How The Estheticians Do It: Jet Set Ready…

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✈️  jet set ready  ✈️

by Diana Yerkes

I have been extremely lucky to continuously feed my passion for travel and I enjoy sharing stories from my adventures with the clients. One question that always comes up is how do I manage to keep my skin looking good and healthy while traveling. In this post, I would like to share my skincare secrets catered to frequent travelers’ needs.

When traveling, the skin can become rather dehydrated and flaky, not to mention that added stress associated with travel interrupts normal skin’s functions and leads to stubborn breakouts. To avoid that, my first tip is to always prepare your skin the night before.

STEP ONE: PREP

Treat yourself to a balancing masque such as Vivant by Biologique Recherche and apply an intense moisturizer to soothe and condition the skin. My moisturizer of choice is Dermopurifiante for its restorative and purifying properties.

STEP TWO: GO EASY ON MAKE UP

I advise to always travel with thoroughly clean and moisturized skin. Makeup is a no-go unless you are a fan of nasty breakouts.

STEP THREE: “BUILD YOUR OWN” SKIN EMERGENCY KIT

Travel smart with your skincare must-haves on hand. These are the products that I need to have in my kit at all times:

STEP FOUR: BE EFFICIENT EN ROUTE

  • Keep your skin and your body hydrated.  
  • Moisturize before the take-off and freshen up your skin with every hour while in flight. L’eauxygenate.
  • Opt up for mineral water in lieu of a tropical cocktail.
  • Apply lip treatment liberally. 3LAB Perfect Lips offers intense and long-lasting hydration and it is my lip balm of choice.  
  • Don’t forget your hands! Slather on hand cream such as Lippman Collection Rich Girl SPF25 for instant hydration and sun spots protection wile high in altitude and more exposed to damaging sun rays.

STEP FIVE: WAKE UP YOUR SKIN

Upon arrival, it is good to give your skin a thorough but gentle cleanse. I use Lait VIP O2 with a soft washcloth and I prefer to cleanse twice. Follow up with a thorough application of P50 1970 and a masque of your choice for 15-20 min. I choose to use a combination of Vivant with VIP O2 all over my face when I feel that my skin needs purifying. If flakiness/dullness is an issue, a massaging masque to improve microcirculation, such as Prime Renewing Pack by Valmont, is a life saver! Tip: Leave it overnight for an instant beauty boost.

 STEP SIX: ADDRESS THE EYES

As a result of a long haul flight, we are left with puffy and tired looking eyes. I suggest to use eye contour gel masques, such Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask by Chantecaille or Cellcollagen Eye Treatment Mask by Cellcosmet,-it acts as an automatic wake up call.

 STEP SEVEN: UNLEASH THE EXPLORER INSIDE YOU

Get out there and build on your experiences, try new things and be adventurous!

 There you have it- with these simple steps you can arrive at your destination and enjoy your vacation with beautiful, glowing and well-rested skin!

 Cheers to the adventurer in all of us,

 Diana Yerkes

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(Reminder) Facebook Live Event with Danuta Today: DIY Facial

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Meet us on the Rescue Spa Philadelphia page
Today at 12:45 PM (EST)

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(Save the date) Facebook Live Event with Danuta: DIY Facial

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Spring is Here! Join Danuta for Insider Tips on Do-It-Yourself Facials. 
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Meet us on the Rescue Spa Philadelphia page
Wednesday, March 29th 12:45 PM (EST).

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Don’t Forget to Nominate Rescue Spa for Reader’s Choice: Day Spa

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Please Nominate Rescue Spa
for the Reader’s Choice Award in the Day Spa Category Here and hashtag rescuespa at #phillychoice.
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Nomination ends Monday, April 3rd

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‘There’s a new Lotion P50 in town!’ via BeautyEditor

There’s a new Lotion P50 in town!  Biologique Recherche has now come out with another version, which is even more targeted at unwanted skin pigmentation.biologique-recherche-lotion-p50-pigm-400-2

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 PIGM 400 helps reduce the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation marks, and helps prevent new ones from forming.

