September 2 2014

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Skin Salvation In The Sixth Borough


Handing me a mirror at her Philadelphia-based Rescue Rittenhouse Spa to see the almost instant results of one of the better facials I’ve received in a long time, Danuta Mieloch asked, “How do I get women to turn right?” As I noted a plumped-up radiance from her patented “manual lift” facial massage, which she enhanced with strong upward swipes of a P50 Lotion-soaked cottonpad, it seemed to me that getting Manhattanites to take Exit 4 off the New Jersey Turnpike toward the City of Brotherly Love wouldn’t be such a tough sell. First and foremost, there’s Mieloch herself, a Polish-born skincare enthusiast who cut her teeth at Paul Labrecque in New York before heading 60 miles south to open her own spa four years ago. Selling point number two: Mieloch handpicks every product from each of the five niche lines she carries—including selections from Biologique Recherche, Valmont, MD Skincare, Environ, and Cellcosmet. As a firm believer in the idea of a “skincare system,” Mieloch relies on an integrated regimen for a consistently flawless complexion and will help you devise the appropriate combination of these products for your individual needs. Add to this a menu of services that includes everything from microdermabrasion to noninvasive electrical-current treatments, plus the unassuming, spacious, and tranquil environment, and it’s worth the drive.

Rescue Rittenhouse Spa is located at 255 S. 17th Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia. For more information call, (215) 772-2766.