French skincare brand Gallinée promises good skin in the most unlikely way ever — with bacteria
Under the microscope
A saying us locals are too familiar with: cleanliness is next to godliness. A point further hammered home by numerous Keep Singapore Clean campaigns and a $300 fine hanging over prospective
criminals litterers, it comes as no surprise that this ethos is reflected in our personal hygiene habits as well. Spotted constantly on our sunny shores: antibacterial hand sanitiser keychains, wet tissues, and deodorants for every occasion (see: whitening, instant-dry, roll-on).
It is a state of mind that applies to skincare, too, if popular practices are any indication. Double-cleansing and deep-cleansing have taken prevalence in recent months, where dirt, impurities and bacteria are scrubbed away with vigour.
Which, as it turns out, is not be as good for skin as one would think. At least, not according to new-to-Singapore skincare label, Gallinée. Skin — much like the rest of our bodies — thrive on certain 'good' bacterias, resulting in a stronger skin barrier and a nourished, healthier complexion. Cultivating said good bacteria hence requires a potent combination of prebiotics, probiotics and lactic acid; all of which can be found in Gallinée's range of skincare products.
Expect gentle formulations bursting with active ingredients slated to bring skin to life, from cleansers to masks to serums. Available exclusively at Sephora, this new French skincare name is out to revolutionise the hygienist movement as we know it. Below, the full range to get your hands dirty with (figuratively, of course).