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The History of Guinot

The history of Guinot began in France over 50 years thanks to Rene Guinot, a well-known chemist. The collection of skincare products, now known throughout the world as Guinot Paris, began with a focused approach to treating the skin with the now well-known Hydradermie treatment. From this beginning concept moved ahead with products compatible with those used in spa treatment made available for clients’ use at home. Today, Guinot Paris skincare as well as the Guinot professional treatments are available in spas/salons throughout the world.

Guinot Paris provides a wide range of beauty care, covering three specific categories- face, body and sun. But in each category, the company’s philosophy of professional expertise as a guide to product usage is an important part of its skincare message. Basic to this is the Guinot creed with points out that every skin is different as well as being exposed to different environmental and stressful conditions at different times. It is the synergy of the professional services and the retail products that together brings about skin beauty on which Guinot Paris prides itself.

Keeping its roots in the salons and spas where its professional treatments begin, Guinot Paris has increasingly expanded its retail operation and today is recognised as the leading skincare collection in prestige salons and spas everywhere.

Their aim is to offer the best Guinot Products and services for women’s beauty.They formulate the Guinot skincare products with the best active ingredients at optimum concentrations. To ensure safety, Guinot formulates and manufactures its products in accordance with pharmaceutical standards of precision.
The Guinot laboratory has a double ISO 22716 and ISO 14001 certification, 2 important international standards in the cosmetic industry.

Today Guinot is the Number 1 Salon in France and has a commanding position in the Uk and Ireland with well over 1,000 salons and in many countries around the world

In the UK and Ireland various Guinot Salons carry the Crown Salon status.

This coveted title celebrates the highest achieving Guinot salons and spas in the UK and Ireland who demonstrate success, dedication and loyalty to the brand.

By visiting a Crown Salon, clients can be confident that they are choosing a Guinot salon of the highest distinction with flawless principles in environment, customer care and treatment expertise. A Crown Salon promotes Guinot in a prime location and offers all Guinot face and manual body treatments, as well as results-driven retail products.

Skinmaze Guinot Crown Salon nestled between Bournemouth and the infamous Sandbanks Poole retained this industry honour at the Guinot Conference and Awards Ceremony held at The Brewery in London on the 24th January 2016. Leonilla Beck of Skinmaze received the Crown Award at the evening gala hosted by celebrity Joanna Lumley, who gave a speech and presented individual salon awards alongside Managing Director, Chris Gillam. Two years later Guinot Uk introduced an additional accolade for their top performing salons, the Guinot Elite Crown Salons. At the 2018 Guinot ceremony hosted by Gok Wan the famous fashion consultant, Leonilla Beck the Director of Skinmaze was awarded Guinot Elite Crown Status for the Skinmaze salon

1930 – The precursor of beauty

In his laboratory, the chemical engineer Rene Guinot made an incredible discovery: Skin cleansing enables in-depth skin purification and cleaning, which in turn facilitates penetration of treatments active ingredients. From then on, he constantly approached beauty from a scientific standpoint. This enabled him to obtain concrete results and strengthened his credibility among the general public.

1963 – The Rene Guinot company is set up

In 1963, he set up the Rene Guinot company to supply his wife, a Beauty Therapist, with quality products. But the company had a slow start: In its small Montreuil Site, the company had only a few employees and was just starting to set up sales and marketing activities. The company had 22 points of sale at that time.

1965 – Hydradermie, the revolutionary treatment

The brand passed a fresh milestone. At the time, all Salon treatments were applied manually. Then Rene Guinot revolutionized the world of esthetics by presenting his new Hydradermie Treatment. The principle: a gentle ionization process that makes the skin more receptive to the specific active ingredients that are applied to it subsequently. The results were so astonishing that Beauty Therapists immediately formed an exclusive clientele.

1972 – Rene Guinot takes off

At the time, Jean-Daniel Mondin, a Doctor of pharmacy, took over the Rene Guinot company to give it renewed momentum. His initial approach was to consider advice about treatment products in exactly the same way as prescriptions in the pharmaceutical field. It was decided that only Beauty Therapists had the necessary skills to examine the skin and meet their client’s beauty requirements. At the same time, to develop products and treatments that were increasingly technical and effective, he set up a permanent scientific platform bringing together researchers, university professors and physicians. The company’s growth was consistently obtained in close partnership with Beauty Salons.

1993 – Subsidiaries worldwide

The first subsidiary was set up in Germany to play a commanding part on the biggest cosmetics market in Europe. The second subsidiary followed in Mexico two years later. Since then, the brand has continued along the same lines, and Guinot Treatments now delight women and men  in over 65 countries.

