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Skincare resolutions for 2018 and beyond

Skin-care-resolutions-for-new-yearWith a new year, set some new skincare goals to achieve glowing skin! We may be biased, but we think our skincare resolutions for 2018 are the most fun and achievable New Year's resolutions you could make! Below are our top suggestions for happier, healthier skin this year and beyond. 

  1. Cleanse every evening: Take the time to thoroughly cleanse and remove makeup before bed. This alone can have a profound effect on your skin's health, which is why it's our number-one tip!
  2. Add a serum: Incorporate a serum into your routine and moisturize every day. If you need help choosing the right one for your skin, we're more than happy to schedule a consultation or chat before your next appointment.
  3. Mask it up! Using a mask twice a week can keep your skin in top condition in between treatments. Purifying, detoxifying, or moisturizing, we have options for every skin need and lifestyle.
  4. Get regular facials: We recommend coming in every 4–6 weeks for a treatment. Skin is constantly in flux and we can't stress enough the importance of seeing a professional regularly to address changes to your skin's condition.
  5. Be beautiful: Inside and out, you are beautiful. Remind yourself of this every day.

We hope you all have had a happy and healthy New Year so far, and we can't wait to see you all throughout 2018 to continue this skincare journey together!

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It’s summer in Seattle! Show off glowing skin with new BR products

Summer means showing more skin, and we have four new body products from Biologique Recherche in the spa to help your skin glow. You'll be ready for the beach in no time!

Lotion P50 Corps
Lotion P50 Corps with glove

This includes everything you love about P50 but it’s been designed for your entire body! Massage it in with the included silicone glove to promote fluid drainage and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Using Lotion P50 Corps is particularly recommended before and after prolonged exposure to the sun, before the application of a self-tanner, in winter, and before hair removal. When applying, focus on rough areas, which are more prone to discoloration.

Emulsion Corps
Emulsion Corps VIP O2

To meet the specific problems of sensitive, devitalized, and very dehydrated skin, Biologique Recherche has developed this oxygenating and long-lasting moisturizing emulsion for the body. It comes in a spray bottle for easy application, and the emulsion has a light, non-sticky texture that penetrates fast. This is great for all types of thirsty skin.

 

 

Emulsion Originelle
Emulsion Originelle Regenerante Corps

This luxurious emulsion soothes and moisturizes the skin, protecting it from harsh climates. It regenerates the skin, replenishing and protecting with restored elasticity, softness and radiance. This rich formulation is recommended for all skin types and can be used over the entire body.

 

 

Creme Amc
Creme Amincissante Oxygenante MC 110

This extraordinary cream oxygenates and stimulates. It trims and tones, thanks to an Essential Oil Complex (Thyme, Lemon, Cypress and Peppermint) that stimulates local micro-circulation. It’s recommended for all skin types and is ideal for damaged skin or for reducing localized stubborn adipose fat. Apply to areas you want to treat using the Massage Glove to disperse the active ingredients and help erase stubborn cellulite.

 


New BR device treats deep wrinkles

We love pulling back the curtain and showing some of the leading-edge treatments that Biologique Recherche has developed. Svetlana just returned from BR seminars in New York, and was particularly impressed with the pen attachment for BR’s Remodeling Face Treatment.

This specialized attachment is designed to target areas of the face, such as the mouth or outer corners of the eyes, to smooth fine lines and seriously plump up wrinkles. It improves the quality of the epidermis and increases muscle tone and the lifting effect is immediate and long-lasting. It’s ideal for deep wrinkles, including the nasolabial fold, lion wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Stay tuned for this attachment to be added to our treatments!


A love letter to P50

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We all love our P50. It's true love, our skin's soulmate. In fact, many of our clients can’t live without it. Biologique Recherche’s Dr. Allouche has called it a “potion in a lotion” and it is the keystone to BR’s skin care treatment. There’s nothing else like it on the market.

There are a few different versions, but all are the unique result of 30 years of development and experience. P50 balancing exfoliators speed up the epidermis' natural exfoliating process and the reconstruction of the epidermal shield. The fortified epidermis protects the skin, boosting its self-regeneration abilities. All BR treatments begin with the P50 ritual in the morning and evening. It gently exfoliates the skin, regulates excessive sebum secretion, moisturizes and helps maintain the epidermis' acid pH. It prevents and treats in-grown hairs, and is therefore ideal for pre- and post-shaving skin care.

Sound too good to be true? Well, don’t take it from us. Here are a few of the articles praising P50 (and dissing the smell, which, truth be told, is a bit acrid but it’s a small price to pay for the many benefits of this loved potion).

  • Brides.com said it’s a must-have for every bride:
  • Beauty hound Hannah Bronfman detailed her skin care regimen in the New York Times, putting Lotion P50 PIGM400 front and center.
  • New York Magazine featured it under the headline “Jesus in a bottle.” Seriously.

Find your perfect P50:

Lotion P50 is the formulation that started it all, the original P50 is recommended for seborrheic or hyper-keratinized skin.

