone Pearl Shimmer, lined with Onyx ShadowSense, I have Garnet and Onyx blended to fill in my eyebrows and wearing Mulberry as a blush.

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If you’d like to try any of the shades I have in my growing collection, please feel free to contact me for a one on one consultation or demo with some friends, today!

Makes Sense

The Original Foundation that is.

Hands down the best foundation I have ever used, and I have used a lot of different leading brands over my many years.

What makes this foundation stand out from the rest. It will not melt off your face in the heat when you sweat, it will not streak when you cry. It just stays put. I have personally tested both. It also comes in an airless pump bottle which means you get every last drop of the product. One pump is enough for full face coverage and if used every day, will last you up to 4 months. My winter shade is Tan, bless my Greek genes.

Suited to all skin types and provides a mechanical shield when applied after SeneDerm DayTime Moisturizer or over the Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer. Each shade can be used on a multitude of skin tones as it adapts to your skin pigmentation.

Not only all that, it also contains the SenePlex Complex in it, making it an anti-aging foundation! So your make up goes to work while you wear it!

MakeSense Foundation with SenePlex formulations is:

  • Non-smearing, long-lasting coverage.
  • Oil free– can be used on any skin type.
  • Non-comedogenic– does not clog pores.
  • Adapts to skin pigmentation– versatile in that one skin colour may be able to use a range of up to three different shades (or vice-versa for tanning) because of the way the colour pigments adapt to skin tones.
  • Helps to reduce moisture loss.
  • Provides another layer of SenePlex Complex.
  • Water-resistant.

The MakeSense Pearlizer, is a sheer MakeSense Foundation formula containing natural light reflecting minerals for a gorgeous luminescent glow that works on all skin tones.

It gives you the option of creating an even more amazing, soft focus luminescent finish to your look. Simply mix a drop of Pearlizer into your MakeSense Foundation or lightly brush onto the top of ShadowSense or BlushSense shades as a finishing touch. For another look, smooth this stunning pearlescent finish on top of your MakeSense Foundation for a soft focus luminescence. Light-reflecting pigments highlight your facial features, giving you a natural vibrancy. Ka-chow!

Both the MakeSense Foundation and Pearlizer also come in an Advanced Anti-Aging range.

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They are made for drier, and mature skin that need a hydration boost throughout the day on top of your DayTime Moisturizer. It is slightly lighter in terms of coverage but provides you with twice the SenePlex Complex. Also comes in a broader range of colours.

To help create a good feeling, Joni Rogers-Kante, Founder, CEO and Chairwoman of SeneGence has set up the charitable Make SenseFoundation. This foundation is a non- profit organization dedicated to helping women in crisis. A percentage of the proceeds from the sales of The Make Sense Foundation makeup will be donated to this needed charity. In this way, our Distributors, customers, and employees join together to make a difference in the lives of others. And that’s something to feel good about!

 

If you would like to learn more, get colour matched and have a play, please contact me!

Skin Types

I’ve already talked about the benefits of the SeneDerm Evening Moisturizer.

Now I want to talk about the type of evening moisturizers we have: Dry, Normal to Dry and Normal to Oily.

They all contain the highest concentration of the SenePlex Complex.

Dry: If you have dry skin, you know that your skin reacts most dramatically to the environment when exposed to heat, cold, wind and water. The unique blend of ingredients in the Dry formulation helps protect the skin from the elements around you while you sleep as well as free radicals and keeps your skin hydrated while you sleep.

Some key ingredients are:

  • AMINO ACIDS To build healthy skin
  • VITAMIN E Essential antioxidant for maintaining healthy skin
  • GINGER ROOT Skin protective

Science! The Dry formulation has a one of a kind self-regulating system to control the climate around the skin and establish a humidity level of 65-75%. *mic drop* Keeping skin’s humidity consistent at this level through out the night results in skin staying hydrated and free from symptoms such as rudiness, itching or flakiness. Including the rich ingredient, Moringa Oil, adds additional vitamins and radiance boosting fatty acids while you sleep.

Normal to Dry: If you have Normal to Dry skin, this formulation allows skin the opportunity to repair, re-moisturize, and rejuvenate itself while you sleep all the while protecting skin from the environment.

Some key ingredients are:

  • AVOCADO OIL Very rich moisturiser
  • VITAMIN E Essential antioxidant for maintaining healthy skin

Science! The Normal to Dry formulation is a rich concentration of precious oils, vitamins and botanicals that work while you sleep to re-moisturize, lubricate, regenerate, and helps in repairing cells that were damaged during the day from exposure to weather, dirt, sun, smog, smoke, and other conditions that harm the skin during daily life.

Normal to Oily: I you have Oily skin you need protection from the environment and free radicals throughout the night. Why not provide nourishment to the skin and at the same time help control oil production? That’s exactly what this moisturizer does.

Some key ingredients are:

  • BORAGO SEED OIL Helps even skin tone
  • VITAMIN E Essential antioxidant for maintaining healthy skin

Science! The Normal to Oily formulation contains precious oils to dilute the oils in the skin and discourage the sebaceous glands from producing unnecessary additional amounts of oil. The botanicals from Vanuatu and rich nutrients contained in this product create an environment for cellular regeneration essential for more youthful looking skin.

And I can verify as I use the Normal to Oily cream, it really does reduce the amount of oil on my skin. I don’t wake up with an oil slick on my face anymore…SeneBam! *mic drop*

Know your skin type? Awesome! Don’t know where you fall in the range? I can help you!