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Monday, March 23, 2009

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• Desquacrem
Few products can claim to be an all-in-one necessity like Sothys Desquacrem. Clarifying and astringent active ingredients to help eliminate persistent deep impurities – including sebum trapped in skin follicle - creates a radiant complexion. Price: $30

Aroma-Sothys Spicey Shower Gel

A cleansing amber gel with spicy hints that leaves the skin soft and delicately scented.
Retail Price: $24.00 for 8oz.

French Skin Care Company Sothys Blends
Timeless Elegance with Advanced Skin Care Products and a 5,000-Square-Foot Flag Ship Manhattan Spa

Sothys, A Legend in the Beauty Industry, Brings the European Spa Experience to
American Consumers

Skin care has truly evolved over the years and has become a necessity in American culture. The changing face of skin care is driven by factors such as lifestyle trends, technological advancements and cultural truisms. The beauty industry is perpetually challenged with flash-in-the-pan products that lack the research and professional expertise demanded by consumers.

For more than 60 years, Sothys has been committed to keeping the value that has established itself as a legend in the beauty industry. Through meticulous research and development, scientific advances, professional expertise and the understanding of a customer’s well-being, Sothys is continuing to change the world of beauty. With global distributors in more than 110 countries, Sothys expanded its international scope by offering their signature treatments and skincare solutions to the American consumer. Utilizing exclusive European methods, Sothys offers unique and specialized treatments combined with high technology formula and a cocktail of active ingredients. Sothys wide product line ranges from Face Care, Body Care, Sun Care, Prestige Care, Make-up and Men’s Skin Care.

In April 2005, Sothys introduced its New York spa, the company’s signature spa in the United States. The impressive 5000-square-foot space offers the quintessential French spa experience striving to address every skin and body care need. Blending urban style with French influences, Sothys offers luxurious service and signature treatments by aestheticians from the Sothys Institut de Beaute in Paris giving the New York spa the utmost authenticity.

“Sothys’ devotion to research and product quality is the raison d'être why we have been a leader in the beauty industry for over 60 years,” said Christian Graces, president of the U.S. division of Sothys. “Effective skin care is more than topical, it’s science. Our highly-trained professional experts have spent years combining state-of-the-art technology formula with innovative ingredients to achieve the best possible results for every skin type. At Sothys, we create a beauty experience that exceeds our customers' expectations continuing to raise the bar for excellence.”

This fall, Sothys will unveil two spa treatment lines –Secrets De Sothys and the Sothys Seasonal Facial - both of which bring the latest in skin care innovations and the highest degree of professional quality. Along with new treatments and products, Sothys continues its tradition of pairing award-winning spa treatments with luxury home skincare products to create the most effective beauty program available.

New! Secrets de Sothys: Secrets de Sothys® (global anti-age stress relief line) is the result of Sothys research in the fight against aging. High technology formulas and cocktails of active ingredients were selected for their properties and synergistic effects on skin degeneration. The force of the innovation: Tex-OE® (extract of prickly pears): it stimulates the appearance of HSP, proteins that combat skin stress and preserve cell viability after an external aggression. Results: skin that is smooth, firm, revitalized and that radiates beauty.
• Secrets Global Anti-Age Serum: A truly exceptional treatment, Global Cure is a powerful cocktail that reactivates the skin's youth. Its active complex of soybeans and rice nutri-peptides revitalizes cellular activity, reinforces defense potentials and corrects for consequences of hormone deficiencies to the skin. The number and depth of wrinkles decrease, and the skin is firmer and more hydrated. (Price: $200)

New! Seasonal Facial: The Sothys Seasonal Facial offers an ever-changing seasonally appropriate facial. This fall, Tangerine and Ginger will combine to create the ultimate energizing and soothing experience designed specially for the autumn months.

ProSpa Body Treatments
Unveiled in April 2007, Sothys’ ProSpa is a unique multi-sensorial environment with a fusion of exotic botanicals, essential oils, spa water and marine extracts. ProSpa treatments are meant to create the skincare experience into a ritual of both relaxation and efficiency.
• Oriental Essence Ceremony: Soft smooth skin becomes reality following exfoliation with a Ginger infused balm. Aromatic bags - smooth Balinese pebbles in soft gauze soaked in a warmed exotic oils and luxurious spiced Granita are used to perform a massage that is inspired by Asian and Indian techniques. The body is enveloped in deep relaxation, the spirit soothed and the skin hydrated, soft and luminous. An unparalleled sensory experience. ($125/1 hr)
• Award-Winning Slimness Fusion: Redefines the contours of the body with a powerful cocktail of slimming actives blended within a warm body wrap. A re-mineralizing salt glow invigorates the skin and boosts the circulation to promote the natural elimination process. Extracts of Algae, Green Tea, Red wine and essential oils provide all the powerful ant-oxidants, polyphenols and minerals to boost the elimination of lipids, improving the appearance of cellulite and slim lining the body contours. ($140/1 hr 15 min)

