Getting to know Gatineau

A little while ago I did a review on the Gatineau Renew 7 Detox serum. In case you missed it, you can read it here.

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Since then I can honestly say my skin feels rejuvinated. It’s like the detox cleared the slate for my skin. It feels plumper, smoother and looks clearer. (If only a body detox was this easy!)

I was advised to wait a few weeks before trying the Renew 7 Laser serum, which I did- but my God was it worth the wait! My skin loved this even more than the 7 Day detox.

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What they say: “Renew 7 is a powerful smoothing serum that will resurface the skin giving an intense smoothing effect in just 7 days. Working like a real laser treatment to resurface the skin by way of intense active ingredients which will energise the skin cells, this in turn encourages collagen production. This highly concentrated serum smoothes out the skin and fills in wrinkles from within. Renew Cell is one of the active ingredients derived from a brown algae extract and activates the epidermal stem cells to help them divide and become more numerous- resulting in wrinkles filling out.”

What I say: This serum works very much like Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. It is similar to a primer for the skin, giving an instant result of a fresh complexion. Cheeks instantly look rosier and skin feels tighter. Unlike the Flash Balm, the Renew 7 Laser seems to work longer. I put it on in the morning under my BB cream and found that my face looked polished and fresh for the whole day. It doesn’t take the place of your moisturiser though so make sure you add your usual cream over it. In my case my BB cream gives me enough moisture so I don’t bother. I used this for 2 weeks straight morning and night and I can honestly say I felt so good with a bare face. I will definitely be adding this one to my must have beauty items.

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I must also tell you about the divine Glycomasque. This is a revitalising cream based mask which is suited to dry skin. I don’t normally need products for dry skin as mine is more combination, but this is perfect for me in Winter months. I find my skin tends to dry out a lot more due to being exposed to cold air, the wind and the effects of heating. It really plays havoc with my skin. I use this once a week and find that it gives me an instant feeling of moisture which lasts for ages. My pores seem smaller after using it too – especially around the cheeks. It smells great and dries into a stark white colour which is perfect for scaring the kids. Try it if your skin is feeling dry and tight over winter. For more info on any of these products check out Gatineau’s website here. X

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