I was lucky enough to get my sticky little mitts on the luxury skincare range from Dr. Yannis Alexandridedes of the 111 Harley Street Clinic. As a Dr. of plastic surgery and member of no less than 3 Surgeon boards, Dr. Alexandrides knows his stuff, from the inside out you might say.
He has pioneered the use of NAC (n-acetylcysteine, obviously!). NAC stimulates increased production of glutathione, which in turn blocks free radicals the main cause of skin ageing (obviously). Let face it “black don’t crack!” is cool and all, but I won’t say no to a little help along the way.
I’ve been using the Lift Off 111 NAC Y2 Essential Facewash Cleanser followed by the Daily Orbit NAC Y2 Energising Youth Toner and finishing up with the Astro Aqua Physics NAC Y2 Day Moisture H2O Infusion System. Quite a mouthful and quite a daily undertaking for the wash, dry, cream and go guy that I am.
The results? A massive thumbs up. My skin tone is visibly more even and my face feels hydrated even now at the end of the day. This is after a 90 minutes exposure to freezing winds in Borough Market this lunch time. My skin is smoother to tough and feels tightened.
This does come at a price however. The cleanser retails at £35, the toner at £40 and the moisturiser at £90!