Biologique Recherche • Lotion P50 • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about this. Yes, it smells, burns, numbs your face, is hard to find, expensive and full of scary ingredients. It caused me to purge after a week of once daily usage for about a month, though not as badly as retinal or aha. My pores were noticeably clearer after about 3 months - not smaller, but no longer filled with grey sebum, either. This is the first product I have used in a long time that has allowed me to cut down on my 2% bp, which I have used for year even though it has not kept me really clear of acne or clogged pores. I now use the p50 twice daily, my skin is not perfect, but it looks much better than it did with the bp.
My skin is very oily and dull, with open pores that clog easily. I know that this is drying for some, but for me the glycerine makes it moisturizing - I no longer use any of the half dozen oil free moisturizers I have littering the bathroom. I can apply powder foundation directly after this, sometimes with a single spray of liquid aloe or one drop of pure argan oil applied with damp hands.
Yes, I will repurchase. I'm only on my first large bottle of this after first using a trial size (1 or 2 oz, I think), so 2 bottles a year should be enough. I purchase BR products at a local skin care clinic and they recommend using p50 with a thin cotton gauze instead of a cotton ball or round because the gauze soaks up so much less product and I find this to be very true. Find it at a beauty supply store or order it online from a first aid company. Trust me - I've run out and used cotton pads and you need twice as much product for the same result - not cool when a bottle is $90.00.
The bf also uses this when he shaves and likes it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this product. I have combination, pale, Irish skin. It's always in need of exfoliation to keep the blackheads away. As p50 is expensive, I've tried to find substitute products. My skin behaves so much better when I'm using p50. It promotes the exfoliation I need to prevent some parts of my skin from being flaky. Just good stuff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A co-worker is big into skin care...she's always getting facials, buying new products and her skin always glows and just simply looks great. My new year's resolution is to take better care of my skin so that it looks great as I get older. I asked her for her advice on staples she can't live without and she mentioned P50. I did my research (read all the reviews on this site) and found that other women have claimed this as the one product they couldn't live without. I purchased a bottle of P50 1970 from Rescue Rittenhouse Spa (www.shoprescuespa.com) since it was good all skin types and began using it immediately. The product doesn't smell great and the first week was tough because of the redness but that was because it was purging all the toxins from my skin. I started using this stuff on 12/26 (okay, so its an early resolution). The redness had largely gone away in time for the NYE party and I got so many compliments on my complexion. When I went back to the office, my co-worker knew immediately that I had been using P50.
Grab P50 now if you haven't already!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Ok. This is my first post. I just had to rave about this product. I've struggled with acne since I was in my teens and went on accutane...wait for it, THREE times! Proactiv seemed to help when I was taking oral antibiotics in conjunction but I was tired of the meds. After reading other reviews on MUA, I figured I has nothing to lose with the P50. I opted for the P50v because I have fairly sensitive skin. Within one week my skin had cleared up. I'm on week 4 of twice a day use and I haven't had one blemish. I'm still using the proactiv as a cleanser but this stuff is amazing. My only gripe is how oily it leaves my skin which seems counterintuitive to the drying out I assumed it was doing. I'll gladly stock up on blotting paper to keep this skin!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I read about this product in Town and Country, ck'd reviews online, with this site having the most and decided to give it a try. I'm 63, have pretty good skin but still have an occasional blemish (can you believe it...at my age). At any rate, after reading the success others had with the product clearing acne prone skin...well, the decision was made.
