Let me introduce you to my face care routine, it is non-existent. I’m not the type for routines, I think I’ve been very fortunate that my face isn’t doing too badly, considering I do nothing apart from wash and moisturise, and no, I don’t use any special facial wash or moisturiser and I use make-up on the regular. Also, I have tried out many products in the past and most of them end up drying out my skin and no, my skin type is not dry, I would say more oily to be honest.
Even though I’m quite lucky, I wouldn’t say I have the perfect skin, I think my main concern would be my uneven skin tone and marks from spots. I’m always open to trying out new products because you never can tell which might be most suitable for you. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to review the Gatineau set on the blog when I was introduced to the brand.
Features anti-ageing cleanser, face mask, body lotion and much more. Seems like a lot to use on ones face! Since I was not familiar with the brand before receiving the products, I had to go through the manuals (to get the best result out of using the products I would recommend to do so) before I indulged in using any of the goodies.
The Daily Cleansers are easy to use with basic functions Eye Make-Up remover, Gentle Silk Cleanser and Toner. I use all three in the evenings and exclude the make-up remover in the mornings.
As part of my the new routine, I’ve also been using the Aquamemory Moisture Replenishing Mask and Cream Gel, Radiance Enhancing Gommage and the DefiLIFT 3D Eye Contour Lift as specified.
I opted for the Absolute Hydration Regime which I have done for nearly two weeks now. This regime should help seal in moisture and instantly give a dewy, delicious moisturised skin all day long. There is also the Anti-Wrinkle Regime and the Age-Defying Regime which is a combination of various products including anti wrinkle cream contained in the set to achieve the ultimate flawless looking skin. I will introduce the other regimes in my routine as I get more familiar with the products.
The Absolute Hydration Regime seems to work on me, firstly, it’s very gentle and does not leave my face feeling ‘paper dry’ which I experienced a lot in the past, the moisture seems controlled and my face no longer gets excessively oily during the day. Also, after each routine, my skin feels silky and extremely soft. The only down side is that it is time-consuming, but this is nothing if you are already into taking care of your face regularly, I went from spending 0 time on my face to spending about 40 mins per day. Now that I’m almost two weeks in, I no longer mind the evening routine, I actually look forward to it because I love the way my face feels in the morning!
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* I received the Gatineau 16 Piece Little Luxuries Collection for free and have not received any money in exchange for the review.