A selection of our natural active ingredients

The no list

These are the ingredients you will never find in alche{me}’s formulation.

No controversial chemicals

Some ingredients, such as parabens and Phenoxyethanol, are used as preservatives to prevent bacteria and mold forming in your skincare, as well as the development of fungi.

Others are here to improve the texture of the products: PEGs are petroleum based ingredient, widely used in beauty product to improve texture and product stability.

What is the problem?

Preservatives penetrate deep in your skin and stays there. A high concentration unbalances your hormonal system. That being said, each individual product has a very low concentration of paraben and is safe individually – it is more the cumulation across multiple products.

PEGs cause skin irritation and rashes, and its long term use dries the skin. PEGs may also get contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane which are carcinogenic.


The names to look out for in the ingredients list: butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben, phenoxyethanol, 2-phenoxyethanol, triclosan, polyethylene glycol or PEG.

No irritants

Some ingredients widely used by manufacturers may cause skin irritation and rashes. They may not me all harmful on the long run, but you may want to avoid them especially if you have a sensitive skin.

What is the problem?

Some ingredients such as silicones may clog the pores, causing acne and congestion. Silicones are widely used in make-up product, thus it is important to deeply cleanse the skin to remove all residues.


The names to look out for in the ingredients list: Sulfates (SLS and LSLS, EDTA,...), silicones, PEG, mineral oils

No pollutants

Some ingredients used in Cosmetic, on top of not being great for the skin are also pollutants. In that list, we find silicones, a synthetic polymer, commonly use in cosmetics to smoothen the skin adding a velvety feel but also parabens.

What is the problem?

High levels have also been found in ocean animals as these ingredients stays around for a long time and washes out to the sea.


The name to look out for in the ingredients list: Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Phenyl trimethicone, Dimethicone copolyol, cyclopentasiloxane, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben

{Personalised} products

Each product is uniquely formulated to fit your skin’s needs, based on the lifestyle you lead.
Guaranteed to deliver results! If you don’t, we reformulate.