Full Review & Alternatives: Kanebo’s Sensai Ultimate The Concentrate

“Filled with valuable drops, Sensai The Ultimate Concentrate is a highly concentrated exquisite serum, with the most luxurious and effective ingredients”, with this bombastic description presents the Kanebo option that we will analyze below.

Both its packaging, its description and price indicate that it is a high-end product. but what about its ingredients? We will analyze them below to see if they are as good as they imply.

And if you want to know more about other anti-wrinkle creams, I recommend that you read this Review  of the Best Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Aging Creams for Men .

Kanebo Sensai Ultimate The Concentrate Review

  • Butylene Glycol : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Alcohol : Tested in Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Contour .
  • Glycerin : Tested in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Dipropylene Glycol : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Wrinkle Cream .
  • Octyldodecyl Myristate : A mixture of octyldodecanol (texture enhancer) and myristic acid that forms a new compound that is used as a skin softening and emollient agent.
  • Methyl Trimethicone : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • PEG-75 : Tested on Decléor’s Harmonie Calm contour .
  • lsostearyl Isostearate : Analyzed in Sesderma’s Reti Age contour .
  • Niacinamide : Tested in Olay Eyes Ultimate Contour .
  • Carnitine HCL : It is used in skin care products for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, recommended in the case of scars, wrinkles and sunburns. There is research in animal studies showing that it has anti-aging benefits.
  • Potassium Hydroxide : Analyzed in Decléor’s Harmonie Calm contour .
  • Carbomer : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Polyacrylamide : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Xanthan Gum : Analyzed in L’Oreal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Aminobutyric Acid : Amino acid that has water-repellent properties for the skin and can be a soothing agent. Research on topical application of aminobutyric acid suggests that it may improve skin barrier recovery.
  • C13-14 Isoparaffin : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Cholesterol : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Methylserine : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela contour as Serine.
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate : This skin conditioning agent works to improve the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring flexibility, and it also works as an anti-irritant with anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing capabilities. Furthermore, studies suggest that it can also inhibit the skin’s tyrosinase activity and melanin production, making it a lightening agent that prevents hyperpigmentation. Other studies have shown that it helps reduce redness and irritation, associated with various ailments such as rosacea, psoriasis, and acne.
  • Phytosteryl Macadamiate : It is the ester of the fatty acids of macadamia nut oil and of soy phytosterols, a plant analog of cholesterol esters, which play an important role in the barrier function of the skin. It forms liquid crystals that are similar to the intercellular laminar structures in the stratum corneum. It has a high water-holding capacity and is a plant-derived lanolin substitute.
  • Phytosteryl / Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate : Tested in the Benefiance WrinkleResist24 contour from Shiseido .
  • Acetyl Glucosamine : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
  • Laureth-7 : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Fragrance .
  • Disodium EDTA : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Dimethoxy DI-p-Cresol : There is very little information on this ingredient, it is only known to act as an antimicrobial (antioxidant for products), and we have only found it in Kanebo brand products.
  • Pyracantha Fortuneana Fruit Extract : Chinese Piracanth Extract, which has tyrosinase inhibitory activity, and is used for its action against pigmentation.
  • Hydrolyzed Silk: Protein substance (also called sericin) formed by silk, which is the smooth and shiny thread obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm. It is very rich in amino acids. In fact, it contains 18 different amino acids, with serine, aspartic acid, and glycine in the highest concentrations. These can stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, improves the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. They also promote healthy barrier function and hydration of the skin, as amino acids are the main components of the skin’s natural hydration factor. And lastly, they provide protection against potentially harmful free radicals, as many amino acids possess strong antioxidant qualities. However,
  • Prunus yedoensis leaf extract : Cherry blossom extract, promising in skin care products due to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that have been tested in vitro and in vivo. The results, published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, suggest that cherry blossom extract is an anti-inflammatory agent for treating inflammatory skin disorders.
  • Algae Extract : Analyzed in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein : The hydrolyzed conchiolin protein that acts as a skin lightening agent. It is an antagonist of endothelin, and helps regulate signals sent to melanocyte receptors, reducing hyperpigmentation and inhibiting melanin production.
  • Zostera Marina Extract : Extract from the marine plant Zostera Marina, whose pectin, a sugar taken from its cell wall, appears to have detoxifying properties. It also keeps the skin firm and luminous by increasing the moisture retention function of the horny cell layer.
  • Dioscorea Panthaica Root Extract : There is very little information on this extract, it is only known to act as an emollient and moisturizer.
  • Tocopherol : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s wrinkle cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
  • Phenoxyethanol : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Methylparaben : Parabens.
  • Benzyl Benzoate : Tested in ClarinsMen’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Benzyl Salicylate : Analyzed in Collistar Line Uomo’s Pure Actives Hyaluronic Acid anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Linalool : Analyzed in ClarinsMen’s anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Yellow 5 (CI 19140) and Yellow 6 (CI 15985) : Tested on the Nuxellence contour from Nuxe as Titanium Dioxide.

Kanebo Sensai Ultimate The Concentrate Review Summary

KANEBO SENSAI ULTIMATE the concentrate 30 ml

The first 5-6 ingredients (the ones in the highest proportions), I don’t like them at all. Solvents, alcohol, silicones, PEGs and even an irritating and toxic ingredient that should be in lower concentrations.

The thing does not improve until the tenth ingredient, where a series of active principles begin to appear: lightening, antioxidants, moisturizers, anti-inflammatory, repairing and collagen stimulators.

There are a good number of them, both of plant and chemical origin; but most are in too small a proportion to have any favorable effect.

And the worst is yet to come: irritating or allergenic fragrances, toxic preservatives, and parabens. Sure, its exterior may seem high-end, but most of its ingredients are not.


If you want an effective cheaper option, I recommend Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream. This cream also has a good proportion of active ingredients, but without the undesirable ingredients that the Kanebo option has.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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