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Mastering The Art of French Skincare with Biologique Recherche Customized Skincare

January 14, 2022 12 min read

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You might already know that the skin is the biggest organ in your body, yet many individuals forget to care for it. Healthy skin makes you look and feel your best. However, the skin is constantly confronted by the sun and environmental toxins. It’s tough to reverse injuries once they are done. That is why maintaining a healthy skincare regimen is crucial. The earlier you begin, the better; nevertheless, it is never too late to develop good practices. 

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How to begin a skincare routine?

The popularity of French skincare has been increasing rapidly over the last few years. France has produced a variety of high-end luxury skincare products customized for every skin issue, concern, and condition. Nobody takes the science of skincare as seriously as the French. 

Fortunately, you can borrow these French skincare techniques, treatments, and science with the Biologique Recherche customized collection of skincare products. You don’t have to travel to France to try these routines as consumers can now get the products in the United States. But before you dive into the practice, you must know a little about skincare and its benefits. 

The first step in properly creating an at-home skincare routine is to analyze your skin. Paul Labrecque Skincare Spa offers In Person and Live Virtual Skincare Consultations to diagnose your unique skin type and any issues you are experiencing. From this analysis, our professionally trained and certified Biologique Recherche Skincare Specialists can expertly create a personalized and customized at-home skincare regime for you. 

It is never too early to begin a focused skincare routine at home, no matter how young you are. You can create a routine best suited for your skin type depending on your lifestyle. An effective skincare therapy includes simple fundamental actions that include cleansing, toning, masking, detoxification, and moisturizing. Cleansing your skin is the key step to help remove oil, grime, and other impurities that can cause many skin issues. Toning the skin will help balance pH, exfoliate and prepare the skin for treatment. Selecting the proper Lotion P50 Toner for your skin type is crucial. The treatment stage is where you can truly customize your routine with facial serums, targeted serums, and a proper moisturizer. This step will help protect and strengthen the epidermis from harmful pollutants and other aggressive environmental factors. 

Even if you’re following a vegan skincare routine, you may integrate numerous products available on the market into your skincare regimen to fit your unique skin needs and requirements. Various products are available for all skin types, including oily, dehydrated, sensitive, reactive, mature/aging, and mixed skin types. Instead of picking and choosing on your own, it is always a good idea to seek the advice of a skincare specialist to assist you in deciding which products will provide the most benefit to your skin. The proper spa treatments and at-home routine can deliver truly exceptional results for your best skin ever. This is where Biologique Recherche and Paul Labrecque Skincare Spa come into play. 

Paul Labrecque New York is the original Biologique Recherche Skincare Spa in the USA with more than 22 years of trusted product knowledge, expertise, and customized facial treatments. Paul Labrecque helped launch the Biologique Recherche Brand in the USA over 20 years ago. 

The Biologique Three-Step Methodology 

Biologique Recherche products are of the most advanced formulations. The product lines are essentially plant-based, bio marine, and biotechnological extracts that have high concentrations of more than 20%. Interestingly, their active ingredients are potent formulations that are cold-pressed and fragrance-free. These products, when used in conjugation with their exclusive in-house treatments, can turn out to be a game-changer to your skincare.  

The custom Biologique Recherche treatment is undoubtedly one of the finest skincare you can give to your skin. They have a highly technical methodology that brings life to your dull skin. Their three-stage method consists of the following steps: 

ASSESSMENT STAGE 

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Skin analysis 

The Biologiques Recherche methodology provides customized skincare treatments unique to each customer's skin type and issues. Here, your skin gets custom care based on its specificity. Before suggesting a treatment, experts undertake a dermo-cosmetic diagnosis to understand your skin.

In the first step, i.e., the assessment stage, the expert will lead to a detailed analysis of your skin through visual analysis and questionnaire. Various analysis tests performed at visual labs provide accurate information to set up a treatment protocol to work precisely for your skin.  

Moreover, they recently launched My beauty DNA to make the assessment process sophisticated than ever.  

