WE do THINGS differently
精益求精 - we always strive to do better, at the heart of all that we do. We believe in better ingredients. Better formulas. Better representation through beauty and bold, new voices.
Because for those of us who have been overlooked by the beauty industry, we deserve better than the bare minimum - and something to call our own.
MEET the FOUNDER
Yu-Chen Shih (石育甄) adored beauty her whole life, only she never truly felt accepted by the industry she loved. Mainstream cosmetic brands overlooked people of color; traditional Asian culture wanted her to believe that only fair skin could be beautiful.
She spent her young adult years scouring drugstore aisles and department store counters from Taipei to Los Angeles, only to find that even Asian brands did not offer foundation shades that matched her melanin-rich Southeast Asian complexion.
But if you don’t have a seat at the table, you make an entirely new office… that’s exactly what Yu-Chen did after years of searching for and failing to find a foundation that worked for her. Hungry for a brand that understood her, she created Orcé Cosmetics to celebrate the diverse tones and unique structure of Asian skin.
Orcé is ours. Inspired by you, made for us.
Driven by our mission to break the barrier between luxury and inclusivity, we celebrate our Asian heritage with high-performance skincare-infused cosmetics that address skin tones and skin types overlooked by the beauty industry.
TO DO BETTER
We conduct independent lab testing on real people. Every batch we produce is put through rigorous dermatologist testing, like:
HRIPT (Human Repeat Insult Patch Test): Confirms that formula does not cause irritation or negative reactions on sensitive skin.
Comedogenicity Study: Substantiates that our formula does not clog pores.
UNTOUCHED UNTIL IT reaches YOU
We promise that you will always receive brand new, unopened, high quality products. We responsibly dispose of returned and exchanged items (including packaging).
Not only is Orcé Cosmetics 100% cruelty-free but we’re also steadfast in refusing to enter any global markets that enforce or rely on animal testing.
Leaping Bunny certified since 2019.