‘There’s a new Lotion P50 in town!’ via BeautyEditor

There’s a new Lotion P50 in town!  Biologique Recherche has now come out with another version, which is even more targeted at unwanted skin pigmentation.biologique-recherche-lotion-p50-pigm-400-2

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 PIGM 400 helps reduce the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation marks, and helps prevent new ones from forming.

The main difference in the formula is that P50 PIGM 400 contains a higher concentration of niacinamide, my favorite ingredient for evening out skin tone (it really works!). There’s lactic acid in here, of course, along with the new addition of mandelic acid, and a variety of botanical extracts that specifically help with brightening and regulating melanin synthesis.

Plus, you get the same mild exfoliation, sebum regulation, anti-dullness and smoothing benefits that we know and love from P50. If you’re new to this type of product, start by applying it on a damp cotton pad for the first week. After your skin gets accustomed to it, you can use it on a dry pad, twice a day after cleansing.



Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Gluconate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Levulinic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Salicylate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Vinegar (Acetum), Sodium Levulinate, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol Denat., Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbic Acid, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract.



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Into The Gloss: Decoding The Many Versions Of Biologique Recherche P50


“So you finally decided to buy Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. The tipping point was, perhaps, yet another friend’s rave review, or a Facebook ad from Rescue Spa, or maybe reading about it on Into The Gloss. Regardless, you’ve drank the lactic acid Koolaid, and we salute you for your astute and well-guided consumerism. But now you’re confronted with a brand-new conundrum: There is a small universe of P50 types. Which one is the right one for you?

We’ve talked about P50 for ages, but we’ve never really dove into what makes it so good, until now. For the uninitiated, Lotion P50 isn’t a lotion at all—it’s a French waterweight exfoliating toner that also hydrates and balances your skin’s pH, all in one fell swoop. It also smells like formaldehyde and apple cider vinegar, a scent Emily Weiss lovingly described as “trash face.” But it’s got a cult following. And if you’re in that cult, you know that one of the only places you can get it online is the website for Philadelphia’s Rescue Spa. “It boosts your skin’s very slow, very inefficient natural exfoliation process by immediately removing bad stuff from your skin,” says Danuta Mieloch, owner of Rescue Spa and person more or less to thank for its popularity. (Well, her and Aida Bicaj.) She recommends different versions of P50 for different skin types, and was happy to break them down for us:

For masochists: Lotion P50/P50 1970

P50 1970 is the toughest, roughest, OG version. Stinging and redness is par for the course—but actually, it’s good for any skin type. It’s got all the good stuff you know and love about P50, including a hearty blend of AHAs and BHAs to give you that glow. But what makes P50 particularly special is the mix of sorrell, myrrh extract, myrtle, and onion. (That’s where the smell comes from.) The regular P50 (scratch the 1970) excludes phenol, which is also found in mouthwash. It’s been banned in Europe, but it’s all part of the product that Danuta describes as the “purist’s choice.”

For dry skin: Lotion P50V/P50V 1970

P50V was created for those with skin not too sensitive, not too strong, and perhaps on the normal to dry side. It still does the job, but with the addition of plankton and brewer’s yeast, it’s slightly more conditioning than regular P50.

For super sensitive skin: Lotion P50W/P50W 1970

Or: For when you want effective exfoliation, but just looking at the word “glycolic” flares your skin up. P50W is the best bet—the formula balances lactic and salicylic acid with glycerin and articum lappa root to make it effacaious and gentle. How many products can do both?

For hyperpigmentation: Lotion P50 PIGM 400

The newest member of the P50 line, which contains no phenol at all, was made specifically for people dealing with hyperpigmentation. This version helps control the pigmentation process, stimulating exfoliation and helps brighten dull skin with wasabi extract, palmaria palmata extract, and whatever “fruits titrated in flavonoids” are. Dr. Phillippe Allouche (he helped develop the line) expressed the risk of our skin becoming dull due to external stressors—sun, stress, city air, etc. Absolutely worth checking out if skin tone is your #1 concern, but not as strong as regular P50. But then again, few things are.”

Originally published on Into The Gloss
Photographed by Tom Newton.

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New At Rescue: Vintner’s Daughter



 ACTIVE BOTANICAL SERUM delivers the beautifying nutrition your skin needs—balancing minerals, brightening vitamins, nourishing fatty acids and strengthening aminos.


