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

INSPIRATION

The inspiration for Spa Technologies began many years before the company’s founding when President, Dan Fryda, visited his family’s seaweed farm in Brittany, France (Dan's cousin pictured here with his seaweed harvest in the late 1980's). While there, he became intrigued with thalassotherapy which uses seawater, sea products and an ocean climate for healing the skin and revitalizing 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 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 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, one of the first seaweed-based skincare companies in the U.S. which we feel 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 clients in our private New York based lab for over 30 years. You may have used products formulated by us from different brands!

As he prepares for retirement, Dan's nephew, Dave Mombert, has taken over as V.P. and Lead Formulator. Dave began formulating at an early age when he mixed our Marine Repair Cream with water and soap in Dan's at-home lab, this inspired Dan to create our Lavender Cleansing Milk. Dave has been working in the Spa Technologies lab for over 13 years. 

Seaweed powder
Seaweed powder spilled

High quality ingredients

Our products use high percentages of quality, active ingredients and always include marine algaes and seaweeds to make sure they provide the most benefits possible. We pride ourselves on not only improving the look of your skin, but it's overall health as well.

Outdoor shower at Civana Wellness Resort and Spa

Preferred by luxury spas

Spa Technologies has been providing treatment and retail products to some of the most prestigious luxury spas in the country for over 30 years. To find a spa near you, visit our locations page.

Red seaweed on beach

BENEFITS OF SEAWEED

Marine algaes 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 ultra-violet 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 of 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. Our products are 99% vegan, the only exception being the addition of locally sourced honey, as we believe that the humane and sustainable production of honey helps support critically important bees in pollinating native plants. We care deeply for the earth and it's 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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