Skin


A good skincare routine requires some important essential products which include a cleanser, exfoliant, day cream with SPF and night cream but sometimes the skin requires a little extra help to tackle specific skincare concerns such as dehydration, pores, blemishes, reducing and preventing further signs of ageing, and pigmentation spots – this is where a booster, serum, and essence comes into play. The booster, serum, and essence are not same but different from each other, they contain high concentrations of ingredients specifically developed to provide a targeted solution for specific skin concerns.

Review of 111Skin Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask, Cryo ATP Sports Booster, and Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster

Boosters contain a high concentration of one crucial ingredient for the skin plus a combination of other active ingredients. Boosters have a lightweight texture making them easy to combine with the other products in the skincare routine. They can also be applied directly to the skin or mixed with night cream and serum.  And of course booster is not a replacement for the day or night moisturizer. I have been using two boosters in my skincare routine which I am sharing below.

Review of 111Skin Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask, Cryo ATP Sports Booster, and Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster

Cryo ATP Sports Booster mimics the effects of extreme cold on the skin, this booster contains natural cellular energy (ATP) to encourage more oxygen for optimized cell function. Just a few drops of this highly-charged formula will reignite lax skin, leaving it tightened, toned, and refined for a reinvigorated complexion. Perfect for use post-workout, this booster will prolong freshness for enlivened and vibrant skin.

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP): Energy in its pure form, this key multifunctional nucleotide declines as aging advances with skin’s appearance diminishing due to this. Topical ATP can improve the tightness and tone of the complexion.

Riboxyl™: A pure ribose which stimulates the synthesis of ATP and improves cell metabolic activity, stimulation of elastin synthesis, and collagen and hyaluronic acid production.

Neurobiox™: A bio-surface extracted from yarrow that brightens, retexturises and accelerates epidermal renewal.

Review of 111Skin Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask, Cryo ATP Sports Booster, and Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster

Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster increases moisture levels by delivering a concentrated dose of hydrating ingredients deep into the skin. Formulated with high levels of hyaluronic acid, the booster combats both dryness and dehydration leaving skin soft and supple. 

Hyaluronic Acid enhances hydration.

Promotes soft and supple skin.

Combats dryness and dehydration.

Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask is a wear-anywhere mask takes inspiration from in-clinic mesotherapy to provide a moisture-boosting, complexion-plumping treatment. The mask melts into skin leaving no residue – for the ultimate day-long restoration.

Review of 111Skin Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask, Cryo ATP Sports Booster, and Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster

Can be worn while you sleep.

Formula works intelligently with the skin cell renewal cycle to efficiently restore skin.

Transformative complex plumps, hydrates, and volumises.

Use 1-2 times a week to supplement your regular skincare regime. Cleanse the face thoroughly, apply a light, even layer, and allow to sink in. If used as part of a 111SKIN regime, use in combination with Meso Infusion Day Defence Hydration Mask.

111Skin is available at 111Skin.com

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Shiseido has amazing new launches this year and I am sharing two of the new launches from fall which not only look beautiful and bright packaging wise but also something I have been using for last few weeks, I am pointing to Shiseido’s Waso range that targets the Millenials – The new additions are Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer.

New Shiseido Waso Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer - review

WASO Poreless Matte Primer is an instant corrective primer inspired by Japanese wasabi, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and mattify shine. Just a small drop helps makeup stay put all day long. Fresh and rich in nutrition, the Wasabi-Inspired Complex in this primer brings out the best of your natural skin. Similar to wasabi, which draws out the flavour, this Poreless Matte Primer enhances the look of skin by making pores less visible, for beautifully matte skin that stays shine-free for hours. The formula hydrates skin at the same time does not make the skin feel dry. The skin is evened out on the surface of the skin while making pores less visible and soaks up extra sebum to allow the skin to be comfortably dry and free from shine, and ready for makeup. It did not break me out and is comfortable on this skin.

To use: Before putting on makeup, squeeze a small amount of the product onto a fingertip and thinly apply it to the T-zone and other parts of the face with visible pores and shine. To enhance its effectiveness, apply again over foundation by lightly patting it on.
For touch-ups, reapply by lightly patting it on without rubbing.