A skincare game changer that restores skin’s balance, texture and natural radiance.







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Daylight Savings ☀️ ☀️ ☀️


Spring Forward At Rescue:


Massage therapy helps us to transition with the start of Daylight Savings Time.  On Sunday March 12th we “spring forward” one hour.  While one hour may not seem that significant, we can become sleep deprived.  We also naturally increase our activity with the extra hour of daylight.

Our body wakes up from the dormancy of winter and this increased activity can cause our body to run down.  This fatigue can lead to accidents and injuries.

Honor your body’s circadian rhythm.  Help your body transition into the new season of greater light and more movement with a nurturing and restorative massage.

Massage also provides physical alignment with the psychological changes that occur with daylight saving time.

You deserve the relief a massage brings!

Enjoy your extra hour of daylight!”

-Heidi Oakley


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How The Estheticians Do It: Skin Affected by Autoimmune Disorders


For Skin Effected by Autoimmune Disorders 
by Kimberly Murray

Today I’d like to share some tips on caring for skin that is sensitized by autoimmune disease. I have the inside scoop because I’ve been an esthetician for a decade and I have an autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis. It is a chronic connective tissue disease that causes muscle pain and fatigue as well as extreme sun sensitivity, dryness, rashes, discoloration and inflammation of the skin. Luckily with help from my doctors and my experience as a skin care professional I’ve been able to manage the disease and its effects.

After researching the causes of autoimmune diseases, I discovered that there are over 80 of them. Some may impact the skin indirectly due to medications used for treatment, others may cause mild issues with the skin such as slight dryness, while some specifically attack the skin. Some of those diseases include dermatomyositis; scleroderma, lupus erythematosus and vitiligo just to name a few.

While autoimmune disorders may differ in what organs or body parts they impact, the common thread amongst all of them is inflammation. Keeping that in mind I would recommend adopting a lifestyle that promotes an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise to improve your over health.

I’ve found the best approach to skincare is keeping your regimen fairly simple with gentle products that will cleanse nourish and moisturize without causing irritation. Here is what I use:

Cleanse – To cleanse I use BR Lait VIP O2. It’s a gentle milky cleanser that calms rebalances and brightens the skin.

Exfoliation Lotion P50 W is a an amazing gentle exfoliating toner that removes dead skin hydrates calms and reduces inflammation.

Serum – Biosensible Serum I use this to target and reduce sensitivity and soothe my skin.

Eye Cream – Crème Contour des Yeux Biosensible is what I use day and night. It immediately soothes and calm inflammation around my eyes. It also helps to reduce fine lines and dark circles.

Moisturizers – I use two different moisturizers. For day, I use Emulsion Gel Biosensible S.R. due to its light texture and calming effects. For night I use Crème Masque Vernix. I love this because it is a moisturizer and mask in one! It is rich in lipids and proteins that strengthens and moisturizes.

Sun Protection – Sun sensitivity is very common with autoimmune disorders. I recommend daily use of sun protection that contains titanium dioxide because it provides physical protection from the sun and is less irritating. One of my favorite sun care products is Environ Sun Care SPF 25 for face and body. For added protection I wear large brimmed hats in the summer months.

I hope these tips help! Heres to good health and wellness! ????

-Kimberly Murray

kimberly’s regimen

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Our first Facebook Live Session with Biologique Recherche

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Join Danuta on Facebook Live this Friday…


Rescue Spa and Biologique Recherche invite you to their first Facebook Live Session with Danuta. 

Meet us on the 
Biologique Recherche USA Fan Page this 
Friday, March 3rd 1:00 PM (EST). 


Live Q&A with Danuta

Don’t miss this chance to ask all your Skincare Questions!

As a Biologique Recherche Brand Ambassador, Danuta will share her experience with the brand, give a tour of the spa, and exclusively deliver her tips on winter-to-spring skin-care.

Subscribe now to our Live Notifications

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What Is Micellar Water?


What It Is:

It’s not a toner. It’s not a cleansing milk. It’s definitely not a face wash. Micellar Water is a skincare product that removes makeup and cleanses the skin, without the need for rinsing. Micellar waters have been a French pharmacy staple for many years. This well-kept beauty secret is perfect for anyone who wants a gentle but effective makeup removal and/or cleanse.

