Spotlyte: Behind the Curtain: Celebrity Hairstylist and Beauty Expert David Lopez

Spotlyte: Do you get facials? Where do you go?

DL: I don’t get facials that often because I get hyperpigmentation. The Rescue Spa℠ facial was the first time I’ve ever gotten an extraction that didn’t leave me with a dark mark. I don’t want to go anywhere else. Danuta Mieloch (the owner) is so hyperfocused on different types of skin and how they react to different things. She has taught their technicians so well and makes sure they’re up on everything.


MBG: How Beauty Experts Really Cope With Winter Skin Blues

Do Your Label Diligence

Layer your serums and moisturizers. Reach for richer masks. Use less harsh chemicals…it should be sufficient to alternate your retinols with a gentle cream and use less acids overall. More isn’t always better when it comes to using active products, and read your labels—you might be surprised by how many active ingredients are hiding in your products (hydroquinone in creams, glycolic acids in cleansers, etc.). This is especially a concern for those whose regimens use products from more than one company. Oftentimes those who notice flaky skin are overdoing it by using a stripping cleanser (we recommend milky) or mixing actives (like using a fruit acid cream on top of retinol). I recommend Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum; it is a winter must-have! It is super moisturizing while still being active, not harsh. Treat your body, too! Your body gets neglected in the winter. Susanne Kauffman Body Butter is to die for!” —Danuta Mieloch, founder of New York City– and Philly–based Rescue Spa


BROKERS & BAGS: Holy Grail of NYC Facials is Rescue Spa

Best Facials In New York City

I hate playing favorites but… holy grail of NYC facials is Rescue Spa. I just tried it for the first time after my best friend from LA came into town and told me I’m a “psychopath” for not knowing about RS. The second I walked in I knew it was going to be exactly everything I’ve ever wanted from a facial. Their product selection is like NO OTHER. The ambience is insanely beautiful. They have products you literally cannot buy anywhere else in NYC such as biologique recherge.

I got the BioLift and it was skin changing though I hope to get the micro- dermabrasion facial next time I go which is what my aesthetician recommended. The aestheticians here are incredibly knowledgable like no other and after they analyze your skin, they write down a list of products that you NEED. My aesthetician told me I needed to start using biologique recherge P50 toner, the one all bloggers rave about. I told her I’ve used it in the past and hated it. Well, she explained to me that I was using it wrong and taught me the correct way to use it and I’m never looking back. I’m now another blogger that will never use another toner. Can’t wait to go back here and get my skin re-analyzed and see what else I need to add to my skincare routine.


Gifts in The Nick of Time

Gift Certificates Available for
Facials, Services, and Products!

Rescue Spa Gift Cards can be purchased in-spa and Gift Certificates can be purchased online (print at-home or send via email in real time or by schedule)!
*Valid at our Philadelphia and NYC locations and good for services and products.

Classic Facial – Perfect For Anyone 
Perfected over more than a decade in the skincare industry, the Classic Facial incorporates time-tested, cult-status products, and of course blissful relaxation.

BioLift Facial – “Best of NYC”
The Bio-Lift Facial™ is one of our most requested facials, and for good reason. Give your loved one the just-back- from-vacation glow. Our most acclaimed facial includes preventative treatments, such as non-invasive electric microcurrents that deliver immediate results sans down time.

Deto2x Facial – For the City Dweller
Consider the DetO₂X Facial a breath of fresh air for the skin! Hyaluronic acid hydrates, while cool oxygenation breathes life and clarity back into your skin which increases collagen production to bring out a more youthful complexion.

Fix-It-All Facial – Give The Ultimate Experience
A comprehensive answer to every skin woe, packaged into one amazing facial! The Fix-It-All Facial is like a magic tool box for the face with microdermabrasion, topical peel, electric microcurrent, and LED light therapy.



A Facial With Founder/Skin-Whisperer Danuta Mieloch Is Transformative—her Touch Is Exquisite, And You Emerge Looking Beyond Glowy.


