The Facial That Will Make You Glow For Days – The S Life Mag

To say I’m obsessed with skincare would be a huge understatement, I’m an esthetician after all, among many other things, and in constant search for the next miracle product, antioxidant-rich superfood, or beauty sanctuary to increase my outer-glow.

When I heard Rescue Spa (*RS) of Philadelphia was opening a New York City location, my beauty prayers had been answered. I discovered their e-commerce site a few years ago when I realized they carry cult-favorite skincare brand, Biologique Recherche (*BR). A super effective french skincare line that uses a clinical and holistic approach to skincare using pure, concentrated, and raw ingredients. BR was developed 40 years ago to please dissatisfied professionals in the beauty and skincare industry, and boy did they. It’s one of the most coveted skincare brands to-date with a product inventory ranging from face, to body, to hair-care.

Being a skincare nerd, it was both a privilege and honor to meet Rescue Spa owner and founder, Danuta Mieloch, who’s also a master esthetician. She’s delightful, full of pure positive energy; one of those lovely people you meet and immediately feel at ease with. Not to mention, she’s a serious badass in the skincare industry. Danuta is a wealth of knowledge and made talking about skincare easy and approachable. She performed their most popular facial, the ‘BIO-LIFT’ using you guessed it, BR products. What’s unique about the BIO-LIFT facial is that it uses round foam pads with electric current to stimulate, tighten, and tone facial muscles.

The BR product line is so advanced in treating different skin types, the products are totally customizable to your OWN unique skin type, which is one of the reasons their products are so effective. Before the lift portion of the facial, Danuta began with a warm steam, cleanse, extractions (zero redness afterwards), and a light microdermabrasion before the microcurrent (the lifting part), which produces a slight tingling sensation on the skin and subtle metal taste in your mouth (which is totally normal). Following the microcurrent is a facial massage before being layered in a wonderful blend of serums and moisturizers. Skin glows SO hard after this treatment, I didn’t have to wear a touch of makeup for a week.

The treatment left my skin feeling refreshed – smooth, even, firm, and plump – no puffiness, hello, cheekbones! A perfect treatment for a special occasion, but also for monthly maintenance to keep your facial tone lifted the natural way. Essentially, this treatment is as if you sent your face to a gym for the day, minus the sweat and hard work. Danuta explained our skin regenerates every 28-days, give or take a few depending on age, so this treatment is perfect for keeping skin in tip-top shape on a monthly basis for a serious glow

For those who call NYC home, or who are planning a visit, make sure Rescue Spa is at the top of your list for serious pampering from head-to-toe. Their NYC location offers full-body treatments, massages, manicures, hair services – cut and color, makeup application, and their detailed facial menu has the perfect solution for every skin type. If there’s an oasis in NYC, this is definitely it. Guests are greeted by sweet smiles and warm personalities. The space is a large, white,loft-like space, filled with beautiful light and located in the Flatiron section of NYC. The front of RS is filtered with exceptional skincare and beauty products, and guests are escorted to a “tea bar,” with fresh fruits and cucumber water upon arrival. Once in the treatment room, it feels like you’re states away from NYC – white brick walls, brass mirrors, and natural wood shelving make you feel instantly at home and super cozy as you tuck yourself under the sheet in prep for your treatment. Rescue Spa is the ultimate destination for self-love and for getting your inner and outer glow on. If you can’t make a visit to their NYC (or Philadelphia) location, you can access the next best thing: using BR products (available here) for achieving your ultimate skin-glow.

While at RS, I took this opportunity to get the 411 on Biologique products from Danuta to see what the hype is on using the one-and-only P50 toner that’s a must in almost everyone’s beauty cabinet.

THE LOWDOWN ON BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS

Q. BR is praised in the skincare world, why are their products so loved and coveted by all? Is it worth taking the plunge to use Biologique Recherche products?

A. There’s so much love that goes into the process of creating and developing BR products. It’s about craftsmanship with this brand and family heritage, which is greatly respected and appreciated in France. The products are produced and made in a highly concentrated hand-crafted way that’s sustainable in a beautiful lab outside of Paris. The smell of most of the BR products are musky and strong, but it’s because the ingredients are raw, fresh, and active. Activating skin cells and penetrating for optimal results. There’s a beautiful authenticity behind the products and great love that makes it so desirable and the products produce exceptional results for various skin types.

Q. What’s your top selling BR product? (Like I should have even asked, ha.)

A. P50 1970, hands down. It’s basically a facial in a bottle, or a magical potion if you will. It exfoliates and balances the pH of your skin. Think of it as a probiotic for your skin. It also hydrates, but having a healthy pH means healthy, beautiful glowing skin and so for that alone it’s worth it and makes it stand out over other facial toners on the market.

