Victoria Roggio: My favorite top 5 Summer Products

Foundations and tinted moisturizers are the make-or-break products when it comes to your cosmetic arsenal. A great foundation can mean the difference between a flawless and effortless complexion and a streaky, cakey, runny catastrophe. Picking out just the right foundation for all skin types is something that I have down to a science. So I’ve compiled a list of my favorites that you can find at the Rescue Spa, as well as some amazing products that you can enjoy during the summer time while you are on vacation or just spending the time in the city.

1. A great base for your foundation or just a nice day serum is the BY TERRY CellularRose Brightening Serumthis multi-unifying, anti-aging corrective and radiance boosting serum adds luminosity and glow to your skin . BY TERRY Laboratories are using for the first time the Native White Rose Cells in an exclusive technology. The WT+1 technology is extremely moisturizing, its silky formula smoothes and refines the skin’s texture, diminishes signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, lack of firmness) and leaves the skin clear for deep-down, long-lasting radiance.

2. Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer (Chantecaille)- Leaves skin looking glowy, evens out and corrects the skin tone lightly. Depending on the moisturizer used underneath, skin can look very dewy, or slightly glowing. I really like using underneath Nature by Valmont “Energizing with a cream Moisturizer”. This gives great coverage for a tinted moisturizer, I would say light to medium (medium for a tinted moisturizer) and is really buildable.  It smooths over dry patches or flakey skin and doesn’t accentuate flaws at all. Looks very natural, like second skin. It’s very moisturizing and leaves a soft dewy never oily-looking finish.

3. St. Barth’s Compact Soleil Bronzer (Chantecaille)- it is a great bronzer, works well for all skin tones. It imparts a beautiful, sun-kissed look that’s light and perfect for those who fear bronzers. St. Barth’s is a sheer brown that will leave us pale faces with a natural look, one that doesn’t scream, “Bronzer!” The shade was inspired by Chantecaille’s Le Tigre Bronzer. Compact Soleil captures the wonderful effects of the sun without any of the harmful effects of UV rays. This incredibly natural-looking bronzer is the result of the latest micronizing technology that creates an ultra-fine powder with a silky, glowing finish. Gingko biloba and wild rose work together to heal and protect the skin, leaving it smooth and radiant. It’s cruelty-free, with no animal derivatives, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.

4.  BY TERRY Gloss Terrybly Shine is an ultra-shiny, lifting-firming, volumizing lip lacquer  that will plump up your smile with a long-lasting radiance. An age-defense “Lumilip” technology combines “nutri-regenerating” ceramides, hyaluronic acid (for moisture), and a collagen-stimulating peptide Here’s the rundown with more about the technology from BY TERRY.  For a “Push-Up Effect,” kiss-me-quick extract (huh?) regenerates, nourishes, hydrates, and creates volume and redefines lip contours. I believe “kiss me quick” is a plant extract that offers wrinkle-blurring prisms of color. For a “Hydra-Lift Effect,” hyaluronic acid microspheres plump, fill the hollows in the lips, and add volume to the lips. For a “Lift-Firming Effect,” ceramides restructure, firm, redensify, and maintain the lips’ hydration.

5. UV in Cellium Spray (Institut Esthederm) –  I absolutely love this product, the spray is designed for use on the face at any time of the day, but especially when outdoors for its protective purposes. You can use before, and after makeup/skincare application. I use a quick burst after cleansing to provide a little moisture, and then again after make up application. I was a little skeptical at first but the spray does actually help to fix my makeup and keep it in place all day, not to mention giving my skin a more healthy radiant glow throughout. It’s really nice to use on a hot day to give your skin a quick cool down and refresh.  Not only do I use it on my face but I’ve been using it on my neck/chest and arms before going outdoors, as these are the areas of my skin which are on show the most and it has a natural SPF factor 8. I really like how its so quick and easy to use and sinks into the skin so quickly, without the need to rub in.

Makeup Artist, Victoria Roggio





NEW at RESCUE! Revitalash Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel


Define the look of fuller, bolder, more beautiful brows

A multi-tasking, breakthrough eyebrow setting gel that helps to control, enhance and condition eyebrows for immediate, dramatic results. Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is a multi-tasking, breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps tame unruly brows to control, enhance and condition while instantly filling in any areas that appear sparse or thin for immediate, dramatic results. Unique styling brush helps sculpt the perfect brow.

  • Natural Tint
  • Water-resistant
  • Soft-flex Hold
  • Long Wear

Unique double-ended applicator provides styling brush and comb on one end and soft bristle spoolie brush on opposite end for precision application
Versatile, semi-translucent mineral tint shade compliments most hair colors and allows for buildable color intensity
Water-resistant and long wear formula provide all day confidence

Size: 7.4 mL


Its All About Prevention

Summer time is my favorite time of year. For someone who grew up at the jersey shore its all about the beaches boardwalk and fun in the sun. When I was growing up we didn’t think or know much about sunblock or sunscreen. Those times have changed with all the information out there now on sun damage as well as skin cancer its not something we can ignore any longer. I have learned a lot in my twenty three years as a Esthetician and its all about prevention. This season at Rescue we have several products to choose from as far as sunscreen. But my all time favorite product is Natura Bisse the Cure from Barcelona Spain. This product is a game changer its light creamy texture doesn’t even feel like a sun screen its actually three products in one sunscreen, moisturizer and makeup. The tint is self adjusting to work with all skin types. So if you’re headed to work or going to that pool party you are ready to go. I’ve never been much of a fan of BB creams they always seemed too heavy for my oily skin. This product is like velvet and the coverage is just enough for warm summer days. The best part is this product is good for your skin as well. It increases collagen, replenishes and hydrates the skin all day with ingredients such as amino acids and hylarounic acid. It has an spf of 20 but doesn’t irritate. It actually soothes sensitive skin. This may become my all year round product because my skin has never looked better. So if you’re looking to hydrate, even out your skin tone and protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays Natura Bisse the Cure is the product for you. Hope everyone enjoys Summer as much as I do!

-Esthetician Connie Henry


Buzzword: Charcoal

Morihata’s Binchotan Charcoal Cleansing Mask (as seen in Vogue)

This rich charcoal cleansing mask removes makeup and impurities from your skin to reveal smoother, softer skin and enhance your natural beauty. The Binchotan charcoal powder blended into every drop releases infrared rays that gently heat your face, relaxing your skin and opening your pores so the charcoal can remove toxins and bacteria. The natural ingredients in the mask moisturize and nourish your skin, revitalizing and toning your natural complexion and giving it a youthful radiance.

NO paraben, alcohol, oil, fragrance or synthetic dyes.