SKIN KIDZ was established in 2007 by Andre (Engineer) and Hanlie Burger. Hanlie being a Medical Social worker at that time decided after 10years in the profession to study Beauty Therapy and start a Beauty salon. With clients in the salon, she identified the need for quality skincare products for children ages 1 year to young teens. This is where their journey started with SKIN KIDZ.
Their slogan: ‘ You’re never too young to care for your skin!’
They developed the children’s skincare range. It was very important for the couple to include a sunscreen and to design a sunscreen bottle to make the sunscreen mobile and available for each family member, since their daughters, Thalita and Chyara are blonde and fair skinned and needed their own bottle of sunscreen daily. They developed a unique mobile, ‘mother and child’ sunscreen bottle. This International and national Award-Winning packaging was very popular and became the focus.
They realized the need for high quality sunscreen for any age, any gender, any skin type, any skin colour…
’ Anyone under the sun must wear sunscreen, and that is everyone!’
This is where the sunscreen range SUNSKIN Original was born.
In the mean while Andre completed his qualifications in Cosmetic Chemistry in order to have a hands-on approach to their products. In 2012 they started their own factory. The products were distributed to Beauty salons and Aesthetic doctors.
Andre and Hanlie are very passionate about their business and to stay abreast of developments in the Aesthetic Industry, they participate in Professional Congresses: Aesthetic Medicine Congress of SA, Dermatology Congress, Cosmedica, Professional Beauty. Andre serves on the national sunscreen committee.
They listen to the needs of their stockists and the clients. They believe in an open-door approach with their staff, stockists and clients.
Knowledge regarding UV-Protection is of great importance to them and is therefore involved with schools by giving presentations on sun protection. They also supply schools with sunscreen. SUNSKIN is also involved with charity projects by donating sunscreen for people with Albinism (SA and Kenia)
Due to the demand from the industry and medical profession for an upmarket sunscreen, Andre developed a high-end sunscreen with total spectrum protection, called
In 2018 Andre reformulated the SKIN KIDZ range, with new vibrant packaging and logo. The SKIN KIDZ products are natural and formulated with the safest ingredients.
Since Sun protection is their focus, and the prominence of Anti-Ageing, they developed a product, SUN Collagen Gold, that works in synergy with their Total Spectrum Protection sunscreen (UVA, UVB, HEV and IR-A), UV-DERM SPF50 to protect the body’s skin and Collagen. This UV-DERM range targets different needs for different individuals.
The SUNSKIN Original range is now also available in selected Pharmacies.