As the seasons change, so does my skin care routine. Lait U and P50 1970 every morning and evening. Valmont face scrub followed by Masque Visolastine E. every 4 days and in between, Masque Vivant. Yes, I do something extra for my skin everyday. Both masks can stay on for 10-20 minutes. Masking and exfoliating on the same night is a really wonderful way to give your skin the added punch of active ingredients. That’s why P50 1970 should be used daily. Even that slight exfoliation will increase the efficacy of all of your products. I will continue this probably through October.
And that’s just the beginning. The truth is, after the basic cleanse, exfoliate and tone; hydration, serums and sun protection always baffle clients. In the evening, I think of repairing my skin. Clarifying Surge from Valmont and Intensive Alpha Hydroxy Cream from Environ alternated for this darn sun damage. I always use Valmont Prime Contour or Factor 3 under my eyes at night. During the day, Factor 2. All from Valmont. Day cream is Creme ADN Elastine Marine Collagene Marin and Complex Royal, layered from BR. Now that fall is truly here, I’m going to modify my daily SPF. The Mineral Spray from Dr. Gross is an SPF 50. Normally I would go down to a 30 but because of my sun damage, I will be getting a few photo facials in the coming months.
Check back in November to see what winter has in store for my skin!
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.
Our oldest and dearest client, Elsie Faulconer, is 99 years young. She just finished having a facial with Danuta and now she’s sitting for a By Terry makeup application with makeup artist Victoria Roggio!
Here’s Elsie just 3 years ago speaking with Rescue esthetician, Sam Lowe.
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
With Memorial Day in the rear-view mirror, the unofficial beginning of summer is here. This also means baring more skin. Like underarms, legs, and bikini lines. Sure, taking care of these areas is a bit easier in “the off-season”. What’s a woman to do? I recommend to my most frequent bathing suit wearers a bikini and underarm wax every 3 weeks. A pair of boy-shorts keeps you feeling less exposed during the regrowth period and be sure to use PFB Vanish every day to keep the hairs from becoming ingrown. As for the legs, I weaken under pressure and pull out my razor. As mid-evil as it may sound, leg stubble is just not an option. A daily dose of your favorite body scrub like the Lemongrass Sugar Scrub from Get Fresh will keep your alligator skin away and make shaving more comfortable. When summer comes to a grinding halt after Labor Day and your bathing suit finds its way to the out-of-season drawer, give yourself 5-6 weeks of regrowth before your next wax.
Look young, feel younger.
Ask any woman and she will give you an opinion about her eyelashes or eyebrows. Seriously, she will. I started using an eyelash curler at 12. Mine grow slanted downward, fall out all the time and grow in crazy directions. Eyebrows? I hit forty and they aren’t as thick as they once were and are losing color more and more. Growth simulators like Rapidlash or Revitabrow will fix what ails you. Both products work by extending the life of the follicle resulting in longer, thicker lashes or brows. Check out the links if you need more convincing. In six short weeks, the compliments will be all yours.
Feel young, look younger.
Esthetician, Samantha Lowe
“If you are like me, packing liquids in your checked luggage makes you a bit fearful. Who hasn’t had a bottle of shampoo or perfume open during a flight? P50 “1970” from Biologique Recherche is now available in a 1.7 ounce travel size. So now your favorite skin care product can travel with you, right where it belongs…in your carry on cosmetics case.”
Esthetician Samantha Lowe interviews Rescue Rittenhouse Spa’s youngest regular client, 15 year old Arden Rose Neff. Arden Rose speaks about her skincare regimen and how she maintains her skin between facials and while traveling. She also wears SPF religiously! Do you?
Esthetician Samantha Lowe interviews the fabulous 96 year old Elsie Faulconer. Elsie speaks about her lifetime of experiences traveling the world and receiving facials. As a devoted client to Rescue Rittenhouse Spa in Philadelphia she tells us why she loves her treatments with world renowned esthetician and Rescue Spa owner, Danuta Mieloch.