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Unfortunately a friend of mine found she was allergic to this cream so she gave me the jar after only having used a tiny bit on a cotton bud. I've used several of Gatineau's products (with varying degrees of success) so I was delighted. She bought it from QVC but missed the 30 day money-back guarantee but I'd advise perhaps buying it from there to try out - if it's not for you at least you'd get your money back (less p&p)
Let me point out that this range is not for the younger skin - it's aimed at more mature ladies & gents - so save your money!
It retails at around £71.75 for 50ml which is well out of my price range & the lovely glass jar is packed in a box along with a detailed leaflet which includes directions for use & ingredients. Unfortunately though, as I've found with many of their products, the writing is miniscule & mostly in French - but a product costing this much I persevered. The ingredients don't mean a lot to me I wasn't worried because Gatineau are a reputable skin & beauty care company. The directions, however, are easy enough to follow.
I've found it's best to use this thickish cream by using a cotton bud then transferring to the finger & pat gently into the face rather than rub or smooth as I found it can drag the skin slightly. Only a little is required so I'm hoping it will last some time for this price & using a cotton bud helps prevent contamination.
The cream itself is white & has a faint floral smell & I particualrly like the way it's absorbed straight into the face & neck & doesn't feel greasy or heavy although I must say I'm aware of wearing it.
It claims to be a 'revolutionary cream which is designed to make the skin appear firmer & more toned' & I have to agree to a certain extent.
When you first apply it you can feel the face & neck feel a little tighter (but not uncomfortable) & then it seems to settle & does indeed make the skin look more firm. The thing I noticed most though was how soft my face & neck felt almost immediately.
After a couple of weeks I was surprised to see that my face looked more contoured - my cheekbones seemed more evident & even the pores on my skin looked somewhat diminished. I also have quite deep lines across the bridge of my nose which seem to have 'filled in' a little - however, no -one has commented on any improvement !
It's also easy to remove with cleanser & I've noticed the relaxing sensation when it's off so I suppose it must be doing its job?
I'd say it's a good product but not a miracle one & am not sure whether the results are worth the price (I would have paid) but will update you if anything dramatic happens in the next few weeks....
Whether you are concerned with dark circles, puffiness and/or crow's feet, this all encompassing eye moisturiser will address all these concerns / As you gently massage this product into the skin, the avant-garde active Botufix works to relax the features thus providing a smoother appearance; the addition of collagen reduces fine lines by literally filling in the wrinkles; the DefiLIFT 3D actives have a firming effect to the delicate skin and an active yeast extract helps reduce puffiness and dark circles / The eye contour is smoothed firmed and toned /