Rescue Spa and DANUCERA founder Danuta Mieloch continues to make waves in the beauty industry. Renowned for her results in the treatment room and her wildly successful spas, her latest accomplishment includes her new clean skincare line, Dancuera.
Mieloch was interviewed by W Magazine where she divulged information about her effective skincare line and her daily routines that keep her looking and feeling her best.
Mieloch opened Rescue Spa in Philadelphia in 2004 and later a second location in New York City. She has perfected “thousands and thousands” of complexions, and her spas are known for carrying the most luxurious and effective skincare on the market, such as Biologique Recherche, Valmont and MBR.
With luxury and efficacy in mind, Mieloch wanted to create her own line of products.
Danucera’s clean-beauty standards began with Danuta Mieloch’s holistic approach to health and wellness. She believes that nature’s own nutrients — not lab-based ingredients — are at the heart of great skincare and self-care. Inspired by age-old beauty solutions, as well as the health of our planet and our bodies, DANUCERA™ adheres to clean-beauty standards (free of parabens, phthalates, phenol, silicones, perfumes, and more). The products are naturally derived, cruelty free, fragrance free, and sourced and packaged sustainably.
Her line includes “a nourishing multi-use balm, exfoliating toner, dual-textured washcloth and white jade gua sha stone”.
The line includes two hero products, the Cerabalm and D22 Tonic. Cerabalm is a clean beauty multi-purpose balm that reveals fresh, hydrated skin. Ideal for all skin types, and packed with nourishing minerals and botanicals, skin is left instantly and visibly improved, with a firmer, smoother and more radiant complexion. Cerabalm can be used as a cleanser, mask or moisturizer making it the perfect multi-tasking treatment. For Mieloch, the most important skincare step is cleansing. “ I still feel that 95 percent of people don’t cleanse their skin properly. They either over-strip with a foamy or soapy cleanser, which depletes our acid mantle and pH level, or we don’t cleanse at all. For me, skincare starts with proper cleansing.”
Follow with the D22 Tonic to instantly perfect your complexion! This potent formula is packed with natural acids, minerals, enzymes and vitamins, making it a must-have prep-step that works on every skin type to exfoliate, tighten and unclog pores for smooth, glowing skin instantly! Danuta “ wanted to create an exfoliating toner that would be suitable for a sophisticated, educated, consumer who knows the ingredients. In my toner there is birch juice and birch sap, which are like nature’s tonic. Growing up in Poland, we used to drink birch juice and birch sap for the healing properties. It has polyhydroxy acids, which are gentle and suitable for any skin type, even the most sensitive. You can use it while you’re pregnant. You can use it while you’re breastfeeding. It exfoliates, it balances the pH, and it’s great for pigmentation.”
Danucera also includes a washcloth and gua sha tool. The Dual Washcloth is made from 100% organic cotton, this luxe washcloth was specially designed for effective double cleansing. The terry side offers gentle exfoliation to remove product residue, while the muslin side buffs the skin to provide a thorough cleanse, while the Sculpting Stone helps release facial tension, move stagnant lymph, and promote blood circulation resulting in a less puffy, and more defined appearance allowing the face’s natural contours to be enhanced.
Danuta also espouses the importance of a solid self-care routine, and ensures that she takes time from her busy schedule to maintain her health and wellness.
She begins her mornings with nourishing skincare (a favorite being the MBR eye patches!), a workout and meditation, followed by a healthy breakfast.
Finally, in the evenings, she likes to wind down with a cup of chamomile tea or a magnesium tonic to encourage deeper sleep. Skincare is paramount in the evening as well! “I’m one of those people who loves using actives like retinol and vitamin C and things like that. But I only use them two or three times a week. So, some nights it’s that. It’s the layering of my retinol, Vitamin C. Other nights, I go simple only with Cerabalm. After cleansing, just that. Let the skin breathe and recuperate.”
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