A Few of Monika Kozlowska’s Favorite Things

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Monika Kozlowska – Rescue Spa Aesthetician 

Just as the skin has many different layers so does my beloved skincare regimen, as each one serves different values to your skin.  Biologique Recherche products allow each individual to create a unique program for their personal best skin.

My recommended five step regimen starts with a cleansing milk such as Lait U to cleanse, hydrate and balance your skin.

Second? Lotion P50 Original “1970 toner… a treatment in itself!  Well known as a“facial in a bottle” it tops the charts in terms of a product that does it all.  The phenol is antibacterial and balancing, the salicylic acid gently exfoliates your skin, and the lactic acid hydrates.  Seriously, a perfect combination!  After the first use, your skin will be glowing and pH balanced which is so important in order to keep the skin’s natural barrier and protection healthy.

Third. Here come the Quintessential Serums (one for each skin type)!  They are all water based with active amino acids or peptides meant to treat skin imbalances.  Use them after  P50, they penetrate quickly and set your skin for the final step: Moisturizer.

Last but not least BR offers the most sophisticated finishing serums which provide instant and long lasting effects.  They are formulated with botanical extracts, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid,  as well as potent moisturizing and oxygenating DNA extracts.  They can be applied both under or over moisturizer for a radiant and natural finish.  Finishing Serums aren’t to be overlooked, they prolong and protect the effects of your entire skincare regimen.  *They also create a great makeup base.

There is technically one more step worth mentioning … Sunscreen.  Yes, it should be applied separately because every well-respected line keeps SPF separate from their creams in order to maintain the benefits of the active ingredients in both products.

tried and true products…

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LAIT U

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P50 ORIGINAL “1970”

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QUINTESSENTIAL SERUMS

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DAILY SPF

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Join Us August 3rd, 12pm-7pm For An Eye Enhancing Treatment

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August 3rd from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lash, Hair & Makeup Expert Bruce Tyndal will provide complimentary Eye Enhancing Treatments including eye makeup application. Receive a complimentary gift with purchase!
 
Please call to RSVP your Complimentary Eye Enhancing Treatment Including Eye Makeup Application!215-772-2766

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Study Shows Men Spend Just as Much as Women on Skincare Products But what exactly are men spending it on?

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A young man shaving in the mirror

Hold up. Everything you thought you knew about gender and beauty stereotypes is wrong. According to this study, men and women are spending the same amount of money when it comes to beauty products. But how can this be? Men are supposed to be ambivalent towards skincare and things that are typically classified as “feminine”… right? What are they doing? What, exactly, are they using? We’ve hit up the estheticians of Philly’s most renowned spas to finally debunk the mysterious beauty habits of men and really break down the best in men’s skincare.

  • First things first, men are getting just as many expensive products and treatments as women. Esthetician Joanna Kula of Rescue Spa in Rittenhouse sees her male customers routinely buying the Biologique Recherche P50 exfoliating toner. The P50 toning lotion ranges from $27 for a travel size bottle (y’all!) and $94 for a full 8 oz., which goes to show that men will definitely cough up some dough when it comes to beauty.
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Valmont Skincare Event: 2 days of Beauty

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Two special Valmont Days dedicated to enhancing your beauty.

September 27th 9am to 5pm
September 28th 9 am to 5 pm

Valmont ambassador, Jessica Bonnetain, will provide complimentary skin analysis and personalized recommendation.

Exclusive offers during this event:

Receive a complimentary Valmont discovery facial (value $95) with purchase of 2 Valmont products*

Free skin consultation and personalized skin care advice

Please call 215.772.2766 to reserve your appointment.

 

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Valmont Art Exhibit / Fall VIP Cocktail Party

16115_Valmont-InvitationRescueSpa_5b (1)Rescue Spa and Valmont invite you to experience Collection d’Artistes: by Didier Guillon. A pop up exhibition of 9 leading artists of the Valmont universe, showcasing Valmont’s passion and the connection between beauty and art.

Featured Artists:
Bénédicte Blanc Fontenille
Didier Guillon
Frederic Amat
Isao
Jane Lebesque
Joan Artigas
Leonardo Cimolin
Quentin Garel
Yves Belorgey

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Look Hot, Stay Cool.

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FOR FACE…

Micro Facial –  ($160)  We all know that applying and reapplying sunscreen in the summer is non-negotiable.  However, the “summer gunk” that SPF’s leave behind can take a toll on our skin.

