What does age-deceleration mean?

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.

What does “A.P. CHEM” stand for?

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.

What does Alt-Pharma mean?

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.


Is A.P. CHEM® “clean”?

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.

Why is inflammation core to your formulation philosophy?

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.

What are your hero ingredients?

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 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.

A magical blend of multi-benefit mushroom extracts

  • Shiitake: Brightening
  • Reishi: Calming
  • Cordyceps: Energizing
  • Trametes: Detoxifying
  • Tremella: Hydrating
  • Wood Ear: Nutritive
  • Chaga: Protective
  • Maiktake: Antioxidative
What are neuropeptides?

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 isoleucine. GABA helps diminish the look of lines and wrinkles, while helping improve elasticity so skin looks and feels firmer. Palmitoyl isoleucine also assists with improving skin elasticity and lifts vital proteins in the skin. This neuropeptide visibly plumps and adds volume to cheeks while filling fine lines and wrinkles.


Are you talking about psychedelics?

Long story short? It was the inspiration that led to A.P. CHEM’s creation.

Long story long? Click here.

There are no psychoactives in our formulas. Our products are dermatologist-developed and tested with clinically proven ingredients to promote age-deceleration and an overall harmonious condition for your skin.


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