The Polla Sisters

All four Polla sisters standing on the front of a boat smiling, in a line
All four Polla sisters standing in a line, smiling and laughing

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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Headshot of Ada Polla in violet top with red lipstick, soft smile


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

Age: 40

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

Sign: Libra

Cocktail: Rose Champagne

Fragrance: Jicky by Guerlain

Fashion Style: Elegant, timeless, understated

Favorite Alchimie Forever Product: Pigment perfecting serum 

Read about Ada’s beauty routine in the Huffington Post.

Follow Ada @adapolla on social media!

Cyrille Polla standing in yellow dress with long brown hair with bangs, soft smile


She builds on her anthropological studies by creating beautiful guest experiences.

She is the driver of our brand’s architecture, visual identity, and voice

Age: 36

Education: Cambridge BA

Occupation: Head of Marketing & Communication, Forever Institut

Home base: Geneva, Switzerland

Sign: Cancer

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.

Follow Cyrille @cyrillepolla on social media!

Rachel Polla standing in blue dress smiling, arms on hand rail, short brown hair


She builds on her private banking experience by accelerating our financial success.

She is the driver of our social relevance and industry influence

Age: 34

Education: Hautes Etudes Commerciales BA

Occupation: CEO, Forever Institut

Home base: Geneva, Switzerland

Sign: Virgo

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!

Roxane Polla standing and smiling in pink dress, hands on rail and short brown hair


She builds on her parents’ legacy by attending medical school.

She is the driver of our commitment to scientific integrity and technological innovation

Age: 27

Education: University of Geneva BA, University of Geneva MD expected Spring 2018

Occupation: Medical student and future vascular surgeon

Home base: Lausanne, Switzerland

Sign: Gemini

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! 

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