The main difference in the formula is that P50 PIGM 400 contains a higher concentration of niacinamide, my favorite ingredient for evening out skin tone (it really works!). There’s lactic acid in here, of course, along with the new addition of mandelic acid, and a variety of botanical extracts that specifically help with brightening and regulating melanin synthesis.

Plus, you get the same mild exfoliation, sebum regulation, anti-dullness and smoothing benefits that we know and love from P50. If you’re new to this type of product, start by applying it on a damp cotton pad for the first week. After your skin gets accustomed to it, you can use it on a dry pad, twice a day after cleansing.

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BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE LOTION P50 PIGM 400 INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Gluconate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Levulinic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Salicylate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Vinegar (Acetum), Sodium Levulinate, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol Denat., Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbic Acid, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract.

http://beautyeditor.ca/2017/03/10/new-skincare-products-march-2017

 

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Into The Gloss: Decoding The Many Versions Of Biologique Recherche P50

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“So you finally decided to buy Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. The tipping point was, perhaps, yet another friend’s rave review, or a Facebook ad from Rescue Spa, or maybe reading about it on Into The Gloss. Regardless, you’ve drank the lactic acid Koolaid, and we salute you for your astute and well-guided consumerism. But now you’re confronted with a brand-new conundrum: There is a small universe of P50 types. Which one is the right one for you?

We’ve talked about P50 for ages, but we’ve never really dove into what makes it so good, until now. For the uninitiated, Lotion P50 isn’t a lotion at all—it’s a French waterweight exfoliating toner that also hydrates and balances your skin’s pH, all in one fell swoop. It also smells like formaldehyde and apple cider vinegar, a scent Emily Weiss lovingly described as “trash face.” But it’s got a cult following. And if you’re in that cult, you know that one of the only places you can get it online is the website for Philadelphia’s Rescue Spa. “It boosts your skin’s very slow, very inefficient natural exfoliation process by immediately removing bad stuff from your skin,” says Danuta Mieloch, owner of Rescue Spa and person more or less to thank for its popularity. (Well, her and Aida Bicaj.) She recommends different versions of P50 for different skin types, and was happy to break them down for us:

For masochists: Lotion P50/P50 1970

P50 1970 is the toughest, roughest, OG version. Stinging and redness is par for the course—but actually, it’s good for any skin type. It’s got all the good stuff you know and love about P50, including a hearty blend of AHAs and BHAs to give you that glow. But what makes P50 particularly special is the mix of sorrell, myrrh extract, myrtle, and onion. (That’s where the smell comes from.) The regular P50 (scratch the 1970) excludes phenol, which is also found in mouthwash. It’s been banned in Europe, but it’s all part of the product that Danuta describes as the “purist’s choice.”

For dry skin: Lotion P50V/P50V 1970

P50V was created for those with skin not too sensitive, not too strong, and perhaps on the normal to dry side. It still does the job, but with the addition of plankton and brewer’s yeast, it’s slightly more conditioning than regular P50.

For super sensitive skin: Lotion P50W/P50W 1970

Or: For when you want effective exfoliation, but just looking at the word “glycolic” flares your skin up. P50W is the best bet—the formula balances lactic and salicylic acid with glycerin and articum lappa root to make it effacaious and gentle. How many products can do both?

For hyperpigmentation: Lotion P50 PIGM 400

The newest member of the P50 line, which contains no phenol at all, was made specifically for people dealing with hyperpigmentation. This version helps control the pigmentation process, stimulating exfoliation and helps brighten dull skin with wasabi extract, palmaria palmata extract, and whatever “fruits titrated in flavonoids” are. Dr. Phillippe Allouche (he helped develop the line) expressed the risk of our skin becoming dull due to external stressors—sun, stress, city air, etc. Absolutely worth checking out if skin tone is your #1 concern, but not as strong as regular P50. But then again, few things are.”

