Oxygen Blast

Have you ever noticed that when you go away to the country, the beach or the mountains, one of the first things you do is to take a deep breath? Yes it can be a sigh of relief for having escaped the rigors of everyday city living or your crazy boss, but for many of us we take that deep breath simply because we can. Oxygen levels are higher in the country, around the ocean and most certainly in the mountains. Oxygen like water is an essential component to our health and the beauty of our skin. And if you live in the city you probably don’t get enough of it.

Rescue Spa has been advocating oxygen facials for years; I personally am a major fan and love the results an O2 facial can bring. Dull dehydrated skin is instantly rejuvenated with a perfect combination of micro-exfoliation and a light Alpha Beta Peel followed by intense hydration with a cool blast of hyperbaric oxygen. Your skin will be plumper, softer, and smoother. Plus we have a solid range of products to support your O2 regimen.

Last year I wrote about Kate Middleton who revealed that she favored oxygen facials for her good looks. I created a facial for the princess in case she decided to pop into Rescue. Kate hasn’t come in yet but since (in my mind) all of our clients are royalty the following products should work just as well for you. Btw, if you have an event coming up O2 is a wonderful facial to get.

VIP O2 Cleansing Milk
This “antipollution” cleanser eliminates impurities, calms the epidermis, brightens and unifies the complexion. Ultra light, it is ideal for urban dwellers, frequent travelers and stressed devitalized skin.

Masque VIP O2
A layer of this masque around the eyes to help eliminate dark circles from stressful city living and late nights. This oxygenating and moisturizing “antipollution” treatment restores radiance to stressed, asphyxiated skin. It is ideal to soothe sunburn too- leave it in your fridge and slather on.

Crème VIP O2
Apply this moisturizer morning and night. It has a lovely opalescent quality which is lovely on lighter skin tones. This is the perfect antipollution oxygenating cream for immediate healthy skin. Highly recommended for tired, devitalized skin that’s seen too much jet travel and not enough sleep.

Fluide VIP O2
I love this product, it’s a go-to and perfect for every skin tone. The unique formula contained in this serum traps oxygen at the surface of the skin, creating an environment that stimulates the epidermis’ natural functions. This is a flagship and runaway favorite at Rescue as it makes skin lustrous and taut.

If you normally book a classic facial, this will be a nice change for you. I think you’ll love the results.

Esthetician Linda Harding

 

TIRZAH’S BEAUTY BAG MUST HAVES!

1. Valmont Infinite Radiance Essence Serum– This remarkable serum brightens, hydrates and protects from free radical damage. A must have for fall/ winter, when skin is tired and lethargic, two pumps before day cream is all it takes. It has a high concentration of vitamin C and contains reflective, active ingredients that illuminate skin.  It’s truly fantastic!

2. Valmont L’ Elixir Des Glaciers Eye Cream– This magnificent eye cream is our top shelf eye cream that is sure to win your heart!  It’s ingredients reduce, repair and reflect visible signs of aging and photo damage. AND…This eye cream last me about 12 months, it may seem like an investment at first, but a little goes a long way because of it’s concentrated elite components. Try in once and you’ll be hooked!

3. Environ Intensive Retinol 1, 2 or 3– This little gem is not for the faint of heart. Retinol should only be experimented with by the close instruction of your esthetician and/or Doctor. This gel like consistency has a high concentration of vitamin A and bovine colostrum, which aid in cell turn over and regeneration. It helps with problem skin whether you have dark spots, pimples or wrinkles. I use it as a spot or zone treatment about 3xs a week. Ask me about it!
* It’s best to start with Environs AVST line first, and then upgrade to Retinol.

4. Bare Minerals All-Over Face Color–  A very good client of mine gave me a free sample of this product a few years back and for this I am forever grateful! This is a  magical loose powder that I typically use everyday. It has a luminescent quality, great for sensitive skin types, and lightly conceals skin imperfections with out that heavy foundation feel. It’s free of just about everything and it’s high mineral content gives you gentle sun and free radical protection. It’s great all over the face, chest or even legs in the summer, if you’re sporting a sexy dress!  And…one jar has lasted me over a year!
*must be applied with large cheek brush for best result. Dip, shake and dust.

