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.