The duplex spa is enormous and luxurious, with high ceilings, plush couches, and a posh aesthetic that manages to be both modern and comfortable. There’s a hair salon, nail studio, and fourteen treatment rooms where you can get a variety of skin-perfecting therapies like the Oxylight Facial, an over-the-top combination of micro-current, ultrasound, oxygen therapy, and more to lift, tighten, and smooth, and many more LED -, microdermabrasion- , and laser-intensive sessions, plus massages and detox body wraps (you’re slathered in sea mud, which leaves skin insanely silky). A facial with founder/skin-whisperer Danuta Mieloch is transformative—her touch is exquisite, and you emerge looking beyond glowy. We love the BioSeaweed Gel manicure, which uses 5-free polish, LED light to set the pigment (as opposed to UV light), and lasts about a month.


Danuta’s Winter Skincare Tips

The Challenge
As the temperature drops our skin suddenly begins to feel dehydrated.
The most common complaints are dry hands, chapped lips, and flaky skin.

Danuta’s Winter Skin Solutions
Winter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layering!

Incorporate Repairing Serums.
Biologique Recherche Serum Colostrum Pur
Biologique Recherche Serum Spleondermine
MBR Tissue Activator Serum
Valmont V-Shape Filling Concentrate

Trade lightweight moisturizers for creams with a richer texture.
Valmont Prime Regenera II
The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader
MBR The Best Face Extra Rich
Environ’s Super Moisturizer
Biologique Recherche Creme VG Derm

Seal the deal with a Finishing Serum.
Apply Biologique Recherche Finishing Serum such as Yall o2 after you’ve applied your cream (before SPF).

Kiss chapped lips goodbye!
Biologique Recherche Biokiss

Replenish your hands.
Be sure to apply hand cream after washing hands and before bed.
MBR The Best Hand Cream

Treat your tresses.
Apply a hair mask at least once a week.

Gold Lust Oribe Repair and Restore Hair Mask
Christophe Robin Regenerating Prickly Pear Hair Mask

Re-hydrate your environment.
Campo’s Replenishing Aromatherapy + Humidifier

Take a head-to-toe approach.
Susanne Kaufmann’s body care range covers all the bases.
Of course Biologique Recherche body care is always a favorite.

Schedule a Rescue Spa treatment.
Our Oxylight Facial covers all the bases.
*For those at home try DIY’ing this treatment with your Nuface attachments!

Have a Happy Winter!
-Danuta Mieloch, Founder of Rescue Spa


The Ultimate Philly Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Rescue Spa Signature Facials and Gift Certificates

According to Rescue Spa’s website, their mission is to change the facial game. They’ve built their business on a personalized approach to skin care that includes both an analysis of your skin and lifestyle. With a gift certificate, your self-care champion can take advantage of the luxury spa’s other offerings, which include hot stone massages, manicures and pedicures, and brow and lash treatments.


How Beauty Editors Actually Take Care Of Their Skin In Winter


“Anything that’s even remotely good about my skin I owe primarily to P50. Everything you’ve heard about it is true — yes, it smells bad, and yes, it will fix your texture issues and make your pores look smaller and prevent breakouts and clear up dark spots and so on and so forth. Friends and acquaintances constantly approach me at parties to ask if they really need to try it; my answer is always an emphatic yes, and then they come back and thank me. They thank me, and I didn’t even do anything! It’s the best.” — Krause
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50.


MBG Gift Guide: 9 Experiences That’ll Keep On Giving


Is there anything better than a spa day? New holistic wellness centers that have a unique approach to pampering are popping up daily (in NYC, we’re big fans of Clean Market for infrared saunas, Studio Britta for a facial gua sha with mbg Collective member Britta Plug, and bio-lift facials at Rescue Spa), but if there aren’t any near you, you can still treat your friend to an in-house beauty night. You’ll bring the face masks and oils for spa-quality facials; they just have to show up.