ORGANIC SKIN CARE CONTROL
Meet - Portia Mngomezulu, inspirational Cosmetic Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Portia M Skin Solutions, a leading South African cosmetic brand specialising in organic skin care solutions for women and men.
She started her business with a two plate-stove, pots and initially invested as little as R200 to source some of the Marula oil directly from the rural Limpopo, which she then branded herself and began selling as a side-hustle while working as an IT engineer.
Her product became a hit, she resigned from her 9-5 job to fully commit on growing Portia M and now her business employs over 50 full-time staff.
According to 2018 Business Tech - Portia M generated over R20 million in sales through Pick n Pay alone. Portia M Skin products are available at Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Game, Clicks, Spar, Checkers, Dis-Chem and many more stores and pharmacies across South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Nigeria and Serbia.
“I come from a family of matriarchs who were self-employed and constantly teaching me that I could be my own boss and build something for myself,” said Portia Mngomezulu.
She started Portia M Skin in 2010 after she discovered the healing effect of Marula on her pregnancy-related stretch marks. Having originally invested R200 in the company we listen to how all the way up to 2018, Portia M Skin has yielded over R10 million sales thus far!!