Gentle Gommage - Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
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Gentle Gommage

Exfoliate your way to glowing skin

Gommage is a form of exfoliation that has been a staple of heralded French beauty practices to achieve effortlessly radiant skin! Gommage has been a critical step in French beauty routines with enviable results. The word gommage means “to rub out” or “erase,” which actually describes how you perform gommage to exfoliate the skin, physically rubbing off and erasing dead skin cells.

Most gommage formulas are gelbased and provide two forms of gentle exfoliation – physical and enzymatic. The physical-based exfoliation comes from a light rubbing action of the skin with the hands. The enzymatic activity is provided by natural sources of plant-based enzymes, such as pineapple (Bromelain), papaya (Papain), or cranberry.

How does it work?

Typically, gommage is applied to the skin, allowed to rest and dry, and then rubbed off. The two-fold activity of the enzymes breaking down dead skin cells and proteins and the physical rubbing of the skin unlatches dead skin cells from the surface and removes any dirt or debris, revealing the fresh cells underneath. After removal, the skin appears more vibrant, bright, and smoothed, all without compromising the skin’s barrier or creating sensitization. These characteristics make it appropriate for virtually all skin types and conditions, for all skin tones. Gommage is not limited to the face; it may also be performed on the body to impart the same incredible benefits.

After gommage, always apply sun protection.


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Brian Goodwin

Brian Goodwin is an award-winning International Educator for Éminence Organic Skin Care. As a Master Medical Esthetician, Master Herbalist and Consultant, Brian leverages over 10 years of spa industry experience to bring fun, engaging education to spa professionals around the world.