‘If one had to choose one of the most inspiring stories in the history of French cosmetics…it would certainly be that of Jeanne Gatineau’-Les Nouvelles Esthetiques.
Gatineau, before being the name of a famous cosmetics brand, was first and foremost the name of a woman, Jeanne Gatineau, who started her career with a small treatment room in her apartment in 1930s Paris. Word of her results-driven, innovative facial techniques spread fast, and she quickly became a famed facial therapist across the city and beyond. Responding to demand, she soon opened her own international training Institutes in Paris, Casablanca, Antwerp and Milan.
After many years treating and observing the skin, Gatineau took what she had learned and worked with dermatologists and biochemists to create the skincare range of the future, pioneering movements such as alcohol-free toners and milk cleansers, and in 1949 introducing the world’s first exfoliator.
Eighty-five years later, revered by salons and professionals the world over, the brand continues to deliver the Jeanne Gatineau promise of an expert and innovative approach, creating targeted salon-quality formulations for long-lasting results to the health and appearance of the skin.