Wednesday, 11 September 2013

P50. Going going gone.


Remember all the excitement when Liberty said they would be stocking P50? I know. Me too.

Liberty have just informed me that once their current stock has gone they will be getting no more in. The UK distributor will no longer sell the product into non-spa retail. Whether this is the brilliant idea of the distributor (so more people will have to buy directly from them thus earning them more money) or a direct order from Biologique Recherche themselves is unclear. 

As much as I would back any brand's right to sell wherever they want - it seems odd* to me that you would agree to retail, then renege on that once you realise how many thousands of pounds of sales you will gain if you keep it in-house. 

Not to worry, Pixi have tons of Glow Tonic in stock. 


*I say odd, I mean unethical.

43 comments:

  1. Any idea where us non-UK'ers can get pixi glow tonic?
    That ship internationally, lets say to Norway?

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  2. Seems like a loss of a lot of business for them. Does glow tonic contain fragrance?

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  3. this has been going on for a few months since you announced the big news that liberties was stocking the p50 efmedispa interfered claiming that they are the only distributor and that unless you are a practicing spa you should not be aloud to sell biological recherche products (that is what i was told by the spa manager in kensington) it sucks now as i have to either go to one of their spas or call them up for a delivery i much preferred shopping at liberties it was far more convenient and i hardly think p50 is going to cause any damage they did not even asses my skin when i bought it from them all they asked is if i had used it from the spa so basically is a whole load of (sh**) anyhow :) thank you for introducing me to the p50 caroline you are simply amazing xxxx

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  4. Hi Caroline, New to your blog and LOVE it. You have completely changed my skin care regime and for the better - big time! I've also introduced you to my mum, who is using YOUR mum's preferred skin care products and loving them and You.
    Anyway, quick question, my mum has combination skin and recently suffered a bit of a severe breakout particularly in her T zone (she's 65 and wasn't best pleased). Following a lot of your advise, things are much better now, but would Pixi Glow Tonic be a good option for her?
    If so I guess I have a trip to Carnaby street in store as she lives in France.

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  5. Well i guess that will change again once they find out noone will go extra in a Spa to get this. As you say there are enough other good products

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  6. Oh for PETE'S SAKE! I don't understand when companies do this kind of thing. You would think that someone would have thought about what is going to bring them the most profit first and then stick with the business plan. That is fine about trying to increase your profits, it is after all a business, but don't fanny and faff the consumer around, it's a quickest way to p*ss people off.
    Switching to Pixi Tonic ASAP.
    Thank you for informing us Caroline. Love your work and your blog.
    Carrie x

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  7. Hi Caroline, I'm new to your blog, but it has changed my skin SO much for the better. I told my mum about you, and in turn both you and YOUR mum's skincare preferences are her new favourite thing! And now she's spending my inheritance on your recommendations. :-)

    Quick question from me on her behalf, she has combination skin and has recently suffered a pretty severe breakout on her T zone. Your blog has helped calm it all down and now she's dealing with the marks (she's 65 and not best pleased I can tell you!). So, question: would you recommend any / all of the following?
    Pixi Glow Tonic / P50 / Alpha H Liquid gold?

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  8. Oh for PETE'S SAKE! I don't understand when companies do this kind of thing. Sit down work out your business plan, and then STICK with the Business plan and distribution. I don't have a problem with companies trying to increase profits, it is a business after all. But don't fanny the consumer around, it is the quickest way to p*ss people off.
    Switching to Pixi Tonic ASAP.
    Thank you for informing us Caroline. Love you work and your blog.
    Carrie x

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  9. Luckily the Pixi store is about five seconds walk from Liberty.

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  10. I didn't even get the chance to try it - maybe that's for the best though if its going to become even harder to get hold of. I'm loving Pixi Glow anyway.

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  11. Nooo.... I was gonna buy that when my clarins one started to get low!!

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  12. If there is any way to get pixi glow tonic or P50 online and shipped to Australia please someone let me know :)

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    1. The bad news is there isn't. You can't order it online anywhere, actually, you have to go in store. Do you have a friend in London? Maybe they can do you a solid.

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    2. So after saying in a post that hasn't been approved yet that you can't get P50 in Australia, I got an email from Biologique in France telling me there is an Australian distributor. You can contact Jeff at biologiqueaustralia at gmail.com

      I have full telephone details too, but am not sure if Caroline allows that kind of sharing of information. Cheers

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    3. Wow thank you so much Sophie for letting me know! :)

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    4. i live right near a spa in sydney that sells it :)

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    5. Oh!!! Adele!

      Could you tell me where the spa is in Sydney??

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  13. Well that's just rude, bloody distributors!

