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Full Ingredient List and Definition

The foundation of Alchimie Forever is science and research, based on Dr. Polla’s 30+ years as Switzerland’s leading dermatologist. We use the finest ingredients proven by hundreds of studies . Our products are formulated without added sulphates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, gluten and never tested on animals.

A

  • Alchemilla Vulgaris (Alchemilla) Plant Extract (NATURAL): powerful astringent that minimizes under-eye bags; also has antioxidant and iron chelating properties

  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (NATURAL): calming and soothing ingredient that reduces inflammation and irritation

  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that thickens and stabilizes the formula

  • Alcohol (LAB MADE): used to dissolve salicylic acid and menthol for proper absorption in the skin

  • Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that thickens and stabilizes the formula

  • Alpha-arbutin (LAB MADE): powerful anti-pigmentation active that works to lighten brown spots

  • Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate (LAB MADE): ingredient that helps to increase and strengthen the effects of sun protection factors

  • Ascorbic Acid (LAB MADE): vitamin C, has anti-aging, rejuvenating, and brightening properties

  • Ascorbyl Glucoside (LAB MADE): vitamin C, has anti-aging, rejuvenating, and brightening properties  

  • Avobenzone (LAB MADE): chemical UV filter that absorbs UVA; allowed in all states including Hawaii  

B

  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (NATURAL): nourishing and hydrating ingredient

  • Benzoic Acid (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of mold and yeast

  • Benzyl Alcohol (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of mold and yeast

  • Butyloctyl Salicylate (LAB MADE): ingredient used to stabilize UV filters

C

  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant that minimizes hyper-pigmentation and has photo-protective properties

  • Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): natural enzyme that exfoliates and removes dead skin cells

  • Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): antibacterial ingredient that has astringent properties to tighten the pores and prevent shine

  • Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract (NATURAL): powerful anti-pigmentation active that works to lighten brown spots

  • Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Flower Extract (NATURAL): powerful anti-pigmentation active that works to lighten brown spots

  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): hydrating and softening ingredient that is rich in vitamin E; non-comedogenic

  • Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract (NATURAL): highly anti-inflammatory ingredient with antioxidant properties

  • C14-22 Alcohol (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • C13-14 Isoparaffin (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Cellulose Gum (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Cetearyl Alcohol (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Cetearyl Glucoside (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • Cetyl Alcohol (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Chlorphenesin (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of mold and yeast

  • Citric Acid (LAB MADE): alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that has firming benefits and helps to even out pigmentation

  • Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (LAB MADE): gentle cleansing ingredient

  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine (LAB MADE): gentle cleansing ingredient

  • Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (LAB MADE): gentle cleansing ingredient

  • Coco-Betaine (LAB MADE): gentle cleansing ingredient with conditioning properties

  • Cyclopentasiloxane (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

D

  • Dea-Cetyl Phosphate (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • Dehydroacetic Acid (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of mold and yeast

  • Dimethicone (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that enables oil and water to mix

  • Disodium EDTA (LAB MADE): ingredient that preserves the efficacy of ingredients

  • Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)  

F

  • Fucus Vesiculosus (Fucus) Extract (NATURAL): marine algae that prevent water retention

G

  • Gluconolactone (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient; non-comedogenic

  • Glycerin (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Glyceryl Stearate (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Glycolic Acid (LAB MADE): alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that stimulates new collagen formation and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines

H

  • Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Strobile (NATURAL): powerful antioxidant ingredient that lightens brown spots

  • Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (NATURAL): jojoba pearls that physically exfoliate the skin

  • Homosalate (LAB MADE): chemical UV filter that absorbs UVB; allowed in all states including Hawaii  

  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Hydroxyethylcellulose (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

I

  • Ilex Paraguariensis (Maté) Leaf Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant ingredient highly concentrated in caffeine to help minimize under-eye bags and water retention throughout the body

  • Isomalt (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Isononyl Isononanoate (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin; non-comedogenic

  • Isopropyl Myristate (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient

L

  • Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract (NATURAL): traditional Swiss plant with antioxidant and photo-protective properties

  • Litchi Chinensis (Lychee) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant ingredient that has brightening properties

  • Lactic Acid (LAB MADE): alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that has firming properties and helps to even out pigmentation

  • Laureth-7 (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

M

  • Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Plant Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant rich in vitamins A and B, has healing properties  

  • Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Plant Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant ingredient highly concentrated in vitamin K to protect the vascular system

  • Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract (ORGANIC): active ingredient that delays skin aging

  • Magnesium Laureth Sulfate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)  

  • Magnesium Laureth-8 Sulfate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)

  • Magnesium Oleth Sulfate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)

  • Mandelic Acid (LAB MADE): alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that evens out pigmentation, has antiseptic properties, and is ideal for skin prone to inflammatory acne

