Babylights by Barbarann Lathropp

We all want baby-soft skin, but what about baby hair? Babies have gorgeous (and natural!) subtle highlights. Fortunately #babylights are trending, and one of the best ways for grownups to steal the look!

Not sure if babylights are for you?
If you have very fine hair and want noticeable highlights but nothing as dramatic as ombré or as thick as balayage then babylights are the answer. The result is subtle but beautiful.

Still not sure?
Schedule an appointment with Barbarann Lathropp and she will help you achieve the color of your dreams.

Memorial Day Weekend Skincare Prep with Rescue Spa Esthetician Diana Yerkes

Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Diana Yerkes and I am a licensed esthetician here, at the beautiful Rescue Spa. This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend which means summer is quickly approaching. This time of year we all favor lighter and weightless textures when it comes to our beauty regimens. Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite products that are heat and humidity approved…

Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2
MBR Enzyme Cleansing Booster
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970
Biologique Recherche Lotion MC 110
Biologique Recherche Serum Fluide VIP o2
MBR Tissue Activator Serum
Environ Intensive Antioxidant Gel
Environ Avance DFP 312 Cream
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE EMULSION GEL BIOSENSIBLE S.R. (SEBUM REGULATING)
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE EMULSION ORIGINELLE REGENERANTE
JAN MARINI PHYSICAL PROTECTANT SPF45
LIPPMAN COLLECTION RICH GIRL SPF 25 ANTI-AGING HAND AND CUTICLE CREAM
CHANTECAILLE BEAUTE LIP SCREEN TINT NEUTRAL SPF 15

For more information about the products mentioned in this video please visit www.shoprescuespa.com. If you enjoyed today’s video please be sure to comment and subscribe to our channel.  See also Diana’s blog on the Importance of Sun Protection: http://beautyaficionado.com/preventio…

Be well and enjoy the sun responsibly!

Rescue Spa Esthetician,
Diana Yerkes

RESCUE ME

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Via Travel Industry Today 15 NOV 2016:
This month is the 40th anniversary of the first “Rocky” movie created and starred in by Sylvester Stallone. Back in 1976, Rocky was too busy working out and securing a boxing title to care about how his face looked or if his battle worn hands and nails used for punching opponents could use a good buff or his feet a soothing soak and clip. Rescue Spa in Philadelphia can provide some welcome relief to both Rocky and I and our aging bodies.

Stallone, now 70 years old, amazing still maintains his macho physique and persona. Despite his machismo he probably wouldn’t be averse to a little self-preservation of the facial and mani-pedi kind.

On a recent trip to Philadelphia while visiting various attractions and filling my tummy with culinary delights like cheesesteaks (hold the cheese please), pretzels, tomato pie and spicy Mexican dishes, I dedicated some time for a spa escape. With the colder and drier weather approaching and a rash of sleepless nights, the face was looking a little like Rocky after a few rounds – just not as battered and bloody but definitely puffy.

Unfortunately the ravages of age do occur as I’m in the boomer stage of life. Rescue Spa, opened in Philadelphia in 2004 in Center City (what Philly calls downtown). Its central location attracts visitors and locals alike. Located on the 3rd floor of an office building on Walnut Street, the 7,500 square foot spa has added space as the demand and clientele grows and plans to open up another spa in New York in 2017.

The facility features ten treatment rooms for body and facial treatments, infrared saunas, brow room, hair salon, steam room, locker rooms, nail lounge, relaxation lounge, beauty boutique and cafe bar.

Polish born owner Danuta Mieloch explains her philosophy on skincare and why she opened up Rescue Spa. “For the first half of your life you get the skin you were born with but for the second half, you get the skin you deserve. I created Rescue to help you get what you deserve: healthy, glowing, radiant skin. Because beautiful skin is a matter of choice, not chance.”

Mieloch and many of the staff walk the talk as it looks like they have not left silky smooth skin to chance. There was much beauty in this eye of the beholder!

The spa’s atmosphere is a blend of airy casual elegance with its bespoke furniture and eclectic wall art. The gray toned flooring and walls provide a sophisticated and gender-neutral feel. With the exception of the boutique area filled with a variety of skincare products overall the spa is welcoming to male clientele. As a guy it is refreshing not to be bombarded in the relaxation lounge by the latest issues of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, Redbook and more and not one male-oriented magazine. Instead in the lounge’s warm confines, there are comfy chairs where you can unwind with an erudite collection of books they have featured on a bookshelf while you can sip on tea, fruit or cucumber infused waters.

