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

Memorial Day Weekend Skincare Prep with Rescue Spa Esthetician Diana Yerkes

Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Diana Yerkes and I am a licensed esthetician here, at the beautiful Rescue Spa. This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend which means summer is quickly approaching. This time of year we all favor lighter and weightless textures when it comes to our beauty regimens. Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite products that are heat and humidity approved…

Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2
MBR Enzyme Cleansing Booster
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970
Biologique Recherche Lotion MC 110
Biologique Recherche Serum Fluide VIP o2
MBR Tissue Activator Serum
Environ Intensive Antioxidant Gel
Environ Avance DFP 312 Cream
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE EMULSION GEL BIOSENSIBLE S.R. (SEBUM REGULATING)
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE EMULSION ORIGINELLE REGENERANTE
JAN MARINI PHYSICAL PROTECTANT SPF45
LIPPMAN COLLECTION RICH GIRL SPF 25 ANTI-AGING HAND AND CUTICLE CREAM
CHANTECAILLE BEAUTE LIP SCREEN TINT NEUTRAL SPF 15

For more information about the products mentioned in this video please visit www.shoprescuespa.com. If you enjoyed today’s video please be sure to comment and subscribe to our channel.  See also Diana’s blog on the Importance of Sun Protection: http://beautyaficionado.com/preventio…

Be well and enjoy the sun responsibly!

Rescue Spa Esthetician,
Diana Yerkes

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

YOUR FACE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR ABS… because that is what people see first.

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Hello Fitness Peeps!

I’m sure all of you are working out your abs under the eye of your personal trainer, getting in shape for summer. Awesome!  But have you thought about your face??!  YOUR FACE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR ABS… because that is what people see first.

Think about being fit head to toe! The face has 43 muscles and as part of your body those muscles need a workout too.
The answer? A FITNESS FACIAL!  Not only will it lift your muscles but also oxygenate, detox, and nourish your skin.

I’ve been an aesthetician for over 15 years and I really believe in a holistic touch.  But to enhance a great workout I always love to include some skin products as well. I could go on and on with that but let’s make our lives a little more simple and step out of the fancy spa, since many of us are mothers and we need a quick fix! 

Here are a few quick ‘ fixer uppers’ from my most beloved company, Biologique Recherche:

1. Lotion P50: Known as a ‘facial in a bottle’. You will find this cult favorite on many a famous face’s lists of products they can not live without. P50 will tone, balance, hydrate and exfoliate your skin. It is a magic toner, rich in acids and antibacterial phenol. Amazing after a workout.  Use it twice a day, post cleanse. Dispense onto a cotton pad and lightly wipe all over face, neck, and chest.

2. Mask Vivant: It contains pure live yeast, vitamin B and a pinch of baking soda. It provides great balance and purification, preps your skin, closes your pores and exfoliates. For best results, use weekly. Leave it in the kitchen and apply while making dinner or tending to other tasks around the house.  Just don’t offer to help the kids with homework while wearing the “brown smelly goo” as my kids refer to it.  (Maybe that isn’t such a bad thing?)

3. Creme Dermopurifiante: My favorite moisturizer to balance the skin’s pH (which is its natural protection). This cream regulates your skin by moisturizing the dry parts, yet it absorbs excess sebum (oil).

4. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

There you have it. A very basic but powerful regimen for every busy woman.  If you have time for a workout you’ll be able to find time for your ‘business card’ (your face)!  If you are interested in learning more I would be pleased to help you at Rescue Spa 🙂 

Stay fit head to toe.

Love,

Monika Kozłowska

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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 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 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!