I turned 32 this week (eek) but the only thing I have been loving as I am getting older is my skin. I have become more confident, happy and educated about my skin and its needs than before. I have Combination skin prone to clogging which can be dealt with regular exfoliation and using products that are absorbed into skin without just sitting on top. My major skincare concern has always been texture and large pores ( thanks to teenage acne) but I have recently discovered couple of products which have been helping me so much. Nothing makes me happier than sharing these two gems with you!
- Radiance Enhancing Gommage | £35 for 75 ml
This is a pearlescent gel that liquefies when massaged into dry skin to release special exfoliating active ingredients, enzymes and AHA’. This Gommage gently removes impurities and helps brighten the complexion. This is designed for all skin types specially Sensitive skin.
This enzymatic exfoliant has been formulated without any granules, and with the help of special enzymes it cleverly melts away dead skin cells upon application without the need for vigorous rubbing. This unique exfoliator begins with a luxurious balm-like consistency, transforming into a soft nourishing oil as it gently dissolves outermost layer of the skin.
This gel is packed with Vitamin C that naturally brightens the complexion, leaving the skin not only cleansed and soft but fresh and glowing.
- AHAs – Eliminate dead skin cells through gentle enzymatic action
- Spelt Wheat Peptide – energising action
- Vitamin C – brightens the skin and provides powerful anti-oxidants
- Pure Hyaluronic Acid – provides deep and long-lasting hydration
Ingredients – Isononyl Isononanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodeceth-25, Aqua (water) Eau>, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Limonene, Parfum , Malic Acid, Pyrus Malus , Butylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid,peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Triticum Monococcum Seed Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben,bacillus Ferment, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 40 (CI 16035)
How to use – This exfoliating gel needs to be rubbed generously on dry skin in circular motion until it liquefies into nourishing oil. Leave for upto 2 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water. This should not be used more than twice a week to avoid over-exfoliation.
Results – Well exfoliated soft , radiant skin and improved texture with regular use. My skin is not as dull as it used to be. This is definitely something I would repurchase.
p.s. This Gommage is also available in Duo at special price of just £37.02 at QVC UK.
- Perfection Ultime Retexturizing Beauty Cream | £86 for 50 ml
The Gatineau Perfection Ultime Retexturizing Beauty Cream is a light weight daily moisturiser designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, instantly brighten and smooth the skin texture whilst intensively hydrating the skin. An all in one skin texture perfector that reduces pore size, plumps skin, provides radiance and softness to the skin – A perfect pick for 30+ skin.
- Caviar extract and age-defying Tripeptide-1 – Rejuvenate & Reactivate the skin
- Geranium Oil – Renews & Protects the skin
- Hyaluronic Acid – Plumps & hydrates the skin
- Wheat and Soy Proteins – strengthen and protect with an instant smoothing effect.
Ingredients: Aqua (water) Eau), Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/dicaprate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Steareth-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Saccharide Isomerate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, DNA, Hydrolyzed Caviar Extract, Hydrolyzed Roe, Procollagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Artemia Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tripeptide-1, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Gossypium Hirsutum (cotton) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Actin, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Petrolatum, Polyacrylamide, Polyethylene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica, Disodium Edta, Sodium Citrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ppg-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Carbomer, Cera Microcristallina ((microcrystalline Wax) Cire Microcristalline), Tromethamine, Sodium Metabisulfite, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 40 (CI 16035), 24157.
This light-weight moisturizing cream is suitable for daily use and it effectively transforms the complexion, minimising the look of pores and leaving skin with a youthful-looking radiance and sumptuously softened texture.
How to Use – Apply morning & evening to a cleansed face & neck.
Results – Skin is perfectly hydrated and a radiant glow is restored. Skin texture is improved & pores are minimized.
p.s. This cream is currently available at discounted price of £64.50 at FeelUnique.
I tried my first Gatineau product via LookFantastic Box some time back and I was so impressed. Glad I got to try more from the brand as these two products are definitely top rated and I highly recommend picking these up if you have similar skin problems like I do.
What do you do to improve your skin’s texture? Have you tried Gatineau Skincare products before? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time
These products were sent to me for testing purposes. Opinions are my own – honest & unbiased!