Health & Beauty:
From early Eastern culture to modern Western civilization, the quest for eternal youth sees no borders. Anti-aging treatments
have become so mainstream, in fact, today's consumer can often get lost in the whirlwind of products that promise lasting results and the key to timeless beauty. So, what's a girl — or guy — to do? Well, the first thing I'd suggest is to look past all the hype, slather on some cream, and let your skin do the talking.
As a longtime believer in anti-aging prevention, I've tried my fair share of luxury skincare products. If my esthetician suggested it, I bought it, and if it didn't work, it made its way under my vanity, joining the ranks of an extensive — and dust-covered — collection of so-called "miracle creams." So when I recently discovered a new line of skincare products that actually does what it says, you can't begin to imagine my excitement.
The latest addition to my must-have beauty arsenal is SENSAI, a luxury skincare line developed by Japan's leading beauty pioneers over at Kanebo. After discovering that cellular energy is a key factor in the skin's defense against the signs of aging, Kanebo created an innovative line of skincare products, designed to penetrate individual cells in order to promote healthy, resilient, silky skin.
Drawing on both time-honored beauty traditions and cutting-edge technologies, Kanebo developed what has become one of my new personal favorite products, an Intensive Recovery Concentrate with an exclusive Bio Cell Activator. Using an amino acid found in Spinach Beet, the Bio Cell technology boosts cell energy by directly stimulating the mirochondrion, which essentially serves as the powerhouse of the cell that produces energy through respiration. IRC also features Kinginka Complex, which is designed to help keep cells in place. Derived from honey suckle root, Kinginka Complex works to accelerate energy production to fuel proper cell metabolism in both the epidermis and dermis.
So, what does all this mean? In a nutshell, IRC is formulated to be fully absorbed and metabolized, which in turn, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dullness and sagging.
Another beauty essential in Kanebo's lineup of luxury skincare products is SENSAI Premier The Cream. Admittedly, I had very high expectations for a cream that has positioned itself as the world's most expensive anti-aging treatment. After all, who wouldn't have high hopes for a cream that warrants $650 for a 1.4 oz supply?
SENSAI Premier The Cream literally leaves your skin feeling like silk because, get this, Kanebo actually adds rare silk fibers to its formula. Native to Japan, Koishimaru silk, often referred to as the "precious treasure" has proven to aid in the production of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance essential in maintaining healthy, supple and hydrated skin.
Fast forward a few weeks, and I can honestly say that The Cream does everything it claims to do, and more. From the moment I applied the cream, I could instantly see and feel a difference. My skin seemed not only tighter, but also thicker, almost as though someone had injected a new, fresh layer of elastic in the delicate skin around my eyes.
So how does it all work, you ask? The Cream is designed to counter the effects of aging by boosting cell energy and utilizing hyaluronic acid, essentially locking in moisture, and maintaining skin's firmness as a kind of cushioning material.
I could easily go on and on about the cutting-edge science behind these products, about the specially developed compounds and formulations, and the years of research that led to such discovery. However, for me — and like most who try to slowdown the inevitable signs of aging — what it ultimately boils down to is the results. SENSAI has managed to exceed my expectations, and after incorporating its products into my daily skincare routine, I can honestly say that I am a believer.
SENSAI's luxury line of skincare products is available exclusively at www.Kanebo.com, www.NeimanMarcus.com, or at Bergdorf Goodman.