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The Alchemist Blog

Practice Safe Sun!

Practice Safe Sun!
May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month, which is a good time for a primer on the sun, the impact of UV on the skin, and skin cancer prevention. Continue reading

5 Tips for Youthful Hands

5 Tips for Youthful Hands
As our Founder Dr. Luigi L. Polla likes to say, “hands are your second face.” Our hands are as exposed to the elements are our faces… yet how many products do you use on your hands versus your face?  Continue reading

Ten Body Care Tips from Switzerland’s Leading Dermatologist

Ten Body Care Tips from Switzerland’s Leading Dermatologist
While our Founder, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, treats mostly faces, his patient consultations always include a discussion of body care, as a reminder that we are, indeed, more than “just our faces.” Here are his top ten body care tips for heathy, youthful-looking skin from head to toe. Continue reading

What Is "Tech Neck" And How To Care For Your Neck And Décolleté

What Is "Tech Neck" And How To Care For Your Neck And Décolleté
Did you know that the second product our Founder Dr. Luigi L. Polla created (right after our best-selling Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask) was our Firming Gel For Neck And Bust? Indeed, he noticed that while his female patients were taking great care of their faces (read, face says I am 37), their neck and décolleté were giving away their “real” age (read, neck says I am 45). He still spends a lot of time reminding his patients to take good care of this often forgotten part of the body. Here are his top recommendations.  Continue reading