Like a Facial in a Bottle!
” A cult favorite, P50 is a magic potion that does it all. Exfoliates, Hydrates, and Balances the pH of the skin, it’s a prep step before any skincare.” – Danuta Mieloch
We recommend P50 for everyone, even those with super sensitive skin (should use P50V a milder version). P50 “1970” is the most effective and most commonly used formula of P50. If you are still unsure which formula is most suitable for you please contact us so that we may assist you.
What is the connection between PH and good skin?
Epidermal PH is usually acid reflecting the good status of the natural moisturizing factor, and the acid mantle of the skin (anti-microbial shield and chemical protection screen). However, the epidermis PH may vary considerably during the day, suffering from different artifacts. Epidermal surface PH is difficult to monitor and not always the best parameter for assessing the health of epidermis.
What makes the skin tingle when using P50?
When the epidermis is unbalanced, patients feel the acidity of the solution, causing the skin-tingling sensation. Once you reach a balance, this sensation will disappear.
What is the meaning of the name P50?
The P can be used for potion or peeling (the first name of the product was Lotion P1970, then P50, P50V, and P50W were developed).
Sizes: 1.07 oz (Travel) / 5.1 oz. / 8.5 oz.
*We recommend P50 (sans phenol) while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you wish to continue using P50 1970 while pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have any questions, or this is your first time using P50 please feel free to give us a call or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970
P50 is one product I love so much that it makes me nervous to even write about it. Kind of like the time I had to write about my favorite moisturizer and ended up writing a book of a slide, and was told to maybe calm down a bit. P50 is like a toner, and it smells absolutely terrible — like tank-of-gas, “no sex for me, please” terrible. The container is also zero sexy, covered in font last seen on a floppy disk. But everything it lacks in beauty, it transfers to your face.
Beauty editors have referred to it as “Jesus in a bottle,” but I think “Benjamin Button in a bottle” is more accurate. On a vaguely related note, Brad Pitt reportedly uses P50 — and so does a cohort of equally beautiful and famous people. In Korea, P50 is just as hyped up and difficult to find as elsewhere. Only very fancy spas have the privilege to sell it: The new Four Seasons Seoul (opening October 1!) will exclusively carry Biologique Recherche in its spa.
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970, $57, available at Rescue Spa.
As the seasons change, so does my skin care routine. Lait U and P50 1970 every morning and evening. Valmont face scrub followed by Masque Visolastine E. every 4 days and in between, Masque Vivant. Yes, I do something extra for my skin everyday. Both masks can stay on for 10-20 minutes. Masking and exfoliating on the same night is a really wonderful way to give your skin the added punch of active ingredients. That’s why P50 1970 should be used daily. Even that slight exfoliation will increase the efficacy of all of your products. I will continue this probably through October.
And that’s just the beginning. The truth is, after the basic cleanse, exfoliate and tone; hydration, serums and sun protection always baffle clients. In the evening, I think of repairing my skin. Clarifying Surge from Valmont and Intensive Alpha Hydroxy Cream from Environ alternated for this darn sun damage. I always use Valmont Prime Contour or Factor 3 under my eyes at night. During the day, Factor 2. All from Valmont. Day cream is Creme ADN Elastine Marine Collagene Marin and Complex Royal, layered from BR. Now that fall is truly here, I’m going to modify my daily SPF. The Mineral Spray from Dr. Gross is an SPF 50. Normally I would go down to a 30 but because of my sun damage, I will be getting a few photo facials in the coming months.
Check back in November to see what winter has in store for my skin!
Will you take the challenge? What if I told you, you have the power to change your skin drastically in 28 days. Ever wonder how your Rescue esthetician keeps her skin glowing and plump, all year round? If you’re simply just cleansing and moisturizing, and especially if you’re using a moisturizer with an SPF built in, chances are your skin is not showing it’s best self.
