Rescue Spa is Open Sunday May 8th for Mother’s Day!

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Rescue Spa is open May 8th
for Mother’s Day!

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Stop by the spa for a gift
or if you can’t make it into the spa,
gift certificates are available for purchase and download from home!

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Rescue Spa Packages



HEAD TO TOE RESCUE

Classic Rescue Facial, 60 min Aromatherapy Massage, Classic Manicure and Pedicure, Shampoo +Blow Out, Make Up Application

NIGHT OUT RESCUE
Shampoo +Blow Out,  Make Up Application

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

SIGNATURE RESCUE
Classic Rescue Facial and 60min Swedish Massage

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

NIGHT OUT RESCUE
Shampoo +Blow Out,  Make Up Application

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Spa Treatments for Busy Moms: Scrub & Rub at Rescue Spa

0S1A2567“On a chilly afternoon I headed to 16th and Walnut for a luxurious new experience, a full body scrub. I’ve enjoyed my share of facials and massages, but never enjoyed pampering like this! You know how good it feels to get a nice long back scratch? A scrub takes this feeling to a new level.

The massage therapist scrubbed me head to toe with refreshing scents of grapefruit. The room had an attached rainwater shower area – which I took full advantage of – and the towels were so soft… Overall this was an AMAZING experience because I decided to embrace the slowness. (A shower with no urgency is pretty unusual for this busy mom.) After drying off from my shower, my massage therapist returned for a light massage to moisturize. I was in heaven. My skin felt smooth and my mind relaxed. A perfect way to relax and get your body ready for beach and pool season just around the corner.” – Reviewed by Philadelphia Family Publisher Sarah Bond

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Shoppist: I’m sorry, you spend WHAT on moisturizer??

“It turns out, here at Philly Mag, we’re suckers for a good beauty product (or twelve). From ultra-luxe moisturizers to concealers that cost their weight in gold, we’ll shell out that hard-earned cash for a few choice beauty boosters. Inspired by the beautiful minds at Elle, here are the products that Philly Mag staffers hate to love.”

Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/shoppist/2016/04/07/beauty-splurge-products/#vRsJYhIl2r3F4lou.99

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Biologique Recherche Creme Dermopurifiante ($90)
“I’m ok with splurging on a good moisturizer because it sinks into your skin all night long. This one is really hydrating without feeling super heavy. It smells awful, but it’s worth it.” — (Lauren McGrath)

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Biologique Recherche P50 Toner ($95)
“It makes a big difference with my pores, and I notice my skin looks dull on my forehead and cheeks when I stop using it.” —Christy Speer Lejeune, Deputy Editor.

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Valmont Clarifying Surge ($325)
“I’m obsessed with it. It makes my skin feel like heaven. I just do a drugstore face wash, but with this moisturizer, my skin feels like I got a facial.” —Rachel Chernaskey, Editorial Assistant.

 

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AS A TRIBUTE TO HYDRATION… VALMONT PARTNERS WITH ONE DROP, FOR SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TO SAFE WATER

hydration ritualFaithful to its worldwide commitment to well-being and openness to the world, Valmont mobilizes its resources in North America to sponsor ONE DROP’s crucial activities.

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The concept:
From March 1st to June 30th in North America, for the sale of any of the seven products of the hydration line in North America, Valmont will donate $5.00* to ONE DROP. And will promote the through unedited exposure across all its North-American retailers and SPA networks. As Didier Guillon (President of the Valmont Group) states, “this partnership embodies a celebration of water and its virtues, and serves our commitment to share our success with the community”.

Why ONE DROP:
For Valmont, granting “sustainable access to safe water” resonates as evidence. A mission one should resolutely adopt, and support by all means, for the sake of everyone around the world, at all times. A key vital element for human beings, water also plays a central role in anti-aging fight. 100% aligned with the association’s culture and values, Valmont has been supporting ONE DROP since 2013, with targeted charity events. In Montréal and Québec, the brand has organized three art auctions, sold various items edited by ONE DROP and made direct donations, for an overall amount of CAD $20’000.

 

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Latina Beauty Aficionado & Cosmopolitan (Chile) writer Trini Id visits us in Philadelphia

Latina Beauty Aficionado and Cosmopolitan Chile writer Trini Id visited us in Philadelphia, all the way from Chile!  Check out the half page feature on Rescue Spa en espanol.

