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Celebrating melanin-rich beauty; the history and the differences.

Across the globe, white Euro-centric ideals of beauty continue to dominate the mainstream industry; marginalizing the representation of melanin-rich-skinned women. But, beauty matters to all women. And being confident matters to all women; no matter their culture, race, or ethnicity. So, how do we (as melanin-rich women) navigate through the haze of white-centricity? 

Celebrating melanin-rich beauty; the history and the differences.

Across the globe, white Euro-centric ideals of beauty continue to dominate the mainstream industry; marginalizing the representation of melanin-rich-skinned women. But, beauty matters to all women. And being confident matters to all women; no matter their culture, race, or ethnicity. So, how do we (as melanin-rich women) navigate through the...

A no-fuss guide to keeping your skin healthy through winter.

Our no-fuss guide to keeping your melanin-rich skin healthy this winter.  As the colder months are now upon us, it’s so important to know how to keep our melanin-rich skin hydrated, healthy, protected, and comfortable. We’ve put together a quick, no-fuss guide on the best ways to maintain the integrity...

Vitamin D: The sunshine Vitamin & Melanin rich skin

Along with everything else in our solar system, melanin-rich skin needs sunshine to thrive. Not only for our skins’ wellbeing and clarity, but also for our overall health and wellness. A lack of sunlight disturbs normal cell growth, which can lead to skin dehydration and impaired cell metabolism—causing a seasonal...

Customization: Our Bespoke Approach to Your Skincare

As we live in a world where everything from our groceries to our haircare can be customized with a touch of a button, it only seems right that our skincare regimens follow suit too. Here at 4.5.6 Skin, we strive to offer a customized skincare routine tailored to your individual...

Phototypes explained & why you should care

We all have a fairly good idea of what skin type we have; oily, dry, combination. But what do we really know about our integral skin physiology and structural characteristics? And more importantly, do we fully understand how these unique specifications affect our daily skin behaviours? While your answer may...

The Big Purge. What’s it all about?

Looking at the definition of the word purge, one can see how the concept of a skin purge after starting a skincare treatment is a popular one. What exactly is occurring within the skin when a new regimen is started?

The truth behind the pursuit for flawless skin

Whether you’re an advocate for skin bleaching, or proudly enhancing your natural melanin, we hope that you're well-equipped with the information needed to make informed decisions.

Top 10 ingredients to hydrate your skin with all the moisture it needs?

Discovering the hyaluronic acid skin routine and other ingredients that must be a part of your routine.