Discover SENSAI

A Luxury Brand worth exploring

Lead a life of beauty.. With SENSAI


I recently used Sensai’s Smoothing Water Make-up Base (R575) in my Red Carpet Make-up Look Tutorial Video , a great invisible primer that promotes hydration, helps your foundation last longer and your skin appear firmer. It is infused with pure water from Mount Fuji (called Fuji-Sensui). This ingredient allows it to draw the foundation to the skin, and Rice extract hydrates the skin. I have been loving the finish this primer gives, and I have been loving the nourishing and hydrating benefits even-more.

Kanebo Sensai Smoothing Water Make Up Base

As I didn’t know the brand very well I decided to explore it a little further.

SENSAI is a brand by Kanebo Cosmetics, a leading Japanese producer of cosmetics that traces back its history to 1887. SENSAI is infused with tradition and culture that reflects the Japanese perfection, precision, ancient secrets and the quest for infinite beauty. SENSAI combines advanced skincare technology with the supreme power of its precious signature ingredient, Koishimaru Silk, which is added to ALL their skincare and cosmetics. Koishimaru Silk is highly effective in stimulating the skin to produce more Hyaluronic Acid which decreases with ageing. Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent moisturiser holding 1000 times it’s own weight, also a space filler and cushioning agent. When skin is hydrated, it is plump, nourished, it helps to prevent ageing and makes your make-up last longer.


I paid the Sensai Counter in Edgars at the V&A Waterfront a visit, where I was introduced to Shaheed Enous. He has been with the brand for 15 years, and his knowledge and passion for what he does is remarkable.

He started with an analysis to determine my skincare needs in order to prescribe the right products. He asked me various questions on my main concerns, age, my current skincare routine and my lifestyle.

He then introduced me to SENSAI Saho, inspired by the Saho code of etiquette for the Japanese tea ceremony. SENSAI Saho teaches that anyone can achieve flawless skin by following simple daily rules: Double Cleansing. Double Moisturising. Double Application. They believe that these simple rules provide optimal results. I know, my first thought was also Double what and Double again?

See the difference between my two hands? Read below and see how remarkable this actually is, and with no effort at all!


Shaheed continued to do a demonstration of the skincare on my hands. Step1: Cleanser. This is an oil-based cleanser that removes oil-based dirt (make-up, excess sebum etc). He massaged this into my skin until it became a thin liquid. Step2: Soap. This is a soap-free foaming cleanser that removes all water-based dirt (Dead skin cells, perspiration, bacteria etc). The Double Cleansing removes all types of dirt so that your skin is prepped and able to absorb what is applied next.

Step3: Lotion. This step pumps water-based Moisture into the skin for ultimate hydration. Step4: Moisturiser. An Oil-based moisturizer to nourish and feed the skin.

Now the incredible thing in the picture above is that he did the demonstration on my left hand which had absorbed all the moisturizer and felt more plump. On my right hand (the shiny hand) he only applied Step4: The Moisturiser. The moisturiser just sat on-top of my skin and did not absorb, no matter how much time I gave it! I was blown away!

He then continued and did the most divine and relaxing facial on me following the SENSAI Saho steps, and finished off by applying a natural make-up look. My skin felt plumped, moisturised, nourished and treated. This lasted for days after the facial!

I am very excited to start incorporating this brand and it’s Beauty Secrets into my daily beauty routine.

To book a free facial and your introduction to the brand contact Shaheed Enous at 021-4218236. He is based at the SENSAI counter in the Edgars at the V&A Waterfront.

For more info on SENSAI and their products visit one of their counters or go to 

With Love



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