Figuring out a skincare routine that works for me has been my main goal for this year after hitting a low point in my confidence with bare skin. I have completely stripped my skincare routine bare and have made myself stick to the rule of only adding one product at a time to my routine. I started with a cleanser, trailed it for two weeks and if it improved the condition of my skin, didn’t break me out then I would allow myself to add another step in my routine and I have been closely monitoring the change in my skin concerns. I have some products from Gatineau that have made their way to my new routine that I thought I’d share with you!
I have very combination skin but incredibly prone to blemishes. I get the usual hormonal blemishes that I’m sure we are all familiar with but my skin has never been blemish free and it’s highly textured too. I don’t have much scarring but I have bumps and under the skin spots with parts of my skin that are incredibly dry and flaky and other parts of my skin that are like an oiled up slip and slide!
This silk cleanser is so soothing and suitable for sensitive skin. It’s a milky cleanser that effortlessly breaks down my makeup and removes it perfectly! It doesn’t make my skin feel tight, itchy or dried out that many cleansers often leave my skin feeling like. Instead, it leaves me feeling fresh-faced, makeup-free and it makes my skin so soft! Silk extracts in this product promote cell regeneration and works to improve elasticity and I think it’s a perfect all-round cleanser!
I’ve been on the hunt for a ride or die exfoliator and I think I’ve found it! I like a product that has a good amount of scrub but also gives my skin some nourishment after clearing away all the dry flaky skin! This product has worked wonders at balancing the texture on the surface of my skin and always leaves my skin feeling soft and glowy. It’s blended with vitamin E and F which is designed to encourage cellular renewal, smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin radiant and smooth.
Dehydrated skin has always been one of my many skin concerns and this gem tackles it perfectly! I love a moisture surging mask that leaves my skin feeling fresh, plump and hydrated. This mask is designed to bring immediate relief to dehydrated skin and it’s enriched with hyaluronic acid and an anti-oxidant complex for lasting protection against moisture loss. It’s suitable for all skin types and it’s a really nice mask to use. I apply a thick layer all over my skin and lay back and relax a while. It’s cooling on the skin, smells great and gives my skin immediate releif. It remains wet and does not dry and after around 20 minutes it advises you to pat this product off your skin.
I have a naturally oily t-zone which I tackle each morning before makeup application but I find by lunchtime the oil has returned in full force and has made my foundation break down and look not so attractive on my face! It’s frustrating because there is so much oil that blotting it away usually results in my foundation being removed and before you know it I have a red t-zone which has no makeup on there! This serum is specifically designed to rebalance combination and oily skin. It feels beautiful on the skin, similar to a primer and this does have pore minimizing qualities! It gives all day shine control and leaves skin with a matte finish. Ingredients in this product are known to reduce redness and inflammation and I would have to say this is my favourite of all the products mentioned! I see immediate results and they last all day and I have no more oil soaked skin by lunchtime!!
French skincare brands are often favoured by my skin. Brands like Vichy, Filorga and La Roche Posay so there are no surprises that Gatineau have made their way into my favourites! I’d love to know if you have tried any of their products and what your favourite skincare product is!
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