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English translation: anti-stress action; basic motion

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03:11 Feb 6, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
French term or phrase: son actif anti-stress et sa gestuelle originale aident à soulager ...
this is for a French cosmetics firm to be included in a leaflet about the product which is a body lotion/cream. The real problem for me lies in how to render "sa gestuelle originale" no probs with the rest ...
xxxcaroail
Local time: 21:24
English translation:anti-stress action; basic motion
Explanation:
Here's a page with something similar to "anti-stress action":

Lierac Cosmeceutical Skincare
... spray, formulated with anti-stress ingredients for firmer, moisturized ... to Lierac (Pro-D Actif) and a highly ... Lotion/ Lait Corporel Anti-Dessechement - This very ...
www.kickbuttprod.com/Pages/Lierac Cosmeceutical Skincare.ht...

And I found this indicating what "gestuelle" involves:

Untitled Document
... la peau en profondeur grâce à une gestuelle ascendante en évitant le contour des yeux ... nettoyer : l'Emulsion Nacrée Démaquillante et La lotion Apaisante.
www.hyperbelle.com/News/Publicarita/nettoyer.html

This is simple the kind of "motion" used to apply the lotion!

Here are some examples in English (out of 1,910 found on a Google search):


Application Tips - Classic Covermark Makeup - Covermark ...
... Correct Application of Classic Covermark Click to ... makeup, and a rinsing lotion and moisturizer made for ... Yahoo! store The basic motion for applying Covermark is ...
www.covermark.com/classic/apply.html

Application Tips - Face Magic Makeup - Covermark Cosmetics - ... ... Correct Application of Face Magic Click to ... and makeup, and a rinsing lotion and moisturizer made for your ... Use a light, dabbing motion and apply Face Magic to ...
www.covermark.com/facemagic/apply.html

Application Instructions
ARBONNE SKIN CARE. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Cleansing Cream or ... with cleansing cream or lotion if desired. Best used just ... in a gentle upward motion. Let the skin ...
www.asyoungasyoufeel.com/apply.html

HerbVeil 8 Facial Lotion - An Herbal Health Product
... product) designed specifically for application to the facial area ... a small amount of lotion to the skin once ... a slow, circular motion. Effectiveness is optimized ...
www.viable-herbal.com/prod04e.htm

Paired with "gestuelle," it appears "originelle" is being used in the sense of "fundamental" or "basic" but it could possibly have the meaning of "original," that is "all new."
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 16:24
Grading comment
Thanks for all the references. It's the French habit of turning something that people do ("faire des gestes" in sense of "gestuelle" meaning body language)into a noun which is so hard to render in English. I did not go for "basic motion" in my translation because I believe that in fact the "original" refers to being new and original. Cheers.
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naanti-stress action; basic motion
Yolanda Broad
nathe way it's applied to the skin, massageAlbert Golub


  

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3 hrs
the way it's applied to the skin, massage


Explanation:
have a look at the context, according to me this lotion has a double effect
the first one comes from the chemical substance
but the second one may come from the fact the way you apply it corresponds to a sort of massage which reinforces its efficiency, in a mechanical way, stimulation blood circulation and pleasure (kinesthesie= plaisir de la gestuelle (mouvements du corps ou des membres) thus tending to eliminate stress
i guess i found the explanation but translating is more difficult!!
hope you don't find this idea too far fetched
by the way, i'm french

Albert Golub
Local time: 22:24
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
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7 hrs
anti-stress action; basic motion


Explanation:
Here's a page with something similar to "anti-stress action":

Lierac Cosmeceutical Skincare
... spray, formulated with anti-stress ingredients for firmer, moisturized ... to Lierac (Pro-D Actif) and a highly ... Lotion/ Lait Corporel Anti-Dessechement - This very ...
www.kickbuttprod.com/Pages/Lierac Cosmeceutical Skincare.ht...

And I found this indicating what "gestuelle" involves:

Untitled Document
... la peau en profondeur grâce à une gestuelle ascendante en évitant le contour des yeux ... nettoyer : l'Emulsion Nacrée Démaquillante et La lotion Apaisante.
www.hyperbelle.com/News/Publicarita/nettoyer.html

This is simple the kind of "motion" used to apply the lotion!

Here are some examples in English (out of 1,910 found on a Google search):


Application Tips - Classic Covermark Makeup - Covermark ...
... Correct Application of Classic Covermark Click to ... makeup, and a rinsing lotion and moisturizer made for ... Yahoo! store The basic motion for applying Covermark is ...
www.covermark.com/classic/apply.html

Application Tips - Face Magic Makeup - Covermark Cosmetics - ... ... Correct Application of Face Magic Click to ... and makeup, and a rinsing lotion and moisturizer made for your ... Use a light, dabbing motion and apply Face Magic to ...
www.covermark.com/facemagic/apply.html

Application Instructions
ARBONNE SKIN CARE. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Cleansing Cream or ... with cleansing cream or lotion if desired. Best used just ... in a gentle upward motion. Let the skin ...
www.asyoungasyoufeel.com/apply.html

HerbVeil 8 Facial Lotion - An Herbal Health Product
... product) designed specifically for application to the facial area ... a small amount of lotion to the skin once ... a slow, circular motion. Effectiveness is optimized ...
www.viable-herbal.com/prod04e.htm

Paired with "gestuelle," it appears "originelle" is being used in the sense of "fundamental" or "basic" but it could possibly have the meaning of "original," that is "all new."


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 16:24
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thanks for all the references. It's the French habit of turning something that people do ("faire des gestes" in sense of "gestuelle" meaning body language)into a noun which is so hard to render in English. I did not go for "basic motion" in my translation because I believe that in fact the "original" refers to being new and original. Cheers.

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