Mieloch’s Rescue Spa has won many accolades and it is known as the place in Philly for the best facial. Mieloch mixes the old with the new, the science with the holistic.

“We see the face first. It has to last a lifetime,” Mieloch explains. “For me, it’s not simply about skin. Your face is how you present yourself to the world.”

Right now my face is a living and walking billboard telling everyone I need more sleep and need to reduce my everyday stress.

I’m a perfect candidate for their signature Bio Lift Facial. Shannon, my experienced and personable aesthetician greets me with a warm smile and we go into the treatment room. After leaving the room and returning after I change the Q and A begins and she flicks on the powerful probing light to see what facial skin problems lay ahead. She does a thorough analysis: a few blackheads here and there, a bit of rosacea on my chin, skin dryness and puffiness under my eyes – but overall not too bad. Thankfully Shannon held back about my rapidly receding hairline – she’s skilled but not a miracle worker and treating men’s hair loss is not in her repertoire.

The 60-minute Bio-Lift Facial combines many different elements: a deep cleansing, extractions (fun, wow), exfoliation, lifting facial massage, application of masks and serums. Ingredients are determined depending on your skin type. They add the most advanced technology of non-invasive electric currents. This helps in the reducing wrinkles, puffiness and droopy eyelids. I’ve been accused of being droopy in my lifetime but not my eyelids. Thankfully since I am careful about the sun, the onslaught of wrinkles is minimal. Puffiness under the eyes? Now that I can claim I have in spades!

Shannon, with her rhythmic hand and finger movements, applies a dizzying array of cleansers, serums, and moisturizers to my face obviously feels passionate about what she does and explains with each application why it helps the skin feel like new again. One of the spa’s biggest sellers is Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. What owner Mieloch describes as, “Like a facial in a bottle.”

Following my facial I venture over to the mani-pedi area. It’s been a while since I’ve had a mani-pedi. The transfer of pampering now rests with Kelly, a bubbly and feisty Italian aesthetician with soft, welcoming hands.

Kelly puts my hands and then my feet at ease with relaxing and soothing soaks. She buffs the nails (no polish necessary!) while we engage in seamless conversations from the US election, skincare, best places to eat and drink in Philly, relationships with our respective loved ones, Canada and how my big toe nails got so discoloured. The fact she didn’t gag when she saw them earned her big points (and a good tip) with me.

Philly has plenty of attractions for you to discover whether it’s on the cultural side with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, it’s vibrant culinary scene, urban adventures from river rowing, hiking, mountain biking, or rich history with the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. But if you are in Philly and in need of getting back some vitality don’t call 911 – just visit Rescue Spa. Take the first step back to good health.

Thanks to Rescue Spa I was now ready to tackle 72 more steps – the famous “Rocky Steps” and “face” the world again.

Chris Ryall

Tis’ the Season for Rescue Spa’s Fall & Winter Specials

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Complimentary Skincare Consultations
(15-30 min. Valid during November 2016.  Call to make a reservation)
Our Skin Instant Lab consists of five probes that measure hydration, trans-epidermal water loss, elasticity, pigmentation, and sebum levels. The probes link to a computer equipped with an exclusive diagnosis and analysis software program developed by Biologique Recherche.  The result? A perfect prescription for your unique skincare needs.

Holiday Facial  (November thru December)
The “it” gift of the season. Includes the works. Revitalizing and rehydrating massage, customized strengths of microdermabrasion, renewing fruit acid peel, lifting and firming electric currents, and LED. 90 minutes provides such dramatic results that your friends may think you’ve gotten “a little work”.  $200 ($250 value)

Gift Of Wellness $500 ($550 value)
Wellness is the new black! Give your loved ones an experience that keeps on giving, a series of five 60 minute Swedish Massage treatments.

