A couple of months ago, I wrote a review aboutthe original version with phenol. Because the EU and Canada have banned phenol in skincare products, I thought I should try the updated version. Because I’ve read that the phenol-less version doesn’t work as well, I bought the full-strength P50 instead of my usual P50v.
pH Level: 3.0
Ingredients*: Water (Aqua), Gluconolactone, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Citric Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Magnesium Chloride, Malic Acid, Vinegar (Acetum), Phytic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Cochlearia Armoracia (Horseradish) Root Extract, Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock Root) Extract, Rumex Acetosa Leaf Extract, Myrtus Communis Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Sulfur, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
Mia’s review: I really wanted to like this version more than the original but I don’t. I do feel that this version is more gentle and perhaps better for my skin. But, the P50 1970 version makes the pores on my nose perfectly clear with no gunk at all. It is possible this gunk is sebaceous filaments and not really clogged pores but still, I prefer not to have/see them.
This updated version didn’t cause any breakouts and otherwise it worked really well. So if you are worried about the phenol, this is an alternative that works.