Enter Mini Micro.   ($75)  Deep cleans the pores and diminishes fine lines without downtime.  Win win!  *Use Dr.Dennis Gross Skincare Medi Spa Peels 1 x a week as maintenance in between facials.

Brow & Lash Tint (Brow $25 – Lash $30)  It is just too hot and humid to worry about your makeup.  Allow tinting to enhance your features without all the work.  Beyond waterproof, your brows and lashes will appear natural yet thicker and more defined for days.  *Don’t forget to schedule designer brows for the most enviable arches. 

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FOR HANDS…

Bioseaweed Gel Nails – ($45 manicure only)  All of the pros of gel nails with none of the cons? Yes, please!  Perfect to get before your next getaway as it lasts approximately 2 weeks.  Does NOT contain the 5 notorious chemicals found in traditional gels.  Nails are set with LED Light, unlike traditional gel which uses damaging UV rays. You can also look forward to an upgraded and comfortable steam removal!

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FOR HAIR…

Summer Hair –  ($40 and up)  Frizz. The struggle is real.  Maintain your sanity by scheduling an appointment for aGlaze and Blowout.  You’ll leave with silky smooth hair that shines and defies humidity. *Calling all balayaged, bottle blondes, platinum, and silver hair…  Davines Silver Alchemy Conditioner is a summer must-have to stave away brassiness. Use 1 x a week to maintain the perfect color.

FOR BODY…

Brazilian & Bikini – (Brazilian $50 – Bikini $30)  The best way to get beach ready in an instant!  *Opt for Fur Stubble Cream daily to keep ingrown hairs at bay.

Lift & Sculpt – (60 min – $125 )  If you’re searching for a next level bikini body boost, look no further. This whole body treatment stimulates, exfoliates, tones, and firms like no other.  *At home we recommend massaging Lotion P50 Corps all over the entire body with Biologique Recherche’s Body Glove, excellent for toning, exfoliation, and stimulation.  Follow with a moisturizer such as Crème Reparatrice, which is exceptionally firming.  *Don’t forget to apply sun block on all areas exposed to the sun.

Velashape III –  (per consultation)  The answer for those looking to tighten up stubborn areas such as the buttocks, thighs, back of arms, and tummy.  Results vary but typically can be seen in as little as 3-6 sessions.  *Reach forBiologique Recherche’s Creme Anti-C for areas prone to cellulite.

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RESCUE SUMMER SPECIALS: 2016

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Micro Facial – We all know that applying and reapplying sunscreen in the summer is non-negotiable. However, the “summer gunk” that SPF’s leave behind can take a toll on our skin. Enter micro mini. Deep cleans the pores and diminishes fine lines without downtime. Win win!
*Use Dr.Dennis Gross Skincare Medi Spa Peels 1 x a week as maintenance in between facials.

Bioseaweed Gel Nails – All of the pros of gel nails with none of the cons? Yes, please! Perfect to get before your next getaway as it lasts approx 2 weeks. Does NOT contain the 5 notorious chemicals found in traditional gels. Nails are set with LED Light, unlike traditional gel which uses damaging UV rays. You can also look forward to an upgraded and comfortable steam removal!

Brow & Lash Tint – It is just too hot and humid to worry about your makeup. Allow tinting to enhance your features without all the work. Beyond waterproof, your brows and lashes will appear natural yet thicker and more defined for days. *Don’t forget to schedule designer brows for the most enviable arches.

Summer Hair – Frizz. The struggle is real. Maintain your sanity by scheduling an appointment for a Glaze and Blowout. You’ll leave with silky smooth hair that shines and defies humidity.   *Calling all balayaged, bottle blondes, platinum, and silver hair…
Davines Silver Alchemy Conditioner is a summer must-have to stave away brassiness.
Use 1 x a week to maintain the perfect color.

Brazilian & Bikini – the best way to get beach ready in an instant!
*Opt for Fur Stubble Cream daily to keep ingrown hairs at bay.

Lift & Sculpt – If you’re searching for a next level bikini body boost, look no further. This whole body treatment stimulates, exfoliates, tones, and firms like no other. *At home we recommend massaging Lotion P50 Corps all over the entire body with Biologique Recherche’s Body Glove, excellent for toning, exfoliation, and stimulation. Follow with a moisturizer such as Crème Reparatrice, which is exceptionally firming.
*Don’t forget to apply sun block on all areas exposed to the sun.

