Philly.com Reader’s Choice Awards: BEST FACIAL and BEST DAY SPA 2017!

2017 PHILLY.COM READER’S CHOICE AWARD
BEST FACIAL & BEST DAY SPA
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We Are Honored, Thanks To Those That Voted For Rescue Spa & Congratulations To Our Talented Staff!

ASHLEY SPAN – BEST EYEBROW WAX
COLLEEN FOSTER – BEST MASSAGE
PATTY GIBBONS – BEST MEN’S & WOMEN’S HAIRCUT
KELLY JEAN LIZZIO – BEST MANICURE & BEST PEDICURE
VERONICA LOPEZ – BEST MAKEUP ARTIST

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Summer Skincare by Edith Gondek

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The days are thankfully getting longer and as we get to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, it is critical to increase the use of sunscreen to prevent the development of solar keratosis and, by implication, help to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

If you Google The New England Journal of Medicine you will see multiple peer reviewed studies on the benefits of using sunscreen. I would first encourage you to use a high quality sunscreen daily – even when it is cloudy as those UV rays, especially with ozone depletion, can impact your skin. This is critical not only for your complexion, but also for your long-term health.

I recommend Suntegrity SPF 30 Sunscreen because it offers broad-spectrum protection without the chalkiness, greasiness or harsh chemicals.

Unfortunately there is a negative to sunscreen use – facial irritation and clogged pores that can lead to unwanted and sometimes “ugly” consequences. Is there a solution? Yes.

Masking at home with Valmont Purifying Pack 2-3 times a week will help to keep your skin clear and looking its best during these humid months.

To further minimize congestion of the skin, don’t forget to switch to lighter products. I recommend Environ Antioxidant Gel for daytime, or if your skin is on the drier side, Environ AVST moisturizer.  Using products with powerful antioxidants such as green tea extract, Vitamins A, C and E along with your sunscreen will give you additional protection against free-radicals from the harmful UV rays as well as environmental factors.

At night I recommend double cleansing with Biologique Recherché Lait VIP O2 to remove makeup and impurities, while allowing the skin to take in oxygen. Follow this with Biologique Recherché Lotion P50 1970 to exfoliate and regulate excessive sebum secretion.

For the final step, I recommend using Valmont DNA Repair Serum and Valmont Soothing Cream together to boost the skin’s capacity for repair. Using these products at nighttime, when the skin is most active, will help heal damaged tissue, while calming irritation and redness.

For extra care around the delicate eye area, I always like to finish with a separate eye cream such as Valmont Expression Line Reducer Eye Factor I.

Of course, if your skin needs a deep pore cleaning, nothing beats a Rescue facial from a qualified esthetician. We can assess your skin and customize a treatment to your specific needs. It usually begins with a deep cleanse using steam to open up the pores, followed by exfoliation. As you get relaxed, your pores will be cleansed via various means to insure healthy and vibrant skin.

Action Step?  Don’t wait.  Don’t procrastinate. Book a rejuvenating facial with one of Rescue Spa’s experienced estheticians, such as myself and consider a gift certificate for a friend or significant other.

Let us embrace the fresh air and warmth that summer provides, while enjoying the sun responsibly.

Your skin will love you for it!

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Mama, Love Your Skin!

As a busy working mom of 2 in the skin care industry, it’s important for me to feel good and look refreshed, hydrated, and youthful. Repeatedly, I hear moms say they don’t have time to take care of their skin. They don’t even have time to wash their face. Yet they want to age gracefully and have youthful skin. It’s time to take the time.

I have a few simple steps that are quick and easy to do. I’ve kept it simple so you will keep on taking the time to care for your skin.

Because it is important.
Because you are worth it. 

  • Cleansing- Cellcosmet gentle cream cleanser.
    It has jojoba oil and rose flower water. I find it to be a nice way to remove eye make-up and over all cleanse without stripping you of your natural oils.
  • Always double cleanse.
  • Toner- p50 pigm 400.
    Keeps skin balanced, even toned. Helps lighten those skin spots most mamas relate to and preps the skin for your next product.
  • Over the entire face – Cellcosmet ultra vital.
    It’s light and over-all hydrating without feeling greasy.
  • Daily face protectant.
    I have been liking Jan Marini, antioxidants, broad spectrum, SPF 33.
  • A little bonus, new to me and a favorite, Vintner’s Daughter active-botanical serum.  It helps to reduce signs of aging, strengthens collagen, and delivers oxygen to the cells to help protect the skin. I’ll use this a few times a week, especially if I’m outdoors that day.

