THE PATH TO BABY- LIKE SKIN AT BIOLOGIQUE REC HERCHE P ARIS
THE FIX YOU WANT TO LOOK LIKE YOU’VE GOTTEN A FACE FULL OF (SUPER-SUBTLE) FILLERS—WITHOUT GOING ANYWHERE NEAR A NEEDLE. THE TREATMENT A HIGHLY TRAINED AESTHETICIAN DESIGNS A PERSONAL PLAN TO REBALANCE YOUR SKIN. THE SPOT 32 AV. DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES. When you book an appointment at Biologique Recherche’s Paris flagship, you don’t request a specific type of facial—they tell you what you’re about to get. Every new session begins with a skin analysis using software designed by the brand to measure and assess sebum production, elasticity, lipidic shield (how well your skin retains water), pigmentation and moisture levels; the results inform the aestheticians’ decisions on which of the brand’s more than 300 products to use during treatment. (All Biologique Recherche aestheticians must undergo a year-long training process, plus an additional six-month period where they shadow another aesthetician, before they are allowed to work with their own clients.) The treatment begins with cleansing and applying the brand’s cultfavourite exfoliating Lotion P50, which is followed by a mask. Cool, rather than hot, water is used to remove product throughout the facial because, according to the brand, it prevents the skin from getting flushed and helps to keep it firm. Instead of towels, hygienic disposable paper strips are used to blot the face dry. Even massage, a staple of most facials, is distinctly Biologique: The therapist works on only one side of the face at a time, in an attempt to manipulate face shape into perfect symmetry. Watch out, Angelina.