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Since 1946, Sothys has represented French excellence in professional treatments for beauty institutes and spas.

A historic family business focused on excellence.
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.

Sothys, a brand that remains exclusively professional for over 70 years.

Sothys, one of the original beauty institute and spa brands, was created in 1946 during the new wave of French beauty.

Under the leadership of Dr Hotz, a spa treatment visionary and a keen Egyptologist, the first formulas were developed in 1946.

Sothys, the name of a beautiful star from the legends of the Pharaohs, became the name of the brand.


Sothys has represented French excellence in professional treatments for beauty institutes and spas.

Choosing Sothys, means combining impeccable technology with an  outstanding  experience for the senses.

Development of the Sothys brand has been driven by its ability to stay true to itself while bringing new solutions to the changing world of beauty. In each of our innovations, we pursue the idea of responsible beauty that respects the skin and the environment.

Present in 120 countries, Sothys has an exclusively professional approach, which is practised by beauty therapists who are highly trained in the brand’s treatments and techniques.

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Since 1946, Sothys has delivred unreserved luxury from generation to generation, in two key places that have played a historic role for the brand...

In the area of Corrèze, where the Mas family originated known for its research and production units, administrative departments and Les Jardins Sothys®.  

And in Paris, the home of Sothys international training centre and « L’Institut Sothys », the brand’s global showcase salon at 93 Fbg Saint Honor.


1946 : Sothys founded by Dr Hotz.
1947 : Production of the first biological serum ampoule.
1950 : Launch of Desquaderm, the future Desquacrem.
1966 : Sothys acquired by the Mas family.
1968 : First Sothys lifting facial, the first Institute treatment (IT).
1971 : Launch of the first make-up range « Modern make up ».
1974 : Opening of export markets (Europe, USA then Asia).
1978 : Foundation of the Sothys training school.
1985 : Opening of L’Institut Sothys at 128, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in Paris.
2001 : Premium Secrets de SOTHYS® skincare range.
2004 : Sothys becomes the partner of the Thermes de Spa.       
2005 : Opening of L’Institut Sothys in New York.
2006 : Opening of Les Jardins Sothys™  in Auriac in Corrèze.
2009 : Anti-aging Intensive treatmentwith patented Flax complex.
2015 : Intensive hydrating treatment with the patented 1055 boletus extract.
2016 : Creation of La Crème 128 in a Bernardaud porcelain jar.
2018 : Creation of the Sothys Athletics™ line.
2019 : Depolluting energizing Détox Energie™ Intensive treatment.
2020 : New ancestral Indonesia signature treatment™ & the launch of the PRESCRIPTION JEUNESSE eye contour line™.

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