If you have mature skin and are battling visible signs of aging with so many creams, the high-tech 111SKIN Black Diamond line may be your final answer. The 111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Cream is not cheap, for $1095 a jar, this is truly the créme de la créme of high-end moisturizers. Do the results warrant the cost? Find out more below.
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111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream
A restorative and highly concentrated treatment that combines technologically advanced ingredients with groundbreaking medical research to target aging.
This cream utilizes an innovative delivery system of rare diamond particles believed to have formed in space. Black diamond particles are microspheres that penetrate the deeper dermal layer of the skin in order to transport three essential youth restoring ingredients—patented NAC Y2 formula, collagen type I and II, and hyaluronic acid. On a cellular level, the cream regenerates the production of glutathione, hyaluronic acid and collagen in order to restore a youthful appearance. In addition, the formula contains arbutin, a brightening agent, which illuminates and rebuilds a healthy complexion. The unique combination of age-defying ingredients supports the optimal function of connective tissues and key enzymes in cells.
How to use
Use day and night on perfectly cleansed and toned skin. Gently apply to your face and neck.
Tip: The Celestial Black Diamond Cream is also recommended after cosmetic treatment to prolong the benefits and optimise results.
Recommended for mature skin.
Centella Asiatica stimulates the synthesis of collagen type I and III
NAC Y2 stimulates the ability of cells to regenerate and boosts the functions of the epidermis
Hyaluronic acid protects, captures, and retains moisture
ReGeniStem visibly brightens the skin
Paraffin, Paraben, Silicone and Sulfate Free.
AQUA/WATER, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRYGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, GYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-25, PEG-100 STEARATE, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, BENZYL ALCHOHOL, ARBUTIN, ACETYL CYSTEINE (NAC), AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM EXTRACT, ZINC OXIDE, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, HYALURONIC ACID, DIAMOND POWDER, PEG-7 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, POLYSORBATE 20, TOCOPHEROL, RETINYL PLAMITATE, LINOLEIC ACID, XANTHAM GUM, AAROMA/PARFUM.
111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Cream Review by IcanGWP
According to the founder, surgeon/dermatologist Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, “We use black diamond microspheres to transport active ingredients including vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and arbutin to the deepest layers of the skin, where they can target cells for regeneration.”.
This jar is worth $341.38, isn’t it crazy?! It contains a very high dosage of fatty acid, vitamin, emollient, antioxidant and retinol; much more than other creams. The rich and decadent cream contains 26 clinicaly-proven ingredients that will gradually reveal better skin, yet is gentle enough for an everyday regimen. It’s a fine modern cream. Well, it contains fragrance but the amount shouldn’t be an issue. The scent is mild, intoxicating and calming. It reminds me of Estee Lauder Idealist’s or Perfectionist’s scent but gentler.
The rich white cream looks puffy and has no visible glitters, shimmers or diamond powders. This buttery cream melts into the skin and feels very luxurious. What I immediately noticed is the absorbance. Some creams often leave the skin feeling too thick and oily-looking, but this product is just right. It contains several intriguing oils but it’s not too heavy. According to 111SKIN, this top-notch formula should work to brighten hyperpigmentation, boost radiance, smooth wrinkles and most importantly stimulate collagen and elastin production.
My family also tried this sample – who doesn’t want to get a hand on a diamond cream? It was excellent on the skin as we expected. My family said it heated up skin a bit (from a highly effective form of vitamin C). Please note that I am using 10%+ vitamin C products regularly, so that I don’t feel any tingling sensation. It doesn’t have any alcohol or exfoliant, it won’t burn. The science is just happening to our skin!
I have continuously applied day and night for ten days and love the improvement in skin’s appearance. My mom was asking what I did recently, saying “you look prettier”. For the record, I can’t remember last time she said that. My answer was “I’m sick, lost some weight, I guess”. As it turns out, I didn’t shed a pound 😊 just a remarkable glowing skin that really shines. Highly potent ingredients are helping my skin tremendously. It’s healthier, more supple, luminous and firmer. Nothing from mica or silicone nor visually flashy results, it’s from within.
What makes this unique formulation truly remarkable and a worthy obsession is that it’s free of silicone. I’m not against any silicone since it’s a good moisturizing ingredient that is safe and feels fantastic on the skin. But… it’s not that highly effective, modern nor special and it’s cheap. It’s painful how many expensive skincare just use it in the first few ingredients. We don’t want to pay $$$ for a jar of water mixed with silicone.
According to the 111SKIN site, black diamonds are “believed to have formed in space.”. Sci-fi hah? Can the nano diamonds absorb through my skin? I do not know. As they pointed out, this is an excellent product to use after treatment, I agree. There are several potent ingredients that will fulfill and boost other ingredients such as some anti-acne or salicylic acid ingredients.
I would recommend this product as a day time moisturizer for all skin types. Extra dry to dry skin might find it not hydrating enough for night time. Pairing it with a night time oil (like Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme Oil, Derm Institute Youth Alchemy Oil or 111SKIN Retinol Oil) would be an easy fix. This deluxe size should be good enough to see the skin’s response and to decide if this is the right cocktail for you. I can tell you a little goes a long way. They claim a full size jar will last you three to four months. It will probably take a while to see a clear long term difference.
A few caveats I should note is that first, it doesn’t work well with some silicone-rich serums. It seems like silicone will block this product from absorbing and I felt that it sits on the skin. Second, a minimal white cast may also form if you use too much or mix it with silicone-y skincare products. This is personal, but it doesn’t contain peptides that I like (the Black Diamond contour gel has it). Lastly, is it possible to be less expensive? A discovery kit would be nice.
111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond cream is a true anti-aging superstar. Every single ingredient is an excellent supplement for better skin. It might not be overly powerful like surgery or laser procedures but it’s surely an effectively age-defying cream worth your consideration. I’m glad that I was able to try this out and see the results to justify the high price tag.
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Katie @ IcanGWP beauty blog