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The Game-Changer: P50

2018 June 3

Hello, friends.

It has been a long time. Again. I feel like most bloggers on the internet are starting their posts this way these days. Blogging is dead. No one reads anymore. This isn’t Instagram.

It has been a long time.


I have spent some time away from this space but it wasn’t entirely because of laziness or Instagram taking over (though admittedly, both of those things crept in here and there). It was more of an intentional pause. A thoughtful break. Where I chose to focus my mind and time and heart on exploring some stuff in my mind and my creative heart. I haven’t figured it all out quite yet, but it’s nice to come back here to share from a slightly different perspective.

So I would like to introduce The Game-Changer. It’s a new, hopefully regular feature I will use to share the things that have really made a difference in my life some way. Not just another round up or list or bunch of commission links (though those may pop up as well, always with a disclaimer). The Game-Changer is about things that make a significant impact, that stand out among the link noise and that have become true must-haves for me. And hopefully, in turn, for some of you.

I think that what has happened to blogging is that quantity took over quality. More became the mandate. I think less and better is actually where it’s at. So let’s start here.

This is P50 1970*. It is a cult favorite skin product from France that has been dubbed a “magic potion” by many and I am here to assure you that the magic is real. I have been investing a lot on skincare lately. It may be because I just turned 40 or because I want to spend less on make up or because I got bored with shoes and handbags. I have tested a lot of things and found some favorites (stay tuned for my Drunk Elephant rundown because it’s definitely coming) but nothing has wow’d me like P50.

This toner-type liquid acid is said to exfoliate, hydrate and balance your skin all in one step. And it does. On another level. It is strong and mighty and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft and my pores visibly smaller. After every single use. I like to use it every other night, after cleansing, and put a drop or two on my fingertips and lightly pat it into my skin. I was applying it with a cotton pad but then read somewhere that that method wastes so much product that gets absorbed into the cotton and this is not a product I am looking to waste (on that note: I am on the hunt for good reusable pads so if you have a recommendation, please share in the comments). I like to take my time with it, use it mindfully and really relish in its effects.

I will admit that it smells like vinegar (and I just noticed that it is actually one of the ingredients…ha) and the concentration of acids in this (lactic, salicylic AND niacinamide are all in here, among other stuff) may be too strong for some so I would do your research and start sparingly until your skin feels happy and healthy. There are a few different products in the line and even different formulations of this product (here is a great guide to them all) but for me, the Lotion P50 1970 Original has been the game-changer. A true must-have. One that cuts through all the noise.

And will for a long time.

Hope you have a great day, friends. Thanks for spending a few minutes of it here with me. x

*the Shop Rescue Spa link is not an affiliate link. It is the only online shop in the US I have found to be an authorized retailer of P50 so recommend buying from them direct to ensure quality.

5 Responses
  1. Lara permalink
    June 3, 2018

    I’ve heard lots of comments about this and am considering finally purchasing. I hope to be pregnant soon and had to stop using retinol. I am slightly clueless when it comes to skin care. I use paula’s Choice skin perfecting bha liquid exfoliant. Is it ok to use with the p50 (not the same night but to alternate?)

    • Lara permalink
      June 3, 2018

      I didn’t read closely the first time – but would you say there is a difference between the 1970 and the non-1970? I think 1970 is not recommended if you are pregnant.

      • WWGD permalink*
        June 4, 2018

        I would look at that link I included to the article that breaks down each one and do a little more research regarding pregnancy warnings. I can’t offer much advice there, would leave it to the experts. I will say that I personally find it FAR more effective than the Paula’s Choice, which I also tried. But again, my skin is fairly tough and can handle acids easily. Let me know how it goes!

  2. Courtney permalink
    June 18, 2018

    I agree, this has been such a game changer for me! I’m looking forward to hearing your Drunk Elephant reviews. Skin care has become an interest of mine lately as well, I think it must have something to do with rapidly approaching 40!

    • WWGD permalink*
      July 3, 2018

      Hope you saw the first DE post, Courtney! Let me know what you think!

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