the secret to flawless looking skin and makeup

I think we can all agree that makeup does look best when our skin underneath looks and feels great. The girls here at Glamazon HQ swear by drinking at least 2 litres of water a day for that natural super plump look as well as having your 8hour beauty sleep every night. Besides these non-negotiables (whereby we admit that sleeping 8h/day is sometimes easier said than done) here is a skin care product we have been obsessed with and that will help your skin amazing for your next makeup appointment with us.

How to get your skin and thus your makeup looking flawless? The product we are talking about is no other than Biologique Recherche P50 exfoliating toner. It has been a cult favourite product amongst many celebrities, e.g., Emily Weiss, Karlie Kloss, and the Olsen Twins to name a few. 

Lotion P50, the brand’s star product was created 1970 and has been named by Vogue as "magic in a bottle". It has been claimed to give you a radiant looking skin and reduces dark spots and helps with acne prone skin as it balances your skin's ph level. Your makeup will, therefore, sit and look better.

While P50 is the original lotion, Biologique Recherche has developed more exfoliating lotions in the same product line for various skin types. See a full review of the different P50 lotions here or down bellow.

 © Instagram |   biologique_recherche_au :  Wondering which Lotion P50 is right for you? ⠀ ⠀ Firstly, all versions of Lotion P50 contain a combination of acids, vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts for chemical exfoliating, applied with a cotton pad and best used after a cleansing milk (keep the bubbles for your champagne) P50 stands for Peeling x 50 as the number of days for two epidermal cell cycles and the time needed for your skin to fully adjust, if it is unbalanced. All are formulated with a low pHtherefore a slight tingling sensation and skin flushing is normal   to   begin with. ⠀ ⠀ Lotion P50W is the most gentle version and the best one for beginners to start with. W stands for washable for those with sensitive or reactive skins. P50W contains a combination of AHA's, BHA's, natural moisturising factors plus Arnica extract which has calming, anti-redness properties. In addition to exfoliating, Lotion P50W helps to strengthen and improve the quality of the epidermis while stimulating its functions for a more resilient skin.⠀ ⠀ Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is for pigmentation, also containing a combination of AHA's and BHA's to shed surface pigmented cells. Containing botanical ingredients proven to inhibit melanin production. Niacinamide stops the transfer of melanin to the skin cells. A gentle formula, designed for skin's with a genetically thinner epidermis, Lotion P50 PIGM 400 unifies, fortifies and strengthens the quality of the epidermis for a clearer more even complexion. ⠀ ⠀ Lotion P50V is Vitamin enriched for less toned and devitalised skin instants. Still containing a combination of AHA's and BHA's to exfoliate and refine skin texture, also with added  antioxidant rich   botanicals and toning, wrinkle smoothing ingredients to plump fine lines and revitalise tired complexions. ⠀ ⠀ Lotion P50 has the lowest pH, increasing the exfoliating properties of AHA's and BHA's. Containing purifying and  sebum regulating   active ingredients this version is best for seborrheic or keratinised skin instants. Smooths textural irregularities, refining the grain of the skin. Unplugs   pores,   prevents lipid oxidation and blackheads. Balances the skins natural acidic pH, improving overall skin health and quality. ⠀ ⠀ BR x

©Instagram | biologique_recherche_auWondering which Lotion P50 is right for you? ⠀

Firstly, all versions of Lotion P50 contain a combination of acids, vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts for chemical exfoliating, applied with a cotton pad and best used after a cleansing milk (keep the bubbles for your champagne) P50 stands for Peeling x 50 as the number of days for two epidermal cell cycles and the time needed for your skin to fully adjust, if it is unbalanced. All are formulated with a low pHtherefore a slight tingling sensation and skin flushing is normal
to begin with. ⠀

Lotion P50W is the most gentle version and the best one for beginners to start with. W stands for washable for those with sensitive or reactive skins. P50W contains a combination of AHA's, BHA's, natural moisturising factors plus Arnica extract which has calming, anti-redness properties. In addition to exfoliating, Lotion P50W helps to strengthen and improve the quality of the epidermis while stimulating its functions for a more resilient skin.⠀

Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is for pigmentation, also containing a combination of AHA's and BHA's to shed surface pigmented cells. Containing botanical ingredients proven to inhibit melanin production. Niacinamide stops the transfer of melanin to the skin cells. A gentle formula, designed for skin's with a genetically thinner epidermis, Lotion P50 PIGM 400 unifies, fortifies and strengthens the quality of the epidermis for a clearer more even complexion. ⠀

Lotion P50V is Vitamin enriched for less toned and devitalised skin instants. Still containing a combination of AHA's and BHA's to exfoliate and refine skin texture, also with added
antioxidant rich botanicals and toning, wrinkle smoothing ingredients to plump fine lines and revitalise tired complexions. ⠀

Lotion P50 has the lowest pH, increasing the exfoliating properties of AHA's and BHA's. Containing purifying and
sebum regulating active ingredients this version is best for seborrheic or keratinised skin instants. Smooths textural irregularities, refining the grain of the skin. Unplugs pores, prevents lipid oxidation and blackheads. Balances the skins natural acidic pH, improving overall skin health and quality. ⠀

BR x

If P50 is not in your bathroom cabinet yet, and you are thinking of trying it out, you can purchase it here

The Glamazon Team. X

PS: Have you tried P50 or any other product from Biologique Recherche?