Biologique Recherche • Lotion P50 • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was so excited to finally get this in the mail after I had ordered it off backorder with beautyhabit.com, but when it finally came, I was actually scared to use it. I knew that a purging would occur, so I actually just used some on my nose one night, and then the next night I went ahead and went with my whole face. My skin actually felt oilier, like I hadn't washed it, and it got shinier faster during the day. I kept breaking out, and it made me feel like I was back in middle school with such terrible skin. I used for less than a week because I didn't wanna know what other damage it might continue to do, which is a shame since I spent so much of my poor college student earnings on it! :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been using this for nearly 2 months. My "purge" seemed to go on forever but this week I've noticed a difference not only in the quality of my skin but clarity too. My discolorations from breakouts have faded. It is expensive but since the instructions say to use a few drops with each application I'm about a 10th through the 5 oz bottle. I have pretty tough skin, oily and congested so the strength doesn't bother me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my HG toner as it cleans everything. Other toners seem to be a wasted step, but with this toner, I feel that my pores have been suctioned clean. In a way, I feel I have had a professional deep cleansing facial after using it. However, my skin gets use to the product quickly so I need to take breaks. Unfortunately, price is also high and the product stinks up the bathroom. UPDATE: Concern about the phenol in the product and have removed it from my skincare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I so wanted this product to work. When I purchased this I was having a terrible time with cystic acne isolated on my chin but persitant. I really thought this was going to be my saving grace, but I found nothing redemable about it. It smells terrible and it would have been worth it if I ever stopped breaking out. I tried it for four weeks and I didn't break out more, but my skin did not improve at all. I'm disappointed I can't return this bacause it was quite expensive.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Silver Eyes: Violet
I bought this product after hearing rave reviews on this board and of course the famous Allure article.
The smell was slightly offensive but something I could live with and was willing to for clear skin. I got some shininess on the skin I noticed when I used it in the morning and it lasted most of the day but I didnt really mind and I have been oily most of my life so I am used to it.
I didnt notice any drying to my skin while using the product.
I have been using the toner for about 7 weeks now and I have to stop. I knew there would be purging and expected it but now my skin is worse than ever and am horrifed. I keep breaking out non stop and in placed I havent broken out in years and it will no stop. I didnt have this much purging when I started Retin A. That had stopped by this time but this hasnt and my face actually hurts from the pimples. They are huge, red and painful.
I am going back on my Tazorac and start the process all over again. I totally regret doing this to my skin to get off "PX" skincare. I just have to live with the fact that I will probably until I hit menopause, use some sort of prescription medication on my face. I am glad it works wonders for everyone else but I was sadly disappointed in this product and I felt I gave it more than enough time ( almost 2 months ), and used it each day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This has been my HG toner!!! I have very oily skin which tends to break out occassionally. This has been on back order forever on beautyhabit, but I did a search and found it at paullabrecque.com. This is a NY city salon which has been in many fashion/beauty magazines. I was impressed with their staff and knowledge of Biologique products and everything was in stock -- no backorder!!! This product does smell, but works. Cuts down on the oil on my face and my face seems really smooth!! I did have a few minor breakouts in the beginning, but since clear, CLEAR, CLEAR!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Would I buy this product again?? An emphatic NO!!!! on that. I have wasted almost $100 on this toner, and I completely agree with the previous review from grrbil (see below). I have been using this for over a month and a half now, twice a day, every day and my skin looks no better than before I started. It actually looks worse, because the P50 makes my skin turn a pinkish color, very unattractive. I guess that there are just some people chemisty that this "miracle skin saver" just doesn't work with. Just for the record, I started off with the Lotion P50V for about 3 weeks to get my skin prepped for the stronger P50, but the V didn't do anyting but make me break out (which I expected, the whole purging thing) I expected to see some real results after I started with the P50, but NOTHING. I still have all the same blackheads, whiteheads and pimples that I had before I started. I also had facials done too just to get the gunk out that the P50 was bringing to the surface...nothing helped. This product has worked for lots of people, just be warned that it MAY not work for you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Sorry to say, this "miracle" product was a total waste of money and time for me. I used this faithfully 2x a day for nearly 2 months. It did absolutely nothing to improve my skin--it may as well have been water! The only thing it did was numb my skin and turn it red upon application, which I didn't find quite so bad in light of the returns I hoped to get, but this simply did absolutely nothing for me. It must not be right for my body chemistry or something. The scent was curious at first, but I thought nothing of it after the first week or so. I really wanted this to work....I waited so long to get my bottle on backorder and had high hopes for it. Shoot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was very pleased with the results of using this product. After several weeks, I haven't had a breakout and my skin looks much better. Yes, it smells... but really, it's worth it! I tried the P50W before P50, but for my young, thick skin, the P50 works much better for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
ok, i just started using this about a week and a half ago, and i am breaking out like crazy, but i know thats part of it and i will update in a month or so, but this stage sucks alot. i rated it 5 because i have faith it works........i hope!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this product and have used it for years.
