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Biologique-Recherche
Awesome products. First introduced to me by Courtney Love last year. Sharon Stone and Kyra Sedgwick are also fans. Absolutely pungent and putrid smelling (that I've grown to love) like acetone or Band-Aids or cow poo, (there are no fragrances added) these are the best products ever IMO.
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I use two of the cleansers, Lait VIP 02 (the oxygenating line) and Lait U (for when I'm a bit oily), their cornerstone product, P50 and P50V which helps with many skin conditions, like rosacea, whiteheads, blackheads, dryness, etc.
Also love their masks. They're insanely good, the VIP 02 and Masque Vivant, their serums are remarkable, and I adore the moisturizers. I use Creme Verte Espoir.

They've just introduced a Sensitive line, a gel emulsion and a mask for sensitive skin which I'm aching to try out.

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Style.com's Beauty Blog Raves About Lotion P50
P50 Lotion:Life-Changing? Yes, Pretty Much
It’s unclear when the cult of P50 started, although we’d have to assume it was around the time that Biologique Recherche first released the wonder product, which has become the cornerstone of its 40-year-old line. With active ingredients including usnic acid, lactic acid, witch hazel, onion extract, myrrh extract, and sage extract, the toner-cum-astringent -cum-”balancing lotion” occupies a coveted space among beauty urban legends. Many have heard of its transformative powers, although why it actually works remains elusive. “It just balances your skin,” says Shyou Hung, famed New York facialist and the owner of Salon de Shyou in Soho. As one of the first aestheticians to start offering P50, Hung prescribes the tonic to all of her clients, which include a gaggle of models and please-don’t-print-their-names-in-your-article celebrities who can often be seen leaving her Prince Street digs. “It’s really unique,” she says. “It actually makes pores smaller!”—among other things. Essentially a daily exfoliant that effectively removes dead skin cells to allow for cell regeneration, P50 gently purifies, hydrates, and tones while controlling sebum and reducing any proclivity you might have toward breakouts and rosacea (editor’s note: it’s also excellent for pre- and post-shaving care). While it can take about a week to start working and the smell is not for the faint of heart (that combination of lactic acid and onion extract is pungent at best), it can be quite habit-forming. Once your skin has experienced P50, the visible difference makes it hard to go back.

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Damn. I need to try the P50 stuff. Is it expensive?

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A bit, yes. $50 for 5 oz. and $80 for 8 oz.

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^^ That's reasonable!

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That's dirt cheap compared to skin care prices in Denmark...of course, if this brand was sold in Denmark, it would cost twice as much as in the US

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But I don't get the P50 lotion...is it a toner or a moisturizer?

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It's a Balancing Exfoliator. That's what it says on the bottle. So a liquid exfoliant. You use a toner afterwards.

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I use P50 as my toner... that's how my facialist recommended I use the product. I cleanse with the VIP 02 cleanser, use P50, one of the serums, and then finish with a cream. I love all their products- wonderful skincare!

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I need it. P50V sounds like me...I hope I can get it on eBay, I don't think too many online shops ship to Denmark

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The Ida, try beautyhabit.com.... I sometimes order from them and I think they ship internationally. Otherwise, PM me and I can give you the name of my facialist who used to work for Biologique Recherche... she's based in NY but can def. send you the products and also give you a consult over the phone.

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I use P50 as my toner... that's how my facialist recommended I use the product. I cleanse with the VIP 02 cleanser, use P50, one of the serums, and then finish with a cream. I love all their products- wonderful skincare!
Yes sometimes I dont use a toner afterwards myself, but I feel I need to since the P50 doesnt level your pH after cleansing. What serums and creams do you use? Thanks for contributing to the thread.

I used to order it from paullabrecque.com before I found an aesthetician that uses the line in Beverly Hills.

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