While browsing through my website, I realized that the last time I shared anything about Biologique Recherche was in 2016 and since then, I have gone through many bottles of Lotion P50 as well as Masque Vivant with some other staples from the brand. Not that I have not shared about the products, which I did quite a lot of times on my Instagram here. So finally sharing my experience with the Biologique Recherche Facial and Biologique Recherche products that were advised for my skin type.
First thing first, if you have not had a Biologique Recherche facial and thinking about getting one – do not wait, go get one (of course, if you feel safe as in Canada where I live, we are still in the 2nd phase of reopening). And once you have had the facial, you will know what I mean when I say ‘I couldn't believe that it was really my skin' that I was looking at after giving control of my facial skin to the Biologique Recherche aesthetician for an hour and a half. My skin looked so radiant, clear, smooth, and supple after the facial – I mean it was one of my best facials and the results were outstanding.
This is my facial I took back in December and I know I am late but I was planning to go back in March but then the pandemic happened. Until March and April, my skin had no breakouts, I was not sure if it just the facial or maybe I have passed 35 now and my hormones are settling down. But you never know, I get few breakouts here and there during that time of the month. But I do have some staples on rotation to keep the acne and spots away. I have experienced very good improvement in my skin and the spots after the facial as well as by using the products. I had my facial at One 2 One Studion in Toronto.
Starting from the cleansing till the moisturizer, I have my routine set. It includes cleansing with Lait U. It is a very lightweight and fresh cleanser that does not strip off the skin from the natural oils. I always use it as my second cleanser – I like it that way and believe it works better for me as a second cleanser in the evening or first cleanser in the morning. I apply a small amount on my face, neck, and decollete – massage gently and then remove with a warm damp cloth.
Then comes the exfoliation part – which I believe has benefitted me so much. Lotion P50 or Lotion P50T now has been in my skincare routine for almost the same time since I started blogging, it was one of my first discoveries since my love for skincare started almost 6 years back. I have never been without it since then. The range of P50 Balancing exfoliators speeds up epidermis's natural exfoliating process and the maintenance of the skin's barrier with its protective functions. It gently exfoliates, regulates excessive sebum secretion, moisturizes, and helps maintain the epidermis's acid pH. It also prevents and treats in-grown hairs. I use it every day after cleansing and before applying the mist or serum. I apply it around the eye area and lips once a week but rest of the face, neck and decollete – I use it every day – preferably in my evening skincare routine. I used to apply it just with my hands in between since I started using it but I feel it applies better with a cotton pad. I definitely can see and feel that it purifies and evens out the complexion while keeping the skin healthy and glowy.
I follow up with 1-2 spritz of L'Eauxygénante which is a moisturizing mist which also respects the epidermis's acid pH and is a perfect combination with Lotion P50 or P50T. It also works as a nice overall mist to refresh during day or just to brighten up the complexion.
I use 2 serums from Biologique Recherche – on rotation or together. Complexe Iribiol and Serum Placenta have both been a great addition to my skincare routine. Complexe Iribiole is made with Iris and Zinc extracts to unify the complexion. It keeps my breakouts and irritation of skin at bay. I apply it either on the whole face or just focus on my T-zone where the sabecious glands are generally more concentrated. Then I follow up with Serum Placenta which is very soothing for the skin and also helps with the pigmentation and dark spots. I use it either on my whole face or I just concentrate on the areas where I have most spots. It also tones the skin while making the skin look radiant and supple. I follow up with Cream Placenta which is focused on unifying the complexion – be it the uneven skin tone or balancing the skin while providing the needed hydration.
I know I have shared before but I do love Masque Vivant for my combination skin prone to congestion – it purifies and unifies the complexion. I apply the mask weekly or even bi-weekly – not to miss it one week before that time of the month – I add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and a few drops of Complexe Iribiol (you can skip adding Complex Iribiol if you do not have it) into mask in a bowl or even the palm of my hand – I mix it and apply on my face – keep it on for 15 min minutes and then I remove it with normal water (no hot water). There is not a single time that I have not felt the difference – whether there is a breakout or not – it just clears out everything. It has become a staple in my skincare routine. They say if you use Masque Vivant, your skin never ages – I am not sure if that is correct but I can definitely recommend you to check it out and see yourself. Also, the mask not only helps with problematic skin but also with white and black heads – even the most stubborn ones. And if you try it out, do not worry about the weird smell, you will get used to it but if you are very sensitive to smell – please check for a sample first before buying the full size.
Last but not the least, I do want to mention about Hair Lotion P50 Capillaire which I have been using and really liking – it basically is a exfoliator for scalp. It purifies the scalp and balances its pH. The lotion is gentle and purifies the scalp while regulating the sebum secretion while moisturizing for the hair fiber at the same time. For my problematic scalp, it works very well. It is refreshing as well as soothing for the scalp. I do experience some tingling sensation after applying it but it gets better soon – I believe it is the chemical exfoliation effect.
Overall, an amazing brand and amazing products – I have been using it for years and do see them in my routine in the coming years. I hope this post was helpful if you have the same issues as I have with my skin and scalp or just want to try the brand – keep in mind all the products are gentle enough to be used by all skin types unless mentioned so. And also I believe there are no fragrances added to suppress with the smell of the ingredients, you might find it chemical-like or pungent or weird – that is fine too, I got used to it pretty fast and once you see something is working for you, then you just get along with it, right? Biologique Recherche products are available online as well as the Spa locations. I usually order mine from One 2 One Studio, La Chambre Des Dames in Canada or I just grab them when I visit One 2 One Studio in Toronto.