P50 has changed my skin… for the better.

P50 by Biologique Recherche has changed my skin for the better.  A little over two months ago I had about ten to twelve cystic acne on my face in the hormonal area (chin/jaw line), and neck.  I was contemplating going back to my Dermatologist to get on a round or two, or three of meds for this embarrassing adult acne.  I have been on Accutane TWICE in my life, as well as, Tetracycline, Monocyline, Retin-A, and so on and so forth.  I have even tried Pro-Active, Clearasil, and EVERYTHING ELSE. You name it, I’ve used it.

I have a healthy diet, and lifestyle, as I work out and try to keep it all balanced, although two months ago  proved to be too stressful.  I made it through the holidays, and then the semester from hell reared it’s ugly head, as I took on too big of a workload.  I was transitioning between jobs, and moving to a new place, all by myself, not to mention life in general.  At this point my skin decided that my body was under too much stress, and broke out like I was seventeen all over again! GREAT!

Upon starting a new job at the number one spa in Philadelphia as an Aesthetician, I had full blown adult acne. Seriously!?  I thought I was going to be fired before I was barely hired.  I was embarrassed and ashamed to have such horrible skin.  My job is to tell clients how to care for their skin.  I needed to get it into check, real quick.

This is where I was introduced to P50other amazing products, and facials that have aided my skin to heal.  I didn’t have to go to a Dermatologist and get back on meds!  I stopped trying to extract my skin EVERY NIGHT, and let it heal. Wow, what a great idea.  I was constantly damaging my skin, never giving it a break to do what skin does best, regenerate.  What amazing advice from my Boss, but I know that when you are in your own skin, and constantly breaking out, one thinks “let me just get it out”.  I then started using P50 every day and night, religiously…  consistency is key!  I think of it like working out, the more you do it, the better results you will see.

I can honestly say that after two months, my skin is not perfect, but I no longer have cystic acne, and I have that dewy healthy glow back!  Using P50 and Mask Vivant every day has gotten my skin to the point it is at today.  It is a lifestyle choice, just like the foods you put into your mouth.  I opted to honestly try a skin care system, and with a little bit of time, I did not have to ingest any meds! YAY!  I am the type of person whom barely even takes Tylenol, unless I absolutely need it.

I have to say that with a little bit of time, consistency, dedication, and loving my skin again, I have found the light!

Esthetician, Chrissy Dress


Rittenhouse’s Rescue Spa Now Offers Hair Services—Including Bridal Updos!

More and more good news for brides just keep spilling out of Philly’s Rescue Spa!

First, fabulous Philly makeup artist Victoria Roggio joined the staff just a few months before they moved from their 17th Street location to their new 16th Street digs—into a location that, because it’s so much roomier, meant that the spa could better host bridal parties. (Expanded mani, pedi and lounge areas make it easier for you and your ‘maids to spread out while sipping champagne and being pampered, obv.)

Now, they’ve welcomed hairstylist Patty Gibbons to the staff, which means, ladies: updos! Patty does do bridal styling, for which she recommends a hair trial where the two of you will go through all of your inspiration and play around with any headpiece you’ll want to work into your ‘do—and if you’re hiring Victoria for your makeup, well, you can nail your entire Big-Day look right then and there so that the morning of your wedding, you pop into your one-stop bridal beautification shop, and are on your way down the aisle.

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Courtesy of Philadelphia Wedding

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PHILLY.COM: Focusing on the Entire Foot

Ultimate Rescue Pedicure: Too many indoor treadmill runs followed by too many skipped pedicures left my winter feet dry, dry, dry. I decided to try Rescue Spa for one of the city’s most raved-about pedicures. My experience was pleasant. It started with a therapeutic soak, followed up by a callus removal, a deep scrub, another soak, and a hydrating mask. The hour left my feet feeling tingly and alive, and two coats of a deep rosy polish left me barefoot-ready. “For do-it-yourselfers, here is a product that will keep the bottoms of your feet silky smooth.” Grapefruit Sugar Body Scrub, Get Fresh Spa, $24

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“Then every day, I do this lotion called P50 1970 by Biologique Recherche. It’s ridiculous sounding — you’d think it was a military nuclear bomb formula — and it smells beyond, like something you’d pour in your car engine. My husband actually hates it because of the smell, but I started using it a year ago and I haven’t had a blackhead since. A friend of mine who has gorgeous skin was the one to tell me about it. I ran into her and was like, “Why do you look like a fetus?” She explained and I ran to get it. Now I don’t use cleanser, just this.”

Sandal Ready Feet!

“Sandal Ready Feet!” If reading that gives you anxiety, you are not alone.  We are coming out of the third worst winter in Philadelphia’s history and have shorter-than-usual time to prepare our feet for sandal weather.  I’m here to tell you that it will be okay.

Here are a few quick and easy ways to drop those boots and get your feet ready for sandals.

1. Invest in a decent foot file.  Sephora sells their Diamond Foot File for $38.

2. Get a sugar scrub. My all time favorite sugar scrub is grapefruit sugar scrub by Get Fresh. It is an amazing at home product to use because it exfoliates to your skins comfort and sugar scrub dissolves not leaving a ring around the tub.

3. Invest in a quality moisturizer. My favorite foot moisturizer is Footlogix cracked heel formula mousse. This product is easily applied and very easily absorbed, it contains urea which helps lock in moisture and increase the skins suppleness.

So if you didn’t have the time or desire to battle the snow and get regular pedicures this winter, taking a couple of minutes in the shower with these products can help get you back on track.  You’ll be ready for sandal weather in no time!

Nail Technician, Kelly Jean Collana