The Beginner’s Guide To Investment Skincare

Maintenance

By which I mean regular facials. When asked where they invest when it comes to their skin, three out of three Glossier employees surveyed responded “RESCUE SPA” while running around wildly and displaying Danuta’s likeness tattooed onto their biceps. Consider booking yourself an appointment with someone you trust (this is the time to build a relationship, not flit around to just anyone) and see them twice a year. The professional-grade microdermabrasion and extractions alone will have you seeing the results for months on end. Also, talk about cumulative effects: When someone knows your skin, you can work towards a goal together instead of shooting in the dark alone. Think of this as your skin accountant. Didn’t think I’d take the metaphor that far, did ya? – Emily Ferber x Into The Gloss

The Definitive Guide to In-Flight Skincare via Conde Nast Traveler

“Avoid eating airplane food, because all that salt will make you puffy. Think nutrition, and bring fruit with you. Apples and oranges help replenish your body’s fluids. Once you land, do a mini-facial: double cleanse with a milky cleanser, exfoliate with Biologique Recherche Lotion p50, and then layer serums while massaging your face. You want to get the circulation going all over your body. I try to do headstands, or you can just lie down on your back with your legs propped up against the wall. It’s terrific. It’s a quick revival and you’re ready to go out.” —Danuta Mieloch, Founder of Rescue Spa

What’s the deal with Biolift?

Biolift is essentially one giant upgrade to your traditional classic facial here at Rescue, and here’s why: electricity!! In the City of Brotherly Love, where our own Ben Franklin first harnessed the electric power of lightening, we here at Rescue are doing essentially the same for your face.

Sound a little intense for you? I thought so too. So I booked myself a Biolift with our very own esthetician Joanna Kula (Ben Franklin was booked for the day) to test it out – her credentials are pretty stacked, so I knew I was in good hands.

We started with a little Lait U cleanse, which for the record feels 1000 times better when a professional applies it. Joanna followed with the Valmont Face Scrub, full of tiny exfoliating granules that left my face feeling buffed clean and new, not to mention it smells like a dream. Of course, the ever-renowned P50 1970 followed. Joanna basically gave my face a bath in this toner, pressing the drenched cotton round into my skin to really deliver the product (a technique I’ve been trying to replicate). I can’t actually afford to spread that much P50 on myself every day, nor does Joanna recommend it, but for the occasional facials, the P50 party on my face felt phenomenal.

Then for the big shebang: the Biolift!!!

The electric current is delivered through two sponges that Joanna keeps in constant motion on the face. In areas that could use a little extra love, like the eyes, frown lines, jawline or the brow, she plumps the skin by using a pumping motion to really activate the muscles. That’s the sweet thing about Biolift – the electric current activates muscles in the face, penetrating the layers of the skin. Joanna explained it like this: Biolift is like going to the gym. If you work your muscles at the gym one time, you aren’t going to see lasting results. But if you go all the time, your muscles will build. And when its muscles on your face you’re beefing up, that means bye bye sagging skin, hello cheekbones!

And if you’re closer to my age and don’t quite have wrinkles that need filling or a jawline that needs tightening, fear not!! Biolift is still an amazing service for you. Not only will those few stress lines be filled for your big event – like seriously by permanent brow furrow was erased – but you will walk out of there with glowing, radiant skin. My face felt baby soft (it still does, a week later), fuller in all the right places, and finally hydrated possibly for the first time in my life. And it’s all thanks to the fact that Biolift’s electric currents send the products already on the skin even deeper into the epidermis – more so than a normal facial could. And who couldn’t benefit from that?

I cannot stress how beneficial Biolift is for younger women, as well as women with more mature skin. If you don’t believe me, take it from Joanna, who says “It is a great preventative treatment, especially for those who want to avoid plastic surgery later on. It helps to combat not only the effects of gravity on the face, but also helps stimulate collagen production, which is the reason why skin becomes saggy in the first place. Women start to lose collagen very rapidly in their 30s and it just goes downhill from there, which is why prevention is the so important early on.”

Boom.

After the Biolift treatment, she spread Oligo-Proteines Marines Serum over my skin (amazing for dark circles), followed by Vip O2 Creme (light and oxygenating), finished with Serum Fluide VIP O2 for that million dollar glow.

 

If you’ve got a big night out on the horizon, I cannot recommend this service more. It’s the perfect quick lift for any special occasion that will have people begging you for your skincare regimen. In the wise words of that guy from Men’ Warehouse, “You’re gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it.”

