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

Biologique Recherche Fall Essentials with Danuta

Biologique Recherche Fall Essentials with Danuta

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Fall is the perfect time of year to focus on repairing post Summer sun damage, evening out the skin tone, and boosting hydration.  Just as our wardrobe changes for the season our skin care regimen should as well.  This means layering the appropriate serums, reaching for a richer moisturizer, and finding the time to mask.

  1. Cleanse. I spend my time between two of my favorite cities, Philadelphia and NYC, so Biologique Recherche’s Lait VIP O2 is a must-have as it has a special antipollution complex. This milky cleanser is great for all skin types. Hydrates the skin and brightens the complexion.
  2. Tone.  At the moment I am alternating between Lotion P50 1970 (day) and Lotion P50 Pigm 400 (night).
  3. Mask. I love Masque Creme Biofixine because it is supremely hydrating and smoothing. It’s even incredible to treat the signs of aging around the eye area. Perfect for anyone 40+.  For those under the age of 40, I highly recommend Bio Magic Mask. It has great lifting and pore tightening effects.
  4. Quintessential Serums.  For those 40+ I recommend Amniotque E. and Colustrum.
    For those under 40 I recommend Serum Dermopore and Extraits Tissulaires.
  5. Moisturize. Creme MSR-H is incredibly nourishing and provides phyto hormones from wild yam and soy extract which makes it the go-to cream for women 40+.  For those under 40 I recommend Emulsion Originelle Regenerante.
    **Night Treatments. Swap your usual night cream for Creme Aux Acides des Fruits for one month, every other month. This is a wonderful way to repair post summer sun damage and reset the skin.  You can also try Serum Matriciel Visage + Creme Pigm 400 instead to simultaneously lift and brighten the skin.
  6. Finishing Serum(s) can be applied before or after your moisturizer. Serum Fluide VIP O2 is great for all skin types and ages.  If you want to switch it up or add another layer to really seal in the hydration look to Le Grand (40+) or Silk Plus (under 40).
  7. Don’t forget to wear a broad spectrum SPF during the day, even in the Fall!
  8. If you are in NYC you can schedule a Biologique Recherche treatment such as Le Lift or Le Remodeling Face directly with me or any one of our talented estheticians. Rescue Spa offers the same treatments one would receive at the world famous Ambassade de la Beauté on the Champs-Élysées in Paris! ????????
Skin needs to breathe…to eliminate the dead cells which clog pores and slow down oxygen exchange, this treatment is an efficient cocktail of micro-crystalline algae, silk extracts and natural amino acid. The active products are combined with modulating techniques and massage into a purifying ritual that redefines facial contours and firms the oval of the face. Your skin is luminous, firm and toned. Le Lift treatment gives an instant lifting effect.  (60 min) $200
 
 
Wider-looking eyes, more prominent cheekbones, softer wrinkles, a better defined facial contour…Remodeling Face®. Machine can perform all this magic for you. This machine uses state-of- the-art bio-electrotherapy for tailored beauty treatments. Remodeling Face®. Machine combines four types of electric currents: Galvanic current which improves the absorption of the active ingredients, low and medium frequency current which re-shapes and tones, Athermic pulsed high frequency current which revitalizes the epidermis. Electroporation, a high-frequency impulse current to make the upper layer of the epidermis permeable and help the active ingredients migrate into the cells. These four currents can be used either separately or in combination offering a wide range of personalized treatments for each “Skin Instant®”. Precise adjustment of the parameters enables the remodeling process to be activated in both the skin and the muscles. Remodeling Face® Machine and Biologique Recherche’s exclusive skin- care products are complementary and improve one another’s performance for both body and face care treatment. (60min) — $200, (90min) — $300

Three Simple Beauty Tricks for Busy Moms

Any mom will tell you, some days it’s a blessing if we can even take a shower let alone put makeup on. As a mother of two little ones, I spend more time cleaning up something sticky than throwing on some mascara. Over the past few years, I’ve had to adjust my beauty routine to keep up with my hectic lifestyle. Fortunately, Rescue offers plenty of services and products that will keep moms looking like they actually had more than three hours of sleep. Here are my top “three busy mommy beauty tricks”:

 

1. Xtreme Eyelash Extensions

At Rescue, our Xtreme eyelash extension service is a game changer for women on the go. Each eyelash is gently applied to your lashes without damage with a safe hypoallergenic glue, which gives you gorgeous eyelashes only requiring maintenance to refill them every 2/3 weeks. In the summer, I spend a lot of time outside chasing my kids around, sweating, or taking a dip in the pool. Extensions give a long, voluminous look, that’s on par with my favorite mascara but without the downside of smudging, reapplying, or clumpy lashes. With my custom lashes, I can roll out of bed and throw on a touch of makeup in under five minutes!

