How to Use Lotion P50

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Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 (and all it’s incredible cult-favorite variants!) have earned a loyal following — and for good reason! Lovingly called “Jesus in a Bottle,” this beloved acid toner leaves users with a signature “halo” glow that’s unmatched by any other product on the market. Of course, in order to reap the full benefits and power of Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50, you have to learn how to use it properly! At Ciel Spa, our expert aestheticians are here to help you bring the power of luxury skincare into your at-home routine. Discover all the tips and tricks you need to help you learn how to apply Lotion P50 and reap all its #glowup power!

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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use Lotion P50

1. Start with a Clean Base

Before learning how to apply Lotion P50 (or any skincare product!), always start with a clean face! We recommend using Biologique Recherche’s all-natural cleansers and cleansing milks to get rid of impurities that have built up over the day. By cleansing before application, you clear your skin of any reactive elements and create a clean canvas where Lotion P50 can work as intended. Lait VIP O2 is a fantastic choice that’s suitable for all skin types. As an added bonus, it leaves the skin reoxygenated and ready for the next step!

2. Apply the Toner

Now, it’s time to apply your Lotion P50 toner! Most people find that the best approach is to soak a cotton pad in the toner and then pat it all over the face, neck, and décolleté in an upward motion. When learning how to use Lotion P50, it’s important to avoid overstimulation. Despite its label as an “exfoliant,” you want to be gentle when using your chosen P50 product. Never rub into your skin — simply dab until and leave to dry. Don’t worry if you notice stinging, numbness, or redness. Those sensations are completely normal, and a big reason why fans love this stuff!

3. Soothe Irritated Skin with Oxygenating Mist

If your skin doesn’t feel irritated, dry, or overly sensitive, you can choose to skip this step. If your skin matches any of the descriptions above, however, we recommend using L’Eauxygenante oxygenating mist. This handy product soothes, refreshes, and hydrates the skin to help reduce any redness caused by Lotion P50’s application.

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4. Apply a Serum

At this point in your skincare routine, it’s no longer about how to apply Lotion P50, but, rather, how you can help your skin gain the enormous benefits of this miracle product. While you can apply P50 and be done, there are a variety of skincare products available to help nourish and support your skin after P50’s application.

For example, Biologique Recherche offers a wide range of serums — including water-based favorites and powerhouse all-natural finishing serums — that can help support your unique needs. From dry skin to acne and signs of aging, serums are an important, nutrient-packed essential skincare product of any skincare regimen!

For example, if you suffer from signs of hyperpigmentation, you may choose to follow your P50 application with a dose of Serum PIGM 400. If you struggle with chronic rosacea, Serum Erythros can help visibly reduce redness and soothe inflammation.

As when learning how to use Lotion P50, be gentle when applying your targeted serums. Gently massage a few drops of your chosen product onto the face, neck, and décolleté, and wait two minutes before applying a finishing serum and moisturizer.

5. Moisturize

A crucial step in any routine, applying face and eye creams helps keep your skin hydrated and locks in all the benefits of Lotion P50’s powerful ingredients. We recommend starting with a natural under eye cream, such as Creme Contour VIP O2. Next, apply a natural skin cream or Biologique Recherche moisturizer of your choice. The type of moisturizer you use will depend on your skin type and specific skincare needs.

For example, Gel ADN Silkgen is a fantastic option for all skin types if you want a light and airy gel. Creme Dermo-RL, on the other hand, is great for dry skin that needs a little extra moisture.

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6. Seal the Skin with a Finishing Serum

Made with larger molecules than other serums, finishing serums help to seal the skin so the products you already applied stay locked in for deeper, longer-lasting penetration. Finishing serums also help to protect your skin from exterior elements that cause damage. Like how you apply Lotion P50, use gentle upward motions when applying your serum. Fluide VIP 02 and Le Grand Serum are both wonderful (and popular!) choices among BR’s fans.

7. Use a Sun Protection Cream

No matter how you use Lotion P50, there’s one thing every luxury skincare brand fan should have their daily skincare routine: Sunscreen! Lotion P50 can make your skin more sensitive to the sun’s rays. That’s why it’s important to use sunblock to prevent discoloration and pigmentation associated with sun exposure. Even if you don’t plan on sunbathing, it’s still important to protect yourself from short and long-term skin damage — sun damage is one of the #1 causes of premature aging after all!

Contact Us for Expert Guidance

Have more questions on how to use Lotion P50? Ciel Spa is honored to be the only Biologique Recherche Expert Center in Los Angeles. If you have any questions about applying Lotion P50 or anything else related to skincare, we encourage you to get in touch! Our friendly experts can provide one-on-one guidance on which Biologique Recherche best sellers are right for you and how to use each product most effectively. With their help learning how to apply Lotion P50, you can experience the incredible power of Lotion P50! Be sure to tag your Lotion P50 love obsession with #AtHomeWithCiel on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our social media!

COVID-19 Update

During this national health crisis, self-care is more important than ever. To help keep our staff and clients safe, we have adjusted our hours to 10 a.m to 2 p.m, Monday through Friday. During this time we will offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment but, unfortunately, will not be able to provide our regular spa services including facials and massages. We will continue to fulfill online orders, and in-store purchases will be delivered through curbside pickups.


Be Well,
The Ciel Spa Team