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Things you Should Know about our Brightening Peel

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: Continuer la lecture

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. Continuer la lecture

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?  Continuer la lecture

Spring Cleaning… Your Beauty Products

Spring Cleaning… Your Beauty Products
As the Spring Solstice approaches and the temperature gets warmer, it 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.  Continuer la lecture

New Year, New You: Skin Care Commitments

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.  Continuer la lecture

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.  Continuer la lecture

Uneven Pigmentation? Here Is What You Need To Know

Uneven Pigmentation? Here Is What You Need To Know
Some of the most frequent questions we receive on social media or through our website have to do with pigmentation, dark spots, brown spots… In honor of the renaming of our pigment product, now called Pigment Perfecting Serum, here are some answers to your most frequent questions.  Continuer la lecture

Why Is Green Tea Good For My Skin?

Why Is Green Tea Good For My Skin?
Green tea, from the plant Camellia sinensis, is typically used in skin care because of its high concentration of polyphenols (also known as catechins). The most studied of these polyphenols is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is known to help prevent and repair free radical damage. Green tea also contains quercetin, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize excess iron in the skin, as well as resveratrol, another super-antioxidant. Finally, green tea also contains caffeine and tannins, which help to decrease puffiness. Continuer la lecture

Is My Skin Dry Or Dehydrated? And Does The Difference Matter?

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. Continuer la lecture