Rescue Spa Special: Summer in the City!

Summer Specials 2017
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Escape the heat! Rescue Spa is Open this Sunday July 23rd.  Schedule your appointment now.
215-772-2766

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Balayage
From the French word meaning “to paint or to sweep”, Balayage is a highlighting technique that will give your locks a beautiful and believable sun-kissed look.  Whether you’re going on vacation or want to look like you just came back from one, Balayage is the perfect summer trend!
$195 and up

Toner / Glaze / Blowout
Do you want luxurious hair that gleams in the summer sun, without the commitment to color? Then you are the perfect candidate for this toner & glaze hair treatment finished with a night-out worthy blowout. You’ll be ready to take on City Sips with lavish hair.
$80

Natural Brows
The best brows are maintained, but not overly done. Get the #wokeuplikethis look with our Designer Brow and Tint. Crunched for time? You can achieve bold & beautiful brows over your lunch break!
$50

Mini-Micro
The scenario: You’ve been applying SPF religiously, daily (and your future self is grateful). But it’s currently summer and you’re beginning to notice that the heat, humidity, and city smog has left your skin a bit dull and congested. Polish away the build up with a 30 minute Microdermabrasion, the perfect pick me up to revive that summer glow!
$75

Gel Manicure
Squeezing in that last vacation before autumn approaches, and don’t want to take your chances at a nail salon overseas? Try our Bio Seaweed Gel Manicure—the healthy alternative to typical gel nails, for 2+ weeks of high shine, chip-free gel nails.
$45

Lift & Sculpt
Our Lift & Sculpt is like a Rescue Facial for your entire body! Flaunt glowing toned skin from head-to-toe.
$125

Request appointments online here!

How The Estheticians Do It: Hyperpigmentation

Summertime is the time to protect your skin.

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Questions regarding hyperpigmentation come up in 7 out of 10 appointments and it’s safe to say that it is one of the main concerns in skin treatment rooms. In this post I would like to discuss the ways to prevent hyperpigmentation and share some of my favorite products to treat this common skin disorder.

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin (the pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes its natural color) in the patches of the skin. It is a skin condition that affects every ethnic background and skin tone and is mostly associated with aging. Pregnancy or hormonal fluctuations, UV radiation and photo aging, chemical or UV burn, genetics and allergies are just some of the more typical factors.

Daily use of a broad spectrum sun protection is a sure way to prevent hyperpigmentation caused by exposure to the damaging sun rays. Exfoliation is essential to reduce the build of dead skin cells and to promote skin cell regeneration for brighter skin every day.

Professional treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and IPL are all effective.

Active Ingredients to look for in products are:

  • Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids
  • Arbutin
  • Kojic Acid
  • Azelaic Acid
  • Glabridin/Licorice Root Extract
  • Retinoids
  • Epidermal Growth Factor

Some of my personal favorite treatments to combat hyperpigmentation include:

CLEANSE

Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2 is an “antipollution” cleanser that brightens and unifies the complexion, eliminates impurities and calms the epidermis.

TONE

Biologique Recherche P50 PIGM400 is the newest formulation of the beloved P50. It enhances epidermal renewal and helps regulate melanin synthesis while respecting and protecting the skin. Lightens the skin, reduces the size of pigmentation marks and prevents them from appearing. Inhibits melanin synthesis. Improves the strength and quality of the epidermis. Unifies and brightens the complexion. Balances pH on the skin’s surface.

TREAT-SERUM

Valmont Clarifying Infusion Brightening Serum is an ultra-concentrated treatment that decreases melanin production and fights hyperpigmentation. It increases skin brightness and complexion evenness to reveal perfectly even-toned skin.

Serum PIGM 400 is a brightening, spot-correcting serum that illuminates the complexion and fights free radicals. It is my personal favorite. Paired with Creme PIGM 400, this powerful duo fights pigmentation and reveals glowing complexion.

Clarifying Lotion and Intensive C Boost by Environ is another great combination for combating visible skin pigmentation. The Clarifying Lotion is a light, non-oily lotion that nourishes the skin with important water-soluble ingredients that inhibit the production of melanin. It maintains the skin’s natural acid mantle and can either be used on small, easily defined pigment blemishes, or as a whole face and neck solution for extensive uneven skin tone. The Intensive C-Boost contains a powerful form of vitamin C ideal for sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and capillaries as well as for the maintenance of a healthy skin.

