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What’s in your formula?Part II: Functional ingredients.

On our mission to get better acquainted with our skincare, we're continuing our 'What's in your formula?' series. This week we're investigating…

What’s in your formula?Part II: Functional ingredients.

On our mission to get better acquainted with our skincare, we're continuing our 'What's in your formula?' series. This week we're investigating…

New Year, new skincare resolutions.

One of the benefits of a new year (besides the fireworks), is that you can reset your mindset with new goals, new resolutions, and new habits. If you’re anything like us, some of your resolutions may include the mantra, ‘new me, new skincare.’ To make your dream complexion goals a...

What’s in your formula? Part I: Water.

In this five-part series, we’ll be breaking down the five key categories; water, functional ingredients, conservation systems, active ingredients, and fragrances. This will give you a broad insight into not only identifying what’s on the back of your skincare bottles, but also how each ingredient has a specific purpose that relates to...

Brightening your melanin-rich skin, *without* Hydroquinone.

For those of us within the melanin-rich skin community, fading hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and acne scarring is probably at the top of your skincare-requirements list. And you may have even succumbed to products that claim to whiten, lighten, or bleach these problems away. If that’s the case, you’ve most likely...

Should darker skin tones be using Retinol?

Retinol, Retinoids, Retinal. No doubt you’ve heard at least one of these names thrown around in skincare circles at some point in time, probably because this form of vitamin A has reached cult status. Once upon a time, it was difficult getting hold of retinol products without a prescription. But...

Be gentle with your skin barrier!

Have you ever felt your skin feeling dry, tight, and… itchy? Does your holy grail moisturizer now sting and burn? What you could be experiencing is an impaired skin barrier. Now that winter is finally here, and practically all moisture has left the air, there’s a high chance you may...

Eat your way to hydration this festive season.

As we’re fast approaching the holiday season when the time for merriment, party-going, and dinner-attending is a non-negotiable, it’s important to keep our skin in tip-top condition by staying hydrated. ‘But how can we stay hydrated and join in with the festivities?’ The answer is a simple and positive one;...

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.

How your phototype should play a big role in deciding what your routine should be?

Research shows that a person’s skin phototype has a big role to play in deciding what their skincare routine should be.