The 101 on Lotion P50

biologique recherche lotion p50 formulas

You've Joined the P50 Revolution – Now, Which Version is Your Perfect Fit?

For all the skincare enthusiasts out there, let's dive deep into the enigma that is P50. If you're new to the game, here's the scoop: Lotion P50, despite its misleading name, isn't your typical lotion. It's a featherlight French exfoliating toner that moonlights as a hydrator and pH balancer for your skin – a multitasking marvel, if you will. Now, the smell, oh yes, it's a unique blend of science lab and apple cider vinegar, but bear with us. This peculiar elixir has garnered a cult following for its unparalleled results. And the best part? VRB has made this skincare treasure hunt a breeze now that it is available online! But with a range of P50 versions to choose from, catering to various skin types, the question remains: which one's your skin's soulmate? Allow us to decode the P50 puzzle.

LOTION P50 1970 Now, for those who revel in extreme skincare challenge, allow us to introduce you to P50 1970, the famed and unapologetic original. If you're a newbie brace yourself because with this one, stinging sensations and a touch of redness are all part of the initiation. But don't be fooled; it's not reserved for a specific skin type – it's a universal game-changer. P50 1970 packs the same potent punch as its siblings, boasting a powerhouse cocktail of AHAs and BHAs that will leave your skin positively radiant. Yet, what truly sets P50 apart is its unique blend of sorrel, myrrh extract, myrtle, and yes, even onion – the source of its distinctive aroma. While the standard P50 (sans 1970) omits phenol, a compound also found in mouthwash (but banned in Europe), it remains an integral part of this best-selling phenomenon. So, if you're up for the challenge, P50 1970 might just be your secret weapon to that coveted glow--and unbelievably clear skin sans acne. *Just remember to start slow and do not use in conjunction with retinoids. Wet the cotton round with water before applying to dilute the solution a bit. We recommend using it once a day for the first week and gradually acclimating to using it twice daily the following week.

LOTION P50 V & LOTION P50 V 1970 If your skin leans towards the drier side, meet your hydration hero: Lotion P50V (or P50V 1970 for the purists). This version of P50 was meticulously crafted for those whose skin falls into the sweet spot—neither overly sensitive nor exceptionally resilient, just comfortably in between. P50V remains a diligent exfoliator, but it also boasts the nourishing benefits of plankton and brewer's yeast. "V is for Vitamins" and these additional ingredients make it a touch more conditioning, offering your parched skin the extra TLC it craves. It's the perfect choice for a balanced, revitalizing skincare routine.

LOTION P50 W For those with super sensitive skin, we present the gentle powerhouse: Lotion P50W (We like to say "W" is for Weaker skin instants) . If even the mere mention of "glycolic" makes your skin wince, fear not—P50W is your trusted ally. This unique formula strikes a delicate balance, combining the exfoliating prowess of lactic and salicylic acid with the soothing embrace of glycerin and arctium lappa root. It's a skincare unicorn, effectively exfoliating while treating your sensitive skin with the utmost care. How many products can claim such a harmonious duality? P50W is the answer for those seeking both effectiveness and gentleness in their skincare routine.

LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Is the latest addition to the P50 family: Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is a phenol-free formula crafted with hyperpigmentation in mind. If you're on a quest to tackle uneven skin tone, this is your secret weapon. This powerhouse version not only assists in controlling the pigmentation process but also revives dull skin through the wonders of wasabi extract, palmaria palmata extract, and the intriguing "fruits titrated in flavonoids." Dr. Phillippe Allouche, one of the brilliant minds behind the line, highlights the risk of our skin losing its luster due to external stressors like the sun, stress, and city living. If achieving a radiant, even skin tone is your top priority, Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is a must-try. While it may not be as potent as the original P50, it certainly holds its own in the battle against hyperpigmentation.

LOTION P50 CORPS (BODY) Discover the Hype-Worthy Magic of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Corps. Unveil the luxurious treatment that delivers exfoliation, toning, and hydration from everything head to toe (just leave the face to one of the formulas above), all with a single spritz. We're not alone in our adoration for this miracle spray—Allure editors are equally smitten, and that's precisely why it's earned a coveted Best of Beauty Award.


Still not sure which formula of Lotion P50 you should be using? Please email and we will be thrilled to help you. SHOP P50 COLLECTION
Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.