Winter Getaway $325
No need to book a vacation. In just 3.5 hours you will feel as though you’ve returned from a sunny getaway. To start things off we invite you to relax in the infrared sauna for 30 minutes *infrared light waves create heat in the body rather than heating the air like traditional saunas allowing you to stay in longer and sweat more, followed by a full body Scrub + Rub (60 min) *bonus you get to keep the exfoliating Moroccan Hammam Kessa body mitt used during the treatment, Biolift Facial (60 min) *receive samples and a complimentary skincare regimen, and finish with a Mani/Pedi while sipping a hot cup of Kusmi Detox Tea.

Black Friday Weekend  Fri, Sat, and Sun 25-27th
Shop at Rescue and receive a 10% discount on selected skincare brands and a 20% discount on selected fragrances, home, and bath & body.

Cyber Monday Weekend November 25th-28th
Shop in your pajamas! 10% off selected skincare, 20% off selected fragrances, home, and bath & body.   FREE SHIPPING and beauty goody bags.

 

Valmont Art Exhibit / Fall VIP Cocktail Party

16115_Valmont-InvitationRescueSpa_5b (1)Rescue Spa and Valmont invite you to experience Collection d’Artistes: by Didier Guillon. A pop up exhibition of 9 leading artists of the Valmont universe, showcasing Valmont’s passion and the connection between beauty and art.

Featured Artists:
Bénédicte Blanc Fontenille
Didier Guillon
Frederic Amat
Isao
Jane Lebesque
Joan Artigas
Leonardo Cimolin
Quentin Garel
Yves Belorgey

Latina Beauty Aficionado & Cosmopolitan (Chile) writer Trini Id visits us in Philadelphia

Latina Beauty Aficionado and Cosmopolitan Chile writer Trini Id visited us in Philadelphia, all the way from Chile!  Check out the half page feature on Rescue Spa en espanol.

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RESCUE SPA

Para seguir maltratándonos con la Caro nos fuimos directo a nuestra invitación al Rescue Spa. Un muy exclusivo Spa en downtown Philly donde su dueña (Danuta Mieloch, polaca hermosa con más de 20 años en USA) decidió hacer algo bien hecho para todas las mujeres. El spa cuenta con servicios de: manicure, pedicure, faciales, masajes, maquillaje, perfilado de cejas, sauna, duchas de vapor, barra de café y snacks y una boutique con las mejores cremas anti-aging.

Vida Colon, una latina americana con una piel envidiable, nos hizo el tour por las maravillas de todas las marcas de origen francés y suizo que cuenta Rescue. Entre estas destaco Cellcosmet, Valmont y Biologique Recherche (la favorita de la dueña, por lo que tengo muchas expectativas puestas en ella). Cellcosmet es suizo y usa células preservadas para la iluminación y rejuvenecimiento de la piel y Valmont también apunta a la cosmética celular más la utilización de componentes de agua glaciar.

Pero en total Rescue tiene más de 30 marcas exclusivas y muy “high end” que para ser sinceras uno no sabe por donde empezar! Empezamos por lo importante: un perfilado de cejas con la premiada por Vogue Magazine, María Gulraiz . Muy talentosa y apasionada, María nos perfiló las cejas de manera maestra con una pasión que pocas veces he visto. Y si bien estuvo su buen rato en mis cejas (que además tiñó con henna natural para darme un aspecto de más densidad) el resultado fue perfecto!

Mi mamá siempre me ha alejado de esas cejas delgadas casi dibujadas, y María comparte la filosofía que una ceja gruesa y bien perfilada da un aspecto joven y natural. Y para terminar nuestra estadía de casi 3 horas en el spa, nos dimos un sauna exquisito y arropadas en batas blancas nos hicimos la manicure más perfecta que me he hecho en estas tierras. Hoy, a más de 2 semanas de haber ido, aun la tengo en mis manos mientras escribo (un milagro).

Definitivamente la experiencia fue increíble y uno se puede mal acostumbrar con la excelencia de Rescue Spa. Yo lo extraño al menos.

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For those that can’t read Spanish here is a (super) rough Google translation:

RESCUE SPA

To follow maltratándonos with Caro we went straight to our invitation to Rescue Spa. A very exclusive Spa in downtown Philly where its owner (Danuta Mieloch, beautiful polish with more than 20 years in USA) decided to do something well done for All the women. The spa features services: manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, makeup, eyebrow shaping, sauna, steam showers, coffee bar and snacks and a boutique with the best anti-aging creams.

