Walking into the Alchimie Forever showroom in Georgetown is the next best thing to visiting their home base in Switzerland. This is the only place in America devoted exclusively to the Swiss skin care products that have become must-haves for Washington spagoers.
Created by dermatologist Dr. Luigi Polla, the family-owned Swiss skin care brand’s president is his daughter Ada Polla. Based in Georgetown, Ada is a founder of the Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) which acts as a knowledge center for spa professionals in the capital area.
The plant-based, anti-aging Alchimie Forever products are made from extracts of basil, blueberries, grape seeds, green tea, rosemary, tomatoes, turmeric and watercress.
Launching a long-awaited day cream, Daily Defense SPF23, Ada revealed one of the key ingredients is edelweiss, a traditional Swiss plant containing elements that protect skin from exposure to UV radiation.
Combined with Alchimie Forever’s signature ingredient, the blueberry, the cream’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action delivers daily results.
Introduced at the new Salamander Spa in Middleburg, VA, the Alchimie Forever line is available weekdays at the Alchimie Forever showroom on the Georgetown waterfront at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, and online at www.alchimieforever.com