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Para seguir maltratándonos con la Caro nos fuimos directo a nuestra invitación al Rescue Spa. Un muy exclusivo Spa en downtown Philly donde su dueña (Danuta Mieloch, polaca hermosa con más de 20 años en USA) decidió hacer algo bien hecho para todas las mujeres. El spa cuenta con servicios de: manicure, pedicure, faciales, masajes, maquillaje, perfilado de cejas, sauna, duchas de vapor, barra de café y snacks y una boutique con las mejores cremas anti-aging.

Vida Colon, una latina americana con una piel envidiable, nos hizo el tour por las maravillas de todas las marcas de origen francés y suizo que cuenta Rescue. Entre estas destaco Cellcosmet, Valmont y Biologique Recherche (la favorita de la dueña, por lo que tengo muchas expectativas puestas en ella). Cellcosmet es suizo y usa células preservadas para la iluminación y rejuvenecimiento de la piel y Valmont también apunta a la cosmética celular más la utilización de componentes de agua glaciar.

Pero en total Rescue tiene más de 30 marcas exclusivas y muy “high end” que para ser sinceras uno no sabe por donde empezar! Empezamos por lo importante: un perfilado de cejas con la premiada por Vogue Magazine, María Gulraiz . Muy talentosa y apasionada, María nos perfiló las cejas de manera maestra con una pasión que pocas veces he visto. Y si bien estuvo su buen rato en mis cejas (que además tiñó con henna natural para darme un aspecto de más densidad) el resultado fue perfecto!

Mi mamá siempre me ha alejado de esas cejas delgadas casi dibujadas, y María comparte la filosofía que una ceja gruesa y bien perfilada da un aspecto joven y natural. Y para terminar nuestra estadía de casi 3 horas en el spa, nos dimos un sauna exquisito y arropadas en batas blancas nos hicimos la manicure más perfecta que me he hecho en estas tierras. Hoy, a más de 2 semanas de haber ido, aun la tengo en mis manos mientras escribo (un milagro).

Definitivamente la experiencia fue increíble y uno se puede mal acostumbrar con la excelencia de Rescue Spa. Yo lo extraño al menos.

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For those that can’t read Spanish here is a (super) rough Google translation:

RESCUE SPA

To follow maltratándonos with Caro we went straight to our invitation to Rescue Spa. A very exclusive Spa in downtown Philly where its owner (Danuta Mieloch, beautiful polish with more than 20 years in USA) decided to do something well done for All the women. The spa features services: manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, makeup, eyebrow shaping, sauna, steam showers, coffee bar and snacks and a boutique with the best anti-aging creams.

Vida Colon, an American Latina with an enviable skin, made the tour of the wonders of all brands of French and Swiss origin that has Rescue. Between these feature Cellcosmet, Valmont and Biologique Recherche (the favorite of the owner, so I have many expectations placed on it). Cellcosmet is Swiss and uses cells preserved for lighting and skin rejuvenation and Valmont also cell targets more cosmetic components using glacier water.

But overall Rescue has more than 30 exclusive brands and very “high end” that be honest you do not know where to start!

We started so important: a shaped eyebrows with awarded by Vogue Magazine, Maria Gulraiz. Very talented and passionate, Maria outlined eyebrows and taught with a passion that I have rarely seen. And while it was his good time in my eyebrows (also dyed with natural henna to give me a look more density) the result was perfect! My mom has always taken me away from those eyebrows thin almost drawn, and Maria shares the philosophy that a thick eyebrow and well profiled gives a youthful and natural appearance.

And to end our stay of almost 3 hours in the spa, we found an exquisite sauna and were clothed in white robes.

We had the most perfect manicure I’ve in these lands. Today, more than 2 weeks have gone even have it in my hands as I write (a miracle).

Definitely the experience was amazing and one can hardly accustom with Rescue excellence Spa. I miss at least.

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Prevention: The Importance of Sun Protection

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As it’s getting warmer outside, our skin is becoming a lot more vulnerable to the sun. During this time of year, my goal as a beauty professional is to educate every single client on the importance of sun protection and raise awareness around skin cancer.

