The 4 Polla sisters grew up steeped in the beauty business, ranging from their father’s dermatology practice and medical institute, to the brand of skin care products that grew out of their father’s experience, to their mother’s contemporary art gallery. From an early age they were taught that looking good means feeling good means doing good. That beauty is a value as important as family.
Very close from their childhood years, their paths separated somewhat in early adulthood. The eldest left to attend University in the US, where she remains 20 years later. The second chose the UK to attend Cambridge. The third decided to leave the family business to work in private banking. And the youngest, after many years riding horses to the highest national level, left Geneva to follow her eldest sister to Washington DC, before retuning home to finish university.
Over the last two years, the four Polla sisters have returned to the mothership, and are closer than ever, working together to grow their family’s legacy. Ada continues to run Alchimie Forever, the family’s skin care product brand, splitting her time between the company’s offices in Washington DC and Geneva. Cyrille leads marketing, PR and social media at Forever Institut in Geneva. Rachel recently came back to the family business to become CEO of Forever Institut. And Roxane decided to follow her parent’s path and is completing medical school to become a vascular surgeon. Together, the four Polla sisters bring passion, commitment, fun, and love to their family’s second generation beauty business.
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She builds on her beauty industry experience by expanding the reach of our skin care products.
She is the driver of our entrepreneurial spirit and American-bred vision for growth
Education: Harvard BA, Georgetown MBA
Occupation: CEO, Alchimie Forever
Home base: In the air (I am on planes 4-5 times per week); I pay rent in Georgetown, Washington DC
Cocktail: Rose Champagne
Fragrance: Jicky by Guerlain
Fashion Style: Elegant, timeless, understated
Favorite Alchimie Forever Product: Pigment lightening serum
Read about Ada’s beauty routine in the Huffington Post.
Follow Ada @adapolla on social media!
She builds on her anthropological studies by creating beautiful guest experiences.
She is the driver of our brand’s architecture, visual identity, and voice
Education: Cambridge BA
Occupation: Head of Marketing & Communication, Forever Institut
Home base: Geneva, Switzerland
Cocktail: Champagne or Martini Bianco on the rocks
Fragrance: I never wear perfume
Fashion Style: Free, Unique, Unpredictable
Favorite Alchimie Forever Product: Gentle refining scrub
Read about Cyrille's beauty routine in the Huffington Post.
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She builds on her private banking experience by accelerating our financial success.
She is the driver of our social relevance and industry influence
Education: Hautes Etudes Commerciales BA
Occupation: CEO, Forever Institut
Home base: Geneva, Switzerland
Cocktail: A champagne cocktail or a cosmopolitan
Fragrance: Number 5 from Chanel
Fashion Style: Classic, comfortable, sexy
Favorite Alchimie Forever Product:Kantic Calming cream
Read about Rachel's beauty routine in the Huffington Post.
Follow Rachel @rachelpolla on social media!
She builds on her parents’ legacy by attending medical school.
She is the driver of our commitment to scientific integrity and technological innovation
Education: University of Geneva BA, University of Geneva MD expected Spring 2018
Occupation: Medical student and future vascular surgeon
Home base: Lausanne, Switzerland
Cocktail: Margarita on the rocks
Fragrance: Coco Chanel
Fashion Style: Melting pot, lab coat (I'm a med student), and clothes to keep me warm
Favorite Alchimie Forever Product: Daily defense cream SPF 23
Read about Roxane's beauty routine in the
Follow Roxane @roxanepolla on social media!