Founded by famed Harley Street cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides MD, 111Skin aims to take the best practices and science developed at the Harley Street clinic straight to the client at home. The brand bases much of its formulae around its revolutionary and proprietary NAC Y2, a substance made from N-acetylcysteine (NAC), the N-acetyl derivative of 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, and finally, Aesculus hippocastum extract, whose active ingredient is Escin, an antioxidant and vasoprotector.
After seeing the effects of soaking a sponge in just NAC, Dr. Yannis collaborated with space scientists to develop the new and improved formula, NAC Y2. It 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.
A note from Dr. Yannis himself reads thus: “We bring clinically-inspired skincare that addresses real-life concerns to our customers. Using my 20+ years of expertise and medical observations, we develop products using innovative formulas that are engineered using the most sophisticated methods for efficient penetration of the skin and the highest levels of efficacy. We strive to bring the best of Harley Street to your home, creating skincare that can replicate in-clinic treatments, all while feeling opulently indulgent and a sensorial pleasure.”