MakeSense® Advanced Anti-Aging Foundation is formulated with SenePlex Complex™ and SeneShield™, two of the most advanced anti-aging and skin-protective technologies known today. This powerful yet creamy foundation is packed full of protective ingredients that help prevent damage and will actually shield your skin from environmental hazards like pollution and UV rays. This skincare must-have is blended with moisturisers, minerals and vitamins that help keep skin soft, supple and healthy. It includes ingredients that actually help to minimise damage previously caused by exposure to daily toxins. All of this, while keeping you looking beautiful and staying that way with long-lasting color technology.
The Science Behind the Product
Pollution, an increasing environmental issue, can have dramatic impacts on the skin. It can alter the skin’s moisture-regulating ability due to free radicals generated by pollutants, thus causing skin to lose its radiance and take on a muddy complexion. SeneShield™ is an exclusive blend of ingredients that protects skin from harmful air pollutants, UV rays and free radicals. SeneShield™ includes a natural plant sorbitol and yeast extract, creating a non-clogging, transparent shield to protect skin and help to reduce signs of ageing.
MakeSense Foundation® with SenePlex™ formulations:
Are formulated for all skin types
Help protect skin with a mechanical shield
Help moisturise and maintain skin’s moisture content and luminosity throughout the day.
Stay on all day with a long-lasting colour technology.
Help make skin more beautiful with SenePlex Complex™
Provides another layer of SenePlex Complex™
Include SeneShield™, which fights the effects of urbanisation exposure, helping to reverse the signs of ageing by:
Reducing the dehydrating effect caused by pollution and free radicals
Reducing photo ageing and wrinkle reduction
Inhibiting enzymes activated by UV exposure or inflammation which contribute to the breakdown of collagen
Adding antioxidants to detoxify
Are paraben-free and formulated with food grade preservatives
Key Ingredients and Benefits
MakeSense® Advanced Anti-Aging Foundation is made of a combination of ingredients. Here are a few key components:
Carrageenan – a natural material that is extracted from the red seaweed plant found in the Atlantic Ocean. It is used for its gelling, thickening and stabilising properties and is absorbed into skin quickly. Carrageenan moisturises faster than Hyaluronic Acid which must be used for 2 weeks to reach the moisturisation levels that Carrageenan reaches within 24 hours.
Sodium Chloride – natural sea-salt used as a binding agent.
Aribidopsis Extract – a small flowering plant used to help repair damaged skin DNA.
Lecithin – naturally occurring plant source that protects cells from oxidation and replenishes and repairs skin with its essential fatty acid content. Damage from oxygen radicals is a main factor in ageing and it can come from environmental pollutants, UV-A induced reactions in skin and from the body’s own stress responses. In addition, oxygen radicals are the inevitable side-effect of energy production in mitochondria (parts of cells that conserve energy) of cells. The accumulation of mitochondria is considered an important element of ageing. These radicals damage DNA by oxidising its nucleotide bases to for 8-oxo-guanine. This blend shortens the time for nucleus DNA repair from 24 hours to 2 hours.
Thiotaine (Ergothioneine) – a synthetic version of naturally occurring amino acid normally found in high concentrations in tissues of the body exposed to high levels of oxidative stress (free-radical damage). It protects the skin from oxidative and DNA damage. Thiotaine is an antioxidant, protecting the mitochondrial membrane against oxidation. It also transfers fatty acids into the mitochondria (the power stations of our cells) to help use oxygen efficiently and to produce more energy. It also protects DNA from the oxidation of guanine.
Lycium Chinese Fruit Extract, (Goji Berry) – a bright red berry from a shrub native to southeastern Europe and Asia, prized for its high levels of certain phytonutrients likely to help prevent or treat health conditions caused by oxidation — cellular damage due to accumulation of toxins and waste products.
Vassinum Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract – Has astringent and moisturising properties; also used as a skin conditioner.
Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract – Rich in flavonoids, citric acid and vitamin C. Cranberry extract has antioxidant, purifying and antibacterial properties and is useful as a natural treatment of acne.
Titanium Dioxide – an inert earth mineral used as a thickening ingredient and sunscreen in cosmetics. It protects skin from UV-A and UV-B radiation and is considered to have no risk of skin irritation.
