Philadelphia Magazine’s BEST OF PHILLY 2017: Beauty Treatment “BEST LUNCHTIME FIX”

Philadelphia Magazine has awarded Rescue Spa with the 2017 BEST OF PHILLY: Beauty Treatment “BEST LUNCHTIME FIX”

High Frequency Zit Zap at Rescue Spa
An esthetician waves her electrode-tipped magic wand that emits argon gas along with an electrical current to generate oxygen, kill bacteria and calm inflamed skin—effectively disappearing that date-ruining zit away for a cool $25.

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HOW TO UNDO SKIN DAMAGE BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY

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While common skin ailments are troublesome no matter what stage of life you’re in, they can feel especially exacerbated when you have a wedding on the horizon. You’re of course your own worst critic and things are often not as bad as you perceive, but the idea of high-definition photography and hundreds and pairs of eyes examining you can leave even the most low-key bride nervous. Lucky for us, Danuta Mieloch, Esthetician and owner of Rescue Spa (soon opening an NYC location!), filled us in on what you can do to correct almost any problem plaguing your appearance. Keep in mind that according to Danuta, “It takes daily self-discipline to cleanse, exfoliate, treat, moisturize, and protect your skin to achieve the goal of perfection. The sooner you get started, the better!”

Sunspots
While avoiding direct sunlight should always be the goal, this isn’t always a practical (or fun!) solution. However, unsightly skin damage very well may result. “Lighter skin tends to develop freckles and sunspots, whereas darker skin becomes patchy and shadowed. Luckily, there are several options to correct this, but know that not all spots can be treated equally.”

Many treatments like hydroquinone and RetinA can be rather harsh and actually increase the problem. To be on the safe side, start with a balancing and regulating skincare regimen while slowly introducing more acting ingredients. “Retinol is not as harsh as RetinA, and should be used up to two nights a week. This will work especially well when alternated with Vitamin C and IPL treatments. Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 Pigm 400 is a product you can safely use daily. Rather than hydroquinone, it uses kojic acid and niacinamide to effectively reduce pigmentation while still respecting and protecting the skin.”

Unfortunately with this ailment, patience is the key. “Whenever pigmentation doesn’t respond quickly to treatment, it means the damage is deep and will take time to surface. Often times during treatment it can appear darker before it begins to lighten.”

Breakouts
Acne doesn’t just plague the face, and spots on the chest and back are certainly not what you want people looking at when you’re in your dress. “To cleanse hard to reach places, rely on the genius Aquis Back Scrubber. Lotion P50 1970 should be applied across any problem area to remove every trace of sweat and oil buildup, the major cause of acne. To further treat, try Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All Over Blemish Solution.”

If you’re noticing this problem more than normal leading up to your wedding, you very well may have your amped up SoulCycle routine to blame. Make sure to shower as soon as possible after every workout.

Acne Scars
While some at-home exfoliating treatments will help to lessen scarring caused by acne, serious results are best achieved by the pros. “This is especially well treated by clinical laser treatments as well as regular professional microdermabrasion to soften and smooth your skin,” explains Mieloch.

Keratosis Pilaris
Unless your dress is long-sleeved, you want your arms to be in tip-top shape before your walk down the aisle. Those pesky red bumps that plague so many is a condition called keratosis pilaris, caused by a buildup of keratin. “My go-to treatment is P50 Corps as well as dermalac lotion to remove the dead skin cells,” says Mieloch. “Follow with a good body moisturizer since this condition is more likely to appear if you have dry skin.”

Written by Casey Sharbaugh for Over The Moon
Photographed by Paul Reynolds Photography

NEW at RESCUE: Lotion P50 PIGM 400

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Like a Facial in a Bottle!
Lotion P50 PIGM 400 is an exfoliating and brightening lotion that is ideal for dull complexions with hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

“A cult favorite, P50 is a magic potion that does it all. Exfoliates, Hydrates, and Balances the pH of the skin, it’s a prep step before any skincare.” – Danuta Mieloch

It enhances epidermal renewal and helps regulate melanin synthesis while respecting and protecting the skin. This is a complete solution that helps to recover a luminous and radiant skin with an even and lightened complexion. Removes dead cells and impurities on a daily basis. Enhances epidermal renewal. 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. Improves the efficacity of the other Biologique Recherche products used after it.

