“Celebrities are always raving about their facialists, but what about those of us who can’t afford to go to the spa every other day? Ashley introduced me to Rescue Spa, which has been a godsend. It’s reasonably priced, and owner Danuta Mieloch knows her shit. (Oh, and Naomi Campbell was casually checking out the first time I walked in.)
Mieloch has a realistic approach that’s easy to manage on your own. Her team recommended that I invest in steamer to cleanse and hydrate my skin, so I bought one from Dr. Dennis Gross. I set the 15-minute timer and leave it running when I cleanse my skin on weekends. Since I started using it, I’ve seen a real improvement in my pore size and skin texture.
The steamer opens my pores up for the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant, which I leave on for 20 minutes. Read any reviews on this mask and you’ll know it’s got a cult following — for good reason. Within a month of steaming, my face stopped breaking out as much. I’d even lost all the pimples hidden underneath my skin’s surface, which I’d been trying to shed for months. When I wash this stuff off and immediately follow it with Vintner’s Daughter Oil, I look like I got a facial for half the price.”
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Hair? Check. Shoes? Check. Skin? Not so much? Whether you have scored an interview for a job you’ve worked your whole career for or are a bridesmaid in yet another wedding we all want to look our best. If you haven’t been keeping up with a consistent ritual, I recommend a facial 2-4 weeks before the event. Never underestimate beautiful skin. It can be your best accessory.
To get started, I turn to some Rescue favorites. First begin with fresh, clean skin. Lait U from Biologique Recherche is a gentle, vegetal based cleanser perfect for removing makeup and preparing skin for exfoliation. Oily, congested and dull skin will benefit from a second cleanse using the 5% Glycolic cleanser from Anthony Brands. Massage in and leave on for 2 minutes for extra exfolliation. Follow with a healthy application of P50 1970. The tingle alone will get you excited for what comes next. Apply a nice layer of Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont, lie down and massage. I like to elevate my knees for a true Rescue experience. Take about 5 minutes to relax and plan your look.
If you have oily skin, Masque Vivant for 15 minutes will liven up most complexions. More combination skins will benefit from Masque VIP o2. (Or you could mix them together for a truly brightening experience.) Complex Royal over the moisturizer of your choice will be sure to make you glow. If you are a nervous Nelly and suffer from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) Anthony Brands makes a product for you. Apply No Sweat Body Defense to your forehead, back or under your bust to keep you dry and comfortable during the big event. Now, the next part is easy. Take a deep breath and don’t forget to smile.
Biologique Recherche P50 1970: Available Here
Biologique Recherche Serum Silk Plus: Available Here
Valmont Renewing Pack: Available Here
Don’t you just love it when someone is excellent at what they do? I personally am not a big fan of sports but when the Olympics are on I can’t miss a minute. It doesn’t matter if it’s a star athlete, a house painter or a hair stylist; if they are a master they have my attention. Our very talented nail technician Anna Maria is such a master, at color selection for darker skin tones. During the summer when most folks tend to have a bit more color her “eye” comes in handy for all ethnicities. She has been delighting me lately with her selection of whimsical colors from yellow to blue to orange for my toes. But then she’ll select the perfect coordinated shade for the hands that has the palest hint of the same color but yet is office appropriate. Mad skillz!
One of my brides just had her wedding last weekend and her skin was absolutely gorgeous. But the situation was a cliffhanger until the last few days before her wedding. For the past six months this young lady stressed over her skin so much that she would continuously breakout and then become even more upset about the breakouts. After a heartfelt talk one month ago where we discussed various methods of eliminating stress she finally buckled down and did what she had to do which was to (1) stop listening to her well meaning (but stressful) Greek chorus, (2) use her products religiously, (3) drink tons of water, (4)do anything to get those endorphins going and (5) focus on staying very calm. I explained to her that even though perfect skin is the goal she only needed to eliminate the zits. A little hyperpigmentation could be covered by her makeup artist.
When she walked in for her final facial last week she looked like a new person. Not a zit in sight and only a little residual discoloration remained. She is currently honeymooning for 10 days on some outrageously romantic island and will return with the perfect skin she desired, I’m sure.
A note to my brides-your wedding day is supposed to be fun. Enlist that bridesmaid who is difficult to be difficult on your behalf and help to keep (other) stressful people and situations away from you. She’ll love the extra responsibility and you will make her feel special.
Can Rescue’s products get any better? I am obsessed with Cellcosmet and use it on my brides-to-be who come in for their pre wedding facial. I’ve been using it on my regular clients as well for a nice alternative to Biologigue Recherche. Cellcosmet from Switzerland was the only product line placed in the swag bags for the Oscars two years ago and I understand why. Triple patented, its toner gently removes cells to unveil a subtle luminosity. The Gel Activator is cooling, perfect for summer and leaves the skin glowing like it was peeled but with absolutely no irritation. And it smells lovely. The “Beautiful Mask” is chocked full of botanicals from the Amazon jungle and results in Hollywood ready skin. It’s wonderful for home use to ensure that you’ll be ready for your close up every day.
Love Ya Much,
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.