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.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-Lotion P50
I finally gave in and tried Biologique Recherche products
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50T Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is one of the holy grail products of so many beauty editors, aestheticians, and beauty fans in general. I’ve read so many articles and reviews about the Lotion P50 saying that it smells pretty nasty but it brings wonders to the skin. During the quarantine period, my aesthetician sent me a list of BR products that will suit my skin condition after describing her how my skin is. Since I have a sensitive dry combination skin, she advised me to buy the gentlest of the Lotion P50 variants- the Lotion P50T. It tingles a bit on my skin as it’s supposed to be, and I apply it day and night using gauze after I cleansed my skin. It feels amazing and my skin definitely feels hydrated. I started using it a week ago and haven’t seen any results yet so I’ll continue with it and report back to you. Biologique Recherche Collagène Marin Sérum Authentique This product right here smells like rotten fish but since it’s supposed to tone my face and shrink down my pores, I don’t really mind the smell. Marin is French for ‘marine’ hence the smell of rotten fish lol! I use it day and night as the first serum I put on my face after the essence. It definitely feels hydrating on my skin but like the Lotion P50T, I’ve been using it for a week now and I haven’t seen any incredible results yet. But one thing I noticed is I don’t have the usual small hormonal pimples I have when I’m due to have my period.I guess this is thanks to the BR products I’m currently using.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE-Lotion P50
Different Types of Acne and How to Treat Them
🍃 Despite being 30 and starting to struggle with fine lines I am somehow still also struggling with acne. I mainly struggle with blackheads (open comedones) on my nose and hormonal under the skin acne (papules) on my chin and cheeks. Here’s some products I’ve discovered that work really well for treating my acne. 🍃 Purito All Care Recovery Cica Aid Acne Patches. These things are magical. I love these for my hormonal under the skin the skin acne. These are hydrocolloid dressing patches which create a bandage over the acne while drawing out impurities. They’re amazing for healing deeply rooted acne. I like to put them on before oils/moisturizers and leave them on overnight. 🍃 Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment and Biologique Recherch Lotion P50. These are essentially dupes for each other...both are potent AHA/BHA blend toners. I use these every other night (on nights I’m not using my retinol) these are amazing for blackheads and for preventing larger breakouts.
PURITO-All Recovery Cica Aid
Worth the Hype: Lotion P50 & Jet Lag Mask
Hyped up products quickly make their way around the skincare community, whether they are made for all skin types or not! There probably from trendy brands - Glossier, Summer Fridays, you know the likes - and it seems like no matter what they put out, it reaches Holy Grail status on every beauty bloggers vanity. I've tried out my fair share and will tell you right of the bat, if it isn't made for your skin it doesn't matter what your favorite beauty bloggers says it probably won't work for you. Which leads right into the first hyped up product that I want to talk about, Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. For starters, there are a bunch of different versions of this balancing toner. I've tried 2 different formulas - Lotion P50 1970 (the original) and Lotion P50 PIGM 400 (targets hyperpigmentation). They both target my skin concerns and work for my specific skin type, oily combination. The main goal of P50 is to balance the skin so that your other actives can actually do what they are supposed to and penetrate the skin. I've tried many exfoliating toners, and like most of them, but have not found any that effect my skin the way that P50 does. It has a cult following for a reason, it just works! It's an acidic toner made up of lactic acid, niacinamide, horseradish root extract, and other ingredients. It smells like vinegar and sulfur, and will absolutely tingle when applied leaving the skin flushed and fresh. I think everyone should try it at least once, the smaller sample size will give you a great preview of how much your skin will love it! The 5.1 oz bottle retails for $67 and lasted me 3 months. I did get used to the smell and already have plans to repurchase the largest size available. Coming in as a cult favorite, right behind P50, is Summer Friday's Jet Lag Mask. It's a rich cream mask made with ceramides, vitamins and antioxidants to hydrate and soothe the skin. According to the brand it's for all skin types and can be used as both a leave on mask, taken off after a few minutes and is safe for the eye area! I love to keep mine cool by leaving it in the fridge. It's perfect for applying in the morning, especially to puffy under eyes, or after a day out in the sun. If I want to do a quick facial I apply it after toning with Lotion P50 for a brightened and hydrated complexion. I've gone through 2 tubes of the full size mask and have the smaller size for traveling. The full size retails for $48 and it lasts me for months! I definitely recommend it and will always have one in my stash. BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Jet Lag Mask
LOTIONP50, OMOROVICZA MIDNIGHT RADIANCE MASK
Toned with BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lotion P50 1970 ✨✨ Then applied the Omorovicza - Midnight Radiance Mask which has salicylic acid in a cool, potent gel 💧 Softened and plumped my lips with my favorite LA MER - LA MER The Lip Balm ✨✨ which makes my lips feel like pillows, visibly plumps and hydrates💧💧 locking in moisture
LA MER-LA MER The Lip Balm
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 🤷♀️🤣
CLINIQUE-CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub
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