Meet the ladies behind Skinsmart


August is women’s month, a month for Celebrating, Connecting, and Supporting, Women.
We have seen significant growth in women owned business’ in South Africa throughout the years, across a range of sectors and industries, and we hope to see this go from strength to strength.

We ourselves, are very proud to be able to say that Skinsmart – –  is a completely women-owned and run business, with Dermatologist Dr. Kesiree Naidoo at the helm.

Kesiree has always had a passion for skincare and so she followed her path to Dermatology by completing her medical degree at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal in 1999.
Dr Naidoo worked in hospitals in England and Canada before returning to South Africa to specialise in Dermatology at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital.
She started private practice as a dermatologist in 2008 at Canal Walk Medical Centre and Vincent Pallotti Hospital, and currently practices solely at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town.

Wanting to take her Dermatology practice to the next level, Kesiree then founded Skinsmart, her online specialist skincare site, where clients and patients can purchase dermatologist strength, high-end skincare across premium brands, delivered anywhere in South Africa. With Skinsmart being the only fully female-run online skincare store, Dr. Kesiree is pioneering the way for women in online dermatology.

As we know, every good woman in business needs a Class-A sidekick…..enter Annika Pienaar. Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Annika studied Somatology with an advanced diploma in Dermal Aesthetics from Isa Carstens and is currently our specialist skincare therapist at the practice and our online advisor for Skinsmart.

These ladies make an exceptional team and are the driving force behind the success of both the dermatology practice and Skinsmart.

But nothing happens on the forefront without support behind the scenes!
Meet our beloved Adiela Van Der Schyff who is our support office, admin guru and general backbone to the business having been part of Dr. Kesiree’s practice for a number of years and part of the Skinsmart family from its inception. There is no problem Adiela can’t solve, and no aspect of the business she doesn’t know both inside and out.

Last but not least, our dedicated community manager Bianca Church has been with Skinsmart since 2017 and lovingly looks after our online community, as well as social media and online marketing.

Together these ladies are a force to be reckoned with and are proud Women In Business in South Africa.