On using P50 in the mornings: My bathroom looks like Sephora. I love to test new products and am lucky enough to be sent a lot of them. I use a micellar water in the morning. I am a fan of Biologique Recherche P50 lotion. I know a lot of people don’t like it because of phenol. But if you read the studies, it’s not dangerous, plus you can get a version without it anyway. It makes my skin texture look prettier, and it diminishes the appearance of pores.
On sheet masking to slow down: I also love the little eye patches that makes my eyes look brighter. I do have the Valmont ones... and Valmont eye creams. I found out about Valmont from Rescue Spa — it’s my heaven.
Danuta Mieloch invited us into her home to share her Evening Routine. Trust us, you do not want to miss this. She has so many tricks up her sleeves! Double P50? Triple Masking? Microcurrents? It’s all in here…
Walking into Rescue Spa is what I imagine walking into heaven to be like: Bright, white, and walls lined with Biologique Recherche. Located a few blocks behind the Flatiron Building, Rescue Spa is an incredible space that caters to your every skin and massage need, as well as hair, makeup, manis, pedis, and brows—so you can basically walk in feeling like the shell of a human and leave looking like Gigi Hadid at the Met Gala.
I settled in at the waiting area once I arrived and nibbled on bliss balls and mint-infused water whilst I waited for my therapist, concerned over the state of my skin as I had only stepped off a 21-hour flight a few hours prior. I was booked in for the Biologique Recherche “Le Lift Parisienne” Treatment, and oh my goodness—bliss. After lashings of P50 (one of the world’s greatest skincare products, IMHO), LED therapy, and Placenta Serum, my “I just flew around the world and look like shit” skin was baby smooth, hydrated, and free of aeroplane gunk. It wasn’t quite as zen as Cap, and more of a straight-shooter treatment (there were no crystals or sage), but it was phenomenal. The closest thing in Sydney is definitely Mel Grant (if you’re dying for some TLC).
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“Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. I used this for the first time one evening at about 6:45 p.m., before heading to a movie and a bar. By the time I stumbled home at 4:50 a.m., the hormonal breakouts around my chin had basically melted, and by the following week, the hyperpigmentation left behind by a previous breakout had similarly disappeared. I use the original 1970 version, which has plenty of lactic acid to make your skin glow along with phenol, an antiseptic which helps prevent the formation of acne. It does burn, but I think it’s worth it. I credit this product with normalizing my skin so that it’s not too oily or dry. Use it at nighttime, on a cotton pad.” Jasmine Sanders x The Cut
We are all striving for that radiant glow in our skin. Why not apply that same philosophy to our lips?
When searching for a nude lipstick we often gravitate towards very neutral or beige colors. Before makeup lines began to cultivate a range of fleshy lip tones in various formulas, editorial makeup artists sometimes used concealer to create their own nude lip colors. This old school nude effect called for an almost colorless lip (often to balance a bold feature like a smokey eye). Today, an everyday nude lip color can be much fresher and showcase the wearer’s unique lip tone.
A nude color that is translucent lets the natural skin color peek through. A good way to estimate if a nude lipstick is a good color is to swatch a little on your cheeks. If it doesn’t work as a subtle blush then it is probably won’t read as natural on the lips. Line the lips in a pencil that is as close to an exact match of the natural lip color as possible. This creates a strong base for the shape and an undertone that is realistic. My current favorite formula for a healthy looking lip is the Chantecaille Lip Chic which boosts moisture with hyaluronic acid. Right now I like the pinkish nude Hyacinth and the light mauve Wisteria (an interesting twist on nude as it is light reflective and picks up on realistic purple undertones common in many complexions). A new addition this summer is the warm caramel Lychee Lip Sleek. These hydrating formulas keeps your lips dewy and plump.
Even if you prefer a really neutral color, always consider that the lips should look like they have a healthy glow of circulation. Part of the reason your face looks so plumped and radiant after a facial is the wonderful circulation that has been stimulated from the massage. If your nude lipstick looks too flat or too colorless, you can add a tiny amount of a bright transparent gloss in a color like pink or coral or on top (just enough to boost the shade without changing the color completely). Another method is to lightly stain bare lips with a red or berry tone and then apply a nude color over it. These color layering tricks help ensure the look of a healthy complexion by adding a flush of warmth to your lips.
Not sure how to find the right shade? Schedule a consultation and we’ll help you find the best nude for you!