I am now 4 weeks into using the products and give it 5 stars. I've used Obagi for years along with Retin-A and though I wasn't unhappy...those darn blemishes continued to be a problem. BTW...I do love Obagi too. But that's another review so, getting back to BR... I read every review and all I could find online about the products before deciding what to purchase...I settled on the Lait VIP O2 cleanser, P50, MC 110 (#2) and Creme Dermopurifiante. I love the cleanser, P50 (you do get used to the smell) and MC 110. My skin has the same glow it had with Obagi but the red marks from an old blemish...GONE in about a week and in two days I noticed that it was beginning to disappear. I have questioned my purchase of Creme Dermopurifiante and the reason are: though having a somewhat creamy texture it didn't apply and spready easily on my face and the same with my makeup after using Dermopurifiante. I was not using my moisturized before or after....thinking the Dermopurifiante was enough. So I quit using it after a couple of weeks and went back to my usual moisturizer. Today I researched more about Dermopurifiante and found that applying a thin layer of moisturizer before helps with applying Dermopurifiante. Tried that technique and it worked beautifully...wondered why I didn't think of that myself. Now I have another chance to see if I like the product.
The one thing I didn't order before but did today is L'Eauxygenante...some like it, some don't...but thought I'd find out for myself.
A big thanks to all of you who routinely take the time to review products...I am most appreciative and will do a better job at reviewing products myself. I found this site so unbelievably helpful....Thank you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This toner has been absolutely amazing for my skin. For the past few months I've been breaking out terribly and had no idea why. I started using P50 and within literally a matter of days, my skin looks amazing. The effects create something like a 'glow', it has just made my skin appear so fresh and clear. My red acne marks have faded and spots are drying up, this is no surprise because it is essentially a non abrasive exfoliator. It is a very addictive product as I now cannot see myself doing without it, I really wouldn't want to go back to how my skin was before. To keep this product effective, I think it is really important to cleanse your skin well before you apply it so it can do its job and sink in properly.
I really really recommend this product to you if you have temperamental skin that is prone to breakouts and you are looking for that healthy natural looking glow.
FYI, I use the non-Phenol version.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
really I give this 5+ stars. because it is the one skin product I can not live without!
even though, broken down, I give it
5 stars for effectivity
4 stars for price - it is very pricey, yet it really lasts a LONG time!
4 stars for packaging - it's easy to travel with, and stays sanitary, yet is not very pretty
Can't believe I haven't reviewed this product yet, as it is my withoutadoubt, hands down, HG toner for years now. I swear I can basically use anything else on my face now, as long as I use this daily, my skin will be in pretty good shape.
I first discovered this from my aesthetician in NYC who saved my skin.
(In my mid-20s, from what I assume was a change in hormones, my skin started breaking out reallllly bad. Worse than ever before. I have always been prone to break-outs, and had oily skin since around age10, but suddenly I had cystic acne covering my cheeks and could find nothing to help!)
Through a series of regular extracting facials and daily use of this toner my skin was healed, and has been better than ever since!
This smells bad, like chloraseptic throat spray. But I don't mind because it works better than anything. I think it has the numbing agent from chloraseptic since it is so strong and maybe that helps your face handle the strength of it. but I am not sure on that point. It exfoliates, non abrasively, heals everything and keeps my pores clear. Cleans off any residue of anything living on your skin. I wish I could bathe in this stuff. Is alcohol free, has healing herbs, and sulphur. There are a couple versions for regular or sensitive skin, but I use the strong one and even with my slightly sensitive skin, never have any problems.
hard to find but acnewizard sells it and has great customer service imho :)
so if you are prone to break outs, or congestion, and/or want to keep your skin glowing, healthy, and clear, use this! don't be scared of the price - a little really goes a long way - one bigger bottle lasts me 6 months or more!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for over 3 years and all I can say is watch out! This product is ADDICTIVE. I have become an addict to the soft radiant skin that is revealed only when I use this product. Since I started using P50, I get compliments on my skin so frequently that I wish I could just carry around samples of the stuff to give away. The only problem is when I run out of this stuff. I recently ran out and realized that my twice yearly expeditions (the large bottle lasts six months for me; a little really does go a long way) to Philadelphia from DC to purchase this stuff is absurd so I'm now surfing looking for this product online. Caveat emptor girls. Make sure you keep this stuff well stocked or you and your skin will go through a very sad withdrawal.
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!