I hope this helps the mamas in the world. The truth is, at this point in my life, I would rather get compliments on my skin than on a new pair shoes.

Esthetician,
Suzanne Zelley

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Father’s Day Gift Cards!

Show Dad your love with a Gift Card.

Gift Cards are good for all services and products. Including Haircuts, Massages, Facials, and Packages.

Rescue Spa is Open Father’s Day
Sunday June 18th from 10 – 5

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Purchase a Gift Card in spa and enter our Father’s Day Raffle for chance to receive a shave gift set by Proraso for Sensitive Skin including: 100ml Pre/Post Shave Cream, 150ml Shaving Cream, 100ml Aftershave Balm

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Father’s Day with Rescue Spa, Give the Gift of Relaxation… or Keep it Fresh.

What better way to say thanks?! 

Gift Cards are good for all services and products. Including Haircuts, Massages, Facials, and Packages.

Rescue Spa is Open Father’s Day
Sunday June 18th from 10 – 5 

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Purchase a Gift Card in spa and enter our Father’s Day Raffle for chance to receive a shave gift set by Proraso for Sensitive Skin including: 100ml Pre/Post Shave Cream, 150ml Shaving Cream, 100ml Aftershave Balm


Packages & Gift Cards 


ROYAL RESCUE
Classic Rescue Facial, 60 min Aromatherapy Massage,
Classic Manicure and Pedicure

RESCUE SAMPLER
Mini-Massage, Mini Classic Facial, Classic Manicure and Pedicure

SIGNATURE RESCUE
Classic Rescue Facial and 60min Swedish Massage

CLASSIC RESCUE FACIAL
Give him the classic! 

BIO-LIFT FACIAL
Super lifting and firming facial using non-invasive electric currents.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Intensive and focused massage provides the ultimate relief.

 

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We’ve Won BEST FACIAL in the 2017 Philly Happening List!

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Rescue Spa is proud to announce that we’ve won BEST FACIAL in the 2017 Philly Happening List!

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Connoisseur: Danuta Mieloch’s Favorite Things (via Shoppist)

Connoisseur: Danuta Mieloch’s Favorite Things

Photography by Courtney Apple.

BY    The founder of Rescue Spa is a longtime fixture on Philly’s beauty scene, but now, after fielding desperate pleas from our neighbors up north, she’s expanding beyond her Rittenhouse outpost with an NYC location, slated to open later this summer. 

Favorite Things

Jewelry staple: A gold charm necklace from Town Home in Rittenhouse [above, left]. “All of my friends and family know I have it and usually get me additions.”

Little luxuries: A men’s rose gold Panerai watch, a great handbag, and a comfortable pair of Gucci loafers. [above, right]

On my nightstand: A Tivoli radio [above, left] and a stack of magazines.

Morning fuel: “I make myself a green juice in my Omega juicer — lemon, apple, ginger, parsley, celery and kale.”

Recent splurge: A lightweight sweater by The Row.

Collection: Buddha and Ganesh figurines [above, right], old perfume bottles and antique Lalique glass.

Beauty Arsenal

Favorite fragrance: Odin 11 or Il Profvmo’s Ginger [above, left], depending on the season.

Skin-care essentials: Biologique Recherche. “I always have Lait U, Lotion P50 1970, Masque Vivant, Fluide VIP O2 and sunscreen.”

Go-to gadget: LightStim LED Light Therapy, a UV-free at-home light system that helps regenerate skin cells.

Must-have makeup: Valmont foundation, L’Elixir des Glaciers, in Rosy Beige [above, right]. “It’s like a tinted serum for your skin.”

New product: “I turned 50 this year, so currently I’m testing Liquid Surgery Serum by MBR. It comes with a hefty price tag, but it’s worth the splurge!”

Out and About

Oyster House

Photo by Jason Varney.

Currently working on: Rescue Spa’s second location, at 29 East 19th Street in New York City.

Favorite bar: Center City’s Oyster House [above] during happy hour, for a glass of wine.

