Healthy Skin is everything!!!

Makeup: Victoria Roggio

Hair: Tonia Day

Photography: Jauhien Sasnou Photography

Location: Make Me Up Pretty

Hi everyone! Today’s blog post is dedicated to skin and some advice that you have to take into consideration during the time you are engaged and not only. I’m starting a new series of posts on my blog, sharing with you my favorite beauty/makeup/hair products, since this has been the most requested topic from my readers lately. These products might look very familiar to you, even though they’re not being sold everywhere and most of the times you can purchase them in SPAs around the world or online. Trust me great skin and a good regimen is everything and it will make your life so much easier. 

In the past 2 years I have gained a lot of knowledge about skincare and great products, guess what I am working with one of the most talented and knowledgeable team at Rescue Spa, Philadelphia. Being a product junkie I try everything that’s out there, and then of course I share my knowledge and experience with my readers and clients. I love skin, I love health and I love everything that makes you pretty and feel good. My theory is very simple, less is more. Having a healthy skin is everything and now is the right time to address questions if you have them, now is a good time to meet and talk about your concerns. I am happy to recommend you some great products that changed my life and made me wear so much less makeup and feel great about my skin.

In the past few months I have met a good number of clients who had the same problem, dehydration and dull skin. Often people forget about the basics: Cleanse, Exfoliate and Hydrate. I’ve heard so many times the myth “drinking 8 glasses of water a day will rehydrate your skin”. Well guess what, it is great to stay hydrated and drink a lot of water but there are some essential steps that you still have to follow and make some time to give love to your beautiful face and body.

1. Cleansing The Skin sets the stage for everything else that will take place in your skin. More so than any other part of your skin-care routine, it is essential that the cleansing products you use are gentle. Over cleansing or using cleansers that are too drying is a major cause of irritation, dry patches and sometimes redness. Different cleansers suit different faces. I love mild, creamy formulas of cleansers because they don’t irritate my skin, but a foaming cleanser or gel cleanser may be better for oily skin (Valmont Nature Cleansing with a Gel). I use daily to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin Lait U by Biologique Recherche. It’s more than a cleanser, it’s also a makeup remover.  Lait U is a non-oily, fresh cleanser that respects the skin’s natural moisturizing processes. It is recommended for all skin types. It gently removes makeup, impurities, and cleanses without dehydrating. Respects the function of the epidermis. Does not leave an oily film.

2. Exfoliate your skin. I love and I can rave about P50 Original 1970 by Bilogique Recherche. This toner is “like a facial in a bottle” (Danuta Mieloch). It hydrates, exfoliates and balances the pH level in your skin. This product has changed my life and I highly recommend to use it . I have noticed that my skin feels fresh and young, I have a natural glow after using P50 Toner for over a year in the AM and PM. However, when I wake up in the morning, and my skin feels so soft and most importantly, a lot more rested. And since my schedule has been super hectic, that’s absolutely crucial for me.

3. Moisturize. When staring at the shelves and shelves of skin-care products, it can seem as if there is a cream for every pore. But finding the right formula is actually pretty simple. You can always make an app to see an esthetician or get samples of products that you find interesting and find more about them. I personally like to layer my products since I don’t like to feel a heavy cream on my skin. I use a Serum under my eyes and checks area to brighten my skin and on top a moisturizer. It is also great to have one moisturizer for the day that does a double duty. Day formula should contain a broad – spectrum SPF of at least 15, and after that , you can pick your weapon : anti- oxidants, anti-aging, anti-acne, you name it and I am happy to help you.

Silk Plus Serum by Bilogique Recherche unifies the complexion of the skin. is a moisturizing, smoothing serum that contains high concentrations of regenerating agents, Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber and Silk extracts which really soothe the skin and leave it feeling silky soft! It is recommended for all skin types.

As my day moisturizer I prefer to use Embryolisse, it is lightweight and great for all skin types. “This cult Parisian cream is found in every makeup artist’s backstage kit bag.” Packed with nourishing, skin-plumping ingredients, Embryolisse’s cult formula can be used as a moisturizer, cleanser, mask or primer. See the tone and feel of your complexion visibly improve thanks to Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Soy Protein – all are rich in essential vitamins, fatty and amino acids proven to stimulate cell renewal and collagen fibers.

