Star Power: 111Skin’s Most Inventive Products
“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.