YouTube Tutorial: How To Multi-Mask

Do you want your skin care to work double duty? Then you need to try Multi Masking!
It’s SO easy to Multi-Mask with Masques Vivant & VIP O2

With increasing stress and pollution levels, most people no longer fit into just one basic skin type, making combination skin types more common and the sophistication of treatments more complex. Skin changes with the seasons and, with it, you need to adapt your regimen; simply using one mask to fix it all is not enough.

The solution? Multi Masking!

Having these BR masks in your at-home arsenal will prepare you to tackle whatever your skin has in store for you, no matter the season!

Masque Vivant is beautiful all around. It works on all skin types! Use it in the t-zone for a multi-masking purpose. It contains high concentrations of yeast, cucumber, and witch hazel extracts that give it purifying and balancing properties.

Masque VIP O2 is magical! Having an oxygenating effect, it is hydrating, radiance revealing and amazing for reducing dullness and fatigue in drier, stressed out skin. Use it under and around the eyes. The formula is rich in moisturizing botanical ingredients and contains an Oxygenating Complex which stimulates epidermal regeneration and revitalizes the skin. Imperative for city dwellers.

You can also MIX Vivant & VIP O2 masks. When combined they work double duty to hydrate, purify, balance, moisturize and oxygenate the skin.

What Is Multi-Masking?

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Multi-Masking = Customized Home Facial.

With increasing stress and pollution levels, most people no longer fit into just one basic skin type, making combination skin types more common and the sophistication of treatments more complex. Skin changes with the seasons and, with it, you need to adapt your regimen; simply using one mask to fix it all is not enough. 

Here are some solutions:

Biologique Recherché products have been my go-to for years now and having some of the BR masks in your at-home arsenal will prepare you to tackle whatever your skin has in store for you this season! 

Masque Vivant is beautiful all around. I wrote a separate article on it that you can read here. I like using it in the t-zone for the multi-masking purpose, and it works on all skin types! It contains high concentrations of yeast, cucumber, and witch hazel extracts that give it purifying and balancing properties. 

Masque VIP O2 is magical! Having an oxygenating effect, it is hydrating, radiance revealing and amazing for reducing dullness and fatigue in drier, stressed out skin. I like using it under and around the eyes. The formula is rich in moisturizing botanical ingredients and contains an Oxygenating Complex which stimulates epidermal regeneration and revitalizes the skin. Quick tip: use a pea size of Masque Vernix; apply it on the lips for immediate dryness reduction.

Masque Biomagic is also great for an instant lift! It can be used all over before a night out for its purifying and tightening properties and can also be applied on the chin and forehead during a multi-masking session. It is an energizing face treatment formulated with a subtle combination of mineral and terrestrial ingredients. It leaves the skin glowing, soft and purified.

For the Valmont admirer, Renewing Pack is nothing less than excellent! I save it for the night before special events or as a Sunday quick, pick-me-up treat. It’s rebalancing formula gives the skin an instant beauty boost! A Renewing Pack could be used in combination with the Purifying Pack and Clarifying Pack for the multi-masking purposes. Application varies based on your specific skin needs. 

 Having at least three of these masks in your medicine cabinet can give you a customized facial treatment at home any time you crave it!

Remember, everyone’s skin is unique! Use masks in the areas needed with a benefit in mind or use all over and your skin will thank you! I hope the multi-masking will become as integrated part of skincare maintenance for you as it did for me.

Your esthetician and masking connoisseur at heart,

Diana Yerkes

Relax and recharge with a well deserved daycation at Rescue Spa…

Look and feel as though you’ve just spent a week on an exotic resort.
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We’ve all been there.  You’re a slave to the daily grind and the only escape you can imagine is a far flung exotic vacation.  Perhaps your instagram feed full of pristine beaches and tropical cocktails is to blame.  Before you clear a week from your schedule and travel half way around the world do yourself and your wallet a favor by booking a spa daycation!  Yes, a rejuvenating haven exists in Center City.  Allow us to show you the way…

Start things off with a  Scrub & Rub body treatment.  An invigorating full body exfoliation to detoxify and enhance.  Next, prepare to unwind with a sense enhancing aromatherapy massage.  Aromatic oils and light touch restore balance and harmony to mind and body.  Your esthetician of choice will leave your skin absolutely radiant with a Rescue Full Spectrum Facial.  Microdermabrasion, micro-currents, and LED Light Therapy light therapy to encourage cell regeneration, enhance elastin production, as well as immediately tone and lift the skin.  This head-to-toe experience even leaves your hands and feet pampered as they receive a Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure with rejuvenating mask and relaxing massage.  Choose trend color from our extensive collection of designer lacquers.  After a few mere hours spent at Rescue Spa you will look and feel if you just spent a week on an exotic resort… and emerge fully relaxed, newly improved and with a luminous glow.
DIY daycation – the Ritual

