The Parisian Beauty Brand That’s Stood The Test of Time |
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While we love a new beauty launch as much as the next girl, when it comes to skincare, it takes time to earn your stripes. Case in point? Gatineau – the beauty brand beloved by Parisians for more than 85 years. Offering an impressive line-up of skincare heroes, read on to find out why it’s one to keep on your radar...

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Founded by visionary beauty therapist Jeanne Gatineau in the 1930s – she was the brains behind the beauty world’s very first exfoliator, milk cleanser and alcohol-free toner – Gatineau is a French pharmacy stalwart. Over 80 years later and the brand remains a mainstay in the skincare arsenals of those in the know, offering powerful formulations that combine natural ingredients with cutting-edge science. Their salon-strength formulations are designed to give professional results at home.

What are the hero products?

The Gatineau line up is aimed at improving skin health for a youthful, plumped-up glow, with anti-ageing at the heart of the collection. Cult products include the Peeling Expert, £35, a botanical blend of gentle exfoliants to boost cell turnover for a lit-from-within glow and the décolletage-transforming Firming Throat Gel, £48, as well as countless skincare essentials, from micellar waters to soothing sheet masks. We’ve also got our eye on the hot-off-the-press Perfection Ultime Retexturising Beauty Cream, £86, packed with caviar extract and amino acids to boost collagen production.

Who’s it for?

The brand’s strong anti-ageing focus makes it ideal for those concerned with fine lines, a lack of hydration and uneven texture. Whether you’re looking to reduce early signs of ageing, or plump up deeper lines, the range has you covered. City dwellers should also make a bee-line for the Mélatogénine AOX Probiotics range, one of the very first skincare ranges designed to tackle the effects of urban pollution on the complexion.

What are people saying?

Make-up artist extraordinaire Lisa Eldridge raves about the DefiLIFT 3D Mask, while SL fave beauty blogger A Model Recommends swears by the Micellar Water. Gatineau products are also the formulas of choice for countless facialists and skincare experts worldwide.

What’s the damage?

With cleansers priced at around £30, moisturisers starting from £45 and serums from £55, Gatineau is high-end, but isn’t ridiculously priced. If skincare’s your thing, it’s worth the investment.
Shop our hero products below – whether you’re after a wrinkle-fighting serum or eye-bag buster, look no further...

SheerLuxe readers can get £10 OFF a £40 spend at Gatineau by entering SL10 at checkout as well as the Heritage Collection worth £96 for just £20 using code SL20Heritage featured here; offer expires 30/11/17.


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