I’ve got a really interesting product for you today from a fabulous salon brand, Gatineau. It may not be a brand you have heard of before, they have been available on QVC for many years now and are famous for a rather amazing mask (Click here to read) that I reviewed in a previous post.
This however, is a serum and the Rolls Royce of their serums from all the sub ranges within Gatineau. Age Benefit is the range that deals with all aspects of ageing: dehydration, lines, wrinkles, slackened skin, lack of radiance and hyperpigmentation. I am a huge fan of serums, I think after cleansers serums/oils are my favourite skincare items and I love to experiment. I suffer with dark spots on my face which drives me mad, so this was the primary reason for trying this.
The texture is very light and silky, it sinks in so quickly into your skin. I didn’t notice anything straight away and I put my moisturiser over the top. Over a few nights I noticed that my skin felt so much more hydrated and felt a lot firmer. I don’t have many lines and wrinkles so I can’t comment on how it works in that way, but for rehydration and firming it is really good. I found I was using less moisturiser , my skin looked brighter and was plumped up. I used it nightly for 3 months as I had the 30ml super size, but unfortunately it made no difference to my pigmentation at all. As this is so expensive (it is £150 full price, but I managed to find it for £30 instead) I can’t justify repurchasing just for the rehydrating properties. There are other great serums on the market for that at a fraction of the price that do a good job so as much as I did enjoy using it (the scent is divine!) I won’t be getting this again.
However, that is not to say it is a bad serum, far from it, it just didn’t live quite live up to the hype for dark spots. As that is my main concern and the reason for me wanting to try it I was disappointed. I do really like Gatineau as a brand and will still try other products so it hasn’t put me off the brand, they do have some gorgeous things in their range. They are definitely worth checking out! Gatineau Age Benefit Night Elixir 30ml is £150.00 from http://www.qvcuk.com.
Till next time,