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.
‘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.
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.
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*Press samples