About Us

Our Philosophy

At The Skin Nerd, our core philosophy is that we put the 'care' in 'skincare'. Throughout all The Skin Nerd facets, including Cleanse Off Mitt, Nerd Network online skin consultations, the book and Skingredients, that rings true. 

Not only do we care for skin, we care for hoomans, and our endgame in everything is to educate as a means to empowerment and confidence. When we receive messages from our clients and customers that they feel better about their skin and themselves, we light up. It puts the wheels of our ideas brains in motion. It is the fuel that feeds the nerdie engine that could. 

We also commit to being... 

  • Real: we try to tell it like it is 
  • Hooman: because we're all only hooman, after all 
  • Educational: if you're not learning, our fire ain't burning

Our Businesses 

Within The Skin Nerd, there are 3 other businesses: 

Nerd Network 

Nerd Network is an online skin membership programme where hoomans can avail of online skin consultations with qualified skin professionals and receive advice and guidance when it comes to their skin when they need it.

The Nerd Network was possibly the world's first online skin consultancy - we are quite proud of that - and we've been doing it since 2017. Our Nerds and Nerdettes (expert skin consultants) attend training with the brands we stock regularly, refreshing their knowledge as often as they can. 

As a member of the Nerd Network, you receive access to exclusive educational content such as webinars, podcasts, videos and blog posts, as well as our Nerd Network newsletter... If you opt in, of course. We also hold Nerd Network exclusive events where our clients can come and have a chat about their skin while eating healthy-ish nibbles. 

Consults are available:
8.00 – 19.30 – Monday to Friday
8.30 – 17.00 – Saturday
Sunday – closed

Cleanse Off Mitt 

The multi award-winning Cleanse Off Mitt is a reusable microfibre makeup remover, created as an affordable, skin-friendly and eco-friendlier alternative to face wipes. It is stocked in over 1,500 stockists across Ireland and has COMverted tens of thousands of people away from using wipes. 

Just add water to the Cleanse Off Mitt and it will remove all of your makeup, including waterproof mascara. It's suitable for all skin types, even super sensitive skin, genders and ages... Babies adore it! 


Skingredients is an active skincare collection filled with all of the key ingredients that your skin needs. Our goal was to make a topical skincare brand that can mirror the nutrients you get into your body: vitamins, check, good fats, check, protein, check, antioxidants, check. It's your skin's balanced diet. 

The Core 4, the primary products that all hoomans should be using, is made up of a pre- and probiotic cleanser, a hyaluronic acid pre-serum and penetrant enhancer, a vitamin A and C serum and a broad-spectrum, physical SPF. The Mix + Match range is designed to make each hooman's Skingredients routine customisable, with a salicylic acid cleanser, a lactic acid and PHA cleanser, and a ceramide night cream. 

Who is Jennifer Rock? 

Jennifer Rock is the founder of The Skin Nerd® and a multi-award winning dermal facialist and skin tutor. She is also the bestselling author of 'The Skin Nerd: Your Straight-Talking Guide to Feeding, Protecting and Respecting Your Skin'.

From the age of 13, Jennifer was fascinated by skin and decided that she couldn't really dream of a future where she wasn't working with skin. Over the course of her career, Jennifer has worked with prestigious international skincare brands and bodies, including IIAA, CIDESCO and IMAGE Skincare.

As well as at the helm of The Skin Nerd, you'll find Jennifer on TV, on the radio and in the pages of national newspapers and magazines. She is Virgin Media Television Ireland AM's resident beauty expert, Irish Country Magazine's skin agony aunt and a columnist at the Irish Examiner. She has featured in IMAGE Magazine, Stellar, Irish Tatler, the Irish Independent and the Sunday Business Post, and on 2FM, TodayFM, 98FM, SPIN1038 and Newstalk among others. 

As a hooman, she loves to be beside the seaside, has a penchant for bursting into song and usually has hummus in her handbag.