BEST ANTI-AGEING TONER
Lotion P50T, $125
In the rapidly-evolving world of skincare, only a few products emerge as bestsellers, and even fewer are elevated to cult status, taking up prime position on the vanities of discerning beauty addicts.
For the uninitiated, Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50T has been described as a game changer in skincare. Created over 40 years ago, the watery exfoliator is designed to be used as the first step of your skincare routine after cleansing to tone, hydrate and balance the skin’s pH levels—all in one swipe.
Containing a potent combination of AHA, BHA and PHA exfoliants, each bottle takes five days to produce. The formula works to give your skin an overall glow over 50 days— “P” stands for peeling and “50” stands for the number of days (that’s two epidermal cycles)—as it boosts the epidermis’ sluggish natural exfoliation process.
Used precisely and diligently, a significant skin transformation awaits: Pesky acne clears up, skin tone is more even, and you’ll find your skin catching light in all the right places. And because this lotion is rich in anti-inflammatory active ingredients, it’s also the gentlest exfoliator in the P50 family, making it great for those with sensitive skin too.
First-timers will want to ease in by applying the lotion using a dampened cotton pad mixed with Lotion P50T once a day all over the face, neck and cleavage. Once your skin adjusts to the solution after a week, saturate dry cotton pads with the lotion and use twice a day. It won’t be long before this takes over your medicine cabinet.