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Unlocking Radiant Skin: The Magic of Biologique Recherche's Lotion P50


Lotion P50 bottle

With the nickname “facial in a bottle,” Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 has gained cult status over the last 50 years for its ability to transform a complexion. Emerging as the most sought after product in the line, Lotion P50 is a cornerstone of the Biologique Methodology – which itself is unique to any other medical grade skincare.


Based in Paris, Biologique Recherche was founded by a couple with distinct areas of expertise: Yvan, a biochemist and Josette Allouche, a licensed physiotherapist. Together they built this exclusive skincare company based on a more European and botanical approach to skincare, with an emphasis on intentionally pure, raw active ingredients that truly work


So what is Lotion P50?

Despite the “lotion” title, this product is actually a liquid exfoliating and rebalancing product that is applied similarly to a toner after cleansing. This magic in a bottle exfoliates, hydrates, and balances the skin, acting as a multi-functional powerhouse that tackles various skincare issues. According to Harpers Bazaar, “The name is shorthand for ‘peeling’ and ‘50’ - which denotes the number of days (equal to two epidermal renewal cycles) that it should take for you to see maximum results. In short, the aim of this potent liquid is to speed up the skin’s rate of regeneration, leading to a brighter, more even complexion in accelerated time.”


BR offers a variety of choices for your specific “Skin Instant,” Lotion P50s included! At Elevate we offer a P50 for every skin type:


Lotion P50 1970

The classic formula that started it all! The original “1970” formula is ideal for acne-prone skin. Improves blackheads, whiteheads, and refines texture with a blend of nourishing botanical extracts to maintain hydration and supple elasticity.


Lotion P50v 1970

Gently purifies, hydrates, tones, controls sebum and balances the pH of the skin, visibly improving acne, rosacea, damaged, and mature skin. Also treats and prevents ingrown hairs from hormonal imbalances and pre/post shave.


Lotion P50W

For those with thin skin, sensitive skin, or p50 newbies! 

A very gentle vitamin-enriched exfoliating lotion that purifies, mattifies, moisturizes and helps maintain a balanced acid pH.


Lotion P50

A cornerstone of Biologique Recherche’s method of epidermal reconditioning. The highest level of exfoliation and anti-aging powers. Not recommended for sensitive skin.


Lotion P50V

For mature, less toned and/or devitalized skin. Plumping formula enriched with extra vitamins to nourish aging skin while exfoliating and stimulating cell renewal.


Lotion P50 PIGM

Gently purifies and brightens dull skin while fading out the appearance of pigmentation spots. Helps regulate melanin synthesis while protecting the skin for a luminous, even complexion.


Tips for Getting Started

  • Use Lotion P50 after double cleansing before serums and moisturizer.

  • Apply with a cotton round, gently patting over the face, neck and décolleté in an upward motion.

  • For the first 2 weeks, wet the cotton round first with water to help dilute the product and acclimate your skin to the acids.

  • Normal to sensitive skin: use only in evenings in place of a retinoid.

  • Acne-prone skin can use morning and evening.


Ready to incorporate Lotion P50 into your routine? Pick up yours at our medical spa, or schedule a complimentary skincare consultation or Biologique Recherche facial for personalized recommendations.

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