Biologique Recherche is one of those product lines you want to have in your skincare toolkit, especially when winter hits. Here at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa in NYC, we are all-too-familiar with the cold winter weather that dries up skin and makes looking and feeling healthy and beautiful a challenge. The winter weather puts skin through a bootcamp of sorts, pushing it to its limits to see just how far it can go without breaking. It makes skin dry, cold, flaky, weak, damaged, and achey. The good news is Biologique Recherche contains products to help you combat these nasty winter symptoms, including the always-trusted Lotion P50. Follow our guide to see which products can help you through these chilly winter months, leaving your skin fresh and revitalized like the first day of summer!
This guide certainly helps make winter seem a little brighter! Now, let’s learn a bit more about the featured products in our Winter Skincare Toolkit.
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With the incredible advancements in modern science and technology, people are able to finely create facial creams, toners, lotions, and other products to specifically target and help problem areas or unique aspects of different skin types. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is one such product that isn’t made for a one-type-fits-all, which is a gratifying benefit of using this product line - and one that makes it a favorite of the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. Common skin types are dry, oily, sensitive, normal, or a combination. Many people have somewhat of a combination, but you can use these common characteristics to narrow down what type of skin you get to call your own.
Not only is it a good thing to keep in the back of your mind, but knowing your skin type can help you have a better skin care experience. Since people are able to tailor products for different types, you can use this information to your health and wellness advantage.
A person’s skin may be dry because the pores are nearly invisible. Pores are what help our skin breathe and stay healthy. Other signs of dry skin include a rough and tough exterior, redness, stiff and less elastic, and visible lines. Moreover, dry skin easily cracks and peels. It is most likely itchy a lot of the time, and it can easily become irritated or inflamed. Dry skin is common on hands, arms, and legs, but it is also frequent on the face.
In contrast to dry skin, oily skin is commonly caused because of enlarged pores. The skin exerts so much oil that it feels extremely moist and can look shiny. Levels of oil in the skin can change depending on the time of year and where you live. Oily skin, while commonly shiny, can also have a dull or thick complexion. Frequent blackheads, blemishes, and pimples are also signs of oily skin. Oily skin isn’t usually a lasting skin type; oily skin can arise because of stress, puberty, heat, or other hormonal imbalances.
Sometimes sensitive skin looks like dry skin because of the redness or dryness, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it is dry. Sensitive skin is typically only sensitive to certain products or treatments, and many companies these days make products that aren’t as harsh. If your skin itches, burns, turns red, or gets dry after using a product or doing a certain treatment, you likely have sensitive skin. Pay attention to what may trigger these reactions to try and avoid the discomfort in the future.
How boring it is to have normal skin! Only joking. In general, normal skin is our foundation for determining the other types. Normal pores are barely visible and there are few blemishes. Normal skin seems to glow all day every day and doesn’t need too much additional product or moisturizer.
Do you feel like you don’t fit into one of these groups exactly but rather take bits and pieces from more than one? You’re not alone. This is known as a combination skin type, and it is most likely a combination between dry or normal and oily in some areas. The T-zone is a common oily area. The T-zone is the forehead, nose, and chin. If you frequently have blemishes pop up on your chin, nose, or forehead, but nowhere else on your face, you most likely have a combination skin type.
Shop for a variety of P50 skin care products that match your skin type at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa. It is our specialty to make sure you receive the best products for your goals. Consult with one of our experts if you need more information.
It is finally here. Biologique Recherche is launching a new generation of Lotion P50. The new Lotion P50 PIGM 400 formula has highly active exfoliating properties and reinforced reconditioning that gently works with the natural exfoliation process to create an ideal environment on the surface of the epidermis. These properties help skin develop in a healthy and balanced way. Because of its exfoliating properties and low pH, Lotion P 50 is ideal for reconditioning the epidermis. Lotion P50 PIGM 400 thereby couples the benefits of Lotion P 50 while acting on pigmentation marks and lightening the skin. The result is skin is brightened with a more even skin tone.
Each day, the skin is subject to many external attacks like the sun, pollution, stress, etc. The complexion becomes dull and irregular presenting pigmentation marks and cutaneous imperfections. The face can look more tired and older than it really is.
Controlling the pigmentation process, stimulating exfoliation and cellular renewal helps fight against these manifestations. Exfoliation is a natural phenomenon during which the epidermis rids itself of its dead cells; however, with age, the natural skin renewal process slows down. The natural balance of the skin is altered; dead cells tend to build up in the outer layers of the epidermis and skin renewal takes longer. The result is the skin thickens, the complexion is duller and uneven.
It should be noted that, during youth, the skin renewal cycle lasts 20 to 28 days; with age, it tends to slow down and takes more than 30 days. Boosting exfoliation is a technique commonly practiced in dermatology and cosmetics and involves removing the outer layers of the epidermis. This method is often used in cases of pigmentary disorders: ephelides, lentigines, melasma, postinflammatory pigmentation, liver spots or in the case of surface unevenness: light roughness, actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis. Exfoliation has an action uniquely on the epidermis. The aim is to promote skin re-surfacing by removing dead cells and stimulating cellular renewal. The appearance of pigmentation marks under the influence of many factors can be due to hyper-secretion and poor melanin distribution, in addition to an accumulation of lipofuscin in the upper layers of the epidermis Pigmentation disorders, referred to as hyper-pigmentation, or more commonly known as pigmentation marks, are caused by excess melanin in the skin. Hyper-pigmentation can be caused by a number of factors
The natural phenomenon of hyperpigmentation is mainly caused by sun exposure (63% of brown spots are due to the sun).
