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The story behind SeneGence

Global beauty company SeneGence was founded by Joni Rae Rogers-Kante in 1999. After she learned that cosmetic companies continuously use the same ingredients in their product formulations – just in varying amounts – she knew SeneGence had to be different. In order to make her beauty products stand apart from the rest, Joni traveled to the other side of the world with a team of scientists and botanists to find different ingredients than those available in the United States. Today, the SeneGence line stays on the cutting edge of technology with original, patented and proprietary formulations. 

What are the best selling SeneGence skin care products?

SeneGence skin care products include cleansers, day and nighttime facial moisturizers, eye creams, serums, and more. Since there are too many products to cover in this review, below we’ll discuss three of the best selling SeneGence skin care products. 

First up is SeneGence Eye Crème, an anti-aging eye cream that is formulated to melt at skin temperature to form a silk-like coating that reduces drag when applying eye makeup. This eye cream is said to fill in lines and wrinkles to eliminate shadowing, making the skin appear smoothing. 

Another best selling SeneGence skin care product is called SeneSerum-C, which is said to be an ‘urbanization’ defense formula for all skin types. This anti-aging serum works to repair damaged skin cells while helping to prevent further damage. SeneSerum-C is a lightweight formula that can be used night and day under moisturizers.

SeneGence Neck Cream is a rich cream formula that is specifically formulated to firm and smooth the delicate skin around the neck and décolletage area. The brand makes some pretty hefty claims about this neck cream, saying that it “offers a dramatic before and after effect and helps neck and jawline look more sculpted” and also helps skin to appear “noticeably firmer, lifted, and bouncier”. To see if these claims hold true, we’ll discuss the key ingredients in the SeneGence Neck Cream in the next section. 

What are the key SeneGence skin care ingredients?

SeneGence skin care ingredients include a mix of both natural and synthetic ingredients (even though some of their products are claimed to be “100% natural”), as well as the brand’s proprietary ingredients. Below we’ll discuss a few of the key SeneGence skin care ingredients. 

SenePlex Complex
One of the key SeneGence skin care ingredients that is used through the product line is called SenePlex Complex. Unfortunately, SeneGence doesn’t actually reveal the exact ingredients that are included in the SenePlex Complex. What we do know is that the ingredients are derived from marine sources rich in low molecular weight polysaccharides and glycosaminoglycans. 

Both polysaccharides and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are large molecules that are composed of a number of sugar molecules bonded together. GAGs are negatively charged and thus tend to attract positively charged sodium and potassium ions. In turn, this causes the GAGs to absorb and hold a large amount of water. A common GAG that you may be familiar with is hyaluronic acid. Overall, the inclusion of low molecular weight polysaccharides and glycosaminoglycans in the SenePlex Complex should help to boost the skin’s hydration. 

The SenePlex Complex is also said to be a “natural exfoliating complex”, although we don’t know what ingredients are used to exfoliate the skin. The brand claims that it can activate both epidermal and dermal cells, resulting in improved cell renewal and increased production of hyaluronic acid and collagen. Over time, this should lead to increased skin firmness and density. 

Botanical oils
A few of the most beneficial natural ingredients in SeneGence products include jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, macadamia seed oil, and avocado oil. All of these oils function as emollients to help keep the skin soft and smooth while simultaneously strengthening the skin’s barrier due to their rich supply of fatty acids. 

Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
Another excellent SeneGence skin care ingredient is tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a stable derivative of vitamin C, which can be found in SeneSerum-C. Once absorbed into the skin, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is converted to ascorbic acid (the active form of vitamin C). Ascorbic acid exerts potent antioxidant activity and protects the skin from free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. In addition, ascorbic acid is involved in collagen synthesis. By increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, signs of aging will be diminished and the skin will appear more firm. Lastly, ascorbic acid can decrease the appearance of dark spots and improve uneven skin tone through inhibition of melanin synthesis. 