Next vacation: Paris and the South of France. “Poland is also a regular stop, to visit my mom.”

Favorite market: Reading Terminal Market. “It’s busy and overwhelming, but I have my favorite stops.

Exercise: Ashtanga yoga, jogging and anything outdoors.

Favorite boutique: Montaigne Market or Colette, both in Paris. “They’re like mini galleries.”

Published as “Connoisseur: Danuta Mieloch” in the June 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.  Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/shoppist/2017/06/03/connoisseur-danuta-mieloch/#u1hHE0Ug0A77k2o1.99

 

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2017 Philly Happening List Winner: BEST FACIAL

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NEW at RESCUE! Baxter Of California

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GROOMING GENERATIONS OF GENTLEMEN.

DEDICATED TO ELEVATING THE CRAFT OF MEN’S GROOMING SINCE 1965.
Baxter of California is one of the original men’s grooming brands created by Baxter Finley in 1965. Cutting edge for its time, it started with a single product: Super Shape, a men’s skin conditioner that offered protection from the sun and sea. This gender-specific breakthrough was no gimmick.

Suddenly, guys got grooming. In the years since then, Baxter of California pioneered a comprehensive range of products tailored to a man’s needs. Years of research by our experts proved that all skin is not created equal.

Our approach is science plus nature, built from the ground up in California. We may be old school in concept, but we’re high-tech in practice.

Bottom line: Finley’s dry skin began a revolution. Baxter’s legacy meets advanced research: this is the evolution of men’s grooming.

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Body Acne and How to Treat It

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dealing with acne on your body…

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It’s already hard enough when you have to deal with acne on your face, but dealing with acne on your body is another story.

For some of us, skin breakouts can be more far reaching than the face, influencing bigger territories of the body. It normally happens on the back, midsection, neck, shoulders, and upper arms. We spend most of our AM and PM skincare regmen concentrating on the face, neck and décolletage. It is time we start paying attention to our back and work on getting the skin on our back “summer-ready”.

Back acne, simply called bacne, can be very hard to fix. There are a lot of products that are acne fighting and work really really well on the face, but your back does not respond as well to them. Even though the root causes of blemishes are basically the same in both places (face and back), the skin on your face is very different from the skin on your back. The skin on the back is thicker than the skin on the face which means the back is more resilient, can handle stronger treatments and exfoliants that would be considered too harsh for the face.

Here are some of my favorite products that are more specialized and easy to use.

  • Biologique Recherche P50 Corps – the gentle retexturizing formula is great for eradicating pores, smoothing away rough patches, and boosting hydration levels. It balances skin PH and regulates oil production,-perfect for treating your back and the whole body.
  • Gounjae Charcoal Sulfur Soap – amazing handcrafted  bar soap from South Korea. Charcoal sulfur soap targets oily and troubled skin.
  • Environ B-Active Sebuwash Cleanser – a foaming, gel cleanser that gently removes excess oils and environmental debris without drying the skin. Great for oily, problematic and congested skins and with the help of Tea Tree oil and Salicilic Acid it’s perfect for combating stubborn blemishes on your body.
  • Environ Multivitamin Body Moisturiser – with high concentration of Vitamin A, C and E and antioxidants, leaves skin revitalized, radiant, even toned and smooth.
  • Environ Dermalac Lotion – contains AHAs for use on rough, congested skin.

Tools:

  • Baudelaire Cedar Bath Brush – perfect,100% boar-bristles whole body brush that stimulates circulation and speeds up acne healing.
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Body Scrub Towel – removes toxins and excess oil and leaves the skin revitalized and refreshed.
  • Aquis Exfoliating Back Scrubber – helps improve skin texture and reduces bacne. It deep cleans and polishes that hard to reach back side, improves circulation and skin tone, all while removing impurities.
  • Lightstim for Acne – soothes, heals and prevents new acne from forming while healing existing breakouts.

Quick Lifestyle Tips:

  • The shorter the time between exercising and showering, the better for your skin. No shower access, no problem. Sensibio H2O Wipes by Bioderma are awesome for cleansing on the go.
  • Wear loose, breathable, clean clothes.
  • Use mild, fragrance-free detergents.
  • Clean up your diet and remember to hydrate.

A combination of these products and tools will leave bacne no chance!

Cheers to clear skin,

Diana Yerkes

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