Gatineau’s story began in Paris 89 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.
Over the years Jeanne Gatineau’s pioneering research and development has 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, they were quick to establish themselves as a skincare brand that anticipated the needs and expectations of women.
Nearly a century later having just celebrated 85 years as leading specialists in anti- ageing skin care, their vision has remained unchanged. They continue to combine the best from science and nature to create a range of premium products that deliver outstanding results. Today, they are a global luxury brand highly regarded by beauty experts around the world and they remain committed to Jeanne Gatineau’s vision of providing women with innovative and effective skincare products of the highest quality.
‘In 1932, I created a brand of excellence for the most discerning of Women’.