After five years of extensive research and product development at some of the biggest global laboratories, The Skin Co. opened their first store in January 2019, in Green Point, near the Cape Royale hotel. This original South African concept is the first ingestible cosmetic health food bar in the world. The new age skin, health and beauty company offers their beauty products in store, as well as online. They believe they are the future of skin and aim to revolutionize the beauty industry, offering 100% natural products.
The shop’s crisp décor perfectly complements the unique skin care range. Their use of wood and hanging plants, contrasted with white walls, create a sense of earthy purity as you step inside. Combining the beauty products with a health food bar offers patrons a unique way to engage with the brand.
Superfoods Meet Science
The Skin Co’s philosophy is that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body. It’s a world-first, all the ingredients used in their beauty products are ingestible. At the health bar the food and juices are enhanced with three main cosmetic ingestibles: Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and Resveratrol. Each of these add their own super power to your meal or juice.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s in various body parts such as your ligaments, tendons, muscles, and skin. It provides your skin with its structure. A supplement can give your skin a much needed boost. It can also strengthen your hair and nails, preventing brittleness, plus increase the growth. The Skin Co. uses collagen sourced from fish, because of its higher quality.
Hyaluronic Acid increases hydration. Sufficiently hydrated skin has smoother, plumper skin cells. When the skin retains moisture, the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced. Skin that is properly hydrated and protected also has increased skin cell production.
Resveratrol forms part of the polyphenols group of compounds. These act in a similar way to antioxidants, protecting your body against various damage risks. It’s an antimicrobial substance which plants produce in response to infection, stress, or strong UV radiation. This gives the compound powerful antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
Vegan Natural Cold Pressed Skincare
The restaurant has created gourmet plant-based, seasonal and locally sourced Fairtrade dishes. All of the dishes include one or more of the cosmetic ingestibles. These are food grade and 100% safe for human consumption. Although their meals are ultra healthy, they won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Meals range between R65 to R120.
To whet your appetite, the breakfast options include: Active Tofu – Resveratrol and Hyaluronic Acid infused tofu hollandaise, wilted spinach, asparagus, and toast. Blueberry Flapjacks – Hyaluronic Acid vanilla vegan cashew ice cream, banana, blueberries, and strawberries.
And for lunch: HA Bowl (Hyaluronic Acid) double Hyaluronic Acid, saffron and citrus infused fennel, herbed quinoa, coriander, spring onion, tahini, soy and roasted sesame Hyaluronic Acid oil emulsion. Charcoal Brioche Burger Trio – 1. Hyaluronic Acid crispy tofu, 2. Collagen falafel, 3. Resveratrol mushroom topped with caramelized onions, smashed avo, oven roasted button mushroom, truffle vegan aioli, and coriander pesto.
Formulations from the Earth
Cold Pressed Skin combines the science and the food, to create an active superfood skincare range. This skincare range is pure juice for your skin. Currently they are focusing on six main products. The ingredients include cold-pressed cosmetic oils and extracts. And all the ingredients are natural, raw, vegan, and cruelty-free. These products are full of bio actives, antioxidants, and skin-loving phytonutrients. The products are suitable for all skin types. The oils are also safe for use during pregnancy and suitable for all skin types.
Superfood Age-Reset Brightening Serum (R 450.00) Key ingredients: Acai • Goji • Alfalfa • Pomegranate • Squalane • Multivitamin Phyto-Retinol Plant Stem Cell Complex
Youth Juice Antioxidant Superfood Cleanser (R 300.00) Key ingredients: Kale • Broccoli • Cucumber • Aloe Vera • Green Tea • Moringa • Multivitamin Phyto-Complex • Squalane
Superberry Vitamin C Probiotic Face Mist (R 300.00) Key ingredients: Acai • Goji • Hibiscus • Rose • Watermelon • Lentil • Multivitamin Phyto-Complex • Probiotic
Urban Combat Green Superfood Moisturiser (R 500.00) Key ingredients: Kale • Algae • Broccoli • Activated Moss • Green Tea • Multivitamin Phyto-Complex • Phytosterols
Rare Berry Elixir Face Oil (R 450.00) Key ingredients: Acai • Goji • Alfalfa • Pomegranate • Maracuja • Moringa • Multivitamin phyto-complex • Phytosterols
Body Juice Superfood Body Oil (R 450.00) Key ingredients: Acai • Maracuja • Pomegranate • Squalane • Rosehip • Coconut • Multivitamin phyto-complex • • Alfalfa • High dose Vitamin C
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Advanced Natural Skin & Body Care
Together with the Cold Pressed Skin range , Instinctive by Nature is a natural skincare and beauty collection created from advanced natural and organic formulas. It promotes long term skin health. Again, all ingredients are natural, raw, vegan, and cruelty-free. It consists of a range of tanning and antioxidant body oils, and slimming lotions.
These are designed with a plant stem cell system which targets fat cells while protecting and regenerating the skin from UV damage. It also provides your skin with a boost of melanin production. The products are not instant self-tan but with regular use you can gain a more consist tan, without exposing your skin to the harsh African sun. You can also use it as sunscreen, to protect your skin.
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Visit The Skin Co. Now
The Skin Co’s production facility is ECOCERT approved. It enhances the company’s vision to do as little harm as possible to the environment, while offering people high-quality, affordable products which are suitable for all skin types.