Debbie Merdjan: Pioneering a Sustainable Future in the Spa Industry

Debbie Merdjan, the visionary CEO and founder of the Camelot Group, has revolutionized the spa and wellness industry over her 30-year career. Her extensive experience spans three health and skincare training centers, Thalgo and Cspa Aroma wellness product distribution, spa consultancy, and 37 spa franchise operations throughout Africa. Under her leadership, the Camelot Group has garnered numerous accolades, including the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Emerging Category Award in 2018, Best Spa Brand – Global at the 2019 and 2021 Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards™, and the Tripadvisor Travellers Choice awards from 2020 to 2023, among others.

Championing Entrepreneurship and Operational Excellence

Debbie’s dedication to fostering entrepreneurship and operational success is evident in her approach to business. Currently operating an international spa and product distribution division with Thalgo UK, she aims to expand into new markets while sharing best practices and success strategies. An active member of the Women’s President Organization (WPO) and a task force member of the Global Wellness Institute’s Consulting Best Practices Initiative, Debbie continues to lead by example, promoting sustainable business practices.

Thalgo: Leading the Way in Sustainable Marine Wellness

Thalgo, founded in 1964, has established itself as a global leader in marine cosmetics and wellness, with a commitment to environmental sustainability and holistic wellness. With 60 years of expertise, Thalgo harnesses the power of the ocean to create innovative, eco-friendly wellness solutions.

Sustainable Practices at the Core

Thalgo’s mission is deeply rooted in environmental stewardship, reflecting a profound respect for the ocean. Their sustainable practices include:

Responsible Sourcing: Thalgo ensures that all marine ingredients are sustainably harvested, protecting marine biodiversity and minimizing the impact on ocean ecosystems.

Eco-Friendly Packaging: Thalgo has made significant strides in reducing its environmental footprint by adopting recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials. The brand aims to eliminate single-use plastics and achieve 100% recyclable packaging by 2025.

Carbon Neutrality: Thalgo is committed to achieving carbon neutrality. The company has implemented measures to reduce carbon emissions and is investing in renewable energy projects to offset its carbon footprint.

Marine Conservation: Thalgo actively supports marine conservation initiatives worldwide, partnering with organizations dedicated to protecting coral reefs, reducing sea pollution, and promoting marine research.


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For more details on Thalgo’s environmental commitments, visit Thalgo Environmental Commitments.

Holistic Wellness for Body and Mind

Thalgo’s approach to wellness extends beyond skincare, embracing a holistic philosophy that nurtures both body and mind:

Innovative Marine Skincare: Utilizing the therapeutic benefits of marine algae and other oceanic resources, Thalgo’s skincare products are designed to rejuvenate and restore skin health while being gentle on the environment.

Comprehensive Spa Experiences: Thalgo’s spa treatments offer a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation, combining advanced marine-based skincare with personalized care to promote overall well-being.

Education and Training: Thalgo is dedicated to educating both consumers and professionals about the benefits of marine-based wellness. The brand offers extensive training programs for spa therapists and skincare specialists to ensure the highest standards of care.

Community Wellness Initiatives: Thalgo engages with local communities through workshops, wellness programs, and charitable activities, fostering a culture of health and environmental stewardship.


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A Legacy of Marine Beauty and Sustainability

Thalgo’s philosophy is anchored in the respect for nature and the potent benefits of marine ingredients. With a presence in over 90 countries, Thalgo continues to inspire a holistic approach to beauty and well-being. The brand’s products exemplify its commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability.

To explore more about Thalgo’s offerings and their holistic approach to wellness, watch their brand film: Thalgo – Let the Sea Empower Your Beauty.

For further details about Thalgo’s environmental commitments and wellness initiatives, please visit Thalgo UK.

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