Alcheme: Intentional skincare
Alcheme, founded by two former Clarins staff members, sells just two products: an emulsion and a serum, both personalised. Customers first go through a hightech selfie analysis online, which uses an algorithm developed by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher. The founders then go through each photo to double-check the results.
Formulations for both products are tailored from a list of 24 tried-and-tested active ingredients, like vitamin B3 and ginseng root extract, to target concerns like hyperpigmentation and sagging skin.
Constance Mandefield, 37, and Tuyen Lamy, 40, hope to educate consumers to be more aware of what they put on their skin, and this should lead to “smarter and more sustainable decisions”. $95-$105. Website: https:// alcheme.one; Instagram: @alchemeskincare