Last minute gifts – part 4!

logoYou have someone special on your list. you can’t just buy them anything. But you haven’t found the right gift yet. They like to take care of their skin. They appreciate Canadian products. They especially like luxurious skincare!

Let me introduce you to a new brand, perhaps: Laboratoire Dr. Renaud. This brand of skincare products is a great way to buy Canadian while enjoying top of the line skincare. Laboratoire Dr. Renaud makes its products in Canada, and has for more than 50 years. Items are for sale through certified institutes located across the country – in fact, across Canada and the US! There’s something for all of your skincare needs, whether it be sun protection, anti-aging, rosacea, cleansing, exfoliating… Laboratoire Dr. Renaud has you covered! (or at least your skin!)

I was sent a few products to try. I haven’t had a chance to try all of them yet but what I’ve seen, I like! For instance, we’ve not had really any sun exposure here for several days, in fact since I received the package! 🙂 I haven’t needed to protect against a sun burn at all, but somewhere, the sun must be shining, right? 🙂 I am appreciating the anti-aging products though…

Sun Care
If you, or someone you know, has a sunny destination planned for the next little while, check this out! As well as Sunblock lotions in SPF 15, 20 and 30, Laboratoire Dr. Renaud also has 2 loose powder SPF 50 products, available in light and dark! It’s easy to apply throughout the day, on the go, is suitable for even sensitive skin, and helps protect the skin against sun burn.

If you like to have a bit of skin colour, but don’t want to sit out in the sun too long, you may like the Tan Enhancing Veil. This lotion prepares the skin for sun exposure, allows you to tan evenly and reduces the time of exposure while protecting the skin against damage from the sun.

Another product in this same category was the Liquid Sunshine. This is a self-tanner that you can apply to your usual skin cream, drop by drop!  You can intensify the tan look by applying daily, or maintain the tan by applying every second day! Helpful if there just isn’t enough sun but you still want to have a bit of summer glow! 🙂




IMG_0058It seems I might have reached the point in life where I need to combat age signs. That’s what the mirror, and my children! are telling me! 🙂 So I was glad for some help from Dr. Renaud!

ExCellience Lifting mask. These masks are individually packaged, and conform to your face in order to bring you the following benefits:

  • Re-tightens features
  • Attenuates fatigue signs
  • Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines


After leaving the mask on for 15-20 minutes – imagine the relaxation! – massage in the rest of the product after removing the mask. Lovely!


Peel Pads – these remind me of little makeup remover pads, but pretreated! After cleansing, you simply move the peel pad over your skin. I felt a little tingling the first couple of times, which is normal according to the instructions. My skin did feel smoother and less “tired” after I used one! These pads bring you:

  • hygroscopic moisturizing effect
  • energizing effect – reinforces radiance
  • rejuvenating effect – attenuates the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • light refining effect – improves texture

ExCellience VoluSculpt is a product that combines a lotion with a massaging effect! I was quite intrigued by this one, and I love the feel of it! Prepare the skin by cleansing, then using the (included) 3D Remodelling Sculptor (that fancy brush-like thing you see in the picture above!). The apply a small amount of the specialized lotion. You should notice:

  • The vertical lines seem filled-in.
  • The appearance of the skin is redensified and the volumes re-positioned.
  • The oval seems more defined, thickened areas of the face appear lightened.
  • The face looks then resculpted, as if lifted in appearance.

Laboratoire Dr. Renaud products are available through certified institutes, where qualified aestheticians will assist and advise you. Perhaps a gift card to an institute near you would fit nicely in someone’s stocking or under the tree?

About Julie

I’m a wife, mom of 3 and a substitute French Immersion teacher as well as a part-time blogger! That pretty much keeps my days filled up, but it’s a wonderful life!


  1. Sounds like a great product line! I love that more products offer a high SPF.

  2. ….curious about those Peel Pads!

  3. Anti-Aging products are the ones I would love to try first, I just checked where I can get Laboratoire Dr. Renaud products, surprisingly just around the the corner in at Hanny Spa.

  4. I’ve never heard of this company. Their products look interesting, especially the peel pads.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I never knew that you could use a sunscreen as a loose powder and such a high SPF (50) too. I can’t really imagine it sticking to the skin very well though and imagine it has to be replenished often.

  6. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the introduction to this Company,seems they have many nice products,thanks for sharing !

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