Unlocking Youthful Skin: The Ultimate Guide to 111SKIN's Intensive Collection

Unlocking Youthful Skin: The Ultimate Guide to 111SKIN's Intensive Collection

As a brand grounded in scientific integrity, it’s important we set one thing straight... there is no product that can stop the passage of time – and that’s okay! Ageing is a natural, beautiful part of life and something we firmly believe should be embraced. While we can’t stop the days, weeks, and years from ticking by, we can control the effect it has on your skin.

Thanks to Dr Yannis’s peerless understanding of the skin’s structure and the way it responds to ageing, we’ve developed an iconic line of industry-leading formulas that target cellular processes in order to remedy even the most advanced signs of ageing.

The Intensive Collection includes our most concentrated and opulent products – each of which has been precisely engineered to target signs of ageing and leave skin looking brighter, smoother, and firmer. Powered by our signature Black Diamond Technology, these formulas effectively deliver potent, age-defying actives that reduce wrinkles, increase collagen production, and target age spots.

In this article, you’ll learn how to use them in a routine that unlocks youthful skin and delivers truly transformative results. Let's dive in...


The story...

Products in the Intensive Collection are powered by 111SKIN’s signature Black Diamond Technology.
Dr Yannis was inspired by the use of Fine Diamond Particles as carriers of active ingredients in medicine. Thanks to their crystalline structure and unique surface properties, these particles were considered to be far more efficient than traditional delivery systems.

The science has been used in medicine for years, but Dr Yannis took a leap and decided to apply this principle to his products. He incorporated Fine Black Diamond Powder into 111SKIN’s Intensive Collection to effectively deliver potent ingredients deeper into the skin. Each formula is then enriched with a precisely balanced blend of age-defying actives to target zone-specific signs of ageing.




CLEANSER: Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser

Powered by pure Vitamin C and a collagen-supporting Peptidic Microalgae Complex, this hardworking cleanser does far more that simply slough away the day’s impurities. In addition to cleansing your complexion, it provides an initial hit of age-defying benefits. Expect your complexion to look brighter and more radiant with age spots visibly reduced.

VITAMIN C: Stimulates collagen production and brightens skin to target wrinkles and age spots.
GLUCOSIDE COMPLEX: Rebalances redness to encourage a more even complexion.
PEPTIDIC MICROALGAE COMPLEX: Reduces excess melanin production to help prevent age spots.

DIRECTIONS: Apply three pumps of cleanser onto your fingertips and massage onto damp skin in circular, upward movements, avoiding eyes and lips. Don’t forget your neck and décolletage. Once cleansed, rinse your skin with warm water and pat dry.



ESSENCE: Celestial Black Diamond Brightening Essence

Powered by bioactive Peptides, this lightweight essence is designed to leave your skin looking brighter and more luminous with fine lines visibly reduced. Formulated with a complex of actives known to support healthy collagen synthesis, the Celestial Black Diamond Brightening Essence also firms skin for a lifted, more youthful appearance. As if that wasn’t enough, using an essence also optimises the delivery of any actives layered on top, so you can expect enhanced results from the rest of your routine.


DIAMOND PEPTIDES: An effective delivery system that fuses anti-ageing peptides with Fine Diamond Particles to enhance delivery and efficacy of active ingredients.
TRANEXAMIC ACID: Blocks tyrosinase to help fade dark spots and target unwanted pigmentation.
COPPER TRI-PEPTIDE-1: Boosts GAGs to support structural proteins – such as collagen and elastin – for firmer skin.

DIRECTIONS: Pour 5-7 drops into the palms of your hands and press firmly onto freshly cleansed skin to optimise the delivery and absorption of actives.




EYE CARE: Black Diamond Eye Cream

Target signs of ageing around the eyes with this peptide-powered eye treatment. Formulated with Granactive Retinoid® – a gentle form of Retinol that can be used on even the most sensitive skin – the Black Diamond Eye Cream stimulates cell regeneration around the delicate eye area, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without causing irritation.

