Institut Esthederm Event on Thursday, May 11th

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Please join us at Rescue Spa on Thursday, May 11th  2017
12 PM – 5 PM for complimentary skincare consultations with Institut Esthederm‘s U.S. Sales Manager/Brand Ambassador, Heather Pellegrini.

*No appointment necessary
*Gift with any Institut Esthederm purchase of $100 or more.
*Raffle prize (Gift Basket of $227 retail value): Bronze Repair for Face, Adaptasun Milky Spray, and Sun Bronze Hair and Body Oil

NEW YEAR Specials: We could all use a reset after the holiday over indulgence, couldn’t we?

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SLIM + DETOX WRAP:
Kickoff the New Year with healthy detoxification, you’ll literally feel like you’ve lost a few inches! An invigorating scrub boost circulation, followed by natural sea mud packed with minerals and anti-oxidants to detoxify and purify the skin. You will feel relaxed and your skin firmer and more toned. 60 min – $125

DIY BODY:
Take a “French” Biologique Recherche approach to detoxification and slimming. Shower using the P50 Gommage scrub with the BR Body Glove, followed by Anti-C Oil. It goes on right after stepping out of the shower while the skin is still damp. Lock in the moisture with Crème Reparatrice on areas of the body that need firming and to slim and smooth away cellulite.

Taking care of your hands is also crucial since they’re exposed to the harsh elements.  Ultimate Mani/Pedi tends to cuticles, skin, nails, exfoliating and hydrating, extra hydration with a hand and foot mask overnight followed by hand cream you can wear cotton gloves for extra penetration.  We suggest that clients carry hand cream with you in your handbag, we like Rich Girl since it has SPF and if you’re an obsessive hand washer Swedish Sea Salt is a nice but inexpensive option.

FULL SPECTRUM FACIAL:
Take a full spectrum approach to skincare and allow us to focus on what works.  First we start with a deep cleansing; detoxifies and prepares the skin for treatment, followed by microdermabrasion; treats acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. Next a mild exfoliating peel; resurfaces and encourages regeneration. Microcurrents; for immediate lifting, firming, and toning.  LED light therapy; known for its ability to rejuvenate skin, treat acne, increase microcirculation, and enhance collagen & elastin production.  90 min – $200

DIY FACE: Focus on products that really deliver.  The Essentials: We believe that clients should take the same approach body, hands, and feet with the same care and attention they give to their faces.

Cleansing; a milky cleanser respects the epidermis and it works on anyone, for all skin types. You will never feel dry or stripped.

Exfoliation; If you can only get one product P50 1970 is the one! It is balancing, toning, hydrating, etc. like a facial in a bottle.  There is a reason this is a cult favorite. Fruit Acid Overnight cream, is like an overnight peel in the most natural gentle fruit acids.  Extremely brightening, evens out skin tone, rehydrates, this is the time of the year to do this renews.  In conjunction with retinol twice a week you can skip the dermatologist appointment for the aggressive peels.  Vitamin C; is TLC for the skin.  Just like your immune system can benefit from Vitamin C this time of year so can your skin! C-Quence, C-Boost and Vitamin C Cream from Institut Esthederm.

A Rich Moisturizer like  Valmont’s Prime Regenera II is the richest cream there is.  If you can only get one winter moisturizer… this does it all. You can apply on any dry patches or the entire face.

 

Beauty Mama Michele Brown

Rescue Spa is one of my absolute favorite websites to buy niche, luxury beauty products. The renown Philadelphia spa sells coveted, hard-to-find European brands like Valmont, Biologique Recherche and Institut Esthederm.

But what truly sets Rescue Spa apart from other purveyors is their incredibly personal, responsive online assistance. It’s unrivaled: live, one-on-one online skincare chats, every Monday through Friday at shoprescuespa.com. Rescue’s cult online following is worldwide, but many people don’t realize the e-shop was borne out of Rescue’s brick and mortar spa in the heart of Philadephia’s chic Rittenhouse Square.

Founder Danuta Mieloch is a force in the skincare field—she trained in Paris under Dr. Yvan Allouche, creator of Biologique Recherche product line. I had the opportunity to meet her and her amazing team at the striking 7,500 square foot spa recently. They are all so luminous, I just wanted to move in and become part of their glowy sisterhood. I am already planning a retreat back with some girlfriends. Yes, it’s 100 miles away from New York City—it’s that special.

Rescue Spa is a quiet, hidden gem—you are transported the moment you walk through the door. The peaceful ambience is the result of sleek design and a warm aesthetic, with an air of respect for the serious pampering that goes on.

