It’s personal to our founders. 4.5.6 Skin Science was born out of CEO Noelly Michoux’s lifetime struggle finding care for her melanin-rich skin.

“The reality is the one-size-fits-all approach of international brands prioritizes research and testing based on white skin standards, ignoring the needs of darker skin even as calls for racial equity grow louder and the face of the public becomes ever-more diverse. ”

Understanding the depth of the skincare equity issue, our CEO brought together experts in dermatology, skin research science and skincare formulations to flip the script on a skincare industry that ignores the needs of over 40% of the world.