So this doesn't answer the age old question, "Is there life on Mars?", but we're excited about this new skincare brand all the same. Not many can actually claim to use the science employed in space travel to help combat ageing. Dr Yannis Alexandrides created 111SKIN with two space scientists who had previously worked on the Soviet Space Program. Dr. Alexandrides himself is well-known plastic surgeon who was among the first to advocate non-surgical procedures and is the go-to doc on trendy Harley Street, London.
The products in the range use a special NAC Y2 formula — a combination of NAC, vitamin C and escin — that is a potent antioxidant taken by astronauts in supplement form when they're in space, in order to delay ageing and stimulate the body's natural repair system. NAC Y2 helps detoxify, regenerate and hydrate skin cells and is found in each 111Skin product.
Star products in the brand include the Celestial Black Diamond range that combines black diamond particles with NAC Y2, along with hyaluronic acid and arbutin to brighten, plump up and regenerate the skin.
Another favourite? The 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask. Use these handy masks when your skin needs instant relief — like after or during a long-haul flight, or before a night out. These gel treatments masks have tissue-fine fibres that adhere easily to your skin without damaging it, allowing for a deeper penetration of three key ingredients — skin-brightening arbutin, conditioning silk amino acids and collagen-stimulating Centella asiatica. By delivering vital nutrients right to the dermis (deeper layer of the skin), these will give your complexion that J-Lo glow and J-Law plumpness that we all covet.
From US$168 to US$1,370 at Net-a-Porter.com