Georgette Klinger was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in
1915. By 1936, she had been crowned Miss Budapest. As
part of her prize, she was given an expensive set of
cosmetics that eventually gave her a terrible and
chronic outbreak of acne.
Armed with her new knowledge and serious
dedication to beautiful skin, she opened her first
skincare salon in 1938 in Czechoslovakia at the age of
23. Forced to flee Europe and the Nazi regime, she
emigrated to New York City, where she opened her
Madison Avenue spa in 1941. In time, she expanded
and opened 12 spas throughout the country and
gained a nationwide following.
Once used as a surface for makeup, Georgette saw the
skin as more. She treated the complexion as a living
organ to be nurtured with proper care, nutrition, and
excellent health. Her holistic, natural, and
science-based approach to skincare was unheard of in
the early 1940s when she opened her first stateside
spa in New York City.
Georgette Klinger's work, spanning over 60 years,
saved more people from the scourge of acne and the
effects of aging than any other skincare expert in her
class. Caring more for the principles she stood for than
building an empire, her focus was always on helping
people achieve the most beautiful complexion
possible. In fact, she was known for randomly stopping
strangers on the street to advise them on how to treat
their skin. She often would say "I haven't seen a skin I
couldn't clear up."