Imagine an artist using only two colors of paint on a canvas, how limited they would be, or a chef with only two ingredients, how bland their meals might taste. That same logic applies to the skin. Not unlike the painter who needs to layer colors, we too encourage layering in our Rescue skin care regimens. Lines will become less defined, pores will appear smaller, and you will have a glow that gives the illusion of more youthful skin.
The layering process begins with the cleansing process, milk, foam or gel. A Rescue favorite is the Osmoclean Pure Cleansing Gel by Institut Esthederm. You and your esthetician can decide what’s best, I encourage switching seasonally.
Next, you will want to exfoliate, we recommend the amazing P50 1970 by Biologique Recherche, but there are other great ways to exfoliate. For example, the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads are an excellent alternative. This step will also count as your toner step.
Then, we have serum! Serum is a wonderful way to specifically resolve your skins weak points. Serums supplement your skin much like vitamins supplement your body. We don’t rely on food alone to get everything we need, so we take vitamins, herbs and/or juice. Serum does exactly that! Everyone can benefit from serum, regardless of skin type. There are some serums that are considered “finishing serums”, which means you add them to the end of your routine to seal and protect the skin from the elements. Refer to your Rescue esthetician for guidance on what serums are best for you, and when to use them.
Next we have moisturizer. We highly encourage separating your SPF from your moisturizer. It may seem a bit unorthodox, but the reason is simple… Molecules! Everything has a molecular structure, and SPF’s have a much larger molecular structure, which is part of why they protect us from the sun. They sit topically and shield us from harmful rays, BUT, long term use of this kind of product can cause skin to become clogged, lethargic and even wrinkled from dehydration. You want to feed your skin with a moisturizer that will penetrate deeply, nourish as well as, balance the skin. Using an SPF moisturizer alone will not achieve these results. Mixing your serums and moisturizers together is an amazing way to strengthen your skin, as well as, emulsify your cream for better absorption. Next time you go to moisturize, try a few drops of serum mixed into your cream. Remember to always use an upward stroke when moisturizing or masking. Like yoga or physical therapy, you want to counter stretch those muscles which increases blood flow, firmness and drainage.
The final layer is SPF, of course. Be sure that your block says “broad spectrum” on it. CC, BB or tinted SPF creams are also great, but keep in mind they can have a very low SPF. Depending on the season, you may want to layer with another SPF powder/bronzer, or simply use a sunblock following your non-SPF moisturizer. I encourage all clients to try our Dr. Dennis Gross CC Cream, they just reformulated their product and it’s a great way to even out skin tone, as well as protect.
Feeling overwhelmed yet? Well fear not, Rescue has an amazing staff just waiting to help, and we have lots of options with a variety of price ranges. As an incentive to get started on your 28 day challenge, Rescue is giving 10% off on all serums if you mention this blog! So, pop in and see what serum is best for you and get started on showing your best self! Or shop online at www.shoprescuespa.com and use promo code TIRZAH at checkout!
Esthetician, Tirzah Fowler
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V: Worshipped by locals who facial, this gentle formulation of Rescue’s favorite toner is very, very splurge-worthy. $60 for 5.1 ounces at Shop Rescue Spa, 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia 19102 (215) 772-2766
A: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is the most famous and coveted product in the skincare world. It’s an active exfoliator that has been around for over 30 years. It’s a potent formula that tackles wrinkles, enlarged pores, regulates the sebum, hydrates, and helps skin maintain the correct pH balance. It prevents ingrown hairs, that’s why men love it. The Lotion P50 “1970” version has a high concentration of botanical, marine and biological extracts. It has the highest quality of active ingredients that provide dramatically visible results yet it does contain lactic acid and a miniscule amount of phenol which activates the product. So if you are pregnant or nursing, or going through cancer treatments I would advise to use the regular Lotion P50 (without phenol). As for me I’ve been using Lotion P50 “1970” for 15 years and I cannot imagine going a morning or night without it, because I love the way it makes my skin look. There is nothing else out there that compares!