Non- Toxic Skincare For The Glamorous Hippie

I like to think of myself and as a hippie who drinks rosé.  While I lean on my day-to-day holistic approach, I need a little luxury in my life!

This hippie drinking rosé thing encompasses many areas of my life — travel, fashion, coffee, fashion, wine, and skincare.

Some of you know I have a background working in dermatology. I have seen it all. And tried it all.

In the past I’ve done lasers, medical facials, botox, micro-needling, tried bio-identical growth factor serums, store bought moisturizers, medical grade moisturizers, straight up coconut oil, and pretty much everything else under the sun.

Through changing my diet, learning more about the body and its’ functions in nutrition school, and starting the process of cleaning out my toxic beauty products, I’ve learned that there is a much safer, and less dogmatic way to clear, protect, and preserve the skin.

I’m a beauty junkie, and love products and once had a belief that non-toxic products were too “woo-woo” for me. Wrong!

One of the most exciting things about Green Beauty, and less conventional beauty lines is that there’s a whole sector of high-end products. Some of the non-toxic beauty products are quite gorgeous and have some real-deal ingredients in there.

I was recently introduced to a line of skincare called “Alchimie Forever“. It’s a beautiful ‘safe science’ line and has modern ingredients meant to sooth, correct, and slow down the aging process while being free of parabens, animal byproducts, dyes, soy, phthalates, sulfates, gluten, nuts, mineral oil, propylene glycol, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, GMO and animal testing. HALLELUJAH.

Alchimie Forever has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, Instyle, and Into the Gloss, and has a cult following with their readers and understandable so! The feel, the scent, and the packaging feel luxurious and yet practical at the same time.

A bit about the brand

Alchimie Forever is formulated by a husband and wife team, Dr. Barbara Polla, a biomedical researcher, and Dr. Luigi Polla a dermatologist with a specialty in lasers back in 2004.

Dr. Barbara Polla has an extensive background in anti-aging technologies including stress proteins and antioxidant balance. She believes that “looking good, means feeling good, means doing good.”  LOVE THAT!

The company is a family owned operation. Over the years their daughters have been an integral part of developing the brand to be a global business. Between the couple’s background in lasers and anti-aging research, and the inclusion of their daughters in the company, the company is the perfect alchemy (had to)!

Adding any of Alchimie Forever’s product into your beauty routine is a win.  You can apply knowing you’re doing something great for your skin in a safe, no nonsense way. There’s trust in these products.

Here are the three products that I have grown to love:

Purifying Facial Cleanser // I have pretty normal skin so I’ve never really paid attention to cleansers. My feeling was that they’re on you’re skin for such a short amount of time that it’s not that important.  Having tried this one, I realized I was wrong. Something happens to my skin after using it and seems to have a better overall tone.

It does strip a lot off, so I tend to use it after wearing more makeup than usual, or if I had a super sweaty workout. I personally like to leave some oil on my face for that dew, so I recommend this for a 2x a week deep clean, or for someone who is acne and oil prone.

Kantic+ Intensely Nourishing Cream // Holy shit. I’ve been using this product every day 1-2x a day for about a month now. My biggest concerns for my skin are redness and slow aging and this product does both. Pretty amazing.

I’ve noticed a shift in my skin’s glow and evenness, in fact, I’ve changed my tinted SPF to something more sheer because I’ve been loving having my natural skin show through. After I use it my skin looks as though I just consumed a pound of leafy greens* which makes sense because it’s loaded with antioxidant and vitamin E. There’s something really special about this product. I cannot say enough about it.

*Keep eating your leafy greens!

Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask // This is the product that put Alchemie Forever on the map and I understand why. This is meant to be used 1x a week which I have been doing for almost a month. After my first use I noticed a difference. My skin was bright and glowy, it looked smooth and calm, and felt amazing.

This guy is loaded with antioxidants- Resveratrol, and a powerful blueberry that is able to reduce the appearance of facial redness. I love that this product is safe for post-procedure of non- ablative lasers. This speaks volumes.

*I recently wore this mask every night during a trip to Big Bear in high altitude and cold weather and left with better skin than I arrived with!

Alchimie Forever’s website makes it super easy to shop allowing you to “Shop by Concern”.  There’s also free shipping right now, and they include samples in your order *heart eyes emoji*.

I can’t recommend these beautiful products enough.

I’m so happy these products found me! If you know of anyone who this piece would be useful to go ahead and share the love from the links below!

I’d love to hear about your beauty rituals and your favorite skin care products. Comment in the section below and let me know if you have any question on the Alchimie Forever line and my beauty routine!