29 E. 19th St., nr. Broadway; 866-772-2766
Rescue Spa’s secret weapon is its owner, Danuta Mieloch, an aesthetician who’s been in the business for over 15 years and has, finally, brought her sought-after Biolift facial from Philadelphia to New York. Mieloch swears by real science and takes plenty of time, more than most facialists, to ask questions and diagnose your skin’s needs before choosing a mix of Biologique Recherche cleansers, toners, and serums to apply to your face — there are no cookie-cutter formulas here. The Biolift, which includes electric microcurrents administered via a Biologique remodeling machine, costs $500 with Mieloch ($200 with one of her well-trained staffers) and is by far the most popular item on Rescue’s menu, thanks in no small part to the euphoric reviews from clients who leave feeling glowy and pristine, not red and puffy. And — if further proof is needed — among those who trust Mieloch with their pores is Naomi Campbell, whom we saw walking out one time.