When it comes to skincare, I’m not sure you can get more exciting than products designed for space. So, when I got my hands on a few of 111Skin’s products, I was understandably excited. The product line is the brainchild of Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, a Harley Street dermatologist, who has conducted unbelievable amounts of research into preventing the anti-ageing process.
The first of the products I cracked open was the Daily Orbit Energising Essence NAC Y2. I’ve used an Essence pretty consistently for a year or two, and I was actually running low on my usual order, so receiving the bottle felt a bit like kismet. Packaged, as most Essences are, in a frosted glass bottle, 111Skin’s offering is a gentle scentless fluid which is applied directly to skin after cleansing. I know that many brands recommend saturating a cotton pad, then sweeping over the face in an upwards direction, but honestly I find the cotton drinks up product, so I prefer to apply a few drops to the skin using clean fingers.
Since there are no scents or colorants, the Essence is great for us with sensitized skin. It disappears into skin almost instantly, leaving it feeling plump, hydrated and ready for moisturizer. Rather handily, it contains the brand’s NAC Y² formula, which has become known as the ‘Dramatic Healing Serum.’ It gives skin a serious dose of hydration, and it’s also infused with Antioxidants to fight free radicals that cause ageing. It even has been proven to neutralize the effects of pollution, whilst sealing moisture into the skin. It’s such an easy product to add into your regime, and you can see the positive effects almost instantly (and you can definitely feel them right away!).