 

Feel free to reach out to me directly with any inquires at lauren@rescuespa.net

xo Lauren

Spring is finally here…


Spring is finally here… at the moment my skin is a bit drier given the cold weather we’ve had in Philadelphia. This seems like the best time to have a facial treatment.  It’s the easiest way to exfoliate and rejuvenate a post winter complexion. So I decided to create the Spring Skin Perfector Facial.

We start with a thorough cleansing followed by microdermabrasion to cleanse and smooth the pores and a customized peel for your skin’s needs is applied afterwards.  Microcurrent lifting and remodeling will accentuate your cheekbones, smooth out your wrinkles, and define your jawline.  Finished off with LED therapy for rejuvenating your skin on a cellular level.  The perfect way to welcome spring!

For those of us at home a DIY facial is a sure way to exfoliate and rehydrate your skin.  Here are the basic and effective steps:

  • I recommend Lait U for cleansing. It’s a gentle cleanser that softens and rehydrates the skin.
  • P50 1970 instantly exfoliates, balances, and revives your complexion.
  • Mask VIP O2 takes about 5-15 minutes to penetrate and leaves your skin silky and even toned.
  • My go-to product is Renewing Pack. Valmont has newly reformulated this classic for even better performance. This multitasker is like a thirst quencher, moisturizer, mask, makeup base, in flight skin saver… use it any way you like, you can never go wrong!
  • Silk Plus Serum gives you instant hydration, can be applied before or after your moisturizer for a satin finish. I like to mix it with my foundation for an even more sheer and glowing application.
  • UVA/UVB Broad spectrum sunscreen becomes even more important in the long spring days.

I am really excited to announce our brand new high technology treatments.  (Be sure to check out our Spring Laser Specials).

  • Sublime:  Firming, rejuvenating, radio frequency, skin tightening treatment. Targeting saggy jawlines, droopy eyelids, and aging necks.  It works amazingly without the downtime providing cumulative long lasting results. I recommend a series of 3.
  • New and Improved IPL Photofacial: Less pain, more results.  Targeting sun damage, brown spots, capillaries, and enlarged pores.
  • Virtually painless Permanent Hair Removal:  It’s amazing how much technology has improved. My first laser experience required Novacaine and a shot of vodka before & after.  These days you can read your magazine while your hair vanishes.
  • Velashape III:  Already staple in cellulite reduction this number III edition works magic.  Virtually melts the fat away while firming your saggy skin. Great for thighs, buttocks, and stomach.

Spring is an exciting time to get out there and exercise. It produces happy endorphins and we need them after this winter. It’s also a terrific time to start eating better.  I’ll share one of my breakfast tips.  I soak overnight chia seeds in almond milk in the morning I’ll add blueberries, goji berries, coconut flakes, and raisins.  This power breakfast fuels you for the entire morning.

New Biologique Recherche Online Sales Policy

Biologique Recherche, has created a new online policy that requires ALL clients on ANY website belonging to an authorized reseller of their products (as is the case with shoprescuespa.com), to log in as a member of that website in order to review pricing and order Biologique Recherche products. Biologique Recherche wants to ensure that all customers seeking their products receive the appropriate skin care treatment/recommendation and product solutions for their individual needs.

 

From Bridal to Babies

Most of my brides-to be use P50 Lotion by Biologique Recherché. It is one of my go to products to whip pre wedding skin into perfection. But what happens after the wedding when the decision is made to add another little member to the family? For months now I have been raving about Cellcosmet, a botanically based, triple patented skin care line from Switzerland. I am obsessed with their Activator Gel and Toner which makes the skin extremely soft, supple and luminous with absolutely no redness or irritation. It is the perfect transitional product to use while pregnant or while trying to become pregnant (and beyond). I know that the idea of weaning oneself off P50 is traumatic, (I personally have witnessed my clients hyperventilating) however when my future mommies see the results of their Cellcosmet facial all is right again with the world.

Philadelphia has been in the throes of a vicious heat wave and we’re all looking for creative ways to stay hydrated. Our very own Erika Ianoale has a watermelon-mint juice from her Pangaea Earth Foods line that is too good; super hydrating, negligible calories and simply delicious. Kudos to Erika for keeping us juicy.

Rescue Spa Esthetician,

Linda Harding