What is it?
Created in 1996, Rapidex®, an international skin care sensation. The first of its kind, our unique uni–dose packaging stays fresh, and provides a controlled application process to prevent over-exfoliating skin, whether with microdermabrasion, chemical and acid peels or laser resurfacing procedures.
Good to Know
Paraben free, never tested on animals
As needed. Do not use 14 day program more than once a month.
Why You’ll Love It
Four different potent seaweed extracts, including Laminaria Digitata, Ascophyllum Nodosum, Corallina Officianalis and Codium Tomentosum, hydrate and nourish the skin, Multi-fruit extracts form the core of the gentle exfoliating system in Rapidex®, utilizing mild Glycolic acids derived from Strawberry, Kiwi and Apple combined with Lactic Acid, a gentle AHA derived from milk. These are buffered by natural ingredients to help calm the appearance of the skin such as Chamomile and Green Tea, providing a controlled, gentle, yet effective at-home peel.
Nothing creates a smooth, soft skin surface better than this safe and effective at-home peel based on Seaweed and other actives. The soft, oversized cotton swab and unique, medically inspired unidose application system ensure the product's purity, ease-of-use and efficacy every time.
Why this product was created: Lydia’s story
Our Founder and CEO Lydia Sarfati shares the back story on how key products in the Repêchage line were created.
In the 1990s, Glycolic Acid became all the rage in skin care. Companies were putting it in everything, at every level of concentration. As we know, when it comes to Glycolic Acid, it must be used at the correct percentage. Consequently, what I was seeing in my spa in NYC in the Galleria Building on Park Avenue were many people coming in with burned, damaged skin from over-use of Glycolic Acids and other AHAs.
While I think this exfoliator is important, I wanted to have a control over how much exfoliation clients could do at home, including the amount of product, the percentage of Glycolic Acid and control over the pH. I knew that it had to be simple and uni-dose to be certain the client would not over-do the application, but there was nothing on the market at that time like it.
The inspiration for the uni-dose applicator came to me in an unexpected way. When I had a car accident I was taken to the emergency room in a NY hospital. The nurse came in to swab my forehead with iodine because I was bleeding. I grabbed her hand holding the swab and said “Wait. Can I have this?” She looked puzzled but for me, even as I was in pain and bleeding, I saw my vison. I grabbed the swab and later on that week, I got in touch with the supplier company and asked if they could consider modifying it for me and my product.
Once I had secured the formula and unique swab, the name for the product came to me, Rapidex®, for “rapid exfoliator.” This is how Rapidex® Marine Exfoliator with Phyto-Marine Actives was born.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Lactic Acid, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide
While Repêchage is committed to ensuring that the content on this website is accurate, all ingredient lists are subject to change from time to time. As such, we cannot and do not guarantee that these lists are free of errors, current or complete. Please refer to your product packaging for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
Laminaria Digitata Extract & Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract (Seaweeds)
Corallina Officinalis Extract
Codium Tomentosum Extract
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract
How soon will I see results with the Rapidex®?
You will notice positive changes in your complexion immediately. The skin will be smoother and brighter after even one application.
Do I need to use an SPF during the day if I only use Rapidex® at night?
Since it does contain Glycolic Acid, always wear SPF during the day when using this product, especially if you are treating hyperpigmentation. To help further shield skin, wear Repêchage® Mineral Face Shield®.
Can men use Rapidex®?
Yes! In fact, if you want a closer, better shave, Rapidex® helps to smooth the skin and soften the beard!.
Can you use Rapidex® to spot-treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots?
The unique swab applicator makes Rapidex® ideal to spot-treat hyperpigmentation anywhere, including the back of the hands, neck and décolleté.