A Facial With Founder/Skin-Whisperer Danuta Mieloch Is Transformative—her Touch Is Exquisite, And You Emerge Looking Beyond Glowy.


The duplex spa is enormous and luxurious, with high ceilings, plush couches, and a posh aesthetic that manages to be both modern and comfortable. There’s a hair salon, nail studio, and fourteen treatment rooms where you can get a variety of skin-perfecting therapies like the Oxylight Facial, an over-the-top combination of micro-current, ultrasound, oxygen therapy, and more to lift, tighten, and smooth, and many more LED -, microdermabrasion- , and laser-intensive sessions, plus massages and detox body wraps (you’re slathered in sea mud, which leaves skin insanely silky). A facial with founder/skin-whisperer Danuta Mieloch is transformative—her touch is exquisite, and you emerge looking beyond glowy. We love the BioSeaweed Gel manicure, which uses 5-free polish, LED light to set the pigment (as opposed to UV light), and lasts about a month.


Danuta’s Winter Skincare Tips

The Challenge
As the temperature drops our skin suddenly begins to feel dehydrated.
The most common complaints are dry hands, chapped lips, and flaky skin.

Danuta’s Winter Skin Solutions
Winter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layering!

Incorporate Repairing Serums.
Biologique Recherche Serum Colostrum Pur
Biologique Recherche Serum Spleondermine
MBR Tissue Activator Serum
Valmont V-Shape Filling Concentrate

Trade lightweight moisturizers for creams with a richer texture.
Valmont Prime Regenera II
The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader
MBR The Best Face Extra Rich
Environ’s Super Moisturizer
Biologique Recherche Creme VG Derm

Seal the deal with a Finishing Serum.
Apply Biologique Recherche Finishing Serum such as Yall o2 after you’ve applied your cream (before SPF).

Kiss chapped lips goodbye!
Biologique Recherche Biokiss

Replenish your hands.
Be sure to apply hand cream after washing hands and before bed.
MBR The Best Hand Cream

Treat your tresses.
Apply a hair mask at least once a week.

Gold Lust Oribe Repair and Restore Hair Mask
Christophe Robin Regenerating Prickly Pear Hair Mask

Re-hydrate your environment.
Campo’s Replenishing Aromatherapy + Humidifier

Take a head-to-toe approach.
Susanne Kaufmann’s body care range covers all the bases.
Of course Biologique Recherche body care is always a favorite.

Schedule a Rescue Spa treatment.
Our Oxylight Facial covers all the bases.
*For those at home try DIY’ing this treatment with your Nuface attachments!

Have a Happy Winter!
-Danuta Mieloch, Founder of Rescue Spa


The 10 Best-Selling Biologique Recherche Products At Rescue Spa (& Yes, P50 Is Included)


The brand is also known for being a bit elusive – only a handful of spas in the United States carry Biologique Recherche products, and even less sell the brand online. So, where should you turn to snag these French must-haves? New York City’s Rescue Spa, founded by Danuta Mieloch, an esthetician who was actually trained by Biologique Recherche’s own Dr. Yvan Allouche. Thanks to the five-star spa she’s built into one-stop destination for luxe beauty brands, you can shop the line’s most popular products directly on the Rescue Spa site for the best of French-girl beauty at home.

Among the top sellers are exfoliating lotions, cleansers, masks, and serums, but none are likely to be as well-known as the brand’s Lotion P50. The product has developed a glowing reputation for being like a facial in a bottle that often delivers overnight results. Over 700 Rescue Spa reviewers have rated it five stars, saying the product has changed their skin forever.

The potent chemical treatment includes lactic acid and salicylic acid – as well as onion extract, among other natural ingredients – to rid the skin of dead skin cells and reveal a supple, bright complexion. For an even stronger formula, grab the brand’s Lotion P50 Original “1970”, which is the original (super-potent) version.

It’s not just the cult-favorite lotions that are at the top of Rescue Spa’s Biologique Recherche best sellers list, though – included in the popular products are the brand’s well-loved cleansers, too.

