Get back to basics with Michaela Taylor from Gatineau


Michaela from GatineauHi everyone,

It’s Michaela from Gatineau here,

In celebration of our Mini Series this week on QVC (on the 18th, 19th and 20th of August), we have put together a fantastic-value collection that draws our three shows together:  Back to Basics, Salon Secrets and, of course, Ageless Beauty.

Sneak a peek at the fabulous collection…

Three-piece Moisturising Firming & Brightening Collection Gatineau's Moisturising, Brightening and Firming Anti-ageing Collection

In honour of showcasing the best of our Back to Basics products you will find Gatineau’s Activ Eclat Radiance Enhancing Gommage. I can never overstress the importance of exfoliating the skin, and this is a quick, easy and results-oriented product that will leave your skin instantly radiant and blossoming.

Following this, we have included our longest standing and most popular Salon Secret of all time – Firming Throat Gel. With 30% active ingredients, this is a true salon-grade formula that treats the neck and décolleté, delivering outstanding results.

And finally, to encompass our whole anti-ageing philosophy of Ageless Beauty, we have included the latest addition to our anti-ageing range - Age Benefit Integral Regenerating Day and Night Cream. A luxury, 360 degree approach to ageing, this incredible product targets literally all markers of time - fine lines and wrinkles, lack of firmness, radiance and hydration for a complete anti-ageing result. 

Now, in preparation for our shows I would like to share with you my top 'tricks of the trade’ so that you can use Gatineau at home like a true professional!  So to begin, let’s go Back to Basics to ensure your skincare routine starts as it means to go on!

The eyes have it

Floracil Eye Make-up Remover
Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-on   

Gatineau 400ml Floracil Eye Make-Up Remover with Pump Gatineau Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-on What’s the first thing you look at when you meet someone new? It’s always the eyes, right? They are our first point of contact and can really give away our age if not cared for properly. The skin around is not as resilient as on the rest of the face and needs to be treated as such.

Don’t use your cleanser around the eye area - it might be too heavy and cause reactions and/or puffiness. Use a specially designed eye make-up remover, such as Floracil, to effectively clean off make-up whilst caring for the delicate skin.

Plus, always, always use an eye product. Your face moisturiser will be too heavy for the thinner skin around the eye area. My latest favourite eye cream is the new Aquamemory Moisture Replenish Eye Roll-on which tackles dehydration lines, puffiness and dark circles in one go. It’s great for your first eyecare product and perfect in the summer months if you are looking for an intensive hydration boost.

Salon secret - this is one of my best kept secrets, recommended by a friend years ago. Keep two teaspoons in the fridge, and whenever your eyes feel puffy; simply hold the backs of the spoons underneath the eyes and over the lids for a couple of minutes. Then apply cotton pads soaked in Floracil Eye Make-up Remover for a further five minutes for a super-cooling, decongesting and refreshing eye treat! Late night? What late night?

A bright, hydrated complexion

Activ Eclat Radiance Energising Cream

Gatineau Activ Eclat Radiance Energising Cream When we go Back to Basics, we are literally talking about cleanse, tone and moisturise. It is so important to get the right moisturiser for your skin type. 

Whether your skin is looking dull and devitalised or perhaps this is your first experience of professional skincare, the Active Eclat Radiance Energising Cream answers all your concerns. Rich in our Light Complex, shea butter, sweet almond oil and a cocktail of vitamins C, A, E and F, it will moisturise and energise your skin giving it that youthful radiant complexion.

Hope you enjoy the shows,


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1 Comment

  1. ann 1 August 18, 2010 at 3:59 am -  Reply

    i have all these products and will certainley try out your suggestions thanks MICKAELA

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