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Our Philosophy

Our ethos is simple - skincare should be simple, natural and effective. 

Alchemy Skincare is small enterprise based in the Highlands of Scotland producing a luxurious range of natural bath and body oils, made by hand and in small batches. 

We use only natural ingredients and our products are vegan friendly too.  

At Alchemy, we believe in the power of natural plant actives and therapeutic essential oils working in harmony to naturally nourish your skin and restore a sense of balance and wellbeing; transforming body and mind.  

Our carrier oils are rich in essential fatty acids, which work to penetrate the skin helping to repair and rejuvenate and our products all contain antioxidant Vitamin E to fight the effects of ageing caused by free radicals in our environment.

Our aromatic blends of essential oils have the ability to move you from one emotional state to another, stimulating or relaxing as necessary to revive, refresh, relax or renew. 

So ignite your senses and capture a few moments of relaxation with Alchemy Skincare.

 

Our Product Principles:

  • We use only natural or naturally derived ingredients in our products.  By naturally derived we mean ingredients where a raw ingredient e.g. coconut or olive has undergone a process to make it perform a function better than in its raw state.

  • Our products are free from animal derived ingredients including beeswax and lanolin.

  • We do not use any of the following in our products: Synthetic Fragrances or Colours, Palm Oil, Mineral Oil, SLS or SLES, Parabens, PEGs or PEG Derivatives or Silicone

  • We never test our products on animals or use any ingredients which have been tested on animals.  Animal testing is banned under European Law.

  • All our products have undergone all necessary product safety assessments undertaken by a qualified cosmetic safety assessor.

  • We do not use any peanut or ingredients derived from peanut but we do use certain nut oils such as almond, macadamia and shea butter.  Therefore, you should always seek advice from your GP if you suffer from a nut allergy before using our products.

  • Our bottles are glass and where possible our packaging is made from recyclable materials, including our packing chips. We also aim to minimise our use of plastic.

Our Story

Hello.  I am Alison, a busy mum to two young children and now enthusiastic entrepreneur. I set up Alchemy Skincare in 2018 after I decided to take some time out from my legal career following the birth of my daughter.

After I turned 40, I found the signs of ageing really started to accelerate.  Sleepless nights and hectic days began to take their toll.  However, I no longer had the time for complex beauty regimes!  I needed to pare things down radically and find products which really worked, without costing the earth either financially or ethically.

It was then I discovered the anti-ageing benefits of plant and essential oils.  Deeply nourishing, protecting and hydrating - nothing synthetic or chemical, just naturally beautiful skin.  It seemed the obvious choice. However, while I loved a lot of the oil-based products on the market, many were really quite expensive.

It was then I decided to make my own.  I spent time learning about natural skincare and how to fragrance these using essential oils.  I researched the various benefits of each ingredient and how these might be tailored to suit particular skin types or problems.

What started out as a interest has now turned into a small enterprise. So far, I’ve launched a range of body oils and hope to quickly follow these with a range of facial oils, bath oils and scrubs, as well as some beautiful new scents to choose from.

I hope you enjoy the range.

Alison x 

Our Ingredients

Our ingredients are all derived from natural sources and are vegan friendly too.

Base Ingredients

 

Peach Kernel Oil - easily absorbed into the skin, Peach Kernel Oil is a rich source of antioxidant Vitamin E and is especially recommended for dry, ageing and sensitive skin.

Camellia Oil -  a luxurious oil rich in antioxidants, renowned for its anti-ageing properties, Camellia Oil naturally regenerates the skin.

 

Safflower Oil  - a light but deeply penetrating oil, Safflower is one of the highest natural sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids which help to rejuvenate and smooth dry and damaged skin.

 

Natural Vitamin E - rich in antioxidants to combat the ageing caused the destruction of tissue by free radicals in the environment.

Essential Oils

 

Bergamot - sweet, fruity and slightly floral, refreshing and reviving, Bergamot has a harmonising effect on body and mind. It balances combination and oily skin and its soothing effect is good for calming itchy dry skin.

Frankincense - sweet, spicy, resinous and meditative. Frankincense lifts the spirits and slows breathing to aid focus and calm.  Its healing properties are excellent for mature skin, rejuvenating by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Geranium - fresh, floral and slightly spicy Geranium is uplifting to balance emotions.  It boosts the lymphatic system to eliminate excess water and reduce puffiness.  This stimulating effect reduces the appearance of blemishes and fine lines.

Grapefruit - invigorating, vibrant citrus aroma, Grapefruit refreshes and stimulates boosting the metabolism to produce a diuretic effect aiding detox. Astringent to tone and tighten skin, it is good for oily skin.

Lavender - familiar herbaceous floral aroma, Lavender is well known for its ability to relax and promote restful sleep. Healing and rejuvenating, it is good for all skin types especially irritated, sunburnt and sensitive skin. 

Lemongrass - refreshing and reviving lemon scent, Lemongrass calms and fortifies the nerves reducing stress. It soothes headaches and tones and tightens skin.

Mandarin -  familiar soft sweet citrus aroma, Mandarin is uplifting and cheerful yet relaxing.  Good for all skin types, Mandarin tones and stimulates helping to regenerate skin cells.

Neroli - an intense yet refreshing floral scent.  Essential at times of emotional stress, Neroli dispels anxiety and calms an overactive mind.  It gently tones to control moisture, reduce fine lines and maintain skin elasticity.

Patchouli - soft, sensual, spicy and woody, Patchouli is grounding and stabilising to relieve stress and exhaustion.  It tightens loose skin to combat wrinkles and revitalise ageing complexions.

Rosewoodsweet, spicy and floral, Rosewood works on the mind and emotions to centre and to calm. It has tissue rejuvenating qualities and balances sebum in oily and combination skin.

Sandalwood - warm sweet and woody aroma.  Sensual, harmonising and relaxing, Sandalwood, fortifies the spirit and enhances vitality and confidence. It soothes and softens dry skin.

Sweet Orange - sweet, zingy and citrus. Uplifting but calming, Orange helps to ease insomnia.  Rich in Vitamin C to support the production of collagen, revitalising dull or tired skin.

 
 
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