Gatineau Face Basics: Peeling Expert

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AF Beauty

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Hey there Beautiful APJ Peepy-Peepers,

I might be using all my beauty products wrong 🙁

Having  recently returned from the UK on some holidays – they have started up this concept of a “beauty box” which is a great way to sample some new products at a really good price. Not all boxes are created equally and it definitely depends what you want to try versus what you’ve used before and importantly, the size of the product you are particularly interested – pay attention to the detail, some of them will show pictures of full size products but send small sizes in the package.

Gatineau Face Basics: Peeling Expert

Am I Doing It Right??

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Caveats aside, I bought this Beauty Box which largely I’m happy with and I’m here to talk to you about the Gatineau Peeling Expert. So, cutting to the chase – this product blows my mind! The instructions are brief and they do not give any indication of the extent to which this product is used and it has really made me question whether I am using the rest of my beauty products correctly.

It says, apply a thin layer and massage gently till it breaks down to an oil. Easy you think. Not so – it takes about 30 seconds for it to start to break down into the oil. The break down to an oil is not like my other favoured (and discontinued) product from the Body Shop (I wrote about replacements here) and in fact it feels a lot thicker and difficult to wield.

The next instruction is to, and I quote, “keep massaging until a fine fluff appears.” So, I have to admit, I was a little confused when I first saw this and wondered what would happen. I wondered if it was like a super acid cleanser that would cause my face to bubble? And then I wondered if it would turn into a powder on my skin? But how from an oil? So, the result is neither. It actually goes from the oil to a peculiar peeling, which I’ve only ever seen before from Clarins, their Doux Peeling.

I’ve used the Clarins one previously, but looking back I think the guidance from the SA was perhaps not the best. She had recommended that I use my entire palm to remove the Doux Peeling and I didn’t enjoy it at all. The Gatineau version is actually a lot better and it does form a sort of fluff – mine is most often like a crumble (haha – gross!) than a fluff. The whole process from application to removal takes a few minutes – and the migration through the stages is something quite unique and successful. I actually really like the Gatineau peel, I use it about twice a week and it does leave my skin feeling lovely and soft.

The problem I have now though is wondering whether, in my haste to use my other products, whether I’m actually missing out some amazing feature of another product?

Do you have any products that have these stages? Do you now wonder if you’re missing a trick with your product?!

See you soon, sexy wexies!
AF Beauty

3 comments on “Gatineau Face Basics: Peeling Expert

  1. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey there ASF Beauty,
    This sounds scary as anything. Are you sure you shouldn’t be under general anaesthetic to do this? You’re basically flaying yourself, right?
    Portia xx

  2. Marion Low says:

    Good day to all! My major problem is with the instructions on the product/box it comes in. I’m very nearsighted and let’s just say retired: I have been unable to read many instructions because of the minuscule size. Some are so long I get bored anyway. I don’t need to be told to open the box carefully! An old fashioned scrubber that will leave your face like satin is a mix of oatmeal (Quaker oats, etc) and honey. All you do is mix it up and use. Once a week. Your skin will look like a baby’s bum.

  3. Ingrid says:

    Life is too short for those complicated beauty routines which don’t do much good anyway. Chemical exfoliation like AHA and BHA is much better (and faster) than micro beads and scrubs.
    But if this Gatineau peel works for you and leaves your skin lovely and soft then you must be doing it right. It’s the result that counts.

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