The Alchemist Blog

All You Need To Know About Ingrown Hairs And How To Avoid Them
Whether you shave or wax, use sugaring or electrolysis, or prefer laser hair removal to get rid of hair on the face or body, you probably have at one time experienced razor burn, irritation, red bumps, or ingrown hairs. Here’s what to know to minimize irritation following any methodology of hair removal. 
Things you Should Know about our Brightening Peel
The Alchimie Forever Brightening Peel is our one professional-only product. We call it our Glow Treatment. Here’s what you want to know:
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.
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. 
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. 
Have skin care, will travel!
As the world opens back up and the holiday travel season is upon us, here are some tips to keep your skin glowing on planes, trains, and automobiles. 
Consuming Too Much Sugar Accelerates Aging
We all know sugar is bad, and we usually think about it in terms of bad for our waistlines. Did you know sugar is also bad for your skin? 
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. 
Skin Care Tips For Him
As we turn our focus this month to Fathers and Father Figures, we thought it would be helpful to share some skin care tips for male skin. 
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. 
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.
Why Is Papaya Good For My Skin?

Papaya is a fruit that grows on the Carica papaya L. plant and is native to Central America. It is most widely know for the proteolytic enzymes it contains, including papain, which helps to dissolve dead skin cells. 

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. 
Inflammaging: What Is The Role Of Inflammation In Aging?
Inflammation + aging = inflammaging. In other words, chronic, low-grade inflammation leads to accelerated signs of aging in our bodies – and in our skin. 
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