Lotion P50 V is the kinder formulation developed for less toned and devitalized skin.

Lotion P50 W is the gentlest exfoliator of the bunch. It is chock-full of anti-inflammatory active ingredients and ideal for fine, sensitive skin prone to redness.

Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is an exfoliating and brightening lotion perfect for dull complexions with hyperpigmented marks. Unexpected ingredients pack a powerful punch: Palmaria Palmata extract lightens pigmentation and inhibits melanin synthesis, AHAs exfoliate, and Vitamin B3 and Wasabi extract are powerful antioxidants.

To use P50:

The first week, soak a cotton pad moistened with water with Lotion P50 and apply to the face, neck and cleavage, patting upward gently without rubbing. The following days, skip the water and soak a dry cotton pad with Lotion P50. Follow with your other favorite BR products. And don’t worry if you first feel a bit of tingling upon use. When the pH of the epidermis is unbalanced, you will feel the P50’s acidity. Once the skin is balanced, that sensation goes away.

For more on this new formulation of P50, check out this Man Repeller interview with Dr. Allouche or article on Racked.com:

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Discover the power and benefits of soin lissant

Soin Lissant is the anti-stress beauty care treatment. Our estheticians have been trained by Biologique Recherche to deliver this one-of-a-kind treatment. Translated as “smoothing care,” soin lissant was specifically designed for city skin—it targets dehydrated, reactive, stressed, and traumatized skin. Sounds familiar, no?

A lotion and power are mixed in doses customized to your specific skincare needs.

This product is rich in Omega 3, hyaluronic acid and silk proteins. Soin lissant leverages these powerful ingredients for their hydrating, renewing, and protective properties while simultaneously deploying unifying and calming qualities found in royal jelly, squash extract, and milk proteins.

But it’s really about the technique. Perfected by Biologique Recherche, our estheticians administer smoothing and modeling movements interspaced with rapid, subtly dosed pulsations. This results in a restructuring effect and you’ll find your skin is firmer, clear and more even-toned well after the treatment is over. It hydrates and soothes while also proving to be an effective means of lymphatic drainage. The video above shows Svetlana administering soin lissant on a client.

Svetlana regards soin lissant as our most luxurious treatment, plumping the skin through the singular hand technique that sculpts the face. It is a booster unique to Biologique Recherche that benefits any skin type or skincare regimen.

Call today and book your next treatment, asking specifically for soin lissant. You and your skin will be thrilled.


As spring approaches, we have your skincare solutions

Weather-questionSeasons change and so do your skincare needs. When the temperature fluctuates, it’s important to protect the skin, getting regular facials to reduce stress to the skin and improve resiliency. In addition, there are many effective Biologique Recherche products that can combat the elements and keep your skin looking its best, even as storms rage, temperatures veer wildly up and down the thermostat, and the sun starts making a regular appearance.

  • Sérum Oligo-Protéines Marines brightens dull, devitalized winter skin.
  • Fluide VIP O2 supplies oxygenation to reduce signs of fatigue and brighten your complexion (Svetlana’s tip is to layer Oligo-Proteines Marines with Fluide VIP O2 on top to help with dark circles).
  • Lotion MC110 No1 offers hydration and extra exfoliation, as it smoothes and brightens.
  • Crème Grand Millésime acts as a brightening cream, revitalizing the skin.
  • Masque VIP O2 + Masque Vivant provides the best brightening effect, and it’s our favorite mask combo, especially during a season transition. We also recommend mixing Masque Vivant with a touch of baking soda and applying that as a brightening, exfoliating mask.

Stop in the studio today to discover the right solution for your skin as we transition into spring.

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New BR Sérum A-Glyca combats aging skin

Serum A-Glyca
A new anti-aging solution has landed in the spa! Biologique Recherche has created Sérum A-Glyca to act against the phenomenon of glycation in the skin.

Here’s how it works.

Our body needs glucose—found in sugars—to function properly and to produce energy. But if there’s surplus sugar in the body, protein molecules can cross-link with sugar molecules. This is called glycation. These new sugar proteins affect the extracellular matrix proteins in the dermis, specifically collagen and elastin, and can accelerate the aging process. That’s where Sérum A-Glyca comes in. It keeps collagen and elastin fibers intact, thereby fighting the signs of aging and creating a youthful, radiant complexion.

But that’s not all! This wonder serum has an antioxidant action that protects the skin from external factors such as heat, UV rays and pollution, all of which can exacerbate glycation. With active ingredients of mimosa and carcinine, this quintessential serum:

  • Acts against the phenomenon of glycation
  • Protects proteins within the skin's structure
  • Reduces deep lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces signs of fatigue
  • Enhances skin's firmness
  • Brings radiance to the complexion

To use: On clean skin, apply a few drops of Sérum A-Glyca morning and night over the face, neck and décolleté, using gentle upward motion until the serum is absorbed.

Stop in the spa today to try out this effective, leading-edge product from BR!

