I Don’t Hate You

Senegence distributors, I don’t hate you. I totally understand that expressing frustration and displeasure with the company that you love so much is offensive, and I’m sorry. I really am! I’m not a hateful person. And you know what? If I saw you at the school drop off line, I would smile and wave.  We have a lot in common, you know! We have families and friends that we love, businesses we work hard to protect. Let’s meet on that common ground.

I understand that the company has grown so rapidly they can’t keep up. I don’t have answers for how they can fix it, but it sucks.

What I don’t like is the obscurity. So much of what comes from the top down doesn’t make sense.

I don’t like the excuses.  Fires, hurricanes, burglaries, insufficient servers, technical outages, all have been blamed for some of the countless DAILY problems within the company.  I’m skeptical that ALL of these events are entirely true.  Or is Senegence just really the most unlucky company ever to have so many insane problems on a regular basis?

I don’t like that so many distributors are pressured into spending hundreds (sometimes THOUSANDS) of dollars in product every month, a lot of which they never receive, are backordered, refunded in “Senebucks”, or they just can’t even sell.

I don’t like that communication from the corporate level most often comes in the form of Facebook posts, passed down from the Crown Princesses and above who are privy to such information.

I don’t like the skincare.  I just don’t.

But despite what you may think, I don’t hate everything!  I actually still love some of the products.  I love the LipSense (even though it doesn’t last more than a few hours on me). I love the glosses.  I love the ShadowSense.

It’s just really unfortunate, and terribly sad, that this company is such a mess right now.

But I still don’t hate you, k?

5 Lies Senegence Wants You to Believe

1. The Exfoliation Process

Any good Senegence distributor will tell you that your lips go through an exfoliation process in your first few weeks of using LipSense.  Don’t use any other products during the exfoliation process or it will take longer!  The “exfoliation process” is supposedly your lips shedding built up wax from all the other products you’ve been using your whole life and once they’re free of all the “bad stuff” LipSense will make your lips healthier and your lip color will last longer.

That’s what they tell you.  That’s what they’re told to tell you!  The thing is, your lips naturally exfoliate.  They can’t build up years of wax.  The “exfoliation process” is really just your lips getting used to the alcohol in the LipSense.

Your lips will still exfoliate when you’re using LipSense.  They will still peel occasionally.  Using another brand’s lip balm isn’t going to mess up your exfoliation process.

If you’re a doctor and want to back up Senegence’s claim that your lips can build up years of wax build up and only LipSense can fix it, I’m all ears.

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2.  Shortage of Red Pigment

There has been this thing floating around Senegence that one of the reasons for the insane out of stock situation is that there is an “industry wide shortage of red pigment.”  This is also to blame, apparently, for the wide inconsistencies in product.

I’ve searched and searched and can find no evidence of this being true.  If it WAS true, don’t you think you’d be hearing this from other cosmetics companies too??

3.  The Bees

Apparently there is a claim that one reason for the major out of stock situation is that Senegence’s supply of natural ingredients was drastically affected by two hurricanes in Vanuatu that killed all the bees that pollinate the flowers.

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It’s true that there was a devastating hurricane in Vanuatu.  In 2015.  Any one have info otherwise, let me know!  But as far as I can tell, blaming some of the out of stock problem seems a little fishy.

4.  You can sign up just for the discount!

This is a half truth.  Yes, you CAN sign up to be a distributor and get 20% off anything you order, even if it’s just 1 color!  But guess what?  If you DO, you’ll also pay at least $7.50 in shipping and handling and sales tax on top of it, not only eliminating your 20% discount, but in most cases you’d end up paying MORE than retail!


5. The Best Cosmetics and Skin Care in the Industry

Certainly “the best” here is objective.  Some people may feel like it’s the best and that’s ok!  I definitely LOVE the LipSense, glosses, foundation and ShadowSense.  The skin care?  Waste of my money.

Here is something I’m not really okay with though – there are major inconsistencies with some of the colors.  Check out this pic below.  The two colors on the left are both supposed to be Plum.  Call me crazy, but that is NOT the same color.  This is often blamed on the “industry-wide shortage of red pigment” that we have yet to prove is a real thing.

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