Parabens
One thing to note about SeneGence skin care products is that many of the formulations contain parabens. Parabens are preservatives used to extend the shelf life of a product by preventing microbial contamination. Over the past 10 years, parabens have become criticized for use in cosmetics due to research that has revealed their potential relation to health concerns. However, the research on parabens is conflicting and polarizing. If you want to use paraben-free personal care products, you should probably avoid SeneGence skin care products. 

Where is SeneGence sold?

If you’re wondering where to buy SeneGence products, you can find them through a network of distributors that sell the products on behalf of the company. SeneGence does not sell products directly to the general public, therefore, you cannot buy SeneGence products on the brand’s website without going through a distributor. 

You may be able to buy some SeneGence products on websites like Amazon and eBay. It would probably be in your best interest to check the SeneGence reviews first to try to verify the authenticity of these products. 

What is the SeneGence return policy?

The SeneGence return policy states, “If a retail customer of a Distributor is dissatisfied with a SeneGence product for any reason, then that retail customer may return that product within twelve months from the date of purchase, for either a replacement product or a full refund of the purchase price.”

Is SeneGence cruelty free?

SeneGence is cruelty free. The brand does not test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also don’t sell their products where animal testing is required by law.

SeneGence reviews

All of the SeneGence reviews on the brand’s website are very positive, raving reviews. This makes us wonder if the brand only displays positive reviews on their website and leaves out any negative reviews. It also might be difficult for consumers to find unbiased SeneGence reviews on the internet since this is a direct-to-consumer business model, and therefore the company’s distributors will likely only have positive SeneGence reviews. 

What are some alternatives to SeneGence?

Overall, we think that SeneGence skin care products contain a good mix of beneficial natural and synthetic ingredients, although we wish we knew more about the ingredients used in the SenePlex Complex. We recognize that you might not want to go through the trouble of finding a SeneGence distributor just to purchase these skin care products, which is why we have an alternative for you to consider: Formulyst

We recommend Formulyst skin care products because this brand believes that age is just a number. And that number makes your skin and your skin care needs unique, especially as you get older. That’s why Formulyst creates a targeted skin profile and treatment regimen based on your most pressing skin concerns.

One Formulyst product we recommend is the Lifting and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. This velvety smooth cream is formulated to help lift and refine the appearance and tone of your skin. The formula features Moringa seed oil for intense moisturization, Evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract to help brighten and refine, and peony extract to help improve the appearance of skin density for a smoother, recontoured look. In the short term, Formulyst Lifting and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream helps the skin appear smoother and healthier looking, while over time helping your complexion feel firmer and more youthful. 

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SeneGence Neck Cream Review

The SeneGence Lifting and Firming Neck Cream was designed to serve as a richly nourishing product that aims to firm, smooth and even out the sensitive skin around the neck area as well as the decolletage. Although its tempting to lump neck care and skincare into one box, it turns out that the skin around the neck is actually even more sensitive that the skin around your face. This means that formula that are suited for the facial skin can be considerably too strong for use on the neck. So if you’re looking for a treatment option for maintaining a youthful looking neck area, a creamy based formula that utilizes gentle actives like the SeneGence Neck Cream is the way to go. This product contains a unique complex known as SenePlex+ which contains vitamins, anti-aging ingredients and natural botanical extracts. These compounds impact the condition of the skin at the cellular level in order to plump, hydrate and smooth out visible fine lines and wrinkles.

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  • Kristen Original review: May 09, 2018. Reply

    I’m a distributor who signed in October 2017, everything is AMAZING!!! Couldn’t ask for better quality at a great price! Everything is in stock and I’ve had no issues, Climate Control went out of stock but it is temporary, Black EyeSense as well. They offer so many great incentives to distributors and I feel lucky that SeneGence found me! Great network of support and good people!

  • Alena Downs Original review: Dec 14, 2017. Reply

    Senegence is back with a vengeance! 98% stock now. only 3 lip colors temporarily out of stock. They have stepped up their game huge. I have been a rep since June when there were only 10-12 items available. Business is booming now! New customer care center with more employees is making a difference! The company has proven they listen..and make changes!

