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A good ol' fashion skincare post! It feels like it's been a while, but I could be totally wrong... Anyway, today is all about G.M Collin and some really super products I've been using. If you're unfamiliar with the brand (I was too) they're all about skincare and the science of great skincare. Founded in France in 1957 by a dermatologist who pioneered the use of collagen and a renowned experienced aesthetician, the brand has since become known for using the latest technology to develop their innovative products.
A great introduction to any brand is through trial size kits. G.M Collin offers three trial/travel kits with options for normal, sensitive, and dry skin. I've been using the option for dry skin, the Hydrating travel Kit which includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer:
- Hydramucine Cleansing Milk (50 ml) is a thicker textured cleansing milk that emulsifies nicely to breakdown makeup and cleanse skin. It's got a bit of fragrance (lavender and citrus oils) but is quite gentle on skin and leaves it feeling really comfortable and well cleansed.
- Hydramucine Treating Mist (50 ml) is an instant favourite for me. The mist incorporates botanical and natural extracts to restore and hydrate skin of all types. It's alcohol, fragrance and colour-free, but does have a fairly strong lavender scent from lavender oil. It has a clean finish on skin, but leaves it instantly refreshed and lightly hydrated. It also works to keep skin hydrated longer and protects against dehydrating conditions.
- Hydramucine Optimal Cream (15 ml) is a light-weight moisturizer that uses pomegranate with Bamboo, Lotus Flower and Water Lily extracts to hydrate and improve skin's water retention. The moisturizer instantly hydrates but also leaves skin feeling silky soft- like ultra silky and amazing. It absorbs quickly and works as a really great pre-makeup moisturizer.
As great as the trial kit is, a complete routine it does not make. I've been supplementing it with two other G.M. Collin products, the first of which is the G.M. Collin Vital C 10% + Peptides Serum. Ther serum is a thin, watery serum (as many vitamin C serums are) housed in an amber bottle to protect the active ingredients and dispensed via a pipette. The serum is formulated with vitamin C and a combination of unique ingredients and peptides to protect skin from environmental stressors and reduce premature signs of aging (think fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin.)
I love a bit of vitamin C in my serums, as it works very well to brighten dull skin, reduce the appearance of scarring and dark spots, and increase collagen production. This serum has been great, as I've found my skin looks more even toned, brightened and overall, just healthier. The serum absorbs pretty easily, but takes a moment to dry/fully absorb before following with moisturizer.
Eye cream rounds out my G.M Collin experience, or more specifically, the Bota-Petide Eye Contour. The cream is formulated to reduce the appearance of expression lines, wrinkles, and dark circles (humm...) with a four-in-one forlumla. The cream utilizes six peptides, including Argireline, Myoxinol and Matrixyl 3000 and is enriched with Eyeliss, Haloxyl, caffeine and vitamin k. It's got a lot going on.
Housed in an airless pump to keep all of the good stuff in there, the light weight cream absorbs quickly and leaves my dry eye areas nicely hydrated. After using this for a month or so (a bit longer, really) I've come to really like this. It seems to give tired eyes a pick-me-up and and might even be minimalizing my fine lines under my eyes. I haven't noticed too much in terms of minimalized dark circles,but I'll take brighter, perkier eyes as a win.
Overall, I'm really happy with the products I've been using and would certainly add a few more to my skincare stash. It should be noted that G.M Collin products aren't sold online by the brand, so any third-party sites not authorized by the brand. to find a clinic or spa that sells G.M. Collin you can use their locator here. What do you think, interested in any of these products? Have you tried anything from the brand?