What is the connection between PH and good skin?
Epidermal PH is usually acid reflecting the good status of the natural moisturizing factor, and the acid mantle of the skin (anti-microbial shield and chemical protection screen). However, the epidermis PH may vary considerably during the day, suffering from different artifacts. Epidermal surface PH is difficult to monitor and not always the best parameter for assessing the health of epidermis.

What makes the skin tingle when using P50?
When the epidermis is unbalanced, patients feel the acidity of the solution, causing the skin-tingling sensation. Once you reach a balance, this sensation will disappear.

What is the meaning of the name P50? 
The P can be used for potion or peeling (the first name of the product was Lotion P1970, then P50, P50V, and P50W were developed).

  • PARABEN FREE
  • Size:  (Travel) 1.07 oz / 5.1 oz. / 8.5 oz.
  • Featured in NY Times and Huffington Post
  • We recommend P50 while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you wish to continue using P50 1970 while pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

YouTube Tutorial: How To Apply Biologique Recherche Serums

Biologique Recherche Serum Elastine Pure: is a bio-serum that smoothes the epidermis, helps offset the skin’s loss of elasticity and also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is recommended for all skin types and is ideal for treatment of first wrinkles, expression lines, and the eye and mouth areas.
Quick Tip: Create a DIY Eye Patch! Separate a cotton pad, lightly saturate each piece with serum and leave on for 15 min. Works like a booster, great for an instant pick-me-up.

Biologique Recherche Serum Complexe Iribiol
“T-Zone perfector. Helps instantly improve larger pores. Helps healing, post acne scarring, and breakouts.”
Biologique Recherche Serum Complexe Iribiol is a balancing serum that helps to regulate sebum secretion and tightens the pores. It is made with Iris and Zinc extracts for customized treatment of skin imperfections. It is recommended for skin imperfections, acne prone, combination and oily skin.

Biologique Recherche Finishing Serum Fluide VIP O2
“A must have in my bathroom medicine cabinet. It erases signs of tiredness and dark circles under your eyes. The serum can be used all over your face before or after moisturizer, protects every day giving you that famous, glowing “Biologique” complexion!” Reduces signs of fatigue brightens the complexion and leaves the skin smoother and visibly more beautiful. The precious and unique formula contained in Biologique Serum Fluide VIP O2 traps oxygen at the surface of the skin, creating an environment that stimulates the epidermis’ natural functions. This “anti-pollution”, oxygenating, moisturizing serum protects the skin throughout the day from urban aggressions. Its unique formulation uses revitalizing agents, Silk extract, and a Specific Biologique Recherche Oxygenating Complex that really restore healthy skin. It is recommended for all skin types. Amazing around the eye area!

YouTube Tutorial: How To Multi-Mask

Do you want your skin care to work double duty? Then you need to try Multi Masking!
It’s SO easy to Multi-Mask with Masques Vivant & VIP O2

With increasing stress and pollution levels, most people no longer fit into just one basic skin type, making combination skin types more common and the sophistication of treatments more complex. Skin changes with the seasons and, with it, you need to adapt your regimen; simply using one mask to fix it all is not enough.

The solution? Multi Masking!

Having these BR masks in your at-home arsenal will prepare you to tackle whatever your skin has in store for you, no matter the season!

Masque Vivant is beautiful all around. It works on all skin types! Use it in the t-zone for a multi-masking purpose. It contains high concentrations of yeast, cucumber, and witch hazel extracts that give it purifying and balancing properties.

Masque VIP O2 is magical! Having an oxygenating effect, it is hydrating, radiance revealing and amazing for reducing dullness and fatigue in drier, stressed out skin. Use it under and around the eyes. The formula is rich in moisturizing botanical ingredients and contains an Oxygenating Complex which stimulates epidermal regeneration and revitalizes the skin. Imperative for city dwellers.

You can also MIX Vivant & VIP O2 masks. When combined they work double duty to hydrate, purify, balance, moisturize and oxygenate the skin.