    *locks Caroline in a lab for release only when the ultimate Hirons exfoliating potion is unveiled*

    Lisa

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  14. No way! Wish I'd bought a load when I was in Liberty last week.......sod 'em, Pixi here I come! (all other suggestions welcome lol)
    X

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  15. Well I'm glad I never managed to get around to buying it!!!! I've been using Pixi and Kinara toner/serum and I would say it's probably as good?? Their lactic acid serum is fantastic and their Dry Skin toner brings loads out of my skin the same way the Pixi does (and then I follow up with an uber moisturising toner for my poor desert-like skin) and never fail to be amazed how great my skin looks. I think the price point is around the same?

    xo
    Sara

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  16. Hi I am wondering is it possible to order P50 online ? What about Pixi Glow tonic is it available online ?

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  17. Oh they've messed with the wrong crowd,they've underestimated the force of the Hironsers... thought Directioners/Beliebers were bad, they haven't felt our raft yet!! ;)

    x

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  18. Hello, is it worth making a trip to Libertys to get the P50 before it's gone or is the Pixi product just as good?

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  19. Will you be doing a post on some US skincare finds? I see you had minimal. I am in dire need of an alternate to P50 (i am boycotting) and I cant get my hands on Glow Tonic!

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    1. She also recommended a Clarins Toner. In the US, it's called HP Plus Gentle Brightening Peel, retails for $38 on Clarins's site.

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    2. She also recommended a Clarins Toner. In the US, it's called HP Plus Gentle Brightening Peel and retails for $38 on Clarins's site.

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    3. She also recommended a Clarins Toner. In the US, it's called HP Plus Gentle Brightening Peel, retails for $38 on Clarins's site.

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  20. Nooooooo!!!! Whyyyyyy???!

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  21. Tons of Glow Tonic in stock?! WHERE! Can I buy it online anywhere?!

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  22. Btw i did read the other day about this Mandelic Acid Peel from makeupartistchoice, any expierience withthat? I guess i will give it a try and will order a sample...http://www.makeupartistschoice.com/25-Mandelic-Acid-Peel_p_26.html

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  23. Is the Pixi Glow Tonic sold online? I have been searching for it - and cannot find an online shop that carries it. Do you know of any?
    Thanks, Susanne

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  24. So now i cant order my P50 from libertys ??? Can any of you hironsers tell me where in the uk can i order it from please ? This stuff changed my skin and im really sad they have stopped selling it xxxxxxx

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  26. Hi Caroline, I was just wondering if you know the Spanish skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini. My friend recommended it to me the other day and gave me a sample of the "intensive revitalising emulsion" and it felt pretty good on my sking which is normal to combination. Would like to hear your views on this brand because I trust your opinion and as it is pricey would be good to have some expert advise on it before spending loads of money! thanks so much, Bianca

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  27. After getting through two bottles of P50 from Liberty, I managed to pick up the original (with phenol) formula "P50 1970" on a trip to the US. Personally, I find the 1970 formula much more effective. Still haven't tried Pixi Glow Tonic.

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  28. caroline skin is so dry from holiday despite spf 30, moisturiser and hydraluron! normaly have oily/combo skin...what do you suggest??!

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  29. I worked directly with Dr. Allouche and his father before him. The product line is very complicated
    to sell in truth and if I know BR they didn't want mass returns because of it being sold outside a
    professional setting.
    Spread the word to spas in your area because I knew Dr. Allouche was very keen to open up in the UK.

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    1. I worked and trained with M & Mme Alloche also - the original Monsieur - I don't think its that complicated it just has too many sku's! :) In my humble opinion. It is available here in spas but not without a consult. Irritating, old-fashioned and daft.

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    2. outright horrified i was refused skincare advice albeit im not within their territory. I did not even state that the advice should be BR orientated. Disgust
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      Kim
      Hello. How may I help you?

      nNina
      do you deliver to the uk

      ???

      Kim
      no we unfortunately do not ship anywhere other than the USA.

      nNina
      thank you

      what would you recommend for congested uneven toned skin??

      Kim
      you will have to contact biologique recherche directly as there are some products that are not available in the UK and I'm not aware of what is and is not


      nNina
      that is fine. i am holidaying to the usa and am interested what i can purchase for my skin there

      Kim
      you'll need a US credit card to purchase on our site

      nNina
      i understand. i simply wish to know reccomendations for my skin type

      Kim
      please contact biologique recherche directly. unfortunately i cannot make recommendations for UK clients. it is their policy.

      best,

      kim

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  32. I love Liberty and myself did purchase the P50 Biologique Recherche which is amazing, but I must admit, I was quite disappointed when I got told to read the back of the bottle for guidance and was not given any time and care to ensure I purchased the best P50 for my skin...I then went and had a reaction and had to return the bottle...I contacted the distributor, a very helpful girl called Charlie and she arranged a skin analysis with a machine and from there I discovered I needed the P50V.....I know purchase from Zen Spa in Nottinghill Gate who are now stocking the brand..and they have a great selection of products to offer within the range and excellent qualified therapists on hand. You should give them a go...very good service. hence i'm not surprised after my experience they have pulled out of Liberty.

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  33. I thought I would let you know that beauty M in Clapham Junction sells it for £52.
    http://beautym.co.uk/

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