The cult favorite and skincare-obsessed beauty enthusiasts' go-to face masque is back in stock in the USA. The wait is over. Even better? We're offering free shipping on all orders because the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant is back and available for same day delivery in NYC. Beauty editors and celebrities swear by the amazing results this award-winning face mask delivers. "It makes you feel so clean; it's like my pores have been excavated," says Mandy Moore of her favorite face masque.
The Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant is a balancing mask that purifies, brightens, tones, and helps to control sebum. It is a powerful deep cleansing mask for all skin types. It is well suited for sensitive skin and is especially recommended for seborrheic and acne prone skin. This detoxifying mask works to minimize and shrink the size of pores with regular usage. Masque Vivant is an effective face masque that helps even out skin tone, tighten skin, and prevent wrinkles. This beautifully formulated masque contains high concentrations of active botanical ingredients including yeast extract, lactic acid, cucumber extract, St. John's wort extract, and witch hazel.
A quick tip for oily skin types is to mix Masque Vivant with a pinch of baking soda to help unclog pores and lift away excess oils and impurities. The masque itself is thick and super emollient so it becomes foamy, light, and frothy when mixed with the baking soda. Apply all over face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. For dry or sensitive skin types, combine with Masque VIP 02 to soothe skin and provide extra hydration.
Directions for use: Apply day and night after cleansing and use of Lotion P50. Leave on for 10 minutes. When dry, remove with cold water. Avoid the sensitive under eye area. After rinsing Masque Vivant, you can follow up with Lotion P50 application, serums, and face creams.
Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa is the original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa with more than 20 years of trusted product knowledge and facial treatment experience. We were awarded "Best Biologique Recherche Facial" by Gotham Magazine and Allure Magazine. Visit us for your free one-on-one skin analysis and consultation. Shop the full collection of Biologique Recherche face, hair and body products in our online store and enjoy always free same-day shipping and deluxe samples with every order.
Are you concerned with dark spots or discoloration of the skin? Darkening or discoloration of the skin is called hyperpigmentation, a skin condition usually caused by higher than normal levels of melanin. The three main types of hyperpigmentation are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sun damage. As we get older, age spots and sun spots tend to be more visible on hands, face, and décolleté. There are many causes of hyperpigmentation, including sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, like those related to acne vulgaris. Because hyperpigmentation is related to melanin production, people with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially in conjunction with excess sun exposure. An excess production of melanin can cause many forms of hyperpigmentation. Some of the causes we can control, others not so much. The good news is, if treated properly with the correct topical anti-aging skin care products, you can minimize and often eliminate those pesky dark spots for a more even-toned complexion.
The proper skincare regimen is key to maintaining healthy looking skin and minimizing hyperpigmentation. The Biologique Recherche PIGM Skincare Collection was developed and specifically formulated to address age spots and hyper-pigmentation. As with all Biologique skin care products, you can trust that the PIGM Skincare Collection has been crafted with the best ingredients to provide what your skin craves.
The Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is an all in one toner and exfoliator that will help balance skin's pH while regulating melanin synthesis and enhancing the renewal of the epidermis. This is a complete solution to help lighten dark spots while working to brighten and even out skin tone for a more radiant complexion. Highly active ingredients like palmaria palmata extract, meadowsweet extract, fruit flavonoids, and wasabi extract all work together to minimize hyperpigmentation.
The sooner you treat hyperpigmentation, the faster it will fade, so the regular use of skin-brightening and lightening products can make a huge difference. The Biologique Recherche PIGM 400 Skincare collection delivers excellent results. Each of the products in Biologique's skin care line is cold formulated with a high level of active botanical ingredients. Alpha hydroxy acids, Australian finger lime extract, palmaria palmata extract, meadowsweet extract, fruit flavonoids, wasabi extract, vitamin B3, and AHA all help to minimize melanin production and reverse sun damage by encouraging cell turnover.
After cleansing with Biologique Recherche Lait VIP 02 and your Lotion P50 toner, application the Biologique Recherche Masque PIGM 400 will work to unify and illuminate the complexion while preventing the look of dark spots. This new innovative skincare technology from the Biologique skin care team is an extremely thin, softer than silk and cooler than linen peel-off face mask. The almost transparent mask's smooth fiber perfectly adapts to the face’s shape and feels soft and supple against the skin. The anti-melanogenesis mask contains high concentrations of red algae extract, pea extract, caviar lime extract, and vitamin C to boost radiance and brighten the complexion. It’s super absorbent technology is able to trap the active botanical ingredients for optimal concentration and absorption into the skin.
