I don’t like to name favourites, but…

It’s been a busy weekend so far, as I attended a SeneBlends training session and did a makeover for a fellow SeneSister and she was very happy with the result! So was I! I colour matched her foundation to the right shade.

I’ve got another makeover/pamper session lined up this week for a momma who needs a break. I love can I can offer these to my friends and their friends and family and so on. It’s such great practice for me.

I’m feeling inspired to share with you one of my favourite skin care products, just don’t tell the other products; they get jealous easily.

I have talked about it before but I love love love the Facial Resurfacer.

facial resurfacer

It gives me the feeling of new skin every time I use it, as it sloughs away the dead skin sitting on my skin.

The SenePlex Complex in this product helps bring new plump skin cells to the surface 23% faster than going it alone. As you layer the SenePlex Complex, the better your skin will become; more plump, smoother and more luminous.

I use the resurfacer twice a week and no more than that as you don’t want to damage or thin out your skin.

The benefits of removing the dead skin cells, allows treatments and moisturizers penetrate your skin a lot faster and deeper, and get to work faster without all that crustiness in the way.

I highly recommend this for oily or acne prone skin (like mine), but all skin types can use this.

On a damp clean face, apply a pinky nail sized amount (smaller than a pea) to your face and in gentle, small, circular motions massage around your face, neck, and décolletage. I do this for about a minute or 2, then rinse off. Follow with your treatments and moisturizer.

This is going to give you a smooth base for your Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer and for your Foundation.

So go forth and get exfoliating! I’m going to clean the oven now. Oh! What a glamorous life I lead!

 

Which guy? Nangai!

We’re into the second week of school holidays here and I’m going cuckoo bananas. The children and their never ending requests for food, the boredom, the fighting. This mama is over it! Thank goodness I have baseball to watch, my makeup to play with, and my never ending knitting keep me somewhat sane! But I digress.

Now, I’ve started using this gorgeous oil and let me tell you, it’s amazing. Liquid gold.

Sourced and grown sustainably on Vanuatu, this light and velvety nut oil is divine. It will help reduce the signs of ageing, making skin luminous, glowing, and deeply hydrated.

When I got it delivered it had solidified because winter. Once it came to room temperature, it was fine to open and use. You can also run the bottle under hot water to liquify the oil.

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One oil, many uses:

  • Apply to your face before moisturizing for an extra boost of hydration, leaving you with a luminous glow. Also benefit from anti-aging properties and it’s quick absorbing and not greasy.
  • Apply to scars, burns and eczema to reduce inflammation and aids in speeding up the healing process.
  • Massage into your hair as a leave-in treatment on dry hair.
  • Apply to lips for a boost of moisture
  • Massage into cuticles at night to help nails grow.

So far I’ve done most of the above. My hair is smooth, my skin is softer and smoother and not the least bit greasy. And my lips and nails are beautifully hydrated overnight.

All you need are a few drops for your face or hair, a drop for your lips, and a few drops to cover both hands.

Another use is to apply to your face for a closer shave. Yes, I shave my face. But I’ll save that for another post!

SCIENCE! Nangai oil is rich in 94%-97% Triglycerides to protect the skin from water loss, enhancing your skin’s ability to retain moisture. It helps to prevent and correct dry skin and signs of ageing.

It’s a unique oil in that it does not require any chemical process to extract the triglycerides, unlike coconut oil.

Pure caprylic/capric triglycerides are naturally present in Nangai Oil, and do not require processing or manufacturing in order to create the purest, most beneficial product to moisturize your skin. I can confidently say that this oil is all natural.

If you’d like to know more about caprylic/capric triglycerides, let me know.

Some extra ingredients:

  • SenePlex Complex- Kinetic enzyme that increases cellular renewal.
  • Glucosamine HCL- enhances the body’s ability to manufacture collagen.
  • Algae (Seaweed) Extract- hydrates, protects skin from the sun, and softens the skin.

Small bottle, huge wonder.

Say hello to my little friend

Cracked, chapped and weather worn lips are the look for this winter.

Wait…that’s not right.

My kids are complaining of dry lips all the time, especially right now as my eldest has the flu, despite being well hydrated. Other reasons you might have dry lips could be due to wax based products drying out your lips.

