The 10 Best-Selling Biologique Recherche Products At Rescue Spa (& Yes, P50 Is Included)

LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE BEST-SELLING BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS AT RESCUE SPA. CONSIDERING THE CULT STATUS OF THESE PRODUCTS, YOU’LL WANT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THE TOP SELLERS ASAP.

The brand is also known for being a bit elusive – only a handful of spas in the United States carry Biologique Recherche products, and even less sell the brand online. So, where should you turn to snag these French must-haves? New York City’s Rescue Spa, founded by Danuta Mieloch, an esthetician who was actually trained by Biologique Recherche’s own Dr. Yvan Allouche. Thanks to the five-star spa she’s built into one-stop destination for luxe beauty brands, you can shop the line’s most popular products directly on the Rescue Spa site for the best of French-girl beauty at home.

Among the top sellers are exfoliating lotions, cleansers, masks, and serums, but none are likely to be as well-known as the brand’s Lotion P50. The product has developed a glowing reputation for being like a facial in a bottle that often delivers overnight results. Over 700 Rescue Spa reviewers have rated it five stars, saying the product has changed their skin forever.

The potent chemical treatment includes lactic acid and salicylic acid – as well as onion extract, among other natural ingredients – to rid the skin of dead skin cells and reveal a supple, bright complexion. For an even stronger formula, grab the brand’s Lotion P50 Original “1970”, which is the original (super-potent) version.

It’s not just the cult-favorite lotions that are at the top of Rescue Spa’s Biologique Recherche best sellers list, though – included in the popular products are the brand’s well-loved cleansers, too.

The Lait VIP O2 is a gentle face wash that’s great for those with stressed and tired skin. It gets rid of impurities while calming and protecting the complexion with vitamin E, so skin is left less irritated and rehydrated. Likewise, the Lait U cleanser works to wash away makeup, dirt, and bacteria, without stripping skin of moisture.

And for more luxe, nourishing treatments, look to Biologique Recherche’s top-selling masks and creams, like the Masque VIP O2 and the Creme Dermopurifiante, both aimed at balancing and moisturizing skin. The line also includes several anti-aging products with top ratings, like the splurge-worthy Le Grand Serum, which promises radiant, smooth skin.

Whether you’re in need of a new arsenal of effective, luxe skin care products, or you’re furthering your quest toward emulating French beauty, the goods from Biologique Recherche are a solid place to start (as many, many reviewers have attested to). Shop the top ten products from Rescue Spa’s offerings below, and head to the spa’s site for over 100 more products from the sought after French skincare line.

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Coveteur: This Cult Facialist Gave me Bouncy Marshmallow Skin

 

THIS CULT FACIALIST GAVE ME BOUNCY MARSHMALLOW SKIN

Danuta Mieloch of Rescue Spa has clients like Naomi Campbell and Pat McGrath.

By: Katie Becker
Photography: Alec Kugler

Last year, Rescue Spa opened in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood and has become a new obsession among beauty editors. The owner, Danuta Mieloch, whose facials run around $500, came barreling into the city (her original spa is in Philadelphia) with a talent and sprawling, extremely chic spa like we haven’t seen in a long time. She’s gotten raves from VogueAllureNew York, and Into the Gloss. Clients include Pat McGrathNaomi CampbellAmber VallettaSophia AmorusoEva Chen—and now, naturally, me.

That said, I went in for my first facial at Rescue Spa ready to be a critic. I have a complicated sensitive skin/hormonal acne situation that I’ve found most estheticians aren’t equipped to deal with, and I also find that most facialists have a terrible, bullying, know-it-all-complex about skin care (especially acne) that will drive you to never return. Jane Larkworthy wrote about this phenomenon beautifully.

 

 

But Mieloch is as much a psychic remedy as she is a technical wizard. She listened to my diatribe about all the things I’ve tried, didn’t scold me, asked lots of questions, and suggested solutions that lined up with what I’ve already come to know about my skin. There was no “You’ve got it all wrong, everyone you’ve ever talked to is wrong, I will save you!” speech. Instead, she told me what she has been through herself with her own acne, what she thinks I might like (not must do or I’ll die), and then proceeded with such thorough and meticulous extractions that my face had soft, buttery, marshmallow skin for a month afterward. I haven’t felt anything like that in a long time. I would have been petting my cheeks from dawn to dusk if that wasn’t something that could trigger more acne, and my breakouts went down from one a day to about one a week. Mieloch made a devotee out of me, and the Biologique Recherche-heavy routine she suggested—including, yes, P50—has been working really well (though I plan to give it one more month—remember, I’m a skeptic).

