Who’s Next: Ada Polla

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Ada Polla

OCCUPATION: President, Alchimie Forever
HOMETOWN: Geneva, Switzerland

WHY DID YOU MOVE TO D.C.?
For business school (I attended Georgetown McDonough school of business)

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
To lose control.

FAVORITE TIME OF DAY?
Between 5 am and 7 am, when the city is quiet, and I am awake and working.

DRINK OF CHOICE?
Champagne, preferably Veuve Cliquot

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Pillars of the Earth
, by Ken Follett

WHAT’S YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN?
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 (cuts down on manicures), Nars lipstick and lipgloss, and Rene Furterer products for my hair, Guerlain’s Jicky perfume.

MOST INTERESTING INGREDIENT IN YOUR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
Blueberries – fabulous antioxidants, and great for minimizing facial redness.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE CITY?
The monuments – and the fact that there are no skyscrapers; it gives the city such a feeling of openness and airiness.

WHAT DO YOU HATE ABOUT THE CITY?
The traffic.

WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My favorite movie of all times is Armageddon with Bruce Willis

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