TREAT MASK

Valmont Clarifying Pack is a clarifying cream-mask that is rich in illuminating ingredients. Provides visible brightening effect, mattifies and tightens the pores. Just after one treatment the skin is flexible, soft, and gleams with a new radiance. Use it once a week in addition to your current masque treatment.

Environ Revival Masque is a powerful combination of Lactic, Mandelic and Asiatic acids formulated to target the effects of photo-damaged skin and the appearance of uneven skin texture.

The Beautigenix Brightening Mask is a Korean sheet mask that reduces the appearance of sun and age spots, removes signs of fatigue, gives skin a radiant and brighter look, evens skin tone and texture – also improves mild acne. All and all, a perfect on the go solution for someone who has uneven skin tone, dark spots or sun damaged skin.

MBR Beta-Enzyme is a gel-masque based on mild hydroxy acids in combination with a papain enzyme complex for smooth, clear and more radiant skin.

TREAT-INTENSIVE CURE

Cellcosmet Ultra Brightening Elasto-Collagen XT is a real anti-pigmentation face-lift that resculpts the skin injecting it with hydration. Packed full of scientifically selected ingredients, the Ultra Brightening Elasto-Collagen XT serum with its concentration of 15% active stabilized bio-integral cells and expert brightening complex, delivers a complete firming and brightening solution. Whether used as an occasional 12-day treatment or throughout the year, Cellcosmet Ultra Brightening Elasto-Collagen XT revitalizes, progressively lightens natural skin tone, redefines and intensely hydrates the face, neck and décolleté area. The skin’s firmness and ability to bounce back are visibly improved, pigmentary spots visibly attenuated while the facial contours are resculpted and the oval of the face redefined.

  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is one of the more difficult types of pigmentation to get rid off. These red or brown regions of pigment are usually associated with acne, chemical burns, eczema or dermatitis. One of my favorite products to tackle it is Sebuspot by Environ – a mild gel for use on inflamed areas of the skin. It helps reduce congestion and residual redness while at the same time drying up skin blemishes.

MOISTURIZE

Biologique Recherche Creme PIGM 400 is a concentrate of brightening, anti-age spot and protective ingredients.  Its multipolar formulation helps correct existing pigmentation imperfections and prevents new age spots from forming. The complexion becomes increasingly luminous and the skin appears more even. Best when paired with Serum PIGM 400.

Institute Esthederm Clarity System Whitening Brightening Repair Day Cream regenerates and restructures the skin, protects, prevents photo-aging, cell damage and the risk of redness and inflammation.

MBR Luminous Pearl Extreme works on delivering both multi-active anti-aging effects as well as a perfectly balanced and illuminated complexion.

PROTECT

Biologique Recherche Protection UV helps protect the epidermis from the harmful effects of UVA, UVB, and infrared rays. The formula rich in anti-aging, soothing, anti-spot and moisturizing active ingredients helps prevent skin aging and dehydration.
MBR High Protection Face Cream SPF30 protects the skin from sunburn, aging, wrinkles and pigmentation spots which can be caused by excessive exposure to the sun. It smoothes and mattifies skin appearance for an even and healthy tan.
Institute Esthederm Photo Regulator helps reduce pigmentation spots by reducing the contrast between the hyper-pigmented areas and tanned skin. This helps to ensure a consistent and harmonious tan safely.

Summer time is the prime time to protect your skin and prevent stubborn hyperpigmentation caused by excessive sun exposure. Wear a hat, polarized sunglasses and be mindful when out and about. You only have one skin, take care of it now and enjoy the compliments later!

Diana Yerkes

Memo Paris – Now at Rescue!

What’s Your Fragrance?

Take your senses on a journey!
One of a kind scents in long lasting eau de parfum formulations.

Marfa

Tuberose is the star of this show.
Notes: Lime Essence, Rose Essence & Suede Accord.

 

Kedu

Purify your Soul. Notes: Grapefruit Sesame and White Musk

 

Siwa

Vanilla Valhalla… Notes: Oil of cinnamon leaf, Narcissus absolute, Vanilla absolute.

Ilha do Mel

Honey Flower – Like a day spent in the sand and sun. Notes: Oil of Juniper, Jasmine absolute, Gardenia accord.

