In 1946, Sothys was a beauty institute in Paris, where a list of exclusive customers enjoyed fine French products created by Dr. Hotz, a medical biologist.

In 1966, the Mas family acquired the Sothys Institute, already installed on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris. Mr. Bernard Mas, Chairman, then decided to add to the beautiful Sothys range and increase its availability.

Mr. Mas devoted himself to setting up distinctive export markets for Sothys products. From then on, Sothys became a family concern with an international vocation.

Sothys then installed its main production, distribution and administrative facilities in Brive, towards the center of France. It is from here that Sothys' chemists, skin care specialists and marketing personnel worked to fill the life-long dream of the Mas family.

In the late 1970's, Sothys opened the doors to the United States market. Here, under the direction of an esthetician, Mr. Christian Garces, Sothys continued its mark of excellence by bringing its French traditions to the American woman.

Today the company enjoys a profitable and large market share. The commercial dynamism of the company, along with an experienced and efficient team, make Sothys a bright star in the industry.

Sothys in Motion

Fifty years after its creation, Sothys is stronger than ever, with distribution to sixty-seven countries worldwide making it one of the premiere professional skin care product lines ever.

Brought to the United States some twenty years ago by Christian Garces, Sothys became an instant hit for estheticians looking for a professional, results- oriented product line. Two decades later, it continues to be the forerunner in an extremely demanding industry. Much of Sothys' success is due to its focus on education. Not content to simply sell its products, Sothys offers continuous, complementary education to estheticians and therapists who want to learn not just about the products, but about the industry in general. At the Sothys Institute in Miami, and at regional Sothys offices across the Nation, classes are offered, with topics ranging from hands-on body workshops to cosmetic chemistry.

Of course, the products themselves are the stars in the Sothys constellation. From creation to roll-out, the focus is always on results. It may look good, smell good and feel good, but if it does not "work", it will not be found in the Sothys line. It is this dedication to creating the best professional skin care products in the world that has lead to a huge following by professional estheticians. After all, their business depends on offering their own clients immediate, discernible results. With Sothys, they know they can give them.

Chez Blanc 2004