Sunday, 10 November 2013

Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage - Review

Bonjour!

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!

A picture of Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage
A picture of Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage
A picture of Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage

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.

Gatineau products can be purchased from several online beauty retailers but are a bit pricey to buy alone - the gommage comes in at around £30/75ml.  There are usually offers around though, ie  QVC has this product as a duo at £30 which makes it much more affordable.

Do you exfoliate regularly? Which is your favourite product? Have you tried anything from the Gatineau range?


Jen x






10 comments:

  1. If my skin is really dull and tired looking I use a daily exfoliator until it perks up xx
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Definitely the way to go Rachel! xx

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  2. This looks a good product. I do like the dermalogica daily microfoliant. Hope you have a good week! XX

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    1. I've just discovered the microfoliant Claire as you know and am likng it! Hope you have a good week too! xx

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  3. This looks great. I've only tried the Gatineau eye makeup remover and wasn't a fan, but my aunt has practically their entire range and I'm often swooning at the products she has, so will definitely be trying more. I use an exfoliator every few days. Am using Eve of St Agnes refining bamboo exfoliating polish at the moment which I really like, it's quite abrasive, so just a couple of times a week is enough.

    Vanessa xx
    The Other VW

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    1. I'm very envious of your aunt Vanessa! I can't use anything too abrasive so this is perfect for me! xx

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  4. Wow! This sounds fantastic! I do love a good exfoliator & have been loyal to St. Ives for years! Nothing else has ever matched it & I like a good harsh scrub at least once a week! I bought a new tube today! Ax

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    1. I do like it Andrea! Anything too harsh upsets my eczema so I have to take the softer approach! xx

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