South African Skincare Products You Should Know About


Since the pandemic, skincare has become even more of a priority over beauty products. And as we’ve come to learn, great skin is the perfect canvas for makeup. So, with the focus being shifted onto obtaining the best complexion, there have been plenty of stunning local skincare brands that have popped up onto our radars. Here’s a list of the best local and some dermatologically approved products you should consider adding to your cart.

You may have heard of Environ, but there’s a bounty of South African skincare products we think you should know about.

Taking care of your skin is one of the important things we should be doing for ourselves. It starts with eating healthy and drinking water, and continues with cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising. Using the right products is key to beautiful and glowing skin. Here are some excellent local skincare products you should consider adding to your self-care ritual. 

Yearn Skincare

Yearn Skin is one of our latest obsessions when it comes to skincare. This award-winning skincare brand are passionate about providing products that are formulated to brighten the skin by fading dark marks and evening your skin tone. There’s a lovely range of products to choose from, no matter your skincare concerns. Take their skin quiz to find the ideal Yearn Skin products to suit your skincare needs. They also offer kits and sets, which offer a skincare routine straight out of the box.

We’ve been using their Anti-Hyperpigmentation Kit – includes Niacinamide Cleansing Gel,; Retinol Renew Serum; and their Active Brightening Facial Cream (R 1 155.60* per kit).

Suki Suki Naturals

Suki Suki Naturals prides itself in using ingredients that are not fully utilised in the beauty industry, like papaya, prickly pear and mango. The brand has been featured in popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, True Love, Elle and many more! Their best-sellers are their papaya rose hydrating facial mist, rosehip brightening facial oil, and miraculous oil

These products and more on the Suki Suki Naturals range are available at these stores – arcstoreofficial and blkandgrn.

Yolz Beauty

The beauty and personal care brand was founded by award-winning content creator and influencer, Yolenda Jawe. After being tired of only finding Korean and European beauty products, Jawe started her own products using natural ingredients. The brand sells face sheet masks suitable for melanin-rich skin too. They have a variety of products – bath bombs, face oils, cleansers, under-eye masks, face mists, body butter and so much more. You can also book a session with their skin aesthetician for a skin assessment and product recommendations.

Shop it at

Skin Functional

Skin Functional comprises vegan, cruelty, alcohol and fragrance free products made for ageing, uneven skin tone, dull complexions and breakouts. Their products are worth being in your skin routine. Their best-sellers include their10% Niacinamide blemish corrector and 0.5% Retinol – vitamin A and 2% HA + 4% B5 – Hydration Juice.

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Founded by Amanda Du Pont, Lelive is a vegan and dermatologically-approved skincare brand made in South Africa. Their bestsellers include their All Glow’d Up Brightening Serum made with Vitamin C, turmeric and their Ha Brightening Serum.  Their All The Shade Marula Tinted SPF 30 Moisturiser is also selling like hotcakes.

Shop the complete Levive range online


Dermapol is popularly known for having the holy grail of sunscreens. The Dermopal Moisturising Sunscreen SPF 30+ and their blemishing cream are without a doubt, their best sellers! The blemishing cream uses glycolic and kojic acid formulation to even skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation. The products are available at Dischem, Takealot and Beautyontapp. Check out their retailers. 


SKOON, the Afrikaans word for clean, believes in clean beauty and giving back to the community. They use South African sourced ingredients rich in antioxidants – including Rooibos, Honeybush, Buchu and Baobab.  You can shop SKOON online, based on your skin type and skin concern such as acne, eczema and hyperpigmentation. Some of their top-selling products are the Wow-Wow Wonder hydrating serum, the Gel-To-Milk Cleanser, and the Retinin retinal 0.1% cream.

Check out their store locator for more details.

Have a South African skincare brand you think we should know about? Let us know below.

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