New Shiseido Waso Eye Opening Essence and Poreless Matte Primer - review

WASO Eye-Opening Essence is Momijioroshi-Inspired Complex for brighter under-eyes. Just a pinch of this beauty essence instantly defines and enhances the eye area, similar to the way momijioroshi brings out the flavour of a dish. This essence make the eyes look clearly defined and revitalized with essential vitamins, instantly addresses dark circles, dullness, and puffiness to quickly treat the area of the eyes prone to everyday strain. The beauty essence has a snow-like light fluffy texture inspired by Momijioroshi, with moisture-rich jelly droplets that impart a cooling sensation soon after application.

To use: Squeeze a small amount of the product onto a fingertip and apply to the eye area with a gentle, massaging touch
・Gentle yet effective formula for all skin types including sensitive.
・ Non-comedogenic, Dermatologically tested, Ophthalmologically tested, Oil-free, Paraben-free

Shiseido products are available Shiseido.caHudson’s BayMuraleBeautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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111Skin is not new to me, it has been raved and praised by many – I am so excited to share the two moisturizers I have been using for the last few months and my skin is enjoying them so much. If you do not know about 111Skin, the brand is the culmination of twenty years of surgical knowledge, high-tech ingredients, and cutting-edge innovation; founded by globally renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, the original formula was developed to help his patients’ skin heal after trauma and given complimentary after treatments for more effective results and improved healing time.

review of 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream with NAC Y2

‘Collaborating with space scientists who researched the acceleration of ageing in astronauts, Dr. Yannis wanted to produce a product which could induce skin’s own reparative processes to alleviate scarring and inflammation and protect against environmental pollutants. The formula included NAC Y2, a trio of actives with superior antioxidant capabilities, one of which stimulates the production of Glutathione – the body’s most powerful intracellular antioxidant. After noticing their skin looking younger and feeling smoother, patients started requesting more of the serum and soon demand outstripped supply.’ NAC Y2 became the principle ingredient in the original 111SKIN product the Y Theorem Repair Serum, and then throughout the entire Reparative range. It is a powerful ingredient in skincare because of its varied and high antioxidant content, helping to improve resilience, protect from environmental aggressors, brighten the complexion, and rejuvenate skin.

review of 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream with NAC Y2

111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream (l), Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream(r)

Both the creams about which I am sharing with you today include NAC Y2 as their key ingredient. NAC Y2 is made up of:

  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC):  The N-acetyl derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine (the precursor for glutathione – an important antioxidant which is produced by the body).
  • Ascorbyl Phosphate: A stable Vitamin C derivative and antioxidant.
  • Aesculus hippocastanum Extract:  The active ingredient is Escin, which is antioxidant and vasoprotective.

111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream NAC Y2 is a rich day cream with vitamins, antioxidants, and Hyaluronic Acid infused formula which strengthens, plumps, and revitalizes the complexion while keeping the skin hydrated and nourished. The texture is so soft and smooth, applies well onto the skin – the oil-serum kind of finish gives a beautiful dewy skin that feels supple, nourished, and comfortable. Even being rich, it did not break me out. Also, it does not have SPF in it, I can use it at night too based on how my skin is and what it needs. For winter when the air is dry inside, I might be needing more moisture but this has been a great cream for the day for summer and fall for my combination skin.

review of 111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream and 111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream NAC Y2

111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is an ultra-hydrating Recovery Cream that effectively combats signs of ageing to revitalize the skin at night. The powerful formula aims to restores volume and enables the skin to recover from daily environmental aggressors while stimulating cell regeneration. The skin feels smooth, hydrated, and radiant. This anti-ageing night cream has a high concentration of Hyaluronic acid which protects, captures, and retains moisture. NAC Y2 rejuvenates the cells and protects against environmental impurities. It is also an ideal night treatment for maintaining and extending the benefits of in-office, non-invasive topical treatments.

I am very much in love with these day and night creams – you can see how much I have already used. The healing, nourishing, and repairing properties of the key ingredients totally reflect on the results. My skin is soft, radiant, supple, and comfortable. I had a post up last week regarding the Master Masking Edit here which is also an amazing collection of masks suitable for all needs and skin types. 111Skin is available at 111Skin.com

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