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Skin Fundi launches academy

Well-known skincare expert, Sonette Donker, founder of the Skin iD Studio in Sandton, has expanded her online skincare guidance advice and training portal to offer post-graduate workshops.

The Skin Fundi Academy offers the following: Basic Consultation Workshop; Basic Chemical Peel Workshop; and Basic Micro-Needling Workshop.

Says Donker: “Making the transition from a traditional skincare clinic or medical centre into the realm of aesthetics can be daunting. No one understands this process better than me. After working for leading scientific skincare brands such as Dermalogica, Dermaceutic, Nimue and pHformula, it was a huge challenge to open my own skin studio and offer results oriented treatments. Based on this difficult, but worthy transition, I created workshops to help others like me. My years of experience are shared in the Skin Fundi workshops, which I believe will boost your confidence and knowledge to change skins and your business.”

Donker emphasises that the workshops are intended as post-graduate training only and do not replace the basic skin diploma. She continues: “As such, relevant product brand training is required to do chemical peels and micro-needling treatments. My Basic Workshops are intended for the professional that has never worked in an aesthetic centre and is interested to step into this world. This professional has never performed a chemical peel or a micro-needling treatment.”

She cites the following as examples:

  • Nurse moving from a medical setting into an aesthetic setting;
  • Aesthetician/ skin therapist/ beauty therapist/ somatologist moving from a traditional skincare centre setting into an aesthetic setting; and
  • Any medical staff needing to perform aesthetic treatments.

The Advanced Workshops are intended for the professional already working in an aesthetic centre performing chemical peels and micro-needling treatments. For more information visit