» Sothys’ Universe – The Mythology

Sothys was the name that the ancient Egyptians gave to the brightest star in the sky; she was perceived by the inhabitants of the land of Pharaohs as the jewel amongst jewels. Men were fascinated by her brightness and her beauty. During a heavenly night, Saturn met the young star Sothys; even Venus never seemed so beautiful. Their meeting was astonishing and Saturn was overwhelmed with passion for her; this threw the regular rhythm of the stars into confusion Venus could not bear the fact she was not anymore the most beautiful star in the sky. She took her revenge and Sothys fell into the dark of the night and disappeared. Saturn cried over forty days and forty nights and flooded the Earth. During centuries, the world heard nothing about Sothys until the day when Sothys reappeared to deliver her secret to the Earth : she dedicated herself to women in order to preserve their beauty and happiness. As a tribute, Men venerated her as a Goddess.

» Introduction – Enter the Sothys world

Sothys, a world of extremely refined emotions and sensuality, a legendary name that represents excellence and prestige in beauty institutes and spas all over the world. The same passion for perfection and the same quest for absolute beauty revealed to women and men through well-being and effectiveness for over 60 years. A highly specialised brand, Sothys has always stood out with its extraordinary commitment to research and innovation. It claims its place as an avant-garde beauty expert. It is the creator of Digi-Esthétique®, an exclusive massage method, that – with the essential partnership of beauticians – helps transform the institute treatment into an unforgettable sensorial experience.

» The Family

Sothys is a family business that has inherited a long tradition of quality and excellence, based on human values and French production. Since 1966, and handed down from father to son, the passion of the Mas family has enlivened the Sothys brand and driven it forward. Today, the new generation of the Mas family – brothers Christian and Frédéric – oversees the company. The administrative headquarters, laboratories and production site are still located in Brive-la-Gaillarde at the heart of the Corrèze region, while the prestigious address on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris has represented the beauty institute from the beginning. The dynamic of Sothys springs from the brand’s ability to maintain its identity while offering new solutions in the constantly evolving beauty world.

» Nature

Harmony with nature: Les Jardins Sothys™ in their preserved setting represent a natural laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the plant world and its prodigious active ingredients. Located in Auriac in the Corrèze region, the homeland of the Mas family, this exceptional botanical garden has become the main source of inspiration for Sothys research. Inspired by this remarkable site, where beauty is cultivated like an art of living, an Advanced research division now promotes the discovery of unique and natural active ingredients exclusive to Sothys. A strong symbol expressing all of the brand’s respect for Nature and for the natural benefits of plants, Les Jardins Sothys™ also aim to emphasise a real commitment to sustainable development. This commitment is reflected by Sothys’ participation in the Eco-packaging Charter, its focus on Eco-design and its ISO 14001 certification since August 2010.

» Innovation

A unique scientific philosophy based on effectiveness, safety, nature and pleasure. An ability to innovate, making the most of the latest cosmetic breakthroughs. The Sothys Advanced research makes up the foundation of scientific innovations of the brand. It works on isolating and validating new active ingredients for use in absolutely exclusive galenic formulas. In this essential quest for effectiveness and sensoriality, Sothys expertise is backed by privileged partnerships with universities and the know-how of a panel of sensorial analysis experts exclusive to the brand.

» International

Historical presence in the most prestigious spas, hotels and beauty institutes worldwide. While the company’s heart has always kept beating in the Corrèze region, its spirit lingers in the most beautiful addresses in France and in 120 countries all over the world. To date, over 15,000 beauty institutes and spas have chosen to become Sothys partners. To maintain a close relationship with beauty institutes, hotels and spas, Sothys is present internationally with 13 subsidiaries in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the U.S.

» Quality

The manufacturing of Sothys products is subject to the most rigorous quality standards applied in the Cosmetic industry.

The products :

  • comply with the most stringent international regulations from the very start.
  • contain minimum preservatives in the formulas for maximum tolerance and safety: the safety of all Sothys products is scientifically proven and verifiedby independent toxicological experts.
  • are developed in a controlled atmosphere and in compliance with GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices), OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001.
  • offer total traceability, from their design to their placement on the market, notably via an ethical cosmetic surveillance committee.

» Global beauty

Synergic beauty programmes: highly sophisticated treatment procedures backed by high-performance home skincare. The effectiveness of Sothys treatments is based on the complementary nature of highly sophisticated beauty institute treatments and skincare for daily home use to prolong the effects. A precise diagnosis for a customised prescription. As part of the approach to absolute beauty, accompaniment and follow-up, this procedure ensures optimised results for even greater satisfaction and well-being.