Biologique Recherche has one of the most beautiful historic buildings situated on the des Champs-Élysées in Paris, all part of the authenticity that this exclusive treatment range offers all of their clients. When you’re in Paris you should take full advantage of the experience of their beauty therapist and skin care treatment that have been researched over years to bring results on the first facial, when you’re looking for results, this is the Paris address. Biologique Recherche’s cultish Parisian spa is a favorite of Makeup artist Tom Pecheux the well-known backstage force behind the supernaturally fresh faces on runways, Pecheux goes at least once a month for a treatment and he considers healthy skin an essential starting point for the emerging no-makeup makeup trend.
Enter Celia Gratiot Beauty Therapist & Trainer with skin that glows, Celia will be my therapist she has been with Biologique Recherche for ten years. Celia has never put any makeup on her skin, it has the original color and tone that looks so healthy, but it’s the finish of her skin that looks so beautiful and transparent. That is something I would truly like to have, a skin that just looks so clear youthful and healthy.
The key point with a Biologique Recherche facial is that is bespoke and customized every time you visit, no standard protocols and as Celia explained there are rules that the therapists are trained in but with BR products and treatments every time a client visits is a discovery of how the skin is working, in relations to not only products but basic health.
Biologique Recherche has two very smart machines, the highly tailored, individualized skin diagnostic measures the skin’s elasticity, its collagen and sebum levels, the state of its hydration and pigmentation. As Celia gives the feedback on the deep skin analysis, she advises as to how she will adapt the facial with various BR treatment products that will improve and develop my skin.
The facial begins, but I do need to focus on Celia incredible massage technique, the facial was a BR Lift and Firm, I could feel the lifting movements as she swept across my decollate, neck and face. Massage is generally a relaxing series of movements to improve circulation and possibly add a smooth refreshed finish, however Celia’s pressure is totally results related, and after half of the massage is completed the results are dramatic with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles dramatically reduced for firmer and more youthful skin as she will show you in the mirror. Truly this therapist has Biologique Recherche magic hands, and we haven’t even used the Biologique Recherche Remodeling Face® Machine.
The Biologique Recherche Remodeling Face® Machine combines three types of electric current; Galvanic current improves the absorption of active ingredients. Low and medium frequency currents re-shape and tone the epidermis. Athermic pulsed high frequency current re-vitalizes the epidermis. These three currents can be used separately or in combination offering a wide range of personalized treatments for each skin type of the customized facial.
Celia will tell you to just turn off and relax, but seriously once the facial massage begins you know instantly this is blissful, sleep-inducing and seriously firm, a shiatsu-like pulsing technique that targets points around the sides of the face and scalp, working on the muscle at the points of insertion for lift. The skill of the therapists as they bring the BR treatment products into the skin will make you look years younger.
BR makes hundreds of different products for face and body, Biologique Recherche star treatment product is the P50 tonic. P50 balancing exfoliators speed up the epidermis’ natural exfoliating process and the reconstruction of the epidermal shield, neutralizes the pH, as it regulates excessive sebum secretion, moisturizes and helps maintain the epidermis’ acid ph.
The facial that Celia customized comprised of this methodology and treatment products.
Using a specific physiological, behavioral and tactile approach, each person’s “Skin Instant” is assessed so that the most appropriated tailored beauty treatment can be recommended.
Lait EV (cleans and moisturizes)
Lotion P50W (Gently exfoliates and balances the epidermis)
Crème Masque Vernix (Revitalizes, repairs and protects the epidermis)
Sérum Elastine Pure (Smoothes the epidermis)
Sérum Amniotique E. (Unifies the complexion)
Sérum Splénodermine (firms and tones the skin)
Crème Biofixine (Smoothes and reduces wrinkles and fine lines for the day)
Crème Splendide (Intensive firming and toning of the epidermis for the night)
Serum T.E.W.L. (a lipid-replenishing, protective and repairing serum, genuine “lipidic shield” a finishing serum used after day and night cream)
At the finish of your facial, your skin is literally glowing, I saw clients descending the stairs after their facials to and relax in the tea bar, looking absolutely radiant. Biologique Recherche can be found in some the world’s best luxury spas and hotels, but if you are in Paris treat yourself to one of the best facial treatments this country of skincare can offer, visit Biologique Recherche—Ambassade de la Beauté, 32 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, Francis. Phone: 011.33.1.42.25.02.92