Exfoliate your skin the right way

There are numerous exfoliating products available on the market. The use of these beauty essentials at home allows to have a healthy, radiant skin. Here are our gentler, bead-free alternative options to harmful granular exfoliators…

Why you need to exfoliate

By exfoliating your face, you will remove dead skin cells from the surface layer of your skin, which will reveal the new, soft skin underneath for a youthful glow.

If done regularly, you can get rid of the built-up from the pores, improve your skin’s texture and tone, and help stimulate blood flow as well as the production of new cells and collagen. Additionally, it provides a smoother surface for ladies to apply makeup more evenly, and a cleaner look for men.

How exfoliation works

Exfoliation is actually a natural phenomenon that occurs at every cycle of epidermis renewal when the epidermis sheds its dead cells; due to sun damage or genetics, this process can slow down. Furthermore, if the skin is subjected to significant and repeated exterior stresses, cell production is accelerated and cell maturation is incomplete.

If that superficial part of the epidermis is not taken off quick enough, your complexion may appear dull and uneven. It can also feel rough to the touch, cause clogged pores and worsen ageing signs such as the loss of firmness and apparition of wrinkles.

An exfoliator should be part of your daily facial skincare routine, especially as you age, to aid the natural exfoliation process.

The different ways to exfoliate

In order to free the stratum corneum – the upper layer of the epidermis – of its dead, flat and irregular cells that are due to be eliminated naturally, you will need to utilise exfoliation products.

  • Manual exfoliators
    These are every common and contain many different types of granules including sugar, salt, beads or crystals that literally scrub the dead skin off.  Due to their compounds, these products can be irritating and skin can become red, blotchy and extra sensitive. A rough, coarse scrub can even cause skin damage such as micro-tears. Also, many of the facial daily scrubs contain microbeads, which are tiny toxic plastic particles that build up in lakes and endanger marine life.
  • Cleansing brushes
    Skin devices are a great way to thoroughly cleanse the skin. However, they can be abrasive and lead to over exfoliation. Indeed, these tools could stress out the skin, which could become inflamed, if used too often or too strongly. They are usually not recommended for sensitive Skin Instants®.
  • Chemical exfoliators
    Nor the manual exfoliators or the cleansing brushes will replace the benefits possible from a well-formulated, acid-based exfoliator. Indeed, most of the unhealthy, built-up skin cells are beyond the reach of a scrub… This is why Biologique Recherche has developed the Lotions P50 that gently support the natural process of exfoliation and create an ideal environment on the surface of the epidermis so that the skin can develop healthily and harmoniously.

How to exfoliate your face the BR way

The Lotions P50 are cornerstone products used in the first stage of all Biologique Recherche body care treatment programmes. They are multifunctional products that combine the benefits of a purifying, exfoliating, moisturising and toning lotion, which helps to rebuild the epidermal barrier and balance the acid pH of the skin. The strengthened epidermis fully fulfils its protective function and speeds up the skin’s self-renewal potential. The chemicals used in our Lotions P50 will prepare the skin and enhance the effects of the products applied afterwards.

All formulas use effective exfoliating and reconditioning ingredients such as AHA (alpha hydroxy acids: salicylic acid), BHA (beta hydroxy acids: malic acid, lactic acid, citric acid), PHA (poly hydroxy acids: gluconolactone), cider vinegar and sulphur. These acid-based formulations are gentler and efficient way to exfoliate your skin as they will remove deeper dead skin cells, although they do not penetrate the dermis below the surface layers of skin.

Exfoliate your skin with hydroxy acids

Today, Biologique Recherche UK’s Lotions P50 range is made of four products that have been specifically formulated to adapt to every unique Skin Instant®:
Lotion P50, Lotion P50V and Lotion P50W and Lotion P50 PIGM400.

