Founded by Melé skincare: the Melatology Alliance
(mel-uh-tol-oh-gee) the study of melanin to advance the scientific understanding and care of Black and Brown skin.
Our nation is more diverse than ever, but every day we’re reminded of how the unique needs of Black and Brown consumers are underserved by the beauty and skincare industries.
Melatology Alliance was formed to advance equity in the treatment and service of melanin-rich skin through science-based resources and education for consumers and skincare professionals.
It's Time For Equity In Skincare.
Percentage of people in the U.S. who identify as a person of color.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: United States. www.census.gov. Retrieved June 24, 2021
Percentage of women of color who feel ignored and overlooked by the skincare industry.
Source: Survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of LeCerre Skincare with a sample of 1000 general population and 1000 women of color Jan 13-20, 2021
Agree esthetician schools/programs should incorporate skin of color curriculum.
Source: Survey conducted by JOY Collective on behalf of MELE Skincare with a sample of 200 estheticians February-April 2021
The Melatology Alliance: Driving Change
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Educate. Activate. Legislate.
Education is the first step to improving the care and treatment of melanin-rich skin. That’s why we’re providing free accredited courses for estheticians.
Partnerships are vital to initiate and sustain change within our communities. Melatology Alliance brings together skincare experts, organizations, and associations to raise awareness and rally support.
Systemic change comes when we permanently raise the bar through regulatory or legislative actions. Our goal is to see the full inclusion of science-based educational resources about skin of color.