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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Get groomed (locally) this Movember

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You will find no pink at Rescue Spa (1601 Walnut St.), a 7,500-square-foot urban oasis in the heart of Center City. All amenities are featured in a sleek, grayscale setting that screams GQ masculinity. When asked about the importance of men’s grooming, Rescue Spa owner Danuta Mieloch responded, “Men’s grooming is essential. It’s quite simple to have your nails shaped, eyebrows trimmed, and any excess ear & nose hair groomed. Pedicures are an easy way to take care of tired feet, get rid of calluses, and maintain healthy feet.”

The spa offers specially adapted “man”icures and pedicures for the male in mind. $25 for a “man”icure or $40 for a pedicure. 215.772.2766

It has become much more acceptable to see men in the salon, a destination once only for women. Many area businesses have started to offer specific services targeted towards male clientele.

Alex Kacala for Philly.com