If you haven't tried the line before you are going to want to - and the best way to get a feel for it as well as expert advice about which products will work best for your skin is with a Biologique Recherche facial which consists of 3 stages:
The Assessment Stage - the the condition of the skin is assessed so that the most appropriate tailored beauty treatment can be recommended;
The Initialization Stage - an essential stage where the epidermis receives customized treatment applied according to a precise and rigorous ritual;
and The Treatment Stage - products containing the highest concentrations of active ingredients are applied to recondition the epidermis and help activate both its regenerative properties and those of the skin's deeper structures.
The experience will be unlike any facial you've ever had (they actually don't even call it a facial, it's a Personalized Treatment) - it's not the usual cleanse, steam, extract, mask kind of deal. They use pure, concentrated, raw ingredients that are applied in a very tactile way. I have to admit that several times during the treatment I wondered what the hell was being done to my face, there was poking, prodding and strange flicking along with the more traditional massaging and during the whole thing there was almost never a time when she didn't have a least one hand on my face - it a very touchy experience! The most usual aspect of it though is that it's all done cold - no steaming, no hot towels, no warm or hot water of any kind! So tepid water, cold towels, lots of touching and holy crap, by the end of it my skin was glowing - even the lines in my decollete which I had resigned myself to being a permanent fixture were gone!
It's also easy to have the Biologique Recherche experience at home with a choice of over 100 facial products - this is where the facial came in handy as they will also recommend your at-home products - my favourite is the - Lotion P50 - 50ml - $28, 150ml - $66, 250ml - $102.50 - which gently exfoliates the skin, regulates excessive sebum secretion, moisturizes and helps maintain the epidermis' acid pH. Using it you can experience slight tingling, redness and blemishes - but what the bottle should warn you about is that is smells weird - kind of sour almost - but you can't argue with the results - it makes my skin feel so smooth and soft! Great for everyone as it comes in normal/oily, normal/dry and sensitive skin options.
You can have a facial and see the line for yourself at One2One Studio in Toronto, Heritage Way Medical Spa in Oakville, Femme Fatale in Barrie, Kolor Twist Hair Co in Calgary, Brens Skin Care in Russell and Les Chambre Des Dames in Montreal.
For more info check out www.beautynext.com.
- Lisamarie -