December 21, 2015

G.M. Collin - where science meets nature for beautiful skin!

Not familiar with the G.M. Collin brand? Your skin wants to be - it's a spa quality line that offers high-tech skin care solutions with products derived from natural plant and marine extracts.

The brand offers a whole variety of treatments for the face and body including chemical peels, anti-aging treatments and specific treatments. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Karen Asquith, the National Technical Training Manager and try one of the treatments - there are so many it's hard to pick but we decided that since I was breaking out and looked a general hot mess (my words, Karen is far too nice to ever say such a thing), my skin would benefit most from the:

Oxygenating Treatment which is a revitalizing & purifying treatment and is designed to clear skin, help control acne pimples and revitalize fatigued, stressed and dull skin with a 5-step treatment containing a unique Oxygen Complex and Patented Anti-Microbial Peptides combined with Salicylic, Gycolic and Lactic Acids to purify, deeply hydrate and restore the skin's natural radiance.

I'll be the first to admit, my skin looked like hell going into that facial - breakouts, stress, dullness - you name it, my face had it so I have to say, my expectations weren't high - I mean she's a facialist, not a miracle worker! Afterwards though, holy crap did my skin ever glow - it's like someone turned a light bulb on inside my head! The other great thing is that within 24 hours the blemishes on my face had healed, dried up and were well on their way to being a distant memory - if you're having any kind of holiday stress you need to get yourself one of these treatments stat!

Along with in-salon treatments, G.M. Collin offers a whole range of at-home products so that you can take a bit of the spa home with you - everything from cleansers, toners and moisturizers for every skin type to luxury sculpting creams containing diamonds to body care and sun protection. And just to clarify, because this is one of my pet peeves, the home products are not the same as the treatment products used in the facials - which are formulated specifically for the spa and much more highly concentrated - I personally feel that if you are just going to use the same stuff on me at the spa that I can use at home then what's the point of paying extra for a treatment when I can just do it myself?!

I was given a few things to try which I will be telling you about in future posts but I had to rave about my favourite product of the lot which is helping my eyes deal with late night holiday partying:
G.M. Collin Bota-Peptide Eye Contour - 20ml - $96 - clinically proven to reduce the appearance of expression lines, wrinkles and dark circles with a 4-in-1 formula that contains six peptides including: Argireline, Myoxinol and Matrixyl 3000 - that provide a smoothing effect on expression lines; and enriched with Eyeliss, Haloxyl, Caffeine and Vitamin K - to help combat the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes - all in an airless pump that allows controlled dispensing while preserving the efficacy of the product.

Treatments and products are available at participating G.M. Collin spas across Canada - find one near you at

- Lisamarie -

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