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Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Loiton P50

Everything you ever needed to know about the Biologique Recherche's Iconic Lotion P50 Exfoliating Toners. Read more to disocver why this amazing skincare product is widely considered one of the "best beauty products in the world"

2023 marked the 50th milestone anniversary of the iconic Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, and the celebration continues into 2024!

Why has Lotion P50 been dubbed “the best beauty product in the world”?

Because it truly transforms skin. We’ve known this fact ever since Paul Labrecque discovered Lotion P50 25-years ago, and it's been a "skincare love affair" ever since that first Biologique Recherche Facial in 1998. Paul Labrecque is proud to be the Original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa in the United States. From the beginning we knew there was something special about this product, and the amazing team behind the brand: Dr Yvan, Josette and Dr. Phillip Allouche. Today, Lotion P50 enjoys cult status among skincare enthusiasts, celebrities, and beauty editors around the world. Lotion P50 is formulated with a unique blend of acids, including lactic acid, salicylic acid, and citric acid. These acids help to exfoliate skin, unclog pores, and improve texture and tone. Dr. Allouche and his Research and Development team have spent decades perfecting the formula, and it remains Biologique Recherche's most popular product. Today,Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is available in 8 different customized formulas for face, hair + scalp and body, perfectly tailored for your unique skin type and condition.

Phenol or No Phenol?

Dr. Allouche’s father started producing the original formula, now called 1970, in the 1970s. While P50 is the tentpole of the brand, the 1970 formula contains phenol, a compound that is no longer used in personal care products in Europe, but is still used in the United States. Phenol is an exfoliant and numbing agent that also has antimicrobial qualities. Devotees of the original formula swear by it. Today, 2 of the 6 Lotion P50s for the face contain phenol: Lotion P50 1970 and Lotion P50V 1970. Those that choose not to use phenol have 4 other Lotion P50 choices that are formulated to address their specific skin type.

What are the different formulas of Lotion P50 Toner for the face?

Lotion P50: Lotion P50 is ideal for Skin Instants© prone to seborrhea and/or keratinization or thick skin. It is a multi-purpose lotion which exfoliates, purifies, cleanses, sanitizes and regenerates the epidermis. This version of P50 contains Sorrel extract that is sebum regulating. This is the strongest exfoliant out of all the Lotion P50s. Lotion P50 V: Lotion P50V is ideal for devitalized and/or lacking tone Skin Instants©. It is vitamin-enriched and gently purifies, tones, smooths, moisturizes and helps maintain an acid pH.

Lotion P50 1970: Lotion P50 1970 is ideal for stronger, thicker Skin Instants©. It is an exfoliating lotion that gently purifies, hydrates, tones, controls sebum and balances the skin, visibly improving many common skin conditions including white-heads, blackheads and symptoms of rosacea. This P50 has weak acid and strong base meant to rebalance the skin when it is sick or in this case has a lot of acne. It contains phenol which is an antibacterial and numbing agent. People that suffer from a breakout or acne can utilize this formula to ease any pain and kill the bacteria in a matter of hours.

Lotion P50 V 1970: Lotion P50V 1970 is ideal for mature and dehydrated Skin Instants©. It is the vitamin-enriched exfoliating lotion version of Lotion P50 1970. This particular formula also has phenol to kill bacteria and it is vitamin enriched for those that have mature and dehydrated skin. It also prevents and treats ingrown hairs, making it ideal for pre- and post-shaving care.

Lotion P50 W: Lotion P50 W is idea for thin and/or sensitive Skin Instants©. Lotion P50 W is a multi-purpose exfoliating lotion which gently purifies, soothes, moisturizes and rebalances the pH of the epidermis. W stands for "weak" or "washable." This formula is meant for sensitive skin or first-time P50 users, and contains Arnica extract which is for soothing and for a more gentle exfoliation feeling.

Lotion P50 PIGM 400: Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is ideal for uneven and dull Skin Instants©. It is an exfoliating and lightening lotion which gently purifies and helps regulate melanin synthesis, to restore luminous skin as well as a uniform and clearer complexion. It contains Dulse Extract which is derived from seaweed and gives an anti-dark spot action platform. This is the lightest exfoliant out of all the P50s.

Which Lotion P50 is formulated for use on the body?

Lotion P50 Corps. Lotion P50 Corps features the “P50” core formula with a reinforced exfoliating action, linked to the specific thickness of the body’s epidermis, as well as toning active ingredients that eliminate spaces, purify the epidermis and leave skin cleansed and rebalanced. Lotion P50 Corps is ideal for all body Skin Instants©.

Which Lotion P50 is formulated for the hair and scalp?

Lotion P50 Capillaire. Lotion P50 Capillaire contains the core “P50” formula as well as active ingredients specifically suited to the scalp that will help reduce irritation and scales and control sebum secretion to cleanse and rebalance the scalp. Lotion P50 Capillaire is ideal for seborrhic Scalp Instants©.

Where can I purchase Biologique Recherche Lotion P50?

To Shop for Lotion P50 as well as the full Biologique Recherche skin, hair and body collections, visit All Orders enjoy Fast Free Shipping plus Free Generous Samples. Every Order, Every Day. No Minimum Purchase required. Free Upgraded Expedited Shipping plus Free DOUBLE Samples with All Orders of $250 or more. Paul Labrecque ships all over the USA to every state.

Where can I get more information, advice, tips and product recommendations on the full range of Biologique Recherche products?

Paul Labrecque Salon & Skincare Spa is the Original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa in the U.S. We offer personalized one-on-one skincare consultations and in-spa treatments in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida. We also offer Live Virtual Skincare Consultations via Zoom or Facetime. Schedule your Personalized Skin Instant Skin Analysis and Consultation to customize your skincare routine for your unique skin type.

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All Orders Fast Free Shipping Plus Free Generous Samples. Every Order. Every Day. No Minimum Purchase required. Free Upgraded Expedited Shipping Plus Free DOUBLE Samples With All Orders of $250 or more.

Paul Labrecque NYC is the Original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa with 22 Years of trusted product knowledge and facial treatment experience. Schedule your Personalized Skin Instant Skin Analysis and Consultation to customize your at home skincare routine for your unique skin type.

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