"Since the launch of Repêchage in 1980, my personal commitment has been to provide the most innovative and effective skin care products. This commitment stems from two things: from my background as an esthetician and from my own personal experience of the sea."— Lydia Sarfati, Founder and CEO of Repêchage
Lydia's Life Story
Founder and CEO of the first company to bring seaweed-based skincare treatments and cosmetics to fruition in the U.S market, Lydia Sarfati is an international industry leader. She is the developer of the world-renowned Repêchage® Four Layer Facial®, offered in over 40 countries, and today, she presides over a 50,000 square foot manufacturing, research and development and training facility in Secaucus, NJ. Sarfati opened the first day spa in Manhattan in 1977, the Repêchage Spa de Beauté in 1986 on Third Ave and later in the Galleria building on 57th Street.
She innovated spa services with the creation of the Facial Bar concept which allows salons and spas to incorporate express facial treatments with instant, visible results. Sarfati was one of the pioneers in the field of esthetics in the U.S. setting the professional and business standard for the industry. Her skincare method is practiced by top estheticians around the world and is taught in over 200 schools in the US and globally; the Lydia Sarfati Post-Graduate Skin Care Academy located in Secaucus, NJ offers master courses taught by Lydia twice per year in addition to the advanced education classes available at the Academy on a monthly basis.
Lydia's Passion for Esthetics
She is a prolific writer, a contributing editor for Les Nouvelles Esthetique and Skin Inc. Magazine and European publications, and author of “Success at Your Fingertips.” Written to help salon and spa professionals achieve professional success, it was published in the US in 2005, in Poland in 2014 and in Romania in the Fall, 2015.
Mrs. Sarfati was a founding President of the EMDA (Esthetics Manufacturer and Distributor Alliance), Vice President of American Beauty Association—now a part of Professional Beauty Association, a member of CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women), FGI (Fashion Group International), ICMAD and is the honorary chairman of EstheticsAmerica/CIDESCO USA.
"Since the launch of Repêchage in 1980, my personal commitment has been to provide the most innovative and effective skin care products. This commitment stems from two things: from my background as an esthetician and from my own personal experience of the sea. It is a very interesting biological fact that we have the same percentage of salt in our veins as is present in sea water. Our tears, our sweat, even our inter cellular fluid and blood all contain a similar percentage as that of sea water. This essential salt is what helps us maintain our vitality and health, and keeps our skin well-hydrated. It was for this reason that all the Repêechage products contain select pure seaweeds harvested from the pristine waters off the Brittany coast of France. We now have scientific information on the benefits of several different species, which are processed here at our manufacturing facility utilizing our proprietary technology. It is with this technology that we can help you realize your dream of having beautiful, healthy skin."