Who Are We?

O’ri is a scientifically researched skincare range that was born out of a desire to make gold-standard skincare available to the everyday woman.

With more than 30 years of skin care experience and a dream to give every woman the best skin she’s ever had, founder Elmarie Erasmus was willing to use the last bit of her savings to travel overseas and find a skincare delivery system to bring her dream alive. Thankfully, she only had to travel down the road to find cosmetic scientist Professor Anne Grobler and her breakthrough Pheroid® technology.

O’ri had humble beginnings and started out as a simple no-name, all-in-one treatment cream which Elmarie gave to her clients. She was astonished to learn that women were spending a great deal of money on aesthetic procedures, but almost nothing on their homecare. The math wasn’t adding up and as an aesthetician that has extensively worked on the skin, Elmarie knew that healthy skin was created at home with the consistent use of well-formulated skincare. While her clients were willing to spend money on aesthetic procedures, they weren’t convinced that a pricey serum or cream was a magic potion worth investing in. So, she set out to create an innovative and scientifically formulated range that was easy and simple to use, affordable and most importantly delivered results.

Today this range is known as O’ri and it consists of only five products that cleanse, refine, soothe, firm, hydrate, moisturise and protect. No-fuss, no over-thinking just beautiful glowing skin in a few easy steps.

The combination of skin-compatible active ingredients and innovative Pheroid® technology means O’ri is safe and effective to use on all skin types and all ages. The women that use O’ri are walking and talking testimonies of how good and effective the range is. Mothers have shared it with their daughters, women with their friends and now we want to share O’ri with you.

O’ri is:

  • Effective result-driven skincare
  • Innovative and cutting-edge delivery system
  • High concentration of active ingredients
  • Affordable and accessible

Elmarie Erasmus - Founder

Founder and developer of O’ri Scientific Skincare – Elmarie Erasmus


Throughout my career that spans over 30 years, I’ve closely worked with numerous skincare brands, aesthetic doctors and cosmetic pharmacists, educating myself on every aspect of taking care of the skin. My purpose as an aesthetician has always been to help women love their skin a bit more every day.


Creating and developing the O’ri Scientific Skincare range is the summit of a lifelong dedication to skin education and a dream that started 27 years ago. With the O’ri range, I am finally able to make, what I truly believe is superior skincare accessible through only a handful of products formulated with gold-standard ingredients and world-class technology.


O’ri will change the way you look and feel about your skin. My belief in O’ri and its power to transform your skin is rooted in each and every client that has shared their results after just three months and of course the rigorous independent clinical studies it has undergone.


Glowing, healthy skin is possible, and I can’t wait for you to see the results.

The Science behind O’ri

What is Pheroid® technology?
This unique, and may we add locally developed technology, is a delivery system that allows ingredients to be efficiently absorbed by the skin. The result is ingredients do exactly what they’re formulated to do, and ultimately that you see healthier and happier skin much faster.

Because the skin is both a physical and chemical barrier, meaning its function is to protect us from nasties such as pathogens and harmful chemicals, scientists have found that our skincare needs a little help to unlock its full potential. Which is where a delivery system enters. Think of Pheroid® technology as a very effective high-speed train delivering highly specialised workers. It knows exactly where to stop, what ingredients to deliver at what cell station, and in the shortest time possible. Once the ingredients are delivered, it can then get to work to stimulate healthy skin activity.

But the Pheroid® technology used in O’ri is not just a delivery system. You see, every molecule that’s used to create it serves a beneficial purpose. It is formulated with skin-identical and essential molecules which means it’s easily absorbed, non-irritating and has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect.

Technology that is kind to nature
Throughout every step of the process we have asked ourselves – how can we create an innovative skincare range that will give us the results we want and be mindful of the environment?

O’ri understands that true innovation is considerate of every step of the process and should not be at the cost of something else.

We are proud to say that the formulation and productions process of Pheroid® technology is completely green. This means:

No wasteful by-products

No wasteful by-products, such as toxic chemicals, are produced during the production that may harm the environment.

Pheroid® technology is biodegradable

Pheroid® technology is biodegradable and won’t cause pollution.

Natural resources

Natural resources are used mindfully and responsibly throughout production. This means the water that is used during the process is recycled and reused.