 

2. Preventative Cleansing

In mom world, sleep is a king. But sometimes, taking that extra step to wash your face after putting the little ones down can seem like a hassle. However, preventative care can save money down the line and keep your face looking young. With toddlers running around, I needed to come up with a quick skin care routine. To start, use Lait U cleansing milk, which works to deeply cleanse the pores. Follow the cleanse with Lotion P50 to keep your face balanced and glowing. Next, apply a little Biologique Recherche Le Grand Serum, which helps to prevent aging, smooth the skin, and keep the face plumped. Finally, finish your bedtime routine with a bit of Environ moisturizer to keep the skin well hydrated. Voilà!––not only will your wallet thank you after you’ve gotten the kids off to college, but your skin will thank you too.

 

3. Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protection

The quickest way to age your skin is through sun damage. Jan Marini not only smells great, but it has excellent SPF coverage and a light, airy feel that won’t make you feel oily. Too busy for foundation? Try Jan Marini that has a bit of tinted bronzer to give your face a bit of color. With summer coming, it’s an easy step to pop into a morning routine to give your a face a fresh, dewy look.

Need a break from the kids entirely? Come visit one of our estheticians at Rescue for a full skin consultation, one of our premier facials, or simply relax in the spa as you sip your tea and let the stress melt away.

Best,

Jeni Dalponte, Esthetician of 14 years

 

Photography: Lauren McGrath
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Danuta’s Few Simple Steps To Glowing Skin For the Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing and with hectic schedules caring for ones skin can be challenging. These are some tips I’d like to share for maintaining looking your best.

1. Prep work first. Good cleansing is your shortcut to beautiful skin.  Pick the right cleanser (I like Lait VIP O2 this season) really work your cleanser in because massaging will boost circulation.  I recommend double cleansing at night to ensure all the makeup and grime is off.

2. Rebalance. Legendary P50 1970 does an amazing job at balancing the PH, refining pores, and restoring suppleness.  Use a cotton pad with upward sweeping motions, lifting face muscles and working outward.  Lifting upward is like a workout for your face.  Having good skin is a lot about circulation so a natural blush after P50 is a plus.  This product truly transforms the skin.

3. Supercharge. Serums are sure way to provide your skin with potent ingredients, vitamins, peptides, and antioxidants.  Because their molecular structure is much smaller they penetrate the epidermis better than heavy creams.  My favorite is LeGrand Serum.  It’s a splurge worthy powerhouse for this season.

4. Winter Proof Skin. My new winter favorite multitasker is Masque Vernix.  This formula changes peoples skin.  Its formulated to mimic the protective skin barrier in newborn babies.  Containing essential complex ingredients such as amino acids, it’s like nutrition for baby soft skin.  It has a rich texture so using less is more.

5. You are what you eat. If your digestion isn’t working the body has a hard time absorbing nutrients.  A well functioning digestive system is essential to an anti-aging regime.  Nutrients play a key note in your elasticity and collagen production.  Greens aid digestion resulting in radiant skin.  Lean protein & Amino acid rich foods improve overall health of your skin, hair & nails.  Probiotics replenish good bacteria.  Load up on yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and fermented vegetables.  Take magnesium too, it supports healthy beauty sleep, keeping the hormones young.  Omega 3 fatty acids are great for your heart and healthy looking skin as well.

6.  Flexibility & Attitude. Looking and feeling great this festive season can be improved by adding stretching or yoga to your workout routine.  A positive relaxed attitude helps us sparkle.

Wishing You HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAYS!

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Spa,

Danuta Mieloch

 

RESCUE’s New Year Trends

Healthy looking skin is at the top of every woman’s wishlist.  The best way to achieve this is to develop a good skincare routine, it has to be consistent (the biggest problem for most people). If you haven’t already tried our cult all-in-one beauty fix P50 1970 this is the time to do so!  At RESCUE we believe in products that work to keep your skin moist, hydrated, and youthful. We offer a full range of active formulas such as: AVSTRETINOLIntensive Antioxidant GelVitamin C, as well as Hyaluronic AcidPeptidesOxygenationAmino Acids, etc.  All of these potent formulas are great collagen boosters that also provide cellular repair.  A winter standout product is still Regenera II. I always say it is the richest cream on earth! Provides instant hydration and prevents moisture loss.

