Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to take better care of yourself? Self-care took on a whole new meaning in 2020, and what better way to make the best of a nontraditional and troubling year than to take the best parts of it and carry those forward into the new year? You can do this by ramping up the way you care for yourself and your skin. Biologique Recherche is a French skincare brand that has increased in popularity despite its elusiveness. For a good reason: These products are high in quality and go the distance for those who take skincare seriously. Here, we will review the top 10 best-selling Biologique Recherche products so you can decide which of these are best for your unique skin type and situation.
1. Lotion P50
Lotion P50 is a “magical potion” and product to buy if you can only buy one of the Biologique Recherche products. It works as a toner, preparing the skin for what comes next (serums, moisturizers, and makeup). It is best for skin that is normal to oily, and it will exfoliate hydrate, and prime your skin. Apply to your freshly washed skin with a cotton pad and enjoy the tingling sensation before moving on to the next step in your regimen.
2. Lait VIP 02
Your skin is exposed to various types of pollution, dust, and environmental elements during the day. Lait VIP 02 cleansing milk will gently remove it and leave your skin glowing. It will remove your makeup and add oxygen to your skin, calming it and brightening your complexion. Pick up the travel size if you have a trip coming up to help de-stress and rejuvenate your skin after a trip!
3. Masque Vivant
An anti-aging mask, Masque Vivant contains live yeast extracts, which bring new life to your skin and can drastically improve your complexion. The company says that if you use it twice per week, you will never age! You will want to apply this after cleansing and using a toner (such as P50) before using serums and moisturizers. It goes on smoothly and wipes off with a wet washcloth.
PRO TIP: If you have oily or acne-prone skin, try adding a tiny bit of baking soda to your application to clean out your pores.
4. Le Grande Serum
Here is another product you will not want to miss if you are hoping to stave off the effects of aging. Le Grande Serum goes on before you apply makeup and will help strengthen the skin and protect it against elements that can cause premature aging. It will leave your facial skin glowing and hydrated, so you use it even on days you choose to skip makeup.
5. Lait U
Lait U is another cleansing milk option for those with all skin types. Because it does not leave any oil behind, it is suitable for oily skin, and it is non-dehydrating for dry skin. Use it to remove makeup and other impurities gently. This is a great product to use at the end of the day as part of your evening skincare regimen.
6. Serum Complexe Iribiol
If you have oily skin, you know the struggle of having visible pores on your forehead, nose, and chin. Serum Complexe Iribiol is made just for you! Iris and zinc extracts work together to improve enlarged pores and to help control acne in the T-zone. You can also use it to help acne lesions heal and to prevent scarring after a breakout. Lightly massage it into your skin after using your P50 lotion for the best results.
7. Lotion P50 Original 1970
This is Biologique Recherche’s original version of the Lotion P50, as the name describes. Lotion P50 Original 1970 is one of the best-selling versions of the formula. In some cases, people with sensitive skin should not use this one but should instead choose a version made for sensitive skin. It is best to consult with a skin clinician to find out which formula is right for you.
8. Creme MSR-H
If you are a woman approaching or already in menopause, you know that your skin requires a bit more TLC than it did a couple of decades ago. This is where Creme MSR-H shines! It is a cream made especially for women going through the hormonal changes of menopause. It brightens and tones mature skin for a beautiful glow. You can look your best no matter your age, and if you are in your late 40s or beyond, this might be the right cream for you.
9. Masque VIP 02
Daily life, sun exposure, and pollutants can take their toll on your face, and Masque VIP 02 is just what you need to oxygenate and purify stressed-out skin. Put it in the refrigerator to be perfectly soothing on hot days or when you have a sunburn. You can keep it at room temperature at other times. Either way, it will help to calm stressed, tired skin, and revitalize any dullness. Apply this after toning skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse away with a warm, wet washcloth.
10. Creme Dermopurifiante
Acne-prone, oily, or reddened skin is the perfect candidate to be helped by Creme Dermopurfiante. This is best used with P50 1970 and Lait U Cleanser, as these products will work together to soothe and heal troubled skin. It will prevent new acne breakouts while healing existing acne lesions, and it will not dry out your skin in the process. Use this as your last step (after toner, any masks, and serums) before applying makeup.
Have you found some new favorites that you would like to try in 2021? You really cannot go wrong with Biologique Recherche products, so we hope you choose a toner, a masque, a serum, and maybe a moisturizer to improve your skincare regimen and boost your overall self-care while you are at it. Happy New Year!