If your skin is prone to hyperpigmentation you can take steps to minimize future damage. First of all, you should protect yourself against things that can trigger hyperpigmentation. Always use acne medications to fight off breakouts and don't forget the bug spray to prevent bites; in addition, be sure to treat acne and bug bites as soon as possible. Finally, the importance of sun protection can't be stressed enough. Exposure to UV rays sends your pigment levels into overdrive, turning dark spots darker. You must wear sunblock daily on exposed areas. Sunblock is not just for the beach.; sunscreen is a must especially in harsh climates and city environments if you want to minimize and prevent hyperpigmentation.
The Biologique Recherche Serum PIGM 400 will brighten your complexion and correct dark pigmented spots. This facial serum's unique formula is boosted with lightening agents that provide a super effective response to inhibit melanin synthesis. In addition, its anti-free radical agents protect skin and help to slow down the skin’s aging process.
Following your facial serum application, it is important to protect and replenish the skin's moisture. The Biologique Recherche Crème PIGM 400 is an excellent face cream that will work to lighten and protect the skin while preventing the development of pigment spots. Regular use along with the highly active botanical ingredients will reduce pigment imperfections and stop the appearance of new dark spots.
Your hands are very prone to dark spots and can often show the signs of aging. The Biologique Recherche Emulsion Mains PIGM 400 hand cream repairs damaged, pigmented, and dehydrated hands. This emulsion is rich in active botanical ingredients meant to reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks while providing a genuine protective barrier against the sun and other environmental factors.
Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa is the Original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa with more than 20 years of trusted product knowledge and service experience. We have been awarded "NYC Upper East Side's Premier Facial - Biologique Recherche Bio-Sculpt Lift & Firm Facial at Paul Labrecque" by Gotham Magazine and "Best of Beauty - Advanced Skincare Day Spa Facial" by Allure Magazine because of our commitment to excellence in skin and hair care.
All our facial treatments exclusively utilize performance-based based Biologique Recherche skincare product line for face, body, and hair. The Biologique Recherche anti-age management skincare program is formulated with highly active botanical ingredients that deliver immediate and visible results. Each facial is customized to your individualized skin type and condition. All Paul Labrecque skincare specialists are professionally trained and fully licensed in the state of New York. Shop online for the full array of Biologique Recherche PIGM products or visit us to work with a skincare specialist to create the right skincare regimen for your skin's needs.
Every imaginable ingredient from silicone to argan oil and even coconut oil has been bottled up and marketed as the "hero" for resurrecting damaged hair. But despite all the chemical compounds and botanical ingredients that tend to surface for hair strengthener products, could something as natural and sustainable as lemongrass be the holy grail for healthy hair?
Harnessing the oil as the star ingredient in his Lemongrass Hair and Scalp Treatment ($58), celebrity stylist Paul Labrecque thinks the naturally derived ingredient is stellar as a hair restorer and hair strengthener. “Lemongrass oil is ideal to use during spring and summer. Not only is the scent beautiful, but the oil also gets deep into the cuticle for thicker, less frizzy strands,” he says. An under-the-radar hair helper, lemongrass not only acts as a smoothing agent, but it’s also believed to strengthen hair follicles to help prevent hair loss. “Plus, when you steam the oil into the hair (steam towels can be used), everything is absorbed better into the hair. And a cold rinse helps lock in the moisture so results can be seen and felt for weeks,” says Labrecque.
Paul Labrecque’s Premium Hair Collection Repair Treatment (there’s also an in-salon treatment of the DIY version that he offers at his New York, Philadelphia, and Palm Beach salons) harnesses the power of this do-good hair restorer oil. This five week system will help restore luster and vitality and pep up over-processed strands. If you're looking for a naturally-powered hair restorer, see how this lemongrass oil hair treatment can help.
