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Alchimie Forever is celebrating a milestone launch for the family-owned Swiss skin care brand showroomed in Georgetown. Yes, Ada Polla is President, CEO, co-creator, daughter, and contributor to The Georgetown Dish. Long known for their dermatologist formulated, plant-based, anti-aging line, many Alchimie Forever products are made from extracts of basil, blueberries, grape seeds, green tea, rosemary, tomatoes, turmeric and watercress. Yum!
The long-awaited day cream, Daily Defense SPF23 is the latest in a series of anti-aging products. This one has edelweiss, a tradional Swiss plant which has developed numerous defense mechanisms in order to grow and thrive in high altitudes and protect itself from high-level exposure to UV radiation. edelweiss extract leaves have a layer of filamentary hair on the skin which naturally absorbs UV rays. Alchimie Forever’s signature ingredient, the blueberry, further enhances the formula by helping to quell redness, often amplified by the heat of UV rays, by constricting fine capillaries on the skin. Blueberries are also highly anti-inflammatory and contain multiple antioxidants, including anthocyanins (powerful scavengers of free radicals) and quercetin (an iron chelator that reduces damages caused by oxidants).
Of course, the cream also contains a combination of chemical sunscreens to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays and to ensure a lightweight and non-greasy formula, ideal for all skin types. To maintain the highest level of protection against skin aging, Daily Defense also contains vitamins C and E, both powerful antioxidants, and a gold-standard duo in skin rejuvenation.
Ada Polla says this about the newest launch, “This is a product that every client has requested since we first launched our line! We worked to create a product that would deliver results but also that our clients (and our team!) would want to use daily, every day, forever. The elegance of the formulation is undeniable.”
Available at Alchimie Forever and at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.530.3930
Five Georgetown businesses will turn metered parking spots in front of their establishments into temporary, green public spaces on Friday, September 20th to highlight car-free options, sustainability and creativity in the District as part of the city's participation in PARK(ing) Day.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
Georgetown participants include Baked & Wired, Malmaison, CycleLife USA, Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates and Robert Bell Antiques.
This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.
We were surprised to learn that Cannon's Fish Market closed August 11th "for medical reasons." The sign posted on this iconic Georgetown purveyor of seafood for over 70 years, states, "we appreciate your support over the past years and apologize for your inconvenience."
Cannon's history dates back to the early 1900's when Joseph Cannon started by delivering milk by horse-drawn wagon in the city. In 1937, he opened his first seafood business. Since 1968, it's been at 1065 31st Street in Georgetown.