When this landed in our #TeamCoco inbox, we had to do a double take and make sure that we hadn’t missed the memo about playing pranks on Halloween but, sure enough, the world’s first pimple bar opens tomorrow – 31st October – in Antwerp.

YUN Probiotherapy are looking to burst (sorry, gross!) myths about pimples, provide private consultations, facials and any advice you’ve always wanted to seek but have had no idea where to do so. Over three floors you’ll find treatments, new products to make your face more like that angelic visage you’ve always wanted and a tasty tipple.

In addition to a novel approach to skincare, the pop-up addresses the fact that over 80% of people have had some sort of unpleasant skin problem leaving them feeling insecure and embarrassed. Hurrah! So we’re not alone in embracing ‘Netflix and Chill’ weekends due to our freaking weird early-winter skin.

Tom Verlinden is the Managing Director of Probiotherapy. Here’s what he has to say: “It’s awful to see people so embarrassed and losing confidence and that it has such a huge impact on their lives. The idea of this playful way of approaching the subject is to make it more socially acceptable; break the taboo and get people feeling able to talk about it. The Pimple bar is somewhere anyone can feel at ease; there’s really no reason to feel embarrassed or insecure. And it’s an approachable way for us to inform people about our revolutionary therapies.”

The Pimple bar will be open for 10am to 5pm every day from 27th October to 5th November ­–except Sundays and public holidays at Wiegstraat 16, 2000 Antwerpen


Living on the sunny Kent coast you'll find Anna tracking down the best new coffee shops and craft beer dens. With a penchant for vintage, she's more likely to be exploring thrift stores than Bond Street but she'll never say no to a little touch of creative luxury.

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