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Revitalizing Sea Cleanse lying on dried seaweed

About us

Seaweed skincare since 1991

For over 30 years, Spa Technologies has been formulating cutting-edge anti-aging skincare products based on the restorative and antioxidant properties of sustainably harvested seaweed.

Dan Fryda cousin seaweed harvest
Dan's friend in Brittany, France with his processed seaweed harvest

INSPIRATION

The inspiration for Spa Technologies began many years before the company’s founding. Dan would often visit his close friend on his seaweed farm in Brittany, France, where he grew a deep appreciation for thalassotherapy and specifically, the health benefits of seaweed and the ecological benefits of sustainable seaweed farming. Thalassotherapy uses seawater, sea products, and an ocean climate to heal the skin and revitalize the soul. It has been speculated that thalassotherapy was developed in the seaside towns of Brittany during the 19th century. Dan’s family’s coastal French heritage, combined with his understanding of the healing benefits of seaweed resulted in the development of his first product, our Revitalizing Sea Cleanse.

Dan Fryda in the lab from 2012
Founder Dan Fryda and V.P. Dave Mombert in our old R&D lab, circa 2012
David Mombert in Spa Technologies lab 2012

FIRST SEAWEED-BASED SKINCARE COMPANY

Soon after developing our Revitalizing Sea Cleanse, Dan started Spa Technologies, the first seaweed-based skincare company in the U.S. which has inspired an industry trend and has been trusted by luxury spas and brands around the world for over 30 years.

Spa Technologies offers our customers high-quality skincare products as well as producing custom formulations for private-label clients in our New York-based lab for over 30 years. You may have even used products formulated by us from different brand names!

As he prepares for retirement, Dan's nephew, Dave Mombert, has taken over as V.P. and Lead Formulator. Dave began unofficially formulating at an early age. He would often spend time at his aunt and uncle's after school and would experiment in Dan's at-home lab. During one of his after-school experiments, he mixed our Marine Repair Cream with water and soap, inspiring Dan to create our Lavender Cleansing Milk. Dave has officially been working in the Spa Technologies lab for over 18 years. He is sought for his expertise, creativity, and integrity when formulating new products.

Seaweed powder
Seaweed powder spilled

High quality ingredients

Our products use high percentages of quality, active ingredients and always include marine algae and seaweeds to provide the most benefits possible. Cutting corners to increase profit is never an option. We pride ourselves on providing immediate results, as well as supporting your skin's health and radiance to keep it looking and feeling its best well into the future.

Outdoor shower at Civana Wellness Resort and Spa

Preferred by luxury spas

Spa Technologies has been providing customized treatment protocols, training and educational programs, and professional and retail products to some of the most prestigious luxury spas in the country for over 30 years. Visit our locations page to find Spa Technologies' treatments near you.

Red seaweed on beach

BENEFITS OF SEAWEED

Marine algae and seaweeds have been evolving on earth for a much longer time than terrestrial plants, which is why their chemical makeup is so much more advanced. They have evolved to deal with a wide range of harsh environments which has resulted in their extraordinarily high percentages of vitamins, minerals and especially antioxidants. On top of that, their seawater environment contains almost identical chemistry as blood plasma, lymph, and the fluids of the human body. From seawater, seaweed absorbs the same concentration of minerals and essential elements that our bodies need to survive.  All of these adaptations have created bioavailable compounds that protect cells against environmental aggressors such as ultraviolet radiation, pollution, smoking, and deficient nutrition. Certain seaweeds have been proven in clinical trials to be highly effective when applied topically to the skin, which is why all our products include at least one kind of seaweed based ingredient. Our seaweed is sustainably harvested off the coast of Brittany in France.

Bee on a flower at beach

CRUELTY FREE

In addition to focusing on the healing benefits of seaweed, we are committed to providing our customers with cruelty-free products. Our products never have been and never will be tested on animals, and are all made in small batches at our lab in New York. Many of our products are vegan, the only exception being the addition of locally sourced honey and beeswax, as we believe that humane and sustainable beekeeping helps support critically important bees in pollinating native plants. We care deeply for the earth and its inhabitants and continue to look for ways we can improve our practices to support our beautiful planet.

“We turn to the ocean to restore, replenish, and purify the ocean that is within all of us. We invite the healing ocean into our bodies to improve our quality of life and build our resistance against environmental aging aggressors.”

– Dan Fryda

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