Our Story

A Hike, a Hatchery and Hands

It Begins With Our Founder

Patti boasts an illustrious beauty background, having launched over 400 products for lauded brands such as Avon, Elizabeth Arden, Guerlain and Peter Thomas Roth.

She has been at the forefront of revolutionary product developments, having recognized the power of glycolic acid and acquiring the exclusive rights to commercialize it before most beauty insiders discovered its benefits.

Our Story

We like to say that Restorsea started with a Hike, a Hatchery and Hands. Founder, Patti Pao discovered the greatest ingredient she has seen in her 30+beauty career. She toured a salmon hatchery in Western Norway (Bergen) to get out of a three-day hike. While watching the fish hatch, she noticed that the skin on the workers’ hands, which were submerged in the hatching water, looked twenty years younger than the skin on their faces.

The reason was due to an enzyme that the salmon release in order to get out of their eggshell. When this enzyme comes into contact with human skin, it is unique in that it is the only molecule that only dissolves the dead skin cells. The workers’ hands looked youthful because the skin on their hands was receiving continuous exfoliation but without any irritation; no thinning skin, no redness, no sun sensitivity.

The enzyme is cruelty-free. No animals or fish were harmed in the extraction of the enzyme. At the end of the hatching cycle, the water is gathered and stored in a frozen state. When we are ready to harvest the enzyme, we thaw the water and filter the enzyme through our proprietary and patented process.

All Restorsea products are dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, hypoallergenic and will not clog pores.

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Brand Information

Restorsea is the only medical-grade skincare brand that is formulated with non-toxic ingredients. We are: 1) prestige, 2) natural and non-toxic 3) supported by clinical studies published in major dermatology journals. We are the brand for patients with sensitive skin who can’t tolerate any other active ingredients.

Our proprietary and patented technology fulfills essential skincare need by providing similar effects to retinol but with NO irritation. As a result, our products are currently sold by MDs for their patients who have sensitive/reactive skin who can’t tolerate any other skincare active ingredients.

  • Superior to glycolic acid in terms of reduction in the appearance of brown spots and better tolerated (source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology November 2015)
  • Reduces redness and flakiness caused by retinols (PRO Rebalancing Lotion)
  • Can be applied post-peel and reduce redness (source: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology October 2016).

All products are formulated with naturally-derived non-toxic ingredients and contain NO: parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, PEGs or mineral oil.

Restorsea has 35 issued compositional patents for emulsion, non-emulsion and bi-phasic cosmetic formulations.

Patent(s): Restorsea has the 20 year exclusive rights to its proprietary enzyme Aquabeautine XL®

Our Beliefs

Restorsea was founded upon and maintains 8 beliefs. Why 8? In the Chinese culture, the number 8 represents good luck and good fortune. The number 8 is also reflected in our infinity fish logo.

  • Every woman (and man) deserves to have great skin
  • Telling the truth, always
  • Under-promising and over-delivering
  • When you educate a girl, everything changes.
  • In clinically testing all of our products to make sure they work.
  • In formulating all of our products with non-toxic ingredients.
  • All products should be free of harmful ingredients.
  • A product line should keep its promises