Founder & Owner of Second Skin

Meet Anastasia

Hi! I'm Anastasia, the Founder and Owner of Second Skin.

I started Second Skin in April 2020 after purchasing a skincare product that my skin negatively reacted to. Although I had carefully researched the product, it wasn’t until I had bought it and tried it for myself that I knew it wasn’t for me – which left me with a near-new product that I had no use for and $55 out of pocket.

I realised there are so many reasons you might end up with a product that won’t get used up. Whether it’s because you were gifted a fragrance that isn’t your scent, purchased a foundation that wasn't a colour match or a skincare product that didn’t work for your skin. The reasons are endless, yet there wasn’t a solution in NZ for this. So that’s where Second Skin comes in - to help give the unloved products a chance to be loved by someone else.

Anastasia x

The mission

Since launching Second Skin in 2020, we have...

Given 10,000 + products a chance to be loved

And in the process, we've worked with over 2,500 incredible Sellers to do so.

Launched Free Samples with Purpose

An initiative to give those easy-to-accumulate free samples a way to be used up.

Leased our very first office space

Our biggest accomplishment yet. In June 2022, we got the keys to our first office space in Mt Eden, Auckland.