Granada

A complex and beautiful white flower fragrance. Notes: Pomegranate, Orange blossom absolute, and Jasmine sambac absolute.

African Leather

An unforgettable journey of spices, grass and leather. Notes: Cardamom, Geranium, Leather.

Body Talk – From the City to the Beach

 

Body Talk

Take your body to the next level with our ultimate repairing arsenal. Exfoliate, smooth and lift your way to a more refined body.

Lotion P50 Corps

If you love P50 for the face try Lotion P50 for the body. Smooths away dry spots, balances the Ph and boosts hydration.

Lipogen AC

Botanicals to the rescue, reduce the appearance of cellulite with the added benefits of firming and toning.

Crème Anti-C

Reduce the look of cellulite, activate microcirculation and improve firmness.

Body Oxygénant

A wonderfully smoothing oil that helps prevent and reverse cellulite. Soothes sun-burn as well!

Anti-Cellulite Treatment

Smoothing, Firming and Slimming Cream!

Bust-Up Concentrate

Intensive lifting concentrate for a firm and beautiful bust.

Ingrown Concentrate

Behold a clear bikini line, tea tree oil helps clear pores and minimize ingrowns while chamomile is anti-inflammatory and calming.

Cellular Refining Scrub

For perfectly exfoliated, soft and silky skin! Also improves lymphatic drainage, ciruclation, and skin elasticity.

From the City to the Beach

Protect your skin with SPF, the most important form of anti-aging! From the city to the beach…

Huile Bénéfique

Protect your tresses from the sun! Doubles as a before and after sun hydrating dry oil for body.

Protection U.V. SPF 25+

Protect from from UVA, UVB, and Infrared Rays with 100% natural non-nanoparticulate mineral filters and innovative plant-based active ingredients.

Photo Regulator SPF 20

Reduces the contrast and intensity of brown spots while protecting your skin from harmful rays.

Sun Bronz Dry Oil 3 Suns SPF 20

Activates the skin’s natural melanin process for a deeper and long-lasting tan in comfortable dry oil for body and hair!

Adaptasun Milky Spray – Extreme SPF 20

Now in a spray… activates the skin’s natural melanin process for a deeper and long-lasting tan.

Physical Protectant SPF 45

Lightweight sunscreen features a universal tint and microscopic sponges for oil control with a sheer, matte finish.

High Protection Face Cream SPF 30

High protection from UVA and UVB rays. For face and body!

WW Day SPF 40

Smoothing and lifting day cream with SPF 40 protection.

 


Calling All Blondes!


 

Sunny summer days making your hair feel brassy and dry? It’s ok, you’re not alone. Salt water, chlorine and sun take its toll on everyone’s hair, but blondes can feel even more taxed when your color starts to turn yellow.

To combat those undesirable hues, I recommend Davines Alchemic Shampooand Conditioner formulated for blonde and silver hair. The strong purple pigments will neutralize brassy tones and restore vibrancy in between color services. Start with using the shampoo and conditioner once a week, increasing frequency as necessary. If your hair is very porous, you may find that the conditioner, paired with your favorite color conserving shampoo, may be enough to do the trick! Try leaving the conditioner on for 3 to 5 minutes for the full benefits.

Follow with a moisturizing leave-in (like Davines Oi All In One Milk) to tame, smooth and lock in shine.

Hair Stylist,

Liz Szot

 

Davines – Alchemic Shampoo Silver

Colour conditioner suggested for platinum, silver, and white hair.

Davines – Alchemic Conditioner Silver

For hair that has just turned yellow due to bleaching or long exposure to sun.

Calling All Blondes!

Sunny summer days making your hair feel brassy and dry? It’s ok, you’re not alone.  Salt water, chlorine and sun take its toll on everyone’s hair, but blondes can feel even more taxed when your color starts to turn yellow.

To combat those undesirable hues, I recommend Davines Alchemic Shampoo and Conditioner formulated for blonde and silver hair. The strong purple pigments will neutralize brassy tones and restore vibrancy in between color services. Start with using the shampoo and conditioner once a week, increasing frequency as necessary. If your hair is very porous, you may find that the conditioner, paired with your favorite color conserving shampoo, may be enough to do the trick! Try leaving the conditioner on for 3 to 5 minutes for the full benefits.