THE INITIALIZATION STAGE  

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Not many treatments are as meticulous in preparing the epidermis layer of your skin. The initialization stage of this routine helps with the individualized preparation of this outermost layer of your skin by: 

Preparing and Balancing Epidermis  

  • It includes a thorough cleaning of your skin along with a massage.  
  • Later on, your skin will be treated with the iconic P50 lotion and a face mask.  

THE TREATMENT STAGE  

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Targeting and Treating Specific Issues  

The actives are a great way to enhance skin regeneration capacity. At this stage, your skin is treated with highly concentrated actives to recondition your epidermis and bring miraculous results.  

The best part about the treatment is the actives are conjugated with the Biologique Recherche methodology to help balance and hydrate the epidermis. Hence, the actives bring gradual results, and the complexion becomes radiant from within. 

The skincare steps you are meant to follow may be perplexing; cult classics like Lotion P50 1970Lotion P50V 1970and Masque Vivant offer excellent results. With the three-step methodology by Biologique Recherche, you can get customized luxury skincare formulated after decades of skincare science research and testing. 

What are the essential steps to follow under the Biologique Recherche skincare routine? 

1. Cleanser:

Cleanser

The first step in skincare should be cleansing. It’s critical to remove any contaminants and start with a clean canvas to layer all your products. No matter how luxurious your products are, if you don’t begin with an epidermis that has been adequately prepped (i.e., cleansed), you won’t get the most out of your skincare routine. 

Facial cleansers offer deep moisture and nourishment to the skin, and a revitalizing shine, in addition to eliminating dead skin cells and pollutants. The main advantages of face cleansers are listed below: 

Face-cleansing:

When you have grime on your skin and itching due to pollution, cleaning your face with high-quality products can assist your skin in getting rid of pollutants naturally. 

Prevent skin issues: 

Furthermore, regularly utilizing a face cleanser may help you prevent various skin issues. Building a barrier against hazardous contaminants is one example. Use a face cleanser twice a day, preferably once before bedtime. It may also assist with dark circles, dark patches, scars, and other skin issues. 

Keep your skin hydrated: 

A facial cleanser helps maintain the skin's pH balance by feeding it thoroughly. It adds radiance, smoothness, elasticity, and a youthful appearance to the face. You may accomplish all of this by using a suitable cleanser on your skin. 

Clean up the filth and pollutants:

Dead skin cells cause a variety of skin problems. Impurities may cause harm to the face if not washed and cleaned regularly. A face cleanser will liberate the skin in ways that water alone cannot.

Dead skin cells should be separated: 

Dead skin cells cause uneven and unsightly imperfections on the skin's surface. However, using a gentle face cleanser regularly will help your skin. A facial cleanser removes all layers of dead skin cells by producing a soft barrier on the skin. 

Anti-aging: 

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One of the essential advantages of specific face cleansers is that they may help you minimize the symptoms of aging. A variety of face treatments may aid in the slowing of the aging process.

Biologique Recherche’s three cleaning milk are based on personalized skin type. The cleaning milk from BR is kind to the skin and does not rob it of the vital oils that keep it moisturized and safe. Lait VIP O2 is one of the favorites since it is suited for all skin tones and provides additional oxygenation. The Lait U Cleanser is best suited for normal to oily and acne-prone skin types. The Lait EV cleanser is best suited for dehydrated skin. 

We always recommend a “Double Cleanse” to properly prepare the skin for the treatment stage of products with Lotion P50 Toners, facial serums and face creams. The perfect “Double Cleanse” combines the face cleanser best suited for your skin type, followed  by the Biologique Recherche Eau Micellaire Biosensible soothing Micellaire water for the face. 

Massaging a product appropriate for your skin type will aid blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the skin. As a result, age symptoms like wrinkles and fine lines are visibly reduced. 

