After five years of intense research and development at some of the biggest laboratories in the world, The Skin Co. opened its first physical store in Green Point, Cape Town, in January 2019, in addition to servicing global orders through its online store.
This original South African concept makes it the first ingestible cosmetics bar and store in the world, with plans in the pipeline to expand globally.
The business is made up of its parent company, The Skin Co., along with three sub-brands. One is its restaurant, which serves gourmet plant-based, seasonal and locally-sourced Fairtrade dishes that all include one or more cosmetic ingestibles. These ingestibles are made up of collagen, hyaluronic acid and resveratrol, and are all safe for human consumption.
The second sub-brand, Cold Pressed Skin, brings food and science together to create an active superfood skincare range suitable for all skin types. With the belief that what you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your body, this is juice for your skin.
Each of the six products in the Cold Pressed range contain ingredients that are all natural, raw, vegan, cruelty free, and include cold-pressed cosmetic oils and extracts. In much the same way as juicing healthy, fresh ingredients does wonders for your body, this skincare range will do wonders for your skin.
The range is loaded with bio actives, antioxidants and skin-loving phytonutrients, and made up of a cleanser, brightening serum, probiotic face mist, superfood moisturiser, and face and body oil.
Instinctive by Nature, the business’s third sub-branch, is a natural skincare and beauty collection made with advanced natural and organic formulas to deliver a skincare range that promotes long-term skin health. Again, all the ingredients are natural, raw, vegan, and cruelty free with a range consisting of tanning and antioxidant body oils, slimming lotions designed with a plant stem cell system to target fat cells while protecting and regenerating the skin from UV damage, and a lotion to boost melanin production in the body.
The Skin Co. production facility is ECOCERT-approved, further enhancing the company’s vision to do as little harm as possible, all while offering a high quality, affordable product suitable for all skin types. With its groundbreaking product innovation and ethos of health- and earth-consciousness, The Skin Co. may have just changed the way the world looks at skincare.