What makes your products different from other natural skin care brands & how can your products help my skin?
The difference between our products and other brands is that we combine natural and organic ingredients with the latest cosmecutical bio actives to give you a natural skin care product that is highly concentrated marrying together the best of both worlds. Because our products are formulated to contain concentrated amounts of anti aging actives rather than token amounts purely for ingredient label & marketing appeal our products are formulated for results.... to give you great skin naturally.
What does “Cosmecutical” mean?
Cosmecutical ingredients are highly active ingredients used at high levels in order to get results. Some of the most common Cosmecutical ingredients we use are; vitamins, peptides & antioxidants. Please see our ingredient section for full details on all of these and other effective cosmecutical ingredients.
Are your products Certified Organic?
We use Certified Organic Ingredients in most of our product formulations. The Little Alchemist was founded on a commitment of purity and excellence. Certifications are very expensive and need to be purchased for each product. Because we are a smaller enterprise, we choose to spend our money on the best organic ingredients rather than on a certificate. If an ingredient is listed as Organic, it is Certified Organic by our suppliers.
How soon will I start seeing results after using The Little Alchemist products?
Some people see results the first time they use the products and they say that their skin feels different straight away. keep in mind that results may not be immediately visible; however, the health of your skin will continue to improve overtime and consistency is essential.
Where are The Little Alchemist products made?
Our products are hand blended and bottled right here in Australia. We are proud to be a 100% Australian made & owned business who is committed to supporting other local businesses.
What alternative, natural preservative system does The Little Alchemist use to preserve products?
The Little Alchemist formulates with a combination natural preservative system using Naticide which can be listed as either “fragrance, parfum or vanilla & almond extracts” from vegetal origin in order to provide a full spectrum of protection from bacteria and microbes. It is a vegetable based preservative with a vanilla & almond aroma combined with Leucidal® Liquid is based on an antimicrobial peptide originally derived from the lactic acid bacteria, Leuconostoc kimchii. L. kimchii is one of 15 species of microorganisms that make up the mixed culture responsible for producing the Korean dietary staple known as kimchi, a type of fermented cabbage. Very few companies use alternatives because they are more expensive and more difficult to find. However, there are many natural preservative systems that can be utilized like Naticide and Leucidal® Liquid which is an extremely effective, but completely natural preservative. We use it to keep our products fresh and pure without the use of cheap and nasty Parabens and other chemical preservatives.
Why does The Little Alchemist only have non foaming cleansers?
Cleansing the skin is a very important part to maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion, but contrary to popular beliefs and what many people think (especially those with an oilier skin types) mistakenly assume they need a soapy foaming cleanser but in actual fact, your skin should never feel dry or tight after cleansing. The detergents used in the foaming cleansers can have a devastating effect on your skin as it strips the skin’s natural protective oils, leaving the skin vulnerable to dehydration, sensitivity, chemical and pollutant invasion. This in turn can cause your skin to activate an oversupply of oil to compensate for the loss, leading to an imbalance in the natural oil flow within the skin. This is why you won’t find them in The Little Alchemist range.
We use organic and natural plants oils as the basis for our cleansing products to create a gentle and nourishing experience for your skin to leave it feeling fresh and thoroughly cleansed. they gel naturally with the skin’s own oils and adhere to waste without stripping the skin’s precious and essential protective barrier. Instead, these oils help to secure the moisture required for hydration, balance and repair.
So we suggest The Little Alchemist cleansing method instead to support, strengthen and help rebuild the skin’s own barrier function…. its natural oil layer. Give it a try…. you might just be surprised.
What is the shelf life and the best way to care for the products?
The Little Alchemist products are made fresh in small batches to ensure purity and freshness. We use a 100% natural vegetable based preservative system to protect our products. We recommend that our nautral skin care products are best used within six months of opening to get the best out of them. To maintain the product integrity and freshness they should be kept out of direct sunlight and be stored below 30 degrees Celsius. if you have any questions please contact us We'd love to hear from you.
What if I am not happy with a Little Alchemist product?
We want our customers to be happy with their skin care, and we know one size never fits all. Our products are returnable with no questions asked within 7 days of purchase. Just contact us and we will be happy to give you instructions on returns.
Are your products tested on Animals?
We are ACCREDITED CRUELTY FREE WITH PETA. The Little Alchemist products are NEVER tested on animals under any circumstances, nor do we purchase any raw materials that has been tested on animals.
Are The Little Alchemist products suitable for people with sensitive skin?
In short yes, we have many people with sensitive skin using The Little Alchemist range. Our products are formulated to be gentle on delicate and sensitive skin while nourishing it with latest cosmecutial actives, pure plant oils and natural botanical extracts. Our products are designed to soothe and protect the skin; they gently cleanse and hydrate your skin while providing optimal protection against the harsh enviromental elements. Our range does not contain any harsh synthetics like nasty parabens, chemical preservatives or fragrances that can cause reactions especially to people with ultra sensitive skin. Instead we choose to only use the best nature has to offer like gentle vegetable based preservative system and pure essential oils to scent our products.
How are The Little Alchemist products Shipped?
Orders of $150 and over placed on the website ship free. We use Australia Post to ship your orders Australia wide. Orders are usually dispatched within 48hrs of payment being received, however if your order is urgent please contact us to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. We do ship to selected Countries outside of Australia please contact us for further details.
Do you offer your products for wholesale?
Yes we are always on the lookout for like minded stockists who share our ethics and commitment to providing great service. If you are interested in Joining The Little Alchemist family please submit your interest here.