Knowing your skin type is the primary step in selecting the right products and skin care routine that suits you. We tried and tested Guinot skin care products for three weeks and here's what we thought.
Skin Type: oily complexion, dryness around the mouth, with darker areas around the mouth and chin
My main skin concern is to control my oily complexion and decrease formation of black and white heads, and improve appearance of sun spots.
I started the regimen by doing a Hydradermie facial which needs around an hour. The therapist did a deep cleansing hydrating treatment using Guinot products.
The therapist recommended Newhite Perfect Brightening Cleansing Foam to be used twice daily, morning & night. This product is features a gentle pump that fades and prevents age spots, hyperpigmentation, and other discoloration by reducing melanin levels while removing dirt and makeup.
The second product she recommended was the Newhite Perfect Brightening Lotion to be used as toner in the morning and during the day when needed. Toner is a must for my daily routine, I never start my day without it, and I use sometimes to freshen up after my lunch break.
Third, Guinot AcniLogic Intelligent Sebum Control Serum, helps to reduce blemishes and blackheads while normalizing excess sebum and rebalancing skin. This was to be used once daily on a cleansed face before applying moisturizer.
Last but not least, Guinot Pur Equilibre to be used once daily in the morning after cleansing, toning and applying Sebum Control Serum.
Results: Although it was only 3 weeks, my complexion was looking smooth, fresh and clean and my skin felt softer and cleaner, and the sun spots have improved. With the toner, my I got the matte look I was hoping for which is a major concern for oily skin. The Guinot AcniLogic Intelligent Sebum Control Serum and the Guinot Pur Equilibre were my favorite. The results are almost immediate; it balanced out excess oil and shiny appearance. They reduced shine even after hours of application, all at the same time providing enough hydration especially during this dry weather.
Skin Type: combination skin; oily but dehydrated
My main goal is to find a cream that's not to thick as it causes my skin to look more oily and greasy. At the same time, I need a moisturizer that hydrates.
I tried the Creme Hydra Sensitive twice daily. This cream is formulated for sensitive skin to soothe skin, reduces redness and irritation, and rebuild the skin's natural defenses. The cream's hypoallergenic formula quickly relieves any irritation.
The second product I tried was the Guinot Gommage Biologique Mask, a natural exfoliator with gentle fruit acids. It removes dead skin cells through a gentle biological action and gently exfoliates and prepares the skin for moisturizer.
Results: I loved both and felt they are perfect for my skin. Definite keepers. My skin felt silky, smooth and moisturized. I particularly fell in love with the Guinot Gommage Biologique Mask, its like magic. My skin felt extra soft, radiant, smooth and velvety. It removes all impurities and deals gently with sensitive skin. My face looks brighter after ever time I use it.
Skin Type: normal
The therapist recommended two products for my skin. The first is the Guinot BiOxygene to be used at night. This cream increases radiance and combats environmental irritants related to lifestyle, helps increase the oxygenation of skin cells for radiant skin and intensely moisturizes.
The second one is the Guinot Gommage Biologique Mask mentioned above to be used in the morning.
Results: This is definitely my new go-to skin routine. I felt so radiant and fresh. My skin could breathe. I highly recommend it if it suits your skin type.
Skin Type: very dry skin and eczema
My main goal is to find a moisturizer that is not too harsh on my skin and does not cause irritation. At the same time, I need something that is deeply moisturizing and caters for sensitive skin.
I tried the Crème Protection Reparatrice which is a protective shield and soothing cream and provides extra repairing care for vulnerable skin. Formulated for very delicate or sensitized skin, this cream soothes irritation and repairs the skin and is particularly effective after sun or wind burn.
The second product is the Guinot Newhite Brightening UV Shield SPF50, a soft day cream that ensures skin is well-nourished and well-defended against factors that often affect sensitive skin.
Results: The results were instant. I felt my skin was extremely moisturized. My irritation disappeared and was looking hydrated. However, once I stopped using them for a few days, I felt my skin was extremely dry again. Nonetheless, I highly recommend both.