When she’s not busy lifting and toning the jawlines of Amber Valletta and Naomi Campbell, Danuta Mieloch, the facialist and founder of Rescue Spa in New York and Philadelphia, can be found in the workspace of her Bucks County, Pennsylvania, farmhouse. After more than 15 years as an in-demand aesthetician, Mieloch is endlessly tinkering with her first product: a stand-alone, milky-smooth cream of her own design. “I’m obsessed with finding that potion that does it all,” she says.
She’s not the only one. Following inevitable fatigue from multistep skin-care routines popularized by Korean beauty imports, and viral tutorials on YouTube and Instagram, there is a new demand for streamlined, do-it-all moisturizers. At her spa’s boutique, Mieloch is consistently reupping her supply of Biologique Recherche Creme MSR-H to balance dry, hormonal skin (“I can’t wean women off it”), and The Face Cream from Dr Barbara Sturm… And don’t get Mieloch started on her Augustinus Bader. The German Biomedical professor’s debut product, simply called The Cream, launched last year with the same, hyper-reparative amino acids used in his medical grade burn gel.” Kari Molvar x @vogue.