5. Pure Essential lavender oil– Yup! Good old fashioned lavender oil, I keep this in my kitchen, next to my bed, I take it camping or to the spa for use in my treatments. Lavender has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. I use it to treat burns which helps promote healing and stop the sting fast. It’s great on bug bites instead of harsh steroidal products. Also, you can put a couple of drops in your vaporizer at night to help you sleep and soothe dry sinuses in the dry winter months.  Safe for kids whether it’s a cut, scrape or burn… Every Mom should keep this little healer in her purse! Purchase only “pure forms of Lavender oil”, which can be found at Whole foods Market.

6. Weleda Baby Calendula shampoo and body wash– You don’t have to have kids to buy this product! This is a baby body wash that I use on my body in the shower daily. It’s wonderful for skin that is sensitive, dry, itchy, sunburned etc… This body wash is a silky, luxurious texture that is formulated with hand-picked Biodynamic calendula, it soothes dry winter skin, eczema, or if you just want to maintain healthy glowing skin all year long.  Get rid of your ph striping, hard, moisturizing soaps and give this wonderful healing body wash a whirl!  It can be found at whole foods market. * Do not use as shampoo on adults, but great for kids.

Rescue Esthetician, Tirzah Fowler

Men Want to Look Good

Everybody knows that men want to look good too. Most of them don’t want to have a big deal made out of it, but it’s on their mind (don’t let them tell you otherwise). Nor do they want to spend time with a complicated regimen. For most guys three products is the limit, and that includes shaving aids.

Guys need to get facials. Period. Back in the days of Mad Men (and before) when a straight razor shave
was de rigueur, barbers would use a number of hot towels and soothing serums/tonics to condition the
skin. They would extract ingrown hairs and perform a stimulating facial massage before tapping on a light moisturizer. Often there was a manicurist on site as well. And a boot black stand in the corner of the shop ensured that the man was totally groomed from head to toe. Even though men today may be more inclined to rock Nikes than Florsheim and use an electric or disposable razor they still need their skin tended to. Often they’ll have challenges with either razor bumps or blackheads on their nose. If your man is ethnic he may have issues with hyperpigmentation as well. These may all be resolved by using an effective regimen with consistency. Begin the process with a facial.

The best time to introduce your man to a facial is before a major event like a wedding or a class reunion. Most men can be enticed to a spa if they feel there’s a “legit” reason. I tell all my female clients to make a date night out of it too; it’s less intimidating that way. After their first facial they’ll be hooked.

The men I’ve performed facials on love Biologigue Recherche P50 lotion for its ability to reduce ingrown hairs and blackheads and improve the luster of their skin. Environs’ Gel Moisturizer is always a major hit because it hydrates without oiliness and has virtually no scent. In addition their Ionzyme products pack enough serious punch to address issues of hyperpigmentation. With the plethora of quality product lines at Rescue including Anthony Logistics, and Cellmen by Cellcosmet no man will feel neglected.

Esthetician Linda Harding,

 

Valentine’s Day a la Rescue!

For Him

Give him a Sports Massage, our therapists will soothe his aching muscles with our classic intensive deep tissue treatment.

CellMen Wash N Shave, everything he needs for a clean shave.

For Her

Give her the Spoil Me Package, Valentine’s Day is all about her! So pamper her with a Classic Rescue Facial and Harmony Essence Massage.

Voluptuous, Witching, Sensual.  Loukhoum

For Anyone

The gift of pampering and relaxation, Rescue Gift Certificates!

 

 

Love the skin you’re in

Being an esthetician for 20 years I often hear women say “I hate my skin.”  For me there is no such thing as bad skin, yet there is skin that is not taken care of properly and it shows immediately.  It makes me think of Helena Rubenstein’s famous quote “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.”

On an average day I take care of many faces and every skin type, color, age is unique and magnificent in it’s own way.  But as everything in life there are always things you can improve upon.  I’m endlessly interested in how I can fix or improve a wrinkle, a spot, discoloration, texture, hydration, pore size, etc.  There are many things I can do in my treatment room but the most important thing one can do is to love and take care of your own skin.

February is the best time to start the appropriate skincare regimen.   Make sure you cleanse twice a day, exfoliate, hydrate, moisturize, and protect for the whole month of February faithfully I can assure that you’ll see improvement by March.  If you are in doubt take a picture before and after.  Since February is the month of love… I’m promoting love for yourself and the skin you’re in!

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Spa,

 

 

 

 


Danuta Mieloch