The Lait VIP O2 is a gentle face wash that’s great for those with stressed and tired skin. It gets rid of impurities while calming and protecting the complexion with vitamin E, so skin is left less irritated and rehydrated. Likewise, the Lait U cleanser works to wash away makeup, dirt, and bacteria, without stripping skin of moisture.

And for more luxe, nourishing treatments, look to Biologique Recherche’s top-selling masks and creams, like the Masque VIP O2 and the Creme Dermopurifiante, both aimed at balancing and moisturizing skin. The line also includes several anti-aging products with top ratings, like the splurge-worthy Le Grand Serum, which promises radiant, smooth skin.

Whether you’re in need of a new arsenal of effective, luxe skin care products, or you’re furthering your quest toward emulating French beauty, the goods from Biologique Recherche are a solid place to start (as many, many reviewers have attested to). Shop the top ten products from Rescue Spa’s offerings below, and head to the spa’s site for over 100 more products from the sought after French skincare line.


Breaking Down the Best and Worst Skincare Trends of 2018 WITH Danuta Mieloch


Charcoal, sheet masks, 12-step routines—in a post-Instagram world, it can feel like a lot to keep up with the latest skincare trends, let alone try them out. And lest you forget, quality can be deceptive when you’re basing your own routine primarily off photos, videos, and alluring packaging. That’s why we consulted with an expert, skincare guru to Emma Stone and Naomi Campbell and head of Rescue Spa, Danuta Mieloch, to find out which trends are worth investing in and which ones are better to skip. As Mieloch says, “Stay with the trends but don’t blindly follow them until they run out.”

The veteran esthetician, who also counts makeup artist and beauty mogul Pat McGrath as a client, has the experience to differentiate. “I like to think that I’m an aesthetician since I was a child,” she says over the phone. “When kids were playing with toys, I had a little apothecary and dreamed about finding a cure for aging.” She went on to make her own lotions and extract her 15-year-old sister’s skin at the age of five. But these days, she’s thankful she’s found better tools. “I’m lucky I don’t have to mix things up in the kitchen anymore because there are so many good products out there,” she says. “Skincare can be confusing; that’s why it’s really good to find a good skincare specialist. It’s almost like finding a nutritionist or trainer. You don’t have to go all the time. You get what you put in—like workout, diet. No one is going to do it for you; you have to do it.”

That’s true, but it’s much easier to keep up with your own skincare routine when you know what you’re doing. Fortunately, Mieloch, who’s done more than 10,000 facials, is here to help break down which trends to try and which to skip.


SPOTLYTE: Models Swear By This French Skincare Product For Tight Skin – Here’s How It Works

Models Swear By This French Skincare Product For Tight Skin — Here’s How It Works

“To me, P50 is like a ‘facial in a bottle,’” enthuses Danuta Mieloch, an esthetician and the founder of Rescue Spa in NYC and Philadelphia. “Think of it as a probiotic balancing magic lotion that does it all on any type of skin. It allows all of the products that follow for better penetration and builds healthy skin.”


MINDBODYGREEN: Microcurrent: what is it?

Microcurrent: What is it?

At Rescue Spa, deemed by editors everywhere as the best facial in New York City and Philadelphia, microcurrent plays a key role in the most-requested bio-lift facial. “The use of electric currents stems from physical therapy treatments used to speed up the healing process,” Rescue Spa founder Danuta Mieloch told mindbodygreen. “It assists in better penetration of products, improves facial contour, softens wrinkles—it is literally a workout for your skin and the muscles of the face. It helps you get that natural noninvasive lift that clients keep coming back for.”


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.”


THE PURIST: Facial Fitness

FACIAL FITNESS = BioLift Facial 

Each facial at Rescue Spa (rescuespa.net), where owner Danuta Mieloch famously offers her microcurrent bio-lift facial, begins with a 15- to 20-minute massage. “It’s our trademark,” she reports. “Massage works on an energetic level, and if you do it once a month, you tap into skin regeneration and that has a long-term effect. We always start from the neck and focus on lifting the muscles of the chin that get sluggish. The massage also increases the penetration of products.’’


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 rsvp@rescuespa.net

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

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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.