Star Power: 111Skin’s Most In­ven­tive Prod­ucts

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“When some­one asks me to fix or im­prove some­thing, I try to find the sim­plest way for­ward. This means non-in­va­sive treat­ments or even non­treat­ment. That’s where my skin­care helps me a lot, be­cause some­times all I need to do is rec­om­mend a prod­uct and noth­ing else. It gives me another direc­tion that I didn’t have be­fore,” says Dr Yan­nis.

All 111Skin prod­ucts are cre­ated in-house, not bought ready-made and repack­aged. And though Dr Yan­nis fronts the brand, a whole team of peo­ple is ded­i­cated to skin­care re­search and cre­ation, in­clud­ing the two space sci­en­tists who first con­tacted Dr Yan­nis. Po­ten­tial prod­ucts are tested on vol­un­teer pa­tients to see if they work and go down well with users. “We want to have a rea­son for their ex­is­tence. We don’t just say ‘oh it’s 2018 and we have to come up with two new prod­ucts’. Each prod­uct has a very spe­cific job to do,” he says.

In Sin­ga­pore, the brand is ex­clu­sively avail­able at Robin­sons The Heeren.

Y The­o­rem Re­pair Light Serum, $380

A much lighter ver­sion of the orig­i­nal Y The­o­rem Re­pair Serum, which hasn’t been brought into Sin­ga­pore be­cause of its richer tex­ture. Its func­tions are the same: heal dam­aged or in­jured skin and pre­vent scar­ring, while smooth­ing and bright­en­ing. It has cal­en­dula and aloe to calm, and the all-im­por­tant NAC Y² to up pro­duc­tion of glu­tathione – the body’s “master” an­tiox­i­dant that protects and re­pairs. Suit­able for use on post-surgery or post-laser skin.

Ce­les­tial Black Di­a­mond Cream, $1,200

Based on cancer re­search, this uses black di­a­mond par­ti­cles as a car­rier to transport NAC Y², col­la­gen and hyaluronic acid down to the der­mis. No one knows for sure how the ex­tremely rare coloured di­a­monds were formed, though the­o­ries in­clude a gi­ant me­teor crash­ing to earth and a su­per­nova that oc­curred bil­lions of years ago. The cream prom­ises an all-over anti-age­ing ef­fect, en­cour­ag­ing re­gen­er­a­tion and strength­en­ing the skin bar­rier. Fans of its spin-off fa­cial in­clude Sofia Cop­pola and Kirsten Dunst.

Meso In­fu­sion Overnight Mi­cro Mask, $198 for four pairs

These patches look like eye masks, but are ac­tu­ally a home mesother­apy treat­ment. Each patch is dot­ted with 150 tiny cone­shaped bumps made of pure hyaluronic acid and vi­ta­min C, which grad­u­ally dis­solve into skin over 90 min­utes or so, though Dr Yan­nis rec­om­mends leav­ing them on overnight. They can be ap­plied un­der or at the cor­ners of the eyes, on the na­solabial folds, on the fore­head – any­where on the face that re­quires some lines­mooth­ing, bright­en­ing or anti-dark spot ac­tion.

Bio Cel­lu­lose Fa­cial Treat­ment Mask, $170 for five masks

Mar­got Rob­bie and Priyanka Chopra both swear by this sheet mask as a pre-makeup or pre-event es­sen­tial for its in­tense bright­en­ing, hy­drat­ing and re­fresh­ing ben­e­fits. Its gel-like tex­ture de­liv­ers an in­stant cool­ing and sooth­ing sen­sa­tion (Rob­bie says she pops them in the fridge for ex­tra cool­ness), while its fi­bres are said to be 500 times finer than tis­sue masks. This means it not only ad­heres to the face bet­ter but is also able to pump in more ac­tive in­gre­di­ents – liquorice ex­tract, silk amino acids and cen­tella.

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