“Jesus in a bottle.”

“It’s the Hèrmes of skincare.”

“Life-changing.”

If you’re a beauty enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard of French skincare brand Biologique Recherche and its signature exfoliating toner, Lotion P50. Although the brand is universally adored by those in the know, it’s also notoriously difficult to track down. 

Acquiring Biologique Recherche isn’t simply a matter of heading to a salon with a wishlist and a wad of cash; the brand wants anyone using their products to be analyzed first.  “Every person and every skin is special,” says Dr. Phillipe Allouche, MD, the son of the brand’s founders Yvan and Josette Allouche. “We reassess the skin instant every time we meet with a customer and re-evaluate the treatment and home routine needed,” he says.

The “skin instant” he is referring to is the condition of your skin at the exact moment it’s being evaluated. It’s determined based on a series of questions, close observations and (gentle!) skin prodding with a diagnostic machine. From there, facial treatments and skincare products are prescribed in a hyper-customized fashion. Allouche recommends evaluating your skin and replenishing your products every two months, which is equivalent to two epidermis cycles and just enough time to get through a bottle of serum.

When it comes to facial treatments, heat and extractions are swapped out for invigorating massage techniques and cooling tools such as cryo-sticks. “We believe the face skin needs a ‘workout’ as much as your body does. We call it dynamic training,” says Allouche. “What hands can do on skin in synergy with products can be amazing.” During the treatment, the aesthetician will work on one side of the face at a time,  focusing on the “weaker” side to encourage a balanced appearance. The results are instantaneous – catch a glimpse of yourself midway through a treatment and half of your face will be significantly perkier.

This exacting approach is at the very core of Biologique Recherche’s ethos, and explains its highly specific selection process for retailers. “The number one criteria is the talent and reputation of the team [along with] their ability to learn our methodology,” says Allouche. So, despite the brand’s recent expansion, don’t expect to find it at Sephora or your local Shoppers.

Below is a complete list of everywhere you can buy Biologique Recherche products and/or get a Biologique Recherche facial in Canada.

ONTARIO

One 2 One Studio

One 2 One offers two Biologique Recherche body treatments and nine Biologique Recherche facial treatments ranging from $175-$225. Customize your facial treatment with any of their five mask add-ons, ranging from $50-65. Or, splurge on a hyaluronic-acid based “Second Peau Skin Facial” which can be done on its own for $250 or used in combination with any facial for $150. Visit their online shop (registration required) to stock up on Biologique Recherche and a range of other luxury beauty brands.

506 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON
https://www.one2onestudio.ca/

Miraj Hammam

Miraj Hammam – located inside the beautiful Shangri-la hotel in Toronto – recently added Biologique Recherche’s facials and body treatments to their roster of offerings. Choose from a selection of five different facials, two body treatments and a multitude of fancy add-ons and receive a customized program routine to maintain your skin post-facial. Peruse the selection of Biologique Recherche products available for purchase while you’re blissed out sipping on moroccan mint tea and nibbling tiny bits of baklava. 

Shangri-la Hotel Toronto, 188 University Ave, Toronto, ON
https://mirajhammamtoronto.com/

Vitality MD

This Integrative Medical Lifestyle Center and Medi-Spa offers a 90 minute Biologique Recherche facial targeting the face, neck and décolletage. To maintain results, Vitality MD recommends a follow up treatment every 3-6 weeks.

1769 Avenue Rd, Toronto, Ontario
https://www.vitalitymd.com/

Visage Clinic

This boutique cosmetic surgery clinic/medical spa has a range of Biologique Recherche products available for purchase and also performs custom Biologique Recherche facial treatments.

133 Hazelton Ave, Toronto, Ontario
https://www.visageclinic.com/

Lac + Beauty

Head to Lac + Beauty and choose from five different Biologique Recherche facials, including a Biovecteur Marine facial ($450) that features iodine-rich Japanese red algae as the star ingredient.

162 Davenport Rd, Toronto, Ontario
https://lacandbeauty.com/

Toronto Plastic Surgery

TPS offers six different types of Biologique Recherche facial treatments, ranging from the Hydrating Facial ($275) to the Signature Contouring Facial – a seriously intensive anti-aging treatment that uses active skin boosters to balance, firm and hydrate ($650-$2,400 depending on the number of treatments). Shop Biologique Recherche at their online shop and receive free shipping on orders over $125 before tax.

790 Bay Street, Suite 410, Toronto, ON
https://www.torontoplasticsurgery.com/

North Medical Spa

Touted as “the most relaxing and luxurious service” at North Medical Spa, the Biologique Recherche Facial goes for $225 for 75 minutes. North Medical Spa also offers a Recovery Facial ($145 for 45 minutes) which is ideal for sun or wind damaged skin and is a gentle pick-me-up between more intense treatments, such as microneedling. Shop a selection of Biologique Recherche products via their online store.

569 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario
https://northmedicalspa.com/

Heritage Way Medical Spa

Heritage Way Medical Spa offers nine Biologique Recherche treatments ranging from $175-$225, as well as add-on mask enhancements from $50-$65. Opt for the plumping Second Peau Skin Facial ($250 for 45 minutes) as an alternative to conventional fillers.