Here are some of the important skin care lessons that Mieloch—who tells me she’s done approximately 10,000 facials in her career!—gave me about skin care:

 

 

GOOD SKIN CARE IS LIKE GOOD FITNESS

“I love everybody’s skin, and every skin has its own positives and some challenges. If it’s acne, it’s usually a person with oilier skin, so they don’t have to battle wrinkles. If it’s super dry skin, dehydrated, then we can moisturize more. There’s always an answer, and you can always improve the skin at any age because skin is a living organ that regenerates itself. If you get a cut, it heals. It might be not an overnight sensation, but if we develop a plan, we’ll make it work. That’s how life works. You go to a personal trainer; it’s not an overnight thing.”

DO THE DOUBLE CLEANSE

“Never go to bed without double cleansing your skin. Most of us wear makeup, sunscreen, or a more occlusive cream during the daytime to protect ourselves from the environment. It stays on your skin, oftentimes it’s waterproof, so you need to break it down. Massage your cleanser in and remove that first, and then use a second cleanse for more of a treatment, where you’re really softening and preparing your skin to receive the next step.”

 

 

TRY MILK CLEANSERS

“I love a milky cleanser across the board, for two reasons: If you’re using an oil cleanser it might soften your skin, however, once you remove the oil, it still leaves that film. Long term, it’s not a good solution. And then, the sudsy and the more foamy cleansers, they might over-strip you.”

TECHNIQUE MATTERS

“Cleansing just using your hands only is not enough. You need to really massage; you really need to use your fingers to get into little crevices. Then it’s best to remove it using a washcloth, this way you’re assisting to removing all the buildup. I like the muslin cloths. Or softer, gentler ones, like a baby cloth.”

 

EAT PROTEIN

“I’m happy how people are really pay attention to nutrition. All of a sudden we heard about bone broth, and that’s the best thing for your skin because it’s packed with protein. Our skin is protein; you want the proper protein and fat content, like avocados, and eating things that are collagen-dense.”

BUT BE CAREFUL WITH DIETS

“Dieting is really harmful for skin. Finding your happy weight, and staying within that is really important, because each time you dramatically diet, your collagen fibers are collapsing. Think about: If you lose so much weight, all of a sudden you have stretch marks, your skin is loose, and so forth. As a young girl, it’s not a problem. But as you get older, collagen fibers are not as elastic; so each time you lose so much weight, it’s almost like losing after pregnancy, it takes time to recuperate.”

UNDERSTAND EXTRACTIONS

“Extractions are controversial because they can also spread bacteria. So you have to be really, really careful. By saying I believe in extractions, it’s only if I do them. [Laughs] I know the consequences of what I’ve done, and I can warn my clients [about the healing process afterward]. When people do them at home they squeeze inward, but you have to stretch out and pop up. You’re going under the skin, and pushing it out. You want to feel that the bottom of the pimple is cleared out. But you have to be trained and have done thousands of facials. If you’re tempted or you have that nagging whitehead that is right there, then only do it after a shower, when skin is totally softened, being so gentle, and really sterilizing. Remembering that extractions need to apply alcohol or something antiseptic afterward, because it’s almost like you are puncturing the skin. You have an opening; it’s like mini surgery.”

 

BR – Fluide VIP O2, MBR Medical Beauty Research – Cream Extraordinary, BR – Lotion P50 1970 Original, Environ- C-Quence Serum 3, BR – Masque Crème Biofixine, BR – Lait U Cleanser


SHE’S IN THE P50 CLUB

“It’s the most magical product I’ve come across. P50 is created to balance the pH of the skin, so it’s a little bit like probiotic for your skin. Our skin constantly struggles to stay at the right pH, which is 5.5. When you’re young, you’re more acidic. That’s why younger people have more breakouts—acne loves that state. As you get older, you’re much more alkaline—dryness, dehydration. If you’re balancing your skin with pH, the skin does not have to spend its energy to balance the pH; it spends energy to heal. It’s like a factory, there’s only so much you can pull out of it. The more healthy environment you create for your skin, the better it is.”

INDEED, ADULT FEMALE ACNE IS ON THE RISE

“I think more and more women battle acne, even in their 30s, adult acne. It’s hard to point where the culprit is. It might be [the] fact that we don’t have children as early, or hormonal imbalances, or things like that. It’s hard to tell, with stress and pollution and all that stuff. I think everybody’s different; everybody has different skin, and it’s best to really seek advice first, really expert advice, and then follow that regime and see how it’s working, observing. Getting in tune with your skin I think is the best.”

SHE TRAINED LIKE A NURSE

“I studied skincare in Poland. It’s a three-year study after high school to be an esthetician. You study like a nurse alongside with doctors and nurses, and then you just kind of take up the front direction in the second year and third year. An esthetician is more like a hygienist for a dentist, so you can do certain things more. You can extract deeper, you can remove skin tags and things like that in Poland because it’s an actual profession. I think it’s going this way here.”