G.M. Collin Paris is an internationally known beauty brand founded by Eugène Lapinet in 1957. Dedicated to offering both men and women an exclusive range of skin care products, G.M. Collin highly emphasizes on using the highest quality of ingredients for in-home use. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Karen Asquith, the Technical Training Director of the brand. Here is what she had to say…
(Q) What is the inspiration behind G.M. Collin? Tell me a little more about the inspiration the brand…
The inspiration of G.M.Collin is to provide both homecare and clinical skincare treatments utilizing revolutionary, technologically advanced formulations of the highest quality. Our non-invasive, anti-aging clinical treatments deliver remarkable instant and long-term results that constitutes affordable, clinically proven alternatives to invasive medical interventions.
(Q) You offer skin care that fits an array of skin types. Whether one has dehydrated skin, normal skin, combination skin, and acne prone skin, you have everything. I have to ask, what are your best sellers right now?
GF advanced repair serum, Phyto Stem Cell+ product line, Active Exfoliant Powder, Vital C 10% + Peptides Serum, and Daily Ceramide Comfort are a few of our consistent top sellers.
(Q) Are your products really paraben free?
G.M.Collin has been reformulating all of its products to remove the parabens, with only a few left to complete.
(Q) What is the Phyto Stem + collection? Tell me a little more about this amazing G.M. Collin addition…
It is the alliance of 3 innovative sciences which includes a Nobel Prize winning discovery in Medicine, 7 International Patents, and 5 years of intensive Research & Development that led to the creation of the Phyto Stem Cell + Collection which promotes cellular vitality and delays the visible signs of aging. The Phyto Stem Cell + is the most advanced collection of products that combines three unique anti-aging sciences: Stem cells D.N.A. (Telomere) protection Sirtuins with complementary technologies to provide optimal results.
(Q) What is the H50 collection? For all of those skin care lovers reading this interview, what would you like them to know about this particular collection?
This collection is a resuscitator for hormonally imbalanced skin at all stages of menopause (Peri-menopause, Menopause and Post-menopause) It is a Hormonal Substitution concept with natural Estrogen-like and DHEA-like (youth hormone) Bio-Mimetic actives to fortify epidermal cohesion and resistance, increase cell communication with Calcium bioavailability, improve the Biomechanical properties which include firmness, elasticity, tonicity & fatigability) and improve skin regeneration, which leads to optimized cutaneous wound healing. All of these are targeted actions that revive the skin’s youthfulness and radiance.
(Q) You offer a line that is strictly organic, called Bio Organique. Tell me a little more about this collection…
Bio Organique is a complete organic line with 99% Natural & Certified Organic ingredients, consisting of essential high-performance products that make the skin healthier and brilliantly radiant by hydrating, nourishing, balancing, and providing protection from external aggressions. Bio Organique respects and surpasses the most rigorous organic industry benchmark with 74% to 93% organic ingredients in every product. The products are free of synthetic fragrance, alcohol, parabens, coloring agents and use 100% Organic essential oil aroma. The manufacturing processes are non-toxic, and the products are not tested on animals. All packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable using FSC certified paper & vegetal ink. G.M.Collin Bio Organique products respects the skin, the environment and our world.
(Q) When it comes to using a serum, how important is it to incorporate in one’s skin regime?
A serum is the most important product to incorporate into a skincare regime. Serum’s are products containing a high concentration of specialized actives that target specific skin conditions and concerns such as acne, dehydration, dryness, sensitivity, wrinkles, loss of tone, and hyperpigmentation to name a few. Anti-aging serums aid in many factors affecting to restore the skin to function at a more youthful level making serums an integral component of everyone’s homecare regime.
(Q) You are known for your skin care, but what people don’t know is that you have quite a few body care products. What is the lipo-fitness serum?
This is a must have product for anyone wanting to slim down and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Lipo-Fitness Serum is a product designed to reduce cellulite and adiposity. It has draining, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It favors the expression of SIRT-1, which are the proteins responsible for cellular longevity. By acting directly on membrane carriers it promotes the expulsion of sugar and fat to detoxify the cells (through the action of Glyceroporine & Glucoporine, which are the channels responsible for fat and sugar evacuation) and activates fat degradation. It contains a Glaucine – caffeine complex that transforms fat into firmness by cell reversion (Adipocytes transform into characteristic Fibroblast-like cells). It also preserves and rebuilds the skin’s support fiber network for a more youthful skin appearance.
(Q) I know individual results will vary, but I have to ask, on average, when does one start to see real results?
In clinical studies the reductions were as follows :
Hips: up to – 1 inch / 4 weeks
Thighs: up to 1 inch / 4 weeks
Abdomen: up to – 2 inches / 4 weeks
(Q) How is the lipo-fitness serum different from the treating oil?
The treating oil is more of a multi-faceted product that can be used in alone or in conjunction with other body products to provide more lipidic components and boost the action of other products, whereas the Lipo Fitness Serum is targeted on reducing fat and cellulite.
(Q) You offer an extensive line of sun care products. I have to ask, how important is it to use a sunscreen?
Daily sun protection is mandatory not only to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance, it is also essential to significantly reducing the risk of skin cancer, which is now the most diagnosed form of cancer in North America.
(Q) For all of those beauty enthusiasts reading this interview, what would you like them to know? What is next for G.M. Collin?
For the beauty enthusiasts, I would ask them to do their research to ensure that the products they are using are safe, proven, and, most importantly, the correct products for their skin type and condition(s). An aesthetician can provide a comprehensive skin analysis and the products to give each individual the specific products for their unique concerns. This service is often complimentary and they would also give advice on clinical treatments that should be a part of everyone’s healthy skin regime.
With regards to what is next for G.M.Collin, we are always developing new products incorporating the latest breakthroughs in technologically advanced ingredients. That being said, we have some very exciting product releases planned for early 2015 so keep an eye on us!
For more information, visit www.gmcollin.com today.