In case you didn’t know, here are some of the major benefits of SPF:

1. Studies show sunscreen decreases the development of skin cancer

2. It helps to prevent hyperpigmentation and reduces blotchiness

3. Sunscreen slows down the development of premature aging skin (I may not have enjoyed the cloudy Seattle weather, but living there, I learned one big beauty lesson: sun damage is the biggest contributor.

It is important to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB radiation. Ultraviolet A causes premature aging and wrinkling of the skin and ultraviolet B is linked to the development of skin cancer and melanoma. These are some of the reasons to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects both from UVA and UVB rays. I prefer physical sunscreens (also called mineral sunscreens) that contain Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. These provide some of the most comprehensive coverage and work by deflecting the sun radiation from your skin and are often referred to as physical blockers.

Chemical sunscreens are wildly available to consumers as well with Avobenzone, Oxybenzone and Homosalate as some of the most common ingredients. Chemical sunscreens act as absorbers and create a chemical reaction and work by changing UV rays into heat and releasing that heat from the skin.

Physical sunscreens offer protection against both rays and protect from the sun as soon as it’s applied, last longer in direct UV light and are less likely to clog the pores. Chemical sunscreens tend to be much thinner and with such a formula it’s easier to add additional treatment ingredients such as peptides and enzymes. It is up to you as a consumer to pick the one that works best for your lifestyle.

Regardless of your choice, here are some of my favorites:

Other sun protection tips to remember:

  • Protect your lips by using lip balm or lipstick that contains SPF 30 or higher
  • Reapply sunscreen to your entire body every 2 hours if out in the sun
  • Wear sunglasses with 100% UV absorption to protect your eyes and the surrounding skin
  • Limit your sun exposure between 10AM and 4PM
  • Do not use tanning beds

Enjoy the sun responsibly,

Diana Yerkes

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Spring Is For Skin That Glows Within

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Spring is all about skin that glows from within.  Here are some tips to help shed winter skin…

This is the time to explore ways to nourish your skin from the inside out.  Look for key supplements like Vitamin D (sun vitamin).  Nearly 80% of the population is plagued by a Vitamin D deficiency which has been linked to skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.  I suggest incorporating Vitamin D & Fish Oil supplements to help boost your internal defense.  Vitamin B is another favorite which is naturally occurring in Brewer’s Yeast.  Enjoy a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fatty oils for best results.

Beautiful skin reflects overall wellness.  With the warmer weather approaching we are inspired to partake in outdoor activities, adopt a better diet, lifestyle, and habits.  Take advantage of your motivation to make better choices and schedule a facial.  At Rescue we offer a wide scope of treatments: microdermabrasion, different strength peels, microcurrents, laser treatments, etc.  A good facial with massage gives the muscle tone and oxygenates the skin from within to increase the production of collagen and elastin.  (For even more dramatic results add a BR Second Peau treatment to your facial.  This supercharged hyaluronic acid treatment results in the ultimate lifting and firming.)  Think of your esthetician as a personal trainer and the 60 minute facial as a workout for your skin to keep it fresh, plump, and young!  You are guaranteed to leave Rescue refreshed & glowing.  The accumulative results of daily massage can be seen quickly, while good skincare strengthens the skin.

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DIY – the Ritual

For those who want to go the extra mile (good for you!) and maximize their at-home regimen I recommend Valmont Prime Renewing Pack which provides a good amount of slip for self massage.  The accumulative results of daily massage can be seen quickly so it is worth investing the time.  Tools are also an excellent way to reap the benefits of massage with very little effort, look to ReFa favored by Japanese & Korean women.  In general good skincare strengthens the skin and a healthy lifestyle; exercise, sleep, great products, exfoliation, water consumption, supports this.  For exfoliation I prefer skin peels that gently dissolve dead skin and resurface. Reach for Dr. Dennis Gross Medi Spa Peel pads whenever your skin needs a little oomph!

Try multitasking with Masks.  Since our skin does not fit a one-size-fits-all mold and changes from instant to instant it is a good idea to have multiple masks in your skincare arsenal.

Oily Skin:  (T-zone): Opt for a clay mask like Bio Magic Mask.  Spot treat oily areas…
Dry Skin:  A moisturizing mask like Masque VIP O2  is perfect to apply to cheeks and under eye area.
Lifting:  Apply Crème Masque Biofixine to the neck & jaw line or anywhere you’d like to see a little lift.