1998 – A research Center at the cutting edge of technology

One of a kind in France, in the field of Beauty Salon brands, the new Guinot scientific department staffed 23. Their mission: Think up, develop and test Beauty Salon treatments and cosmetics for tomorrow.

1999 – Epil Confort, For long lasting depilation

Guinot innovates in the depilatory segment with a line of products that improves and prolongs the effect of depilation.

2000 – Longue Vie Cellulaire, an exceptional range

In the light of the success of Longue Vie Cellulaire Face, new treatments were developed for the specific areas that women are especially conscious of: The eyes, lips, hands, body, and soon neck. Longue Vie Cellulaire thus became a real line of treatments, essential to the success of  Guinot Treatment Sources.

2001 – The Guinot Franchise in countries around the world

By 2003, 19 franchised Guinot Paris Spas sprung up and met great success, enabling estheticians all around the world to benefit from the Guinot brand awareness in their work.

2002 – Aromatic

The new Aromatic Face Treatment  brings together the biological effects of concentrated plant extracts, the energizing virtues of essential oils, and manual techniques, with the Beauty Therapists’ professional expertise. A worldwide success!

2003 – Absolute Minceur, the new generation in Body Treatments

For the first time, a body treatment with a draining massage, made using the best slimming active ingredients known at the time: Lipokinases® that help reduce, fat, essential oils that accelerate their elimination, and clay to draw out water and toxins.

2004 – Time Release Youth Boost / Skin Matrix Complex

A revolution in the field of esthetics with this intensive, highly technical expert treatment that is fully adapted to suit skin rhythms and provide spectacular results. It is a real elixir of youth, the only one of its kind in the world, which has won favour among users worldwide, with resounding success in France and other countries.

2005 – Treatments gain increased popularity

Guinot Hydradermie Lift

Hydradermie has worked its revolution. Enriched with a skin care protocol that has a “lifting” effect, with micro-currents for stimulation and two draining electrodes, Hydradermie Lift represents a fantastic advance for skin care.

2005 -Technispa, a revolutionary slimming treatment

Women want effective body treatments. With the new Technispa device, they can find the results they are looking for in spas worldwide. The Lipo•Dermo•Aspiration action of Technispa is a new technology that brings three slimming actions together in one system: suction, ionization and stimulation. Available late 2005.

2009 – Launch of patented hair removal systems

The launch of two patented hair removal methods:

EPIL SMART®: Precise hair removal which employs “cold resin”.

STICK’HAIR®: Anti-breakage hair removal.

2010 – Guinot Time Logic Night Age Serum Launch

The night-action serum which enhances the complexion during the day.

This serum, packed with anti-ageing technology and enriched in ATP (a natural biological molecule which releases energy esseential to the vital functions of cells) boosts skin-cell energy metabolism over a 24-hour period.

Applied each night, this astounding product helps enhance youth and radiance, starting right from the first application.

2011 – Guinot Hydradermie Double ionisation Treatment Launched

HYDRADERMIE DOUBLE IONISATION enables beauty therapist to provide customised beauty care for different skin types, in order to enhance the complexion.

Due to the unique and revolutionary Double Ionisation process, the Hydradermie treatment is even more effective:

  • Even greater penetration of active ingredients;
  • Serum-gels reformulated to fulfil beauty aims;
  • New electrodes to treat the entire face, eye contour and neck.

2013 – Soin Hydraclean

Deep Cleansing Treatment Launch

The Hydraclean treatment is designed to cleanse the face paying particular attention to the T-zone, thanks to the only treatment method of its kind in the world.

The 30-minute treatment combines deep cleansing and a relaxing massage, leaving the skin clear and radiant.

2016 – Guinot Hydradermie Youth

New Personalised Rejuvenating Treatment

The HCE Guinot Hydradermie Cellular Energy treatment machine was launched, pushing the boundaries of beauty. The machine increases new cell production dramatically by energising fibroblast (where collagen is made), improves elasticity and reverses the damage caused by pollution.

2017 / 2018 – Guinot Age Summum

The Guinot anti-ageing experts have created Age Summum, a beauty treatment that combines technology and exclusive movements for visible results on signs of ageing.

2018 – Guinot Eye Logic Treatment

First complete treatment targeting the eyes specifically.

The specifically developed treatment for the delicate eye area targets puffiness and dark circles in the eye contour area as well as between the eyes and in the corners.