Originally published on Into The Gloss
Photographed by Tom Newton.

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New At Rescue: Vintner’s Daughter

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FOR MAXIMUM RADIANCE

 ACTIVE BOTANICAL SERUM delivers the beautifying nutrition your skin needs—balancing minerals, brightening vitamins, nourishing fatty acids and strengthening aminos.

PACKED WITH 22 ACTIVE BOTANICALS!

A skincare game changer that restores skin’s balance, texture and natural radiance.
 

“THE BEST SERUM”

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
BEST NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS WINNER 2016

“THE FACE OIL TO END ALL FACE OILS”

INTO THE GLOSS

“WORTH THE INVESTMENT”

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Daylight Savings ☀️ ☀️ ☀️

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Spring Forward At Rescue:

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Massage therapy helps us to transition with the start of Daylight Savings Time.  On Sunday March 12th we “spring forward” one hour.  While one hour may not seem that significant, we can become sleep deprived.  We also naturally increase our activity with the extra hour of daylight.

Our body wakes up from the dormancy of winter and this increased activity can cause our body to run down.  This fatigue can lead to accidents and injuries.

Honor your body’s circadian rhythm.  Help your body transition into the new season of greater light and more movement with a nurturing and restorative massage.

Massage also provides physical alignment with the psychological changes that occur with daylight saving time.

You deserve the relief a massage brings!

Enjoy your extra hour of daylight!”

-Heidi Oakley

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How The Estheticians Do It: Skin Affected by Autoimmune Disorders

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For Skin Effected by Autoimmune Disorders 
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by Kimberly Murray

Today I’d like to share some tips on caring for skin that is sensitized by autoimmune disease. I have the inside scoop because I’ve been an esthetician for a decade and I have an autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis. It is a chronic connective tissue disease that causes muscle pain and fatigue as well as extreme sun sensitivity, dryness, rashes, discoloration and inflammation of the skin. Luckily with help from my doctors and my experience as a skin care professional I’ve been able to manage the disease and its effects.

After researching the causes of autoimmune diseases, I discovered that there are over 80 of them. Some may impact the skin indirectly due to medications used for treatment, others may cause mild issues with the skin such as slight dryness, while some specifically attack the skin. Some of those diseases include dermatomyositis; scleroderma, lupus erythematosus and vitiligo just to name a few.

While autoimmune disorders may differ in what organs or body parts they impact, the common thread amongst all of them is inflammation. Keeping that in mind I would recommend adopting a lifestyle that promotes an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise to improve your over health.

I’ve found the best approach to skincare is keeping your regimen fairly simple with gentle products that will cleanse nourish and moisturize without causing irritation. Here is what I use:

Cleanse – To cleanse I use BR Lait VIP O2. It’s a gentle milky cleanser that calms rebalances and brightens the skin.

Exfoliation Lotion P50 W is a an amazing gentle exfoliating toner that removes dead skin hydrates calms and reduces inflammation.

Serum – Biosensible Serum I use this to target and reduce sensitivity and soothe my skin.

Eye Cream – Crème Contour des Yeux Biosensible is what I use day and night. It immediately soothes and calm inflammation around my eyes. It also helps to reduce fine lines and dark circles.

Moisturizers – I use two different moisturizers. For day, I use Emulsion Gel Biosensible S.R. due to its light texture and calming effects. For night I use Crème Masque Vernix. I love this because it is a moisturizer and mask in one! It is rich in lipids and proteins that strengthens and moisturizes.

Sun Protection – Sun sensitivity is very common with autoimmune disorders. I recommend daily use of sun protection that contains titanium dioxide because it provides physical protection from the sun and is less irritating. One of my favorite sun care products is Environ Sun Care SPF 25 for face and body. For added protection I wear large brimmed hats in the summer months.

I hope these tips help! Heres to good health and wellness! ????

-Kimberly Murray


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Our first Facebook Live Session with Biologique Recherche

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