  • Suitable for all ages and skin types, including children and babies – perfect for men after shaving
  • Leaves even dry and sensitive skin soothed and comforted
  • Rebuilds the hydrolipidic film that protects the skin from environmental aggression
  • Can be used as a cleanser, makeup remover, beauty mask or after sun
  • Paraben Free and Not Tested on Animals

For any questions or if you are interested to have a consultation with me, feel free to email at Hope this information is useful for all of you!

With love,



The $16 Dewy-Skin Moisturizer You Need to Know About

“I recently witnessed a minor miracle: I watched makeup artist Diane Kendal make a model’s skin incredibly dewy and radiant. And she was using a $16 moisturizer! The stuff is so good that “all the makeup artists used to beg me to bring it back from Paris,” says hairstylist Laura de León. It’s much easier to find these days and, even without the caché, is still a favorite of makeup artists, Allure editors, and well-informed women with dewy skin.

I’m talking about Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, a no-frills moisturizer that comes in a squeeze tube more reminiscent of ointment than an A-list cream. It contains shea butter and beeswax, so it comes out kinda thick, but “you massage it in and the skin takes on a beautiful tone without looking greasy,” says makeup artist Rafael Pita. And because it’s fragrance-free, one Allure editor with sensitive skin tells me she can use it, no problem (it’s also got soothing aloe). If you want to get the most out of it, apply it like Kendal, who gently smooths and taps a few layers over cheeks—keep going until they’re dewy—and then adds a little to the rest of the face, where you don’t want to be quite as blowy.” – BY ELIZABETH SIEGEL, ALLURE MAGAZINE Beauty Features Editor


Right now? It’s All About Winter Protection!

It’s All About Winter Protection!



The Wonder Mask: Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant via Beauty Mama

I am not really a mask person. I don’t have the patience. And I’ve never really been a believer that mask-ing is a necessary boost to an otherwise thorough skincare routine. So it is not a small deal that I am pronouncing Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant a total game changer.

Last week I contacted my friends over at RescueSpa because I was out of my beloved P50 toner. I asked the ever-knowledgeable Kim what I should try that I haven’t already tried and this was her “it” product. Here’s what RescueSpa’s founder, Danuta Mieloch, has to say about this mask:

“If you do Masque Vivant at least twice a week you’ll never age. This unique mask contains live yeast extracts which are packed with amino acids and famously nourishing Vitamin B. There is no product like it to keep your skin purified, revitalized and bright. In my 20 years of experience with it, I have seen it drastically improve many peoples complexions.”

Pretty convincing, right?

As someone who doesn’t believe in skin-miracles, I will tell you this is as close as I have ever come to using a product and seeing immediate, transformative results. My skin was clear, redness calmed, pores tight, complexion glowing after my first application. I’ve been using it for a week and I’m amazed. I can’t wait to see the effects of this magical mask over time.

Warning: the formula smells extremely unpleasant. It’s must be the yeast. I can’t even really describe the scent without using expletives. But it’s worth it, I swear.

-via Beauty Mama

NEW at RESCUE! Biologique Recherche Micro-puncture Lab Treatment

Biologique Micro-Puncture Lab
The Micro-Puncture lab method is based on the skin’s capacity to regenerate itself when stimulated. Micro-perforations cause minor epidermal inflammation, activating a repair phase that rebuilds the “damaged” skin tissue. When micro-perforations occur, a release of growth factors stimulate fibroblast activity, which proceeds to produce collagen and elastin – essential to skin health. The end result: skin is refined, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, and cutaneous imperfections such as scars are minimized.

This method is based on superficial micro-stimulation, 0.25 mm deep into the skin. There is no risk of bleeding, and the technique is nearly painless. The needles used are sterile and a single use only.

Unlike mesotherapy, Micro-Puncture lab does not lift the epidermis and therefore does not cause trauma. In addition, the needle application area, measuring about 1 cm in diameter, is significantly more accurate than the roller used in mesotherapy, enabling targeted and controllable results.


