A new, Bury-based skincare brand has seen retail sales rocket to more than £1.8m in its first year of trading.
Skin Academy launched in January this year and in just 11 months has won major national retailer listings. The brand looks set to hit close to £2m in turnover by the end of 2018.
The company currently employs 20 people and specialises in a range of skincare products, including face masks, moisturisers and gel eye patches.
Products are sold in a range of retailers around the country, like Bodycare, Beauty Outlet, B&M Retail, BOYES, Semi Chem, and are available to purchase online at popular e-commerce sites Boohoo.com and PrettyLittleThing.
With the INK’D tattoo aftercare range now available, Antony plans to further expand the Skin Academy range over the next year with a range of specialist products, including moisturisers for specialist skin types, natural and vegan-friendly products.
He said: “Skin Academy has seen huge success so far, but we want to build further on this.
“We have a reputation now for high quality skincare, at affordable prices and we want to grow the brand and develop new products targeted at different clients and different skin types.”
He added: “We are currently investing in a major research and development programme to expand the range further and we’ll have a number of new product launches and announcements to make over the coming months.”