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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).

  • 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


Jill Bucy Skincare named "best skincare" in Seattle Mag poll

Svetlana_facialWoo hoo! The results are in and the winner of the Seattle Mag 2013 Readers' Choice Poll for BEST SKINCARE is…drumroll, please…Jill Bucy Skincare. This is a huge honor, considering all the talented competition in the city. Thanks to our clients; we appreciate you spreading the word about our treatments.

View the winners of the other categories here.


Seattle Mag highlights JBS & Tata Harper

Yay! Seattle Magazine's blog just gave us some love. Style Editor Ali Brownrigg visited Svetlana for a treatment and got an added bonus: an interview with Tata Harper herself (she's pictured with Svetlana at right)! Tata was in the spa for a facial as well, and shared her experience with Ali. "My Jill Bucy facial was to die for—completely relaxing and rejuvenating. They have a beautiful space and are charming people. It was really such a treat during a busy trip, and really made my day," Tata told Ali.

Ali wrote about her experience in the spa as well. "It was a sweltering late summer afternoon and I was finally about to cross the threshold of Jill Bucy Skincare, hallowed ground for Seattle’s skincare obsessed and widely considered as the place for a facial in town…Inspired by the techniques, machines and products of French line Biologique Recherche, Jill Bucy is one of only two spas in town that uses the Perfector machine, a non-invasive device that uses low frequency micro-currents to revitalize the skin and Ponomareva is a master with it," Ali reported.

Read the whole post here. And stop in to check out our Tata Harper products!

Love JBS? Vote for us in the Best of Western Washington

  It's that time of year, when kids return to school, the leaves start to turn, and King 5 runs its Best of Western Washington poll. If you love what Jill Bucy Skincare has done for you and your skin, vote for us. It's simple. Just click on the image above or link this link. Voting really does help us out; it clues in others in the Pacific Northwest to our services and demonstrates that we truly deliver results when it comes to gorgeous skin. Help us earn the title of Western Washington's BEST! Vote today!

Seattleite raves about Svetlana

FrenchFacial1-630x355The word is getting out that Svetlana is Seattle's best-kept secret in the quest for glowing, youthful skin! Seattleite recently experienced a Ultimate Lift Facial with Svetlana, which returned her 16 weeks' pregnant complexion to normal. Her words speak for themselves:

"After descending into a bliss that can only be brought on by the hands of Svetlana (and only momentarily startled when she used the Perfector which I had never experienced before—it was a painless “zapping” sensation), I came out from behind the sliding doors fresh-faced and fancy-free."

"A few weeks later and my skin seems to be almost back to pre-pregnancy normal. So with that, I can officially say Svetlana at Jill Bucy is worth a visit and a relaxing hour out of your day."

Come experience the magic that is Svetlana and Jill Bucy Skincare today!

Seattle Met loves Svetlana's "hands-on" approach

Shop_TalkWe were thrilled to see that Laura Cassidy, Seattle Met's Style Editor, loved her facial treatment with Svetlana. It had such an impact, that she continued to think about Svetlana and the treatment days later. "Som spas rely almost exclusively on wands and microcurrents," Laura wrote. "When I was in Ponomareva's care, she used the French-formulated product and her hands: gently but purposefully pushing up, over, and somehow vaguely in the direction of a better and if not younger than not-older me."

Laura also sees how Jill Bucy Skincare's philosophy fits right in with the current trend toward slow, thoughtful, and non-toxic. "It seems to me now," she said, "when I eventually remember to snap out of the hot water each morning, that hands-on 'face lifts' are right in line with canning your own tomatoes, car-sharing, and roof-top solar panels. In other worlds, if you're commited to non-toxic, low-impact living and you're interested in slowing the march of time, you might consider spending 90 minutes or so at Jill Bucy to see if this small-batch approach to skin care is right for you."

Read about Laura's experience on the Seattle Met Shop/Talk blog here.

Raves for Jill Bucy Skincare


HS Magazine recently featured JBS and we were thrilled to read their review. Calling us a "hidden gem," the site offers info about the spa and walks you through our Classic French Facial.

On our ambiance: "The space is intimate and elegant and perfectly reflects the French aesthetics it’s known for. It feels feminine and chic, with romantic details like chandeliers and ornate mirrors, just the right place to transform into the most beautiful version of you."

On our treatments: "If you want to talk results, this is truly on of Seattle’s best beauty treatments."

 Read the entire review here.

"Like" us and win prizes!

Allure_logoAs we've reported, Allure magazine has named Jill as Seattle's best facialist in the October Best of Beauty issue! We are thrilled and hope you come in soon to check out one of Jill or Taryn's French facials.

To thank you—our clients mean the world to us—we are going to distribute tickets to you when you participate in our online community. Here's how it works:

  • Like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @jillbucyskin: 1 ticket
  • Participate in a Facebook or twitter conversation: 3 tickets
  • Write a review on a user-generated review site or refer a friend: 5 tickets

The more tickets you accumulate, the greater your chances to win. We will draw tickets on the 28th of each month for a bottle of P50, a facial, and a Perfector Deluxe treatment. We love hearing from you, whether it's in the studio or on our social networks.

JBS nabs Allure Best of Beauty Award!

Allure magazine has been good to us and this year is no exception. The magazine has named Jill as Seattle's best facialist in the October Best of Beauty issue! We are thrilled and hope you come in soon to check out one of Jill or Taryn's French facials.

The magazine also called out Tata Harper's Resurfacing Mask in their Natural Wonders section in the issue, saying "one session alone leaves skin noticably more glow-y." We agree.