Q. What’s the best product to start with if purchasing BR for the first time?

A. Of course it’s going to be our best seller, the P50 toner. We P50 1970 for everyone. It’s the most effective version of the toner and most commonly used, but for more sensitive skin, there’s a milder version available, too – the P50V.

Q. What is it about P50 toner that makes it so great?

A. Aside from balancing your skin’s pH level and overall promoting healthy skin, one of the superstar ingredients is Lactic Acid, which helps to brighten, exfoliate, and even skin tone, but in a gentle way without drying skin or causing peeling like so many other toners can do. It’s effective and packs a serious punch, while still being gentle on skin, which is why it is so cult-worthy.

by Carla Harshman for The S Life Mag

 

Danuta’s Winter Essentials

It’s important to take special care of your skin in the winter. Here are a few things you can do to keep skin moist and healthy all season long… 

  • Use a humidifier when the air is dry.
  • Put moisturizer and oil on your body immediately after bathing.
    Create a ritual of applying oils like Body Oxygenant followed by MSRH Corps.
  • Wear natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, because they allow your skin to breathe.
  • Cover up when the air is dry, to hold moisture in.
  • Focus on proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid things that trigger allergic reactions. Use detergent free of dyes and perfumes.
  • Mature and drier skin types should apply and reapply moisturizer to lock in moisture.
  • Let’s not forget hands (telltale sign of age). Apply hand cream and cuticle oil often.
  • Don’t forget to wear gloves while doing home chores and while outdoors.
  • Practice a good skincare regimen:
  1. Dry skin can happen at any age, but it’s most likely a concern if you’re 50 or older. This is because the glands that make oil for your skin get smaller as you age and produce less.  Many popular soaps and cleansers “clean” your skin by removing oil. This strips the skin, which often causes dryness or breakouts to worsen. At Rescue we always recommend a gentle milky cleanser like Lait VIP o2. Use with a washcloth to buff away dry flaky skin and reveal the fresh skin that lies beneath. Washcloths are super gentle on the skin and most importantly, they don’t cost much. 🙂

  2. Once your skin is properly cleansed it is extremely important to balance the pH of your skin. Our favorite product for this step is Lotion P50 1970.During the winter I personally use P50 1970 at night and P50W in the daytime (this gentler formula is fantastic for winter). *A reminder to the health conscious: all Biologique Recherche products are paraben-free and safe to use.


  3. After you’ve applied P50 follow with a hylarounic acid based serum to keep skin plump, hydrated and, yes, looking younger! Babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40. While it may not be possible to maintain perfectly dewy baby-skin, these serums help to restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content. Applied topically hyaluronic acid increases hydration, improves elasticity, and reverses free radical damage. All skin types, even oily, will benefit from using hyaluronic acid serum. *For those who get injectables it prolongs the plumping effect.

    LayerWinter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layers! I always layer my serums, starting with the lightest texture and finishing with the thickest. Here is my current mix of serums and creams for daytime: AmniotiqueLe Grand Serum, Yall o2, Creme Dermo RL, and Fluide VIP O2.


  4. Your evening routine is another story. Winter is time to bust out the big game changers like MBR’s liquid surgery serum, followed by MBR Extraordinary Cream. Mind you I’m over 50 and the names alone provide a feel-good-factor (I’ll take liquid surgery anytime, no pain or risk involved).

    For younger gals I suggest Environ’s Cquence 3 serum. It’s packed with peptides, vitamins, and retinol to address antiaging in one simple step.

    I also highly recommend keeping the skin challenged by alternating your regimen every other night. Currently I’m alternating MBR Extraordinary cream with BR Le Grand Creme (*available in January).

    For a dry skin solution I love Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum – a clean beauty favorite of celebrities. It has a loyal following for good reason. This cult product is a powerful sustainably crafted oil that delivers skin all the essentials, moisture, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.

    Valmont Regenera II is another winter staple. It’s a rich cream-balm that solves dry skin, lips, cuticles, patches, etc. Love… love… love!


  5. Rescue Spa Facials are always geared to problem solve. Whether it’s dry skin, brown spots, redness, irritation, or inflamed acne, Rescue Facials are always customized to focus on what your skin needs. With the right combination of products and high-tech tools, our estheticians can really create change in the skin over time to help you achieve your greatest complexion.


