Guinot has always taken a scientific approach to skincare. The brand was first born in 1963 when founder Rene Guinot was looking for a way to help rejuvenate his wife’s beauty-therapy business. Rene Guinot introduced a revolutionary professional skin care treatment – Cathiodermie. It was the first facial to use mild galvanic and high-frequency currents to deep cleanse, ionize and oxygenate the skin. This treatment as we know it today is the Hydradermie.
The brand didn’t truly begin to grow until Dr. Jean-Daniel Mondin took over the business in the 1970s and set up the first Guinot salon in France.
For the past 30 years, under the ownership of Jean Daniel Mondin, a doctor of pharmacology, the company has been at the forefront of advances in the beauty industry. Guinot was one of the first professional skincare companies to include the ‘cellular life complex’ in its skincare products. This complex of 56 vitamins, proteins, and amino acids was developed in a hospital burns unit to help repair skin. Today, Guinot treatments and products are available in over 70 countries worldwide.