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8 May 2016

Achieving fairy hands with Gallinée*

It is by a lovely twist of fate that I have come across this little bottle of goodness! My skin is easily irritated by everyday products, particularly more so on my face and hands, and even
baby soap brings my face out in red blotches. I have only a few products that I have come to trust as a result and use nothing but water on my face. As a very sweet gesture, Gallinée offered to send me a sample for a little experiment! I was quite nervous trying it for the first time, as I didn't want to have a bad reaction and I hadn't tried anything new on my skin for a while.
The bottle is of a nice size and has an easy push applicator, like with liquid soap and many body lotions. The only fault I can find with the packaging is that it doesn't list the ingredients used, but perhaps it is because mine is a smaller sample! It is said to contain a triple biotic complex and the philosophy behind the products sounds particularly interesting to me, as it is said to take care of your skin and its bacterial ecosystem. This is especially important as a bad reaction on sensitive skin can cause an imbalance of microflora on the skin, leading to sores and blemishes. You can find the list of ingredients here. Now... for the experiment!
On first impression this cream seems lovely and gentle and comes with the loveliest sunny, floral scent. Ironically, the first thing I thought of when I smelt it were sweet peas or rhododendrons - maybe I should have chosen those for my post! The scent is earthy, very uplifting with a hint of citrus, not at all artificial, and reminds me a lot of L'occitaine products I have smelt in the past. It makes me think of flowering gardens in a huge city.

Scent aside, it sinks in quickly and is not at all greasy. My skin feels soft, smooth, smells beautiful and not in the least irritated! It feels like a lightweight cream and it hasn't transformed my dry patches in the same way Hand Food did, although I'd like to give it more wear before I can judge this. It's had such a lovely calming, softening effect on my hands, all without irritating them and I'd really like to try some of their other products, especially the facial range.
It's a breakthrough to me to find a new brand I can trust and I can finally jump on the skincare bandwagon in the blogging world! You can discover and buy this hand cream over at LookFantastic here or learn more about Gallinée and its products here. For me, it harbours the perfect May scent and my Grandma's birthday is later this month so I'm thinking I might gift her some! Have you heard of Gallinée before? 

22 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful! It's great that it doesn't irritate your skin ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I'm so glad about it, I wish more brands out there would cater for sensitive skin :D ♡

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  2. the photos are very nice! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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  3. thanks for the review (and very lovely photos that support it)! good to know another product with excellent quality!

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    1. Awww thanks so much Wynne! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D ♡

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  4. Ooh this sounds so nice! It looks pretty too and I love your photos!!

    Sarah xxx www.whatsasssays.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah, that's so kind!! ♡

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  5. Your photography skills and blog design are just so perfect!!x

    AimeeSueXO
    Bloglovin

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    1. Awww that means so much Aimee, thank you!! ♡

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  6. Thank you for sharing. Your photos are gorgeous -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Modern Floral Dress Outfit Inspiration

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    1. Awww how kind, thanks so much Hannah! ♡

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  7. This sounds great, I've never heard of this brand before and your pictures are so pretty!
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

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    1. Awww thank you Amy, I'm so glad you like them! :D ♡

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  8. This sounds like a great brand. Beautiful photos! Angharad x
    welshandwonderful.com

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    1. Thank you so much Angharad, so kind! :D ♡

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  9. YOUR BLOG DESIGN IS GORGEOUS I LOVE IT. Also this looks pretty cool, and I love the way you've set out the images aha.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Awww thank you Amy!! I'm so glad you like it and thank you for your kindness! ♡♡

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  10. Great review! It sounds like a lovely product.

    Amy - fourcatsplusus

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  11. This sounds gorgeous, it's such a good feeling finding a product that your skin likes! Your photos are beautiful, too <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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