Beauty Aficionado favorites, as easy as A-B-C!
Beauty Aficionado favorites, as easy as A-B-C!
Victoria Roggio is a Philadelphia based makeup artist and beauty blogger. Since her childhood days, Victoria has always been fascinated with art and professional makeup artistry. She spent years shadowing her mother, a makeup artist in Moldova, and working as her apprentice.
Later, Victoria was trained at the world-renowned Make Up For Ever Academy in Paris, France. She is certified by MAC Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Group, USA. Drawing inspiration from her European upbringing and her natural passion for the fashion industry, she brings innovative ideas as well as personal finesse and style to every individual project.
Reminder: Your hair needs daily moisture, just as much as your skin. Use PHYTO 7 for daily use to combat dry hair.
A rock-around-the-clock 24 hour corrective formula, LIP REPAIR by VALMONT protects your lips and their contour from appearance of fine lines and wrinkles… Its cellular activity helps to regenerate the skin, redefines lip contour, restores lips’ luscious appearance and visibly improves lipstick wear. Just smile… and let Valmont do the rest!A rock-around-the-clock 24 hour corrective formula, LIP REPAIR by VALMONT protects your lips and their contour from appearance of fine lines and wrinkles… Its cellular activity helps to regenerate the skin, redefines lip contour, restores lips’ luscious appearance and visibly improves lipstick wear. Just smile… and let Valmont do the rest!
Don’t fall (no pun intended) for the unseasonably warm weather this week. The crisp fall air is sure to return.
The brisk autumn and winter air can wreak havoc on skin, so I went straight to the expert for preemptive damage control. Awarded “Best Facial” in Philadelphia by Allure magazine, Danuta Mieloch, aesthetician and owner of Rescue Spa in Center City has been transforming the faces of women in Philadelphia since 2004.
Mieloch tackles the most common winter skin care concerns, such as:
Dry skin: “Winter, with its cold air and drying heat, can be tough on your skin,” says Mieloch. For dry skin, she recommends stepping up your routine to keep skin moist by:
● Applying moisturizer right after the shower while skin is still dewy to seal in moisture.
● Switching to a richer moisturizer.
Mieloch also advises to layer your skin care products. “Layering doesn’t just apply to your wardrobe, it also applies to your skin care,” reveals Mieloch. “Layer serums, under moisturizer, followed by sunscreen.”
Oily skin: For those with oily skin who think they can skip the moisturizer in colder weather, think again. “Oily skin still needs a lightweight moisturizer and sunscreen in the winter. Don’t forget to exfoliate, it is essential for oily skin,” reminds Mieloch.
Sensitive skin: “Choose a gentle fragrance-free cleanser and moisturizer. You might want to skip (or use less) moisturizers containing fruit acid and retinol in the winter,” warns Mieloch. “In the winter they tend to further irritate dry sensitive skin.”
Dull skin: To prevent dull, dry, rough skin, exfoliate gently and regularly. At Rescue, we suggest using P50 for both face and body. It instantly brightens the skin, removing dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and lets moisturizer better penetrate the skin.
Other tips Mieloch shares are:
● For chapped lips, use Aquaphor or a beeswax-based lip balm, preferably with SPF.
● Use a humidifier at home.
● Always wear an SPF all year long.
● Drink plenty of water and bundle up!
Renee DeSantis at Philly.com
Facial wet wipes are not a replacement for proper face cleansing with water! If you have no alternative (for example, on a flight), then they are an occasional OK substitute. However, they sit between a leave-on product and a wash-off product and don’t do either job very well at all. Instead try Eau Micellaire, it’s even travel size for you jetsetters!
Hydrating, firming and rejuvenating, Creme MSRH Corps is the richest of body creams. This cream is your post-summer salvation to treat sun kissed skin and prepare it for the crisp weather!
Rescue Spa client Therese Obringer loves a good challenge and having great skin. When Danuta challenged her to use Masque Vivant daily for 12 days in a row she was ready to follow orders and masked diligently for 12 days. By the twelfth day her skin was absolutely GLOWING!
“I can’t believe what a difference using the masks made. Not only how my skin looks, but how it feels! I’m addicted to using them several times a week. PS – do it with a friend and take pics. More fun that way!” -Therese Obringer
See her progress in the photos below…
“Refined sugar (bleached, blanched, and anything ending in ‘ose’ such as fructose, galactose, sucrose) all cause dehydration to skin cells, resulting in that crepey, thin-looking skin that is anything but healthy. Sugars bind to to the essential fatty acids that make up the outer layer of our skin cells, preventing the nutrients getting in, and the toxins getting out. So, rather than spending fortunes on skincare remedies, why not cut back on your sugars, and treat yourself to a great facial every month – far better value.” -Get The Gloss.com