Or you could be a lip licker…

Wave your dry lips goodbye and helloooo to long lasting nourishment and protection!

This little tube is filled with awesomeness in the form of:

SenePlex Complex, Coconut oil, Cocoa butter, Shea butter, vitamins A and E and more.

lip balm

Your lips will be softened and conditioned and protected from the sun with our natural ingredients like seaweed extract and orchid flower extract.

Apply to clean, dry lips as often as needed, especially at bedtime or before going out into the cold. Also use after polishing your lips with LipSmooth. Leaves you with a matte finish.

You need one in your bag, back pack, bed side and bathroom. Get yours today.

The Eyes Have It

It’s something that at a certain point you need to start thinking about. It’s the eyes.

The thinnest skin on your face as it’s not tethered to your face’s underlying structure.

So from pulling and tugging your skin when applying make up or cleansing to the most minute of movements, blinking, it’s very easy for the skin to stretch and cause small wrinkles.

Elastin and collagen begin to deplete and the appearance of the skin starts a deterioration process as we age.

Enter SeneDerm EyeCrème.

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Not only does it contain our SenePlex Complex but also natural oils that varying molecular weights for maximum penetration of the skin (oooh science! but we’ll get to that in a moment). The eye crème melts at skin temperature by forming a silk-like coating that reduces drag when applying additional eye makeup, such as shadows, and it fills in fine lines and wrinkles to eliminate shadowing in the lines and wrinkles, making the skin area appear smoother.

SCIENCE! If you look at a cross section of skin you see the top layer and several other layers until you get to the bottom where cells are manufactured. These cells slowly move up to the top. It takes 20 to 28 days for cells to grow from bottom to top, making the top layers move at a faster rate where there is a sheering type action occurring.

So with the SeneDerm EyeCrème, what we want to achieve is increased lubrication (huh? I’m getting to it). Each one of these layers of your skin needs needs to be lubricated, like a well oiled machine, to move without friction. In order to deliver a lubricant to all the layers, the lubricant’s molecules must be different sizes to travel down to the lower layers; its sizes have to be relatively small. The crème has different types of lubricants and of molecular sizes, to reach the different layers. The EyeCrème is not just for smoothness; it’s to improve the condition of skin around the eye because that’s where skin first becomes wrinkled due to the constant movement.

TL;DR From the Beauty Book: “A rich blend of oils and vitamins that protect while working to diminish fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. This nourishing formula melts and emulsifies at skin temperature and creates a silk-like coating that reduces drag while applying cosmetics.”

Some key ingredients:

  • SenePlex Complex: Kinetic Enzyme that increases cellular renewal.
  • Soybean Oil: Improves skin hydration and smoothness.
  • Kukui Seed Oil: Soothes skin.
  • Vitamin A: Helps increase elasticity.

To use: Apply after using your Evening Moisturizer.

SeneDerm EyeLuminator

The EyeLuminator is perfection! It is the perfect solution to brighten and highlight eyes while moisturizing the delicate area around your eyes during the day, as I have written above. It’s the perfect blend of the EyeCrème and Pearlizer. 

eyecreme + pearlizer

Use in the morning after moisturizing with your DayTime moisturizer or Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer.

There you have it! I will be adding these to my skincare regimen soon, cause mama needs it! Add them to yours today, too.

First Impressions

Today my Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment arrived and I went live on my Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1920530031298362/ to give my first impressions of it.

brightening treatemtn vit c

I applied one pump of the treatment on to my clean, dry skin all over my face. You can use this as a spot treatment and use a tiny amount on each spot. As I have pigmentation, sun spots and acne scarring, I’m using it all over my face.

The Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment is absolutely delightful. It has a fresh, citrus scent and it feels positively silky on your skin. It’s silky and creamy in texture.

SCIENCE! You apply the treatment first before anything else as the molecules are tiny and need to penetrate your skin, deep into the layers. The molecules in our moisturizers are larger and seal in the treatments in your skin.

I took my before photo (more like mug shot) this morning after I washed my face. It’ll be interesting to see how my skin improves week to week. I’ll post an updated pic when I hit the 30 day mark, unless there’s some drastic change I have to share with y’all before then.

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If you think this is the product for your skin, or if you have any questions about it, please don’t hesitate to contact me.