Monday, 26 June 2017

Gatineau 85th Anniversary Anti-Ageing Radiant Skin Collection - TSV

Celebrating Eighty Five years of incredible skincare, Gatineau are launching a collection containing two brand new products and some much loved favourites. This collection is so exciting and is an absolute powerhouse for anyone struggling with the signs of skin ageing.

Gatineau 85th Anniversary Anti-Ageing Radiant Skin Collection

This five piece collection is perfect for deeply cleansing and brightening the skin and seeing you through those Sunny, Summer months.

Floracil Plus 118ml -

Gatineau Floracil Plus

There was huge customer out cry when the original and bestselling Floracil eye make up remover was retired, there were so many loyal fans that used it for everything from, the obvious removal of make up, but also to freshen tired eyes, gently awaken the eye area and give an overall brighter more awake look. Floracil plus is not the exact same product. It is a Bi-phase formula which gently removes all traces of makeup, including waterproof from the eye and lip area. Formulated with hydrating Aloe Vera, protecting Witch Hazel and conditioning Vitamin A, this is Ophthalmologist tested and fragrance free making this suitable for even the most sensitive eyes. Now, I have incredibly sensitive eyes that are often prone to infection and the original Floracil was a life saviour for me so I was super interested in trying this.

Gatineau Floracil Plus

I did a side by side comparison to the original Floracil (of which I still have half a bottle left) and used that on one eye and Floracil Plus on the other to remove my mascara. This is just my opinion:- Floracil Plus, removes make up quicker than the original, which is a plus, it seems to cling more to mascara and lift it away effortlessly. However,  as this is a bi-phase (aqueous and oily) It does have a slightly oily residue that my eyes just do not like and that did cloud my vision momentarily, which I dislike. The original Floracil is more of a cooler, water consistency. For me this is completely different to the original and I would really love to hear your thoughts when you try it. I think I will move on to the Gentle Eye Make Up Remover instead, which is more of a similar consistency to Floracil original. This one is not for me. Sorry Gatineau.
Deep Cleansing Facial Brush -

New Gatineau Deep Cleansing Facial Brush
This is a brand new item from Gatineau and one that I was very excited to try. I already use facial brushes when cleansing as they really suit my skin type and help me get the best deep clean I can. But, you have to be very careful which brush you use, especially if you have thinning sensitive skin. This new launch from Gatineau has the softest, almost spongy bristles that are shaped to easily fir the contours of the face. It has a lovely shaped handle making it comfortable to hold and use even when wet. Having already removed make up, apply a pea sized amount of the cleanser below and a little water into the palm of your hand and lather together using the brush. Gently apply using circular motions over you damp face and work you way from cheeks and forehead to the nose. You will be surprised at the difference. It is great to get into those pores and clean deeply.

Melatogenine Refreshing Cleansing Cream 250ml -

Gatineau Melatogenine Refreshing Cleansing Cream
This is huge and will last you an absolute age. It is a beautifully, nourishing, fresh and hydrating, creamy foaming cleanser. With some foaming cleansers you have to be so careful so as not to strip the skin, but this completely soap free formula works really well even on my dehydrated skin. This cleanser gently exfoliates the skin as you are cleansing and makes the skin look bright and fresh and encourage new skin cell renewal. Containing Melatogenine to fight against those fine lines and wrinkles and sweet almond oil to deeply nourish the skin as it cleanses, it is really quick and easy to use. It doesn't really have a fragrance, just smells fresh. I apply a pea sized amount to my damp face and gently massage in. I use small circular movements to buff the skin and remove grime, but do not use it on my eyes. In the evening I rinse with warm water and in the morning with cool water. My skin is left looking and feeling clean, fresh and nourished. Can be used by hand or using the New Deep Cleansing Facial Brush above.

Radiance Enhancing Gommage 75ml -

Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage
 Another much loved product that I use on a regular basis, is this Radiance Enhancing Gommage.  As you may know I love a great exfoliator. There is nothing worse than the thought of leaving dead skin cells on my face as this just leaves skin looking grey and lifeless but also means any products applied on top cannot work to their ability. Sloughing away these dead skin cells really awakens the skin, takes away all those impurities and leads to a brighter, healthier looking complexion, which we all want right? This product is perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin and uses a mild enzymatic formula to remove the dead cells. You will not feel any particles or grains scrubbing against the skin, it is so gentle, looks gorgeous and smells OMG AMAZING! I literally salivate when I use this product hahaha.

Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage

 It has a real zesty, citrus uplifting scent that makes this an absolute joy to use. Massage the beautifully sparkly, illuminating gel gently over the face including crows feet around the eyes, on DRY skin. Leave it to sit for a minute or two and you will see that it has changed to a liquid. Rinse off with warm water and glowing skin should be glaring back at you! This is my hero product of the collection! A great tip - if after a period of ill health, stress, or tiredness, apply a layer all over the face and neck and rest for ten minutes then wipe away, this gives a more intensive treatment. This product should ideally be used twice a week.

Perfection Ultime Anti-Ageing Complexion Cream SPF 30 30ml -

Gatineau Perfection Ultime
 I have been a fan of this product since I started using it last year. I wear shade 02 Medium and it is perfect for me. This is your tinted  SPF 30 that not only has a gorgeous hint of colour, but also gives a really lovely coverage to the skin. It sits really beautifully on the skin in place of or under your usual foundation.  I apply this after my serum and my skin has a lovely, healthy, even tone to it. It is a really easy, creamy texture to work with and warms between your fingers and face making it very quick and easy to apply.

Gatineau Perfection Ultime half blended to show the shade 02

It gives a lovely soft sheen to the skin and is perfect when I wear it with mascara and a touch of lip balms for easy, no make up, make up days.  It doesn't feel thick or cakey on the skin at all and lasts all day, whilst offering that all important SPF protection. Perfect holiday make up item.

This collection is exclusive to QvcUK and is available on Wednesday 28th June for twenty four hours or whilst stocks last. You can purchase the collection HERE when it becomes available. Item Number : 233134

Have you tried Gatineau before? What do you think of the collection above? I would love to hear your thoughts, please leave me a comment below.


  1. I've only recently started using a Cleansing Brush and I'm pleasantly surprised! This whole range sounds lovely x

  2. The whole range sounds lovely, but I especially like the sound of the Perfection Ultime, I am looking for a new base, I have chronic urticaria and it is often on my face and because of it I can't use my skincare products so my skin is like sand paper :( so I am after a nice base just for a touch of something xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  3. I have that radiance enhancing gommage and really like it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  4. I really want to try a facial cleansing brush as I always hear such good things about them! X

  5. I've never heard of this brand before but they look so nice, I am loving Skincare at the moment

  6. Although I love my mainstay range. I think I'll give this a go. The products sound just what my skin needs. I'm on a high dose antibiotic and it's plating havoc with my facial skin.

  7. I love Gatineau as a brand and I am intrigued by the brush x

  8. The Perfection Ultime sounds amazing! I need it in my life.

  9. Oh I don't like that cloudy feeling after eye makeup remover either! The rest sounds fab x

  10. Oh wow the perfection Ultime sound so good! Need to check it out!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  11. Aww man was so excited about the floracil - as I'm a huge lover of the original with about an inch left. I'm not a fan of oil on lashes for all the reasons you've highlighted - which I was hoping wasnt the case. Can you give Andrew a kick please and tell him - dont fix something that was never broken #sadface

    1. Ditto.

      *save the floracil one!*


  12. Pam Merrifield27 June 2017 at 15:58

    I have used a couple of Gatineau products which I have liked - the Gommage and Floracil (shame they have changed it - if it ain't broke why fix it). If this is a decent price I may give it a go. Thanks for breaking it all down for us and making sense of it all x

  13. I've never used gatineau before but I am super intrigued by the cleanser and the brush. Thanks Sharon. Jorden x

  14. I've never used gatineau before but I am super intrigued by the cleanser and the brush. Thanks Sharon. Jorden x

  15. The deep cleansing facial brush sounds lovely, I'm super intrigued by this.

    Kristy |

  16. Great descriptive and honest blog - I am particularly interested in the Gommage. Beautifully photographed too xxx Celia xxx

  17. I haven't used anything from Gatineau but it sounds great!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  18. Thank you for the review of floracil plus. I am still in mourning for the original. Not a fan of an oily remover myself so it leads me to think it's not for me.
    Thanks for the great description


  19. I got the Radiance Enhancing Gommage in a beauty box recently and so far my skin loves it!

  20. These sound amazing! My Mum's a big fan of Gatineau and I'm just starting to get into some of theia products too

    Gemma x |

  21. The brush looks and sounds really interesting x

  22. That facial brush looks super fun! I need to try this range x


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