NEWBEAUTY: G-Beauty Boom

GERMAN BEAUTY:

Liquid Surgery Serum, retails for $1,750, but it is the latest beauty induction that’s part of what can only be described as a “German beauty boom.” “I have been saying for the past few months that German beauty products are slowly taking over,” says Rescue Spa’s Kim Zimmerman. “We’ve been carrying MBR for a bit now and the products are phenomenal—they’re medical-grade, organic and offer truly incredible results.” Zimmerman—she’s probably best known as the world’s de facto P50 expert and a bit of a French skin-care connoisseur—also sings the praises of other German brands. “There’s Dr. Barbara Sturm and, of course, now there’s Augustinus Bader, who is a professor and a leader in epigenetic, anti-aging skin care. Then there is Susanne Kaufmann, who is technically in Austria, but I have to include her because it’s so close and so good! All of the brands are undeniably effective. I can’t think of any other category that’s so trendy in skin care right now.”

Danuta’s Winter Essentials

It’s important to take special care of your skin in the winter. Here are a few things you can do to keep skin moist and healthy all season long… 

  • Use a humidifier when the air is dry.
  • Put moisturizer and oil on your body immediately after bathing.
    Create a ritual of applying oils like Body Oxygenant followed by MSRH Corps.
  • Wear natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, because they allow your skin to breathe.
  • Cover up when the air is dry, to hold moisture in.
  • Focus on proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid things that trigger allergic reactions. Use detergent free of dyes and perfumes.
  • Mature and drier skin types should apply and reapply moisturizer to lock in moisture.
  • Let’s not forget hands (telltale sign of age). Apply hand cream and cuticle oil often.
  • Don’t forget to wear gloves while doing home chores and while outdoors.
  • Practice a good skincare regimen:
  1. Dry skin can happen at any age, but it’s most likely a concern if you’re 50 or older. This is because the glands that make oil for your skin get smaller as you age and produce less.  Many popular soaps and cleansers “clean” your skin by removing oil. This strips the skin, which often causes dryness or breakouts to worsen. At Rescue we always recommend a gentle milky cleanser like Lait VIP o2. Use with a washcloth to buff away dry flaky skin and reveal the fresh skin that lies beneath. Washcloths are super gentle on the skin and most importantly, they don’t cost much. 🙂

  2. Once your skin is properly cleansed it is extremely important to balance the pH of your skin. Our favorite product for this step is Lotion P50 1970.During the winter I personally use P50 1970 at night and P50W in the daytime (this gentler formula is fantastic for winter). *A reminder to the health conscious: all Biologique Recherche products are paraben-free and safe to use.


  3. After you’ve applied P50 follow with a hylarounic acid based serum to keep skin plump, hydrated and, yes, looking younger! Babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40. While it may not be possible to maintain perfectly dewy baby-skin, these serums help to restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content. Applied topically hyaluronic acid increases hydration, improves elasticity, and reverses free radical damage. All skin types, even oily, will benefit from using hyaluronic acid serum. *For those who get injectables it prolongs the plumping effect.

    LayerWinter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layers! I always layer my serums, starting with the lightest texture and finishing with the thickest. Here is my current mix of serums and creams for daytime: AmniotiqueLe Grand Serum, Yall o2, Creme Dermo RL, and Fluide VIP O2.


  4. Your evening routine is another story. Winter is time to bust out the big game changers like MBR’s liquid surgery serum, followed by MBR Extraordinary Cream. Mind you I’m over 50 and the names alone provide a feel-good-factor (I’ll take liquid surgery anytime, no pain or risk involved).

    For younger gals I suggest Environ’s Cquence 3 serum. It’s packed with peptides, vitamins, and retinol to address antiaging in one simple step.

    I also highly recommend keeping the skin challenged by alternating your regimen every other night. Currently I’m alternating MBR Extraordinary cream with BR Le Grand Creme (*available in January).

    For a dry skin solution I love Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum – a clean beauty favorite of celebrities. It has a loyal following for good reason. This cult product is a powerful sustainably crafted oil that delivers skin all the essentials, moisture, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.

    Valmont Regenera II is another winter staple. It’s a rich cream-balm that solves dry skin, lips, cuticles, patches, etc. Love… love… love!


  5. Rescue Spa Facials are always geared to problem solve. Whether it’s dry skin, brown spots, redness, irritation, or inflamed acne, Rescue Facials are always customized to focus on what your skin needs. With the right combination of products and high-tech tools, our estheticians can really create change in the skin over time to help you achieve your greatest complexion.


