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About Skins

At Skins, we believe that experience is the most powerful connector between worlds: those around you and within you. When you step into a Skins boutique, your senses are stimulated by exceptional cosmetics, interior and personal care products and sophisticated perfumes. A world centred on you and your needs, where our Skins Experts take you into the stories behind exceptional brands. All founded by passionate founders from around the world. Each brand is selected with care and specialism, with an eye on sustainability, the finest ingredients, innovation and renewal.

With our exclusive and selective range, we aim to broaden and enrich your world, as well as inspire you to find new creations and all-time favourites. Because no two people are the same, but also because your needs may vary daily or seasonally. Our Skins Experts enjoy arousing your curiosity in both the boutiques and our E-boutique, and know how to surprise with their exceptional knowledge. Together with you, we look for your full potential - where do your qualities lie, and how can we best highlight and embrace them? Welcome to Skins.

History & Concept

The Skins story starts with founders Philip and Michiel, who, while travelling abroad, came across unusual brands that were not sold anywhere in the Netherlands. In 2000, the first Skins boutique opened in the well-known Nine Streets area of Amsterdam, with only seven niche brands at the time. The concept became a success because it had never been seen in the Netherlands before, and because of the typical Skins shopping experience. Experiencing refined, special brands in an approachable and warm ambiance that felt like coming home, where everyone was and is welcome.  

Today, the Skins philosophy lives on in enthusiastic Experts who search daily for you for the very best boutique brands, each with a unique story, special, sustainable ingredients and innovative manufacturing methods. We travel for you, introducing you to refined cosmetics, home and personal care products and perfumes from all over the world. Both in our Skins boutiques and E-boutique, our specialists will let you see and experience what, after 22 years, still sets us apart. A feeling of connection, being seen and broadening your world with the most beautiful products from our portfolio.

At no fewer than twenty boutiques in the Netherlands, Belgium and South Africa, you can find the most extraordinary brands and products and personal advice from our experts. Drop by to experience the world of Skins, or let the range in our E-boutique surprise you.

B2B 

Not only are we a retailer for consumers, we have also established an esteemed B2B service. For example, we are a distributor of niche cosmetics for several external boutiques and department stores in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Skins as an official reseller

At Skins, we always have your needs and desires at heart. As an official reseller of all the brands in our portfolio, we therefor buy directly from the brands to guarantee authentic quality products. This way, we ensure the safety of our products.

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Working at Skins 

At Skins, we believe that experience is the most powerful connector between worlds: those around you and within you. When you step into a Skins boutique, your senses are stimulated by exceptional cosmetics, interior and personal care products and sophisticated perfumes. A world where you and your needs are central, but where we also seek to connect with each other. That is why we are constantly looking for passionate colleagues who want to keep learning, developing, innovating and inspiring. Both in our boutiques and at head office.

Working at Skins