Where cosmetic testing is failing melanin-rich skins

Published: 18-Oct-2023

What is needed to bridge the skin tone gap? 4.5.6 Skin co-founders Dr Imen Jerbi Azaiez, Dr Carlos A Charles and Noelly Michoux provide their insight

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The statistics revealing the gap in skin care products for melanin-rich skin are concerning. 

A large portion of customers with melanin-rich skin remain unsatisfied with available market offerings which often do not cater to their unique needs and can contain ingredients unsuitable for melanin-rich skin, leading to adverse reactions and side effects.

Establishing the world's first dedicated Skin Tone Research Lab with 4.5.6 Skin was a pivotal step in recognising and tackling the challenges in serving the diverse needs of communities with melanin-rich skin. 

However, it's crucial to delve into why this significant gap exists between market opportunities and actual product offerings.

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