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The heart behind Schoonhuid

4 years ago, March 2016, I went on this epic journey of discovering who and what I am. I lost 60kg, had to deal with realisation that my sexual preference is mostly frowned upon in society, and had to learn how to say a lot of goodbyes. I was searching for this idyllic “Hollywood” ending, and this happily ever after love story.

It took me 4 years with many life lessons learned along the way that what I'm actually searching for was not love from a partner but self-love and self-care from myself.

The journey of discovery

SCHOONHUID was developed around this journey of discovering oneself. It was created to celebrate and enhance true beauty. We tell a story to inspire and motivate people to go on a path of self-discovery, self-love and self-care. To truly find what natural beauty (Schoonhuid) means and to fully embrace and celebrate it.

The core essence of SCHOONHUID is to start an awakening of discovering one’s own self-love and self-care not just through handmade natural products that not only enhance outer beauty but celebrate who we are from within. We want to inspire, empower and celebrate people for who they are and embrace their uniqueness.

The Collections in SCHOONHUID were developed and created around my memories, my journey and my acceptance of myself.

MEET QUINTINN ~ The dreamer and Formulation Connoisseur

I’m a 30-something small town guy, born and raised in the Karoo. An over thinking, over loving, dreamer, creator and now formulater, trying to figure out this thing we call life. I’m in love with life and inspired by small acts of kindness.

Raw and locally sourced ingredients

The Best of Local

At SCHOONHUID we source the best local ingredients that we can find to create a luxury product using natural or natural derivative ingredients. 

The highest quality raw ingredients

Our extra virgin olive oil is sourced from a family farm in Prince Albert. We use this exceptional oil in all our Artisan Soaps, Lip Mask and Lotions.

The star ingredient in the SCHOONHUID collection is the Prickly Pear Seed Oil harvested in Bloemfontein. A oil that helps  to moisturise and soften wrinkles, stimulate new cell growth, calm inflammation, help restore elasticity, and brighten skin, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is extremely rich in vitamins E and K, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. One of our favourite oils to formulate with and is included in our flagship collection, Groot Karoo, in all the bath and body products.

Ingredients can be traced back to their origin.

Living in Graaff Reinet in the Karoo gives SCHOONHUID access to ample amounts of Aloe Vera that grows wild on surrounding farms. We harvest the leaves ourselves to include the extracted gel in our Artisan soup collection. We use a locally sourced supplier for the Aloe Vera extracts that we use in our shampoo, lotions and hand wash.

Agave syrup is another ingredient we love to add to our products and we mostly try to source the syrup from small producers in and around the Karoo when it's available. 

All our raw ingredients are sourced locally, some with an international origin, but our reputable suppliers ensure the highest quality in all the raw ingredients.