Product Highlight: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970 is the Stinkiest Product You’ll Never Give Up

There is a reason your favorite aestheticians and celebrities make a big stink about Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Exfoliants. Inserting one of their pungent exfoliants into your routine delivers consistent and glowing results. Since French skincare is known for its reliability, and this brand has been around for a long time, I had to try it for myself. What I discovered is something I already knew. Biologique Recherche has a tendency to linger in some of the most famous routines for a good reason. The results outweigh the scent. Wonderfully fragrant products are not always the best products. Especially if the fragrance ingredient remains a mystery. Biologique Recherche is a luxury skincare brand that has no need for fancy scents, packaging and fuss. It is “the original” cult classic. Instead they rely on clinical results, science, nature and word of mouth reputation. The individual results and places that covet the brand (such as Rescue Spa) speak for themselves. Rescue Spa is also one of the most reliable place to buy the product. You should be warned that this exfoliant should ideally be prescribed to you by a spa-professional.

I came upon this exfoliating miracle through an aunt who lives by a simple skincare routine. There is a lot that could be said about these famous exfoliants. So far I have only had the chance to try Lotion P50 1970, also known as the original formula. While a bit controversial (it contains phenol), I am an adventurous skincare tester. My next bottle will likely be the Lotion P50, minus the phentol.

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970 proves once again that spa beauty, especially one that you get to take home, makes all the difference. It comes with a stinging sensation, something I am used to with peels. From my understanding, the Lotion P50 1970 is highly recommended for older beauty lovers and those living in highly polluted areas. It is the most effective option and I just decided to go all in.

Using the Product: You should know that it is best to consult with an aesthetician or your dermatologist to figure out the best exfoliant for you. You should also know that this is no lotion. It looks more like a toner. When I started using it my boyfriend thought there was an electrical fire, so I recommend alerting those that live with you. My recommendation is to throw out the cotton ball soon after. Leaving it around or in your bathroom garbage will make the scent linger. With that said, once you get used to it, the scent becomes an afterthought. Since this is more than an exfoliator, I would describe it as a toner, peel and exfoliator in one. Try to be gentle with your skin the first few times you use it.

Apply on your clean face and neck, going upwards. Try to avoid the eye area. Then allow it to dry before applying the next product. Some redness and tingling is normal. If you asked me why you should use it I’d say this. Your epidermis (the top layer of our skin) is constantly working on making new skin cells, replacing the old ones. It works hard on our behalf, but you can help speed up the process towards glowing skin with proper and safe exfoliation. Revealing beautiful and smooth skin are not the only benefits. Your makeup and other skincare products will go on a lot more smoothly. The other benefit is that this product is more like a facial in a bottle. If you lack the time, or the funds for frequent facials, Biologique Recherche exfoliants are a close second. There is no fountain of youth, but this product does come close.

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