To begin unwind with an epsom salt soak.  Adding a few cups of epsom salt to warm bath water aids in exfoliating skin and soothes sore muscles.  Another great relaxation tool is self massage.  Warm your preferred oil and spend at least 15-20 minutes mindfully massaging the body, paying particular attention to the hands and feet.  This will help stimulate various reflexology and pressure points linked to various body parts.  There is good reason that massage has globally been an essential component of well being and vitality for centuries.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.  A daily skin care routine is essential.  Daily maintenance and diligence allow for luminous results, now and for years to come.  Boost your regimen once a week by performing your own facial following these steps:

1.  Double cleanse.  Massage Lait VIP O2 onto dry skin (over makeup) for a good sixty seconds. Splash. Emulsify.  Remove with a warm wet wash cloth or Konjac.  Repeat.

2.  Tone/Exfoliate/Hydrate/Balance:  Biologique Recherche P50 1970 exfoliating toner to a cotton into skin in an upward motion, repeating until the pad comes away clean.  This step alone is a game changer.  Try this technique on half of your face in order to truly observe the lifting results.

  • ***Do a double pass.  This allows for your skin to really absorb the benefits of P50 1970, which in turn prepares the skin for the next step…

3.  Mask.  Mixing Masque Vivant with Masque VIP O2  is a favorite of many beauty editors, is suitable for does double duty allowing skin to reap the brightening benefits of VIP 02 as well as the purifying benefits of Vivant.

4.  Massage.  Spend 5 minutes massaging the face with Valmont Renewing Pack in order to increase circulation.

5.  Replenish.  Follow with the serum of your choice.  For added results, mix and match multiple serums to address multiple concerns.

  • Oily Skin:  Complexe Iribiol.
  • Redness & Rosacea:  Serum Erythros.
  • Hyperpigmentation:  Super “H” Serum by 3Lab.
  • Hydration & Glow:  Use Serum Fluide VIP O2 as a finishing
    serum to seal in hydration and oxygenation. Excellent for all skin
    types and extremely important for city dwellers!

6.  Moisturize.  Apply your preferred moisturizer.

*Please feel free to contact shop@rescuespa.net for a tailored recommendation.

Prepping for a big event? Here is everything you need to know.

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Hair? Check.  Shoes? Check.  Skin? Not so much?  Whether you have scored an interview for a job you’ve worked your whole career for or are a bridesmaid in yet another wedding we all want to look our best.  If you haven’t been keeping up with a consistent ritual, I recommend a facial 2-4 weeks before the event.  Never underestimate beautiful skin. It can be your best accessory.

To get started, I turn to some Rescue favorites. First begin with fresh, clean skin.  Lait U from Biologique Recherche is a gentle,  vegetal based cleanser perfect for removing makeup and preparing skin for exfoliation. Oily, congested and dull skin will benefit from a second cleanse using the 5% Glycolic cleanser from Anthony Brands. Massage in and leave on for 2 minutes for extra exfolliation. Follow with a healthy application of P50 1970. The tingle alone will get you excited for what comes next. Apply a nice layer of Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont, lie down and massage. I like to elevate my knees for a true Rescue experience. Take about 5 minutes to relax and plan your look.
If you have oily skin, Masque Vivant for 15 minutes will liven up most complexions.  More combination skins will benefit from Masque VIP o2. (Or you could mix them together for a truly brightening experience.) Complex Royal over the moisturizer of your choice will be sure to make you glow. If you are a nervous Nelly and suffer from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) Anthony Brands makes a product for you.  Apply No Sweat Body Defense to your forehead, back or under your bust to keep you dry and comfortable during the big event.  Now, the next part is easy. Take a deep breath and don’t forget to smile.

Esthetician,
Samantha Lowe

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Alexis Page’s Skincare Routine via Into The Gloss

“Every morning I start with the Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2 on my dry skin and then I hop in the shower. I don’t like to put hot water on my face, so I’ll just let it hang on until I rinse off with cool water at the end.”

