Gatineau 17th anniversary…


Gatineau are celebrating 17 years on QVC with some special shows this Thursday (24th October). 

I'd love you to comment at the bottom of this blog and tell me about your Gatineau story. Which products from the range have YOU seen results with? How long have you been using Gatineau products? Comment below and we'll read some of your stories on air on Thursday (24th October) at 6pm. 

I'd also like to share with you my chat with Andrew Bagley about some of the new additions to the Gatineau range. We filmed this at the Olympia Beauty exhibition, which is actually where I had some of my first QVC meetings with Andrew… 


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Join us for Gatineau's 17th anniversary shows, where there'll be 3 Easy Payment options galore! If you'd like to see more from the range right now just follow the Gatineau link. 

Also please don't forget to comment at the bottom of this blog and tell me about YOUR Gatineau story, I'd love to read them!

Love Ali x 

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  1. mary howarth October 18, 2013 at 5:00 am -  Reply

    For me Gatineau products are the best for my skin. I began using
    their products in the days when there was the day and night moisturisers in small white jars with a pink lid. Not one item has ever caused me to have skin breakouts and I LOVE the gorgeous smell of them. Presently using to AOX range -serum and moisturiser.
    I have tried many of the premium face products sold by QVC but I always go back to my favourite Gatineau. In fact today I have just ordered the new throat gel duo – at 78 years of age I’m fighting the “scraggy neck” battle (Lancashire expression). As far as the body is concerned I have yet to find anything which beats Gatineau’s body scrub – the tiny beads exfoliate but leave the skin feeling superb, nourished with the most divine texture.

  2. Pauline Hudman October 18, 2013 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    I use various products from different makers as I feel
    that they all have special products that work for me.
    Gatineau I love the Radiance Gommage as I have very
    fine dry skin and this is a great exfoliant for me, also the neck cream but my favourite item must be the
    Electal the pearly lip cream which has now been replaced. I am not a lipstick lady so this lip product was my all time special make-up piece I was so unhappy when they stopped making it, the replacement is very good yes it is but not the same as electal and I have many friends that agree with this comment. If they wanted to introduce a new lip product why not keep the electal and then we would have a choice but unfortunately I suppose this wasn’t financially practical and they will not bring back now it has been discontinued, I searched everywhere to see if I could buy up some old stock but no luck. So in conclusion Gatineau has some wonderful products but for me Electal was a little bit of magic in a tube !

  3. Mary Morphy October 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    I have been using Gatineau for 5 years..I love the eye serum and throat gel. As I am on a budget I wait for the Xmas tsv..order three as pressies from family so I have a year’s worth of products and if irs on easy pay i buy one for myself.Love the lip treatment too but favourite is floracil. Easy pay lets me use a premium brand that I would never be able to afford. Thabj you QVC and the gorgeous Andrew. X

  4. karen hamer October 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm -  Reply

    I began using gatineau about 5years ago and have nothing but praise for them! I use everything from cleansers to body lotion, the aha being my favourite! Andrew and qvc bring us such fabulous prices and with easypay too it makes a premium skincare brand affordable. On a rare night out recently a ‘young’ girl thought i was 24…..i’m 40 next year!!! Thank u gatineau!!!

  5. Sandra Grainger October 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    I have used Gatineau for as long as I can remember.
    Absolutely love the throat gel and all the defi lift products just would not be without them.
    Think I have got just about all the products, love them all.

  6. Samantha pike October 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    I am completely and utterly in love with the radiance gommage and the aqua memory eye roll on.
    I was lucky enought to meet Andrew at the beauty bash and he recommended the gommage for me I’m 28 with combination skin but I was alittle lazy exfoliating but I love it. The smell is divine. The eye roll on helps me cover up my wine eyes hehe x

  7. Chrisakacj October 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm -  Reply

    I have been using gatineau for id say around 15 years, i started off with the original sos pen and deep cleansing foam and have moved onto the melatogenine and aquamemory ranges with a bit of defi lift eye care and collagen eye pads. It truly is an amazing range and always offers specfic solutions for any age, my skin has in a way grown up with gatineau and still meets my needs.

