Clean formulations. Clinical results.
From the beginning, Alchimie Forever® has been about safety and efficacy over source.
Our founder, world-class dermatologist Dr. Luigi L. Polla, continues to practice both medical and cosmetic dermatology at the Forever Institut in Switzerland. The alchemy at the core of our formulation strategy is based on decades of treating skin, using a combination of effective lab-made molecules and powerful botanical antioxidants to yield positive, visible results.
What "Clean" means to us
We voluntarily hold ourselves to a long list of verifiable standards. Here is how we strive to make our products as clean as possible:
We do not use the 1,000+ ingredients prohibited by European cosmetics regulatory bodies, including REACH legislation.
We strongly believe that an effective preservative system is key to safe cosmetics formulations, and use only the following lab-made preservatives to ensure no mold, yeast, or bacteria grow in our formulations: benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid, sorbic acid, chlorphenesin.
We are also sulfate-free, paraben-free, PEG-free (polyethylene glycols), gluten-free, soy-free, free of GMOs, dye-free, and nut-free.
We do not use iron oxides, aluminum, kojic acid, triclosan, hydroquinone, mineral oil, propylene glycol, formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasers, or anything in nano-particles.
Some of our products are rated by Think Dirty, with a score of “Clean” (0–3), with more to come. We also work with EWG to continually update our ingredient listings on their website to ensure accuracy and full transparency.
We use both natural and lab-made fragrances in average concentrations below 0.2%. All of our fragrances are certified phthalate-free. We also list the 26 fragrance allergens potentially contained in our fragrance formulations (per European regulatory standards). For 100% fragrance transparency, please click here.
Recognizing that the body of knowledge in our industry evolves and changes, we continue to search for, test, and source ingredients that are as efficacious and pure as possible. We are committed to being transparent, authentic, and accountable to science.
Alcohol or denatured alcohol in SD-Ethanol form is a component found in alcoholic beverages and not used in any of our products. We do use ingredients that have names ending in Alcohol such as Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol. These ingredients, however, differ from ethyl alcohol both in appearance and properties, and are part of the family of fatty alcohols.
For a complete list of the ingredient we use, please click here.
At Alchimie Forever®, we continually work on our carbon footprint. We have begun transitioning all of our plastic packaging to a sugarcane plastic, which is less stressful on our planet. We use outer boxes for many of our products, because boxes protect our more delicate formulations from light and heat. That said, we’ve now transitioned almost all of our paper packaging to FSC-certified paper and soy ink.
Lastly, our formulations are concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way – meaning you don’t have to repurchase products every few weeks, but rather every couple of months. This helps cut down packaging waste.