Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V: Worshipped by locals who facial, this gentle formulation of Rescue’s favorite toner is very, very splurge-worthy. $60 for 5.1 ounces at Shop Rescue Spa, 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia 19102 (215) 772-2766
With the warmer weather approaching we are all dreading to show off our bare flesh. This is the best time to book your buff & bronze treatment at Rescue Spa. First our skilled therapist begins with a paraben free sugar scrub from Get Fresh for a thorough exfoliation which is then followed by the meticulous application of the award winning Sothy’s self tanner formula (none of that orange smelly stuff). The result is a supple, soft and healthy glow. For a DIY faux glow I recommend using a body scrub, moisturizer, and Sothy’s self tanner at home. Quick Tip: Apply the moisturizer before the self tanner to ensure a streak-free, softer look. In terms of tanning… faking it is the way to go!
Esthetician & Owner of Rescue Spa,
With a new season here it’s the ideal time to add some spring neutrals to your makeup bag! With the new Chantecaille palette you have the perfect tool to create highlighted rosy and coral cheeks, as well as a deep green sea turtle to craft defined eyes. You also have two
radiant neutral eye shades to really make your lids pop! The sea turtle palette is made with
the finest pigments of pearl to fashion a natural glowing effect on the skin. Not only does
this stunning palette make for a fabulous makeup application, but 5% of proceeds will go to WIDECAST (Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network) to help ensure the survival of sea turtles! These remarkable colors will sashay you from spring to summer on trend and saving the world!
Use the Eye Contour Brush to sweep the BASE color (Sand) from the lash line to the brow bone area.
With the Eye Basic Brush apply COLOR (Turtle) to the eyelid from the base of the top lashes to just above the crease.
Intensify the base of the top and bottom lashes by using the DEFINER color (Sea Grass) with the Eye Perfector Brush; follow the natural shape of the eye accentuating the outer corners. For added definition use the Eye Liner Brush slightly dampened with Pure Rosewater.
Apply two coats of Faux Cils Mascara to top and bottom lashes.
Esthetician & Spa Concierge,
It’s time to change out of our winter wardrobes and bring on a fresh new look that calls for showing off more skin! Your skin needs some extra TLC this time of year to shed the buildup and dullness of winter, to reveal a smooth and vibrant complexion. A great way to achieve this healthy complexion is by giving yourself a head-to-toe scrub, for this I highly recommend scrubbing with Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo Sea Body Scrub followed by Thermes Marins de Saint-Malo Skin Drink Body Cream.
I would love to announce that at Rescue Spa we’re offering our Renewing Facial: a specially targeted treatment with microdermabrasion, a light peel, hydrating mask, and lotions & potions that leave your skin smooth, plumped and ready for a close-up. For a D.I.Y. approach at home I suggest MDskincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel towelettes that visibly reduces wrinkles, fades dark spots, and minimizes pores. Follow with Institut Esthederm Aqua Diffusion Care Cream that constantly irrigates your skin. And if you’re yearning to get a glow without the sun damage try the brand new Alpha Beta Glow towelettes by MDskincare. It’s an anti-aging exfoliating self-tanner pad with Active Vitamin D. It works instantly and you’ll feel like you’ve spent a day at the beach! Remember the sun is out everyday, so don’t forget your daily sunscreen.
Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Spa,
Spring is finally here, and for those of you who aren’t using a daily sunscreen now is the time to start. Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protection is a daily moisturizer combined with powerful UV protectants to keep you skin both vibrant and youthful against dangerous sun exposure. While environmental conditions can leave wear and tear against your skin, this product ensures continuous coverage that can hold up against anything your busy life style puts it through. This includes both water and perspiration making it the perfect product for the woman who is constantly on the go. It’s unique microscopic sponge technology helps absorb excess oil in the pores as well as other unwanted substances that can leave our complexions dull or clogged. Unlike other traditional sunscreens that often feel heavy or can leave your face with an undesirable shine, Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant is oil free which keeps your face smooth and matted to the touch. Daily Face Protection is ideal for all types of skin, and can be applied over clean skin or on top of other daily products. It’s also can be safely used with any other topical therapies or moisturizers to help suite what works best for your own skin. It’s light weight coverage first thing in the morning will leave your skin feeling conditioned and refreshed. Jan Marini Antixoidant Daily Face Protection is not only a glowing finish with crucial sun-protecting agents, but is a essential product for over all skin health that can ensure every woman continues to put her best face forward!
“It is essential to celebrate Spring with a fresh coat of paint… on your toes that is and we have the color for you at Rescue. Nice is Nice by Essie is the perfect purple for those looking to revive their piggies, just in time for sandal season. The lilac color complements this season’s trendy pastel palette and is sure to give the breath of fresh air you’ve been craving all Winter.”
