The obsession with the legendary Lotion P50 is 41 years and I can assure you, is hardly a hype. At a time when all man-kind had were harsh and strong exfoliants, Yvan Allouche defied conventions to develop P50, using a very slow chemical process with botanical ingredients instead of chemicals. The formulation takes 5 days to perfect and is meant to slowly but surely, transform your skin over 50 days, and beyond. Yavn's son, Dr Philippe Allouche reformulated P50 5 years ago, which now contains a unique mix of peptides and antioxidant acids. P50 has and still is made in Biologique Recherche's own laboratory, where they do not have to rush through the manufacturing process. Like in a royal kitchen where it takes 2 or 3 days to marinate and perfect a dish, it is no different with BR. Quality over quantity anytime. It is this love and devotion (a rarity in today's industry) that empowers P50 to do everything - exfoliates, hydrates, balances and gives skin a beautifully natural "glazed" effect, which is silky soft to touch.
My love affair began with Lotion P50T over a year back, which bode well with my traditionally (thin) Asian skin, marked with some sensitivity. I alternate between this and Lotion P50pigm400 for some freckle-control.
True, my initial few days kicked off with mild redness and peeling BUT I persevered.
2 weeks later, I woke up one morning to hubby asking what I did to my face. And at that moment, I knew. Thanks to this evergreen gamechanger, I have been rekindled with my inner glow. It's that sheen you sport when you have nothing on - no moisturiser or serum or highlighter - which I can only find looking at my 4 year old's silky smooth perfect complexion.
One tip I always share with my clients - don't get wound up with getting the "original" Lotion P501970 formulation. Go with the one most suitable for your own skin to reap the most benefits.
For one, my skin takes the best to the P50T and P50PIGM400 variants.
That's the beauty of Biologique Recherche. Stay true to yourself and understand your skin.
- No one size fits all.
- Highly personalised. 100% customisable.
- It's your skin, your skincare routine. OWN IT.