Tasha Mentasti



We were blown away when a world renowned, and local surf champion, ‘dropped in’ and sent Yungskin a message via social media!  A very cool, calm and confident Tasha, after spending well… basically her life as a mermaid, was in need of a little TLC for her sensitive skin.  

After one coffee and many stories of adventure and life, we knew – value alignment – tick!

In the words of Tash ‘ I am so stoked and proud to be an ambassador of such a remarkable product that has made my skin very happy’ 🙂

We love you Tash!



Durban, South Africa   





Coffee or Tea?

Cat or Dog?
I am an animal lover

Phonecall or Text?

Swimming or Sunbathing?
I’m a mermaid – swimming for sure

Football or Rugby?
Rugby but board sports are more my forte

Sneakers or Sandals?
Sandals all day, everyday if I could

Winter or Summer?
Summer for the warmth, Winter for the waves

Morning Person or Night Owl?
Morning Person


Cape Town, South Africa


Mountain or Ocean?

Bath or Shower?
Ocean is my home but now living in Cape Town the mountains have definitely found a special place in my heart

Laundry or Dishes?
hmmmmmm – dishes. I am an amazing kitchen fairy because I am a terrible cook

Book or Movie?

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Sweet or Salty?

Pasta or Pizza?
Pasta (my Italian roots)


Would you be useful in a zombie apocalypse? What can you bring to the table?

Thank goodness I have gills and can survive underwater – I wouldn’t be able to save the world but hopefully help save the human race by finding a deserted island with my partner and make some beautiful babies.

What is something that everyone looks stupid doing?

That classic party trick of doing The Worm

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

Hadeda’s – they are up early screaming profanities before the sun has risen.

If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?

Oh gosh, probably being caught streaking or skinny dipping on a public beach? The full moon makes me do some weird and wonderful things.

What is the funniest joke you know by heart?

Awwwww, I am so bad at jokes. But ok, it is so lame – Knock knock. Who’s there? Cow says. Cow says who? No a cow says mooooooooo…


What snack can you just not get enough of?

Roasted & salted cashew nuts

What’s your daily skincare routine?

I always starting with the Yungskin Facial Wash, followed by the Yungskin Toner and then I apply the Yungskin Suncare instead of the Day Cream since I am always in the sun. I like to use the Yungskin Exfoliator after a long day on the beach and the Yungskin Food has become an integral part of my daily ritual.

What’s your favourite Yungskin product?

The Yungskin Suncare product is my favourite along with the Yungskin Tissue Oil.

What’s surprising about you?

People always seem to come across surprised by my age, either surfing has kept me looking young or I don’t act my age – you decide. Either way I am having fun and living a life with purpose and happiness and full of surf stoke.

What are you most passionate about and why?

My current passion project is Adaptive Surfing – this is a new sport whereby people with various disabilities surf. Not only is it a sport but a form of surf therapy – it is amazing to see the positive impact the ocean and catching waves has for a person. I will be traveling with the South African Adaptive Surfing Team to the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs taking place in La Jolla, California, USA. We earned ourselves an individual silver medal last year and TeamSA placed 6th overall in the world. Very honoured to be managing the team and witness inspiring people achieve their goals and push their boundaries. 

What does a day in the life of Tasha look like?

I love to be up with the sun, it is when I feel the world is quietist and I can gather my thoughts and plan the day ahead. I always try fit in a beach session and since living in Cape Town, you can’t beat the sunsets over the ocean. I am currently working a full time job so my free time is now more valuable than ever, luckily I am managing the surfing portfolio and therefore my day is filled with all things surf related. My current project is to create the first sustainable professional surfing series along the coastline of South Africa.

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