OCCUPATION: President, Alchimie Forever
HOMETOWN Geneva, Switzerland
WASHINGTON LIFE: Why did you
move to Washington, D.C.?
ADA POLLA: For business school. I attended
Georgetown McDonough school of business.
WL: What is your greatest fear?
AP: To lose control.
WL: Favorite time of day?
AP: Between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., when the
city is quiet and I am awake and working.
WL: Drink of choice?
AP: Champagne, preferably Veuve Cliquot
WL: What is your favorite book?
AP Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
WL: What’s your beauty regimen?
AP: Given my chosen profession, it’s quite
involved! Alchimie Forever products for
face and body. My current favorites are
our Superpulse eye contour cream and our
532nm antioxidant cream for feet and hands,
Solar Oil cuticle cream every night, Nars
lipstick and lipgloss, Rene Furterer products
for my hair, and Guerlain’s Jicky perfume.
WL: Most interesting ingredient
in your skin care products?
AP: Blueberries – fabulous antioxidants
and great for minimizing facial redness.
WL What do you love
most about the city?
AP: The monuments – and the fact that
there are no skyscrapers; it gives the city
such a feeling of openness and airiness.
WL: What do you hate about the city?
AP: The traffic.
WL: What would people be
surprised to know about you?
AP: My favorite movie of all time is
“Armageddon” with Bruce Willis.