2. Use a toner 

Biologique Recherche toner

The well-known Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is the company’s hero product and a cult favorite among beauty editors and savvy skincare enthusiasts. Lotion P50 is an all-in-one facial toner that exfoliates, regulates, and cleanses the skin while preparing it for more intense treatments, making it a crucial stage in the skincare routine. To get the perfect one for your skin type, you must choose from seven different Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 formulations. Contact a specialist if you need assistance choosing which toner composition is best for you. 

Lotion P50 is best suited for normal to oily skin 

Lotion P50 V is best suited for normal to dehydrated skin 

Lotion P50 W is best suited for sensitive and reactive skin 

Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is best suited for skin to address dark spots and hyper-pigmentation 

The original “1970’s” formulas contain phenol, a low-grade antiseptic to help purify the skin. The Lotion P50 1970 and Lotion P50 V 1970 formulas are best suited for mature skin and regular P50 users. They are not recommended for first-time users. 

While using Biologique Recherche custom skincare, always understand your unique skin type to choose the correct formula and most suitable Lotion P50. To use the toner, soak a cotton pad and gently pat it all over your face, collar, and décolleté. You should never massage or rub it into your skin as it can irritate and overstimulate your skin.  

All the Lotions P50 contain a potent combination of AHA, BHA, and PHA exfoliants: lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid, salicylic acid and gluconolactone, to act as a chemical exfoliator. Since P50 toner contains these mild acids, tingling and numbing sensations and minor temporary redness can be expected. The existence of these variables is quite typical and generally passes in minutes. It is recommended to use your Lotion P50 Toner twice daily. Once in the morning and then again in the evening. 

Oxygenating mist:

Eauxygénante

The next step is to spray your face with L' Eauxygénante after Lotion P50 if your skin is susceptible, dry, or irritated. This oxygenating mist soothes, hydrates, and refreshes the skin, making your skincare routine more comfortable. L' Eauxygénante is now available in a travel version, ideal for anyone flying long distances, experiencing climate change, or wanting a burst of freshness throughout the day. 

3. Booster: 

Lotion MC 110 N°1

No skin routine is complete without a booster. Lotion MC 110 N°1 is an excellent product, which is part of many high-end skin treatments. It works on skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles by plumping, firming, and toning the skin. Use it as an additional skincare step following your Lotion P50 application, either twice a week (the recommended approach) or for a duration of 7 to 8 days straight each month. 

4. Mask: 

Masque VIP O2

Biologique Recherche's custom mask collection addresses every skin issue and concern. Whether it’s the best-selling purifying and detoxifying Masque Vivant, the oxygenating Masque VIP O2, the moisturizing Masque Visolastine+, or the tightening clay-based Biomagic Mask, it’s an essential component of your skincare routine. The beauty of Biologique Recherche mask treatments is that they may be used together, mixed, matched, or layered depending on your skin concerns. Mask Vivant is ideal for controlling the T-Zone, Masque VIP O2 beneath the eyes to brighten, Masque Biosensible to soothe sensitive and reactive skin. Combine, layer or spot-treat specific areas of concern, and gently spread all over the face, neckline, and décolleté. 

5. Serum: 

Biologique Recherche offers many different serums to select from; hence you are sure to find the one that suits your skin type, issues, or concerns. 

If that isn’t enough to persuade you, consider the following five significant advantages of using a skin serum in your regular skincare regimen: 

There are fewer breakouts: 

Serums are highly concentrated, and many are water-based rather than oil-based. What exactly does it imply? Water-based lotions and serums soak into the skin quicker, leaving no acne-causing debris behind. Furthermore, skin serums are beneficial for acne-prone skin since their mild formula does not add to an oily face. 

It returns the skin to normal: 

You might have noticed many times that your skin behaves strangely and become very odd out of nowhere. When this happens, you may try to avoid moisturizing for fear of aggravating the situation, but this may do more damage than good. That is correct. Withholding moisture may cause the sebaceous glands to overproduce oil. 

Serums are helpful in this situation. Serums hydrate the skin, leaving it smooth and supple while limiting the quantity of oil generated by the sebaceous glands. They are lighter than moisturizers. 