  • Lotion P50: Exfoliating and purifying facial lotion.
    Recommended for thick and seborrheic Skin Instants®.
  • Lotion P50V: Enriched exfoliating and purifying facial lotion, with added vitamins to revitalise. Recommended for dull, mature Skin Instants®.
  • Lotion P50W: Gentle exfoliating and purifying facial lotion, with added arnica to soothe. Recommended for thin, normal Skin Instants®, even the most sensitive.
  • Lotion P50 PIGM400: Enriched exfoliating and purifying facial lotion, with brightening active ingredients and antioxidants. Recommended for dull, pigmented Skin Instants®.

Our Lotions P50 were featured as one of the best exfoliating toners numerous times.

How to exfoliate your body the BR way

Please note that you will need an exfoliating solution for your face and another for your body, in order for the formulations to respond to the different skin requirements.

As the weather heats up and you get ready for summer season – whether you are planning on being exposed to sun or applying tanning products -, you should exfoliate head to toe to achieve a natural glow.

Lotion P50 Corps Kit small

Similarly formulated to the Lotions P50 for the face, Biologique Recherche has specifically adapted the product for the body.  Lotion P50 Corps is an essential product which removes your body’s dead skin cells, and can be paired with a massage glove for enhanced at home results.

Our second exfoliator for the body is Gommage P50 Corps. Biologique Recherche has combined both chemical and mechanical exfoliation, to double the exfoliating benefits. This product is suitable for the thicker, more resistant skin of the body. By scrubbing the cockleshell particles on your body skin, which needs to be freed of larger impurities, your skin will be left glowing with health and unified.

Both body products can be used together as the perfect summer combo…

Get the glow!

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  • Eliana Hassan says:


    Im 43 and has combination skin. (a little oily on tzone, but not that bad) and I have pigmentation (not that bad either) I read about the lotion but am not too sure which one is suitable for me. Any idea which one should I purchase? Look forward to your reply and thanks ??

    • Hi Eliana,

      Thank you for getting in touch with us.

      We usually recommend the Lotion P50W to start with but it may differ if you are already using hydroxy acids on your face or have pigmentation.
      Indeed, we recently launched a new Lotion P50, the Lotion P50 PIGM400, that has both exfoliating and brightening properties to reduce dark spots.

      The best way to be advised on the correct Lotion P50 is to visit one of our stockists or complete a consultation form by including some pictures of you.

      Hope this helps!

      • Eliana Hassan says:

        Thanks for your prompt reply. Really appreciate that!

        Have a lovely day.

        Im 43 and has combination skin. (a little oily on tzone, but not that bad) and I have pigmentation (not that bad either) I read about the lotion but am not too sure which one is suitable for me. Any idea which one should I purchase? Look forward to your reply and thanks ??

  • Hello,

    I use the Lotion P50 for months but it is my first year that I will use it through the summer. So my question is: is it Ok to use the Lotion after sun tanning? I am not sure if I can get some pigmentation if I use it after sunny days at the beach and when the skin is a little bit burned…

    Thank you!

    • Hello Velina,

      Thank you very much for your comment.

      You can absolutely use the Lotion P50 after summer on tanned skin. However, we would not recommend using it before being exposed to the sun.
      You could use it in the evening during the sunnier months, but not in the morning, as this may increase the risk of skin pigmentation.

      Also, remember to always wear SPF!

      The BR Consultant

  • Hi. What would you recommend for 16 year old skin. Mild acne and scarring, blackheads and looking to remove sun tan.

    • Hello Elsa,

      Thank you for your interest in Biologique Recherche.

      We have a number of skincare products that could be suitable to help with breakouts and reduce acne scarring.
      Seeing a picture or seeing you in person would really help making the correct skincare recommendations.

      Please contact us on concierge@br-uk.co.uk to receive skincare advice.

      Best regards,

      • Will lotion P50 pigm be too harsh for someone who has never used acid exfoliation.

        • Dear Elsa,

          The Lotion P50 PIGM400 is part of our Lotion P50 range and specifically targets pigmentation.
          If you have never used acid exfoliation before, we would recommend that you start with the gentler Lotion P50W.

          Best regards,

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