THE TECHNIQUE: So This Is How You Should Apply Oil

THE TECHNIQUE: So this is how you should apply oil

Don’t you just hate those “you’re doing it wrong” takes all over the internet? ITG regrets to inform you that this is another one. Face oil application. You’re doing it wrong, folks! After moisturizer, lovingly patted onto skin, used every day…wrong, wrong, wrong. Who knew? Danuta Mieloch, for one. The owner and wizard behind Rescue Spa was on hand to explain proper oil application. The nitty gritty. Listen up!

Apply it first

This first nugget is probably the most polarizing. Your oil journey starts sooner than you expect, the moment you finish cleansing your skin. “When my skin is still damp, that’s when I apply my oil,” Danuta says. “I follow it with some cream. I feel like it mixes really nicely with the drops of water still on my skin and seals in the moisture.”

Applying oil first is especially important when it comes to oils with active ingredients, like retinol. These oils need easier, unobstructed access to your skin and shouldn’t be layered on top of other products. As for other oils, you can apply those after moisturizer if you must, but as Danuta says, “that’s a lot messier.”

Massage, don’t pat

Unless you’re working with a super active (and super expensive) blend, massage oil into your skin in swift, upward movements. “You get that more relaxing benefit and this way improves the circulation,” Danuta explains. Save your precious oil pats for your rare, bougie elixirs.

But then pat excess

Now this is when you absolutely should pat. After application. Because oils are, shockingly, oily. Take a towel to lightly soak up any excess that’s sitting on your skin. Just because it’s an oil doesn’t mean you need to be greasy.

Use it as a moisturizer

Some basic cosmetic chemistry for you. A lotion or moisturizer is, more or less, a combination of fat—oils, butters, their synthetic substitutes—and water. You know what this means. Make your own moisturizer, folks. And use your skin as the mixing bowl. Apply when your skin is still damp to help the oil emulsify with the water. And that’s it! Easy enough, and ideal if you haven’t found the super light moisturizer that’s perfect for you.

Don’t over do it

You don’t need to oil up every day. In fact you shouldn’t. “The skin reacts better if you balance,” explains Danuta. “Use exfoliation, serums, modern skincare systems, in combination with your oils, but avoid using [oils] every day because they won’t balance out your skin. Create your own little apothecary and bring things in and out of rotation.”


Beauty Expert Panel on Fall/Winter Skincare Rituals – Thursday November 1st – New York

Join our panel of beauty experts to learn all you need to know about Fall to Winter Skincare Rituals and more!
Arrive early and receive a complimentary skin consultation with
Biologique Recherche’s proprietary Skin Instant Lab.
Champagne and light bites will be served, and guests will leave with a goody bag.
Please email

Book a Classic Rescue Facial at the event to receive a complimentary upgrade to a Biolift Facial.

29 East 19th Street, NY, NY 10003

Founder & Esthetician RESCUE SPA


Editor in chief TEEN VOGUE

Senior Editor INTO THE GLOSS

Senior Wellness & Beauty Editor MINDBODYGREEN and Co-Author of The Spirit Almanac


Biologique Recherche will be presenting a video on their new and improved VIP O2 range.The VIP O2 collection reduces the signs of fatigue, brightens the complexion and leaves the skin smoother and visibly more beautiful.


Environ Fall “Cocktail-ing” Party – Philadelphia Thursday Oct 25th

Thursday – October 25, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Join Environ representative, Carrie Dodson and Rescue Spa for cocktails and light bites. Sip your cocktail while learning how to “cocktail” your favorite Environ skincare products properly.
Raffle and goody bags as well.

Save the Date

*Please RSVP for an Extra Raffle Ticket!


To find out which products will best suit your skin type,
call us at 866.772.2766 option 3 or email us

Retinol Serum 1


AVST 1 Moisturizer


Antioxidant Gel

Hydrating Oil Capsules

Mela-Even Cream

Avance Elixir

Danuta’s 5 Post-Summer Skin Tips


Summer is tough on our skin and fall is the perfect time of year to focus on repairing post sun damage, evening out the skin tone, and boosting hydration.


Amp up your exfoliation as the days become shorter the and sun’s rays less intense.

Lotion MC110 N°1

Consider adding the exfoliating booster Mc110 N°1 for smoothing fine lines. Like P50 for the eye area!

Crème aux Acids des Fruits

For baby smooth results! As a one month treatment, use Crème aux Acids des Fruits as your exfoliating night cream.


Refine texture with alpha and beta hydroxy acids and papaya enzymes.


Layering serums is always a great option to target hydration. I start with Elastine Pure followed with Colostrum for deeper hydration.

Elastine Pure

Elastine Pure addresses fine lines and can even be used around the eyes.



Add hydration without the weight! Colostrum is a water-based serum that is even great for congestion prone skin types.


Switch out your day cream for a vitamin c moisturizer and layer with an anti-pollution oxygenating serum.

Luminous Pearl Extreme

Illuminate and protect with Vitamin C.


Sérum Yall~O2

Plump up the skin with hyaluronic acid and regenerating botanicals.


Stimulate your skin’s cells for a more refreshed and younger looking complexion.

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Retinol 1 Serum

Vitamin A is a super collagen builder and helps to refine the skin’s texture.

Renewing Pack
For the ultimate refresh, renew your skin with anti-aging DNA and RNA.


Attention New York and Philadelphia!
Don’t forget to schedule a facial with a peel.