Maintain beautiful skin by scheduling our Signature Facial or a non-invasive laser treatment: BioliftLEDEnergy LiftRefirme, and IPL (ask for a spot treatment for those problem areas).

Nails As a Fashion Accessory. For a quick fashion update try one of our nail designs as well as Vinylux 1-week nail polish, a healthy alternative to gel nails.

Hair care is big this year.  Did you know that your hair ages as well?  We added Rene Furterer and Phyto Hair Care since our clientele knows to take care of their scalp & hair as well as their skin.

Makeup as skincare. Chantecaille and By Terry are of the very few makeup companies that approach cosmetics as skincare.  At RESCUE we like to hear “your skin looks great” rather than “your makeup looks great”.  We offer BB & CC creams and tinted moisturizers & foundations that won’t reak havoc on your skin. Schedule a makeup master class with one of our makeup artists to learn how to perfect your look.

Beauty Must-haves for 2014

  • Complexe 5 the foundation for all hair types. Did you know that the scalp has build up (eww!)? Detoxing your scalp is essential for a healthy scalp and beautiful hair.
  • Make frizz nonexistent with Phytodefrisant. Sans silicone & parabens. Enriched with a botanical plant base.
  • Regenera II, as I always say it is the richest cream on earth!
  • Foot Logix a healing foam for cracked heels and calluses.
  • Gin Fizz eau de parfum by Lubin Paris was favored by Grace Kelly. A touch of history with a lasting scent.
  • Le Grand Serum. As close to the fountain of youth as a serum can get!  Follow with Creme MSRH. Voila! Skincare couture.

RESCUE’s simple and easy approach to beauty:

  1. Hydrate. Drink water often it’s amazing what it does for your skin and your entire body, keeping it moist and supple.
  2. Breathe. Oxygen is crucial for your well-being.  Conscious deep breathing just for a few minutes relieves stress, rejuvenates your skin, re-energizes your body.
  3. Exercise. Find activity that suits you and your lifestyle. Try yoga, pilates, strength training, go for a walk, run, or bike. The benefits are amazing. Releases “feel good” hormones, increases blood flow, and reduces stress.
  4. 4. Eat sensibly. Focus on fresh complex foods containing proteins, vitamins, vital nutrients, healthy fats (avocado, olive oil) these are the building blocks of skin tissue.
  5. Get enough sleep. When well rested everything is better: mood, skin, energy.
  6. Have a hobby & passion. Doing things we love slows down the aging process.
  7. Beware of sun damage. Staying out of the sun is the most valuable beauty lesson.  Always protect yourself with sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, find shade, use skincare containing active ingredients and antioxidants for extra protection.
  8. RESCUE’s anti-aging mantra. “Everything in moderation”. From how much you eat. How often you exercise. How many laser treatments, facials, injectables, plastic surgery, etc. that you receive. Simplify.
  9. Smile often! Self confidence and self esteem are at the top of the beauty list.
  10. Give & share.

 

Simple New Year’s Resolutions

I always think about my New Year’s resolutions this time of year. Since my resolution every year is to learn to play piano and speak French and I never quite get to it, this year I’m going to keep it simple. I’m still on a sugar high and post holiday cheer so naturally my first resolution will be water,  making sure I’m drinking enough. I encourage all of you to do the same.  When I’m not drinking water I’ll be drinking Green Tea (since apparently it helps you burn 100 calories a cup, ha!).  Next I resolve to increase my physical activity, which always makes me feel better. So that means more walking and more yoga for me.

January is really harsh on our skin. So I’ll do whatever I can to plump and rehydrate my environmentally stressed skin. For a boost in hydration any hydrating mask will do. I suggest Masque Visolastine Embroyonnaire and Renewing Pack. To infuse skin with moisture I approach my winter skin care the same way I approach dressing, layer up. I use various serums like my newest loves, Le Grand Serum by Biologique Recherche and Cell Lift by CellCosmet. I then follow with the most hydrating moisturizers like Creme MSRH.  If my lips are chapped I coat them with Regenera II which is the richest most moisturizing cream on earth, it’s even good enough for high altitudes and skiing.  Speaking of skiing, when you’re on the slopes don’t forget to protect your skin with SPF.  It may be cold but the sun is still very strong.  January is the perfect time to rethink our diet, hit the Vitamin Shoppe for a new vitamin regimen, and keep the colds away.  I would like to extend my best wishes to all of our followers and clients for a healthy, happy, and beautiful 2012!

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa,

Danuta Mieloch