  8. Ann-Marie ‘@Bammie’ Jones October 20, 2013 at 12:21 am -  Reply

    I was lucky enough to meet Andrew and Michaela at the beauty bash in 2012 and also was invited to a master class later that year – Around the launch of the age benefit hand treatment – Michaela – bless her – gave me a pink headband when I asked for one. In spite of being a self confessed beauty skincare junkie –
    Gatineau quite simply continues to be my default ‘go-to’ staple first choice for consistent, assured, trustworthy targeted results – whether it’s around skin lifting or wrinkle control. What I love too is the fact it continues to build on the heritage of Madame Gatineau and hasn’t just sat back on its ‘melato youth molecule’ laurels but is always working to push the boundaries forward and setting the standard – Can’t wait for Tuesday’s new product launch. Gatineau? It’s the Rolls Royce of skincare at the ‘Q’ – or perhaps more appropriately it’s the Austen Martin of skincare..- loving the new Gatineau promo on the empty streets of Paris Andrew 😉 best wishes and thank you Ali, Andrew and Michaela for bringing us such a superb inventory across the whole Gatineau range. My continued custom is guaranteed. Ann-Marie (aka ‘Bammie’ on twitter) x

  9. Susan Smith October 20, 2013 at 1:51 am -  Reply

    Dear Alison, i bought a Gatineau tsv about fourteen years ago. I loved the products so much i went to Windsor and done the Gatineau training and have used the products eversince,on myself and my clients. My favourite product is floracil i cant live without it.

  10. Moira Weir October 20, 2013 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    Think Gatineau was one of my first purchases from QVC and I have never looked back. Can honestly say Ilove it all. The great thing is because of the great pricing I can afford to buy lots of the ranges so dip into all of it Depending on the time of year or how my skin is behaving and the products have a long shelf life even when opened so you can do this. My favourite product has got to be age benefit night elixir. Just sorts out your skin no matter what. Am using at moment due to change in weather and my skin in glowing. My husband commented the other day how good I have been looking lately. Wow. lastly I will say it has really been my savior during long term illness and medication. I

  11. Cheryl October 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    My first purchase from Gatineau was the Beautifying Care which I absolutely loved and from there I have tried most of the range, when my children were teenagers and suffering from breakouts I used to purchase the SOS Stick and Effervescent powder, amazing. I could not be without the amazing Melatogenine Eye Cream – have used this product since it was first launched (currently have 3 in reserve) and along with Defi-Lift Eye and the Aquamemory Eye Roll-On never use anything else, no other brand delivers in my opinion. I also have purchased and love the Anti-Ageing Gommage, Radiance Enhancing Gommage, Melatogenine Mask and used to love the Defi-Lift Mask, amazing results. Melatogenine moisturiser I have used since it was launched, am currently doing a course of Aquamemory Serum and Moisturiser but my all time favourite is the Defi-Lift Moisturiser, would love to see it given more ‘air time’ and in more value collections. Firming Throat Gel I have used since the beginning and will not be without and my husband loves the Refreshing Melting Scrub, perfect for him! As you can tell I absolutely love the Gatineau range and would not be without it. The value is phenomenal and allows me to purchase top quality, prestigious skincare that works. I am always been told that I do not look nearly 50 which I take as a huge compliment and I put it all down to this amazing range. I also love the fact that this range offers duos of our favourite products and easy-pay on a regular basis; thanks QVC, in fact can’t wait for the Christmas TSV (not that I need it!) but that won’t stop me. Thank you Andrew and Michaela for the informative demonstrations and thank you QVC for the 30day MBG for peace of mind shopping. Here’s to the next 17 years!

  12. Laura October 21, 2013 at 12:30 am -  Reply

    I have used most of the Gatineau ranges over the years and although I had more recently been using other brands from QVC I have returned to Gatineau and remember why I love it.
    However, I do have a request……I have just finished a jar of age benefit but now it seems all the kits and duos available are the dry skin option. Can we please have a kit or duo with the all skin types /normal version? Many thanks.

  13. Orla Buckley October 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm -  Reply

    I am 45 shortly, excellent skin, a few fine lines around
    my eyes. Normal/combination skin. What Gatineau products
    should i use? Unsure

  14. Ria Lite November 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    My first Gatineau produts were the laser products, they were incredible, especially the night gel. I don’t know why this was stopped it was amazing and i got all my friends and family on to this. I still have some of the mask. Gatineau for me is like the Rolls Royce of skin care. I love the cleansers, they clean my skin thoroughly especially the Serenitie option. I am 44 people tell me I look a decade younger, it’s down to good genes and great skin care.
    I have just started on the Defilft range as I need a boost, I used this before and it was transformational. I use one other brand regularly and try others but my skin lets me know when it craves Gatineau and it’s also part of mt routine.

  15. Tara Osborne November 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi There Alison
    I was wondering if you could help me out with my skin care,I have oily skin prone to break outs,a lot of open pores and scarring on my nose and chin.
    I am 40 years old,and on quite a lot of medication,please can you help I am desperate for better looking skin.
    Kind regards Tara .

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