Closing the skincare-race gap
While the makeup industry may have had an inclusive-awakening, the skincare industry is still lagging behind when it comes to melanin-driven research and development.
Melanin-rich skin has specific needs. Here at 4.5.6 Skin, we understand those needs. That’s why we use melanin-driven skincare science to innovate and create the most effective skincare products for darker skin tones. We embrace diversity by ensuring that our formulations are personalised, just for you.
The need for a deepened understanding of melanin-rich skin beauty is urgent. We believe that beauty needs to be defined by each person on their own terms.
There’s a whole world that gets compressed between the boxes of brown and black, and we’re 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 research, development, formulation, production, and filling are performed in our lab.
Our journey is guided by understanding melanin-rich skin as we continue to research and develop the most innovative skincare solutions for darker skin tones.
Commitment to you and to the planet
We’re just as committed to limiting our environmental impact as we are enhancing your skin’s health and wellbeing.
To limit waste, our products are freshly made-to-order, and shipped directly to you.
We’ve opted for glass packaging, which is not only recyclable, but also provides the best protection for our advanced skincare formulations.
Meet the founders
Our inclusive founding team is the perfect combination of skin research scientists, skincare and nutraceutical formulation experts, dermatologists, and business experts; all on the mission to revolutionise melanin-rich 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?