High Design Skincare.
Advanced chemistry for age-deceleration. (We see you, Gen X/Xennials).
Curated combinations of the classics with proven Alt-Pharma™ ingredients.
Potent concentrations of key actives + peacekeepers.
Featuring adaptoGEN8™, our magical blend of 8 multi-benefit mushroom extracts, this moisturizer delivers anti-oxidative, age-decelerating benefits. The bouncy formula leaves skin feeling nourished, and looking brighter and smoother instantly and over time.
KETAmino Acid Complex®
The Proprietary Powerhouse
This carefully curated combination of naturally occurring neuropeptides and amino acids is in every A.P. CHEM formula and promotes firmer, smoother, and more even toned skin. Its hero is Polyglutamic Acid.
- Promotes even deeper hydration for skin
- Is synergistic with Hyaluronic Acid (which is also in our complex) to help skin maintain hydration
- Holds up to 10x more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid
- Improves skin elasticity and softness
- Evens skin texture and tone
A magical blend of 8 multi-benefit mushroom extracts.
1. Shiitake: Brightening
2. Reishi: Calming
3. Cordyceps: Energizing
4. Trametes: Detoxifying
5. Tremella: Hydrating
6. Wood Ear: Nutritive
7. Chaga: Protective
8. Maitake: Antioxidative
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)
GABA is a naturally occurring neuropeptide. It helps relax tense facial muscles, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improves elasticity so facial contours appear more defined. A powerful antioxidant, it also leaves skin looking smoother.
Our Hero Anti-Inflammatory
The skin-soother in every A.P. CHEM® formula. Baicalin helps to strengthen the dermal barrier and neutralize free radicals, leading to lower levels of oxidative stress in the skin—creating a more optimal environment for skin renewal.
A fusion of amino acids and neuropeptides for age-deceleration.
Curated concentrations of the classics + Alt-Pharma™actives for optimal renewal.
Harmony + Homeostasis.
for calm skin.
Derm developed and tested.
Expertly designed and clinically tested. Proven results.
Our goal in terms of age-deceleration is simple: to help slow—or “hit pause”—on the internal and external factors that can physically and visibly stress your skin. Lifestyle, hormonal shifts and inflammation can all be factors.
In other words, we’re not anti-aging. Your age is what it is. But how you feel? That’s most important.
Some people are fine with their lines and wrinkles. Some people would like to soften their appearance. And some people would like to get ahead of the game and prevent these lines and wrinkles from surfacing in the first place.
In short? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel your best—inside and out.
It’s all about balance.
We believe inflammation is a key component of virtually every skin condition. It can be a reaction to internal or external change, injury or trauma. We design each high-potency formula with a curated combination of skin-soothing and peace-keeping ingredients for optimal skin renewal.
Neuropeptides are a group of peptides—or short chains of amino acids. They act as chemical messengers, known for their ability to stimulate skin’s production of collagen and elastin.
Studies have proven that neuropeptides can produce effects similar to that of Botox and filler. They achieve this by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters that allow facial muscles to form wrinkles. Neuropeptides also plump the skin and improve its appearance in terms of lost elasticity and volume.
Our hero neuropeptides are GABA and palmitoyl hexapeptide-52. GABA helps diminish the look of lines and wrinkles, while helping improve elasticity so skin looks and feels firmer. Palmitoyl hexapetide-52 also assists with improving skin elasticity and lifts vital proteins in the skin.
We’re not Anti-Pharma, we’re Alt-Pharma™.
Alt Pharma™ is how we refer to our stance that traditional treatments aren’t the only path—there are other ways to heal. There are many options to explore when it comes to health. That’s why we carefully formulated our best-in-class skincare with a curated mix of the classics and ingredients you don’t typically see in skincare, like neuropeptides. They are known to inhibit the release of neurotransmitters that allow facial muscles to form wrinkles. They produce visible effects similar to Botox® and filler.
A.P. CHEM has multiple meanings—and that’s why we chose the name. Each connotation is integral to our core brand identity and values. It stands for Advanced Placement Chemistry, of course, but also, Alt-Pharma™ and Anti-Inflammatory Properties.