I was treated to a Biolift Facial with Shannon Robb. She thoroughly evaluated my skin (tired, dull, and inflamed) and used the uber amazing Biologique Recherche line of products during my treatment, as well as the line’s proprietary skin tightening machine. It was the best facial I have ever had. Not only did I feel amazing afterward, I looked markedly refreshed, my skin tighter and brighter. Even my husband said so, which you must understand, means it’s definitely true. After the treatment, I asked Shannon to recommend a regime of products to use as I had run out of most everything anyway. She thoughtfully prescribed a plan and I have been dutifully following it. You would too, if you saw her skin. (All hail P50.)

If you happen to be in Philadelphia on 9/22, the spa is celebrating all day with champagne, samples, trial treatments and discounts. And all day, Rescue Spa is offering 10% off their amazing brands that are hardly ever found on sale. Just use the code  “HAPPY10″. Go take a look around, take advantage of their personal online service (Hi, Kim!) and get inspired.”

-Michele @ Beauty Mama

Stride Into Summer with a Smart Sun Approach…

Sun exposure without protection is the most damaging thing you can do to your skin.  Here are some tips for a safe and fun time in the sun:

  1. Use a broad spectrum UVA (aging) UVB (burning) SPF of at least factor 30 every day.  UV rays reflect, that’s why you need to wear sunscreen even while in the office, car, and shade.
  2. Reapply SPF often. Every 2-3 hours. Give your skin time to absorb sunscreen before exposure (about 15-30 minutes). Use liberally.
  3. Don’t forget your lips, neck, hands and all other exposed areas.  Remember to wear a hat & sunglasses to prevent squinting and damage to your eyes.
  4. Avoid staying outdoors in peak sun hours 10am-3pm.
  5. Some medications & products (antibiotics, cortizone, retin-A, acids, etc) increase risk of UV damage.  Check with your doctor.
  6. To get that sun kissed look we recommend applying self tanner before you go into the sun. James Read’s sleep mask is so convenient it works while you sleep!
  7. There is no such thing as a healthy tan.  If you like a bronzed look do it gradually using Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Bronz Repair for face and body .  It revs up melanin production while protecting from both UVA and UVB rays.
  8. After sun and swimming apply After Sun Repair and Huile Benefique to keep your skin hydrated.  When you’re back from vacation be sure to use Tan Enhancing Lotion to prolong the glow you got from Adaptasun Bronz Repair!
  9. Your summer skincare routine should be simple.  Switch to lighter serums and moisturizers such as Cellular Water Gel,Gel Adn Silkgen.  Use multitasking products like French women favorites: Lait Concentrate by Embryolisse any time for face, hands, feet, and body.  Exfoliate regularly to get rid of build up. Instead of mascara try an eyelash tint.  Visit our salon for an instantly fresh look via a summer haircut & glaze. At home and on the go be sure to protect your tresses with Rene Furterer’s suncare line.  Don’t forget about your brows. Forgo pencil in the summer and try a shape & tint for an effortless summer look.  Strong brows & bright lips are in!
  10. Sit back, relax, let the good times roll. Make sure to enjoy this summer and take a vacation.

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue SpaDanuta Mieloch

Victoria Roggio: My favorite top 5 Summer Products

Foundations and tinted moisturizers are the make-or-break products when it comes to your cosmetic arsenal. A great foundation can mean the difference between a flawless and effortless complexion and a streaky, cakey, runny catastrophe. Picking out just the right foundation for all skin types is something that I have down to a science. So I’ve compiled a list of my favorites that you can find at the Rescue Spa, as well as some amazing products that you can enjoy during the summer time while you are on vacation or just spending the time in the city.

1. A great base for your foundation or just a nice day serum is the BY TERRY CellularRose Brightening Serumthis multi-unifying, anti-aging corrective and radiance boosting serum adds luminosity and glow to your skin . BY TERRY Laboratories are using for the first time the Native White Rose Cells in an exclusive technology. The WT+1 technology is extremely moisturizing, its silky formula smoothes and refines the skin’s texture, diminishes signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, lack of firmness) and leaves the skin clear for deep-down, long-lasting radiance.

2. Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer (Chantecaille)- Leaves skin looking glowy, evens out and corrects the skin tone lightly. Depending on the moisturizer used underneath, skin can look very dewy, or slightly glowing. I really like using underneath Nature by Valmont “Energizing with a cream Moisturizer”. This gives great coverage for a tinted moisturizer, I would say light to medium (medium for a tinted moisturizer) and is really buildable.  It smooths over dry patches or flakey skin and doesn’t accentuate flaws at all. Looks very natural, like second skin. It’s very moisturizing and leaves a soft dewy never oily-looking finish.

