SKIN Raises on Dragons' Den

Check out our rundown of long-standing Arch clients, SKIN, and their appearance on the hit BBC1 show Dragons' Den.

Published by Hamish Kerry

We're excited to share a significant milestone in our partnership with SKIN – their recent appearance on BBC's Dragons' Den.

A Journey of Innovation and Refinement

From the outset, SKIN's vision was clear: to create a user-friendly platform that simplifies the skincare shopping experience. In the initial phase of our collaboration, the app was designed with social media-style features, fostering a vibrant community within the beauty industry. This approach aimed to attract and engage users, creating a sense of community around the application.

The SKIN app on a blue background

As we progressed into phase 2, both SKIN and Arch collectively reevaluated the app's direction. Recognising the need to pivot towards a more focused and user-centric approach, we streamlined the app's scope to prioritise its marketplace and shelf-oriented features. This strategic decision ensures that users can efficiently find the best deals and manage their skincare products effectively.

SKIN's Dragons' Den Appearance

Flinty Bane and Ben Barker on BBC's Dragons' Den
Via BBC1's Dragons' Den

SKIN featured on season 21 of the hit BBC1 TV series, Dragons’ Den. Their pitch piqued interest, with positive comments from all the Dragons, but it was Sara Davies from whom Ben and Filnty secured a £50,000 investment.

“I’m over the moon that we’re going to be working alongside Sara to grow our business. I believe SKIN is going to revolutionise the way we shop for beauty - with Sara’s backing, there’s no stopping us” - Flinty Bane, co-founder of SKIN

Investor Sara Davies added: “I love the simplicity of Flinty and Ben’s concept. Comparison sites and apps are the norm in so many other retail sectors, so why not beauty? I can’t wait to work with the duo to support and mentor them through the next exciting step, taking SKIN to consumers around the world.”

A Partnership Rooted in Innovation

Our longstanding relationship with SKIN underscores Arch's commitment to driving innovation and excellence in the digital landscape. Together, we have navigated through various iterations of the app, refining its features and functionalities to better serve users' needs.

Matthew O'Connor, Director of Growth at Arch, expressed his enthusiasm for SKIN's appearance Dragons' Den, "We're thrilled to see SKIN taking centre stage on national TV. The achievement is a highlight in our long-standing relationship with SKIN."

Tune in and Support SKIN

If you haven't had a chance to watch SKIN on Dragons' Den, now's your opportunity! Tune in to BBC iPlayer to witness SKIN's journey as they pitch their platform to the Dragons.

We look forward to continuing our journey with SKIN, shaping the future of beauty technology and empowering users to make informed purchasing decisions.


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