  6. Last but not least. Cold weather is the best time to develop healthy rituals and ceremonies. Taking care of my skin is a daily practice.
    Create your own magic, have fun in your mini beauty apothecary ….
    Light a candle….
    Mask often….
    Take a bath…
    Breathe….
    Get cozy in slippers and wrap up in cashmere …..
    Practice self love, cultivate wellbeing, sing, dance and feel like a goddess ….

Happy Winter :)))

Rescue Spa Founder,
Danuta Mieloch

Rescue Spa NYC Grand Opening ~ Friday September 22 from 9am – 9pm

Rescue Spa

NYC GRAND OPENING!
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 9AM-9PM

Come sip bubbly and browse our super curated assortment of cult beauty products from brands including; Biologique Recherche, Valmont, Oribe, MBR Medical Beauty Research, 3LAB, Vintner’s Daughter and more.

 


Rescue Spa NYC

Facials  •  Cuts  •  Color  •  Blowouts  •  Manicure  •  Pedicure  •  Makeup  •  Application  •  Threading  •  Laser Treatments

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Body Talk – From the City to the Beach

 

Body Talk

Take your body to the next level with our ultimate repairing arsenal. Exfoliate, smooth and lift your way to a more refined body.

Lotion P50 Corps

If you love P50 for the face try Lotion P50 for the body. Smooths away dry spots, balances the Ph and boosts hydration.

Lipogen AC

Botanicals to the rescue, reduce the appearance of cellulite with the added benefits of firming and toning.

Crème Anti-C

Reduce the look of cellulite, activate microcirculation and improve firmness.

Body Oxygénant

A wonderfully smoothing oil that helps prevent and reverse cellulite. Soothes sun-burn as well!

Anti-Cellulite Treatment

Smoothing, Firming and Slimming Cream!

Bust-Up Concentrate

Intensive lifting concentrate for a firm and beautiful bust.

Ingrown Concentrate

Behold a clear bikini line, tea tree oil helps clear pores and minimize ingrowns while chamomile is anti-inflammatory and calming.

Cellular Refining Scrub

For perfectly exfoliated, soft and silky skin! Also improves lymphatic drainage, ciruclation, and skin elasticity.

From the City to the Beach

Protect your skin with SPF, the most important form of anti-aging! From the city to the beach…

Huile Bénéfique

Protect your tresses from the sun! Doubles as a before and after sun hydrating dry oil for body.

Protection U.V. SPF 25+

Protect from from UVA, UVB, and Infrared Rays with 100% natural non-nanoparticulate mineral filters and innovative plant-based active ingredients.

Photo Regulator SPF 20

Reduces the contrast and intensity of brown spots while protecting your skin from harmful rays.

Sun Bronz Dry Oil 3 Suns SPF 20

Activates the skin’s natural melanin process for a deeper and long-lasting tan in comfortable dry oil for body and hair!

Adaptasun Milky Spray – Extreme SPF 20

Now in a spray… activates the skin’s natural melanin process for a deeper and long-lasting tan.

Physical Protectant SPF 45

Lightweight sunscreen features a universal tint and microscopic sponges for oil control with a sheer, matte finish.

High Protection Face Cream SPF 30

High protection from UVA and UVB rays. For face and body!

WW Day SPF 40

Smoothing and lifting day cream with SPF 40 protection.

 


Calling All Blondes!


 

Sunny summer days making your hair feel brassy and dry? It’s ok, you’re not alone. Salt water, chlorine and sun take its toll on everyone’s hair, but blondes can feel even more taxed when your color starts to turn yellow.

To combat those undesirable hues, I recommend Davines Alchemic Shampooand Conditioner formulated for blonde and silver hair. The strong purple pigments will neutralize brassy tones and restore vibrancy in between color services. Start with using the shampoo and conditioner once a week, increasing frequency as necessary. If your hair is very porous, you may find that the conditioner, paired with your favorite color conserving shampoo, may be enough to do the trick! Try leaving the conditioner on for 3 to 5 minutes for the full benefits.

Follow with a moisturizing leave-in (like Davines Oi All In One Milk) to tame, smooth and lock in shine.

Hair Stylist,

Liz Szot

 

Davines – Alchemic Shampoo Silver

Colour conditioner suggested for platinum, silver, and white hair.

Davines – Alchemic Conditioner Silver

For hair that has just turned yellow due to bleaching or long exposure to sun.