Biologique Recherche VIP 02 "Anti-Pollution" Skincare Collection. Harsh climates and urban city environments with heavy pollution can wreak havoc on your skin. City pollution can have severe consequences for your skin’s overall health and condition. The daily attack of these environmental elements will disturb the skin’s balance and, ultimately, its overall appearance. It is critical to understand and address these issues to maintain your best skin ever.
Although you may have no choice in the environmental effects and pollution where you live and work, there is hope to help protect your skin from premature aging. The cumulative effects of a properly prescribed skincare protectant program can make all the difference in the world. Acne, pre-mature aging, and dehydration are all common symptoms of exposure to city pollution on a daily basis. The results typically present themselves with redness, a dull complexion, dry skin, eczema, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. The Biologique Recherche VIP 02 Anti-Pollution Skincare System was specifically formulated to address all of these concerns. This Biologique skin care and hair care system works on three levels to purify, detoxify, and protect the skin.
The first step is to purify the skin and cleanse away the polluting particles. The objective here is to eliminate polluting particles, which are often smaller than your pore size, making it easier for them to get trapped and affect your skin. Step one in the Biologique skin care system is a deep cleanse to eliminate any accumulation of pollutants, dirt, debris, oils, and dead skin cells on the epidermis. The recommended cleanser for this step is the Biologique Recherche Lait VIP 02 Face Cleanser. The same attention should be given to your hair and scalp as most of these same issues apply. The Shampoo Traitant VIP 02 is an excellent choice to gently cleanse the hair follicle and purify the scalp. This shampoo works on the same concept as the VIP 02 face cleanser. Purifying and balancing the scalp is one of the most important factors in growing healthy, shiny hair. This should not be forgotten or ignored.
The second step in this anti-pollution system is to detoxify the skin by neutralizing the pollution. The objective is to capture the polluting agents in the skin and neutralize them to limit their access to the skin and the long-term harmful effects they can have on the skin. The detoxifying active botanical ingredients help to repair the skin, eliminate cell waste, and replenish vital proteins and lipids back to the skin. After cleansing the skin, you can begin the detoxification phase with a masque followed by a face and eye cream. The Biologique Recherche Masque VIP 02 soothes and revitalizes stressed skin by replenishing moisture and stimulating cell growth. Follow with the Crème VIP 02 Face Cream and the Contour Des Yeux VIP 02 Eye Cream. Both will brighten dull skin complexions, tone, moisturize, and naturally protect the skin’s epidermis against harsh environmental agents.
The third and final step with the system is to protect the skin with an anti-pollution shield. The objective is to limit polluting sediments on the skin’s surface and to form a protective barrier for the skin to block polluting agents' penetration of the epidermis. Use and application of The Biologique Recherche Fluid VIP 02 Finishing Serum after applying your face and eye cream will stimulate the epidermis, replenish moisture, and trap oxygen at the surface of the skin to protect skin throughout the day. The result is a brighter complexion, smoother skin, and a visibly more radiant glow.
Building better skin day by day is the philosophy at the Paul Labrecque Skincare Spa. Paul Labrecque is the original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa in New York with more than 20 years of trusted knowledge and product experience. Call 212-988-7816 for your free one-on-one customized skincare consult and analysis. Shop the full Biologique Recherche skin, hair and body collections at www.paullabrecque.com.
Glamour Magazine just awarded this super serum the "All Time Best Natural Beauty Product"! Our staff and customers at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa all agree. It is not every day a beauty product like this comes along with so many raves reviews and glowing endorsements. This serum is special.
Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum was created and formulated by winery owner and entrepreneur April Gargiulo. Her passion to formulate an all-natural serum was born out of the desire to have the finest quality, multi-correctional serum that was also toxin-free. Disappointed with all-natural products that ceded results for a smell-good formula or weren’t, in fact, “all-natural,” April used her years of fine wine making principles of quality and refinement to create Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum.
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a multi-correctional phytoactive treatment for the face formulated to deliver the most powerful skin beautifying nutrition. Active Botanical Serum is 100 percent natural and formulated without added sulphates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, or SLSs. The quality results of this serum make it a must-have, which is why the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa has incorporated it into our services and product line.