*Please feel free to contact shop@rescuespa.net for a tailored recommendation.

 

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Relax and recharge with a well deserved daycation at Rescue Spa…

Look and feel as though you’ve just spent a week on an exotic resort.
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We’ve all been there.  You’re a slave to the daily grind and the only escape you can imagine is a far flung exotic vacation.  Perhaps your instagram feed full of pristine beaches and tropical cocktails is to blame.  Before you clear a week from your schedule and travel half way around the world do yourself and your wallet a favor by booking a spa daycation!  Yes, a rejuvenating haven exists in Center City.  Allow us to show you the way…

Start things off with a  Scrub & Rub body treatment.  An invigorating full body exfoliation to detoxify and enhance.  Next, prepare to unwind with a sense enhancing aromatherapy massage.  Aromatic oils and light touch restore balance and harmony to mind and body.  Your esthetician of choice will leave your skin absolutely radiant with a Rescue Full Spectrum Facial.  Microdermabrasion, micro-currents, and LED Light Therapy light therapy to encourage cell regeneration, enhance elastin production, as well as immediately tone and lift the skin.  This head-to-toe experience even leaves your hands and feet pampered as they receive a Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure with rejuvenating mask and relaxing massage.  Choose trend color from our extensive collection of designer lacquers.  After a few mere hours spent at Rescue Spa you will look and feel if you just spent a week on an exotic resort… and emerge fully relaxed, newly improved and with a luminous glow.
DIY daycation – the Ritual

To begin unwind with an epsom salt soak.  Adding a few cups of epsom salt to warm bath water aids in exfoliating skin and soothes sore muscles.  Another great relaxation tool is self massage.  Warm your preferred oil and spend at least 15-20 minutes mindfully massaging the body, paying particular attention to the hands and feet.  This will help stimulate various reflexology and pressure points linked to various body parts.  There is good reason that massage has globally been an essential component of well being and vitality for centuries.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.  A daily skin care routine is essential.  Daily maintenance and diligence allow for luminous results, now and for years to come.  Boost your regimen once a week by performing your own facial following these steps:

1.  Double cleanse.  Massage Lait VIP O2 onto dry skin (over makeup) for a good sixty seconds. Splash. Emulsify.  Remove with a warm wet wash cloth or Konjac.  Repeat.

2.  Tone/Exfoliate/Hydrate/Balance:  Biologique Recherche P50 1970 exfoliating toner to a cotton into skin in an upward motion, repeating until the pad comes away clean.  This step alone is a game changer.  Try this technique on half of your face in order to truly observe the lifting results.

  • ***Do a double pass.  This allows for your skin to really absorb the benefits of P50 1970, which in turn prepares the skin for the next step…

3.  Mask.  Mixing Masque Vivant with Masque VIP O2  is a favorite of many beauty editors, is suitable for does double duty allowing skin to reap the brightening benefits of VIP 02 as well as the purifying benefits of Vivant.

4.  Massage.  Spend 5 minutes massaging the face with Valmont Renewing Pack in order to increase circulation.

5.  Replenish.  Follow with the serum of your choice.  For added results, mix and match multiple serums to address multiple concerns.

  • Oily Skin:  Complexe Iribiol.
  • Redness & Rosacea:  Serum Erythros.
  • Hyperpigmentation:  Super “H” Serum by 3Lab.
  • Hydration & Glow:  Use Serum Fluide VIP O2 as a finishing
    serum to seal in hydration and oxygenation. Excellent for all skin
    types and extremely important for city dwellers!

6.  Moisturize.  Apply your preferred moisturizer.

*Please feel free to contact shop@rescuespa.net for a tailored recommendation.

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Ethnic Skin by Vida Colon

As the only Latina aesthetician at Rescue I feel it is my duty to represent skin of color.  Thanks to Dr. Seema Patel, I have 10 years of treating ethnic skin as a Medical Aesthetician.  Most men and women of color are hesitant to try Facials or Laser Treatments for fear of of scarring.  Why? Because of hyperpigmentation.  Yes the dreaded post inflammatory dark scar that remains after trauma has occurred on the skin.  On lighter skin types these scars typically fades over time.  On darker skin types these scars can become permanent.  Let’s do a quick reference on how ethnic skin is defined using the good old Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification Scale.  This scale measures 2 things, your genetic disposition and your skins reaction to sun exposure.  It ranges from skin type I (Nicole Kidman) to FitzPatrick VI  (Lupita Nyong’o) and since I’m Latina I’m going to throw in Jennifer Lopez Fitzpatrick IV.

