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I started using this once a week at night for about 3 months

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adpbeauty
You know when you have rough textures and small white bumps mostly on the face, especially around jaw lines. It can be frustrating and can last for weeks even months. Been there! However, there are thankfully some things that can help. Including this Biologique Recherche Lotion!⁣ ⁣I started Lotion P50W about 6 months ago. Then I replaced it with the stronger version, P50. Now let's talk about the gentler one.⁣ ⁣The W version is an acid toner that's intended for sensitive skin. It uses a mix of alpha, beta and poly-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid and gluconolactone to gently exfoliate the skin. The product claims to exfoliate, regulate the skin's pH and hydrate the skin in one product. The formulation also contains skin and sebum regulating agents such as cider vinegar and horseradish.⁣ ⁣ From many reviews, I already expected this toner will be hurt and really potent. So I introduced this product slowly into my routine. I started using this once a week at night for about 3 months in place of my toner and never with any other acid-based products. But it was actually worse than I expected. I felt burning sensation and my skin turned red for the first few weeks using this. The tingly sensation lasted for few minutes. ⁣ ⁣Quick tips: Start using this product with a damp cotton until your skin built up its tolerance. It will makes the whole experience much better!⁣ ⁣A couple drops are all that's need. No swiping or rubbing, just press and release the product into skin moving up from the neck towards ear then forehead. Focused on the areas where there are more pores form. And wait until the formulation dried before applying any other products. It's nice to layer with because it didn't leave any residue on the skin.⁣ ⁣I saw the result on my skin after about two months when my skin already used to it. Right now I feel no burn, no tingle, no redness; it becomes comfortable to use. I feel my breakout are less frequent especially after I used it three times a week. My pores are still there, always visible but they clog up much less than before. As my texture areas are much less apparent, I also notice more radiance on my skin.
Sep. 22, 2019
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Broke out my face terribly 😰
List of exfoliating products I tried in the past- that really broke me out and left acne scars for a while on my face. 🤭😓 These pictures are not my own- as those products were tossed out or returned ASAP. 1. BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 - a patient of mine recommended this to me as “Jesus in the bottle.” I read many raving reviews and online posts about this product. I continued to use it for many months. I started implementing 1x a week and increased it to maybe 2x after a while. I had my husband use this with me- as I told him all the great reviews about this!! My skin was breaking out in places like never before. I was thinking it was purging, and didn’t want to stop. My husband started looking like a teenager boy with acne everywhere! We both stopped after a couple of months, and realized it was this product. I’m more educated these days about skin care, and I would never again keep using a product for this long. Unfortunately I kept using it and using it- thinking my skin would be flawless soon. 😂 2. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum this was another exfoliating product I tried about a year ago. I started off using slowly, 1x a week as I learned my lesson from Lotion P50. I got really bad acne on my cheeks. They were super painful and took forever to go away. It left me with scars for a while. My cheeks have not been breaking out since I was a teenager. The Sephora associate mentioned that my skin might be “purging”. I returned this and never looked back. 3. CLINIQUE - CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub - too drying for face! It gave me bumps on my forehead and pimples on my chin. It’s possible that my skin is too sensitive for these type of exfoliations!! I wanted to implement them to have the perfect routine, and exfoliate my skin as well. I find my skin looks clear when I do not use any exfoliants. Has anyone else experienced this? Any gentler options to try? Or should I give up on exfoliants 🤷‍♀️🤣
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IgaTaraska
Skin Journey part 2
Hi! Its me again 😄 After about 1 month using BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 my skin has significantly improved. Technically, my skin has alot of dark spots but the camera and machine can’t show detail about it! I can feel my skin alot more smoothly, brighter. Acne is my number one problem but I dont think too much about it recently. Sometimes is can have 2 or 3 pimple but it become hard very quick and I can easy pop it out. I’m using CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin day and night. Its perfect for my skin, dont dry my skin after I use it. CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin for moisturizer. Its ok for oily skin cuz not too thick and dry very quick on my skin but in the winter will me not enough for me. I use BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Creme Contour des Yeux VIP O2 for eye cream. And lets me tell you Its amazingggggg. Trust me when I say that. With me I can see my eyebag disappear after 1 month even though I did not change my sleeping cycle 💗 I love it! I still try to find the serum for my dark spots. If u know any of them with affordable price PLEASE tell me. I live in Australia so please help. Some products they sell in US or EU but not AUS so I still try to find the one. Thank you for reading! 🌸💗😘
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chubbysin
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French Garbage Water! <3
Trying to find skincare products that you feel confident about purchasing is exhausting. That is only intensified when you feel like you’re breaking the bank when purchasing a product. This was actually less expensive than I expected, though it’s high end (at about $65 for 5.1 oz). BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 W is a French product that is a huge cult favorite all over the world. Initially I thought it was a lotion/face cream but it actually has the substance of a toner. You use it directly after cleansing your skin (they often recommend double cleansing). I wasn’t sure what this WAS but I figured out it’s an exfoliating acid toner (not to be confused with a regular toner). The label on the bottle lists one of the active ingredients as “poly-alpha-beta-hydroxy acid complex”, so unless I’m mistaken it’s a mix of PHAs, AHAs and BHAs. So do not use this on days/nights you use retinol. I call it “French Garbage Water” after reading an article (I have no idea which one at this point) where one woman wrote about how effective and wonderful this is but that it’s “smelly”. Honestly, I bought this expecting a big hit to the nose but really it’s quite mild. There’s a slight vinegar smell and a tiny maybe sulphuric scent, but I find SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum hotdog water scent to be more powerful (though I don’t think that is particularly powerful of bothersome either). I am perfectly fine with mild natural, less pleasant scents than I will ever be with a skincare product - particularly the high-end ones - adding fragrance. That is unforgivable in my book. That said, I found French Garbage Water to be quite charming and continue to refer to it as such. This is my first day and night with it and I’m excited! I’ll write a new review once I can evaluate whether I think it’s beneficial or not. I’ll include a link that explains all about this acid toner below: https://btyaly.com/reviews/review-biologique-recherche-lotion-p50w/?amp
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EerieBabe
Empty! - Top 5 Exfoliant
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 W Ah the cult classic. An exfoliating treatment, the lighter version of it to get rid of excess yuck on your face like dead skin cells to get baby smooth skin. This helps with almost everything if you want clear and glowing skin! It’s a really nice acid, I like it and was very effective, and therefore I will be repurchasing this whenever I have the money lol 😂 If you have the 💵 I recommend trying it! And if you are looking for a nice exfoliator, then I recommend this! I like many but this is Top 5
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