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.
Yes—but we know that term means something different to everyone. What does being clean mean to us?
We exclude the typical “baddies,” plus we’re cruelty-free. It also means our formulas are:
Our formulas are also dermatologist-developed and dermatologist-tested, allergy tested and non-irritating.
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.
With regards to our brand mission to advocate for mental and physical wellness, Alt-Pharm™ is how we refer to our stance that traditional treatments aren’t the only path. There are many options to explore when it comes to your health. We respect that everyone’s path to wellness is unique and deeply personal. We simply wish to illuminate options. We’re not Anti-Pharma. We’re Alt-Pharma™.
Our brand mission inspires how we formulate our best-in-class skincare using a combination of classic and clinically proven Alt-Pharma™ ingredients. You don’t often see these Alt Pharma™ ingredients in skincare formulations but they boast a host of skincare benefits and are highly efficacious.
For example, one of our Alt Pharma™ ingredients is Polyglutamic Acid (PGA). PGA comes at a higher cost and is relatively new to skincare. It is larger in molecular size so it can hold up to 10x more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid, a classic ingredient also in our formulas.
Another example of our Alt-Pharma ingredients are neuropeptides. Neuropeptides are known to inhibit the release of neurotransmitters that allow facial muscles to form wrinkles. They produce visible effects similar to Botox® and filler.
We are. Our founder’s challenging diagnosis with a chronic disease led her to explore classic and alternative treatments including Psychedelic Treatment. Her journey inspired the brand’s mission to advocate for Psychedelic Treatment for mental and physical health.
NOTE: There are no psychoactives in our formulas. Our products are dermatologist-developed and tested with clinically proven ingredients to promote age-deceleration and an overall harmonious condition for your skin.
KETAmino Acid Complex®
Our proprietary blend of 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 (PGA).
Polyglutamic Acid (PGA)
You might have heard of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Both PGA & HA are hydration heroes, however PGA is larger in molecular size, so it can hold up to 10x more moisture than HA.
PGA forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to prevent moisture loss - not just for softer and smoother-looking skin, but also to lessen irritation. The two ingredients work synergistically, which is why our formulas contain both!
Baicalin is our hero skin soother, protector, and de-stressor. It helps 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.
GABA is a naturally occurring neuropeptide often referred to as Nature’s Botox® because it’s known to help relax tense facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve elasticity so facial contours appear more defined. It also helps to improve elasticity so skin looks and feels firmer.
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.
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.
When your body encounters an offending agent (like viruses, bacteria or toxic chemicals) or suffers an injury, it activates your immune system. Your immune system sends out its first responders: inflammatory cells and cytokines (substances that stimulate more inflammatory cells). These cells begin an inflammatory response to trap bacteria and other offending agents or start healing injured tissue. The result can be pain, swelling, bruising or redness. But inflammation also affects body systems you can’t see.
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We ship everywhere in the continental US and Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. You may experience longer shipping times outside of the continental US. We can not accept orders that are billed and shipped to P.O. boxes or freight forwarders.
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We proudly offer a 30-day guarantee on all of our products. If you didn’t love an A.P. CHEM®product for any reason, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll address any questions or concerns. We issue exchanges or full refunds for products returned within 30 days. While we're happy to refund or replace your product, we are unfortunately unable to refund shipping charges.