Biologique Recherche history – 35 years of passion.
Yvan, Josette and Philippe Allouche, a biologist, a physiotherapist and a doctor, combined their know-how and passion, to write a unique and visionary page in the history of skin care. When the company was founded, 35 years ago, it functioned like a research and development laboratory whose sole vocation was to develop formulations for professionals dissatisfied with existing products.
Today, the Biologique Recherche Methodology has a reputation for astounding effectiveness based on a clinical approach to beauty care using intentionally pure, concentrated, raw ingredients, as well as innovative and meticulous protocols and procedures. Philippe Allouche, is a clinical doctor who showed an early interest in the profoundly different approach taken by his parents. In the early 2000’s he gradually took over the creative side of the business from his father Yvan.
His experience in internal medicine gave him a holistic approach to the skin as an organ directly interconnected to all the other vital body functions. In addition, his work in intensive care units gave him expertise in organ reactions to acute stress. Now, his experiences add a new dimension to all the brand’s own special techniques.
Today, Philippe Allouche is the guarantor of Biologique Recherche’s unique philosophy and know-how in high-end personalized beauty care. Biologique Recherche is an international brand available in more than 50 countries.
The Ambassade de Beauté, its flagship beauty institute, is located at the prestigious 32 Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
principle of formulation
Authenticity and harmony are the spirit and essence of Biologique Recherche skin care products which all boast the following specific characteristics :
– High concentration (over 20% in most products) of botanical, marine and biological extract.
– No artificial fragrances to preserve the integrity of the formulas and try to avoid allergic reactions.
– Respects the original structure of the active ingredients and most are therefore cold formulations.
– Contain high quality of their composition and active ingredients justifies the brand’s value
– Formulated to work together using unique, original gestures and Remodeling Face Machine for immediate, outstanding, almost magical results.
Our original methodology is based on the following three fundamental stages which are summarized below to guide the reader throughout this brochure.
the assesment stage
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.
the initialization stage
Like many skin specialists, Doctor Allouche believes that the epidermis is central to skin care. It is the skin’s outer layer and the ultimate barrier which protects the integrity of our inner world. The epidermis’ noble functions must be respected and it should receive customized treatment applied according to a precise and rigorous ritual. At Biologique Recherche we believe this stage is essential.
the treatment stage
During this stage, products containing the highest concentrations of active ingredients are applied to “recondition” the epidermis and help activate both its regeneration properties and those of the skin’s deeper structures. The skin is a complex organ designed for protection and communication which regenerates miraculously every month throughout our entire lives. The unique benefits of these cutting-edge, customized skin care treatments are both instant and lasting, even for particularly imbalanced “Skin Instants”.
doctor philippe allouche’s
‘out-of-the-box’ vision of the skin
To simply put it, our skin can be compared to a house. If the roof is built badly and cannot guarantee protection against external aggressions, everything inside is subjected to stress and becomes vulnerable.
First, one needs to take a closer look at the epidermis to create a surface for youth and radiance. This approach to observe how the epidermis is constantly interfacing with the skin’s deeper structures is known as “interface cosmetology”. It enables an understanding of how cosmetic active ingredients can act perfectly from the moment they make contact with the epidermis without needing to go through it.
A person has not one but several skins. Our skin’s condition changes several times a single day as well as during the course of our lifetimes. Everyone has different “Skin Instant” which can evolve during the course of one day. The artificial categorization of skins as normal, dry or oily provides a poor psychological definition of a skin’s condition and only gives a stationary image of the epidermal cosmetic imbalances.
The same epidermis can present balanced, dehydrated zones and hyper-secretion of sebum all at the same time. Inappropriate treatment can easily lead to new imbalances or reactive old ones. For example, an over aggressive product for so called “oily” skins can cause epidermal hydration problems, while a comedogenous or over-rich product used on formally hyper-seborrheic, now apparently balanced skin and trigger a recurrence of the earlier condition.
Lastly, external factors like climate, temperature, air-conditioning, tobacco, pollution, and internal factors like stress, sexual hormones, hygiene and age affect the skin. Biologique Recherche’s Methodology addresses all these factors and how they evolve when it treats the epidermis. This is why we talk of “Skin Instants”. Biologique Recherche professionals are trained to analyze all these variables and advise the women and men on the treatment that is best suited to their “Skin Instants”.