THE ALCHEMIST SPA
our ethos: derived from nature
We stay clear of nasty chemicals and parabens, using products that are as natural as they can be, nourishing your skin with lots of natural loveliness. Age, gender, race, religion, genetic predisposition or nutritional preference: our treatments really are for Every Body.
All our products are cruelty-free and most are vegan.
We are proud to work with:
+ Natural Spa Factory
+ Jennifer Young
+ The GelBottle Inc & Peaccci
Each of our spa partners has been handpicked, with the love and care your body deserves.
We care about…
Thinking outside the gender box, our spa experiences are designed for your skin type, not your chromosomes. They embrace you, regardless of your gender. All our treatments, apart from ‘I Am: Woman’ and ‘I Am: Man’ are gender neutral.
All our skincare is Cruelty Free, and is never tested on animals. Our partners care about their impact on natural habitats. Natural Spa Factory, for example, do not use Palm Oil. Some sources quote that areas of rain forest equivalent to the size of 5 football pitches disappear every minute due to palm oil cultivation, and we cannot let this be the price of our relaxation.
We are passionate about spa experiences that can be enjoyed whatever your age or life stage. From hormonal teen skin, dealing with PMT, pregnancy specific skincare to celebrating the menopause – it’s all here.
Here at Woolacombe Bay we’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s important to us that none of the ingredients used in our treatments will filter into the eco system. All Natural Spa Factory products are free from Parabens, SLS, MI or MCI, and Microbeads.
If you’re vegan, you’ll understand how little effort has been made with vegan spa treatments. Especially in the mainstream. Unfortunately, we can’t quite commit to all our beauty and spa products being vegan – but most of them are. We want you to feel at ease visiting, knowing you won’t accidentally use something that’s against your philosophy, so we’ll always be very clear on what is, and what isn’t, vegan-friendly.
Our WBH Family is our proudest asset. Our longstanding team of spa therapists are discreet, personable and caring but, above that, they are highly skilled. We can create bespoke spa journeys tailored to your individual needs, recommend products and we have completed dedicated training in specialist areas such as Oncology Therapies. If you are at all uncertain or unsure, we are here to help.
OUR SPA PARTNERS
We are proud to work with…
Natural Spa Factory‘s seasonal products are made in small batches either here in the UK or in the home of scent – France. Using botanically-sourced ingredients, derived from nature – herbs, plants and flowers – their products are FREE FROM SLS, MI (Methylisothiazolinone) or MCI.
NSF products are used in our spa experiences and available in our bedrooms and suites. They can also be purchased in the spa.
We are pleased to be able to offer Jennifer Young specialised treatments. Using formulated products from a collaborative project with the NHS cancer centre, these treatments are safe for cancer patients who wish to enjoy massage. Our experienced Alchemist therapists are qualified in this accredited post graduate diploma in Oncology Therapies to give you the experience you deserve.
The GelBottle Inc™ gel polishes are rich, highly pigmented, chip-resistant and offer extremely long lasting shine. The same goes for the vibrant lacquers from the sister company – Peacci. Created in Brighton, both are vegan and cruelty-free.