2485 Appleby Line, Unit # G5, Burlington
https://www.hwmedicalspa.com/

Burlington Medi Spa

Shop Biologique Recherche in-store at this Burlington Medi Spa. Request a free consultation via their website to make sure you select the ideal products for your skin condition.

2025 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario
http://burlingtonmedispa.ca/

York Laser and MedSpa

As the exclusive supplier of Biologique Recherche in York Region, York Laser and MedSpa offers a large array of Biologique Recherche products available for purchase in-store.

95 Wellington Street East, Aurora, Ontario
https://www.yorklasermedspa.com/

Enhance Refine Technology Clinic

101-1224 Dundas St. West, Mississauga, Ontario
https://ertclinic.ca/

Assia Beauty Clinic

188 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, Ontario
https://www.assiabeautyclinic.com/

Yazdani Aesthetics

London, Ontario
yazdaniaesthetics.com


BRITISH COLUMBIA

Glow Dermal Therapy

Whether your goal is a sculpted jawline, brighter skin tone or flawless texture, Glow Dermal Therapy offers a Bespoke Biologique Recherche Facial ($240 for 60 minutes) to cater to your desired outcome. Opt for a Double Booster Facial ($280 for 75 minutes) to further target skin concerns. Register on their website to shop Biologique Recherche online.

1874 W 1st Ave #3, Vancouver, British Columbia
https://www.glowtherapy.ca/

Optimum Skin Care Ltd

This West Broadway Vancouver clinic offers personalized Biologique Recherche facials as well as a wide range of BR products. Call to book an appointment and to inquire on their full stock list.

750 W Broadway #1416, Vancouver, British Columbia
https://optimum-skin-care-ltd.business.site/

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Named one of the best spas in the world by CN Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards and rated a Four-Star spa by Forbes, it figures that Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim was selected as the first spa to carry Biologique Recherche in Canada. This ultra-zen spot offers three Biologique Treatments, including the Second Skin Treatment, Custom Glow Facial and VIP 02 Oxygenating Facial.

1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, British Columbia
https://www.fairmont.com/pacific-rim-vancouver

Bella Luche

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521 Arbutus St, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
https://bellaluche.com/

Clarité Wellness

Located inside The Creekhouse in Granville Island, Vancouver, this cozy nook offers a number of holistic skincare services and products, and specializes in Etiotherapy. Purchase Biologique Recherche products during your consultation, custom treatment or by appointment. Products can also be shipped upon request with free shipping on orders over $100.

The Creekhouse, Unit 203, 1551 Johnston St. Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia
http://www.claritewellness.com/


QUEBEC

pH Santé Beauté

Headed by Dr. Daniel Crisafi and Suzie Rosseau, pH Santé Beauté takes a naturopathic approach to beauty. In 2019, Rosseau received the prize of Best Professional Treatment in Canada from Biologique Recherche Paris – so you know you’re in good hands. In addition to performing world-class facials, pH Santé Beauté stocks over 400 Biologique Recherche face, body and hair products. Existing clients of pH Santé Beauté can order online after opening an account. New customers must receive a consultation via phone or through an online form before placing an order.

5040 avenue du Parc, Montréal, Québec
https://phsantebeaute.com/

La Chambre Des Dames

Drop by this Montreal spot for a Biologique Recherche facial, or register online to shop their range of Biologique Recherche products.

5056 Côte des Neiges, Suite 402, Montréal, Québec
https://lachambredesdames.com/

Rainspa

55 Rue Saint-Jacques 3rd floor,Montréal, Québec
http://rainspa.ca/home/


MANITOBA

Bren’s Skin Care

Bren’s Skin Care offers a variety of personalized Biologique Recherche facial treatments catered to your skin condition. Book a consultation by phone or over email to receive a customizable Biologique Recherche treatment protocol.

Bren’s Skin Care, 361 Main Street, Russell, MB
https://brensskincare.com/

Myuz Artistry

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1444 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
https://www.myuzartistry.com/


ALBERTA

Kolor Twist Hair & Skincare Co

Calgary residents itching for a Biologique Recherche treatment can head over to Kolor Twist Hair & Skincare Co. They offer Biologique Recherche facial treatments ranging from $185-$275, including a new micropuncture treatment ($275) that claims to accelerate the targeted production of collagen and elastin with greater accuracy than a typical microneedling roller. If Calgary is a ways away, Kolor Twist also has an online shop. 

310 9th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta
https://www.kolortwist.com/

Refine Medi Spa

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9271 34 Ave NW #102, Edmonton, Alberta
http://www.refinemedispa.com/

Loshen & Crem

Edmonton, Alberta
https://www.loshen.ca/


NEWFOUNDLAND

Landells Clinic

120 Stavanger Dr #104, St. John’s, Newfoundland
http://www.landellsclinic.ca/


NOVA SCOTIA

Spirit Spa

Spirit Spa in Halifax offers bespoke Biologique Recherche facials, starting at $145 for an introductory facial and $175 for a targeted treatment facial. Head to the Spirit Spa website to shop Biologique Recherche online.

5540 Kaye Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
https://spiritspa.ca/


SASKATCHEWAN

The Vivary Spa

158 2nd Ave N #60 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
https://www.thevivary.com/

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