“At night, I mix the Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant and Masque VIP O2. That shows you how crazy I am—if you tell me to use the mask every night, I use the mask every damn night. I mix a dollop of each in my hand, go to my fridge and put baking soda in it and mix that together and put it on my face while watching TV or doing the dishes or whatever. Then I rinse it off and use Lotion P50 and maybe one of their serums that come in these cute little science-looking bottles.” -Alexis Page

Read the full article on Into The Gloss

Mandy Moore on Biologique Recherche via Into The Gloss


“I use Biologique Recherche P50. It smells intense, but it’s supposed to tighten your pores. You can feel it tingle when you dab it on—you’re not supposed to wipe it on. I went to this facialist in the Valley for a few years and she exclusively used Biologique Recherche products. I loved going there because part of her routine was to use these pulsating sponges to help you better absorb the product and to tighten your skin—it makes you look like you’ve had an instant facelift. I stopped using Biologique Recherche for a while, but my skin felt like it was out of balance, so now I’m back on.

I’m at the age where I have to start thinking about the under-eye lines and stuff. I don’t necessarily care about aging—I think aging is beautiful—but I also want to try and maintain things for as long as possible.  When I want to be more dewy, I spray Biologique Recherche Fluide VIP O2 on my hand and then pat it on my face to look extra glowy. It’s apparently supposed to protect your skin from environmental damage.

When I want to do a fun mask, Biologique Recherche Masque VIP O2 is a super yummy, ultra hydrating treatment that’s especially good for under my eyes. I put it on for 10 minutes. None of their products really smell great, but I feel like that’s why they work? [Laughs]

Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant smells like yeast. It’s awful. What you’re supposed to do is mix a little bit of it with baking soda to make this weird foam, and then put the foam all over your face for 15 minutes. It makes you feel so clean; it’s like my pores have been excavated. Frankie told me about the baking soda part. The mask is super emollient and thick, so when you add the baking soda it foams up and becomes light and frothy. Whenever my husband (Ryan Adams) catches me with the mask on, he makes fun of me, like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you were in [the band] KISS today.’ [Laughs]”

-Mandy Moore via Into The Gloss

Oxygen Blast

Have you ever noticed that when you go away to the country, the beach or the mountains, one of the first things you do is to take a deep breath? Yes it can be a sigh of relief for having escaped the rigors of everyday city living or your crazy boss, but for many of us we take that deep breath simply because we can. Oxygen levels are higher in the country, around the ocean and most certainly in the mountains. Oxygen like water is an essential component to our health and the beauty of our skin. And if you live in the city you probably don’t get enough of it.

Rescue Spa has been advocating oxygen facials for years; I personally am a major fan and love the results an O2 facial can bring. Dull dehydrated skin is instantly rejuvenated with a perfect combination of micro-exfoliation and a light Alpha Beta Peel followed by intense hydration with a cool blast of hyperbaric oxygen. Your skin will be plumper, softer, and smoother. Plus we have a solid range of products to support your O2 regimen.

Last year I wrote about Kate Middleton who revealed that she favored oxygen facials for her good looks. I created a facial for the princess in case she decided to pop into Rescue. Kate hasn’t come in yet but since (in my mind) all of our clients are royalty the following products should work just as well for you. Btw, if you have an event coming up O2 is a wonderful facial to get.

VIP O2 Cleansing Milk
This “antipollution” cleanser eliminates impurities, calms the epidermis, brightens and unifies the complexion. Ultra light, it is ideal for urban dwellers, frequent travelers and stressed devitalized skin.

Masque VIP O2
A layer of this masque around the eyes to help eliminate dark circles from stressful city living and late nights. This oxygenating and moisturizing “antipollution” treatment restores radiance to stressed, asphyxiated skin. It is ideal to soothe sunburn too- leave it in your fridge and slather on.

Crème VIP O2
Apply this moisturizer morning and night. It has a lovely opalescent quality which is lovely on lighter skin tones. This is the perfect antipollution oxygenating cream for immediate healthy skin. Highly recommended for tired, devitalized skin that’s seen too much jet travel and not enough sleep.

Fluide VIP O2
I love this product, it’s a go-to and perfect for every skin tone. The unique formula contained in this serum traps oxygen at the surface of the skin, creating an environment that stimulates the epidermis’ natural functions. This is a flagship and runaway favorite at Rescue as it makes skin lustrous and taut.

If you normally book a classic facial, this will be a nice change for you. I think you’ll love the results.

Esthetician Linda Harding