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The Art of Alchemy: How Your Daily Skincare Routine Can Set the Tone for Total Transformation

02/17/2021
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The word alchemy gets thrown around a lot in certain circles—gluten-free cookbooks and movies starring Timothée Chalamet, for starters. In our mind’s eye, we might picture a mysterious robed figure; faded flowers in a vase; the contents of a cloudy vial sparking over a low flame. So basically, a Stevie Nicks video. 

But what is alchemy, really? The history of alchemy is highly romanticized, if no less murky. Classified as a pseudo-science (RUDE!), the concept goes back to the 12th century, when it was believed that base elements like lead and copper might be transformed into precious metals, like gold—and that the resulting elixir held the secrets to lifelong health and well-being. I mean, it would be nice, wouldn’t it? It’s no wonder multiple cultures shared this belief, which developed independently all over the globe, in a pre-internet, pre-everything world.

al·​che·​my | ˈal-kə-mē
Noun: the magical process of combining or transforming
everyday elements to create something truly extraordinary

It’s also no mystery why this concept has endured for literal eons: it’s a pretty nice idea. Today, alchemy is used colloquially, just as the definition above suggests: to describe the creation of something *magical*; something that’s greater than the sum of its parts. So, when we set out to create a skincare brand that goes beyond skin deep—a suite of premium anti-aging skincare products that nourish the soul, as well as the skin—well, the idea of alchemy felt just right

Benefits of a Daily Skincare Routine

If you play your tarot cards right, skincare can be a beautiful blend of art and science—of modern clinical expertise, firmly rooted in ancient wisdom. And, while your friends at Tru Alchemy definitely believe in magic, there’s no “pseudo” here! Our advanced formulas are backed by actual science and built on a solid foundation of regularity and ritual. 

If you’ve spent even one minute wondering how to get glowing skin, you may already know the benefits of establishing a daily skincare routine. As with any discipline that involves the mind, body, or spirit—whether you’re up to your asana in hot yoga classes or trying out a plant-based diet for the first time—practice does indeed make perfect. According to studies conducted by the National Institute of Health, a habit can stick in as little as 18 days, with an average of just over two months for new behaviors to truly feel like second nature. 

What this study doesn’t take into account, though, is that long before you’ve successfully shifted your practice into full-on habit territory—especially with skincare—you’ll already be reaping many of the rewards. In the most general terms, establishing a regular daily skincare routine can help smooth away dirt and other impurities, replace lost moisture, stimulate cellular renewal and even balance your skin’s natural oil production. The more consistent you are with your products and usage, the sooner you’ll start to see and feel a real difference in your complexion. And of course, high-quality ingredients can also accelerate your results.  

Tru Alchemy: Skincare, Meet Selfcare

But can we get real for a sec? Really, really real? The world doesn’t need another skin-deep skincare brand. We know this. You know this. Tru Alchemy was born out of the sincere belief that skincare is one of the most essential forms of selfcare. So the “alchemy” that inspired our brand isn’t just about combining the best natural skincare ingredients with clinical-grade formulations. Rather, it’s the magic that happens when you use these incredible products as the foundation for an intentional daily self-care routine—for making your “me-time” mindful. 

And is this really such a stretch? If you’re fortunate to have experienced a spa facial, you already know that these appointments are about so much more than how to get glowing skin. Think about it this way: the minute you’ve booked your special session, you’ve already mentally set aside that time for yourself. The experience itself is highly ritualized—plush robes, hushed voices, candlelit rooms, fragrant elixirs, gentle touch. None of these elements is particularly unique on its own; it’s the combination that delivers deep relaxation and renewal. 

Everyday Becomes Extraordinary

Sound familiar? That’s alchemy, friends! And here’s where the magic actually begins: the elements that combine to make you feel relaxed, nurtured, and truly cared for at the spa are actually within your reach every day—most of us just need a little reminder to find magic in the moment. At Tru Alchemy, we’ve made it our mission to provide you with a line of highly effective, impeccable-integrity skincare products wrapped in experiential delights that encourage you to be present: luxurious textures, tantalizing fragrances, and noticeably radiant results. 

In an increasingly complex world, some things really are that simple—and we’re here to make sure your daily skincare routine is one of them. That’s why every Tru Alchemy product was developed to play beautifully with all the others, brimming with brilliant benefits that not only build beautifully with each additional formula but over time as well. And these benefits are definitely more than skin deep. In addition to standard how-to information, all of our products are accompanied by ritual recommendations: small, mindful behavior suggestions that can add up to significant shifts in both your complexion...and your self-perception. 

Destination: Transformation

Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. If we don’t see ourselves as beautiful, no product in the world will help. But what we can do is embrace the powerful shift away from self-judgment, and toward self-acceptance. It’s when we slow down, take a breath and fully embody the present that our perspective begins to tip toward the positive. 

Together, we can discover that true beauty is a state of mind—and that’s when the real magic begins. Ready to transform the everyday elements of your life into something precious and bright? Get in the mix! Let’s make something gorgeous...starting with YOU.

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