NAC Y2TM: Promotes the production of Glutathione to support healthy collagen production and improve elasticity.
GRANACTIVE RETINOID®: A gentler alternative to Retinol that is ideal for targeting wrinkles around the eyes.
ARABIAN JASMINE AND HAWTHORNE EXTRACT: Targets wrinkles, dark circles, and drooping around the eyes.

DIRECTIONS: Apply half a pump in a tapping motion to the delicate area around the eye. Use in the morning or evening as part of your daily skincare regimen.



TREATMENT: Black Diamond Contour Gel

As we age, our skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin slows down. This causes laxity, making expression lines like crow’s feet, frown lines, and nasolabial folds appear more prominent. However, even the most stubborn wrinkles can be remedied with the Black Diamond Contour Gel. Formulated with high-powered, skin smoothing Peptides, this wrinkle-erasing formula zeroes in on fine lines and wrinkles, plumping and lifting skin for a younger-looking appearance.


ARGIRELINETM: Tightens skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provide a lifting effect.
PEPTIDE COMPLEX (Palmitoyl Tripeptide1 and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7):  Minimises fine lines and improves elasticity.
EVERLASTING FLOWER EXTRACT: Supports the collagen matrix to target concerns related to laxity such as sagging and wrinkles. 

DIRECTIONS: Press the dispenser halfway to release product and use the built-in applicator to massage gel into the skin using small circular motions. Focus on expression lines, nasolabial folds, and crow’s feet. Always work in an upward direction. Use as part of your morning skincare routine


Step 4: PM

TREATMENT: Black Diamond Retinol Oil

Incorporating Retinol (aka Vitamin A) into your regular routine is a sure-fire way to achieve younger-looking skin. Powered by a 2.5% concentration, our Black Diamond Retinol Oil delivers all the age-defying benefits this active is known for without causing irritation. This is thanks to a precise combination of Retinol and Granactive Retinoid® and a nourishing blend of skin-soothing oils. Want to learn more about this industry-leading formula? Read our deep dive on Retinol here .

2.5% BLEND OF RETINOL AND GRANACTIVE RETINOID®: Accelerates cell turnover to deliver all the age-defying benefits of Retinol without causing irritation.
DIACETYL BODINE: Brightens skin for enhanced radiance and to reduce the appearance of age spots.
LUXURIOUS OIL BLEND: Nourishes skin to help mitigate any irritation that might occur from increased cell regeneration.

DIRECTIONS: At night, apply 2-3 drops by gently pressing product onto skin using your fingertips. Always use SPF the following morning. Start by using 1-2 times per week for the first 2-3 weeks and increase frequency gradually.



SERUM: Black Diamond Serum

Laxity becomes a key concern as our skin ages. Naturally slower collagen and elastin production can lead to a loss of volume, causing a lack of definition around the temples, jawline, and cheekbones. The Black Diamond Serum is powered by NovoRetinTM – which halts degradation of your skin’s natural Vitamin A levels – to help lift, sculpt, and firm skin in just two weeks*. It’s like a face lift in a bottle.

*Based on the results of a clinical trial of 30 participants.

NOVORETINTM: Boosts cell turnover while supporting the skin’s own Vitamin A levels.
MICROALGAE EXTRACT: Lifts and tightens lax skin for age-defying results.
NAC Y2TM: Promotes the production of Glutathione to support healthy collagen production and improve elasticity.

DIRECTIONS: Distribute 1-2 pumps between fingertips and apply to face and neck in an upward motion every morning and evening.


Final thought...

If you have more mature skin and signs of ageing such as wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of firmness are your key concern, look no further than the Intensive Collection. Powered by medically-inspired Black Diamond Technology, these products are formulated to deliver advanced, age-defying actives deep into skin, helping you to achieve truly transformative results.

By switching to the routine above, you’ll be giving your skin everything it needs to support healthy collagen and elastin production while also ensuring it stays smooth, plump, and radiant for years to come.

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