WELCOME TO THE SKINMILES TEAM
Our team consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds who together offer multiple years of experience and training to provide you with the best online skincare experience. We are dedicated to offering you personal skin advice and to helping you achieve the highest possible results with a topical skin regime. We are passionate about skincare and our focus is to escort you on a personal skincare journey that will achieve noticeable results.
Dr Alek Nikolic /
Medical Doctor – MBBCh, MBA, ATLS, BLS
Executive Director and Founder
When renowned aesthetic medical practitioner, Dr Alek Nikolic, decided to offer everyone the opportunity to purchase the quality skin care products that he believed in and recommended in his medical practice, the bespoke SkinMiles journey was started – clinically tested products, delivered to your door. All made possible with the entire SkinMiles Team. Dr Alek Nikolic runs his practice in Cape Town, oversees the strategic decisions for SkinMiles, and is actively involved in providing skin care advice to customers. He is an appointed Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and a Key Opinion Leader. Dr Alek is a founding member of the Allergan Aesthetic Medical Academy and has lectured and presented live injection techniques both in South Africa and internationally.
Samantha Nikolic /
Head of Customer Relations & Skin Care Advice
Samantha Nikolic has received training from NeoStrata South Africa and is certified to perform NeoStrata Glycolic Acid Peels and give advice regarding their topical anti-ageing and acne treatment range. Furthermore, she has been certified by Radiant Healthcare (Syneron South Africa) to use all of the IPL/Bi-Polar Radiofrequency applications that include Photofacial® Skin Rejuvenation, Refirm® Skin Tightening, and Hair Removal.
Vashnee Chetty /
Skin Care Advice, Customer Relations
Having joined Dr Alek’s practice and SkinMiles, I now specialise specifically in Skin Care Advice with multiple skin brands; Laser and IPL treatments using Syneron; Chemical Peels using Neostrata , Skin Ceuticals , Lamelle and Dermaquest; and my absolute passion, working with Dermapen MD. I have attended advanced workshops in Dermapen with Dr Andrew Christie, which changed how I work with the treatment in order to effect positive changes in the skin, with regards to Collagen Induction for Anti-ageing and Scar revision, Acne, Pigmentation and Rosacea, to name but a few. I strongly believe that every skin can benefit from a properly recommended skin care regime, irrespective of age, colour or condition.
Annique Schultz /
Skin Care Advice, Quality & Training Customer Relations
I have completed my Somatologist Diploma at Isa Carstens Academy in Pretoria. I am well versed in the study of the human body as a branch of anthropology, including specializations of material substances, physics, chemistry, biology and botany. After completing my diploma, I worked on cruise ships for two years where I was appointed as assistant spa manager. Having worked in spa-based environments and medical-based practices, alongside dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aesthetic doctors, it aided in the development of my personal set of well-rounded Somatological and people skills. As a highly qualified skin aesthetician, I can read the skin’s past, treat the skin’s present and guide you to a healthy skin future. The experience I have gained over the last years in the field has given me a vast knowledge in the industry. Having expertise of over 12 product houses, trained on numerous machines and specialized treatments, it allows me to think outside the box. My moto is “Healthy Skin is Always In”.
Mizelle Meyer /
Creative Design & Campaign Coordinator
Mizelle embarked on her career journey in the Public Relations and Marketing sectors with the MTN brand and soon delved deep into various marketing activities including new store launches: various function organizing and marketing planning for shopping centres. It was however the creative aspect of graphic design that soon pulled on her heart strings and steered her towards this more specialised slice of the marketing mix. She ventured to complete her studies which include a diploma in Graphic Arts, various Certificates from Open Window Academy and a Certificate in Online Marketing and Social Media Studies from the University of Cape Town.
She joined the SkinMiles team with more than 7 years of work experience as a graphic designer which includes working on projects ranging from company corporate identity development and implementation; business stationery and product catalogue creation; brand image and logo design; printing and packaging design and advertising campaigns for small to international brands.
With the ever changing environment of social media and the internet, Mizelle ads her experience and creativity to the SkinMiles team, sometimes colouring outside the lines while still staying true to the well-known and trusted brand that you all know and love. We keep her well-caffeinated with our Nespresso machine to keep the creative juices flowing and she is quite handy to reach top shelves due to her length.
She has a passion for art and creative design and her free time is usually spent on illustration and concept art creation as she is working towards including these disciplines in her artistic portfolio.
Kate Lighton /
Head of Marketing & Marketing Coordinator
Passionate about the world of Digital Marketing, Kate is responsible for managing the SkinMiles digital strategy and content production alongside Dr. Alek himself! Before SkinMiles, Kate worked in a Global Digital Marketing Agency, managing a number of clients as Account Director. Post-agency, Kate was Head of Marketing, switching roles to become the client. We are becoming more and more focused on convenience and live in a world where instant gratification is a driving force amongst consumers – making SkinMiles an incredibly exciting brand and team to be apart of. Having the opportunity to build campaigns and identify opportunities in the market, whilst at the same time, learn from experts in their field, has been amazing!