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.”

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MINDBODYGREEN: If You Like Jade Rolling, You’re Going To Love These Facial Tools

ZIIP Microcurrent Device

Microcurrent facials have been trending up for years in the natural space. More purveyors of facials are offering microcurrent as a part of the service, like NYC’s trendy Rescue Spa, while other practitioners have dedicated most of their estheticianship to microcurrent, like Shamara Bondaroff of SB Skin (a favorite of influencers like Hannah Bronfman) and Tess and Sadie Adams, the sister duo behind Take Care Body Mind. The ZIIP device is microcurrent you can do at home, and while $500 feels like a lot, maintenance is key with microcurrent, and by doing it yourself, you’ll save money on treatments, which often run over $200 each, in the long run.

Microcurrent Device, ZIIP, $495

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The Beauty Trend You’re Going To See Everywhere In 2019: Biologique Recherche P50 (phenol-free)

Biologique Recherche P50 (phenol-free)

They don’t market themselves as a “clean” product, but Biologique Recherche is made in France and therefore up to E.U. standards, where more than 1,300 potentially harmful ingredients in cosmetics are banned. Since its inception there have been many versions, but the P50 is closest to the original without phenol, an active and questionable ingredient. P50 is also an instrumental part of the beauty industry’s current favorite facial with Danuta at Rescue Spa.

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The Beauty Trend You’re Going To See Everywhere In 2019: Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

Hyaluronic acid is a one-size-fits-all type of ingredient that works on every skin type. It’s been shown to help hydrate, plump, smooth, and calm the skin, which makes sense because our bodies make it on their own. This one is particularly absorbent, good to use night and day, and great on its own or for layering if that’s your thing. And yes, it’s pricey, but it’s good.

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NON-TOXIC RETINOL ALTERNATIVES – mindbodygreen

“Anything with onion and vinegar is great for combating pigment; onion is great for brightening, and vinegar is also great for cleansing and brightening the skin too.” She also highly recommended one of my favorite skin care ingredients for brightening—placenta.
 
What to try: Biologique Recherche P50 Toner, one of Umansky’s favorites, that incorporates sulfur, onion, and vinegar and comes in a range of targeted formulations for sensitive skin, pigmentation, dry skin, oily skin, etc. And if you’re looking to dip your toe into the placenta pool, she recommends trying Biologique Recherche Placenta Serum and Placenta Cream.

Amy Chang x mindbodygreen