Flexibility: 

Skin serums keep your skin supple and are helpful when you apply makeup. Skin serums may be a savior in your everyday makeup application if you have naturally dry skin or combination skin suffering seasonal dryness. 

Increased nutrient Intake: 

Because serums are intended to be used as delivery systems, they only include the highest quality components. Skin serums, for example, will consist of peptides, vitamins, and nutrients that penetrate your skin’s outer layer and feed it from inside. What’s the result? With improved nutrition, your skin will have a beautiful shine.

It’s a wise investment: 

Most high-quality skin serums are costly, but if you spend on a decent product, you’ll get something that works. No more squandering your money on ineffective goods; a great serum will offer you noticeable benefits. You’ll never spend your money on anything else once you’ve found the ideal serum.

Serum Erythros

For best results, use targeting serums like the Serum Matriciel, Serum PIGM 400, and SeruErythros first. You may then add your favorite essential serums like SeruAmniotique, SeruDermopore, Serum A-Glyca, or Serum Elastine on top after approximately two minutes. Except for a handful, almost all necessary serums can be mixed, matched, or “cocktailed,” but if you’re ever in doubt, layer them one on top of the other. 

6. Moisturizer: 

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Moisturizing your skin may seem like an extra burden on top of everything you have to do in the day, so why do it? First things first, moisturized skin feels good. Moreover, a moisturizer helps keep your skin clean, supple, and wrinkle-free in the long term.

Moisturizing may help prevent skin issues. Moreover, maintaining your skin’s equilibrium is as simple as using the proper moisturizer. Many common skin issues, such as acne, appear when your skin is greasy or too dry. If your skin is smooth, try the lotion p50W or a lotion P50V instead of creams and attempt to locate a moisturizer with an exfoliator. If your skin is dry, use a cream with more excellent oil content. 

Biologique Recherche offers a wide range of moisturizers, all with various textures and natural fragrances to choose from. Experts recommend that you begin with an eye cream, such as Creme Contour des Yeux VIP O2, and then move on to your face cream. Biologique Recherche offers something for everyone, whether you want something lighter with a gel-like texture like Gel ADN Silkgen or heavier and denser like Creme Dermo RL to hydrate intensely. The Biologique Recherche custom face cream collections will help address every skin issue: Creme Dermopurifiante for acne prone skin, Crème ADN Matamorphique for firming and toning, Crème Collagene and Crème Elastine to improve elasticity or Crème PIGM 400 to address dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. 

7. Finishing serum: 

Fluide VIP 02, Serum

A finishing serum is one of the final stages in your skincare regime. Finishing serums include giant molecules that assist in sealing all of the layers of the products, allowing them to probe deeper and faster into the face while also safeguarding you from external aggressors. The Biologique Recherche finishing serums are one-of-a-kind and leave the skin radiant with that unique “BR Glow.” Try some of the favorites, such as Fluide VIP 02Serum Grand MillesimeSerum Yall O2, and the anti-aging elixir Le Grand Sérum. 

But how are they different from the rest of your serums? Unlike your therapy serums (also known as “quintessential” or “targeted”), which contain the most significant amounts of active ingredients to address specific problems, the finishing serums are one-of-a-kind in terms of formulation and feature in the following ways: 

They’re made to be worn on the skin’s surface: 

Finishing serums contain bigger molecules than treatment serums, giving them richer inconsistency. They are not intended to penetrate as deeply into the skin as ordinary serums. Instead, they sit on the skin’s surface, shielding it from external allergens while also sealing in the skin’s moisture. It may also be used as a cosmetic primer substitute.

They’re made up of complex formulas: 

Biologique Recherche’s finishing serums include unique plant extracts, vitamins, enzymes, and hydrating elements like hyaluronic acid to give skin a bright and luminous shine.

A little indeed makes a huge difference. 