The heart of the Active Botanical Serum is the signature Phyto Radiance Infusion, a time-honored combination of the world’s most nutrient-dense whole plants like nettle, dandelion and alfalfa. Phyto Radiance Infusion teems with skin brightening and balancing phytonutrients and skin firming phytoceramides. These powerful active botanical ingredients work deep in the dermal layers to reveal more radiant and healthy skin.
Vintner's Daughter starts with the world’s most nutrient dense, organic, whole plants and honors them through a methodical formulation process that extracts their full spectrum of activity and nutrition. Combined the serum provides multiple benefits for glowing radiant skin.
Alpha and beta-carotene, carotenoids, lutein, lycopene, flavonoids and the mineral selenium are powerful skin defenders and free-radical fighting agents protecting the skin from environmental stress while improving cellular function.
Ultra critical vitamins A, D, E, K are known to build collagen, smooth, brighten, repair, heal and protect the skin from aging.
Iron, magnesium, silica, sulfur, calcium, copper, potassium and zinc strengthen the skin while allowing vitamins, phytonutrients, fatty acids and antioxidants to penetrate the skin more effectively.
These plant-based skin-restoring nutrients help heal and soothe photodamage, inflammation and oxidative stress to reduce the signs of aging.
Fatty acids, including omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9, hydrate, soothe, help to retain collagen and strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
The benefits for your skin are unlike any other. Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum restores balance and natural radiance; fights the signs of aging and stimulates cellular turnover; increases skin elasticity, clarity and tightens pores; reduces inflammation and redness; brightens, smooths and repairs the skin's barrier; protects against free-radical damage; And is suitable to treat acne-prone skin types.
It comes as no surprise Glamour Magazine awarded Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum "All Time Best Natural Beauty Product" for their 2018 Best of Beauty awards.
Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa is one New York's most well respected and popular spas for facials, advanced aesthetics, hair removal and body treatments. Ask our skincare specialists for more information on incorporating the Active Botanical Serum into your skincare regimen for best results. The Paul Labrecque Signature Apothecary has curated a collection of the best luxury skincare, hair care and beauty products from around the world. Shop the full collection of Biologique Recherche, Lotion P50, La Mer, Cle de Peau Beaute, Dr Gross Skincare, Environ Skincare and more.
Winter temperatures and winds often dry out and dull the skin. As spring arrives, your skin will experiences changes as the climate shifts, and those changes can wreak havoc with even the best skincare routine. Help your skin weather the transition with ease and prepare for the warmer, sunny days ahead. Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa offers our top choices to help your skin recover from the harsh winter winds and embrace the coming spring.
This vitamin-riche toner spray from Biologique Recherche provides a boost of skin-nourishing ingredients to provide the spring refreshing your skin craves. The high concentrations of vitamins A and C, which are derived from natural sources including kiwi and orange extracts, helps hydrate and oxygenate your skin while stimulating and toning. Shop now.
Who doesn’t want a facial every day? New York Magazine calls Lotion P50 V 1970 a facial in a bottle, so what better to your skin transition from winter to spring with ease? Lotion P50 V 1970 is an all-in-one toner, balancer, and lotion that provides gentle exfoliation. It is rich in vitamins and gentle enough even for sensitive skin. Provide your skin with the help it needs balancing; shop now.
Give your skin the fresh glow of spring with this oxygenating, hydrating mask. Active ingredients include marine collage, marine elastin, essential fatty acids, vitamin C, and Biologique Recherche’s exclusive skin care complex to help remove impurities and revitalize your skin. Fight the effects of pollution and the drying effects of seasonal change with Masque VIP O2. Shop now.
The outer layer of your skin, the epidermis, helps protect you from myriad environmental damages. Give your epidermis a protective boost with the revitalizing and energizing Serum Oligo Proteines Marines. Natural ingredients feature marine algae peptides to boost and protect winter-dulled skin. Shop now.
The cold winter air can dry your skin and leave it looking dull. Restore a healthy glow with Gel ADN Silkgen. This product creates a thin but breathable protective layer over your skin’s surface. Botanical DNA and silk extract help hydrate and revitalize to fight off the dull skin of winter. Shop now.
As spring returns, we enjoy longer days, which means increasing sun exposure. Bask in the return of the sun while protecting your skin. Biologique Recherche’s UV Preparation helps protect your skin against the damaging effects of UV rays and free radicals, and even helps prevent the appearance of pigmented spots while promoting tanning. UV Preparation is the perfect product to help you ring in spring. Shop now.
