skinmade is prized with the entrepreneur award 2019! Within six months skinmade’s developers have established a new cyber-physical-system end for production, booking system included. This enables skinmade to produce fresh skincare formulas and deliver the products within two days: basically, amazon producing fresh & personalised goods. Additionally, skinmade starts selling direct to customers: in the summer 2019 there are beauty consultants in Stuttgart, Bremen and Bamberg and skinmade cosmeticians German-wide and in Ireland. At the end of 2019 the number increased to 20 skinmade beauty consultants and cosmeticians Germany-wide. In November skinmade opens up it’s first pop-up store at Bikini Berlin. What holds team skinmade together is passion for the unique beauty product as well as a real friendship.
Hoorray! The brand Skinmade is officially born. Founded as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute (IPA). Plus: the first market-ready skinmade-machine is placed at the Douglas store in Sindelfingen – how exciting! Soon after: skinmade is available in several cosmetic studios in Germany and in Dublin.
both founders-to-be worked on perfecting the product idea at Dermatest and Fraunhofer Institute, doing research with the help of studies and questionnaires. Furthermore, they programmed algorithms and developed prototypes: the first personalised skincare products were produced. In 2017 Viktor and Lars apply for Fraunhofer Venture’s funding program called Innovator – successfully! skinmade's fingerprint logo in soft peach is created with the help of online surveys of roundabout 500 people.
… that’s when it happened - at an event for a European research project in Bilbao, Spain - Lars’ dermo-pharmaceutical knowhow and Victor’s knowledge in production and engineering services match! Sharing a beer at the end of the day they were already brainstorming about developing personalised skincare together.