Velashape III – The answer for those looking to tighten up stubborn areas such as the buttocks, thighs, back of arms, and tummy. Results vary but typically can be seen in as little as 3-6 sessions. *Reach for Biologique Recherche’s Creme Anti-C for any areas prone to cellulite. 

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Your Road Map To Summer Via Biologique Recherche

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Chantecaille Skincare Event ~ June 23, 2016

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CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE EVENT:

Thursday June 23rd, 2016
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chantecaille Skincare & Makeup Expert Daniel Duran will provide complimentary skin analysis and personalized recommendations. Receive a complimentary gift with purchase!

Please call to RSVP for your Complimentary Makeup Application or Skincare Analysis!

215-772-2766

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Focus On The Eyes

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At 22, my esthetician’s recommendation to use eye cream shook my world; it made me feel old.  Your eyes are the windows to the soul, and it makes perfect sense to take care of them.  As an esthetician, I get a lot of questions like, “why can’t I just use face moisturizers around the eyes?”.  The answer lies in simple skin anatomy.  The skin around the eye area is the thinnest and most delicate, so it’s very important to use specialized treatments to take care of it.  Most times using a facial moisturizer around the eyes will cause milia- small, white bumps that  occur when keratin becomes trapped under the skin’s surface.

As a skin care professional, I hear clients say how much they wish they could turn back time, change their sun care habits and start taking care of their delicate eye area sooner.  Some general eye concerns I hear from my clients are crows feet, under eye darkness and puffiness and a loss of overall volume and sagginess.  In this post I want to address proper eye skin care. 

As a beginner option (in your early twenties), I recommend creams that are lightweight, moisturizing and preventative.  Form a comprehensive routine habit — use them morning and night around your eye area by patting it gently on your face with your ring finger.  Some of the best choices for this are:

  • AVST Eye Gel, a fragrance-free energizing gel that has been scientifically formulated with an effective combination of vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants and peptides.  It assists in softening the appearance of fine lines and in improving the appearance of uneven skin tone and sun damage without causing irritation.
  • 3 LAB Perfect C Eye Treatment, antioxidant and moisture rich eye treatment enriched with Vitamin C to reduce the appearance of dark circles and hydrate the sensitive eye area, leaving you with a softer and smoother contour area.

In your mid-twenties/early thirties aging begins and your collagen and elastin production slows down.  Collagen is the fiber-like protein that gives skin strength and flexibility and elastin is another protein that keeps skin flexible but tight.  Diminished production of these compounds results in fine lines and wrinkles.  My recommendations to address this issue?

  • BR Creme Contour de Yeux, for the eye contour helps smooth small lines around the eyes and nourish eyelashes.  It actively protects dehydrated skin in the eye area. This cream is rich in marine elastin and polyunsaturated fatty acids.  Its velvety texture improves epidermal elasticity, moisturizes and tones the eye area.
  • Valmont Factor I, soft and silky eye cream targets the first expression lines.  Acting as a true antidote to the very first signs of time, EXPRESSION LINE REDUCER delivers all the power of the Prime AWF complex to the skin and is enriched with a muscle relaxing tripeptide.
  • Cellcosmet Cellular Eye Cream, my current favorite, with 11% active stabilized bio-integral cells is specifically formulated to treat the delicate skin tissue of the eye contour.  The active ingredients of this Cellular Eye Contour cream are formulated in exceptionally high concentrations to revitalize, hydrate and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

For overall care in your late thirties/early forties consider 3LAB WW Eye Cream which I hear is JLo’s favorite!  It is a moisture intense treatment for wrinkle-smoothing, brightening, and reducing under eye circles.

  • Another good option is Valmont Factor II Firming Lifting Corrector that strengthens the cohesion of the dermal-epidermal junction, decreases the depth of wrinkles, leaves skin smoother with a brighter tone and actively fights against settling of skin around the eyes.
  • For under eye darkness and puffiness concerns, I recommend BR VIP O2 Eye Cream layered over BR Oligo-Protein Marine Serum.  It smooths, tones and reduces bags under the eye area, helps prevent wrinkles around the eyes and treats dark circles and bags under the eyes.

For the more mature client looking to do all of the above and avoid eye lift surgeries, I usually recommend the 3LAB Super Eye Treatment for quick and dramatic results.  This elastin and collagen power house serum instantly reduces under eye fine lines and wrinkles and fights darkness and puffiness. 4 in 1? Yes please!

No matter what your concerns are, schedule a facial and get a professional skin assessment to discover what products are right for you.  Skincare is personable and customizable to your needs and we are here to do that for you!

Diana Yerkes

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