Boho Beauty Lessons We have Learned from Nicole Richie

Stick to your regimen. Richie rarely strays from her regimen of Biologique Recherche products — unless it’s to incorporate a homemade face scrub. InStyle revealed that the luxe French brand’s sunscreen, Biologique Recherche Protection U.V. ($132), is also the sun-lover’s go-to SPF.

Moisturizer is the key. Even when she breaks out — yup, it really does happen — the unconventional lady moisturizes pimples instead of drying them out. Style Caster shares that she spot-treats blemishes with hydrating toner, Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V ($65), which cues her body to stop overproducing oil.

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The Double Duty Product Diana Loves

“I never thought this masque would be suitable for oil-prone skin at my age, but, recently, I was pleasantly surprised to discover other wise. In this post I would like to focus on the benefits of adding this masque creme to a regimen.”

Masque Creme Biofixine is one of the earliest products from the Biologique Recherche line, a lifting and brightening masque that can be used in so many ways! I never thought this masque would be suitable for oil-prone skin at my age, but, recently, I was pleasantly surprised to discover other wise. In this post I would like to focus on the benefits of adding this masque creme to a regimen.

Biologique Recherche Masque Creme Biofixine is a toning anti-wrinkle treatment, both a mask and a cream. It is an innovative multifunctional product that tones and smoothes the epidermis, improves skin elasticity, helps unify the texture of the skin and prevent visible signs of aging. It features a re-plumping effect and leaves the skin feeling wonderfully soothed.The grape seed oil and green anise extract help fight free radicals while the white clay purifies. This BR oxygenating complex brings life back to your skin.

Here’s how I use it as a masque: After cleansing my face with the Lait Vip O2 and a thorough application of P50 1970, I follow up with an MC110 booster in the areas that need some extra attention. I prefer to apply the Masque Creme Biofixine all over my face, neck and décolletage in a thin layer and let it work it’s magic! 20-30 minutes should be sufficient. Then I remove it with a damp cloth and follow up with Fluide VIPO2 for more glowing skin. Before an event or after a long night out, I recommend leaving the masque on for up to 2 hours for extra purifying and plumping benefits.

Here’s how to use it as a cream: Application is the same as above but this time I make sure to apply a very thin layer on and massage it upwards until it is completely absorbed. The next morning, my skin is visibly brighter, smoother and awake! I like to use Masque Creme Biofixine as a cream after a grueling and exhausting day or a long-haul flight. You should try it this way too!

Masque Creme Biofixine is on the pricier side of products, but, in my opinion, it is worth every penny! Try it for yourself and discover why I consider this masque a favorite and call it the best route to beautiful and glowing skin!

Rescue Spa NYC Lead Esthetician,
Diana Yerkes

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Rescue Spa x Valmont “Essence Of Bees” Skin Care Regimen

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New York City’s Best Facial -Into The Gloss

“I’m standing in the middle of a room struggling with the snaps on a terrycloth cover-up. It’s a Saturday morning and I’m at Rescue Spa in New York City, its brand new, dazzling (and huge) location on 19th Street. Danuta Mieloch, the spa’s founder and owner, is about to give me a facial in what is to be my very first encounter with Biologique Recherche. I’m nervous, I’m excited, and then—once I’m snapped in—comfortably cozied up beneath warm sheets as Danuta gets to work on my face. Just over an hour of consulting, cleansing, steaming, toning, balancing, massaging, and micro-current-ing later, I emerge as if in slow motion from the immense facility doors and down Park Avenue. I can feel my face glowing. Even if it stinks of Biologique Lait Crème (reminiscent of an NYC sewer) it was worth it; my skin hasn’t looked or felt this good in ages.

I’m not surprised, though. The recommendations for Biologique Recherche can’t come through the Into The Gloss comment section fast enough. (In fact, whenever we link to the products, it’s usually to Rescue Spa’s ecommerce site—very few places carry it online.) In the days following my appointment, every time I caught a glimpse of myself passing a mirror, I had to do a double take, thinking Wow, the lighting is really good in here before realizing that it was actually just my skin. I can’t speak to the rest of the spa’s offerings yet—it flaunts a nail salon (whose fireplace literally used to belong to Jackie O), a beverage bar, a hair salon, and endless massage rooms—but I probably will sooner than later. I already can’t wait to go back.” —Anna Stevenett

“I actually don’t love facials. Something about them makes me anxious. I like to be in control–of my time, of my products, of my extractions. But I would wholly give myself over to Danuta anytime I’m in need of a little skin rejuvenation from here on out. The hour-plus I spent with her during my Bio-Lift facial bent the linear notion of time and I felt like I was there being pampered for days on end. I could give you a number of reasons why this facial goes down in my book as unparalleled, but I’ll pick the most important one: extractions that don’t leave any redness. Seriously. They didn’t even hurt! That’s worth a lot in my book.

But really folks, talk to any 10 facialists in New York and emerge with at least 15 different opinions about what you should do for your skin. It’s a hard world out there for a beauty editor just looking for truth. But Danuta didn’t try and impart any new tenets on my skin—in fact, she said it looked pretty good! (Never underestimate the value of positivity on your ‘glow’.) She used a handful of things I don’t normally mess with on a daily basis—microdermabrasion and P50—but not in a scorched-earth attempt to rid me of having skin in the first place. Too much of that and you’ll end up with a complexion that doesn’t quite know what to do with itself. None of that at Rescue Spa. I glowed when I left; I glowed even harder three days later. And did I mention the extractions didn’t leave me with any redness? Because really—that’s golden.” —Emily Ferber

 

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Environ Home Skin Care Regimen

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Everything I Used To Get Perfect Skin On My Wedding Day – The Cut


“Celebrities are always raving about their facialists, but what about those of us who can’t afford to go to the spa every other day? Ashley introduced me to Rescue Spa, which has been a godsend. It’s reasonably priced, and owner Danuta Mieloch knows her shit. (Oh, and Naomi Campbell was casually checking out the first time I walked in.)

