Our morning routine sets the tone for the day ahead, a non-negotiable in our esthetician’s morning routines over at Rescue Spa is their morning skincare routine. We interviewed a few of our season estheticians all with different skin types and skin concerns to give us a run down on their morning skincare.  Keep it consistent, simple and protective in the morning.

A morning routine with dehydration and menopausal concerns with Connie Henry

Connie is one of our lead estheticians and laser technicians in our Philadelphia location. Connie believes that the skin is simple, it’s what you put into it that counts. Her morning routine consists of products that will target dehydration as well as menopausal skin concerns.

To cleanse I use Cerabalm – clean beauty cleansing balm by Danucera followed by D22 Tonic and/or The Essence for an added hydration boost. Serum wise, I keep it simple but effective with the Environ C-Quence Serum 2. This is the second level in the Youth Essentia C-Quence serum, so it has medium concentrations of vitamins A and C!  Following this, I use Cream Supreme or The Rich Cream. I alternate products because that’s what makes my skin happy as I’m menopausal. Some days I’m very dehydrated so it’s a struggle. I usually use my creams close to my eye for the day since I don’t do well with eye creams (I sweat too much). But, if I do use one the Iconic Eye is great near the eyes for someone like me.  I always use an SPF, and have been loving the Elta MD UV Clear since it is so lightweight. Followed by Chantecaille makeup. Some days I spray the Biologique Recherche L’eauxygenante  spray on top of everything as my finishing product or a little bit of Cerabalm again to seal it all in.

A morning routine with pregnancy safe Christina Dang

Christina has had a passion for beauty that stemmed from her own skin care challenges as a teenager. As a seasoned esthetician, Christina feels investing in your skincare is worth the time and effort. Currently, her morning skincare routine consists all pregnancy safe products! 

Christina uses the Danucera collection for her morning routine not only because the products are pregnancy safe, but because they make for the simplest, cleanest and most effective skincare routine!




This gentle, honey-like balm makes for the ideal morning cleanse to leave the skin nourished yet revitalized and with soothed redness. 



D22 Tonic

The clean beauty game changer! This tone works on every skin type to provide gentle exfoliation, tightening of the skin and works to unclog the pores.


IS Clinical
Super Serum

The Super Serum combines a 15% concentration of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) with a Copper Tripeptide Growth Factor for age-defying and brightening benefits. This serum is clinically proven to increase collagen synthesis and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 



Cream Supreme

Cream Supreme remains Christina’s typical morning moisturizer for its firming, nourishing and protective properties.


Future 5 Elements
Mega Cream

If she is feeling extra dry due to her hormones she opts for the Mega Cream from Future. 



Eryfotona Actinica SPF 50

Fast-absorbing, and ultralight this emulsion is clinically proven to repair existing sunscreen and provide protection, making it the perfect lightweight sunscreen for all day use.

A morning routine with skin barrier protector Diana Yerkes

Diana is our Lead Esthetician and Educator in our New York City location. Diana finds that her role as a skincare professional is to provide education and help you find your best self through wellness, treatment guidance and nutrition. In the morning, Diana listens to her skin and focuses on barrier protection for a healthy glow!

In the morning I focus on waking my skin up and preparing it for what’s ahead! I generally use Lait VIP O2  mixed with the Enzyme Cleansing Booster (2-3 a week with the booster)— leave it on for a few minutes as an easy oxygenating and gently exfoliating mask. Follow with D22 Tonic application and serums. Serums change depending on what my skin needs but generally I use Is Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance at all times plus Hydra3 Regenetic Serum from Valmont. Eye cream in the morning is non-negotiable for me, hello Iconic Eye. Cream Supreme has been a go-to in winter in the mornings followed by Serum Fluide VIP O2 serum and layered with Serum Grand Millesime finishing on high points of my face. The days I have off, I like to use Cerabalm to highlight and provide extra moisturizing barrier over Supreme. Cerabalm on the lips always! 

A morning routine with everything anti-aging with Samantha Lowe

With over 15 years experience in the beauty industry, Samantha believes that beautiful skin is your best accessory. As an esthetician, she truly practices what she preaches! The focus in her morning routine is everything anti-aging.

Tri Peptide Complex+ Avance Elixir

This peptide heavy serum is made using a unique blend of extracts from Chinese roots used in traditional medicine. These extracts keep the skin looking younger for longer, while protecting it from UV radiation and pollution. This makes it a fabulous morning serum option to protect the skin from the day ahead! 

V-Line Lifting Concentrate

Its 5 main ingredients treat 5 parameters of the dermis matrix for ultimate lifting and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles. This gel-cream serum provides antioxidant protection, stimulates cell renewal and boots collagen and elastin production. After application, the skin is left instantly smoother and softer like silk with no stickiness. 

V-Line Lifting Eye Cream

Continuing with the V-Line from Valmont, this rich and creamy eye cream smoothes out wrinkles while lifting the eye contour. In addition, it reduces the appearance of under-eye puffiness for a renewed, more youthful complexion. In other words, the perfect morning pick me up! 

The morning routine is a cornerstone of setting the tone for the day, particularly for estheticians at Rescue Spa who prioritize their morning skincare regimen! This commitment shows the importance of starting each day with a focused skincare routine tailored to individual skin types and concerns. Let us help you create your personalized skincare routine here.

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