Bar soaps get love from millennials raised on the liquid stuff

“Due to client demand, Rescue Spa, a luxury day spa in Center City, now carries three-dozen bar soaps, up from just six kinds it sold three years ago. Older clients who have used commercial bar soaps for years appreciate the skin-softening benefits of natural soaps, said Kim Zimmerman, Rescue Spa’s e-commerce and marketing director. “And millennials appreciate the eco-conscious packaging, that they’re organic, and Korean beauty products are all the rage,” she said, noting that the best-sellers are natural organic Gounjae soaps selling for $14 to $19 and wrapped in traditional Korean paper called hanji.  And Morihata’s black charcoal soap, $32 for 3.8 ounces, is popular among teenage boys (bought by their mothers) for bacne (acne on the back), she said.”

by Terri Akman, FOR THE INQUIRER via philly.com

It’s a workday at noon. Want a beauty treatment?

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“For multitaskers, lunchtime treatments can combine work with pleasure. “Sometimes, a group of women will come in for a power lunch and get their manicures or pedicures while having a meeting while they’re here,” said Kim Zimmerman, e-commerce director and public relations manager at Rescue Spa in Center City. “It’s a nice way to de-stress and bond.” It’s also one less thing you have to get done after work, she said.

Depending on the spa and the treatment, prices for shortened services – less than full-hour sessions – range from $25 to $150.

Rescue Spa offered only the classic mini facial as a half-hour service until three years ago, when growing demand forced it to add shortened versions of the mini biolift facial and mini microderm, as well as lunchtime IPL and French IPL treatments.”

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Here are Five Expert Tips for Glowing, Spring-Ready Skin: RACKED Philly

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Since we’ve managed to sidestep yet another winter storm, it’s probably safe to say spring’s officially headed our way. But if your skin’s yet to get the memo, then read on: Here, the experts at Rescue Rittenhouse—a swanky Rittenhouse spa that’s renowned for its facials and new, virtual beauty consults—share skincare tips and product recommendations for shedding the winter blahs—so you can put your best face forward.

1) Cleanse
First and foremost, following a skincare regimen is so important for all skin types. Once you get in the routine ,it’s really easy to keep up with! To cleanse, choose a product that does not strip skin or clog pores. Institut Esthederm’s Pure Cleansing Gel is great for anyone.

2) Exfoliate
Use a product with lactic acid in the ingredients list; it’ll allow for gentle exfoliation and gives the skin an unmistakable glow. You’ll find all of your other products will absorb better since that dead layer of skin that usually hangs around will be lifted. For manual exfoliation, use a Clarisonic brush or a clean, warm, wet washcloth to shed dead skin cells each time you cleanse.

3) Mask
The transition from winter to spring can be a bit unpredictable, but if there’s anything we can learn from French women, it’s to take the time to mask! Just 10-20 minutes, up to three times a week is all it takes.

4) Moisturize
It seems counter-intuitive, but even oily skin needs moisturizer. Creme Dermopurifiante is a favorite because it balances and purifies, which is especially great for keeping breakouts few and far between. For severely dehydrated skin or anyone in need of a great anti-aging hydrating cream, Hydra3 Regenetic Cream is fantastic. And never forget to moisturize around your eyes.

5) Protect
If you’re going to be exposed to the sun then always be sure to wear a broad spectrum SPF! If you’re going to the beach or you’re going to have a lot of sun exposure, then up the SPF.
· Rescue Rittenhouse Spa [Official Site]
· Eleven of Philly’s Most Decadent Spas and Beauty Treatments [Racked Philly]