3. St. Barth’s Compact Soleil Bronzer (Chantecaille)- it is a great bronzer, works well for all skin tones. It imparts a beautiful, sun-kissed look that’s light and perfect for those who fear bronzers. St. Barth’s is a sheer brown that will leave us pale faces with a natural look, one that doesn’t scream, “Bronzer!” The shade was inspired by Chantecaille’s Le Tigre Bronzer. Compact Soleil captures the wonderful effects of the sun without any of the harmful effects of UV rays. This incredibly natural-looking bronzer is the result of the latest micronizing technology that creates an ultra-fine powder with a silky, glowing finish. Gingko biloba and wild rose work together to heal and protect the skin, leaving it smooth and radiant. It’s cruelty-free, with no animal derivatives, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.

4.  BY TERRY Gloss Terrybly Shine is an ultra-shiny, lifting-firming, volumizing lip lacquer  that will plump up your smile with a long-lasting radiance. An age-defense “Lumilip” technology combines “nutri-regenerating” ceramides, hyaluronic acid (for moisture), and a collagen-stimulating peptide Here’s the rundown with more about the technology from BY TERRY.  For a “Push-Up Effect,” kiss-me-quick extract (huh?) regenerates, nourishes, hydrates, and creates volume and redefines lip contours. I believe “kiss me quick” is a plant extract that offers wrinkle-blurring prisms of color. For a “Hydra-Lift Effect,” hyaluronic acid microspheres plump, fill the hollows in the lips, and add volume to the lips. For a “Lift-Firming Effect,” ceramides restructure, firm, redensify, and maintain the lips’ hydration.

5. UV in Cellium Spray (Institut Esthederm) –  I absolutely love this product, the spray is designed for use on the face at any time of the day, but especially when outdoors for its protective purposes. You can use before, and after makeup/skincare application. I use a quick burst after cleansing to provide a little moisture, and then again after make up application. I was a little skeptical at first but the spray does actually help to fix my makeup and keep it in place all day, not to mention giving my skin a more healthy radiant glow throughout. It’s really nice to use on a hot day to give your skin a quick cool down and refresh.  Not only do I use it on my face but I’ve been using it on my neck/chest and arms before going outdoors, as these are the areas of my skin which are on show the most and it has a natural SPF factor 8. I really like how its so quick and easy to use and sinks into the skin so quickly, without the need to rub in.

Makeup Artist, Victoria Roggio

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Summer Product Pick

Summer is in full swing and I’d like to talk about my most favorite product for the next couple of months.  You probably guessed it already, it’s sunscreen.  Here at Rescue we have an array of sunscreens to choose from.  From Institut Esthederm we have products that promote sun protection and repair (a European favorite) to Environ’s zinc based sunscreen full of antioxidants (South African approach).  Yet my absolute favorite right now is Jan Marini’s Physical Protectant SPF 45. It has self adjusting tint, suitable for any skin type. Great for oily skin since it’s zinc based.  UVA/UVB broad spectrum coverage that is FDA approved. Water resistant. Full of antioxidants but NO Parabens (a favorite in the USA).

Don’t forget a hat and umbrella and stay in the shade. Remember that staying out of the sun is the best anti-aging prevention!

Danuta Mieloch, Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Spa Philadelphia

 


Summer Sun Staples

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Carry On: In-Flight Skincare


Keeping skin soft and dewy is all about in-flight and touchdown cleansing and moisturizing. The dry air at high altitudes can cause your complexion to dry out, often leading to blemishes. Prep your skin within the first hour of take-off with a great cleanser and makeup remover. We love Biologique Recherche’s Lait VIP O2 1.7 oz cleanser . Tone for a truly thorough cleanse and instant refresher.  We love the convenience of P50 “1970” in it’s 1.7 oz travel size. Next, apply a nourishing face mask with rich ingredients, like Valmont Renewing Pack. This will not only moisturize your skin throughout the flight, but also protect and repair it. Multitask while you mask with Institut Esthederm’s Repair System Eye Contour Lift Patches to ensure that dark circles, puffiness, and signs of fatigue are nonissue. Top up at intervals with a facial spritz, like Biologique Recherche’s L’eauxygenante 1.7 oz spritz which adds a hydrating layer of water, while also acting as a protective veil .