As the days are getting warmer and longer we all need a refresher about using sun protection. Are you diligently using sunscreen everyday? Are you aware that not all sunscreens are created equal? Let’s simply sum this sunscreen dilemma up!
So what you are looking for is Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection. You have a choice between chemical sunscreen which means it absorbs UVA once it hits the skin (a popular ingredient is avobenzone), or natural physical block that reflects UVA light off your skin and back into the atmosphere like a mirror (zinc oxide). It is even suitable for sensitive skin.
As for the number there is very little difference between UVB protection provided by SPF 30 or 60. While SPF 30 gets you about 96% coverage, SPF 45 about 97%, and SPF 60 about 98%. It is very important that you use enough product, meticulously covering your skin, and reapplying every few hours. Reapplication is the key to the right protection!
If you put on your sunscreen every morning, please remember to reapply by the time you take your lunch break. For myself I like to double up on sunscreen, I use the Hollywood cult favorite Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30, followed by Valmont Time Perfection (it contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide natural sun protection) this way I’m sure I’m covered. I also carry a tube of sunscreen in my bag and whenever I’m out I cover my hands and exposed areas diligently. Have fun in the sun the smart way!
Owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa & Esthetician,
“This tinted moisturizer is amazing! I love the consistency, it is very light and absorbs into the skin immediately. You don’t need to use much, a little drop goes a long way. Choose from three universal shades: neutral, sand or bronze to protect your skin and create a flawless complexion!”
Rescue Rittenhouse Spa
General Manager, Agnieszka Otrebska
My earliest memories of my mom are the scent of her perfume, the color and scent of her lipstick in it’s beautiful case and her Nivea cream. Those 3 things my mom never left home without. To this day my mom is faithful to her beauty staples. Although the lipstick has changed and softened up a little bit, the Nivea cream stays. She happily shares her secrets of how she uses it. It’s like her windex from My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She uses it for everything, cuts, rashes, after sun, before sun and even mixes it with cucumbers or fruit to make a mask. So for this upcoming Mother’s Day I’d like to encourage moms, daughters, sisters, aunts and grandmothers to share their beauty secrets and continue to stay beautiful!
Happy Mother’s Day
Owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa & Esthetician,
Mother & Daughter Facial: $250 (for two)
Every woman deserves to be pampered, so share it with the most important woman in your life! Indulge in a unique facial treatment formulated to lift and regenerate the skin. A Rescue esthetician will begin with the analysis of your skin type & condition, followed by a cleanse, massage, light peel, mask, and our famous Bio-Lift electric currents. In just 60 minutes you’ll both be gorgeously radiant!
Mother & Daughter Mani/Pedi: $150 (for two)
Rescue is the perfect atmosphere for a mother and daughter to share some quality time. Our side-by-side manicure/pedicure is guaranteed to bring the two of you closer together as you unwind, chat and relax.
Regenerating Lift Facial & Swedish Massage: $250
Treat your mother like royalty! Leave her in the skilled hands of a Rescue esthetican and massage therapist for a full body 60 minute Swedish Massage and Regenerating Lift Facial (including a cleanse, light peel, mask, massage and our famous Bio-Lift electric currents). Rest assured, your mom will leave Rescue feeling like a queen!
With the royal wedding less than two weeks away the glowing face of Kate Middleton can be found in almost every major fashion or beauty magazine. Interest about her likes and dislikes from clothing to food to skin regimens are plentiful. I personally found it interesting but not surprising that she loves her oxygen facials and oxygen based skin care products because of their hydrating skin brightening benefits. Kate’s regime might be news to some fashionistas but here at Rescue we’ve been in oxygen mode for years. As homage to the future princess I recommend the following service and products for my brides- to- be who want to inject a blast of O2 into their skin care in preparation for their big day.
Rescue Oxygen Facial
This facial is a real picker upper prior to your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. It rejuvenates dull dehydrated skin with a perfect combination of micro-exfoliation, oxygenation, and a light Alpha Beta Peel followed by intense hydration with a cool blast of hyperbaric oxygen. Your skin will be luminous.
VIP O2 Cleansing Milk
Share this cleanser with your cousins who fly cross country to attend your wedding. This “antipollution” cleanser eliminates impurities, calms the epidermis, brightens and unifies the complexion. It is ideal for urban dwellers, frequent travelers and stressed devitalized skin.
Masque VIP O2
Put a layer of this masque around the eyes to help eliminate dark circles from late nights planning your seating arrangements. This oxygenating and moisturizing “antipollution” treatment restores radiance to stressed, asphyxiated skin. It is ideal to soothe sunburn too- leave it in your fridge and slather on.
Crème VIP O2
Apply this moisturizer before and after your girls’ night out. This is the perfect antipollution oxygenating cream for immediate healthy skin. It is recommended for tired, devitalized skin.
Fluid VIP O2
Share this goodie with Mom on your wedding day. The unique formula contained in this serum traps oxygen at the surface of the skin, creating an environment that stimulates the epidermis’ natural functions. This is a mainstay and runaway favorite at Rescue as it makes skin lustrous and taut.
Remember, everyone deserves the royal treatment.
Your face these days is like a passport to the world. A proper skincare regimen is always the first thing to start with, and it all comes down to good grooming. A great haircut and perfect eyebrows frame the face to make you look more polished. Makeup should only enhance the way we look and feel. Aside from young girls most women look better with just a little bit of makeup on. Be that a little tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara, and blush. In my opinion wearing minimal makeup is like wearing stockings, it gives you a little bit of protection from the elements. It also looks more professional in these competitive career times, which allows you to put your best face forward. So say yes to a little bit of makeup and have fun with it!
Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Spa,
All the lip, eye and cheek color in the world means nothing without well-tended skin.
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!
Sea Turtle Palette
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,