What are the benefits of NAC Y2

What are the benefits of NAC Y2

Dubbed “a miracle-working multi-tasker” by AnOther magazine, the Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 is 111SKIN’s exclusive youth-boosting antioxidant complex that promotes the optimum conditions for elastin and collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production. Created by renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Yannis Alexandrides MD FACS, NAC Y2 is the lifeblood of 111SKIN and the source of all our surgically-inspired skincare innovation. But what are the benefits of NAC and this specially formulated, space-tested serum?


Where it all started…

Inspired by a desire to help his work at 111Harley Street, Dr Yannis created the Dramatic Healing Serum – infused with NAC Y2 – to help his patients’ skin heal faster and more effectively after surgery. With the ability to plump, soften and brighten skin, it’s no surprise the serum and its effects were adored by anyone who tried it.

Word soon spread and it wasn’t long before Dr Yannis’s exclusive inaugural serum found its way onto a shelf in Harrods. 111SKIN was born and the Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2

What is NAC and how does it benefit your skin?

The first component of NAC Y2 is N-acetylcysteine (NAC), which is formed of two derived amino acids ‘N-acetyl’ and ‘L-cysteine.’ These act as the building blocks of proteins in the skin and boost skin resilience as precursors of Glutathione. It’s this production of Glutathione that makes NAC so transformative.

Glutathione is the body’s fundamental antioxidant. As well as protecting your skin against oxidative stress, it also plays an important function in tissue-building and repair.

When applied topically, it stimulates the internal production of Vitamins E and C. Vitamin E enhances your skin’s barrier to retain moisture and softens skin, while Vitamin C reduces UVA damage, stimulates collagen production, and reduces the appearance of dark spots. This cocktail of antioxidant benefits helps reveal brighter skin for a more radiant complexion.

NAC benefits for the body

As well as benefiting your skin, NAC’s ability to increase levels of Vitamin C and E make it an incredible immunity booster. Moreover, by triggering the production of Glutathione – antibacterial – NAC helps the immune system to target, destroy and rid the body of invading bad bacteria.

What is Y2?

‘Y’ – very simply – stands for ‘Dr Yannis,’ and the ‘2’ symbolises the duo of antioxidants he added to NAC to form his patented complex. The exclusive formula uses Ascorbyl Phosphate and Aesculus Hippocastum Extract to supercharge the performance of NAC, helping it restore a balanced skin tone, reduce inflammation, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Together, these three ingredients make NAC Y2™ the key to unlocking total skin confidence.

The benefits of NAC Y2

  • Increases your skin’s water retention abilities
  • Reduces damage caused by oxidative stress
  • Increases skin softness
  • Decreases inflammation and skin injury
  • Boosts collagen production for youthful skin
  • Brightens and restores a balanced skin tone
  • Fortifies your epidermal barrier, protecting against aggressors

The only space-tested serum on the market

Here at 111SKIN, we want to create products that deliver dramatic results. Putting our formulas through rigorous testing under the harshest conditions allows us to understand their true power.

NAC Y2 was created with the help of European space scientists and tested in space where skin degrades at a more rapid rate. When Dr Yannis’s formula was applied to skin, it halted the intrinsic ageing process and went on to achieve global acclaim.

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