On June 4, TheKnockturnal was part of the exquisite Mediterranean breakfast at Limani hosted by skincare pioneer, Lydia Sarfati, founder of Repêchage.
The body care and cosmetics company, has included a full range of nutrient-rich seaweed-based skincare products since 1980 when it introduced seaweed-based treatments and cosmetics to the US. It has just launched its breakthrough new Repêchage Hydra 4 Red-Out Calming Cleanser, and Hydra 4 Red-Out Serum for Hypersensitive Skin. This is a clinically proven professional treatment and at-home regimen to aid sensitive skin and Rosacea and is patent-pending. Repêchage is the only company in the US to use a new patented ingredient, Micro Silver, for longer-lasting results.
In one of the clinical studies, 92% saw less irritation after using Hydra 4 Red-Out Calming cleanser, and 89% saw smoother skin after using Hydra 4 Red-Out Serum. Both products are very easy to apply. With the Calming Cleanser, one can feel this smooth product really leave a clean face after the first use.
One of our favorite products that was also launched at the event, is the Repêchage Mineral Face Shield. It is a mineral-based formula with stellar ingredients such as Laminaria Digitata which is a seaweed that contains natural anti-oxidants, vitamins, and amino acids. It also contains Nylon-12 and Zinc oxide which acts as a shield from damaging environmental aggressors. The formula is also oil free, non-comedogenic, fragrance free and has a matte finish. The matte finish makes the Mineral Face Shield a perfect primer to smooth your skin before your usual makeup routine.
While Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage’s founder and CEO, continued to present the astonishing results of seaweed, guests enjoyed a variety of traditional Mediterranean dishes. A wide range of Greek yogurt, hummus, salads, and fruits were served. Guests seemed to really enjoy the home style Greek yogurt with honey and shaved almonds. It was a light option to pair up with all of the delicious fruits.
We had the opportunity to speak with Lydia Sarfati.
What would you recommend for a young woman in New York City?
LS: For an active person in New York City, look for a product that does multitasks. An active person doesn’t want to use twelve products on their skin. Our Mineral Face Shield is perfect because it is non migrating. It will protect your skin against pollution, against sun, you don’t have to worry when you are jogging or running that it is going to be dripping down into your eyes (and you will become blind –possible to remove this blind phrase) or have the product sting. Also I like multi-tasking with our cleanser – It is washable and you don’t have to use cotton or tissues. You just apply it, rinse it off and you have great results.
Any general advice for women in regards to skincare?
LS: For the younger generation, whenever you see a pimple, don’t pop it! We actually have a great product for breakouts called Hydra Medic Clear Complexion Drying Lotion. It is really is fabulous on just clearing up zits overnight. Don’t pop your own zits because that only creates further infection.