Don't you just love a bit of French skincare - especially salon premium French skincare at that? I've ended up with not one but two tubes of Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage - courtesy of my lovely Mum - she's a good un you know!
The Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage is a non-granular, enzyme based exfoliant said to be suitable for all skin types including sensitive. It contains AHAs (apple extract) and a cocktail of vitamins to brighten and energise, together with a moisturising complex with includes hyaluronic acid.
It starts off as a pearly orange gel-like substance with a viscous feel to it. You massage into your skin with circular movements until melts into a liquid form which can then be rinsed off after a minute or so - with the help of a cloth if you like. It has a delicate orange citrus fragrance - more on the sweet than tangy side.
I use as a 'pick-me-up' to perk up my tired skin either in the morning or before a (rare) night out and it's also a good option before applying a face mask as it sloughs of the dead skin layers and so leaves your skin like a blank canvas if you like. It is hassle-free and effective, there is no stinging or burning and it works well to brighten and smooth without disturbing my eczema-prone dryer areas. In fact it leaves my skin so smooth it almost has a glass-like feel to it - it's not often I want to stroke my own cheek!
Sometimes we are all so busy that I guess it's easy to overlook the fact that there is no point in applying serums, creams and treatments over a load of stale skin cells as it will just sit on the top and do very little? This is why it's important to find the right product and exfoliate regularly according to your own specific skin needs. I find twice a week or so is enough for me.
Do you exfoliate regularly? Which is your favourite product? Have you tried anything from the Gatineau range?