There is something inherently chic about Gatineau, which maybe has something to do with it having being founded in Paris, or it being created by a woman who devoted her whole life to beauty – or maybe a bit of both.  As it’s Gatineau’s 85th birthday next year, we thought it’s about time we got to know them a little better and it turns out their products are just as effective as they are elegant.

Madame Jeanne Gatineau

Our story began in Paris nearly eighty five years ago with a visionary beauty therapist, Madame Jeanne Gatineau. A woman with a true passion for beauty, she set out to provide revolutionary skincare solutions for women.

She opened her first salon in 1932 and immediately began to develop her own skincare products to accompany her avant-garde treatment techniques. Through her collaboration with experienced dermatologists and bio-chemists she quickly became renowned within the world of skin care. The Jeanne Gatineau School of Beauty opened in Paris in 1950 and provided expert training to thousands of students. The demand for Gatineau’s unique and innovative expertise led to the manufacture of products for home use and Gatineau, as we know it today, was born.

jeanne gatineau in her paris salon

Over the years Jeanne Gatineau’s pioneering research and development resulted in cosmetic breakthroughs that have been stepping stones for the industry. The first beauty house in the world to develop an exfoliator and alcohol-free cleansers and toners, we were quick to establish ourselves as a skincare brand that anticipates the needs and expectations of women.

Innovative and effective skincare


When Jeanne Gatineau established her brand in 1932 she had a clear vision for the future of skincare. She knew that combining natural ingredients with cutting edge bio-technology would give women the visible results they wanted. She collaborated with dermatologists and doctors and pushed the boundaries of cosmetic technology to develop her first range of innovative skincare products.


Nearly a century later, our vision for skincare has remained unchanged. With over eighty years of experience behind us, we continue to combine the best from science and nature to create a range of premium products that deliver outstanding results. Today, we are a global brand highly regarded by beauty experts around the world and we remain committed to Jeanne Gatineau’s vision of providing women with innovative and effective skincare products of the highest quality.

Gatineau’s favourite products

Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream

A rich anti-ageing cream that delivers moisture and nourishment whilst reducing wrinkles and protecting the skin.

Why everyone loves it?

Designed for skin showing the advanced signs of ageing, this rich moisturiser deeply hydrates skin whilst rewinding the effects of time. We’ve combined our youth activating molecule, Mélatogénine, with marine collagen to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Powerful anti-oxidants and probiotics nourish the skin for a boost in radiance.

Firming Throat Gel

This works wonders on an ageing neck and décolleté. Wheat proteins lift and firm sagging skin whilst vitamins and anti-oxidants nourish and protect. With each use, the delicate skin in these areas will is repaired and regenerated for a smoother, more toned appearance. Slackening skin is instantly lifted and firmed for a noticeably younger neck and décolleté.

Tan Accelerating Lotion

A face and body moisturiser that helps to boost and prolong your tan. Perfect for those heading off for some winter sun!You’re guaranteed a deep, even and long-lasting tan. By boosting the production of Melanin, the skin’s natural colouring pigment, this light lotion kick starts the tanning process before you even see the sun. Then, after sun exposure, natural ingredients nourish and hydrate the skin to prolong your golden glow. To fight the ageing effects of harmful UV rays, it also contains our youth activating molecule, Mélatogénine, to leave your skin looking its best.


What skincare ingredients could Gatineau not live without?

Mélatogénine – our patented Youth Molecule that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating cellular renewal

Probiotics – boosts skin’s natural radiance

Anti-oxidants – protects the skin

Marine collagen – reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles

Avocado oil and shea butter – nourish the skin

Orchid extracts – smooth the skin


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