YouTube Tutorial: How To Apply Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970

Like a Facial in a Bottle!

” A cult favorite, P50 is a magic potion that does it all. Exfoliates, Hydrates, and Balances the pH of the skin, it’s a prep step before any skincare.” – Danuta Mieloch

We recommend P50 for everyone, even those with super sensitive skin (should use P50V a milder version). P50 “1970” is the most effective and most commonly used formula of P50. If you are still unsure which formula is most suitable for you please contact us so that we may assist you.

What is the connection between PH and good skin?
Epidermal PH is usually acid reflecting the good status of the natural moisturizing factor, and the acid mantle of the skin (anti-microbial shield and chemical protection screen). However, the epidermis PH may vary considerably during the day, suffering from different artifacts. Epidermal surface PH is difficult to monitor and not always the best parameter for assessing the health of epidermis.

What makes the skin tingle when using P50?
When the epidermis is unbalanced, patients feel the acidity of the solution, causing the skin-tingling sensation. Once you reach a balance, this sensation will disappear.

What is the meaning of the name P50?
The P can be used for potion or peeling (the first name of the product was Lotion P1970, then P50, P50V, and P50W were developed).

PARABEN FREE

Sizes: 1.07 oz (Travel) / 5.1 oz. / 8.5 oz.

*We recommend P50 (sans phenol) while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor if you wish to continue using P50 1970 while pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you have any questions, or this is your first time using P50 please feel free to give us a call or email us shop@rescuespa.net

#Repost: TRANSFORM YOUR SKIN WITH BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE

Miriam Morales of Scripts of flair.com shares her experience with P50…

I’m really excited to be sharing this #beautypost with you guys! You know I’m a product junkie and love testing out new stuff. I’ve slowed down just a bit when it comes to skin care products though because I was (still am) trying to clear up my skin and get it to a healthy place again. Guys, I found something so amazing I just had to tell you all about it! Let me back up a bit…

There one too many occurrences where Biologique Recherche, a French exfoliating toner, was mentioned as a holy grail. Really? I was curious (obviously) and spent an entire week, every day, for HOURS reading reviews. I love reading reviews because they do help get a sense of what to expect with a product. Between Amazon.com and Rescue Spa almost every single review was positive…like, astonishingly positive. Only about 2% were negative. However, they all basically said the same four things: 1. the smell is horrendous, 2. it stings/burns a bit when applied on the skin, 3. it’s pricey, 4. there might be a purging phase. I’m not going to lie, the purging part if what freaked me out the most. I could not deal with more breakouts. But I decided to give it a shot anyway.

Biologique RechercheI got the P50 without phenol and they didn’t lie! This stuff is expensive. A 1.7oz bottle is $27, with shipping it came to $37. Since I was trying it out I got the smallest bottle to see how I’d like it. Yes, it stings but after awhile you get used to it. Yes, it smells bad, but who cares? You get used to that too. On the first day I only used it at night to see how my skin would react and then use twice daily. Well, well, well, the morning after…man, y’all don’t even know! I noticed a huge difference!. I couldn’t believe that with just one use what it did to my skin. A miracle I tell ya.
Biologique Recherche reviewMy skin was noticeably a lot clearer. In under 2 weeks my blemishes and dark spots were clearing up. Those 1.7oz went quick! It was a must for me to continue using this toner so I ordered the next size up, 5.7 at $57 and with tax it came to $67. Told you it’s not cheap but it’s so worth every penny! The right side of my face was bad, like really, really, really, REALLY, bad. It is clear now and the dark spots are fading away. Even the large pores on my forehead that decided to take center stage are getting smaller and smaller. My makeup goes on more smoothly and just looks better period. And, I don’t feel like I need so much! Which is great because summer is right around the corner and I don’t like to wear too much makeup on my face in the blazing heat.

If it did all that in just under a month I can’t wait to see how my skin looks in 3 months. This product completely transformed my skin. I love it. Now that’s not to say that my tea tree oil and other organic natural stuff are dunzo, no, no, no. They’re still good for every now and then use like the days/mornings/evenings when I decide not to use my Biologique Recherche. Because I mean, the stuff is expensive and I’m trying to make it last!