Follow with a moisturizing leave-in (like Davines Oi All In One Milk) to tame, smooth and lock in shine.

 

Hair Stylist,
Liz Szot

Summer Skincare by Edith Gondek

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The days are thankfully getting longer and as we get to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, it is critical to increase the use of sunscreen to prevent the development of solar keratosis and, by implication, help to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

If you Google The New England Journal of Medicine you will see multiple peer reviewed studies on the benefits of using sunscreen. I would first encourage you to use a high quality sunscreen daily – even when it is cloudy as those UV rays, especially with ozone depletion, can impact your skin. This is critical not only for your complexion, but also for your long-term health.

I recommend Suntegrity SPF 30 Sunscreen because it offers broad-spectrum protection without the chalkiness, greasiness or harsh chemicals.

Unfortunately there is a negative to sunscreen use – facial irritation and clogged pores that can lead to unwanted and sometimes “ugly” consequences. Is there a solution? Yes.

Masking at home with Valmont Purifying Pack 2-3 times a week will help to keep your skin clear and looking its best during these humid months.

To further minimize congestion of the skin, don’t forget to switch to lighter products. I recommend Environ Antioxidant Gel for daytime, or if your skin is on the drier side, Environ AVST moisturizer.  Using products with powerful antioxidants such as green tea extract, Vitamins A, C and E along with your sunscreen will give you additional protection against free-radicals from the harmful UV rays as well as environmental factors.

At night I recommend double cleansing with Biologique Recherché Lait VIP O2 to remove makeup and impurities, while allowing the skin to take in oxygen. Follow this with Biologique Recherché Lotion P50 1970 to exfoliate and regulate excessive sebum secretion.

For the final step, I recommend using Valmont DNA Repair Serum and Valmont Soothing Cream together to boost the skin’s capacity for repair. Using these products at nighttime, when the skin is most active, will help heal damaged tissue, while calming irritation and redness.

For extra care around the delicate eye area, I always like to finish with a separate eye cream such as Valmont Expression Line Reducer Eye Factor I.

Of course, if your skin needs a deep pore cleaning, nothing beats a Rescue facial from a qualified esthetician. We can assess your skin and customize a treatment to your specific needs. It usually begins with a deep cleanse using steam to open up the pores, followed by exfoliation. As you get relaxed, your pores will be cleansed via various means to insure healthy and vibrant skin.

Action Step?  Don’t wait.  Don’t procrastinate. Book a rejuvenating facial with one of Rescue Spa’s experienced estheticians, such as myself and consider a gift certificate for a friend or significant other.

Let us embrace the fresh air and warmth that summer provides, while enjoying the sun responsibly.

Your skin will love you for it!

Father’s Day Gift Cards!

Show Dad your love with a Gift Card.

Gift Cards are good for all services and products. Including Haircuts, Massages, Facials, and Packages.

Rescue Spa is Open Father’s Day
Sunday June 18th from 10 – 5

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Purchase a Gift Card in spa and enter our Father’s Day Raffle for chance to receive a shave gift set by Proraso for Sensitive Skin including: 100ml Pre/Post Shave Cream, 150ml Shaving Cream, 100ml Aftershave Balm

Father’s Day with Rescue Spa, Give the Gift of Relaxation… or Keep it Fresh.

What better way to say thanks?! 

Gift Cards are good for all services and products. Including Haircuts, Massages, Facials, and Packages.

Rescue Spa is Open Father’s Day
Sunday June 18th from 10 – 5 

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Purchase a Gift Card in spa and enter our Father’s Day Raffle for chance to receive a shave gift set by Proraso for Sensitive Skin including: 100ml Pre/Post Shave Cream, 150ml Shaving Cream, 100ml Aftershave Balm


Packages & Gift Cards 


ROYAL RESCUE
Classic Rescue Facial, 60 min Aromatherapy Massage,
Classic Manicure and Pedicure

RESCUE SAMPLER
Mini-Massage, Mini Classic Facial, Classic Manicure and Pedicure

SIGNATURE RESCUE
Classic Rescue Facial and 60min Swedish Massage

CLASSIC RESCUE FACIAL
Give him the classic! 

BIO-LIFT FACIAL
Super lifting and firming facial using non-invasive electric currents.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Intensive and focused massage provides the ultimate relief.