Spa Concierge, Emily Coursen
My wedding isn’t until October, but the calendar inside the bridal planning book that I bought told me that it’s time to get a skin regime in place. Sigh. I’ve sort of dreaded this moment, actually: I’m quite lazy about that sort of thing, and washing my face most nights, then slathering on moisturizer is about as much as I ever seem to be able to commit to. And now that more and more time is being taken with the wedding planning and all, committing to any sort of 15-minute morning and nightly “regime” is sort of daunting. But it’s my wedding, after all, so I decided I had better just suck it up and do what the book tells me.
So, I went ahead and booked a visit with Danuta Mieloch at Rescue Spa near my office, having heard about her wonder-working with the skin of my co-workers, who often sing her praises. And now, I am so very glad I did suck it up, because an hour with her not only left my sad, somewhat dull winter skin looking like magazine advertisement skin, but she’s put me on a schedule I can actually maintain: a cleansing every night, with a cotton-ball swabbing of Biologique Recherche’s magical P50 potion (it stings, but it softens like you wouldn’t believe), and lotion. Then, I do nothing but rinse in the morning, and dab on some eye cream and more moisturizer. It’s been a week, but my skin is still noticeably glowier, and super-smooth.
So, the regime is this: I’ll keep this up (with a couple of appointments over the summer), and then, pre-wedding, will return for a special treatment that will, says Danuta, “really take it to the bridal level.” Intriguing, no? I’ll have to report back on Project Glowy Bridal Skin. — Christy Speer
Philadelphia fashionista’s are buzzing about the upcoming Nicole Miller extravaganza taking place at Hyatt at the Bellevue on March 5th. If the spectacular gown featured on her postcard is any indication,
attendees will be treated to an afternoon of bridal fashion fabulosity. Are you going?
Wedding season is definitely beginning to rev up. In the past 3 weeks I have performed the initial consultation/facial for five brides to be. Their weddings are scheduled from the end of March to November. If you have planned your nuptials for 2011 and haven’t yet scheduled for your bridal skin consultation, you need to be calling yesterday. With the harsh winter we’ve had so far if you haven’t had a facial in the past month, your skin may need tending to anyway. Why not just book an appointment now, mention that you are a bride and we can discuss your vision for your wedding skin before
treatment. My ethnic brides who have challenges with hyper pigmentation really need to address this issue sooner rather than later. The Environ skin care line has a very systematic approach to fading dark
spots by introducing graduated levels of active ingredients and vitamins to the skin. This line is also extremely effective for new moms with vestiges of “pregnancy mask” and sun worshipers who want to reduce the appearance of sun damage to their skin. Environ also has an acne program which yields great results that don’t take forever to achieve. I personally fell in love with their Gel Moisturizer during the dog days of last summer. Because it’s weightless and unscented it’s one of my go-to moisturizers for my male clients. This reminds me; don’t forget to schedule a facial for your fiancé. Men want their skin to glow on their wedding day too and Rescue Rittenhouse Spa is designed with both of you in mind.
In terms of skin I propose setting up one evening for yourself. Light the candles, draw a bath, and get on a full body exfoliation extravaganza. Start by dry brushing your body and follow with a fabulous body scrub like LaLicious Tahitian Flower body souffle, massaging gently until your skin gets pink. For the face, cleanse and remove makeup with the Clarisonic Pro Brush. Repeat with a second cleansing but this time add Valmont Exfoliant to your Clarisonic Pro Brush, spending a little extra time to get rid of that dead winter skin. You’ll feel 5 pounds lighter instantly! Apply moisturizer all over your body, put on a robe and watch a wonderful movie. The next day you’ll feel totally refreshed. Voila!
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Owner & Aesthetician,
Start the Spring season off right! Exfoliate the dead winter skin away with microdermabrasion and our customized peel, followed by a massage and hydrating mask. $150
Massage & Sugar Scrub
Welcome the warm weather with a smooth and relaxed body. A 90 minute treatment that includes full body exfoliation followed by a Swedish Massage. $140
Happy Feet Pedicure
Show off your tootsies! This ultimate foot “facial” includes the works: a scrub, massage, renewing mask, trim, buff, shape, and choose a polish color from our fabulous new collections from Chanel, YSL, Deborah Lippmann, Zoya, OPI, or Essie. $50
Laser Hair Removal
Get bikini ready with our latest technology of hair removal!
Book now to ensure this special price: Bikini $150 per session or Brazilian $200 per session.
Treat yourself to a smoother, sexier figure. This anti-cellulite treatment will leave you looking smooth and sexy in your sun dress. $150 per session