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Keep it healthy

The journey towards a clear complexion can often be an arduous one, and taking that first step can absolutely be the most difficult hurdle of them all. “What does my skin need to become healthy, smooth, and perfected? Where do I even start?”
We hear you — and that’s why we’ve curated our very own melanin-focused information hub to guide you to where you want to be. We address everything you need to know about how to get there, from key concern breakdowns all the way to detailed routine recommendations. Use this space as your personal landing pad on your road towards a flawless complexion, we’ll help you every step of the way.

Maintaining your skin integrity

The melanin in our skin isn’t just the natural pigment within our skin that creates the broad spectrum of tones that we’re all familiar with, but it also tells us that our skin has specific physiological and functional characteristics that we need to understand and acknowledge when considering how to properly take care of our melanin-rich skin. Darker skin phototypes have a thicker outer skin layer with a higher desquamation rate, and are more likely to experience hyperkeratosis, keloid scars, and most commonly, hyperpigmentation. Along with gentle cleansing and exfoliation, selecting skincare formulas that are specifically developed to understand the unique qualities and requirements of melanin-rich skin is crucial to proactively caring for your skin.

Your minimum base to ‘keep it healthy!’

1. CLEANSE

A flawless complexion starts with cleansing, regardless of our skin types or concerns. It’s essential for clearing out our pores from unwanted dirt, grime, and pollution that could lead to possible breakouts, as well as preventing dehydration and dullness. Not only does cleansing leave your skin feeling wonderfully fresh and clean, but it also enables maximum absorption for the rest of your routine. Hello healthy, glowing skin! Reach for our lightweight cleansing gel for a quick morning skin reset, before opting for a deep double-cleanse combo in the evening. Start by melting the day away with our gentle cleansing oil to breakdown stubborn makeup and sunscreen particles, then follow up with our refreshing cleansing gel to ensure that no pore is left unclogged.

Cleansing Gel - Green Bae

This high performance and voluptuous cleanser offers a unique take on skincare due to its deep cleaning and nourishing properties, equipped with mild surfactants and emulsifiers to gently eliminate all makeup molecules and dirt from the skin. While Cellulose, Cucumber Extract, and Orange Blossom Water help detoxify, rebalance, purify, tone skin, and unclog pores, Salicylic Acid and Citric Acid coupled with Green Tea Essential Oil help to brighten the complexion and rebalance the skin microbiome. Green Bae also contains Cannabis Oil, which offers anti-inflammatory properties, while Almond Oil brings comfort and moisture.

Cleansing Oil - Come Clean

For dry skin especially, using a cleansing oil like Come Clean, that gently yet effectively cleanses the skin of all dirt and makeup without drying it out, will ensure that your skin remains balanced and healthy. Most cleansers contain harsh emulsifiers and ingredients that remove excess oil, even the natural oils that we need to stay moisturized, which in turn triggers the natural hydration response to produce even more sebum to make up for the loss.

2. EXFOLIATE


Exfoliation is a key component within any skincare regimen, especially for those who are melanin-rich. Due to a high cell turnover rate, dead skin cells can quickly accumulate on the skins' surface, causing complexion dullness and textured rough patches. But by using our gentle chemical exfoliator twice a week, the glue holding these dead cells break down and disperse to unveil the newer, brighter cells underneath. We recommend this careful chemical treatment process in favour of a mechanical scrub to protect your delicate healthy skin cells, so that it’s only the dead ones that are being swept away. Reveal your true complexion through gentle exfoliation, and notice your pores minimize, marks fade, and small blemishes diminish.

Exfoliant Mask - To BE Clear

This cell-boosting powerhouse reactivates our cell renewal, while gently buffing away dead skin cells with the regenerative powers of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Oat Oil, Rose Oil, Spirulina, and modified Pumpkin enzymes. Coupled with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Rose Clay, To Be Clear safely exfoliates the skin to keep our complexion healthy and bright. The action of anti-inflammatory and brightening actives such as Green Tea Glycoproteins, Calendula Flower Extract, and Niacinamide, ensure inflammation is calmed for the long run. Afterwards, the skin is oxygenated, soothed, plumped, and hydrated.

3. STAY PROACTIVE

Stay proactive with your skin based on your risk factors


Looking to be proactive with hyperpigmentation?
Choose the Sevenly Delight Brightening Serum to keep your pigmentation balanced and your complexion bright.

Keen to be proactive with minimizing pore size, evening out skin texture, and brightening dull skin?
Opt for the Tonic Oh! Treatment Lotion to keep your texture refined, toned, and glowing.

Wanting to be proactive with regulating excess sebum and banishing dehydration?
Choose the Day Hack Matte Moisturizer to keep your skins’ water and oil levels balanced.

To help keep your skin healthy, we add a preventive dose of actives that specifically targets these conditions to keep them at bay and for your skin to remain beautifully healthy.



Make a routine that’s customized just for you


Our range of Core Blends are filled with biodynamic, oil-regulating, cell-renewing, brightening, nourishing, anti-inflammatory, and microbiome-restoring actives. But one singular formulation isn’t suited to all skin phototypes. That’s why our experts here at 4.5.6 Skin customise your formulations based on your phototype and skin type to address your current skin concerns, or to simply maintain your already flawless complexion!

Here’s how it works:

1. Tell us about your skin

Select your Phototype (IV, V or VI), your Skin Type (Oily, Dry, Combination, Balanced), your top 3 Skin Concerns (Acné, Dark Spots, Uneven Skin, etc) and Fragrance Preference (Normal, Mild, No Fragrance).

2. We formulate

We’ll freshly mix the appropriate "Core Blend" with the correct combinations, concentrations, and dosages of active ingredients that will best address your specific requirements. See below for more information on actives.

3. Begin your new skincare journey!

Your formulas are freshly bottled, straight from our lab to your doorstep within 5 to 7 days after completing your order.

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