Mieloch has a realistic approach that’s easy to manage on your own. Her team recommended that I invest in steamer to cleanse and hydrate my skin, so I bought one from Dr. Dennis Gross. I set the 15-minute timer and leave it running when I cleanse my skin on weekends. Since I started using it, I’ve seen a real improvement in my pore size and skin texture.

The steamer opens my pores up for the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant, which I leave on for 20 minutes. Read any reviews on this mask and you’ll know it’s got a cult following — for good reason. Within a month of steaming, my face stopped breaking out as much. I’d even lost all the pimples hidden underneath my skin’s surface, which I’d been trying to shed for months. When I wash this stuff off and immediately follow it with Vintner’s Daughter Oil, I look like I got a facial for half the price.”

Read the full story on The Cut.

 

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RESCUE SPA NYC as seen in the VOGUE JAPAN December Issue

 

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Rescue Spa NYC Event: Meet Dr. Allouche of Biologique Recherche

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Meet Sun Potion Founder Scott Linde

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“I Got the French Facial Every Beauty Editor Loves, and Now I Have Baby Skin” via Byrdie

“I Got the French Facial Every Beauty Editor Loves, and Now I Have Baby Skin” via Byrdie

Read the article here: http://www.byrdie.com/biologique-recherche-facial-rescue-spa

Biologique Recherche P50 ($98)

As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all our favorites in this column. Enjoy!

The way people get excited for the upcoming Game of Thrones season is the same way I get excited about Biologique Recherche. For years now, I’ve heard nothing but how this French skincare brand works miracles on skin. People I know who have used it have enviable dewy skin.

Some of my co-workers have already reviewed its hero product, the P50, which is supposed to balance your skin’s PH level, regulate oil production, brighten up dark spots, even out skin texture, and fight acne, but I had yet to try the magical toner myself. So when I heard that Rescue Spa was opening a few blocks from Byrdie HQ and offering a facial that incorporates Biologique Recherche products, I really didn’t have an excuse to not go and get one.

Rescue Spa, which is located in Flatiron, is a two-story spacious retreat with a chic aesthetic (high ceilings, white pillars, and a black, gray, and white color scheme) that caters to every single beauty need. Need a haircut? It has a hair salon. Need a manicure? It has a nail station. Need a message, wax, or facial? It has spa rooms on both floors. Need to restock on makeup or skincare products? It sells top beauty brands such as Valmont, Eve Lom, Kevyn Aucoin, and of course, Biologique Recherche. If a beauty heaven does exist, I believe it would look like Rescue Spa.


Rescue Spa

I met with Diana Yerkes, lead esthetician at Rescue Sap, for my Biologique Recherche facial. Apart from being extremely kind and gracious, Yerkes is very knowledgeable in how the skin works. (She also has an amazing complexion, which isn’t shocking, but you can’t help but stare and want the same for yourself.) She’s precise and methodical in her approach to skincare, teaching those same skills to the other estheticans at the spa so that you are great hands, no matter who you go see.

For an hour, she examined my skin—she was able to detect my love for cheese and ice cream just by looking at it—applied product, and thoroughly walked me through each step she was taking. She even decided to give me extractions—which isn’t normally included—because she saw that my congested skin needed it and believed it was her duty as an esthetician to give my skin the best possible treatment.

To start, she cleansed my skin with the Biologique Recherche’s Lait U, a milky oil-free cleanser that contains soothing ingredients like vitamin E and jojoba extract; it works as a great makeup remover as well. Next, she toned my skin with the classic and beloved P50 V 1970 (you can read about the different versions here), which contains lactic and salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells. She then mixed the brand’s Masque VIP 02 and the Masque Vivant together and applied them both to my face. The VIP 02 is more hydrating and filled with soothing botanicals; the Vivant contains cucumber and witch hazel to get rid of any impurities, which is perfect for my oily skin. She left it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off (when you do it yourself, you’ll notice an instant glow).

For a serum, she used Biologique Recherche Complexe Iribiol and theDermopore. The Complexe Iribiol is made with iris and zinc extracts, which tighten up large pores and are supposed to help with sebum production. The Dermopore is well-loved because it promises to reduce the size of your pores and even out your complexion.

For the bags under my eyes, she applied the Creme Contour Des Yeux VIP 02, which tightens and brightens with a potent combo of fatty acids and an “oxygenating complex.” To finish, she applied the rich moisturizer, Creme Dermopurifante. It’s made with antioxidants that protect your skin from environmental aggressors (hello, NYC smog) and also regulate oil production.

I noticed during the facial that the Biologique Recherche products aren’t exactly aromatic (the P50 has a pungent vinaigrette-smell—our editorial director called it “hot garbage”), but you quickly get over it after you feel how soft your skin is.

At the end, she wrote down every single product she used on me, along with instructions on how and when to use them. Two days later, she called to check up on me to see how I was liking my skin post-facial and if I had any questions since leaving.

It’s been about two weeks since my facial and I’m still getting compliments on my skin—and it’s all thanks to Dianna and Biologique Recherche. I’ve also been wearing way less makeup because my skin is just that smooth and bright. My pores are way less noticeable, and I haven’t had a breakout since the facial either.

If you’re ever in the Flatiron area, I highly recommend doing one of the many Biologique treatments, or at the very least just checking out the incredible space. Chances are this is where you’ll catch me after work.

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