There’s a story behind how I got to know about Gatineau and it’s probably going to surprise you when I tell you that I was introduced to the brand by my glamorous Nanna, who at 76 years old has the skin of someone much younger. Introducing me to the Melatogenine collection, I was quite intrigued when I realised that they had a gommage within their collection. You rarely see a gommage these days but I do find them fun. As with all high end skin care brands, I find that around Christmastime is the best time to try them due to the great value sets that are released. In preparation fro presents, I’ve got two great sets that would make any skin lover happy.
The first set pays homage to the love of Melatogenine and the Cleansing Set contains a supersized cleanser, my much loved gommage and a textured cleansing brush which is unlike anything I have ever used before. The 250ml Melatogenine Cleansing Cream is a really gentle cleanser but is great at removing stubborn mascara and makeup with ease and without scrubbing. It leaves skin irresistibly soft and when combined with the cleansing brush, skin feels lightly exfoliated.
The gommage is packed full of AHA and hyaluronic acid to refresh and rejuvenate tired skin, lifting off the dead skin layers to reveal glowing new skin underneath. I love the omission of micro beads and the gommage is simply peeled off. Yes, it’s a bit messy but it is so worth it.
The second set is the Gatineau Defi Lift set, which not only contains great products but comes in a fantastic beauty bag that is the perfect size for travelling. Inside the large suedette wash bag, a 50 ml Defi Lift Cream and Serum, as well as lip care product. I’ve been wanting to try Defi Lift for sometime as I am now seeing my skin is behaving differently. Defi Lift is targeted at those over 40 so I may be being a tad presumptuous, however the sizes within the set are ideal for me to give it a go. Defi Lift is designed to improve elasticity and add volume and plumpness back into skin that maybe loosing it’s firmness. I definitely need the volume but not so much the elasticity. The Day & Night cream is accompanied by an eye contour serum to improve dark circles and puffiness as well as a Revolumising Lip Care to repair chapped lips and attack fine lines that may be visible around the lip line.
There are several beauty gift sets from Gatineau this year and each one gives you a really good opportunity to be able to try out the products before purchasing the full sizes. The sets are also of a really good value, and the Melatogenine Cleansing Set has impressed me a lot for the price, and with the size of the cleanser within.
Have you tried Gatineau before? Which products are your favourite?This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.