At Skins, we believe that experience is the most powerful connector between worlds: those around you and within you. When you step into a Skins boutique, your senses are stimulated by exceptional cosmetics, interior and personal care products and sophisticated perfumes. A world centred on you and your needs, where our Skins Experts take you into the stories behind exceptional brands, founded by passionate creators from around the world. Each brand is selected with specialist care, with an eye on sustainability, the finest ingredients, integrity and innovation.
With our exclusive collection, we aim to broaden and enrich your world, as well as inspire you to find new creations and all-time favourites. Because no two people are the same, but also because your needs may vary daily or seasonally, our Skins Experts are ready to peak your curiosity, and impart exceptional knowledge in assisting you with your selection. Patrons are also invited to browse at their leisure, with a glass of champagne or cup of coffee in hand.
Welcome to the world of Skins Cosmetics.
History & Concept
The Skins story starts with founders Philip and Michiel, who, while travelling abroad, came across unusual brands that were not sold anywhere in the Netherlands. In 2000, the first Skins boutique opened in the well-known Nine Streets area of Amsterdam, with only seven niche brands at the time. Experiencing refined, special brands in an approachable and warm ambiance that felt like coming home, where everyone is welcome, was the beginning of a success story. Today the portfolio boasts over 70 brands, while we continue to travel for you, constantly searching for the best of beauty from around the world to add to our collection.
The first Skins in South Africa opened in Sandton City in August 2017, and was the first Skins boutique to open outside of Europe. Skins Cosmetics V&A Waterfront opened 18 months later in 2019, with Menlyn Park right behind it in 2020. Skins Cosmetics Gateway opened in September 2021, followed by our Hyde Park boutique in October 2022. Our Flagship Sandton City boutique underwent a renovation and expansion in 2022, making it the largest Skins Cosmetics boutique in the world. There are over 20 Skins Cosmetics stores globally.
SKINS AS AN OFFICIAL RESELLER
Skins Cosmetics is the official reseller of all the brands in our portfolio. This means we buy directly from the brands to guarantee authentic and original products, and apply the recommended prices set from the brands.
You may find online, however, the same products can often be found at lower prices in the so-called 'grey’ or ‘parallel’ trade. The companies offering these products often buy in very large quantities and can thus significantly reduce the price, not be (fully) legal or offer products that are counterfeit or dated.
We put your health and safety first, which is why we recommend purchasing products from an official reseller. This ensures you have a safe and authentic product in your home, and that you get value for money.
WORKING AT SKINS
At Skins, we believe that experience is the most powerful connector between worlds: those around you and within you. When you step into a Skins boutique, your senses are stimulated by exceptional cosmetics, interior and personal care products and sophisticated perfumes. A world where you and your needs are central, but where we also seek to connect with each other. That is why we are constantly looking for passionate colleagues who want to keep learning, developing, innovating and inspiring, both in our boutiques and at head office.
Do you have a passion for refined perfumes and the stories behind these creations? Are you a real skincare expert, and would you like to share your knowledge and expertise with our customers? Can you put your creativity into creating a flawless makeup look? Or are you interested in the world behind Skins and how we market our unique concept?
Do you tick these boxes? Then we are looking for you.
Please upload your CV at the below link and should we have any vacancies available we will be in contact.