The ancients believed that the world was composed of four basic elements: earth, fire, water and air. These elements were considered critical energy forces that sustained and manifested life.
Collectively, all four elements are integral parts of the physical universe. As a creation of and within the material realm, the human body is believed to be governed by these energies; striving for physical and psychological equilibrium.
The quintessence of the alchemist is often described in old texts as the fifth element; not because it was considered an element as such, but rather an extensional force that could respect, channel and harmonise the energies of earth, fire, water and air.
The Alchemic Facial Protocol has been carefully crafted to support, activate and improve the body's natural rhythm. Representing nature's four governing elements, each product in the range is designed to balance skin and centre the mind.
Earth Powdered Floral Cleanser
In Spanish Alchemy, earth is considered a cleansing element and combines the qualities of coldness and dryness. Containing iris rhizome and rosehip extract, the powdered floral cleanser gently removes dirt and impurities from the skin while maintaining natural hydration and reducing redness and inflammation. The cleanser also serves as an organic exfoliant, using leaves, petals and roots to promote natural cell renewal and even out skin tone.
Directions: Add 2 teaspoons of the powdered floral cleanser to a non-metallic bowl with a splash of mineral water. Mix the blend until you get a thick paste and apply directly to the face in a gentle massaging motion. For a more indulgent experience, add a hint of natural cleansing milk for a creamy emulsion.
$56 RRP, 50ML
Fire Purifying Radiance Mask
In Spanish Alchemy, fire is attributed with transformational and purifying powers and combines the qualities of warmth and dryness. Following the principles precisely, the purifying radiance mask combines finely ground botanical and mineral active clays with petals and roots to deeply cleanse skin, reduce pore size, soothe and refine fine lines. Its high iron oxide and quartz content regenerates skin's texture and appearance, promoting a radiant and healthy glow.
Directions: Prepare the mask by adding one heaped teaspoon of powder with two teaspoons of water and mix in a non-metallic vessel until you achieve a smooth, creamy paste. Apply a thick layer to the face for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water.
$58 RRP, 50ML
Water Aqua Serum Elixir
In Spanish Alchemy, water represents the essence of life. Based on the ancient principles of Spanish Alchemy, the aqua serum elixir is a highly concentrated treatment containing iris, ginkgo and sacred lotus extracts that have been 'rhythmified' with gold, blue sapphire, aqua aura and tanzine aura gems. The silky, gel-like serum deeply hydrates the skin and refines pores, promoting firmness and elasticity by depositing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants deep within the epidermis.
Directions: Apply a small amount of the elixir to the face and distribute in a sweeping motion. Press lightly with fingertips around the delicate areas of the face. For best results, apply every morning and evening for three full moon cycles. Can be used in conjunction with the whipped hydrating cream.
$87 RRP, 50ML
Air Whipped Hydrating Cream
In Spanish Alchemy, air represents the universal power of pure substance and celebrates the qualities of warmth and moisture. The whipped hydrating cream is preciously aerated to suit all skin types and is rapidly absorbed to hydrate, soothe and deeply nourish. Containing abyssinian seed oil, sweet almond, aloe vera, shea butter, blackcurrant seed oil and carrot infused oil, this luxuriously lightweight cream contains omega 6 fatty acids and vitamins C and E to reduce puffiness, sooth redness, firm and plump, and regenerate skin cells for a healthier, more youthful daily glow.
Directions: Apply the whipped cream to the face, neck and neckline in circular upward motions. For optimum hydration, use daily at a rhythm and pace that best suits your skin type.
$81 RRP, 50ML