We Have Won Gold! – Gatineau Skincare

      We Have Won Gold!

      We are so excited here at Gatineau, as our Peeling Expert Pro-Radiance Anti-ageing Gommage has won GOLD for Best Exfoliator at the Top Santé Ageless Beauty Awards!

      Hear from our Skincare Expert Nicola McLeod below on why this product is vital in your skincare routine!

      It is now glaringly obvious that a decent beauty routine can no longer be whittled down to a good cleanser and an SPF moisturizer! Your skin needs a scrub down ….You need to exfoliate!

      This brings me to my (or one of..) ‘Cannot live without’, ‘Must have’ ‘Desert Island’ product…. The Peeling Expert Pro-radiance Anti-aging Gommage!

      This is undoubtedly THE ‘quick fix’ trick from the Gatineau range for softening the appearance of wrinkles almost immediately. My hero product, the one that transforms my skin and gives me instant and visible results. Removing dead cells to brighten the skin, reflecting more light, and creating the look of fewer wrinkles. It buffs, smooths, softens crepey skin to a youthful smooth texture.

      The Peeling Expert Pro-radiance Anti-aging Gommage is our salon formulated, professional exfoliator. Originally created for exclusive use of the Gatineau therapists, this product was eventually brought into the retail line up by sheer client demand. Without any harmful granules, it’s a unique blend of essential oils all chosen for their effects on the skin and suspended in a ‘gum’ like texture which really adheres onto the dead skin and lifts it away revealing an even, and perfect canvas underneath.

      Created to exfoliate correctly, so you get awesome results pronto: soft, smooth, healthy, youthful skin that looks great. An airbrushed finish to the skin… in 10 mins! Resurfacing your skin is essential for maintaining your skin's overall tone and texture.

      The essential oils in the product have a really important job to do too. Apart from making it smell utterly delicious, the blend of essential oils delivers a whole list of benefits:
      • Yellow Mandarin: Rich in Vitamin C which helps build collagen and protect skin from more damage. Vitamin C present in Mandarin is very good for skin both when consumed internally and applied topically on the skin. Madarin Oil makes the skin glow and improves the skin tone to a great extent. The antioxidants present in Mandarin protect the skin from harsh UVA rays and help the skin to resist the damage caused by the sun and free radicals. It also reduces the signs of ageing like wrinkles & fine lines.
      • Lavender: The health benefits of Lavender Oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions.
      • Mint Extract: To refresh and transform a dull complexion. By cooling the skin, it increases the micro circulation, so you get a lovely fresh pinkness to the cheeks…This always reminds me of my skin after a long walk on a fresh day…
      • Soothing botanicals of Cranberry, Sunflower, Sweet Almond and Jojoba - the skin is super soft, smooth, soothed and hydrated after exfoliation.

      How do you use the Gommage?

      I love the fact that I can change how I use this depending on the time I have …. If I’m time poor (which with two young kids is highly likely!), I will apply a finer layer, massage it until it turns from that gluelike/gum texture to a slightly slippy texture, then using gentle strokes to buff it off…. I love seeing the dead skin just fall off and wash away….for me there’s something extremely satisfying in that!

      If I have more time, and want to give myself almost like a deep peel facial, I apply a thicker, even layer all over the face and neck (but not near the eyes) then lie back and relax for 20 minutes...the mask changes from white to clear and it can be peeled off, lifting with it all the old, dull skin cells and leaving a new skin underneath.

      I’m a self-tan lover, and generally on the evenings that I exfoliate I would apply self-tan for the perfect application. If I’m not applying my tan, then I would be using the Méletogénine Futur Plus Mask, all over the face and eyes and allow it to penetrate before going to bed and letting the ‘facial fairies ‘to work their magic whilst I sleep…..

      Why is exfoliation important?

      No doubt moisturizing is of the utmost importance, but applying moisturizer to un-exfoliated skin is about as effective as trying to drink a bottle of water without taking the lid off. You need to take the lid Off. Your. Skin. (AKA: you need to exfoliate away the dead, dull skin cells so the moisturizer you apply can actually get down to your dermis.)

      When you exfoliate regularly EVERYTHING else you use in your routine is supercharged, it works harder, deeper and quicker with more visible results.

      Nic xxxx

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