Monday, April 1, 2019

Biologique Recherche P50 1970 Review

Biologique Recherche P50 1970 Review

Today I'm chatting about my new found love in Biologique Recherche's P50 Lotion. It's a cult favorite that has been around forever and I finally decided to try it out! Hopefully, this post will answer any questions you might have had! 

What is it?
It is a product that is meant to exfoliate the skin. Aka a chemical exfoliator. 

What does it do? 
It evens out your skin tone, gets rid of discoloration, decreases your pore size, clears your skin of acne/blackheads. 

Does it really do that?
Yes. 100% I have noticed all of the above after a month of nightly use. 

Where can you buy it?
You can get it at some local salons where you would get a facial, but you can also order it online. I ordered from Vicki Morav, what was nice about their site was that you can sign in with your Amazon account. Shipping was fast! You can also order from RescueSpa and Paul Labrecque

What does it cost?
You have to have a login to order the products but I'll spare you the effort. It ranges from $28 for a 1.1 oz bottle to $67 for a 5.1 oz bottle and then $101 for the largest 8.4 oz bottle. 

What is the consistency? 
Although it is called a 'lotion', it's really more of a toner. It has a consistency similar to water. 

When/how do you apply it?
I apply it right after cleansing. I use it every night but if you have sensitive skin, you might want to start out with every other night or every few nights. It burns a little but this is normal and fades after you get used to it. I apply this before my serums/lotions/etc. I put a little on my fingers and rub it around. It is recommended to use a cotton pad but I find that you can easily use your fingers so you are not wasting as much product. 

It smells horrible, like rotten pickles, but oddly enough, I've found that the worse a product smells, the better it works (ahem, Skinceuticals CE Ferulic).  

I prefer to use it nightly, although you can use it twice a day (morning and night). Since I am using the strongest version, I find that I don't need to use it twice a day and now that I have achieved great results, I might switch to using it every other night. I also use it nightly because it makes my skin a bit red (normal). 

Can you use your other skincare products, too?
Yep. You can even us in conjunction with retinol. Again, everyone is different and a dermatologist can better help find a regimen that works for you! My biggest tip is that any time you are using any type of chemical exfoliant, use a good sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. No excuses. 

What are the different formulas and which one do you use?
There are six different formulas of the Biologique Recherche Lotion. Each is formulated for different skin types. I use P50 1970. 

If you are unsure as to which you should use, this is where going to your local spa could really be of help! 

P50 1970 is what I use. Note that the P50 1970 is not to be used while pregnant. This contains phenol which is an acid and is somewhat controversial. Do your own research and consult your doctor/dermatologist/aesthetician before using any new product! I asked my dermatologist if this was OK to use on my skin and she was perfectly OK with it! I use this because my skin can stand it. You might want to start off with this and once you see results, switch over to a less intense version! 

How quickly does it work?
I swear I saw slight improvements the morning after the first night that I used it. My skin just felt softer and looked clearer. After a week, my skin was still getting used to it and was pretty dry. I had to heavily moisturize. After about 2 weeks I saw very noticeable improvements. My skin was overall smoother, my pores seemed to decrease, any acne scarring, redness, etc. seemed to fade. After a month, I have now dubbed this one of my holy grail products. My skin is so incredibly soft and smooth and clear. I have acne-prone skin and I haven't had a single breakout while using it.

Is it worth it?
For me personally, it is 110% worth it. It is pricey, so try the smallest bottle first, and then decide if you want to upgrade to the larger bottle. This is a new holy grail skincare product for me. I would highly recommend it but I think it is important to make sure you are using the formula that will work best for your skin. 


Britt said...

I've been wanting to try this! Are there any Pittsburgh spas you know of that carry P50?

Anonymous said...

I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!!

I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it. I've got you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post…


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