Sothys Treatments and Intensive Care Lines
Every woman has imperfections on her skin; but Sothys’ Specialized Care line has made it possible to pinpoint and treat problem areas with products designed for high-tech performance. Sothys chemists have created treatments to achieve younger looking eyes, a brighter and radiant complexion, smoother and firmer skin. Combined with the superior care of the Sothys salon treatments these highly concentrated and carefully formulated products will enhance the beauty of the skin.
• New! Hydroptimale TH3 Ultimate Hydration Facial: A delightful and relaxing treatment that actually teaches your skin to auto-regulate its water balance and maintain its moisture reservoir. It offers a 3-Dimensional Intelligent Program that will keep your skin soft and moist for days. ($175/1 hr 15 min)
 Hydroptimale THI3 Serum: Created to deeply hydrate the skin, this highly concentrated serum auto-regulates water flow and reinforces the skin barrier by strengthening the corneous layer. It utilizes optimizer SC, a Sothys complex which includes algae, plan extracts and sugar to improve water retention in the dermis. (Price: $64, 1.7 oz)
• Lift Defense 2: Dermo Reconstructing Treatment: A five-phase comprehensive treatment to restructure the skin from the inside out. Wrinkles are filled, skin firmness and facial contours are restored and expression lines softened and diminished. ($175, 1 hr 15 min)
 Lift Defense 2 Serum: An anti-aging serum that provides the skin with a double active/passive defense system, improves cellular communication and restructures tissues for an anti-wrinkle “retinol like” effect. (Price: $70, 1 oz.)
• Oxyilance Anti-Pollution Treatment: This invigorating treatment features several patented ingredients that stimulate cellular breathing and energize the cellular activity, leaving the skin glowing. (175, 1 hr 15 min)
 Oxyliance Perfect Serum: Powerful anti-free radical action makes this serum produce real anti-aging results after just 15 days, this serum is meant for the intense care of fatigued and aggressed skin and contains peptides, which are powerful anti-oxidants which aid in cell regeneration and protect cellular structures. (Price: $70, 1 oz.)

About Sothys Skin Care Products
Preliminary Care: Sothys chemists believe clean skin is the first step toward beautiful skin. Sothys has created a line of cleansers and lotions for every skin type combination. The purpose of the cleansers are to rid the skin of microscopic particles, while the lotions work in a dual capacity as toner and fresher to help remove any residue left from the cleanser as well as restoring the skin’s appropriate pH balance.

Basic Care: Beyond cleansing, each skin type must be treated as a unique and fragile entity. Sothys has created everyday creams, serums and masks each personally picked by a Sothys esthetician to create personalized and targeted care catering to each individual’s needs.

Skin Care for Men: Sothys Homme system is specifically designed with the needs of male skin in mind. Based on the fact that men’s hormones and routine care like shaving can wreck havoc on a man’s face, Sothys Homme is meant to be a dedicated system to help men avoid becoming dependant on products made for women. Almost every Sothys Homme product contains phytomalt – a hydroglycolic complex selected from the distillation of malt from Scottish Whiskey. It is rich in amino acids, proteins, sugars, vitamin B and minerals. It is known for its soothing, calming effects.

Sun Care: Not all sun care is created equal: Sothys sun care line introduces their exclusive innovation: Cellu-Guard™ Complex. Sothys’ Cellu-Guard Complex employs triple cellular protection by targeting keratinocytes, Langerhans cells and fibroblasts. This system encourages the protection of the cell membrane, cell proteins and cellular DNA.

About Sothys
In 1946, Sothys was a beauty institute in Paris, where a list of exclusive customers enjoyed fine French products created by Dr. Hotz, a medical biologist. Sothys was acquired by the Mas family in 1966 and chairman Bernard Mas decided to add to the beautiful Sothys range and increase its availability. By 1970 Sothys had entered the United States market under the direction of esthetician Christian Garces. Sothys became an instant hit for estheticians looking for a professional, results- oriented product line. Over two decades later, it continues to be the forerunner in an extremely demanding industry. Much of Sothys' success is due to its focus on education. Not content to simply sell its products, Sothys offers continuous, complementary education to estheticians and therapists who want to learn not just about the products, but about the industry in general. At the Sothys Institute in Miami, and at regional Sothys offices across the Nation, classes are offered, with topics ranging from hands-on body workshops to cosmetic chemistry. For more information, please visit

About L'Institut Sothys New York
Like its sister spa in Paris, L'Institut Sothys New York offers the quintessential French spa experience. Nestled among the busy streets of Midtown Manhattan, Sothys’ goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where each person can feel comfortable in their own skin. From their signature facials and digi-esthetique massage methods to their full concierge and express services, L'Institut Sothys New York strives to address every skin and body care need. The spa houses 10 treatment rooms and is the only comprehensive retail center in the United States that carries the entire range of Sothys products including facial care, body care, sun care, makeup and specialty treatments.

More than 20 Sothys signature treatments are available at the spa, including the exclusive Institute Treatments which sets Sothys apart from other leaders in the industry. The spa aestheticians are trained by aestheticians from the Sothys Institut de Beaute in Paris and are the ultimate experts in the Sothys technique, giving the New York spa the utmost authenticity. For more information, please visit

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