  • Skin is better moisturized and regains elasticity and smoothness
  • Visible results after the first session. Cumulative effects with each additional session.
  • Clear improvement in skin quality (moisture and tone)
  • More radiant complexion
  • Sagging skin feels denser, restructured and stretched
  • Skin appears “plumped up” the face rejuvenated and less tired-looking
  • Results are completely natural, without an artificial or forced look
  • Revitalizes the epidermis while delivering a supplement of 64 essential active ingredients
  • Stimulates tissue repair and reactivates the fiber production process
  • Smooths and plumps up the epidermis
  • Helps with premature aging
  • Globally improves firmness


The Melting of the Glaciers: Fashion meets Philanthropy!

From 2010-2013, Antarctica shed 480 billion metric tons of ice. Vital to keeping the planet cool as it reflects the sun’s heat, glacial ice is melting at an alarming rate, speeding up the warming of our planet. With this, comes the threat of submerged coasts, increased storms, droughts and floods, causing the displacement of entire populations. This accelerated “melt” is an alarming sign of global warming – a reality that will continue to dramatically affect our planet’s weather patterns, food resources, ecosystems and geography. Now is the time to take responsibility and change our destructive habits in an effort to reduce the effects of global warming.


  • Buy an energy efficient vehicle, walk or bike more, use mass transit
  • Use reusable containers – ideally glass
  • Always use reusable bags when shopping
  • Don’t use plastic straws, single use plastics or Styrofoam
  • Opt for wind or solar power to heat and cool your home













To help raise awareness about the melting glaciers we have created The Glacier Eye Shade Trio. Fusing fashion with philanthropy, the limited edition shades reflect the landscape of the arctic and the delicate hues symbolize the ice and the earth revealed by the melting of the glaciers. Each Arctic inspired shade is embossed with a melting glacier to represent global warming’s effect on our rising sea levels.

5% of proceeds from each Glacier Eye Shade Trio sold will be proudly donated to the Extreme Ice Survey, an innovative photography project aimed at educating global citizens about the impact of climate change on the world.

  • Shades include Polar Light- A delicate taupe in a new, ultra silky matte formula, Iceberg- light reflecting gold pearl, Arctic Dusk – A mesmerizing, warm lilac gray
  • 5% of proceeds from each Glacier Eye Shade Trio sold will be proudly donated to the Extreme Ice Survey, an innovative photography project aimed at educating global citizens about the impact of climate change on the world.
  • The Glacier Eye Shade Trio palette is Paraben-free and refillable
  • Micronized pigments boost color pureness and formula adherence while a natural spherical polymer creates an effortless application for a smooth, even finish
  • Unique to the Iceberg shade, Brown Seaweed Extract helps preserve and improve the delicate eyelid’s elasticity, firmness and suppleness

Click here to download “the look”



The Skin-Rewinding Cream: Biologique Recherche Crème Masque Vernix

The superluxe product be used as a mask or leave-on treatment (it has that lightweight, almost spongey texture that makes it perfect for those who hate heavy-feeling products), but it’s not its multitasking nature that gives it its magic. The company claims that it can give a “second birth” to skin and help it to regain epidermalfunction—something really significant to the formula behind a healthy-looking complexion that’s lost as we age. It’s based on a lot of science, but they’ve basically been able to mimic the original composition of vernix, the antioxidant-rich substance that helps a newborn’s skin withstand the oxidative stress of birth (it sounds somewhat scary, but it really is one of those creams that makes skin feel better as soon as you apply it). The bottom line: It’s a product that makes skin look younger and more revitalized and feel really protected. Masque Vernix, $179

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Net A Porter Beauty: The beach-fast rules When you have access to all the best products

Net A Porter Beauty: The beach-fast rules When you have access to all the best products, what takes pride of place in your regime? Beauty editors around the globe share their heroine buys – the answers might surprise you.

Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 is my skincare salvation. I make it work really hard for me – after I’m done with swiping a P50-laden cotton pad over my face, I run it all over my neck and the backs of my hands to keep those areas ultra-smooth. Then I wipe whatever is left over my elbows and knees – it really takes care of tiny ingrown hairs.”

-PARIZAAD KHAN Contributing Beauty Editor, Vogue India