Our Story

‘What fascinates me about the face is that you can change anything.’ Beth Gagnon 

Beth Gagnon’s impressive knowledge of the body draws on three decades' experience in natural medicine and alternative health. Beth holds a diploma in Homeopathy, is an accredited Feldenkrais practitioner and has trained with best-in-field teachers in many forms of alternative therapy including Magnetic and Electro-magnetic Therapy, Somatic Breath Work, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, and MLD for Face. A childlike fascination and inquisitiveness about the body's healing powers drives Beth's ongoing research into optimum health and wellbeing. 


Born in New Orleans and after graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana Beth moved to Los Angeles in the early ‘80s where she co-ran a natural health clinic focused on immune system support. Using custom-made magnetic and electro-magnetic tools, Beth worked with people seeking optimum health and others challenged by Cancer and AIDS that deepened her understanding of the body’s defence and rejuvenation systems. After moving to London in the late ‘80s she applied her knowledge of health and the body to the skin, creating The Gagnon System - a revolutionary approach to beauty rooted in immune system enhancement. Her goal is to bring this system to you, starting with the tools available to buy on this site

Gagnon Essentials signature product, The Gel, was born in Beth’s kitchen in 1984. It has been selling itself ever since. A product of Eastern wisdom and Western science, Beth based The Gel on research by a doctor practising Western medicine in China. He discovered a safe, topical formula for the skin that works like acupuncture. By stimulating the body’s own healing systems, it proved effective in treating cuts, wounds, and various skin conditions. Combining this mineral salt with carefully selected homeopathic medicines, Beth created The Gel. 


The Gel has many stories to tell - stories of reviving ageing skin, of treating skin conditions and of healing after injuries, accidents and surgery. We are delighted to share these stories with you. Browse over 30 years of testimonials about The Gel received from men, women and children, beauty insiders and healthcare professionals – a true testament to its ongoing legacy of healing and rejuvenating skin. 

We source the purest, most effective ingredients from the earth which work with the body, supporting and stimulating your rejuvenation systems at a deep level. Our products are designed for daily use anywhere on the body. They are suitable for men and women and are safe enough for children. 


The Rich and The Light. Our pure, highly refined emu oil contains the essential fatty acids vital for cellular regeneration. Use daily with The Gel for visibly rejuvenated skin. 


The Pillow, which contains a powerful Neodymium earth magnet. 'The best form of magnetic field therapy I have come across' says Leslie Kenton.


The Cream - a vitamin rich, non-greasy day cream that leaves the skin glowing.