Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W, and why it’s a cult classic

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu

Malaika

Monday 15th of March 2021

I’m 24 years old with sensitive skin. Will P50W lotion be harsh for me? As it’s an overnight treatment. And will my skin get thin in the future? It would be great if you could help me out, I’m really confused

Jenny

Monday 15th of March 2021

The P50W is the most gentle of the Biologique exfoliation lotions and was made for sensitive skin, but with that said, any type of actives can be irritating depending on your current skin conditions. If you do want to try this I would take it really slow - start using maybe once a week and build up your tolerance from there. Also start with the travel sized bottle. Since these are sold by esthetic spas, you can email them for more information if you're uncertain.

As for thinning the skin, all exfoliating products will "thin" the top layer of your skin because it speeds up the removal of that dead layer of cells. However your overall skin structure doesn't change. As long as you're not overexfoliating and compromising your skin's moisture barrier you should be ok!

Lisa H

Saturday 25th of January 2020

Great post! On the days you do not use the P50W are you using a Retin A? I also use both and did find my skin was looking parched when I used them on alternate days. Thinking I should scale back on one of them during the week. What do you think? three days with the Retin A and two days with the P50W in a week, or something like that! I do like the results yet now I'm not sure if it is the P50W or the Tretinoin Retin A that is making my skin look better. I do think the P50W does make my skin look smoother; more glass-like. Love to hear your thoughts on frequency using both products. Thanks again for sharing!

Jenny

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Thank you! I do not use both on the same day as that would be too strong for my skin and I don't want to risk overexfoliation. I think it's always best to start slow, and you can always increase the frequency after a few weeks when your skin has had time to adjust.

So for me I've actually scaled down to Retin A on 2 nights, P50W on 1 night, and Vitamin C on 1 night since my skin is drier in the winter. For me I feel like P50W delivers more immediate results, but Retin A works both on the surface and deeper levels to stimulate collagen production, so you won't see the results until after a month or even 2. Hope this helps!

Anh Than

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hello,

Thank you for your thoughtful review of this product. I was a bit concerned since I'm currently using Curology as well. When you were saying that do not use this when using Curlogy, does it mean that I cannot use Curlogy with this product at the same time or I can use P50W on one day and Curology on the other day? Thank you!

Jenny

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hi, I personally would not use them in the same routine in case of overexfoliation. I prefer to err on the side of caution, so I'll use curology one day and P50W on the other days.

Via Singh

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

This brand is new to me, but this lotion sounds interesting. I love using AHAs in my skincare and regular use just transforms the skin. I like the detail review Jenny. :-) I am learning so much

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Jenny

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Thanks for reading Via! I used to be wary of AHA's, but now that I've found a gentle one for my skin type it''s become an essential in my routine!

Shireen L. Platt

Sunday 12th of May 2019

I finally found a SA close to me who is selling this toner but it's expensive! Ugh! I am so hesitant to spend so much money on it because my skin doesn't need the extra help and normal exfoliating toner has done wonders for my skin. Maybe when I am 45 and transformed into an old wrinkly hag, I will then take the plunge. LOL!

Jenny

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Lol I think you might need to wait another 20+ years then because you are nowhere near looking like a hag! I didn't buy the full-sized products either because of the price, but their smaller size lasts a surprisingly long time! I've had mine for a few months now and still have a lot of product left!