Rescue Spa Philadelphia’s Makeup Artist, April Read
If you experience summer breakouts your skin needs our 21 Day “Boot Camp”! Take the challenge and commit to a diligent skincare regimen, morning and night daily. Over the next 3 weeks your skin will become clearer, glowier, and healthier than ever. So let’s get back to basics for MAJOR results! Here’s the drill: ☀Morning and Night???? for 21 days.
For those in New York City and Philadelphia jumpstart your progress with a Classic Facial! Instant results for this facial are no understatement; beloved by clients of all ages and skin types, our most standard facial leaves you with tightened pores, and more youthful (read: extra-smooth! super clean!) skin. Perfected over more than a decade in the skincare industry, the Classic Facial incorporates time-tested, cult-status products, and of course blissful relaxation.
You may double cleanse your skin, but how often are you cleaning your makeup brushes?
As a makeup artist it is part of my routine to clean brushes after each use. If a facial client at Rescue wants a makeup touch up, the last thing I would ever want to do is dust a freshly exfoliated face with a dirty brush. Squeaky clean tools are critical! At home I do my best to scrub my brushes often but don’t always keep quite as strict of a routine. Often when I feel my skin is looking a little lackluster, I know my brushes are due for a deep cleanse.
Cleaning removes dust, oil, dead skin, makeup pigment, and germs from your brushes. It is important for your skin that you wash your tools regularly. Once a week is a great goal if after each use is not an option. Any brush that you use with moist products like foundation, lip color or gel eyeliner must be cleaned more frequently than powder or shadow brushes (bacteria likes moisture). Also, brushes caked with products like foundation or concealer simply won’t perform as well during application.
There are some great brush cleaners on the market, but luckily there are a few things you already have at home that can do the trick.
Dish Soap – It removes oil and debris from your dinnerware and will do the same for your brushes. You can always find a great natural or organic version too! This is actually my favorite thing to wash brushes with. I use a professional brush cleaner in my kit, but I still like to rinse away any residue with dish soap. It’s like a double cleanse for brushes!
Clarifying Shampoo – It removes product build up and residue in your hair and will do the same for your brush bristles. This type of shampoo typically isn’t meant to be used as a daily shampoo so it could be a great way to make use of excess product. Keeping your makeup brushes in the bathroom and close to the shampoo makes a quick brush bubble bath a little easier too.
Baby Shampoo – these shampoos are pretty mild so brushes may not get squeaky clean (i.e. they may retain some stains and residue) but you can at least rinse away a good bit of dirt and debris.
Just like washing your face, keep your water temperature warm enough to help rinse away cleanser but never hot. Hot water can break down the adhesive that hold the bristles together in the brush. If residue is super caked you can add a few drops of oil (jojoba or olive is great) to your brush shampoo. Finally, always lay brushes flat on towel to dry.
Well cared for brushes can last for years. Make cleaning your brushes part of your skincare ritual and you will love how beautiful your skin looks with and without makeup.
If it’s a nice day, take a stroll along the High Line! Walking the High Line is a great activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Besides getting a nice view of the city, there’s also a ton of cool street art all along the way to enjoy. Plus it won’t cost you a dime!
If you prefer to spend your time relaxing and de-stressing, then maybe a day at the spa is exactly what you need. Come on in to Rescue Spa for a nice relaxing massage or one of our premier spa services. Especially with all the stress that the busy culture of NYC can cause you, taking a day at the spa is a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate!
3. Visit a Brewery
There are more than 20 awesome breweries to check out in New York City! That means there’s likely a brewery nearby no matter what borough you’re in. A couple that are definitely worth a visit are Gunn Hill Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, and Singlecut Beersmiths. If you’re free for an entire day, pick out a few to visit for your own mini brew tour!
Not everyone likes to be out and about when they’re trying to relax. If that’s you, then maybe a little staycation at home is what you need! Put on some music and take a bath, cuddle up in your comfy chair with a book, or spend some time on the couch catching up on your favorite shows. If you’re a homebody, a nice rejuvenating afternoon at home might be just what you need.
5. See a Show
When you’re living in New York, it’s easy to take all the awesome Broadway shows for granted since they’re always available to you. But don’t forget to take advantage of such a great opportunity! Especially if you haven’t been to Broadway in a few years, go see a show and let Broadway amaze you all over again!
6. Find a Live Event
If you’re not really into Broadway, don’t worry. There are plenty of other things to do in NYC! Whether you’re into dancing, sports, video games, or fine dining, there’s certainly something to do that will help you de-stress and unwind in New York.