A message from the founders

We believe that everyone yearns for and deserves skincare that makes you feel good in your own skin.

- Natasha and Nadia, Founders Yearn Skin


We believe that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body.

Yearn Skin's Philosophy

We focus on providing non-toxic, dermatologically tested and endorsed skincare products that are
specifically formulated to brighten the skin by correcting hyperpigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin tone,
whilst promoting overall skin health.

We believe that skincare should be a viewed holistically, and in order to truly get great results involves not only your skincare products, but your environment, what you eat, your mental health and your physical health.

We believe that not all natural ingredients are good and not all synthetic ingredients are bad and so our range uses a combination of natural and lab bioactive ingredients that restore, brighten and maintain healthy looking skin.

Our goal is to offer a skincare range that is inclusive, promotes self-care and presents more than just outward beauty but transforms the way our customers feel, by giving them confidence and the tools to feel beautiful, inside and out.

The Yearn Skin Promise

Yearn Skin uses safe, science-based ingredients and is free from harmful chemicals, sulphates, and parabens. We are cruelty-free, use eco-friendly packaging, and prioritise ingredient integrity.

  • Dermatologically tested and endorsed*
  • Clean beauty
  • Not tested on animals
  • Smart packaging
  • 95% of raw material are from South Africa
  • Supports SMME's
  • 100% Black Owned
  • 66% Female Owned
  • 100% manufactured in South Africa

Many people don't know what they're putting on their skin and we want to change that!

As a company we value customer experience, product quality, efficacy, education, research and development, authenticity, boldness and innovation. We want to thoughtfully formulate affordable, proudly South African products, that enhances your natural beauty.

We believe that everyone yearns for and deserves skincare that makes you feel good in your own skin. We strive to use the highest quality, researched ingredients. We strive to keep innovating and evolve as more research is discovered. We promise to be as transparent as possible, always delivering quality, safe products.


We responsibly formulate product, responsibly source ingredients, maintain high standards of quality, provide transparency and educate our customers on the ingredients and their use in our products.

  • Cruelty-free
  • Fragrance-free*
  • Microbead-free
  • Mineral oil-free
  • Paraben-free

  • Sulphate-free
  • Synthetic colour free
  • Vegan*
  • Non-toxic ingredients


We understand you because we are you.

Research. Innovate. Collaborate.

Yearn Skin was founded by siblings Natasha Michael (BA) & Nadia Michael (MBA), and is a proudly South African brand. Frustrated with not being able to find products that were diverse and catered to their market, the siblings began a two year long journey to create a brand, with efficacy being priority. The pair worked with expert formulators and labs; as well as testing facilities ensuring that all formulations and products are efficacious, safe for consumer use and of the highest quality.

"As women of colour we personally struggled with uneven skin tone and dark marks. After years of going for skin treatments and spending thousands on skincare products; we found that many skincare brands on the market did not cater to our particular needs. We believe that skincare should not only be inclusive but reasonable in terms of access and affordability.

 And so, our brand was started out of the necessity to address the issue of hyperpigmentation. We know how this skin condition affects one's self-esteem and we wanted to create a comprehensive skincare line addressing this issue.

Essentially, we want people to FEEL GOOD IN THEIR OWN SKIN."

-Natasha and Nadia, Founders Yearn Skin


The following products are not vegan:
  • Glow turmeric mask (contains lactic acid)
  • 32% AHA BHA Peel (contains lactic acid)
  • Retinol Renew Serum (contains Retinyl Palmitate)
  • Active Brightening Facial Cream (contains Retinyl Palmitate)
The following products contain fragrance:
  • 32% AHA BHA Peel
  • Active Brightening Facial Cream
The following products have not been dermatologically tested or endorsed:
  • 32% AHA BHA Peel
  • Salicylic Cleansing Gel
  • Replenish & Repair Skin Barrier Serum

For more information and list details about the above, contact us on info@yearnskin.co.za


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