Perfect for fall… A comprehensive answer to every skin woe, packaged into one amazing facial! The Fix-It-All Facial is like a magic tool box for your face; not only does it utilize the most effective technology and techniques available including: microdermabrasion, topical peel, electric microcurrent, LED light therapy.

Beauty Treatments to Prepare your Skin for the Fall, According to Experts -Philadelphia Style Magazine

Shannon O’Brien, Esthetician, Rescue Spa Philadelphia

It’s never a bad time for Rescue’s Fix-It-All Facial with this detoxifying and luminizing properties. Esthetician Shannon O’Brien emphasizes how the limited-availability Biologique products are an essential part of the treatment—especially when paired with microdermabrasion, topical peel, electric microcurrent and LED light therapy aspects of the facial. $250, 1601 Walnut St., 3rd Floor, 866-772-2766

Read the full article over at Philadelphia Style Magazine



Fall Refresh. Why You Should Start With a Facial.


‘Fall Refresh’
It’s officially Fall which means that it is time for a refresh!
As your sun-kissed glow begins to dwindle the signs of sun damage may start to appear.  It happens to the best of us, even those that wear SPF diligently.  Unfortunately these tell-tale signs take form in unwanted or extra sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and dehydration.

Which makes this is the perfect time to schedule a restorative treatment to specifically target and repair sun damage.  We recommend scheduling any one of our
Rescue Spa Signature Facials, always tailored to your needs.

For those looking to indulge we also offer Biologique Recherche Facials at both of our locations in NYC and Philadelphia.
No need to book a flight to experience these exceptional treatments, these are the same treatments offered at the world famous Ambassade de la Beauté on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Manicures and Pedicures
Stay on trend and choose any color of your choice from our incredible selection of polishes. You can also opt for Bioseaweed Gel, the healthy alternative to typical gel nails, for 2+ weeks of high shine, chip-free gel nails, sans UV light (we use LED).

There is nothing quite like a face-transforming magic of an eyebrow shaping with a pro.  Allow our experienced hands to custom shape the perfect pair of brows for your face.

Hair Salon
Fall is the ideal time for a hair refresh!  Whether you are refreshing your color, cutting it short, adding some fringe, or simply playing with texture… this is the prime time to do it.

Our Fall 2017 palette is as gorgeous as ever.  Our skilled makeup artists will enhance your features for a beautiful finish.
From no-makeup makeup … to all-out glam it’s entirely up to you.

Lunch Time IPL & French IPL


Intense Pulsed Light or IPL Photo Facial therapy is a multi-tasking treatment that addresses many different skin concerns:


  • Repairs small damaged blood vessels (typically found around the nose and cheeks).
  • Eradicates sun spots and other pigmentation irregularities.
  • Combats acne and minimizes the appearance of large pores.
  • Stimulates collagen production and evens skin tone.
  • Treats rosacea and diffuses redness.

IPL is perfect for achieving immediately noticeable results without the downtime.  However, at a higher setting IPL can deliver more dramatic results so you may need to allow yourself some downtime to heal.  I recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation to help determine what is best for your skin. 

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Lunch Time IPL:
30 min $150

In a rush?  Target your concerns with a 30 minute treatment.

The French IPL:
1 hour $250

Combines a lighter treatment of IPL with the benefits of a Rescue Facial all in one.

IPL Full Face:
1 hour – $350
An intensive IPL treatment recommended for severe sun damage and redness.

Not sure which treatment is right for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation.

215-772-2766 or Schedule Online

Tis’ the Season for Rescue Spa’s Fall & Winter Specials


Complimentary Skincare Consultations
(15-30 min. Valid during November 2016.  Call to make a reservation)
Our Skin Instant Lab consists of five probes that measure hydration, trans-epidermal water loss, elasticity, pigmentation, and sebum levels. The probes link to a computer equipped with an exclusive diagnosis and analysis software program developed by Biologique Recherche.  The result? A perfect prescription for your unique skincare needs.

Holiday Facial  (November thru December)
The “it” gift of the season. Includes the works. Revitalizing and rehydrating massage, customized strengths of microdermabrasion, renewing fruit acid peel, lifting and firming electric currents, and LED. 90 minutes provides such dramatic results that your friends may think you’ve gotten “a little work”.  $200 ($250 value)

Gift Of Wellness $500 ($550 value)
Wellness is the new black! Give your loved ones an experience that keeps on giving, a series of five 60 minute Swedish Massage treatments.

Winter Getaway $325
No need to book a vacation. In just 3.5 hours you will feel as though you’ve returned from a sunny getaway. To start things off we invite you to relax in the infrared sauna for 30 minutes *infrared light waves create heat in the body rather than heating the air like traditional saunas allowing you to stay in longer and sweat more, followed by a full body Scrub + Rub (60 min) *bonus you get to keep the exfoliating Moroccan Hammam Kessa body mitt used during the treatment, Biolift Facial (60 min) *receive samples and a complimentary skincare regimen, and finish with a Mani/Pedi while sipping a hot cup of Kusmi Detox Tea.

Black Friday Weekend  Fri, Sat, and Sun 25-27th
Shop at Rescue and receive a 10% discount on selected skincare brands and a 20% discount on selected fragrances, home, and bath & body.

Cyber Monday Weekend November 25th-28th
Shop in your pajamas! 10% off selected skincare, 20% off selected fragrances, home, and bath & body.   FREE SHIPPING and beauty goody bags.