Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W Review

I’ve been using a P50 lotion for nearly 4 years. I started with the P50V 1970, then P50 , and have used P50V for the past couple of years. I recently decided to try P50W because I don’t really have acne and have skin that is on the drier side and prone to redness. I’ve seen P50W advertised as being for sensitive skin, rosacea-prone skin, and also drier mature skin. And I’ve also seen P50V advertised as being for dry and sensitive skin. Either way, I believe P50W is the gentlest formula.


Mia’s review:  Over time, I’ve been switching to gentler formulas of P50 because I use it twice a day and also use tretinoin one per day in the evening. I let the lotion P50 sit on my skin for 15 minutes before applying tretinoin.  I was a little concerned that switching to P50W might actually result in some break-outs because it would work less well compared to other formulas. I’m happy to report that at least for me, there is no change in my skin. When I do have issues, it still burns in those spots just like P50 and P50V.

I’ve been using P50W for a few months now and when I first started using it, I thought that my skin looked less red. But, that might’ve been wishful thinking because my skin still looks a bit red and I think it will always look red no matter the products I use. Partly genetics, partly a really bad IPL treatment that left me with much more redness than before the IPL.

I started using P50W in July/August so I don’t think warmer weather will result in breakouts and the need for me to use a stronger version of P50. Unless something else changes, I will continue to use P50W just in case it does make my skin a little less red.

Update October 2018: I still use and love the P50W as part of both my morning and evening skincare routines.

pH Level: 3.0

Ingredients*: Water (Aqua), Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Magnesium Chloride, Malic Acid, Vinegar (Acetum), Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Cochlearia Armoracia (Horseradish) Root Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Sulfur, Allantoin, Sodium Salicylate, Serine, Urea, Sorbitol, TEA-Lactate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Benzoate


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