  • Louise Original review: Oct 20, 2017. Reply

    I really was not expecting SeneGence SkinCare products to be so fabulous. I have used Clinique for many years and have always loved it – and always came back to it if I wanted to try something different just for a change. Nothing else compared, and I often had allergic reactions as I can be very sensitive. I did discover Ultraceuticals last year through a friend who is a Cosmetic Medicine Nurse Practitioner with her own business, and these were fabulous products re how they felt but they have a lot of acid products in them and I soon had very strong eczema reactions. I started SeneGence with buying some LipSense – which I fell in love with. Then friends were LOOKING better in their skin quality and brightness from using SeneGence SkinCare so I thought I’d give them a try – really not expecting much for me, tbh. BUT – oh my goodness! I love love love these products! My skin has seriously never felt so good! The basic skincare – 3 in 1 cleanser, daytime/night-time moisturiser & eye cream are fabulous. And then I discovered their ‘treatment’ products!! Climate Control – wow! SeneSerum C – fab. Silk – pore & wrinkle minimiser – literally feels like Silk. I use it as primer before the PHENOMENAL Anti-Aging Foundation. Oh my goodness I LOVE their foundation!! It feels so light yet looks amazing. I have had so many compliments on my skin recently! And I’ve always had good skin and get the occasional compliment, but even more recently. My close friends are asking me what’s different.

    And the eyeshadows and blush – oh my goodness! The ONLY product I haven’t been thrilled with is the green colour corrector/concealer. I find it doesn’t really ‘stick’ when I then put my foundation on. That may be because I don’t have a lot of time to wait for everything to dry fully when I get ready in the mornings – not sure. I just haven’t been thrilled with that particular product. But mascaras – fab! Eyebrow definer – amazing! All SeneGence products have their own ‘art’ to application, which I’ve had to get used to – but it doesn’t take long, and I’m so thrilled with the results it was worth a few times to get it right. I cannot sing the praises of these products enough!

  • Becky Gilmore Original review: Oct 13, 2017. Reply

    I’ve been a rep for three months. When I started there was hardly any stock. Now almost everything is in stock. I’ve only had one issue and it was resolved immediately. Customer service was great. My customers love the products as much as I do.

  • Rhonda N. Original review: Aug 13, 2017. Reply

    I have been a distributor for a year and a half now. Yes, the out of stock issue was tough. But as of today, We have 28 lip colors in stock and all glosses are in stock. Foundation and skin care are due to be back in stock end of August. I LOVE LipSense and the entire skin care line. I will not go to any other products. When I order, I do order 10 bottles at a time for myself and my clients. I stock up and SAVE!

  • Shelley speer Original review: Jul 18, 2017. Reply

    I am a distributor and have been for over 7months now! I found it frustrating during the out of stock period but it has been resolved and am very pleased with everything SeneGence has done for the distributor and their clients. I highly recommend working for SeneGence as they are a company that cares deeply about the success of their distributors and the satisfaction of the client.

  • Christina Hope Original review: Jul 03, 2017. Reply

    I agree with Wendy on the matter of not becoming a distributor. I have emailed “customer service” several times and have never received an email back to take care of the issue I was having. Also, everything I wanted to order from the company was always sold out. My favorite product is climate control and I got lucky once and purchased two, but I have never seen it come back into stock and that was a couple of months ago. As for purchasing the Lipsense, I had to stock the website daily and sometimes multiple times a day because the releases were so random. They are making steps to solve this problem, but just not fast enough. Any customers I had left due to not having what they wanted. Great product, just not easy to sell.

  • wendy killay Original review: Apr 06, 2017. Reply

    While I like there products I would advise not becoming a distributor. The company talks a good game but they are so far behind on production and they offer little or no customer service. it is a shame they don’t have better management.

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