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Repêchage Congress Features New Products and Treatments
Repêchage recently welcomed more than 150 skincare and spa professionals, as well as media members, to its annual Congress event, showcasing the latest products and treatments from the company. Guests got a first look at the new Vita Cura Triple Action Body Collection, Repêchage Biolight Frost Bright Eye Contour Gel, Repêchage Conditioning Lip Gloss, One-Minute Exfoliating Mask, and new additions to the T-Zone Balance and Classic European Facial Collections.
Lydia Sarfati, CEO and founder, also presented awards to those that excel in the industry including:
--The President’s Award for Best International Distributor: Professional Brands Marketing & Distribution - Romania.
--The President's Award of Excellence: Premier 2300, a Division of Beauty Systems Group
--The President's Award of Excellence - School of the Year: Capri Cosmetology Learning Centers - Newburgh & Nanuet, NY.
--The Presidents Award of Excellence - Wellness & Fitness Center: XSport Fitness
--The President's Award of Excellence - Skincare Center of the Year: Oasis Day Spa in MA
--The President's Award of Excellence - Day Spa of the Year: Panico Salon & Spa
--The President's Award of Excellence - Esthetician of the Year: Stefanie Spirk of South Lincoln Esthetics, NE.
--The President's Award for Rising Stars: Jennifer Zimmerman and Katrina Gutierrez of Vito Mazza Salon & Spa
After the awards ceremony, Winn Claybaugh, founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell The School, shared his personal stories about the beauty industry and reminded the audience of the importance of boosting your own morale and the morale of those around you.
Next was Angela Noviello, director of the Esthetics Division, Milano Estetica Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa and Italian Director and National Educator of Oncology Esthetics, who shared her experience practicing oncology esthetics in Italy.
Sarfati closed the Congress with "Seaweed Rx," highlighting the science behind Repêchage's main ingredient and how it nourishes and rejuvenates skin. "For many years, we've focused on peeling the skin, but how about rebuilding the skin we have?" She asked. "The skin is the largest organ in our body--it deserves our attention."