The Alchemist Blog

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? 
Spring Cleaning… Your Beauty Products
As the Spring Solstice approaches, now is the perfect time to “spring clean” your bathroom cabinets. Here are our recommendations for how to organize, reorganize, and Marie Kondo your beauty products. 
Ten Body Care Tips from Switzerland’s Leading Dermatologist
 Dr. Polla's patient consultations always include a discussion of body care as a reminder that we are more than “just our faces.” Here are his top ten body care tips for heathy, youthful-looking skin from head to toe.
What to expect in 2022?
We enter the third year of this global pandemic with optimism, focusing on happiness, health (skin and otherwise), and productivity. As we look ahead, here are our predictions for this year’s key skin care trends. 
New Year, New You: Skin Care Commitments
Halfway through the first month of the year is always a good time to check in on the New Year’s commitments we made to ourselves. Did you make any self care or wellness resolutions? If so, how are you doing with them? If not, here is what we recommend committing to in order to look and feel your best. 
The Best Morning and Evening Skin Care Routines
Do you ever wonder why you need a different cream for the morning and the evening? Or wonder about when you should apply your serum? Here are our recommendations for morning and evening skin care routines. 
What Is "Tech Neck" And How To Care For Your Neck And Décolleté
The second product our Founder Dr. Luigi L. Polla created was our Firming Gel For Neck And Bust. 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. 
Uneven Pigmentation? Here Is What You Need To Know
Some of the most frequent questions we receive have to do with uneven pigmentation and dark spots. Here are some answers to your most frequently asked questions. 
Why Is Green Tea Good For My Skin?
Green tea, is typically used in skin care because of its high concentration of polyphenols (also known as catechins). These polyphenols help prevent and repair free radical damage while antioxidants helps to neutralize excess iron in the skin and caffeine helps to reduce puffiness.
Top 10 Body Care Tips
While the truth is that summer bodies are made in the winter, one can’t help but pay more attention to body care as bathing suit season approaches. Here are some of our tips to embrace the arrival of warmer weather and be kind to our bodies. 
10 Tips For Spring Skin Care
Just as we did when cooler weather arrived, it is important to reassess skin care regimens and products, and make some adjustments as the weather warms, and we say goodbye to Winter.
Is My Skin Dry Or Dehydrated? And Does The Difference Matter?
While dry skin and dehydrated skin may sound like they are the same thing, they are not. Here is the difference: dehydrated skin lacks water and dry skin lacks oil.
Top 10 New Year’s Self Care And Skin Care Resolutions
‘Tis the time of year to think about goals resolutions… and we’re here to help you make the best decisions for your skin care, self care, and wellness in the New Year.
10 Tips On How To Choose The Right Moisturizer

Most of us use a moisturizer, but how do you know which one to choose? The basic rule of thumb is that you should choose your moisturizer based on your skin type. Here is all you need to know on how to find the perfect moisturizer for you. 

Should I Be Double Cleansing?
Anyone can benefit from double cleansing. But what is it exactly? Double cleansing means cleansing twice, with two different types of cleansers, in the evening. Typically, the first cleanser is an oil or cream cleanser, and the second cleanser is a gel cleanser. 
The Best Skin Care Routine For Every Age
Your skin care routine should not be the same in your 20s as it is in your 40s. Just as you do, your skin evolves and changes over the years, and the products you use should as well. Here’s our guide to the best skin care routine at every age. 
What Is Retinol And How Should I Use It?
Here is everything that you need to know about retinol. How to choose a retinol. Is retinol right for you. How do you use a retinol. Read more to find out.

 

Sensitive Skin: What Is It And What Can I Do About It?
Sensitive skin is defined as a hyper reactive response of the skin to an external source that results in inflammation. The source of irritation can be environmental conditions, cleaning products, personal care products, clothing, or anything that comes in contact with the skin. 
In What Order Should I Apply Skin Care Products?
One of the most frequent questions we get about skin care, is in which order to apply products. Indeed, if you are using a moisturizer, a serum, foundation, and a sunscreen in the morning – what goes on first? And what if you add a treatment product on top of that? How do you layer skin care products?
What Is SPF And What's The Right SPF Number? Do I Really Need SPF Indoors?
A moisturizer with SPF is a must every single day, from January 1 to December 31. This will not only prevent skin cancer, but it will ensure that you age more gracefully. Continue reading to refresh your SPF knowledge.
Dr. Luigi L. Polla's Top Skin Care Tips
Our founder, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, Switzerland’s leading dermatologist, has been treating men and women for over 30 years, and is a pioneer in laser therapy and anti-aging technologies. Here are his favorite skin care tips to aging more gracefully.
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