Final yr was pivotal for a lot of causes, one them being the catalytic change when it got here to inclusivity. Within the magnificence business particularly, it grew to become greater than only a buzzword, with manufacturers increasing their product choices or introducing new ranges to make sure that each particular person felt represented no matter their age, race, background, or magnificence wants. Manufacturers additionally acknowledged that there’s extra to be achieved. Because of this shift within the business, various contemporary, new, and thrilling magnificence manufacturers launched. Entrance and heart of this alteration — redefining what a magnificence model ought to embody in 2021 — is mannequin and entrepreneur Roger Dupé along with his new skin-care line from Stockholm, Melyon.
Melyon was born out of Dupé’s concern on the lack of range and inclusion he was uncovered to throughout his time as a mannequin. Dupé’s mom taught him that “magnificence is a type of self-love and self-care”, so he knew he wished different individuals of coloration to embody an identical ethos when it got here to their private skin-care routines. “My focus was on creating a model that’s numerous. I wished to develop an inclusive line of merchandise with widespread skin-care considerations in thoughts,” Dupé mentioned on the Melyon digital launch occasion.
The phrase Melyon is a mixture of the phrase “melanin” (the pigment that provides human pores and skin its coloration) and “enyonam,” a Togolese/Ghanaian expression which suggests “good for you.” The model’s strategy is much less is extra, which is why it launched with simply 4 merchandise: a cleanser, serum, day cream, and evening cream — all of that are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and paraben-free.
Every of the merchandise has a base of baobab oil, an ingredient that’s essential to Melyon and impressed each the product formulations and the packaging. “The baobab tree, recognized for storing water and restoring life, as a metaphor and its oil made sense,” states the Melyon web site. “Melyon translated this to a bottle that stands out as this enormous tree being seen from distant and being a reference level for strolling individuals in Africa, Australia, or Center-East.” Baobab oil additionally has wonderful skin-care advantages, together with calming irritation, combating positive strains and wrinkles, and serving to cut back dryness.
My favourite merchandise out of the 4 are the Milk Cleanser and Day Cream. The cleanser accommodates salicylic acid, which is a good exfoliator and helps deal with cussed pigment left behind after therapeutic spots, and ginger root, which additionally helps to enhance uneven pores and skin tone. It has a superlight, milky texture that lathers a small quantity when massaged onto your pores and skin, leaving pores and skin feeling clear however hydrated.
The Day Cream is packed stuffed with antioxidants to assist shield in opposition to pollution, which may trigger issues like dehydration and irritation. It additionally accommodates niacinamide, a robust ingredient that may additionally assist with issues like irritation, lower redness in pores and skin, hydrate, reduce the looks of pores, and reduce oil manufacturing. The components is light-weight, absorbs shortly and is ultrahydrating.
Melyon ships worldwide; hold studying to buy all 4 merchandise.