P50: What Is This Smelly Skin Care Product?


There are some new products that I’ve recently been made aware of and I’m not going to be shy when it comes to talking about them. One specifically really stinks pretty bad. No, I’m not saying that it doesn’t work. What I’m trying to say is that it literally smells bad, but women are ranting and raving about! It’s known as P50 and by the sounds of it, you’d think it was something similar to the NZT 48 brain pills. Not the case and not even close. Biologique Recherche’s (newly formulated) Lotion P50 has been out for just about a year and oddly enough, it’s the first time I’m hearing about it. You might want to learn a thing or two about this product.

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P50 Skin Lotion And The Fuss Over It

At first glance, P50 looks like a typical bottle of skin care lotion, maybe they upped the ante on this one making it look a little more modern (my personal opinion). When you open the bottle, you’ll quickly notice that the smell is something that would peel the wallpaper off of your walls. The census, it’s a life-changing skin care product that women may fight over!

Guess what, the women buying this product are shelling out a decent chunk of change for the smelly lotion too. A cool $90 to be exact and that may not seem too high to some but for most, it’s pricey.

What the heck is it exactly? Glad you asked, it’s essentially a water-based exfoliator that’s made from a formula which has been around for over 40 years. Basically, what it does is helps you eliminate dark spots on your skin, remove acne, control the production of sebum, and help improve the glow of your skin like never before. What you need to understand is that there is more than one version of this P50 lotion. The latest formula is what people seem to be gawking over. It’s known as p50 PIGM 400 and it’s for people that have super sensitive skin and perhaps hyperpigmentation issues.

If you can stand the smell and burning sensation then you might want to give it a try. However, before doing so, you’ll want to know that it contains an ingredient known as phenol. This ingredient packs a mean punch as far as exfoliating is concerned, the antimicrobial effects are pretty good as well. However, it’s banned in Europe for a reason, because it’s harsh on the chemical scale.

The good news is that the new formula does not contain phenol. Instead, it’s got vinegar, horseradish, onions, and it’s even got some wasabi in it. Sounds like heartburn city if you ask me! I guess the premise behind this is that your pH levels begin to balance out due to the use of the product.

While the product is sold in more than 70 countries, you’re not going to be able to walk into an Ulta or Sephora and pick it up. They have a business strategy that drives sales and they don’t sell in stores or the website. You’ll find it in a handful of spas and that’s it. If you want to try it out, you’ve got to find a place to purchase it first. Good luck with that and bring your wallet! The only other option is my secret homemade DIY horseradish exfoliator. Just kidding, there’s no such thing and I don’t advise attempting anything of that nature. If you’re into DIY stuff, check this out. If not, just buy it or find another product.

P50: What Is This Smelly Skin Care Product?
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.