A message from the founders

“We understand you because we are you 🖤 Skincare is a marathon, not a sprint… so take the time to look after your skin and it will look after you!”

- Natasha and Nadia, Founders Yearn Skin

Our 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 Standard

Yearn Skin uses safe, science-based ingredients and is free from harmful chemicals, sulphates, and parabens, prioritise ingredient integrity.

  • Dermatologically tested and endorsed*
  • Clean beauty
  • Environmentally friendly
  • We do NOT tested on animals
  • 80%* of raw material are from South Africa
  • Supports SMME's
  • 100% Black Owned
  • 66% Female Owned, 100% Female Operated
  • Proudly SA member
  • Member of CTFA

*Subject to change, email us for updated info

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


Research | Innovate | Collaborate.

Yearn Skin, a Proudly South African brand, was founded by siblings Natasha Michael (BA) and Nadia Michael (MBA). Coming from a previously disadvantaged background Westbury, a township in the West of Johannesburg, the sisters embarked on a mission to address the lack of diverse and market-specific products. This frustration led them on a two-year journey to create a brand that prioritises efficacy and quality.

During this journey, Natasha and Nadia collaborated with expert formulators, labs, and testing facilities to ensure that all formulations and products meet the highest standards of efficacy, safety, and quality. Their dedication to providing effective skincare solutions stems from their personal experiences and the desire to cater to their community's needs.

"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
  • 32% AHA BHA Peel
  • Retinol Renew Serum
  • Active Brightening Facial Cream
  • Kojic Acid Serum
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
  • 8% Glycolic Cleansing Gel
  • 10% Vitamin C Serum
  • Exfoliating Mask
  • Kojic Acid Serum
  • Niacinamide and Turmeric Brightening Cream
  • Glutathione Dark Mark Serum
  • ALL Kits

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

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