What Everyone Should Know About the Legendary Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

By Le Salon Cache October 15, 2019 1:53 pm

Today, the French brand Biologique Recherche is legendary around the world… and it all started with a lotion first formulated in 1970.  That lotion, which came to be known as Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, was the foundation of their entire brand.  Then, and now, it’s hailed as one of the greatest exfoliating products ever created and has a global following.

We probably get more calls about Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 than any other product we carry, so let’s answer a few questions about it.

Answering Your FAQs About Lotion P50

  1. Can all skin types use Lotion P50?

Most skin types, but not all.  Some people with especially sensitive skin may have problems with P50, and it’s not recommended.  However, they do have a variation of P50 made specifically for sensitive skin.  For those with especially sensitive skin, Biologique Recherche offers another product, Lotion P 50 W, which is the gentlest of their lotions.

  1. How many types of Lotion P50 are there?

There are actually several!

The original formulation of P50 1970 was semi-retired but is now available as P50, which doesn’t contain phenol.  However, its sale is restricted in some countries.  Those with sensitive skin can try P50W.  They also make P50V and P50V 1970 soothing formulas for aging skin.  Finally, their newest variation is P50 PIGM 400, which helps reduce unwanted pigmentation from UV exposure.

Your local salon which carries Biologique Recherche products can advise you on which would be best for your skin type.

  1. Why is Lotion P50 better than silicone lotions?

Biologique Recherche strictly avoids silicone in their products, finding it to do more harm than good.  Silicone-based exfoliants are extremely oily, and that oil can easily clog up pores.  Silicone is not good for the skin, and skincare products made from it should be avoided whenever possible.

  1. What’s the best way to apply Lotion P50?

It’s easy:  Simply put the Lotion P50 onto a cotton pad, then gently pat-pat-pat all over your face.  For best results, pat with an upward motion each time.

Try to avoid rubbing, although you might need to rub a little on your nose to make sure the lotion grabs onto all the dirt and oils that settle there.

Le Salon Cache proudly carries Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, as well as the full line of Biologique Recherche skincare products.  Make an appointment, and try them for yourself!