Why a Facial From Rescue Spa Is Worth It

My honest take on why you should spend your money on a facial at Rescue Spa.

Woman enjoying a facial treatment.
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New York's One-and-Only Rescue Spa

Bright white interior of Rescue Spa.

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Along the bustling streets of New York's Union Square One lies a luminously-lit, safe haven: Rescue Spa. The upscale-chic, spacious waiting room works like a charm, instantly putting me in a meditative mood every time I enter. Maybe it's because I know moments later, I'll be in a terrycloth robe, sipping detox lemon-lime water, and giving my skin the ultimate in TLC. Too bad I can't move in.

The famed spa is loved by skin enthusiasts, celebrities, and beauty editors alike for a reason: It's honestly that good. Created by Danuta Mieloch, a woman with 30 years of skin experience under her belt, its aim is to give you the best, brightest, most ever-glowing skin of your life—and it ain't just because the lighting in Rescue Spa is amazing. It's because of the skilled and thoughtful aestheticians who know their stuff. “What motivates and drives me is seeing the serious changes we can help people achieve,” Mieloch wrote on her website. “People have told us that their major skin improvements have bettered their lives—I never forget hearing that.” Be prepared to pay for your results, though: Facials run from $150 to $500 depending on the treatment.

A quote on the wall inside Rescue Spa. "Beautiful skin is a matter of choice, not chance" - Danuta Mieloch.

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Skin isn't the only thing Rescue Spa pampers. There's a manicure station, hair salon, massage area, and more. Unsurprisingly, top-of-the-line products are used for facials to address any skin emergency you walk in with. Coveted French skincare brand, Biologique Recherche, along with their prized product, the P50, is the main attraction at Rescue Spa—in part because of its exclusivity (the products are unbelievably hard to purchase), but also because of its skin-transforming powers (claims include fighting acne, brightening dark spots, evening out skin tone, reversing dullness, and more). You can choose between a classic facial or a Biologique Recherché—I highly suggest the latter. And here's why...


First off, the facial room is so serene. I literally sink into the heated bed and, upon contact, zen all the way out. During my most recent Biologique Recherche "Le Lift Parisienne" Treatment, my aesthetician started by assessing my skin. I deal with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and hormonal acne, and I was overdue for a deep clean. Using all Biologique Recherché products, she thoroughly cleansed, steamed, toned, extracted, balanced, and massaged with a bit of LED Light Therapy and Microcurrenting, which calm and nourish skin cells. (Disclaimer: The products have a distinct smell that is a bit harsh, but wears off quickly.)

After the most blissful 45 minutes, a peek in the mirror gives me the ultimate satisfaction. My once stressed-out-skin has a glow that I know will last for days on end. The baby-smooth texture is another thing I savor.

The entire experience, from the atmosphere to the facial itself, is like taking your skin and your senses on the most luxe vacation—you'll leave feeling like a million bucks. Whether you're a New Yorker with some free time in your busy schedule or have an upcoming business trip that brings you to The City, I'm telling you, make an appointment. Indulge just once and you'll be sold.

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Maya Allen
Former Beauty Editor

Maya Allen is the former Digital Beauty Editor at MarieClaire.com where she covered makeup, skincare, haircare, wellness, you name it! She has a 15-step skincare routine, owns over 200 red lipsticks, and enjoys testing the latest and greatest in beauty. On most weekends, you can find her at her happy place, which is her makeup vanity. There, she’s usually blasting her speakers while singing along to lyrics at the top of her lungs, and making sure her highlighter is on point.