Warmer spring weather means shedding all of those heavy winter layers. Transitioning to spring can affect all of your skin, not just your face, so give your skin a boost as you emerge from months of coats and sweaters. Gommage P50 Corps cleans out impurities, exfoliates, tones, and prepares your skin for additional treatments while stimulating natural cellular renewal. Shop now.
Refresh and relax while giving your body a boost. Huiles Essentielles Pures is a great way to provide added benefits to your bath. A few drops added to your bath water stimulates the microcirculation that naturally occurs within your body to help eliminate toxins, fat, and excess water. This stimulating, rebalancing is a great way to usher in spring; shop now.
As we move further into spring, more skin will be on display. Give your skin a firming boost with Biologique Recherche Lipogen AC. This product helps visibly improve the appearance of cellulite and pits by working to tone and firm skin. The highly concentrated active ingredients activate drainage and circulation to further help smooth and tone skin, making this a wonderful product to carry you through to summer. Shop now.
Soothe stretch marks and help them heal even as they form. Biologique Recherche Crème R-Stria works to smooth and refine your skin’s texture while toning and firming. Further, it works to stimulate dermal reconstruction to help your skin repair itself, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and help prevent stretch marks from forming. Shop now.
With the benefits provided by these Biologique Recherche products, you can find the best benefits of the changing seasons. Get yours in our online shop or visit the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa.
Whether it’s because of over-processing or the drying winter winds, no one enjoys the feeling of dry, frizzy hair. But, if you’re a redhead — by birthright or by choice — those frizzy hair woes may be worse than the average brunette or blonde ever experiences. If this is a struggle you experience, not to worry. Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti of How To Be A Redhead, both natural redheads, visited the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in New York City for some frizz help. Their experience speaks for itself.
Whether yours is a fiery red or a sweet strawberry blonde, red hues are some of the most appealing and beautiful shades for hair. The problem, as we mentioned above, is the frizz. The dye process needed to take your hair to red can often be more harsh than going either brown or blonde. The result may be a bright, bold red, but it’s probably also going to leave you with locks that need a lot of additional love to ease the frizz that comes from all the processing.
Even more interesting (though probably pretty annoying) is how natural red hair grows. Natural redheads have hair that is more coarse and frizzy. In addition, individual strands are thicker than those of brunettes or blondes, which makes up for the fact that redheads often have less hair. The overall result is that it means natural redheads are more susceptible to frizz issues than other hair types. It can also mean an ongoing struggle to fight the frizz without straightening away your beautiful curls.
In order to find a more lasting way to smooth out frizzy red hair without losing their natural curl, the Vendetti sisters visited the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa for some redhead tailored hair care. In 2004, the salon was named the best salon for redheads by New York Magazine and continues to be at the fore of redhead-friendly treatments. Paul’s recommendation for ditching the frizz and enhancing those natural curls? A keratin hair straightening treatment. At first glance, we understand if you did a double-take. A straightening treatment for redheads who don’t want to lose their curls? Yes! Just bear with us.
The idea behind keratin treatments is to condition and reconstruct each strand of hair and leave it sleek, smooth, soft, and shiny. While the treatment does involve straightening your hair initially, it won’t stay that way — only the hair smoothing results will. The duo recorded a video of the process, complete with before and after images, to show you the effects of the Paul Labrecque Salon keratin straightening treatment. The video explains how the treatment works, and shows Paul going through segment by segment to ensure every strand gets sufficient attention. After a keratin treatment, it’s advised you leave your hair alone for two to four days to allow the treatment to really take root. Once the initial few days have passed, you can wash, dry, and style as usual, though you’ll want to avoid salt water and shampoos with sodium laureth sulfate as both can remove the keratin more quickly. Be sure to watch the end of the video because both sisters show off their freshly washed, product-free hair. Even while damp, the difference is clear that the keratin treatment provided lasting de-frizzing without inhibiting curl.
Fortunately, keratin hair straightening treatments aren’t restricted to those with red hair, natural or otherwise. If you’re looking for a way to tame your frizz in an enduring way, contact the team at the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in New York City to schedule your keratin treatment!