Two years ago I Marie Kondo’d my home, and pulled a number of books from my bookshelf that I had not read. I committed to reading them all.
This week, I picked GROW by Jim Stengel from that pile, and the timing could not be better. Alchimie Forever is growing, and growing fast – and this book is reminding me to stay close to our mission and ideals.
“Great businesses have great ideals,” Stengel says. Our big ideal is to improve people’s lives by improving their skin.
Self care through skin care.
Looking good, means feeling good, means doing good.
Specifically, Stengel challenges businesses to clarify pillars (values) that will guide every aspect of the business. Here are our five, which guide everything we do from product development to distribution partnerships to caring for our employees and customers.
Clean. We focus on the safety and efficacy of our ingredients rather than the source. We are paraben-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free.
Read more here.
Clinical. We are dermatologist-formulated. We believe in science. We believe professional skin care treatments are a necessary complement to home care.
Approachable. We believe in making products that are available to all, in price and place. We like to think we are aspirationally accessible.
Responsible. We are fiscally responsible. We are environmentally responsible. We are humanly responsible.
Transparent. We work with integrity. We say what we do and do what we say.