Who Are We?
We are two high school chemistry teachers who became good friends, sharing a passion for living a healthy lifestyle. Before becoming teachers, our careers began as chemists for different research companies. We are both avid readers of scientific research and discoveries, resulting in our conversations, routinely focusing around what we continually learn that allows us to be our healthiest selves. One recurring topic for us, being women of a certain age, was, and still is, how can we make our skin maintain and, if not revert to a more youthful version of our current selves. It all began with a discussion about topical creams’ efficacy and whether they genuinely permeate the skin and promote anti-aging and skin health. The skincare industry continually latches onto a new alleged ‘revolutionary’ ingredient claiming it is the new best ingredient in skincare and anti-aging. One element, particularly, caught our attention and is now found in many topical products. The beauty industry habitually continually does this when new scientific research on different anti-aging products is published. Our initial investigation concerning this ‘revolutionary’ ingredient resulted in us consulting with an aesthetician with 20 plus years of experience. She suggested that instead of applying this ingredient topically that it should be taking it orally. Our curiosity about this started a cascading effect that resulted in extensive scientific research on what makes and keeps skin healthy. Hence out of this came our company, Alchemists Beauty LLC. With our research, we discovered that yes, the aesthetician was right. Ingesting this nutrient is far more beneficial for skin health than applying it topically. With that, we also wondered what else could we take that could also benefit our skin’s health and increase collagen production? Keep in mind that we are health fanatics, meaning it cannot be anything artificial, animal-based, or generally not natural, nor do we want to increase our carbon footprint. We continued our comprehensive research and selected what we feel is the best combination of ingredients that will enhance skin health and beauty and is now our product, “Alchemists Beauty Solution.” The use of the word ‘solution’ is two-fold; Solution in chemistry, by definition, is a particular type of homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances; this describes our product. In layman's terms, the definition of a solution is a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation. We feel we have achieved this with Alchemists Beauty Solution.
As two female high school chemistry teachers, we have a passion for science education and gender equality in scientific careers. We strongly feel that the female presence in STEM programs needs to have greater representation. Our goal is to encourage and enable female high school seniors to pursue a career in science.
In the spirit of Rita Levi – Montalcini words, Italian neurologist and Nobel Prize winner in Physiology.“I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything."
We are in the process of setting up an annual scholarship for a female high school senior who plans to study a field of science in college. 1% of all purchases will go towards this scholarship. We hope in the future to explore other avenues to facilitate young women entering the field of science.