  6. Last but not least. Cold weather is the best time to develop healthy rituals and ceremonies. Taking care of my skin is a daily practice.
    Create your own magic, have fun in your mini beauty apothecary ….
    Light a candle….
    Mask often….
    Take a bath…
    Breathe….
    Get cozy in slippers and wrap up in cashmere …..
    Practice self love, cultivate wellbeing, sing, dance and feel like a goddess ….

Happy Winter :)))

Rescue Spa Founder,
Danuta Mieloch

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.

1601 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA | 215-772-2766 | www.rescuespa.net

YouTube Tutorial: How To Do Facial Massage with Valmont Prime Renewing Pack

“Renewing & Refreshing mask-cream”

Valmont Prime Renewing Pack is a Rescue favorite this unique product gives you an instant beauty boost. It’s a skin thirst quencher. I love to use it in the morning as my pick-me-up or before a special event for an extra glow!” – Danuta Mieloch

Valmont Renewing Pack is recommended for any skin lacking radiance and vitality, this rebalancing treatment mask gives skin an instant beauty boost. An essential product, and one of the best-sellers in the range, Renewing Pack symbolizes what is so special about Valmont skin care. A multi tasking treatment that can be used as a day or night cream, regenerating mask, or quick boost for poreless, glowing skin.

Light, non-greasy texture that works to smooth and relax facial features
Peptides + Cocktail combines anti-wrinkle peptides with raw ginseng extract to stimulate microcirculation.
Peptides induce collagen synthesis to reconstruct the dermal matrix.
An optimal anti-wrinkle action, this combination works twice as fast as retinol without a single drawback!

YouTube Tutorial: How To Apply Eye Cream 

VALMONT L’ELIXIR DES GLACIERS VOS YEUX EYE CREAM:
“This is the best eye cream I have tried (and I’ve tried many). It addresses every concern around the eye area, puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles, etc. Everyone should use at least one jar as a ‘cure’.” – Danuta Mieloch

As soon as Valmont L’Elixir Des Glaciers Vos Yeux is applied, the skin is wonderfully soft, hydrated, supple and radiant. Day after day, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, unsightly shadows and puffiness are smoothed away and the eyes sparkle with new-found brightness.

Morning and night let Valmont L’Elixir Des Glaciers Vos Yeux absorb by tapping lightly with the fingertips on the eye contour, from the outer to the inner corner of the eye, paying particular attention to the shadows and puffiness. To preserve its freshness, use within 2-3 months of purchase.

To shop our selection of eye creams, follow this link: http://shoprescuespa.com/skin-care/mo…

If you are interested in a complimentary skincare consultation or have any questions please feel free to email us shop@rescuespa.net or call 215.772.2766

 

YouTube Tutorial: How To Apply Biologique Recherche Finishing Serum Silk Plus


“Unifies the complexion. Firms the skin and leaves it smoother”

Biologique Recherche Serum Silk Plus is a moisturizing, smoothing serum that contains high concentrations of regenerating agents, Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber and Silk extracts which really soothe the skin and leave it feeling silky soft! It is recommended for all skin types.

Biologique Recherche Finishing Serums are used for the finishing touches and have very special formulations. They are sophisticated and glamorous and their precious formulas provide instant and lasting effects. They can be applied both under and over creams to give the skin a natural glow and radiance. These precious fluids contain botanical extracts with a variety of virtues, vitamins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid as well as potent moisturizing and oxygenating DNA extracts. The finishing serums also stabilize the products applied during the Treatment Stage. They make an excellent base for make-up and are perfect for use on both a daily basis and for special events. Finishing serums prolong and protect the effects of the Biologique Recherche skin care products.

Youtube Tutorial: How To Apply Biologique Recherche Face Creme VIP O2 

Creme VIP 02: Brightening & Unifying Cream
“A cream for everyone. Can be used all over your face, eyes, and neck. If you don’t know which cream to use, this is the one for you!” -Danuta Mieloch

The revolutionary combination of Regenerating Agents and the Specific Biologique Recherche Oxygenating Complex make Creme VIP O2 the perfect antipollution oxygenating cream for immediate healthy skin. It is recommended for tired, devitalized skin.

*Quick Tip: Try around the eye area!

All Biologique Recherche face creams have a special texture which moisturizes without leaving an oily film on the skin. They are easy to apply and rich in active ingredients providing optimum results with a nut-sized amount. Most Biologique Recherche Beauty programs include two different creams, one for daytime and one for night time. The range comprises three different types of creams: Essential Creams, Specific Creams and Intensive Creams.

If you are interested in a complimentary skincare consultation or have questions please feel free to email us shop@rescuespa.net or call 215.772.2766

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