The Importance of SPF! – Gatineau Skincare

      The Importance of SPF!

      We can all be guilty of over indulging our skin when the warm weather arrives - I mean who doesn’t enjoy the warmth of the sun’s rays on your body and a bronzed healthy glow- but the truth is protecting skin against the harmful UV rays should be a year round commitment.  Aside from potentially causing skin cancer, the ravages wrought by the sun’s UV rays also degrade collagen in skin which causes unnecessary wrinkles as well as an over production of ‘melanin’ (our skin pigment) creating pigmentation flaws and age spots.
      There are two types of UV radiation that can affect your skin; the longer UVA rays which penetrate deep into the dermis resulting in premature ageing and the shorter UVB rays which can lead to sunburn and superficial damage to the epidermis with excessive exposure. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect the skin from UV rays. Whether its winter or summer, rain or shine, any time spent outdoors can leave the skin vulnerable to sun damage, so it is always important to safeguard the skin by using an SPF. 

      Gatineau skincare has always been centred around combating the primary signs of ageing and as it is well-known that the sun is the main culprit to accelerated ageing. Our scientists really have pulled it out of the bag when it comes to creating advanced skincare with SPF protection.  This is all about elevating your daily regimes without the fuss of heavy-duty, greasy and pore-clogging sunscreen.  So are you ready to meet your complexion’s new best friend this summer?
      Perfection Ultime Anti-aging Complexion Cream SPF30 is an intelligent lightweight creamy formula that provides all the of the benefits of a superior anti-ageing moisturiser together with colour correcting coverage and an anti-ageing filter to protect against the damaging effects of the sun!  Created in 3 natural shades (light, medium or dark), it really is the must-do last step in your morning-time skin care ritual, as it’s going to keep the ‘good stuff’ in and the ‘bad stuff’ out whilst restoring uniformity to leave the skin looking and feeling in tip-top condition.
      Our CC Cream has been enhanced with a host of anti-ageing ingredients including protein rich Caviar Extract which contains concentrated doses of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins  and minerals that help prevent inflammation and protect the skin cells against sun damage as well. Add into the mix wrinkle-busting Tripeptide 5 known to actively stimulate collage synthesis and help reduce lines and wrinkles and radiance-inducing Vitamin C and you’ve got an anti-ageing formula brimming with supremacy.
      And because it’s been created to improve the appearance of skin texture, blur the visibility of imperfections and minimise the appearance of pores, it couldn’t be without a subtle dusting of ‘mineral powders’ and ‘colour control’ technology. The 3 shades of colour are incredibly forgiving and blendable yet provide enough coverage to accentuate an even, fresh and flawless complexion whilst of course safeguarding the skin from UV rays with an impressive dose of SPF30!
      And lest we forget the delicate lips which demand just as much if not more attention due to their fragility especially when it comes to the sun. With very thin skin, zero nourishing and hydrating glands and low collagen levels, the lips are a primary target for sun damage.  But of course Gatineau has got this completely covered too with the unveiling of Perfection Ultime™ Nourishing Lip Balm with an SPF15.  Available in 3 shades (Rose, Rouge and Café) these hard-working balms really do bring the lips back to life! Brimming with highly conditioning and nourishing wax extracts including Beeswax and Candelilia Wax together with a double dose of super-powered Soybean and Corn oils these lip balms rehabilitate dry, chapped lips whilst maintaining optimal hydration levels. This has to be a firm fixture in any women’s handbag, beach bag and bathroom cabinet, and the subtle and understated pop of various colours are immediately uplifting and blossoming enhancing any skin tone.

      So with summer fast approaching there is no better time to layer up and slather on the SPF – it will keep your skin smooth, youthful and most importantly safe!
      Lucy x

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