The world of exfoliators can feel a little complicated, yet it is without doubt the best thing you can do for your skin to get that radiant and glowing complexion. Buffing away dead skin cells delivers a deep-down cleanse, restores a smooth and less wrinkled complexion.
In our younger year skin renewal occurs every 28 days and dead skin cells fall off without any help, but as we age cellular renewal slows down dramatically and by the time the cells reach the surface, they are too tired to remove themselves. As a result, they are left clinging to the skin surface accentuating every little skin imperfection. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, as you get older, there’s decreased blood flow through the dermal capillaries. Fewer nutrients reach the epidermis, leading to thinning of the skin and a reduction in the barrier function. These changes lead to increased water loss and dry skin and skin cells end up receiving 30 percent less natural moisture!
There are two types of exfoliators in skincare – physical exfoliators and chemical exfoliators. Physical exfoliators contain granules and are designed to buff the surface of the skin forcing dead skin cells to be eradicated. These exfoliators can be abrasive on the skin causing micro-tears on the skin which in turn destroy the skin’s protective barrier and create irritation.
Chemical exfoliators have become much more popular in the skincare world and contain gentle acids or enzymes which cleverly dissolve the glue that binds the dead cells to the skin’s surface, revealing a clear, fresh and radiant complexion without causing any irritation.
Gatineau scientists have been revered in the skincare industry for their exceptional exfoliator innovations and they did not disappoint when they created Radiance Enhancing Anti-ageing Gommage. Year on year it continues to be the more innovative exfoliator on the market! Originally developed purely for the professional salons it was created for its high performance and efficacy in Gatineau’s professional anti-ageing facial treatments and due to its phenomenal results, it has made it into the retail line up.
Radiance Enhancing Anti-ageing Gommage is renowned for its exceptional age defying technology and has been expertly formulated to deliver smooth, soft and radiant skin in just one treatment. It is suitable for all types of ageing skin but because it doesn’t contain any granules it is also suitable for sensitive and delicate skin types too!
This luxurious exfoliator is powered by a blend of naturally derived enzymes which offer a professional peel from the comfort of your own home. It is a true multi-tasking product as it replaces the dead skin cells with an abundance of skincare goodness. Jojoba and Sunflower Seed Oil flood the skin with restoring anti-oxidants and conditioning essential fatty acids which are not only vital to bolster the skin’s natural oil content but equally to diminish the visibility of wrinkles.
Lingonberry is hailed in the skincare world for its anti-ageing properties. Considered a super fruit and a real health promoting berry due to the fact they are grown during short but very intensive summers with 24 hours of sunlight. The oil extracted from the seed is packed with high amounts of anti-oxidants, plus plant sterols and essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which enables the skin to retain hydration, elasticity and most importantly density. (So, it will strengthen fragile, thinning skin).
There are two amazing ways you can use this product:
1. For the time poor: Apply a thin layer to the face, neck and decollete and massage in until it turns from a glue/gum texture to a more slippery texture, then use gentle strokes to buff it off. Watch the dead skin just fall away and then rinse the excess.
2. For a cosy night in: Apply a thick layer to the face, neck and decollete and leave it to sink into the skin for at least 30 minutes. Once the Gommage becomes translucent, loosen the edges and peel the mask off!
Now relax, rejuvenate and enjoy that radiant complexion!