Hello there! My name is Mecca Arnette and I am the founder of Meccanisms. As with most small businesses, Meccanisms started off as a hobby. My mother has plenty of stories of me as a child, mixing up various things in the bathroom to create what she affectionately refers to as 'salve'. Not much has changed, only now I like to think I know what I'm doing. My friends and family were often the first to learn of my latest experiments and were always eager to try out my products. I wouldn't be here today without their support.
In October of 2017 I suffered a surgery complication that almost cost me my life. I was bleeding internally and needed a total of 3 transfusions. Once I was home recovering I became very depressed due to the trauma. Skincare became a self care ritual, something nice I could do for myself when I was feeling especially down. I started browsing places like r/skincareaddiction, r/DIYbeauty, and r/asianbeauty and looking into how to seriously care for my skin. From there I started learning from cosmetic chemists and other home business owners how to formulate products correctly, researching what particular ingredients do for the skin, and the rest speaks for itself.
I've always had reactive, allergy prone skin that doesn't take well to harsh ingredients, heavy fragrances in leave-on products, or excessive botanical extracts. My skin scars easily, and is prone to PIH or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. While there are no shortages of all natural skincare brands that claim to be gentle because their ingredients come from the Earth, Meccanisms differs by reducing the use of plant extracts, strong acids, excessive fragrances, or high concentrations of essential oils with the goal of minimizing irritation while maximizing effectiveness. I wanted to create products for people like me, or at least, people who can appreciate my goals.
So why not treat your skin tenderly, and achieve a glow that truly shines due to a warm and gentle hand? And you get some sleek, modern packaging in the process.