As a follow-up to my post about my morning skincare routine, here is what I use in the evenings and why:
I’ve received a couple of inquiries asking about what products I’m currently using. So here they are (along with some reasons why I use them):
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.
Whamisa’s deep rich toner is somewhere between a toner and an essence, I think. It seems to have a lot of positive reviews and people just love it. The instructions say to pat it on with your hands instead of using a cotton ball. This sorta implies you could use a cotton ball and use it like a toner if you wanted to. The texture, however, is a thick liquid so it is easy to apply using just your hands. A big selling point for me on this product is that it has fermented ingredients.
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.
After hearing about Lotion P50 nearly a year ago, I’ve googled the product extensively. There are a lot of reviews but I found few about Biologique Recherche’s P50v 1970 formula. The “v” version is supposed to be a little milder for those with sensitive skin types and also those new to using P50. The idea is that after an adjustment period, one can graduate to using the full strength version of P50. The “1970” means it is the original version that includes phenol, a controversial ingredient, that is banned in some countries.
Also, for those of you who are new to P50, it isn’t really a lotion. It is a toner that exfoliates. You use it after cleansing and before moisturizing.