Health & Beauty

Bliss Out + Plump Up With A Biologique Recherche Facial @ 8 West

December 15, 2023

One of our favourite skincare brands, Biologique Recherche, is lovely to use at home … but even better when experienced as a facial. And, fortunately, you can do so at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic in Vancouver. At 8 West, facials using Biologique Recherche’s range of premium skincare products combine the relaxation and rejuvenation of a spa facial with the potency of a medical-grade skin treatment.

So Much To Love

Biologique Recherche is the epitome of French skincare, with a focus on excellence, quality and expertise all linked together with a passion for aesthetics and beauty. Crafted by the Allouche family in a Parisian research laboratory, Biologique Recherche was created with the combined knowledge of a biologist, a physiotherapist and clinical doctor. Together, with their passion for dermatology, they wrote a unique and revolutionary page in the history of skin care. An 8 West facial using Biologique Recherche skincare goes beyond a simple spa treatment, and can be used to treat a number of concerns:

  • Dry/dehydrated skin
  • Acne/seborrheic skin
  • Pigmentation
  • Dullness/devitalized skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sensitive skin
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Lines and wrinkles

Are You A Candidate?

The beauty of aesthetic treatments using Biologique Recherche is that they revolve around the notion of the Skin Instant, and use a set of powerful products for customization to all different skin types: normal, combination, dry, oily and sensitive. In the words of Biologique Recherche’s Dr. Philippe Allouche, “The skin is the reflection of oneself; it takes multiple forms within a single day and over a lifetime. Similarly, no two individuals have the same skin, and everyone has different Skin Instants, which themselves can vary within a single day, depending on the different parts of the face. The Biologique Recherche Methodology therefore targets the epidermis based on each individual’s Skin Instant.” In other words, everyone is a candidate for a facial treatment, and will see benefits from a treatment.

How Is A Biologique Recherche Performed?

At 8 West, each facial is different and is designed to address your specific Skin Instant, and your specific concerns after a dermo-cosmetic analysis of your skin. Your medical aesthetican will design your personalized treatment plan among the hundreds of Biologique Recherche products for your facial during your complimentary consultation.

A Biologique Recherche Healthy Skin Facial at 8 West Clinic is one of the most simple and relaxing aesthetic treatments around, as you will be in a reclined position during your 70-minute custom treatment. You can expect a cleansing of the face and neck, an application of the renowned Lotion P50, a custom booster application, followed by the application of serums and creams specific to each patient’s skin needs.

A Biologique Recherche Second Peau Lifting and Rejuvenating Facial at 8 West Clinic, meanwhile, is a more advanced yet equally pampering custom treatment that clocks in at 90 minutes long. Adding onto the same methodology as the Healthy Skin Facial, Second Peau is an electrospun mask strip made up of 80 per cent hyaluronic acid of medical origin. The pharmaceutical grade hyaluronic acid is purer and 40 times more concentrated than that found in traditional cosmetics.

Depending on your consultation, you may also opt to include high-powered add-ons for further targeting of particular concerns. These might include the highly soothing and reconditioning Toleskin sterile cream, Patchs Défatigants for rejuvenation of fatigue and aging the eye contour area, or the highly concentrated radiance-boosting Masque PIGM 400.

How Biologique Recherche Facials Work

To understand how Biologique Recherche facials work, it is important to learn about the philosophy behind the methodology.

Our skin is our envelope, so it must be protected and cared for. In a nutshell, the skin can be compared to a house: if the roof, i.e., the epidermis, fails to protect against external attack, the interior, i.e., the dermis, becomes vulnerable. To achieve conclusive results, we must start by taking a look at the epidermis. We know that, by creating an ideal surface environment, we can help the skin develop in a healthy, balanced way. Taking care of the epidermis helps restore the skin’s healthy, youthful and radiant appearance. Building on this, a Biologique Recherche product for efficacious treatment of the epidermis must meet specific criteria:

  • A very complex formulation with high concentrations of plant, organic marine or biological extracts, exceeding 20 per cent on average.
  • Absence of synthetic fragrances to preserve formula integrity and try to avoid phenomena of bad reaction.
  • Cold manufacturing processes are used whenever possible in order to maintain the original structure of the active ingredients.
  • High-quality active ingredients to justify its value.

The synergy of Biologique Recherche’s products and their unique and original techniques combined with the Skin Instant approach contribute to the success of their internationally revered treatments.

What To Expect

A facial is a very relaxing and gentle treatment that will reveal glowing, supple skin directly after treatment. Depending on how your bespoke facial treatment is designed by your aesthetician, you may experience very mild tingling during your facial. This will be the work of active ingredients in the Biologique Recherche facial products that help to resurface, reinvigorate and rejuvenate your skin.

As a facial is a deep-cleansing and exfoliating treatment, your skin will appear fresh and glowing immediate after treatment. The full benefits of your Biologique Recherche treatment will be seen within the months following, as the products work their magic and your skin’s natural cellular turnover brings newer, fresher, healthier skin to the surface. Continued, regular facial treatments will yield better results, and are ideal for general skin maintenance and overall health.

Interested? Book your 8 West consult or facial now! —Vita Daily


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