December 12, 2011

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 V

You’re all probably sick of me prattling on about how my skin has been acting the maggot lately. It seems to be really congested and, as a result, it’s been looking uneven and just generally gross. I have found some success with steaming, changing up my routine and using a deep moisturiser but, one product in particular has really worked wonders with my temperamental. The product in question is Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 V.

Biologique Recherche is a fancy pants Parisian brand with, inevitably, fancy pants prices to match. 150ml of P50 V will set you back €45 but, a bottle should last around 4 months so, the cost per use is quite reasonable! As far as I'm aware, the brand is only available from Sanctum Skincare Clinic in Dublin and they sent me a small 50ml bottle to trial when they saw me moaning about my skin on Twitter.

Lotion P50 V is part of a line of Balancing Exfoliators which aim to gently exfoliate and balance the epidermis. P50 V is for sensitive skins and is milder than the original P50 formula. With active ingredients like usnic acid, lactic acid, witch hazel, myrrh extract, onion extract and sage extract, P50 V purifies, hydrates, tones, controls sebum and balances the skin. It works to improve skin conditions including whiteheads, blackheads and symptoms of rosacea. 

I would most liken my uneven, bumpy skin to whiteheads and P50 V has radically improved these. The texture of my skin is much more even, as it used to be and it looks and feels firmer and smoother. My only gripe would be the smell which I know is a deal breaker for a lot of you. It smells quite strongly of apple cider vinegar. I just hold my breath and apply it but, the stench does linger for awhile! 

I apply this after I cleanse. For the first week I used it every night until the bumps started to decrease and now I use it once or twice a week just to maintain. If you can get past the scent, this is a brilliant product to have on standby for sucking the life out of blemishes! 


  1. I loved the sound of this from the start of your review and then you mentioned that it can help with Rosacea symptoms and I loved it even more. I'm gonna have to give this a go.

  2. Can this be purchased in uk an does it contain phenol please I find your blog real interesting thanx tasha


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