Vida Colon, an American Latina with an enviable skin, made the tour of the wonders of all brands of French and Swiss origin that has Rescue. Between these feature Cellcosmet, Valmont and Biologique Recherche (the favorite of the owner, so I have many expectations placed on it). Cellcosmet is Swiss and uses cells preserved for lighting and skin rejuvenation and Valmont also cell targets more cosmetic components using glacier water.

But overall Rescue has more than 30 exclusive brands and very “high end” that be honest you do not know where to start!

We started so important: a shaped eyebrows with awarded by Vogue Magazine, Maria Gulraiz. Very talented and passionate, Maria outlined eyebrows and taught with a passion that I have rarely seen. And while it was his good time in my eyebrows (also dyed with natural henna to give me a look more density) the result was perfect! My mom has always taken me away from those eyebrows thin almost drawn, and Maria shares the philosophy that a thick eyebrow and well profiled gives a youthful and natural appearance.

And to end our stay of almost 3 hours in the spa, we found an exquisite sauna and were clothed in white robes.

We had the most perfect manicure I’ve in these lands. Today, more than 2 weeks have gone even have it in my hands as I write (a miracle).

Definitely the experience was amazing and one can hardly accustom with Rescue excellence Spa. I miss at least.

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

Hydration: The Essence of Health

I see clients on a daily basis. During the initial consultation I often notice the tell signs of dehydration; dark circles, fine lines, pigmentation and acne are more than skin deep. Great skin is a reflection of what one puts in their body (digestion) as well as how one takes care of their skin.

Proper skin care is very important, here are my recommendations:

1) Cleanse gently.
2) Exfoliate with the p50 formula appropriate for your skin type (essential to balance the pH of your skin and to ensure proper hydration).
3) Use a hyaluronic acid serum like Valmont’s hydra3 regenetic or Biologique Recherche’s Serum Yall o2 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’s not possible to maintain that perfect dewy baby-skin, it is possible to help restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content and give grown-up skin a younger, fresher, smoother, more supple and hydrated look. Applied topically it increases hydration, improves elasticity and also reverses free radical damage. For those who get injectables hyaluronic acid prolongs the plumping effect.  All skin types, even oily, can benefit from using hyaluronic acid serum.

4) Mature and drier skin types should always apply moisturizer to prevent transepidermal water loss and to lock in the moisture .

To maintain optimal hydration we need to focus on proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water. Water is the body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60% of our body weight. All systems and organs in our bodies depend on water. We need water even for healthy bones.  As much as 75% of the body weight of a newborn infant is water, whereas some adults are as little as 45% water by weight.  When you become dehydrated the body pulls water from your tissues (skin) to maintain the concentration in your blood.  When this happens your eyes may look sunken, skin may feel drier it’s not going to be as elastic or supple, and so you will look much older.
The first symptom of dehydration is not thirst, it’s usually fatigue, feeling tired.
Healing with water is legendary… staying hydrated properly is scientifically proven to be essential.
At Rescue we emphasize the importance of hydration.  We prepare infused water daily and offer it to clients upon their arrival.  We offer two choices that I recommend to everyone to make at home as well:

1) Filtered ionized water infused with orange, cucumber and mint.
2) Filtered ionized water infused with lemon and lime (my favorite beauty booster in the morning).

As for nutrition (Philadelphia has amazing produce markets) try to incorporate a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, local fish, meats and cheeses.  Avoid processed food, sugars, white flour, soda, and hydrogenated fats to maintain a healthy body and skin.  Focus on incorporating healthy protein, whole grains, skin healthy fats like omegas 3, 6, & 9 from foods like avocado & coconut, as well as probiotics to maintain a healthy digestive system.  A healthy liver is responsible for healthy skin.

Here I’d like to share my “Skin Glow” juice recipe.  I use an Omega juicer, but any juicer will do the trick. 🙂

1 Cucumber
A few sprigs of Parsley
2 stalks of Celery
A handful of Kale
1 Apple
1/2 a Lemon
1 small piece of Ginger

Increase your energy and super hydrate with this simple juice… and don’t forget to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily!

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Spa,








Danuta Mieloch