Biologique Recherche • Lotion P50 • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
When I turned 27, I decided that I was going to be acne-free by age 30. I had my first pimple at age 9, and I experienced a seamless transition from teen acne to adult acne. I was determined to make it all stop.
After some fruitless at-home efforts, I found a good aesthetician, and she told me that all the mad exfoliating I'd engaged in had dried out my already dry skin, and grossest of all caused what was essentially a callous to form on my forehead. This callous was protecting me from myself, while preventing all of my blackheads from escaping. Eeeeeewwwww.
She also introduced me to P 50. I bought the little bottle at first and was warned to expect my skin to look worse before it got better, and to be red immediately after application until I got used to it. The results were truly amazing. I didn't experience much in terms of breakouts, but after a few weeks, I could just rub my finger across my forehead and blackheads would come right out of my pores. My skin became clearer and I felt it helped my moisturizer soak in better.
About a year ago I stopped using P 50, because it felt so obscene to spend so much money on a bottle of stinky chemicals when people were losing their jobs and their homes. I tried another high end (but still cheaper... this is how expensive P 50 is) toner but I knew it just wasn't the same.
My conscience quieted when I had a huge, hormonally-related breakout on my chin about 6 months ago. My aesthetician was able to help a lot, and then finally asked me after a couple of months of little progress if I was using the P 50; she was convinced that if I had been using it, I would have healed by then. I'm back on it, and my skin is glowing and healing again.
Everything you've read is true: incredibly expensive, weird smelling, and maybe phenol is an iffy thing to put on your face twice a day. But you don't need to use much, and it works wonders!
* 4 lippies instead of 5 because some of the ingredients are kind of scary. But effective!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So, the smell is pretty bad, and the price is a little over the top, but the product inside is heaven. I've been applying about 8 drops to a cotton pad and wiping it on my face. My old acne scars have begun to disappear. My dermatologist said that they would take at least 8 months to heal. This toner made them heal within 3 weeks. My skin is clear and glowing! I will absolutely repurchase this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I picked this up after getting a wonderful facial. This toner was used on me during the facial and I liked how it felt at the time. Plus, I needed a new toner.
First off, holy crap is this stuff expensive. I was using a Lush toner which was around $18, which seemed expensive. This stuff is close to $60! HOWEVER- my skin has never looked better. In fact, it does so much for my skin, that I decided to make up for how much I spent and just use drug store cleanser and moisturizer- essentially I'm spending the same on my skincare regime.
Yes, it is very harsh, but your skin does get used to it. Also, as harsh as it feels on your skin, it doesn't dry it out (at least mine.) I'd really like to buy another one once my current bottle runs out but it's so pricey...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
For all of you complaining about redness, you should try the P50V for sensitive skin. Whoever sold it to you really should have mentioned the P50V (for normal/sensitive skin) and P50W (for very sensitive skin). My facialist said the P50 is too harsh for most people, and the P50V is much better for people with normal to sensitive skin.
The P50 was too harsh for my sensitive, acne-prone skin, but the P50V is the best product I have ever tried. Friends with normal skin who are not sensitive to anything tried the P50 and it was too harsh. It's better to be safe than sorry, get the P50V!
I have big pores, blackheads, and random breakouts, and the P50V leaves my skin looking and feeling amazing. I haven't had a breakout in 3 months.
(Writing about the P50V here because this one has more reviews)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this product from a Facialist. She swore it would work wonders. I have not seen anything different on my face. I have used it faithfully for 4 months. The smell is difficult to get used to and no visible changes in my skin. I would skip this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I first tried this toner about 6 months ago, but quit using because it was so harsh. But recently I suffered a terrible breakout and after reading the reviews, decided to give it another try. This time, I actually followed the directions and used only a FEW drops on a cotton pad, which has made a huge difference. This has cleared up my face in just a matter of days, with no irritation. I think those reviewers who have complained about redness and burning may be making the same mistake I did originally, which is using too much -- a little bit of this goes a long way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this product! Before I started using this, I'd get painful, large pimples about 2-3 times a month. After using this product, I rarely get pimples that swell and hurt, in fact, I rarely get pimples at all anymore (except around my period.) It does smell a little, but I think it's worth it for the results...and I think the scent fades a few minutes after you apply it anyway. However, unlike what the product suggests, "wiping it off with water," I just keep it on and it has worked wonders!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Don't waste your money on this cult product. It does precisely nothing!
I have been using it now for several months and more recently I have used it with just the biologique cleanser and moisturiser.
Used with these products I have acne. Not a success.
I am waiting for my Jan Marini bioclear cream to be posted to me. This produces reliably clear skin which is something I am prepared to pay for. P50 is useless.
Edit: I think this product is ok as a toner. It does do something but isn't a miracle. Allows you to use a creamy cleanser and get it all off your skin. Sulpher and witch hazel is probably pretty good for the skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love exclusive, hard-to-find beauty products, so after reading about this toner in an "Allure" article, I promptly ordered the smaller size. The product has a strange medicinal scent and it numbs and reddens your face when you apply it. However, when I finished the bottle I definitely noticed a major difference in the texture and clarity of my skin: It was softer, smoother, and clearer. So, I went ahead and ordered the larger size. My skin started breakout after using about 1/3 of my second bottle. I immediately stopped using it and swapped it away. Now that I've read the other reviews, I realize that maybe I gave up too quickly. It sounds like it's normal for the skin to purge itself of the dirt and debris while using this toner. When I can afford it I may give this toner another try, although I am somewhat concerned about the phenol found in this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this- I use it every night as a pre-toner and it keeps my skin very luminous and bright. I stopped using it for about a year just because I moved on to try different things, but once I started again I realized how much of an improvement it made in terms of clarity and tone. I also starting having less breakouts and small bumps from clogged pores.