If you use acids in skin care, then you are certainly well acquainted with the P50 lotion, a cult product of the premium French brand Biologique Recherche. As stated on its packaging, P50 lotion exfoliates and purifies the skin. In addition to exfoliation, the lotion mattifies the skin because it regulates the secretion of sebum and is used in the care routine in the so-called. initialization phase, ie after skin analysis, and before treatment with targeted active ingredients. The manufacturer states that before each use of their products (either at home or in the salon), the skin is prepared with this product.
The original formula of Biologique Recherche lotion P50 1970 contains phenol, which is banned in Europe today and the P50 lotion does not contain it, which makes it suitable for sensitive skin. Although Biologique Recherche offers several types of exfoliating lotion, I started using the lotion most similar to the original.
The purpose of the lotion is to prepare the skin (removal of dead cells) so that the care that follows (serums, creams) is well absorbed. It contains exfoliating AHA acids (lactic, citric, malic), PHA acids (gluconolactone) and BHA acids (salicylic acid). P50 lotion contains glycerin, niacinamide, herbal extracts of horseradish, burdock, sorrel, myrtle, onion and sulfur, thyme oil, vinegar and phenoxyethanol.
Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), GLUCONOLACTONE, LACTIC ACID, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, NIACINAMIDE, CITRIC ACID, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, MALIC ACID, COCHLEARIA ARMOTORACARCAMATION EXTRACT, ALLIUM CEPA (ONION) BULB EXTRACT, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA RESIN EXTRACT, PHYTIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID, SULFUR, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER / LEAF OIL, VINEGAR (ACETUM, SOTBIOSENE SORBITOLO)
The manufacturer recommends that it be applied to dry skin twice a day (morning and evening) after cleansing. A pad soaked in lotion is applied to the skin of the face, neck and décolleté. I used it once a day, in the evening routine. For the first few days immediately after application, I felt a burning sensation on my skin, but it soon stopped. After the first applications, the skin became visibly brighter and matte. There is no feeling of skin tightening after use, and further care is absorbed noticeably faster into the skin. After a week of using the lotion, I no longer felt the burning sensation of my skin and I continued to use it once a day.
This is a product that really works, you will see that the skin is cleansed and brightened and the blemishes are less visible. According to some reports, it also works against hair growth, but I haven’t tried it because I don’t have a problem with it.
The P50 lotion has a watery texture, a light yellow color and a strong scent that is repulsive to many, but it was no more unpleasant to me than similar chemical exfoliators. I believe that vinegar and onion extract, which are part of the lotion, contribute the most to the specific scent. It does not contain artificial fragrances to minimize the possibility of allergic reactions.
I’m not sure that every skin type needs to be applied twice a day, so I recommend that you always follow the needs of your skin so as not to exfoliate it excessively and thus break the skin barrier. With the use of products with acids, high sun protection is essential, preferably with spf 50. The manufacturer states that the lotion should not be used at the same time as retinoic acid, so harmonize your care routine with this recommendation.
The price is high, like all BR products but this lotion really visibly does what the company declares.
Packaging: 150 ml plastic bottle
Price: 383 kn
Rating: 4.5 / 5