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Has anyone used Biologique Recherche?

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Mcmcmcmc Sun 16-Apr-17 15:58:26

Just curious, really...
I've used the P50 lotion on and off for the last couple of years. In the last few months my skin has taken a turn for the worse, with really ugly, deep spots (the kind that doesn't have a whitehead and can't be squeezed easily), lots of smaller under-the-skin bumps (clogged pores) and blackheads - probably the result of indulging my dry skin on all sorts of moisturisers. So I decided to give their products a go, as they are said to be good for clog- and breakout-prone dry skin.

I went to their counter at Liberty's and had a "consultation". I didn't feel like they looked at my skin particularly thoroughly, but I wasn't expecting a facialist-level consultation anyway. They recommended I change my P50 original to P50W because I have dry skin. I didn't want to buy the P50W though as my bottle of P50 is still pretty full. They also recommended the Masque Vivant (a kind of clay mask with yeast and other strange ingredients) to be used 3 times/week, and the Creme Dermopurifiante (a medium-rich textured cream that smells like yeast and contains lactic acid, among other ingredients).
For dryness, they recommended the serum Amniotique E, which I was reluctant to buy because it contains a (reportedly small amount of) alcohol. I wasn't able to try it on the counter - for some reason they don't have testers for the serums - and was a bit nonplussed to find it smells like urine when I used it at home. On the positive side, it doesn't smell or feel like alcohol, so the quantity of it is probably pretty minimal.
They also recommended Masque Visoelastine E and the ADN marine moisturiser, but I didh't buy those as the other 3 products I had chosen were already pretty pricey.

So far it's only been a week since I started using the products. Because I wasn't using many moisturising products and was using the P50 every other day, my skin got a bit dry, and I had to use some rosehip oil yesterday to rescue my skin after a night of no sleep (work) and a cold that ravaged the skin on the sides of my nose. Other than that, while the clogged pores on the sides of my face haven't yet disappeared, I haven't had any new clogs coming up, whereas before using this line there was a new one almost every day. More promisingly, yesterday I looked at my face in the mirror in natural light, with no foundation, and my skin looked overall brighter, clearer and a bit more "plump".

So far so good, but there are a few things about this line that really annoy me. I felt that there was a bit of a "hard sell" at the counter, as if you absolutely HAD to use only products from their line for it to work. The absence of testers also put me off a bit. They also have this thing of not revealing the prices online - all online shops that sell it ask you to create an account to view the prices. Is this done to make the line more elusive and inaccessible to the "masses"? 🙄😒
Their ingredient lists are also pretty hard to find online, and some products have downright odd ingredients, like mink fat (!), or are inspired in some old-fashioned concepts, like mimicking the composition of placenta...

So after having written this textbook of a review grin I was wondering whether others here have used this line, and what your thoughts are?

Mcmcmcmc Sun 16-Apr-17 21:57:31

No one? sad face

JustGettingStarted Sun 16-Apr-17 22:03:55

Why would you use this line at all? They sound dreadful.

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