About a week ago, I met up with my photographer, Madeline, and couldn’t help but notice how she was suffering from a terrible acne attack. Understandably, she was in FULL BLOWN panic mode – her skin’s quality had totally changed. Madeline has always had acne prone skin, but things had recently taken a turn for the worst. She has tried everything, even going makeup free, and nothing has seemed to work. She has even visited a number of doctors and was prepared to go on Accutane. I wanted to help her find a solution.
I recently experienced a lovely facial by Aida Bacaj here in New York. She recommended this under the radar, yet totally cult French wonder, Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 V. Just knowing that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are HUGE fans of the line was all I needed to hear. During my facial, Aida explained that “P50 speeds up the epidermis’ natural exfoliating process and the reconstruction of the epidermal shield. The fortified epidermis can then fulfill its protective functions completely, enhancing skin’s self-regeneration potential. Lotion P50, our most famous and coveted product, is the keystone to Biologique Recherche skin care treatment. All Biologique Recherche skin care treatments, whether administered at home or in a beauty institute, start with the P50 ritual. It is applied in the morning and in the evening. It gently exfoliates the skin, regulates excessive sebum secretion, moisturizes and helps maintain the epidermis’ acid pH. It prevents and treats in-growing hairs, and is therefore ideal for pre and post shaving skin care.”
I had not yet worked P50 (otherwise known as the “facial in a bottle”) into my beauty routine, but I remembered hearing about its glorious benefits, especially in terms of acne treatment, so I pulled it from my medicine cabinet. Madeline began using P50 right away as instructed by Aida. She started by saturating a cotton ball with the yellow-hued exfoliator and pressed it gently into her skin to pick up any leftover dirt and debris. Four days later, I saw her for another shoot, and OMG. Her skin had completely changed. Her acne was 80% improved, even the most severe places where scaring would have typically occurred. Her skin was totally healing. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Her skin even glowed, and not in the greasy way that often comes with breakouts. Needless to say, Aida was right. P50 was the way to go.
The great part about this lotion is that it’s not only for those with acne prone skin. It literally works for everyone. After seeing the amazing results firsthand, I have started using it for its brightening and glowifying powers, and you should too.