Spring Renewal

Spring is the best time to receive a peel.  Long gone are the days that receiving a peel equals red, blotchy, burned skin like it was in the early 90’s.  These days peels are favored for anti-aging by most dermatologists and estheticians. They provide instant results very effective in evening out skin tone, diminishing fine lines, and pore tightening.  So either try a peel at home with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel (combo of lactic, glycolic, salicylic, and citric in one) or P50 “1970” followed by Lotion Kerato-Regulartrice (combo of extremely effective natural based acids from apple, grape, ginger, and sugar cane). Treat this as a one month beauty booster since over doing it with peels is not recommended.  Still the best way to start your peel routine is to receive a treatment with a Facial at Rescue. We offer a medical grade Alpha Beta Peel (combo of lactic, glycolic, salicylic, and citric in one), a TCA Peel (Trichloroacetic Acid), or a Fruit Acid Mask by Biologique Recherche (lactic and fruit acids)

That’s why we created a Spring Renewal Package designed to give you these great benefits from all the peel choices available. Your esthetician will help determine the best treatment for your skin type to ensure beautiful radiant skin!



What is a clear lip pencil and why do you need one?

Turns out Lipstick Queen’s Invisible Lip Liner might be the answer to your bold lip prayers. Finding the perfect shade and formula is half the battle, but keeping the color in place is the other key to pulling off bright lipstick. So instead of searching for the perfect matching liner for each color, try using a clear one instead. It acts as a primer, helping the lipstick stay put, and keeps the color from bleeding beyond the shape of your lips. Best of all–it works with any color, including orange, pink, and classic red shades.

The New Esthy Handbook: An Essential Guide For Novice or Nervous Estheticians

Summer Read for Beauty Students

Everybody knows that secrets are for surprise birthday parties not skin care information. Transparency is one of the keys behind the popularity of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa.

This same level of transparency has been applied to my new book- The New Esthy Handbook: An Essential Guide for Novice or Nervous Estheticians. Inspired by the numerous questions I’ve received from young estheticians on my blog www.Ethnicskinaficionado.com and my own experiences years ago as a clueless graduate, fresh out of aesthetics school, my book takes the reader by the hand and shares the critical information most important to acquiring a job. Recognizing that today’s employment competition is international, The New Esthy Handbook is written from a global perspective and also provides insight on the rapidly changing demographics and needs of the spa consumer in the U.S. and abroad and the opportunities that abound for the savvy therapist.

Anyone who knows an esthetic or cosmetology student, (or owns a school) should recommend this book. Available for download on Amazon.com amzn.to/YmKM59

Author and Esthetician, Linda Harding

Staff Pick: Cellcosmet for Rosacea

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that begins subtly, with the intermittent appearance of redness along the cheeks and nose. Often one of the problems women face is how to eliminate the buildup of dead cells on the face without causing undue irritation like many other exfoliants are prone to do.

Enter Cellcosmet Activator Gel. This product is one of my all time favorites (perfect for all skin types and pregnant women) because it ever so gently dissolves dead skin making you look as though you’ve had a light peel. It contains no alcohol and is botanically based so sufferers of Rosacea won’t experience redness after applying it. What they will experience is skin that is soft, glowing, super smooth and receptive to whatever product they wish to apply next.
I personally like to give myself a treatment with Activator Gel by smoothing a single pump on to my face and throat, letting it work for about ten minutes and then removing it with a warm wash cloth. Ultra fresh skin!
Oh and did I mention that it comes in a convenient unbreakable pump bottle? What could be better?

Rescue Spa Esthetician, Linda Harding

Spring Renewal

Spring is my favorite time of the year.  It’s the best time to renew your skincare routine. Out with the heavy creams, old makeup, and dead skin. There are many ways to get rid of that dead skin, but my favorite is our High Performance Facial where we perform a heavy duty microdermabrasion followed by a strong peel.  To achieve similar results at home use an exfoliant every other day for 2 weeks followed by an alpha beta peel pad or P50 “1970” with Mc110 as a booster, it really does the trick. I don’t generally recommend over-scrubbing and peeling, yet this time of the year it’s necessary for fresh dewy spring skin.  Switching your moisturizer and serum is appropriate as well. I prefer lighter textures such as Hydra3 Serum and Cream packed with triple hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in our skin. It’s plumping, hydrating, and rebuilds the skin structure. For those who use hyaluronic injections like Restalyne and Juvederm, hyaluronic acid has been proven to extend the results.  Since I don’t use injectables I love this serum and cream combo for a topical pick-me-up. For my evening routine I’ve been using Corseting Serum and Polymatrix Cream.  This duo is an instant lifter. I’ve noticed smoother lines and tighter pores, it works like Botox in a bottle for me.

With all the wonderful makeup colors this season it’s hard to choose.  As far as I’m concerned anything goes like dark lipstick even reds, it just depends on the mood and the occasion.  Yet skin should be pretty and natural.  I’ve traded my usual foundation for the Unifying Cream by Valmont. It’s the ultimate tinted moisturizer for an instantaneous beauty boost!

Last but not least this time of the year the sun is really dangerous although it doesn’t feel that way. Let’s all remember to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day!

Esthetician and Owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa,

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