  • Menthol (LAB MADE): ingredient that has cooling and soothing properties

  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast

  • Methylisothiazolinone (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast

  • Mica (MINERAL): white pigment that gives the Kantic brightening moisture mask its shiny aspect

  • Myristyl Lactate (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin

N

  • Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Flower/Leaf Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant ingredient that detoxifying, toning, and anti-swelling properties

O

  • Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Herb Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant highly concentrated in vitamin K

  • Octisalate (LAB MADE): chemical UV filter that absorbs UVB rays; allowed in all states including Hawaii  

  • Octocrylene (LAB MADE): chemical UV filter that absorbs UVB rays; allowed in all states including Hawaii  

P

  • Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Seed Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant ingredient highly concentrated in caffeine to help dissolve fats

  • Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): powerful antioxidant and astringent properties

  • Panthenol (LAB MADE): pro-vitamin B5, enhances wound healing; soothing and regenerating properties

  • PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products ‘

  • PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • PEG-100 Stearate (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Phenoxyethanol (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Polyacrylamide (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Polydimethylsiloxane (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient; non-comedogenic

  • Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (LAB MADE): preservative ingredient that prevents the growth of bacteria

  • Polysorbate 20 (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Polysorbate 60 (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Potassium sorbate (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria and mold

  • PPG-15 Stearyl Ether (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient; non-comedogenic

  • PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient; non-comedogenic

R

  • Rosa Canina (Rose) Flower Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant with astringent properties

  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties

  • Retinol (LAB MADE): powerful anti-aging ingredient that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and minimizes uneven pigmentation

S

  • Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (NATURAL): ingredient that contains salicin, a precursor to salicylic acid, and has exfoliating and natural pain alleviating properties  

  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (NATURAL): moisturizing ingredient whose composition is comparable to human sebum; non-comedogenic and sebum-regulating  

  • Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): powerful natural antioxidant that contains lycopene

  • Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract (NATURAL): nourishing ingredient

  • Salicylic Acid (LAB MADE): Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that has powerful astringent properties to help minimize acne and breakouts and facilitate extractions

  • Sodium Benzoate (LAB MADE): preservative ingredient that prevents the growth of fungi and bacteria

  • Sodium Chloride (LAB MADE): ingredient that adds texture to products

  • Sodium Citrate (LAB MADE): preserves the efficacy of ingredients

  • Sodium Hyaluronate (LAB MADE): form of hyaluronic acid that enables the skin to retain more water and has moisturizing properties

  • Sodium Hydroxide (LAB MADE): preserves the efficacy of ingredients

  • Sodium Lactate (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria

  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)

  • Sodium Laureth-8 Sulfate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)

  • Sodium Metabisulfite (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria

  • Sodium Oleth Sulfate (LAB MADE): gentle foaming ingredient (a non-aggressive sulfate that will not strip the skin of its natural oils)

  • Sorbate Potassium (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of bacteria

  • Sorbic Acid (LAB MADE): preservative that prevents the growth of mold and yeasts

  • Sorbitan Isostearate (LAB MADE): preservative ingredient that prevents the growth of bacteria

  • Squalane (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient; non-comedogenic

  • Steareth-2 (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that creates the texture

  • Steareth-21 (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that creates the texture

  • Stearyl Alcohol (LAB MADE): moisturizing and nourishing ingredient that prevents water evaporation off of the skin

T

  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (NATURAL): nourishing and hydrating ingredient

  • Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract (NATURAL): powerful antioxidant that contains phytoestrogen (plant-based estrogen) to hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen production

  • Titanium Dioxide (MINERAL): white pigment that reflects light particles

  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (LAB MADE): vitamin C, has anti-aging, rejuvenating, and brightening properties  

  • Tocopherol (LAB MADE): vitamin E, has moisturizing and hydrating properties

  • Tocopheryl Acetate (LAB MADE): vitamin E, has moisturizing and hydrating properties

  • Triethanolamine (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that thickens and stabilizes the formula

  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate (LAB MADE): nourishing and hydrating ingredient; non-comedogenic

V

  • Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder (NATURAL): cranberry pearls to physically exfoliate the skin

  • Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): powerful antioxidant that has iron chelating properties, helps to minimize redness, and is highly anti-inflammatory

  • Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Herb Extract (NATURAL): soothing, calming, nourishing ingredient that has anti-itch and anti-irritation properties

  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract (NATURAL): antioxidant rich in resveratrol that has anti-aging properties

W

  • Water/Aqua (NATURAL): when listed as the first ingredient, this indicates that the product is water-based (versus oil-based), which makes for a lighter texture

X

  • Xanthan Gum (LAB MADE): emulsifying ingredient that creates the texture

Z

  • Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (NATURAL): ingredient with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and stimulating properties