FAQ

NOT ALL QUESTIONS HAVE ANSWERS.
BUT THESE DO.

theBRAND

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.

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.

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.

theSCIENCE

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:

Fragrance-Free
Dye-Free
Gluten-Free
Vegan

We’re also dermatologist-developed and dermatologist-tested.

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.

KETAmino Acid Complex®
Our proprietary blend of neuropeptides and amino acids that stimulates skin’s natural renewal process for firmer, smoother and more even toned skin. Its hero is Polyglutamic Acid.

Baicalin
Baicalin helps calm inflammation and protect skin from internal and external aggressors. It also helps strengthen the skin barrier and neutralize free radicals, leading to lower levels of oxidative stress for optimal skin renewal.

Gamma Amimobutyric Acid (GABA) Nature’s Botox®
GABA is a naturally occurring neuropeptide that helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve elasticity so skin looks and feels firmer.

adaptoGEN8™
A magical blend of 8 multi-benefit mushroom extracts

-Shiitake: Brightening
-Reishi: Calming
-Cordyceps: Energizing
-Trametes: Detoxifying
-Tremella: Hydrating
-Wood Ear: Nutritive
-Chaga: Protective
-Maiktake: Antioxidative

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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Shipping/Refund

View our Shipping Policy here

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. 

- Free shipping (5-7 business days)via USPS Priority Mail

- Ground shipping (3-5 business days) $6.99via UPS

- 2 Day Shipping $15.00via UPS

- Overnight Shipping $25.00via UPS

View our Refund Policy here

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 info@apchembeauty.com 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.