Over 6 years later in 2018, I settled in Montreal, and found myself yet again reading a thread on Biologique Recherche P50. At that time, I was marketing director of a luxury skincare brand when I met Danuta Mieloch. Perhaps that name might not hold any significance to you, but I had recognized her as a skincare legend.

Danuta is the creator of the storied Rescue Spa in Philadelphia and NYC, for many beauty-lovers she is considered the queen of skincare and moreso, she’s been instrumental in the success of Biologique Recherche P50 range. Though this product was created almost 50 years ago, it met a shocking resurgence of modernity, and today is met with the deepest passion of beauty journalists, influencers, celebrities, it girls and skincare experts. So I ask, what is the secret magic behind this potion-lotion? Danuta informs me: a gentle exfoliation which restores the acidic PH of the skin and results in acheiving a balanced complexion and the glowing skin we are all looking for.

After speaking to Danuta, I was finally ready to take the plunge. Only, now that some years have passed, I am recommended to use the P50 PIGM 400 formula made for seniors. After briefly disappearing to cry, I took the advice and the revered product. Looking at the pearlecent bottle with gold writing, I feel like I’m in a scientific laboratory in the 80s. When I reach the privacy of my home, I put on latex gloves and unscrew the cap ceremoniously as I’ve been informed the product is known for its vinegar-like odor. However, this is not the case for the P50 PIGM 400. On a cotton pad I pour the lotion and then I apply to my face, neck and décolleté. I started by using the product three times a week and gradually work my way up to two daily applications, morning and evening. I notice on my first usage that it renders my skin drier than usual so I make sure to supplement with extra hydration. By my 4th application, my smile lines have faded and at my barre class, I look in the mirror and I have a radiant and glowing complexion.

In the time time come, I notice that after a week, there are no more pimples on the chin. Magic. My skin is much less dry after each use. After a month, my complexion seems perfected and the texture of my skin is smooth and soft. After 50 days, my skin is much more resilient and my complexion is more even. In the end, I reflect on the last six years of hearing about this product, and am completely understanding on what all the hype is about. So why is Biologique Recherche P50 lotion so revered? Simply because this product is very, very effective. And though I met the product with much resistance, I insist, if you try this, you will be converted to the P50 sect in no time.