How To Use:

Simply soak a cotton round with micellar water and sweep it across your entire face, paying special attention to the eye and lip area if you are removing makeup. No need to rinse. Perfect for lazy nights, travel, or to keep in your gym bag!

Micellar Waters:

Perfect for the gym, traveling or in a crunch.

For Stubborn Waterproof Makeup:

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How The Estheticians Do It: Beauty Sleep


beauty sleep ~ by Diana Yerkes

We all are familiar with the #wokeuplikethis selfie trend that took the internet by storm. How do celebrities and people alike look so radiant first thing in the morning? Is it possible? Maybe it’s all photoshop and Instagram filters, but I am here to let you in on a little secret of how to look glowing first thing in the morning.

The way you look in the morning depends on how many zzz’s you got the night before. Most medical professionals recommend 6-8 hours of restful sleep to feel and look great the next morning. While you sleep, your body and skin restores and regenerates, and that is one of the primary reasons to take care of your skin before you get to bed.

That being said, what you do prior to getting to bed is also very important. Here are my evening skin care routine steps:

•    I try  to  cleanse my face as soon as I get home. This assures a good start to my “evening at home” and gives my skin a break from daily make up. I like to use Gounjae Organic Lemon Deep Cleansing to remove my make up, followed by Lait VIP O2 to cleanse my skin. I prefer to use a simple wash cloth as my cleansing tool. 

•    Evening time is when I give my skin as much TLC as I possibly can. I like to concentrate on more thorough P50 1970 application and either do a masque or a booster such as Lotion MC110 N°1. My go-to masque combo is Vivant and VipO2, both by Biologique Recherche. On the days my skin looks tired, I spend about 10 minutes massaging my face with soothing, plumping and hydrating Renewing Pack by Valmont. If you are interested in masquing process, read my post about multi-masking. A lot of my clients are curious how one finds time for a masque treatment. I always say, time is not an excuse, time is what you make of it. I can go around prepping my dinner or doing household chores with the masque on my face still knowing I am working on improving my skin. At the end of the day, multi-tasking is essential for our busy lifestyle and addresses most skins concerns. I strongly encourage you to find the time for the things that are important to you and your health.

•    I am passionate about serums! In my opinion, serums are most important when it comes to taking care of your skin. Depending on the concern, serums can be very versatile. I like to use Biologique Recherche Renovateur 14 and Complexe Royal together and layer Silk Plus over my Dermopurifiante moisturizer as a finishing serum. Now you finally begin to imagine the glow one wakes up to with that combination!

•    A couple of times a week I take time to roll my face with the Environ Roll-Cit. This simple procedure takes about 5 minutes and restores skin tightness, reduces pigmentation, smoothes fine lines while boosting product penetration by about 80%. Just imagine how much more effective your serums and peptide-based products are when you deliver it to the areas that need it most! On the nights I roll, I enjoy using Avance DFP 312 cream mixed with AVST 5 and C-Boost,-all by Environ.

•    Your body is also in need of some TLC. Take a relaxing bubble bath! I love using the Santa Maria Novella body line, Bagnoschiuma Alghe Marine bath foam with seaweed extracts is one of my favorites and after the bath I prefer using  Latte Corpo Melograno – moisturizing and refreshing body milk with a signature Melograno aroma- for soft and supple skin.

Lifestyle suggestion: try to skip a heavy dinner too close to your bedtime and opt out for a light, healthy snack and a cup of calming tea. Give your digestive system a break and wake up less bloated and more energized. Taking a 15 minute walk outside or doing a mild exercise routine can also induce a more restful sleep.

Last but not least, try to disconnect from all of the tech devices at least an hour prior to sleep time. Give your eyes a break from all the bright screens and read your favorite book instead or catch up on all the latest fashions in magazine articles. For those who keep a diary, I enjoy and recommend the Happiness Journal concept for setting intentions or to simply write down your daily thoughts, reflect on the day and plan for a better tomorrow.

I really hope this inspires you to take better care of yourself and your skin at night time! I encourage you to try and give your skin more of the TLC it deserves and carve out time for it. Better off, take on the #iwokeuplikethis trend yourself and watch your skin improve day after day.

Wishing you restful sleep for the skin of your dreams,

Diana Yerkes


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