MEET THE BRAND - SOTHYS
They say first impressions are important, and that is all that was needed when deciding to contact Sothys to feature at Regal Gentleman. A brand that originates from Paris, their luxury image and products of the highest quality make them both a dream and a pleasure to stock. We are very proud to be the exclusive stockist of the Sothys Homme range and it brings us great pleasure to bring you our ‘Meet the Brand’ Q&A to help you to get to know a bit more about this fantastic brand, along with some great tips on how to look after your skin.
Answered by Graham Clarke (UK Country Manager)
Tell us a bit about the brand?
Sothys, founded in 1946 is owned by the Mas family and its heart can be found in the Correze region of south west France. As the world’s leading skincare solutions specialist, we aim to provide answers to every skin problem, using products that are effective yet pleasurable and in harmony with nature.
In 3 words describe your products?
Detox and Energise
What is your favourite product from your range?
That is such a tough question, as I like all of them but would have to say our Energizing Face Cleanser, with Rhyolite grains would be my absolute must have!
Do you personally have any skin concerns and if so how does the SOTHYS range help fight that concern?
My biggest concern is slowing down the ageing process and our Age-Defying Hydrating Fluid answers that concern. It has two great ingredient complexes in it as key ingredients. The first is our vegetal complex containing Myrtle and Rice extracts which directly target wrinkles and skin firmness, the second is a hydrating complex containing H2o liposome and Hyaluronic acid this helps to protect and maintain optimal hydration levels.
I personally have combination skin and I always feel this skin type is covered the least. Do you have any tips for people who have combination skin?
This is also my skin-type and I would say here not to overdo it. The temptation is always to over-treat the skin causing excessive dryness or even sensitivity on the drier areas. This is why I believe our Age-Defying Hydrating Fluid is perfect for this skin type as its light non greasy texture is easily absorbed and after a couple of weeks use I found my skin, in the oiler areas was less shiny and overall my skin felt hydrated and not dry.
What are your top tips to keeping your skin spot free and with a clear complexion?
This is where your local salon will come in really handy! The best way to keep your skin in peak condition is to visit at least once every six weeks for a facial. If you find yourself time poor here then my best advice would be to exfoliate at least twice a week and apply a masque on one of your non-exfoliating days. Our Energizing Face Cleanser is ideal for this as it can be used as a masque once a week for a deep cleanse and boost of vitality to the skin.
How can you reduce redness to the skin?
This is a tough one! If the redness is due to shaving then using an Aftershave Balm such as ours! Would really help. These are designed to alleviate redness, sensitivity and ours even helps to protect against ingrown hairs. If it is due to sensitivity all over I would always look to treat the condition first and recommend a range targeted for this condition. Sothys is very proud to be launching a new Sensitive skin range this autumn!
The use of the ingredient Volcanic Rock is used in your products, what are the benefits of this to the skin?
Sothys advanced research selected volcanic rock for its magnesium rich content to boost and detoxify men’s skin. It has a detox action leaving your skin better equipped to fight environmental aggressions and signs of ageing, as well as an energising action to boost the skins energy levels, rid the hallmarks of fatigue and restore a healthy tone.
Do we have anything to look forward to in the coming year?
Indeed you do! In 2015 Sothys will be launching an aluminium-free roll on deodorant with an anti -perspiration complex and ingredients that offer complete antibacterial and anti-fungal protection. At the same time we will also be launching a limited edition travel size gel cleanser. In addition our ever popular Men’s Fragrance will be available in an intense version.
There's a free wash bag when you buy two or more of the Sothys range. Shop the range here.
We would like to say a big thank you to Graham and the team at Sothys for taking the time out to speak with us and for supplying gentlemen with fantastic skin care products. Keep an eye out for a future grooming tip, in which Graham will be helping you gents out there to find out what skin type you have.
If you have any more questions for us then simply send us a tweet @RegalGentleman @SothysUK #MensSkincareWeek
Josh Blackburn (Co-founder)