Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

There are often times in life when you and I end up splashing the cash on products that we don’t genuinely need, and it just so happens that my moment came last month when I dug deep and invested £50 in a bottle of the cult Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. Now, don’t judge me… I was feeling particularly depressed and was really feeling my age, when I happened to come across a post on beautymouth.com informing me that Liberty had begun to stock this product, which so many people were finding to be totally amazing. It was pretty hard to find in the UK before Liberty started to stock it and I wanted in on a piece of the action! There went my fifty hard earned pounds.

Biologique Recherche P50 lotions should be dabbed on after cleansing and are classed as gentle exfoliators, which  balance the epidermis. From what I read online, people think this stuff is pretty much a magic potion. EU regulations mean that we cannot get the original P50 1970 formula containing Phenol, and I’m presuming that this magic (tingling) ingredient that makes this product so incredible. I’m no scientist, but what I do know is that the version I bought in the UK is not really impressing me as much as the other poeple who rave about it.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

There are three formulas and I couldn’t decided which to go for first – As I’m in my mid thirties, I’m not sure if my skin is classed as mature or not… I mean most of these things are usually reviewed by twenty somethings online and it’s not easy to know where you stand when you are a bit of a dinosaur (boo hoo)!

After a little digging, I discovered that the P50 is recommended for seborrheic and/or hyper-keratinized “Skin Instants” (EH?); then there’s P50W for fine, sensitive “Skin Instants” (That one I get) and finally the P50V for less toned and/or devitalized “Skin Instants”. I decided to opt for the P50V, following an online recommendation that stated it was best to start on either that or the p50W before moving onto the stronger P50.

Anyway, I’ve been using the product for three weeks now, applying twice a day after cleansing and without using any other exfoliator products. I have normal to dry skin and sometimes very dry (which is particularly dry during these winter months). During the first week of use it became a lot dryer and I broke out. I guessed that this was part of the skin balancing process, and I honestly wasn’t too fussed as had nowhere important to be.

During the second week, my skin cleared up, but it was still dryer than normal, I had the occasional break out, but nothing too drastic. This week is my third week in and I’m actually not seeing any significant results at all. There were a few days during which I thought that my skin might have been a little smoother than normal, but it’s hard to tell if that was because of the magnificent Ren serum that I used for a few nights.

So there you have it. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t choose the correct P50 lotion, or because it simply wasn’t for my skin, but this particular product hasn’t worked for me so far. I’m going to keep up with it because sometimes you just need to give products a bit more time and I really, really hate wasting money like that. I’d like to get back to using Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant as soon as possible though as that stuff really does work wonders for my skin. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is definitely not on my ‘make me beautiful’ list… Well, not the EU version anyway.

Have you tried any Biologique Recherche products and if so how did you find them?

Liberty appear to be out of stock at the moment, but check back HERE later if you are looking to buy some.

 

 

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12 comments :

  • Yvonne

    I haven’t tried this but I guess I’ll be saving my cash now. It’s so annoying when you’ve spent a lot on it, but you never know, it may start to show some benefit soon. I agree on the Dermalogica microfoliant, it’s amazing.

  • sAM

    I would say you have bought the wrong P50 product. P50V is for mature skin, at age 30 your skin is not classed as mature…you have at least 20 years to go!!
    I’m 40 and have been using the P50W for over one year, I had a full consultation at EF Medispa and instructions on application, as this is very important to product performance….your results sound like you have not followed the application instructions or bought the P50 to suit your skin..I would recommend you contact EF MEDISPA AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT GETTING A SKIN ASSESSMENT…aS THIS PRODUCT IS TRULY AMAZING..

    • seebyzoe

      I read as much info as I could find online and decided to opt for the one for mature skin as someone said it was for more sensitive skin (which I have). Liberty really didn’t have much advice for me when I asked… Just sent me to Beauty Mouth’s blog… All so confusing!

      Thanks for the advice. Do EF Medispa stick the 1970 then?

  • nicolecontrol

    Hi there, new commnenter here. The thing about P50 is that it really is the original p50 1970 formula that is the miracle worker. the others are far too gentle most average skins. It’s that pesky phenol!

    • seebyzoe

      Thanks for commenting Nicole. I think I’ve given up! Currently using Ren products and I’m more than happy for now :)

  • sAM

    P50W is for sensitive skin, P50v is for 50+. The Original P50 1970 is banned in Most countries, I’ve used both, and to be honest, overall the difference is the extreme tingling….P50 works on epidermal cycle which is 28 days…so you would never see the desired results in 3 weeks anyway…you should really try Biologique REcherche again…call EF Medispa for skin consultation, you have just had bad luck and picked the wrong product…my daughter has teen acne and Biologique Recherche skin care programme has cleared it up in only 4 months using all natural products…better than the medical route…truly amazing..

  • sAM

    sorry its not P50 banned its the phenol that is banned in most countries…USA stock it, however they don’t sell in UK, so you cannot get hold of it, and phenol is not natural….I myself want to be using a skin care range that offers all natural products for long term results, the less chemicals we put in our skin and body is the way forward to combat illnesses that can occur from chemical based products

  • Anne

    Hi Zoe, I use the original P50 which I ought from the US along with the cleansing milk ( lait VIP O2), serum, moisturiser and mask. I have oily skin prone to breakouts and pigmentation (acne scars). I have to say my skin has cleared up in the 6 weeks I have been using the regime. The only product I will not be using anymore is the moisturiser as I found out it contains mineral oil and parabens.

    • seebyzoe

      Hi Anne,

      I have decided that I might give it another go sometime, but I have dry skin and it just made it even dryer, which was pretty unbearable. Thanks for commenting. I’m sure these things work differently for others and it’s great to have lots of advice :)

  • Anne

    Hi Zoe,

    It’s worth giving it another go but only if you can get the original as I tried the EU formula and it didn’t do anything for me

  • te-uta

    P -50 works wonders , you have been using the wrong one , get the original 1970 formula with phenol either for normal skin or sensitive skin.

  • JILL JANSEN

    hi Zoe, GIVE THE P-50 ANOTHER TRY. I WOULD USE THE ORIGINAL FORMULA BUT DILUTE THE COTTON PAD A BIT FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS
    AND USE TWICE A DAY UNTIL YOU STOP FLUSHING AND THEN GO TO FULL STRENGTH. I OWNED A SKINCARE SALON IN THE US FOR ALMOST 27
    YEARS AND HAD THE BIOLOGIQUE PRODUCTS FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS. I HAVE NEVER KNOWN ANYONE WHO DIDN’T SEE AMAZING RESULTS WITH P-50 BUT I AGREE WITH ONE READER THAT YOU NEED TO BUY FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED ON A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WITH THE LINE SINCE IT IS VERY UNIQUE AND NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT HOW TO USE BY INDIVIDUAL SKIN. I HAD SUCH A CULT FOLLOWING WITH THE PRODUCTS I EVEN HAD MAJOR ACTRESSES FLYING UP FROM HOLLYWOOD. THE TREATMENTS ARE LIKE NO OTHER AND NOW I HAVE ALL MY FRIENDS ASKING ME TO BRING IT INTO HOLLAND. I AM TURNING 50 THIS YEAR BUT AM TOLD BY EVERYONE THAT I LOOK 35. IT IS THE PRODUCTS.

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