So what do you think? Will you give it a try?

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The Wonder Mask: Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant via Beauty Mama

I am not really a mask person. I don’t have the patience. And I’ve never really been a believer that mask-ing is a necessary boost to an otherwise thorough skincare routine. So it is not a small deal that I am pronouncing Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant a total game changer.

Last week I contacted my friends over at RescueSpa because I was out of my beloved P50 toner. I asked the ever-knowledgeable Kim what I should try that I haven’t already tried and this was her “it” product. Here’s what RescueSpa’s founder, Danuta Mieloch, has to say about this mask:

“If you do Masque Vivant at least twice a week you’ll never age. This unique mask contains live yeast extracts which are packed with amino acids and famously nourishing Vitamin B. There is no product like it to keep your skin purified, revitalized and bright. In my 20 years of experience with it, I have seen it drastically improve many peoples complexions.”

Pretty convincing, right?

As someone who doesn’t believe in skin-miracles, I will tell you this is as close as I have ever come to using a product and seeing immediate, transformative results. My skin was clear, redness calmed, pores tight, complexion glowing after my first application. I’ve been using it for a week and I’m amazed. I can’t wait to see the effects of this magical mask over time.

Warning: the formula smells extremely unpleasant. It’s must be the yeast. I can’t even really describe the scent without using expletives. But it’s worth it, I swear.

-via Beauty Mama

Alexis Page’s Skincare Routine via Into The Gloss

“Every morning I start with the Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2 on my dry skin and then I hop in the shower. I don’t like to put hot water on my face, so I’ll just let it hang on until I rinse off with cool water at the end.”

“At night, I mix the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant and Masque VIP O2. That shows you how crazy I am—if you tell me to use the mask every night, I use the mask every damn night. I mix a dollop of each in my hand, go to my fridge and put baking soda in it and mix that together and put it on my face while watching TV or doing the dishes or whatever. Then I rinse it off and use Lotion P50 and maybe one of their serums that come in these cute little science-looking bottles.” -Alexis Page

Read the full article on Into The Gloss

BeautyBanter.com Weekly Must-Have: Biologique Recherche P50

Weekly Must-Have: Biologique Recherche P50

October 9, 2014

If I were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one beauty product, Biologique Recherche P50 Balancing Exfoliator would be it. No question.

P50 is adored by celebrities and fashionistas like Jenna Lyons, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, the Olsen twins, and practically every top model, and for good reason. The multitasking magic potion (hey, it didn’t get the nickname “facial in a bottle” for nothing) exfoliates, hydrates, and balances the pH of your skin all with a single swipe of a cotton pad. It also preps your skin for additional product application by getting rid of excess gunk that accumulates on the surface so that your other products can really sink in and do their thing. It’s done a great job at shrinking my pores and clearing up some lingering acne. I like to think that P50 has made my visage brighter and tighter, and who doesn’t want/ need/ obsess over that?

After cleansing, douse a cotton pad with P50. Starting at the base of your neck, use a light patting motion to work your way up your face while avoiding the eye region. I pat a little extra around problem areas like my nose and chin. Make sure to let the product absorb fully before applying serums and moisturizers so that you can receive the utmost benefits from your beauty heavy hitters.

Made with a combination of Onion Extract, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Burdock Extract, and Plankton, the scent isn’t exactly pleasant (hey, it’s not perfume), but the result is worth the stench. While your boyfriend may initially balk at the smell, he’ll quickly change his tune. I’m betting he’ll be stealing your P50 within days. If not for the glowing complexion, he’ll be reaching for the P50 to eradicate stubborn ingrowns from shaving (yes, it works for that, too!).

Use this baby daily, morning and night. If you are a bit sensitive like me, go with the milder P50 V version. This stuff is seriously hard to find stateside, so I suggest purchasing from here (one of only a handful of online retailers, but this site seems the least stressful).

PRICE TAG: $59 for 5.1 oz

Casey Sharbaugh currently resides in New York City and works in the fashion industry. In her spare time, you can find Casey spinning, trying new beauty products, or browsing the city for the best ice cream cone. Find her on Twitter at @chs_psu