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

Staff Pick: Samantha Lowe VALMONT Body Time Control

Summer is coming. Time to start thinking about the skin you will be showing off in a few short months. Maybe you are preparing for a walk down the aisle or on the beaches of some exotic locale.  Women want smooth firm skin on their face, why not on their body? Valmont Body Time Control Line has a four-step answer that can be modified for all of Rescue’s clients.
The Fresh Dew Cleanser is a shower cream that perfectly cleanses the skin while respecting the pH balance. It nourishes and ensures an anti-aging effect. Exfoliating with the Cellular Refining Scrub will do the job to prep your skin for those weekly spray tans or for a more intense treatment like Velashape. The Body Time Control line also incorporates D.Solution Booster for slimming and reducing unsightly cellulite. C.Curve Shaper is an anti-aging firming treatment that shapes and refines skin after pregnancy, weight loss, and helps rejuvenate maturing skin.  Home care, in conjunction with spa treatments will encourage long lasting results.   While using Valmont Body Time Control Line, you can step out baring any beautiful body part with confidence.

Esthetician, Samantha Lowe

Q: Is the Lotion P50 “1970” safe?

A: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is the most famous and coveted product in the skincare world. It’s an active exfoliator that has been around for over 30 years. It’s a potent formula that tackles wrinkles, enlarged pores, regulates the sebum, hydrates, and helps skin maintain the correct pH balance. It prevents ingrown hairs, that’s why men love it. The Lotion P50 “1970” version has a high concentration of botanical, marine and biological extracts. It has the highest quality of active ingredients that provide dramatically visible results yet it does contain lactic acid and a miniscule amount of phenol which activates the product. So if you are pregnant or nursing, or going through cancer treatments I would advise to use the regular Lotion P50 (without phenol). As for me I’ve been using Lotion P50 “1970” for 15 years and I cannot imagine going a morning or night without it, because I love the way it makes my skin look. There is nothing else out there that compares!

Beauty Aficionado Founder & Aesthetician,
Danuta Mieloch
Danuta Mieloch