 

Dry skin? Try our hydrating masks from Biologique Recherche

We’re moving toward spring but the weather is still, well, wintry. What this means for your skin is continued dehydration and seasonal sensitivity. But never fear, we have some solutions, namely hydrating masks. Biologique Recherche has several options, depending on your specific skincare needs.

VernixCrème Masque Vernix: This treatment mimics the original composition of vernix (the moisturizing, protective, antibacterial substance found coating the skin of newborn human babies), thanks to a selection of active ingredients rich in lipids, proteins, and antioxidant peptides. This revitalizing, repairing, protective treatment is made for deficient, stressed-out skin.

VisolastineMasque Visolastine E: Masque Visolastine E is a hydrating and revitalizing mask that enhances the skin's elasticity, prevents the sensations of tightness and softens the skin. Enriched with cellular peptides and fatty acids, the treatment calms the skin, while brightening and refreshing the complexion.

SensibleMasque Biosensible: This luxe cream mask is enriched with Fatty Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, anti-stress actives and the Specific BR Oxygenating Complex. Its formula contains high concentrations of active ingredients renowned for their high tolerance. Ideal for dehydrated, sensitive and reactive skin, this new treatment soothes, softens and brightens the skin immediately upon use.

Stop in the studio and let us help you select the best home treatment for your specific skincare needs!


Lotion P50 PIGM 400 lightens skin and reduces pigmentation marks

P50 PIGM 400We all love our P50. In fact, many of our clients can’t live without it. Now, Biologique Recherche has rolled out a new formulation of this cult favorite, designed to lighten the skin and reduce pigmentation marks.

Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is an exfoliating and brightening lotion that is ideal for dull complexions with hyperpigmented marks. Unexpected ingredients pack a powerful punch: Palmaria Palmata extract lightens pigmentation and inhibits melanin synthesis, AHAs exfoliate, and Vitamin B3 and Wasabi extract are powerful antioxidants. Recover luminous and radiant skin with an even, lightened complexion.

Use as you would other P50 formulations: The first week, soak a cotton pad moistened with water with Lotion P50 PIGM 400 and apply to the face, neck and cleavage, patting upward gently without rubbing. The following days, skip the water and soak a dry cotton pad with Lotion P50 PIGM 400. Follow with your other favorite BR products.

And don’t worry if you first feel a bit of tingling upon use. When the pH of the epidermis is unbalanced, you will feel the P50’s acidity. Once the skin is balanced, that sensation goes away.

For more on this new formulation of P50, check out this Man Repeller interview with Dr. Allouche.

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Time for an oil change?

Skincare oilAs temperatures drop, our skin needs extra hydration and pampering. Oils get a bad rap, but incorporating key oils are an effective way to treat the skin during the winter. Of course, we’re not advocating slathering cooking oil all over your face in lieu of your usual moisturizer. But certain oils can target various skin problems and are even recommended for oily skin. While it might be counter-intuitive, cleansing oils can actually attract dirt and excess sebum like a magnet and oils extracted from plants have properties that will nourish, bolster, and improve every kind of skin tone.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Rosehip seed: Full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, this oil is an effective anti-aging and acne treatment. Its low pH protects the skin’s natural acid mantle, making it a wonderful balancing oil.
  • Jojoba: Jojoba oil closely resembles our natural sebum, making it a ideal oil to protect and hydrate.
  • Raspberry seed: What doesn’t raspberry seed oil do? It’s a source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants with a high level of Vitamin E. It offers natural UV protection and can treat eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, rosacea and rashes. It has anti-aging, brightening, moisturizing and balancing properties.
  • Sunflower seed: Rich in linoleic acid, this anti-inflammatory oil can maintain the skin barrier and prevent moisture loss.
  • Apricot kernel: Also high in essential fatty acids, apricot kernel oil is wildly nourishing.
  • Cranberry seed: With a unique balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, this lovely oil is easily absorbed into thirsty skin. It revitalizes and replenishes the skin by balancing it, improving elasticity, and fighting free radicals.

Both Biologique Recherche and Tata Harper leverage the power of oils in their products. Here are Svetlana and Brynn’s picks for protecting your skin during the colder months:

Biologique Recherche Serum T.E.W.L.: This is BR’s secret weapon against extreme temperatures and weather conditions. A genuine lipidic shield, this serum protects, repairs and replenishes lipids through its combination of jojoba, raspberry seed, sunflower seed, apricot kernel, and cranberry seed oils.

Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex: This facial oil serum is lightweight and includes rosehip seed, jojoba, and apricot kernel oil. It infuses the skin with all sorts of good tings, such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals and antioxidants. It is particularly effective on the dry, chapped, irritated patches of skin that crops up in winter. It even helps control breakouts and excess sebum!

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser: This cleanser includes jojoba, apricot kernel, sunflower seed, and argan kernel oils, among several others. It thoroughly cleanses with a silky blend of biocompatible oils while leaving the moisture barrier intact.

Stop by the spa and discover the power of oil!