Only two to three drops are enough to coat the entire face. This is because each drop is highly concentrated and filled with nourishing abilities, so you don’t need to use much.

8. Protection from the sun: 

The use of sun protection cream is the last and most crucial step in any skincare routine. Sunblock/SPF is essential to protect the skin from undesirable discoloration and pigmentation and is frequently ignored unless you’re heading to the beach. 

Some Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy 

The majority of individuals cannot have clean skin without spending time and money on skincare. Continue reading to discover tips and techniques for achieving perfect skin using these helpful tips:

Stop running your hands over your face: 

Boredom, fatigue, worry, and tension cause many individuals to subconsciously touch their faces several times during the day. Even if you believe your hands are “clean,” touching your face after touching the smartphones, driving wheels, computers, and other surfaces may transfer germs, dust, and other pore-clogging elements to the skin, causing breakouts. Keep a check when you’re feeling your face, and try to avoid it.

Sanitize your phone and wash your pillows and towels: 

Your hands aren’t the only issues that might create a pimple when they come into contact with our faces. Face oil, sweat, grime, expired makeup, and hair products build upon the mattresses, blankets, face masks, and phones, all of which may lead to acne. To protect your skin, wash your face mask monthly or every other week and regularly sanitize your smartphone.

Daily cleanse and remove makeup: 

It’s no secret that you need to wash your face regularly to eliminate extra facial oil, grime, makeup, makeup, and other things that may end up on your skin. Cleaning your face may also help eliminate dead cells that can lead to blackheads and acne. You should wash your face once or twice a day based on skin type and requirements. Moreover, always wash your face and remove any makeup before heading to bed. 

Commit To a skincare regimen and be consistent: 

Establish skincare practices daily and weekly and stick with a consistent routine. A regular skincare routine may assist in improving the health of your skin and keeping it clean. Cleaning your face using a toner like the Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 toner, lotions, and other products is part of a skincare routine. 

Wisely choose makeup and skincare products: 

Just because a product states that you may use it on the face doesn’t mean you should - not all beauty products are made equal. Filler-based products, paraffin-based products, and water-based products (to name a few) may cause your skin to break out, get irritated, and eventually become unhealthy. Biologique Recherche is a trusted skincare brand whose products suit all skin types. 

Rest & hydrate: 

Keeping your body hydrated through drinking water regularly may enhance your overall health and appearance. Drinking eight cups of water daily will keep your skin moisturized and supple and help prevent acne and other skin flaws. Getting adequate sleep may also help. Your skin will reward you for investing in your overall wellness.

Ensure a healthy lifestyle:

Having a healthy lifestyle entails more than just hydration and relaxation. Limiting alcohol and cigarette use, as well as eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet, will help you feel your best and enhance the health of your skin. Physical activity and exercise may also assist in cleansing your body and skin while also improving your general health. Your skin will most likely be healthy and happy if your body is. 

Be conscious of what your body is telling you: 

Acne may be a symptom of something going on in our bodies. Acne beneath your cheekbone, for example, may indicate hormone abnormalities, while acne on your chin may indicate that your intestines, kidney, or bladder need attention. If you’re cleaning your pillows, following a skincare routine, and doing other things to assist your skin but still have acne, it’s time to pay attention to what your skin is saying. 

Incorporate regular professional skincare treatments into your routine 

At least 3-4 times per year, you should visit the professionals for a customized treatment. With the change in season, your skin changes too. It is best to see your skincare specialists a few times a year for an assessment to understand any changes in your skin or to address any temporary imbalances you may be experiencing. 

In conclusion 

All skincare advice isn’t created equal. As you already know, everyone’s skin requires a distinct approach to keep it healthy and happy. If you want to take help from the French, you’ll find all you need for daily, bi-monthly, and monthly skincare regimens here. Biologique Recherche products are ideal for all skin types, and when combined with a French skincare routine by experts, it would prove beneficial for your skin. The tips and steps mentioned above will help you understand the products and use them to look your best and give your skin the care it needs.  


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