About Skin Friend
Skin Friend was created for people with dry, itchy and sensitive skin.
Developed by nutritionist and author Karen Fischer, Skin Friend was born out of a desperate need to find supplements that were free of potentially itch-promoting chemicals including salicylates, histamine, gluten, dairy, caffeine, colours, flavours and preservatives, to name a few.
Our products reflect our values:
More good stuff, with quality ingredients and no GMOs, and less packaging to prevent waste.
We don't box our products in pretty packaging that gets immediately thrown away, and our manufacturer does not cover our supplements with plastic shrink wrap (which is common practice in the supplement industry).
- Minimalist packaging for the sake of our planet
- Recyclable packaging
- Vegan-friendly supplements and skin care
- And top quality customer service
Meet the team...
Our founder Karen Fischer is a nutritionist, mother of two and an award-winning author whose personal family journey with skin problems is the reason Skin Friend exists.
As a qualified and certified nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree, Karen's passion for helping people with skin disorders began over twenty years ago when her baby developed eczema, which worsened by age two. Karen created The Eczema Diet to help her daughter. Karen says:
“As an adult I suffered with itchy head-to-toe eczema, and psoriasis on my elbows and hands. So I understand how important it is to use pure, gentle and soothing skincare and supplements. I no longer have skin problems (not even a tiny spot!) and I am so thankful I get to help others.”
Karen's books include The Eczema Detox, The Eczema Diet, The Healthy Skin Kitchen, and The Healthy Skin Diet (Winner 'Best Health, Nutrition or Specific Diet Book' at the 2008 Australian Food Media Awards).
Karen is also an avid photographer who takes our 'dark and stormy' food photos and staff pics.
Bonnie is our customer service manager, who works remotely from London.
Bonnie’s health journey began when she developed chronic eczema as a child, which continued into her adolescent years. Despite years of taking strong medications and steroid creams she continued to suffer chronic eczema. This had a significant impact on Bonnie.
“In my mid-teens I embarked on a journey to heal my skin from the inside out after reading Karen’s books. To my delight my skin completely healed. The dramatic change to my health sparked something inside of me. I realised the incredible impact of diet and lifestyle, and how much it has an effect on our lives both good and bad.”
It was this interest that encouraged Bonnie to study for a Bachelor of Health Science in the hope of helping others. She is very thankful to work at Skin Friend as she is now able to offer support and share her personal journey with eczema.
Tahnee is our Marketing Coordinator and Office Administrator who works on our digital media and all things creative.
She is deeply passionate about health and wellness, especially in the food and lifestyle space after her own health struggles and food intolerance issues. Since discovering how much of an impact food and daily habits could influence her wellness, health and happiness, she has always wanted to work within this space to share her passion and inspire others to make change and take back their health.
With a creative mind and love of marketing and writing, Tahnee says:
"I love working on new creative projects and seeing my ideas come to life, especially when they can help others to improve their health and wellness."
Carmen is our ninja proofreader and editor. When she’s not dotting i’s and crossing t’s, she’s packing and sending out our Skin Friend products.
Growing up with her naturopath dad, she was always the only one at parties not eating sugar — and happy not to as the sweet stuff gave her headaches!
Her dad helped heal her many sporting injuries with his wonderful (sometimes smelly!) concoctions, so she knows first hand how giving your body the right tools to heal really works.
“I love working at Skin Friend. I feel like I’ve found ‘my people’ who speak my language and share my passion for healthy living.”
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