Rescue Spa, in New York City, is not just a spa but a beauty destination that is capable of handling all your skin’s needs post summer sun. Founded by Danuta Mieloch, the spa has locations in the Flatiron area of Manhattan as well as Philadelphia. And, what makes Rescue Spa so special is their expert curation and choosing of the world’s top effective skincare brands that collide to give you options and the “best of the best” when creating a plan to get your skin in tip top shape for Fall. The spa specializes in my very favorite Biologique Recherche and uses their manual manipulation and micro-current machine to give you the most impressive lifting results.
I went for a facial recently to help refresh my severely dehydrated and jet lagged skin. Post-COVID travel has been busy and the dry air in airplanes has taken a toll on my glow. I checked-in for my appointment in the spa’s beautiful waiting room and browsed through some of the new skincare additions from MBR, Environ and Auteur (one of my new favorite German skincare brands). I was quickly taken down to a dim haven of silence where my facial would soon begin.
Once inside I was welcomed warmly by my aesthetician, a lovely woman who had worked for years with Biologique Recherche products. Her love of skincare was noticed immediately as I glanced at her firm, supple and glowing skin. She asked me to remove my shirt and slip under the the sheets on my back – and she would return in a moment. As I settled-in, she entered the room and explained she would do a lifting facial on me, using products from Swiss skincare line Valmont as well as Biologique Recherche.
The facial began with cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, extractions and a heavy dose of hydration. I was masked no less than three times with added light to help clear the skin and she began quickly massaging and feathering my facial muscles, which stimulates drainage and wakes the muscles from slumber causing them to tighten and contour around the facial bones. This is the trick because you immediately look five years younger – and that’s not an exaggeration.
The entire process lasted roughly 90 minutes and was beyond enjoyable. It was relaxing, informative and helped snap my skin back from the brink – preparing it for the rest of summer. Rescue Spa offers various devices that all aid in bettering your skin and they are all hand chosen by Danuta – not for frills. Only real efficacy is tolerated here, which I love.
Rescue Spa is the perfect place for a monthly facial and tune-up. I cannot recommend them enough and truly have not been to another spa in New York with this caliber of understanding of how the skin works and responds to certain treatments. Simply put, it’s the best.