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The fancy word for capturing the healthful benefits of plants for skincare and health is 'phytochemicals'. These are elements and molecules that are accessible to our skin and structures that can be used to nourish the body or combat aging.
The mission at Alchemy has always been to offer inspired plant-based formulas for wellness and natural beauty. Art from the henna plant, frangrances from plant extracts, and skincare based on heritage recipes.
Alchemy creates skincare products that are inspired by Ayurveda, traditional folk remedies, and the wisdom of herbalists.
We have a few classic recipes that can be customized for your current skin needs. We love making seasonal and specialty blends with exotic ingredients
Flavonoids - are a class of phyto chemicals (polyphenols) they are prevent systemic inflammation some have special protective action at the level of DNA.
Curcumin - is a flavonoid found in cumin and scavanges free radicals, reduces iron (known cancerous agent) and inhibits peroxidation (peroxide at the cellular level is what turns hair gray).
Epicatechin - is a flavonoid found in cacao, it relaxes muscles in blood vessels: improving blood flow; lowering blood pressure
Resveratrol - is a phytoestrogen / flavonoid with substantial research showing it has chemo-protective AND cardio-protective properties found in grapes especially
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician