Tried and Tested: this iconic exfoliating lotion will transform your beauty regime

If you’re on the lookout for a new hero beauty product; look no further. We’ve tried and tested a game-changing lotion that can fix a multitude of skin woes at once. We know the world of skincare can feel overwhelming sometimes; with hundreds of products leering at you from every shelf on the beauty aisle, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche comes in.

The ‘P’ stands for ‘peeling’, while ’50’ represents the number of days it takes to completely regenerate your skin. The lotion removes dead cells and impurities on a daily basis, in what can be best dubbed a gentle, home face-peel.

Related: I've been using Biologique Recherche and my plump, smooth skin speaks for itself

The product purifies your skin; regulating oil production and improving the quality of the epidermis. It also moisturises the skin and balances its pH; enhancing your skin health and encouraging it to self-regenerate. What’s more, it comes in four variations depending on the specific condition of your skin.

Tailored to your skin type


With almost 40 years of dermatology experience, experts at Biologique Recherche Skin Instant Lab know everyone’s skin is unique. They also know exactly which ingredients are best for each skin type. For that reason, clients are brought through an in-depth assessment (factoring in everything from the thickness of your skin to its hydration levels), in order to prescribe the right type of Lotion P50 for you.

While each of the four variations (the Lotion P50, the Lotion P50V, the Lotion P50W and the Lotion P50 PIGM400) will target specific issues such as sensitivity, ageing and pigmentation, they each provide the same core benefits. They all contain a potent combination of exfoliants, including lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid, salicylic acid and gluconolactone. These act as a chemical exfoliator, and within 50 days, you’re skin will look (and feel) completely renewed.

Lotion P50

Image digital editor Dominique McMullan says, “This is the stuff smooth skin dreams are made of and it’s a cult product for a reason. The results after only one month blow me away. It leaves me with plump, silky smooth skin and everything that goes on top of it works better. My foundation sits more evenly, and my moisturisers and serums sink in faster. If that wasn’t enough, my occasional hormonal breakouts have basically stopped.”

IMAGE magazine editor Rosie McMeel adds, "I believe everyone's skin is unique and reacts differently, so the personalisation of the products really helps to make sure you get exactly what you need while eliminating any unnecessary ingredients. Rediscovering Biologique Recherche this year was like finding the perfect black dress in your size. I had several pro treatments and followed the regime religiously at home and my skin has never been better. Leaving home without make-up used to fill me with terror, now I do it willingly."

To book your Biologique Recherche consultation, call The Greenhouse Project in Dublin on (01) 214 0222, Skin by Olga in Donnybrook or visit or for more information.

Photo: Daniel Corneschi via Unsplash


The image newsletter