Established 30 years ago by Anne-Marie de Spa to represent Sothys exclusively in New Zealand, de Spa Cosmetics is one the most established and trusted Professional suppliers in the country, with more than 60 Sothys partners nationwide.
The Sothys Institute
A product born out of a genuine willingness by one man to provide cure and treatment for those that needed. From authentic and humble beginnings, Sothys has developed into an avant guard brand respected internationally while remaining faithful to its legacy.
1946 a young Medical Biologist called Dr. Hotz gained local notoriety and praise for his ground breaking treatment solution he had developed for the thousands of burns sufferers as a result of the Second World War. This was the birth of Sothys.
This life changing formula Dr Hotz had created was due in large part to how it was dispensed to the patient. A small disposable glass vile called ‘an ampoule’ was created to contain the formula, preserving its effectiveness until ready to be used.
Rue Faubourg St. Honore is a Parisian address synonymous with Sothys, it is where Dr Hotz quickly developed a cult following with the Parisian elite for his curative treatments at his famous clinic at No 163. This legend continues to this day at its now larger premises of No. 128
Frederic and Christian Mas
Sothys Administrative Headquarters in Brive, France
Since taking over Sothys in 1966, Mr Bernard Mas has developed Sothys into a global network, sons Frederic and Christian now continue on this proud family legacy and continue to evolve the brand with cutting edge solutions for the Professional Therapist.
A true visionary in every sense of the word, his enterprising and adventuring spirit took him all over the world sharing his passion for Sothys and cultivating its dedicated following. His love of the arts and of nature has helped shape what Sothys stands for.
Sons Frederic and Christian have emulated the visions of their father and demonstrate the strength of this proud French family. In an age where many brands lack this genuine human personality, Sothys shines brighter than ever.
The heritage of The Mas family has always been in the beautiful Correze region of South West France. Its commitments are entrenched here with all production, logistics, Research & Development and Administrative Headquarters located in the region.
Science is at the heart of Sothys
Sothys Advanced Research Unit SOREDEC Labs
Nature Les Jardins Sothys
The Sothys Treatment Experience
Staying true to its legacy and its core beliefs is why Sothys has remained a trusted brand among so many. The key principles which govern Sothys and everything they do to this day are; a commitment to Science, Nature, and the Treatment Experience.
Science has always been at the heart of Sothys. The Advanced Research Unit and Green Science partnership with the University of Limoges continue to pioneer ground breaking formulations in the field of Gene science and stem cell extraction.
At Sothys, nature is more than just a tool, it is a reason for being and source of inspiration for all development. Les Jardins Sothys (Sothys Gardens) in Auriac are a symbol and sanctuary to nature, providing a focal point for its future botanical formulations.
The Professional Therapist and the Treatment Experience is what sets Sothys apart. The exclusive sensorial methods and proticols practised in all Sothys Facial and Body treatments provide a level of well being that is second to none.
Proud Partners with the Ligue contre le cancer
We don’t Test On Animals
ISO 14001 Certified
Confidence and respect for Sothys is in so small part to the stance it takes on the basic commitment to care and respect for our earth and our people.
Through its partnership with the Ligue contre le cancer (French anti-cancer organisation), Sothys offer treatments to patients to help them overcome their suffering, recreate a bond with those treating them and avoid a loss of confidence.
Sothys formulates all its products and treatments without animal testing. Sothys does not believe in this testing method, instead using in vitro and human patch testing to assure its users of its product safety and efficacy.
Continued improvements in eco-design of its packaging, selection of natural active ingredients derived from green chemistry, investment in sustainable development are all areas we have been developing for several years, and that we continue to foster.
Anne-Marie de Spa
Our Valued Training Team
A pioneer in her own right, Anne-Marie de Spa has created a passionate local network of Sothys Therapists spanning 30 years. The company remains family run with a high calibre team of Technical Trainers who nurture and develop the Sothys NZ family.
An industry icon, Anne-Marie de Spa has helped raise and develop the Professional Beauty Industry from its infancy to what it is today. She has represented Sothys in NZ for over 30 years and is now joined by son Jean-Michel to continue the family ownership.
The real strength of de Spa Cosmetics is the expertise and knowledge of the highly skilled Technical Trainers who develop and nurture their Sothys Therapists all over the country to ensure they are maximising the effectiveness of Sothys for their own clients.
The loyalty and devotion from the many Sothys Therapists all over New Zealand is testament to not only the passion they have for the brand but in the trust they place in the de Spa team. It is these partnerships that makes the network so strong.
Our products & treatments are exclusive to over 50 N.Z beauty institutes & spas.
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