Skin Type Reference…

Good news is that the esthetic world is evolving and acknowledging that ethnic skin takes special training and needs a different approach to treating our skin concerns.  Now there are safer lasers to treat unwanted hair on darker skin types and lasers that tighten and contour the skin (Sublime/Refirme) and if you are still nervous you can try theEnergy Lift Facial which is a great intro on the Sublime/Refirme laser treatment.  We also have the Velashape which treats cellulite and tightens the skin.  For those looking to receive a good skin care routine or needs help addressing their skin care concerns, a complimentary consultation can help or simply booking a classic facial so that I can get to know your skin.

Here are some of my favorite products:

For hyperpigmentation (dark marks)

Environ Clarifying Lotion twice a day followed by C-Boost cream (Vitamin C) works well to clarify these areas.

I also love Valmont’s Expert of Light Product Line.  It features Valmont’s Clarifying Infusion Serum it really evens out your skin tone and has Glycolic Acid which helps to smooth and brighten your skin. Valmont’s Clarifying Packis a wonderful cream mask.  Smooth this mask all over your face neck and chest (Avoid eye area) leave on for 10 minutes and you have an instant bright complexion and an awesome glow.

The product I can’t live without is Lotion P50 1970 by Biologique Recherche.  I use this twice a day after cleansing and before I moisturize.  This awesome potion brightens up any skin tone and helps to balance the skin.  It has so many benefits that a Grandmother and Granddaughter can walk out with this in their shopping bag.

Before you snatch these products it is best to get a skin consultation or facial to determine which products are appropriate for your skin.  The beauty of color is that there are so many beautiful shades to represent our heritages.  Let’s keep our skin looking healthy and beautiful!

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 AVST range gives skin exactly what it needs…

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Environ is a globally recognized professional skincare brand that is built on science. It originated in South Africa and was created by a plastic surgeon who passionately believes in using vitamin A to maintain healthy skin. “Environ skin care products have been formulated to combat and relieve the harmful effects of today’s harsh environmental changes, specifically pollution and ever-increasing doses of radiation from the sun due to the thinning of the protective ozone layer. Added to these are the modern-day effects of social and work stresses and poor diet.”

Having to work with so many vitamin A based products, I truly have fallen in love with the Environ AVST step up system, and I believe, unlike most modern days Retinol and Retin-A products on the market, AVST is gentle enough to introduce to clients with all skin types and conditions ranging from sensitive skin and even rosacea to combo/oily/acneic skin types.

The AVST range gives skin exactly what it needs because of its scientifically researched combination of vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants including rooibos tea, honeybush and specially selected peptides.  The step up system helps your skin to become gradually more comfortable by increasing the levels of vitamin A and peptides.  You don’t have to be extra careful with it and it will not make you super dry, flaky or sun sensitive like other brands’ vitamin A products.  You should use it every night as a moisturizer comfortably but I still would wear a sunscreen every day because simply put it’s a must in my routine and it should be in yours too.

Vitamin A is the only known element that keeps skin healthy and combats aging. It has proven to have the following benefits: 

  • Promote the skin’s natural moisturizing factor and give it a radiant glow.
  • Strengthen the skin’s outer layer to keep it firm.
  • Stimulate the production of natural proteins to keep skin looking healthy.
  • Support the skin’s immune system and helps prevent breakouts.
  • Assists in reducing the development of potential skin cancers.

My skin type is oily and not sensitive so I started on AVST3 and immediately saw a more nourished and radiant skin appearance and a smoother breakout-free skin texture. I love it!  If you are sensitive or have rosacea and any kind of easily induced skin irritation, I would start with AVST1 and let the vitamin A do it’s job. My job is my passion and skin is my playground.  I enjoy educating my clients and answering all the questions and concerns they might have.  Curiosity is highly welcomed in my world.  Schedule an appointment or consultation today and let me be your Rescue skin guru.

In Health,

Diana Yerkes

 

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