The perfect travel companion, this 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover gently removes impurities and tones the skin. Free of nasties like parabens, fragrance and dyes, it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skins and works fast without removing any of your skin’s natural moisture. Gently sweep across your face with some cotton wool- no rinsing or scrubbing required!
I wear waterproof mascara daily and it can be quite the stubborn thing to remove (naturally). This makes my night time cleansing routine pretty easy. I just soak a cotton pad and lightly press it over my eyes for about 10 seconds, swipe and it's all gone without any irritation to my skin. The best part is that it doesn't leave any residue on my face.
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Where they've come from Created by French physical therapist, beautician and pedicurist Jeanne Gatineau in 1932, Gatineau has been a leader in innovative beauty products for over seven decades. Jeanne’s close work with physicians and dermatologists ensured the development of medically and technologically advanced products and in 1937 she opened her first beauty salon in Paris. Thanks to extensive scientific research, Gatineau was the first brand to develop exfoliants and slimming creams, and the first brand to discover the benefits of antioxidants in skin care products!
Where they're going to Synonymous with refinement and elegance, the Gatineau brand strives to lead the way in developing innovative and technologically advanced skin care products. Their philosophy to create safe and effective products by harnessing the latest innovations in biotechnology has led them to be one of the world leaders in their field. Today, the brand is sold worldwide and has become a favourite among beauty lovers.
Being a woman in the 21st century is all about multi-tasking and getting things done as quickly as possible. With full-time jobs, studies, family and a social life to uphold, finding products that make our beauty routines fuss-free is more important than ever. I follow my three-step skin care routine religiously, but cleansing, toning and moisturising can be a nightmare at the gym or when travelling. When I saw Gatineau’s Micellar Water (a waterless, two-in-one cleanser and toner) for the first time I was excited to try it out, because it seemed like the perfect portable product.
It can be applied with a piece of cotton wool, and there’s no need to wash it off, so for skin that needs a pick-me-up or a quick cleanse, this is super convenient. Though this product is quicker and easier to use than my normal skin care products, I decided not to give up on my daily routine just yet. However, it’s perfect for my gym bag because when I’m running late for a class (as is often the case) instead of doing a whole cleansing routine (with bulky products in tow) I can quickly wipe off any excess makeup – that way I’m not late for my Kata Box session and I’m not gyming in a full face of makeup. (Although wearing makeup while working out may look good for the first 10 minutes, it’s really not a good idea if you have combination to oily skin that’s prone to the odd blemish).
I applied it again as soon as I’d finished my workout, and found it incredibly refreshing. My skin felt cool and fresh, and there was no uncomfortable tingly feeling (as I’ve often experienced with harsh toners before). Plus it’s suitable for any age and skin type, so my mom gave it a try too! Although I made sure she put it straight back into my gym bag once she was done.
What do you think, rubies? When are you using your Gatineau Gentle Micellar Water?