The Alchemist Blog

Why Is Red Clover Good For My Skin?
While red clover (aka Trifolium pratense) may not be as well-known an ingredient in skin care as say, green tea or grape see extracts, this plant has amazing antioxidant benefits to help maintain the youthful and plump appearance of the skin.
Do I Really Need To Exfoliate My Skin And If So How Often?

Exfoliation is an essential step in a healthy skin care regimen. It will reveal brighter skin, and it will make all of your other products work better. Read more to learn how and how often to exfoliate. 


How Can I Get A More Even, Brighter Complexion?
Most of us get dark spots. Some call them sun spots, some call them age spots. What we mean are spots on our faces and bodies that are more pigmented than our base complexion. And yes, this happens regardless of skin tone. 
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?
How Do You Keep Your Eye Contour Area Looking Youthful?
Our Founder, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, loves to say "if you are old enough to drink, you are old enough for a good eye cream." The eye contour is typically the first area that starts showing signs of skin aging, because the skin is thinnest (thus the most delicate), and because of the constant movements the eyes make (blinking, crinkling during laughs, and more).
Our Kantic® Brightening Moisture Mask Is Now Even Cleaner!
For all of you out there who have used and loved our Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask for decades, here is more information on exactly what we changed (starting with Lot Numbers 10151J21 and 11041K21, circa early 2020).

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.
Why Is The European Blueberry Good For My Skin? Any Why Is It Our Signature Ingredient?
The European blueberries are Alchimie Forever’s signature ingredient – and not just because they are purple… Here are their main benefits to keep your skin calm, glowing, and youthful.
Alchimie Forever… What Does Our Name Mean?

Alchimie (pronounced al-shee-mee) is the French word for alchemy. And alchemy is very much at the heart of our skin care philosophy. Learn more about our brand name here. 


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