Biologique Recherche Fall Essentials with Danuta

Biologique Recherche Fall Essentials with Danuta

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Fall is the perfect time of year to focus on repairing post Summer sun damage, evening out the skin tone, and boosting hydration.  Just as our wardrobe changes for the season our skin care regimen should as well.  This means layering the appropriate serums, reaching for a richer moisturizer, and finding the time to mask.

  1. Cleanse. I spend my time between two of my favorite cities, Philadelphia and NYC, so Biologique Recherche’s Lait VIP O2 is a must-have as it has a special antipollution complex. This milky cleanser is great for all skin types. Hydrates the skin and brightens the complexion.
  2. Tone.  At the moment I am alternating between Lotion P50 1970 (day) and Lotion P50 Pigm 400 (night).
  3. Mask. I love Masque Creme Biofixine because it is supremely hydrating and smoothing. It’s even incredible to treat the signs of aging around the eye area. Perfect for anyone 40+.  For those under the age of 40, I highly recommend Bio Magic Mask. It has great lifting and pore tightening effects.
  4. Quintessential Serums.  For those 40+ I recommend Amniotque E. and Colustrum.
    For those under 40 I recommend Serum Dermopore and Extraits Tissulaires.
  5. Moisturize. Creme MSR-H is incredibly nourishing and provides phyto hormones from wild yam and soy extract which makes it the go-to cream for women 40+.  For those under 40 I recommend Emulsion Originelle Regenerante.
    **Night Treatments. Swap your usual night cream for Creme Aux Acides des Fruits for one month, every other month. This is a wonderful way to repair post summer sun damage and reset the skin.  You can also try Serum Matriciel Visage + Creme Pigm 400 instead to simultaneously lift and brighten the skin.
  6. Finishing Serum(s) can be applied before or after your moisturizer. Serum Fluide VIP O2 is great for all skin types and ages.  If you want to switch it up or add another layer to really seal in the hydration look to Le Grand (40+) or Silk Plus (under 40).
  7. Don’t forget to wear a broad spectrum SPF during the day, even in the Fall!
  8. If you are in NYC you can schedule a Biologique Recherche treatment such as Le Lift or Le Remodeling Face directly with me or any one of our talented estheticians. Rescue Spa offers the same treatments one would receive at the world famous Ambassade de la Beauté on the Champs-Élysées in Paris! ????????
Skin needs to breathe…to eliminate the dead cells which clog pores and slow down oxygen exchange, this treatment is an efficient cocktail of micro-crystalline algae, silk extracts and natural amino acid. The active products are combined with modulating techniques and massage into a purifying ritual that redefines facial contours and firms the oval of the face. Your skin is luminous, firm and toned. Le Lift treatment gives an instant lifting effect.  (60 min) $200
 
 
Wider-looking eyes, more prominent cheekbones, softer wrinkles, a better defined facial contour…Remodeling Face®. Machine can perform all this magic for you. This machine uses state-of- the-art bio-electrotherapy for tailored beauty treatments. Remodeling Face®. Machine combines four types of electric currents: Galvanic current which improves the absorption of the active ingredients, low and medium frequency current which re-shapes and tones, Athermic pulsed high frequency current which revitalizes the epidermis. Electroporation, a high-frequency impulse current to make the upper layer of the epidermis permeable and help the active ingredients migrate into the cells. These four currents can be used either separately or in combination offering a wide range of personalized treatments for each “Skin Instant®”. Precise adjustment of the parameters enables the remodeling process to be activated in both the skin and the muscles. Remodeling Face® Machine and Biologique Recherche’s exclusive skin- care products are complementary and improve one another’s performance for both body and face care treatment. (60min) — $200, (90min) — $300

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

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“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.

NEW at RESCUE: Lotion P50 PIGM 400

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Like a Facial in a Bottle!
Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is an exfoliating and brightening lotion that is ideal for dull complexions with hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

“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

It enhances epidermal renewal and helps regulate melanin synthesis while respecting and protecting the skin. This is a complete solution that helps to recover a luminous and radiant skin with an even and lightened complexion. Removes dead cells and impurities on a daily basis. Enhances epidermal renewal. Lightens the skin, reduces the size of pigmentation marks and prevents them from appearing. Inhibits melanin synthesis. Improves the strength and quality of the epidermis. Unifies and brightens the complexion. Balances pH on the skin’s surface. Improves the efficacity of the other Biologique Recherche products used after it.

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).

  • PARABEN FREE
  • Size:  (Travel) 1.07 oz / 5.1 oz. / 8.5 oz.
  • Featured in NY Times and Huffington Post
  • We recommend P50 while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you wish to continue using P50 1970 while pregnant or breastfeeding.