However, please read this link about Phenol, which is in Lotion P50.
It's kind of scary.
Thank goodness Phenol is listed as the last ingrediant so there may be very little.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this after reading the review in Allure and it being called a "skin saver." I'd have to say it is quite a nice product. I've been using it now for about two months, and my skin is very soft. And believe it or not, unlike everyone else, I really don't mind the smell! It does what it says it does--cleans out impurities, so be prepared for those impurities to rise to the surface. But don't give up! Keep using it and you'll see good results :) UPDATE: I have fabulous skin now, and it has been accomplished without this product! Actually, it got accomplished with much cheaper ones that probably added up equal the price fo this. Alpha Hydrox cleanser, Makeup Artists Choice Gly-Luronic Serum, French Green Clay Mask 1 x week, and Acne.org BP teatment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Ummm, not much to say but I LOVE THIS. I will never ever ever be without this again. I can't get over it. I've always had cobo skin...but I'm so balanced and clear and bright. I don't even mind the smell which smells just like Chlorosceptic's throat spray to me...I don't mind...Hubby always asks...What's that smell? LOL...I'm even trying it on the mild keratosis on my arms and going to see what happens.. I am going to order the big bottle next...no reason for the small!!!!!!!! I've never written a review here but that's how impressed I am...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I LOVE THIS! After cleansing oils (Shu's) ruined my skin, this became my salvation. It stinks horribly, but it works well. What does it do? I think it helped to purge the clogged pores, and get the gunk out. My skin is much smoother. It's hard to find this product and it's expensive, but after several weeks, I'm impressed. I hope that it keeps working.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing HG type of product for me. Creates some initial redness with a weird numbing sensation, but it has helped clear up some stubborn under-the-skin cysts and overall the texture of my skin has improved. Contains glycolic acid, lactic acid and phenol-- not for the thin skinned, dry skinned; would work best on hearty oily congested skin. Will never be without. Period. PS I don't bother with the misting with water routine after applying. All that does is neutralize the glycolic, no thank you. EDITED: I actually did start misting because it cut the shiney appearance of this product after application, before I put my m/u on... Okay okay, the BR people were right.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is a SAFE, effective product. I had been referred to this product from my facialist. The P50 clears up skin and controls oil like nothing I have used before. ( And I have invested in some top lines). You should note that the product recommends misting your face with purified water sometime after application. This will help with the minimal smell that accompanies the product. I use this twice a day, at night I follow with the dermo purificant (also by biologique recharche) and in the day I follow with collagen. Buy this! Or if you are afraid of this being a little harsh, try the p50v or p50vv.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
By far, the best treatment product for acne. I was given this product by a facialist I had seen about six years ago. At the time, I was experiencing some moderate acne. After using this product for several weeks, my skin was completely clear. And it stayed clear for many years. This product has remained a staple in my cabinet and is, without a doubt, a HG! I currently only use the P50 at night, yet it has kept my breakouts in control. Like other reviewers noted, yes, it smells terrible. But, I think it is worth the smell for the results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Well, I used a small sample of this and my, my... this is strong! Whew! The instructions say to apply a few drops on a moistened cotton pad. I'd be scared to use this full strength!
It did leave my skin soft. I followed it up with the "Creme Dermopurifiante" and my face was a little red. I would suggest you first try this out at night!
The ingredients are very harsh, so I recommend you only use this like a treatment to clear out your skin. I'm only 19, and I'm afraid of the longterm effects of this on my skin. So, I may purchase this but I would definetely rotate this in my skincare regime and not use it for an extended period of time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The first time I tried the p50, I was convinced that the swapper who had sent me the sample had accidently decanted some sort of car engine degreaser in place of "toner." The smell defied description and my skin immediately turned bright red and numb. I washed my face off, in a state of panic and rushed to check the boards. Wheph! Okay, seemed my reaction was quite normal. So, I gave it another shot. And another... next thing I knew, I was ordering a $50 bottle of what I now correctly understood to be a treatment versus toner. So, here I am, on my third bottle of stuff that still smells wretched and still makes my face numb and red. Why? It WORKS! When you use the p50, it's like discovering for the first time what it's like to have truly and completely clean skin. It brings everything up and out leaving pores smaller and the surface smoother (although, it takes abit for the whole molting phase to finish) Stick with it and you'll be amazed at how pure your complexion will be. This product is a true gem.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I resisted writing a review for P50V until I gave it a proper try. Now it's been 2 months and I realize that it is incredible stuff. My skin is clearer, brighter, soft, not dry and smooth, SMOOTH I tell ya. Never had this before in my life. I use it 1 or 2 times a day and wash after it cools down and doesn't sting anymore. This is true holy grail skin care material.
It does smell pretty nasty which is likely the phenol in it (which is a scary ingredient to me but obviously works). I take away a lippie for scary ingredients.