The aging process:
Intrinsic cutaneous aging is combined with atony, skin dryness and pigmentary disorders. Melanin density increases and becomes irregular; this is why pigmentation marks appear. The main pigmentary disorder is liver spots, also called “aging spots”, which appear towards age fifty.
Some people are genetically predisposed to pigmentation marks, such as certain ethnic groups whose skin is more yellow, more olive or darker
Some hormonal variations can cause a disruption in melanin synthesis. Therefore, hyperpigmented areas can appear during pregnancy, menopause or with endocrine diseases.
Reactions after taking medication:
In some people, certain medicines or antibiotics (such as tetracycline) can cause the appearance of pigmentation marks. This can also occur after chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments. Generally, spots resulting from these treatments disappear within six months.
For example, topical application of a synthetic perfume followed by sun exposure makes cells hypertoxic and can cause spots to appear. The same effect occurs after using certain essential oil.
The new Biologique Recehrche Lotion P50 PIGM 400 can help address many of these issues. Paul Labrecque is an authorized Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa with more than 20 plus years of experience. Call 212-988-7816, email firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment for your complimentary one-on -one skincare consultation.
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This Black Friday make sure you are well stocked to celebrate the holidays with all your must have skincare, hair care and makeup products. The Paul Labrecque Staff pick their favorite Top 10 Beauty Products to keep you looking your best this holiday party season!
Micheline Reboh, Biologique Recherche Skincare Specialist, recommends stocking up on your Biologique Recherche Lotion P 50. "If you buy nothing else this is the must have skincare product to keep your skin looking bright and fresh with a radiant glow all through the holiday party season." Now available in a new formula specially anti-pigmentation formulated for darker skin tones and skin with dark spots. Biologique Recherche Lotion P 50 PIGM 400 brightens and lightens with all the same exfoliating, toning and purifying benefits of the original formula.
Paul Labrecque knows hair. The Paul Labrecque Volume Finish All Day Holding Mist "will hold your party hair style in place long into the night with a no stick touchable hold. No flakes and a fresh scent make it the perfect styling product for the holidays." Protect your color from fading and looking holiday fresh with Paul Labrecque Color Shampoo Preserving Hair Wash. Paul's favorite styling product to control frizz, eliminate fly-aways and leave hair with a mirror like shine is Paul Labrecque's Polish & Seal Droplets. "Every girl's best friend for that perfectly polished hair style. My no stick lightweight formula keeps hair soft to the touch and flake free."
Taymour Hallal, Senior Makeup Artist & Lash Expert, can't live without the Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer. Allure Magazine's # 1 Best Concealer comes in 6 different shades; beige, ivory, ocher, almond, mocha and almond. Use with Cle de Peau's Anti-Wrinkle Eye Balm to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. "This is my top rated 1-2 beauty punch to keep eyes looking fresh and bright the morning after. No worries for all those late night holiday parties!" Bold lips and vibrant reds are the look for holiday. "My favorite is Cle de Peau Velvet Lipstick #311. "The perfect shade of red for the holiday"
Nina Patino, Biologique Recherche Skincare Specialist, loves the Biologique Recherche Creme Grand Millesime as the colder weather begins to approach. "Your skincare should change with the seasons. Creme Grand Millesime is a richer cream for winter to help hydrate, energize and brighten your complexion." One of Nina's favorite new products is the Biologique Recherche Serum Matriciel. "My go to serum to tighten skin and improves elasticity. With 10 highly active ingredients I can feel the effects immediately. Perfect for the holiday party season."
For Your Best Skin Ever check out Biologique Recherche's latest skincare guide to maintain your glow through the fall season. Biologique Recherche's highly active creams, serums masques and Lotion P 50 will keep your skin looking it's best. Open the PDF to learn more about products that help nourish, revitalize, and repair your skin as the dry weather encroaches and the sunshine disappears.
Thanks again to Good Housekeeping for sharing the advice of Paul Labrecque and staff with their readers in 15 Big Beauty Mistakes -- And How to Fix Them. The more good news we can share about living beautifully, the better the world is. And anytime we can help someone STOP doing a terrible “beauty” habit, the world gets even better.
Beauty mistakes sometimes seem unavoidable. That sudden chipped nail after a night on the town (usually after months of meticulous care) can be a spoiler before a meeting the next morning. A looming burn smell after trying six times to get that one pesky curl to straighten can be just as bad. The list can go on and on, but what good does that do us? We’re ready for some solutions!
Check out the entire article on Good Housekeeping to learn the 15 biggest mistakes (link above), and keep reading to learn Paul Labrecque’s expert tips and solutions for a few of the hair mistakes.
Solution: Keep the heat setting on medium, never hold the hot tool in the same place for more than two seconds, and use a heat protectant product.
Solution: Find the brush that is right for your hair. Boar bristle brushes are recommended because they are made from hair, making them more porous and better for the natural scalp oils and nutrients.
Solution: Do not use bleach before or after swimming.