Winter weather is finally upon us in full force and I must admit that this does not make me happy. I recently returned from Oracabessa, Jamaica where I had the opportunity to consult for the grand reopening of the GoldenEye Resort and Spa. Owned by legendary music producer, Chris Blackwell (who brought us U2 , and Bob Marley among others) the 52 acre property is a testament to organic and sustainable luxury vacationing. The spa which overlooks a breathtaking lagoon is grounded in the philosophy of totally eco-friendly treatments. A honeymooner’s paradise, Scarlett Johansson and new hubby stayed there recently. During my 2 weeks I found it funny how quickly my body readjusted to
warm weather and flip flops. Conversely upon returning to Philly my skin began protesting the cold in a big way. Excessive dryness and flakiness is not a pretty situation. Which leads me to the question for my brides-how are you winterizing your skin?
Lotions, dry oils, body butters are great products but can’t penetrate multiple layers of dry skin. Forced air heating, low levels of humidity, moisture evaporation from the skin’s surface at a rapid pace all contribute to dryness. If you have scheduled a winter wedding you must be as diligent with your body as you are with your face. The time to address dryness is not the week of the wedding. To get back on track schedule a sugar scrub treatment. It’s a great feeling to have your skin sloughed and hydrated
and having your therapist perform the service insures that all the hard to reach areas will be addressed. You’ll find that your home care products will perform better and the results will last longer. Venus, massage therapist du jour informed me that she has a few special customizations just for brides to make their skin extra dewy for that big day (She’ll be blogging about that later).
I really like the lotions by Get Fresh. My clients will frequently rouse themselves from their doze during the hand treatment portion of the facial to ask what I’m using. The aromas are bright but not overpowering and the lotions are luxurious enough to slather on after a warm bath or shower. We do know how hot water depletes the natural oils in the skin don’t we? Kai’s body butter is wonderful too. It has a richer texture and a light fragrance.
I wish everyone the best holiday season ever and everything you dream for in the New Year to come true.
Peace and Blessings
Linda Harding, Aesthetician
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse area, is a nationally recognized establishment: Danuta Mieloch, owner of and skincare expert, creates every treatment based on what she learned while working in the most exclusive day spas in New York and Paris. Under her guidance, every aesthetician provides an unsurpassed level of service with treatments utilizing top-of-the-line skincare programs and the best in modern skincare technology. This talented team treats everyone who walks into their opulent setting as a priority, meeting their individual needs and exceeding their expectations. Rescue Rittenhouse Spa provides an unparalleled level of luxury in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.
Since Rescue’s inception in September of 2004 much praise has been given to this Philadelphia spa including “Best Facial in Philadelphia: Danuta Mieloch”-Philadelphia Magazine (2010), “Best Facial in Philadelphia: Danuta Mieloch” -Daily Candy (2010), “Best of Beauty, City Guide” -Lucky Magazine (2010), “Best Day Spa in Philadelphia” -Philadelphia Magazine (2009), “Beauty Blackbook” In Style Magazine (2007), “Best of Beauty in Phialdelphia: Facial & Nails”-Allure Magazine (2007), “Best Day Spa in Philadelphia” -Philadelphia Magazine (2007), “Best Manicure & Pedicure in Philadelphia “-Philadelphia Magazine (2007), “Best Massage in Philadelphia”-Philadelphia Style (2007), “Best Make-Up Artist in Philadelphia: Nives Riddles” -Philadelphia Magazine (2006), “Best Hard Massage in Philadelphia” -Philadelphia Magazine (2006), “Best Urban Spa in Philadlephia”-Philadelphia Magazine (2005)
With all of these awards its no wonder why Rescue Rittenhouse Spa is the best place in Philadelphia to get a facial, manicure, pedicure, or any of our other comprehensive services. Call one of our beauty concierges at (215) 772-2766 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts.
Are you stuck in a beauty rut as the new year approaches? Have you been using the same moisturizer and eye cream forever? It’s time for a change, change is never easy but it’s worth a try. We all have 2 shampoos and conditioners because we believe we need to switch things up. Same goes for skincare. I alternate two or three face creams and eye creams most of the time. As our skin is forever changing sometimes we need more hydration, I like Regenetic. Other times we need more treatment, then I go to Retinol and Vitamin C creams by Environ. If you’re unsure how to make a change please check in for a free consultation with a Rescue aesthetician. Happy New Year and always remember ‘Beautiful Skin is a matter of choice, not chance.’
Ring in the New Year with any of these four amazing specials, exclusively at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa.
Staff Pick: “The White Falls cleanser by Valmont is perfect for this time of year. It is luxuriously hydrating, smells great and is easy to remove. It is fabulous.”
Staff Pick: “Silk Plus serum, it’s my new love right now. It’s great for oily and non-oily skin. What’s special about this serum is it’s truly an elixir which means you can put it over your moisturizer and glow all day!” -Darby Stohner
NEST – Sprig Classic Holiday Candle. Fresh Siberian Pine is blended with sparkling citrus accents wrapped in the warmth of cinnamon, clove, and white cedar. The perfect holiday candle!
Staff Pick: “I love the Biologique Recherche Masque Visolastine Embryonnaire. It’s super hydrating and leaves your skin supple and lifted (it has Oligo proteins in it which is really nice for firming). “