Glycerin – a solvent, an emollient and humectant that helps keep moisture in the product and helps the product to spread better across a surface-reducing drag and pull. Non-toxic, non-irritating and non-allergenic to the skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate – a ubiquitous carbohydrate polymer that is part of the extracellular matrix. It is a humectant about 100 times more effective than Glycerin. It is the key water-maintaining substance in human skin. Harsh living environments and ageing can cause the decrease of HA content in skin and as a result the water maintaining ability of the skin is weakened and the skin looks dry and rough. One of the main causes of skin senility is also the decrease of polysaccharides, such as HA. The special structure characteristic of HA makes it highly moisturising, and it has a water content regulating function. Additionally, its solution has high viscoelasticity and lubricity. When HA solution is applied on the surface of skin, it can form an air permeable layer and keep the skin moist and smooth. The small molecular weight HA can penetrate into dermis layer, fully combine with water, promote skin blood microcirculation and nutrient absorption and maintain normal metabolism, and, as a result, it plays a role of wrinkle removing, improving one’s appearance and improving the health of the skin.
Isobutylmethacrylate/Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer – a film former that exhibits outstanding adhesion, water resistance and color retention properties.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane – a silicone ingredient used most often as a film former that creates a lubricating, smooth, silky feel and increases the skins ability to repel water.
Orchis Mascula (Orchid) Flower Extract – used as a preparation of emollient products. This powerful anti-oxidant provides free-radical protection and maximum moisturisation. The orchid extract is also very effective as a sunscreen.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract – acts as a moisturiser and emollient agent to improve the skin elasticity and suppleness, containing natural Tocopherol to minimise oxidation and lipid pre-oxidation.
Spirulina Maxima Extract – Hydrating, skin-conditioning and toning agent.
Arnica Montana Flower Extract – made-up of many components, including flavonoids, Silicic Acid, cartonoids and essential oils. The extract from this plant serves as a fungicide and as an immune-stimulant. Medically, Arnica is used externally as an application for bruises, sprains, stings or wounds. Also used after traumatic injuries. In body care, Arnica provides a layer of warmth and helps to soothe tired and tight muscles.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract – Proven effective in boosting the immune function of skin cells and protecting them against the damaging effects of the sun. White tea extract is prepared from the unopened buds of the Camellia Sinensis (green tea) plant, it is a powerful anti-oxidant.
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – Vitamin A is fundamental for increasing skin elasticity and thickening of the epidermis and the dermis. Vitamin A plays an important role in RNA synthesis, known for its cellular renewal properties that speed up exfoliation to reveal younger, plumper skin cells which produces new and healthy cells in the skin and the body. This process of cell renewal and exfoliation helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin irregularities. Medical studies indicate that Vitamin A is effective in slowing down skin ageing and in reducing the number and depth of wrinkles. A regression of pigmented spots has been demonstrated in medical studies with regular use of Vitamin A.
Yeast Extract – a dietary source of folic acid (a member of the vitamin B complex) aids in formation of new healthy tissues and promotes new cell formation.
Panthenol (Vitamin B) – Vitamin B complex is essential for formation of new healthy tissues.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C) – helps increase collagen production & diminish wrinkles.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – Vitamin E, essential for maintaining the activities of enzymes in the cells and for the formation of red blood cells, is also an anti-oxidant and has been shown to inhibit skin cancer and aid in the healing of skin ailments. Vitamin E is a dynamic weapon against premature ageing and combating wrinkles by neutralising free radicals to stop the chain reaction of molecular damage and to protect the skin against oxidation. It’s also believed to protect skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays once absorbed into the skin.
Disteardimonium Hectorite – an organically modified magnesium silicate and a natural mineral
Magnesium PCA – Magnesium PCA is a white-to-off-white powder that is very soluble in water/methanol. PCA occurs naturally in human skin as part of the natural moisturising factors (NMF) that maintain a healthy epidermis and whose concentration decreases with age. It is used mainly in skin care products including gels, creams, lotions and foundations. May also be used in natural cosmetics.
Copper PCA – A synthetic skin-conditioning agent composed of the copper salt of PCA (Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid).
Zinc PCA – moisturises the skin and regulates the skin’s sebum production, thereby controlling excess oil production. Several research studies have shown that zinc is effective for helping to treat acne and eczema.
Sodium Benzoate – soluble food grade preservative.
Potassium Sorbate – soluble food grade preservative.
Phenoxyethanol – an oily liquid used as a bactericide and topical antiseptic.
Please note: Just like in wallpaper, tile and fabric, it is not unusual to have some variation in colour from one product run to another because the colour pigments we use are from natural sources. Our formulators try to match each run for consistency but there can be minute variations. Also media screen colours can only be a representation. Actual colour may vary due to factors such as skin pH.