Closing the skincare-race gap
While the makeup industry has had an awakening, the skincare industry is lagging way behind in its melanin-driven research and development process.
Melanin-rich skin has specific needs. At 4.5.6, we understand those needs and use melanin driven skincare science to innovate and create the most effective skincare products. We embrace diversity by ensuring that your skincare is personalized just for you.
The need for a deepened understanding of melanin-rich skin and beauty is urgent. We believe that beauty needs to be defined by each person on their own terms.
We understand there is a whole world that gets compressed between the boxes of brown and black and we are here to celebrate those worlds.
Proudly born in the heart of the French Cosmetic Valley
The French Cosmetic Valley is home to the world’s best brands and biggest beauty conglomerates.
After an incubation at the LVMH Research Centre via the Cosmet’up Program, we established our own lab and production unit in the Cosmetic Valley.
All our processes of R&D, formulation, production, and filling are performed in our lab.
Our journey is guided by melanin skin understanding and we are continuously researching and developing the most innovative skincare solutions for you.
Commitment to you and to the planet
We are as committed to limiting our impact on the environment as we are to enhancing your skin’s health.
Our products are made-to-order, and shipped directly to you to limit waste.
Our glass packaging is recyclable and provides the best protection for our advanced formulas.
Meet the founders
Our inclusive founding team is the perfect combination of skin research scientists, skincare and nutraceutical formulation experts, dermatologists, and business experts on the mission to revolutionize melanin skincare.
Noelly Michoux - Phototype 6
Co-founder / CEO
Imen Jerbi Azaiez, Phd - Phototype 4
Co-founder / R&D Director
Carlos A. Charles, MD - Phototype 5
Co-founder / Medical skin expert
Nicolas Vincent, MBA - Phototype 3
Co-founder / COO
READY FOR YOUR BEST SKIN YET?