The important relationship between proper diet and skin health has long been known. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and antioxidants culled from nutritious, wholesome foods have a direct bearing on the health and appearance of skin. Research into bioavailability has shown that there could be a long-waiting line for skin to receive important vitamins and nutrients. Intravenous (IV) therapy has been used since the 1970s to deliver vitamins directly into the bloodstream as a way to bypass the digestion system and its subsequent gatekeepers. Today, IV therapy is a $2 billion business,1 estimated to reach $10.98 billion by 2027.2
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Lydia Sarfati is an international industry leader, with over 46 years of experience as a spa owner, consultant, and aesthetician. She is the founder and CEO of Repêchage, the first company to bring seaweed-based skin care treatments to the United States market. She is also the president of CIDESCO Section United States of America, the world’s major international beauty therapy association. She appears at industry trade shows, is the author of “Success at Your Fingertips: How to Succeed in the Skin Care Business” and “The Repêchage Book of Skincare Science & Protocols,” and is a contributing author to textbooks such as “The Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, Twelfth Edition, and Oncology Esthetics.”