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Getting to know our co-founders: Imen Jerbi Azaiez

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know our melanin-rich community through your social media comments, product reviews, and skincare queries. But how well do you know us? As a member of this community, we thought it’d be only right to properly introduce ourselves to get better acquainted! We’ll be sharing exclusive interviews with our entrepreneurial co-founders, while discovering how their stories have shaped the 456 Skin beauty narrative—both now, and in the future. 

Skintone. Google: the inclusive future of AI technology.

At this point, we’re probably all familiar with algorithms thanks to social media, and perhaps even the idea of targeted advertising—but how are they adding to the marginalisation and oppression of POC? Safiya Umoji Noble, associate professor at UCLA, states in her book, Algorithms of Oppression, that her research points to both racist...

The science behind the saying; ‘black don’t crack,’ what the melanin-rich skin experts say about ageing.

Following on from our guide to achieving the skin of your dreams, at any age, we’re back with another short narrative on how exactly melanin-rich skin ages, while taking a look behind the infamous expression, ‘black don’t crack.’ Where does it come from, and is it even scientifically factual? We’ve enlisted...

The key to unlocking that lit-from-within glow for darker skin tones.

As women with melanin-rich skin, our complexions can often turn from glowing to dull within a matter of weeks. And while this may be frustrating, we can help bring your glow back. Take a look at our top tips on naturally achieving that lit-from-within glow, and how you can keep...

Let’s transition your melanin-rich skincare routine from winter to spring.

Put away those winter jackets, because spring is finally here! And with a new season, comes a slightly altered approach to our skincare routines. As the days steadily become longer and the warmth of the sun (thankfully) increases, so does the ambient ultraviolet light. While this may be great for...

Can over-exfoliating damage melanin-rich skin?

There’s a fine line between achieving silky-smooth skin, and compromising our skin integrity. But how do we know when we’ve crossed that line before it’s too late? We’re taking a look at how over-exfoliating can damage melanin-rich skin, and when to press pause on exfoliation. 

The wonders of melanin-rich skin renewal!

Did you know that we shed almost 1 million skin cells per day? That may seem like a shocking amount, but actually, as our biggest organ, our skin needs to constantly regenerate and renew in order to keep the rest of our body protected and healthy. Those in the know...

How to achieve your goals and create your own reality; mother, entrepreneur, and WOC, Noelly Michoux, tells us how.

“Imagine a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. One where difference is both valued and celebrated. Together, we can forge women's equality.” — These are the words at the heart of a movement founded over a century ago, and one which...