40 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, 40 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 70 countries. The Ambassade de Beauté, its flagship beauty institute, is located at the prestigious 32 Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Biologique Recherche has a reputation for astounding effectiveness based on a clinical and personalised approach to skin care using intentionally pure, raw active ingredients

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.

Skin Instant ©

Building better skin - the Skin Instant ©

According to Dr Allouche, the epidermis can be compared to the roof of a house; if built badly, it cannot guarantee protection against external aggressions, everything inside is subjected to stress and becomes vulnerable. To respect the skin and protect the integrity of our inner world, skin care programmes are always tailored to every unique "Skin Instant©".

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 active ingredients can affect the epidermis without needing to go through it.

Everyone has different Skin Instants© and everyone's personal Skin Instants© constantly and dramatically evolves within a single day and over a lifetime, and depending on the different part of the face. The artificial categorisation of skins as normal, dry or oily provides a needlessly simplified definition of a skin's condition and only gives a stationary image of any epidermal 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 'oily' skins can cause epidermal dehydration problems; while an over-rich product used on formally congested now apparently balanced skin, can trigger a recurrence of the earlier condition.

Lastly, external factors like climate, temperature, air-conditioning, tobacco, pollution, and internal factors like stress, hormones, general health, digestion and age also affect the skin.

Biologique Recherche's Methodology addresses all these factors and how they evolve when it treats the epidermis. Biologique Recherche professionals are trained to analyse all these variables and advise on the treatment that is best suited to an individual's Skin Instant©.

The Methodology

The unique and original Biologique Recherche treatment methodology is based on 3 fundamental stages.

1) The Assessment Stage:

This critical stage ascertains the Skin Instant©, which is the condition of the skin at any given time, to recommend the most appropriated tailored beauty products and treatments. When performed at one of our partner establishments, the approach combines hands-on skin assessment along with lifestyle and behavioural investigations.

2) The Initialisation Stage:

This stage prepares the skin for treatment by thoroughly cleansing, exfoliating and balancing according to the Skin Instant©, prior to introducing formulas that are highly concentrated in natural active ingredients.

3) The Treatment Stage:

The treatment stage addresses the unique requirements of the Skin Instant© with high concentrations of botanical, marine and biological extracts to deliver both immediate and long-lasting benefits.