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Melyon is a Swedish skincare brand based out of Stockholm that is focused on inclusivity, sustainability, and ethical sourcing. Founded by Roger Dupé, an immigrant from Western Africa, Roger was inspired by his roots to create a skincare line that had people of color in mind and wanted them to feel as if this was a skincare line specifically for them and the needs of darker skin. The brand’s products transcend any ideas about beauty standards and rather embody an aura of accessibility and inclusivity around beauty. Roger’s African roots taught him about the importance of taking care of your skin and body as an act of self-love and respect which ultimately fed the idea to create a brand that embodies these ideals.
The brand offers an easy four-step skincare regimen that can be purchased separately or together. When bought in a set the Milk Cleanser is completely discounted from the total cost. The skincare set includes the Milk Cleanser, Detox Serum, Day Cream, and Night Cream. Other products include a variety of bar soaps, body lotion, and a discovery set. Melyon uses primarily naturally derived ingredients from Africa such as ginger root and papaya extracts and all of their products are vegan. Roger wanted to create a product line that people could take pride in knowing it would be a quality product for their skin but also leave the consumer feeling good about the low environmental impact.
“My goal is to offer a relevant product in our time while respecting the environment.” – Rodger Dupé, Melyon Founder
Melyon wanted to create products that not only were going to deliver results and have high-quality vegan formulations but were also made with environmental conservation in mind. The brand uses glass packaging for its products and the packaging is free of any plastic lamination that could disrupt the recycling process. Inspired by Roger’s African heritage, the bottles’ beautiful artistic shape is inspired by Baobab trees and the typography and colorways used are indicative of Scandinavian brands, merging the founder’s background to create an all-inspiring design.
Melyon is a true cultivation of both purpose and passion by offering a product line that tells a story and intends to create a community around inclusivity. Roger knew from the get-go that if he were to create a product line the environment was an unwavering factor that had to be taken into account. The brand has merged outstanding design with a thoughtful mission and high-quality formulations all to create a streamlined product line meant to deliver results.
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