Getting the Bridal Glow: The celeb-adored skin-care brand has been bought millions and millions of times over and we can see why with the results they get! This is the go to skincare brand for getting the bridal glow. 111SKIN is a science-first stance with the brand’s original beauty breakthrough, the NAC Y2 compound, remaining as a pivotal part of its DNA. The thing is, it’s almost impossible to argue with a science based approach when these products get serious results. It bodes well for the brand that doctor-led beauty is enjoying a resurgence in the industry, as consumers begin to look beyond skincare trends and focus instead on optimal skin health. Co-founded by Harley-Street surgeon Yannis Alexandrides and his wife Eva Alexandrides, 111Skin has been a clinical brand from the very start. TWE.’s editor Kendra Leaver-Rylah looks at Getting the Bridal Glow from your bathroom to the big-day.
When to Upgrade Your Skincare Regime?
It’s one of the most common questions we get asked at TWE, “when should I upgrade my skincare routine?” and with rightful conviction. Our face on our wedding day will be captured from dawn to dusk so it is important to set your goals for your skincare routine first and foremost because of how it makes you feel. How you feel about yourself on your big day is so important for transcending all the other big-day elements, so we’ve decided to partner with a handful of brands across who we believe all have their own unique approach to getting you the skincare results you need for your wedding journey, starting with 111SKIN and their science-first stance. The good news is the effects of a maximalist skincare routine, like with 111SKIN, are manifold, with most negative side-effects occurring as a result of barrier breakdown, which is easy to find yourself faced with after a few months on a ‘more is more’ skincare diet.
We talked to Milena Naydenov, 111SKIN Head Aesthecian and Global Trainer: “in a perfect world, you’ll want to start prepping skin roughly three months before (or a minimum of a month before) to see the best results. During this time, you’ll want to focus on lots of gentle exfoliation to slough off dead skin cells, so that any serums or boosters you’re using can penetrate the skin’s dermis layers more effectively. Our Exfolactic Cleanser is perfect for daily use. It’s non-foaming and specially developed to deep clean, but since it’s formulated with anti-inflammatory rosemary, you’ll find it won’t irritate skin and actually works to calm the skin and help treat any blemishes.”
Which Facials Are Going to Make a Difference?
Facials are essential on the run up to the big day: they can help you devise a strategy for achieving your dream-skin goals, albeit softening pesky forehead wrinkles or zapping acne.
In my opinion, to start for the big-day prep, head to The Bvlgari Spa for the 111SKIN Illuminating Rose Gold Facial. It’s guaranteed to leave your skin rested, radiant and glowing. 111SKIN’s signature use of Rose Gold includes nourishing reparative cleanse with a diamond-infused multi-acid rose quartz peel to encourage a smooth, supple, and soft nature to the skin to help reduce the appearance of pores, pigmentation, and fine lines. There’s also a delicious Lymphatic drainage facial massage which works on lifting and firming your facial structure.
For quick fixes on the week before your wedding day, honeymoon or any big celebration: it’s essential to opt for the Harvey Nichols’ 111CRYO cryotherapy facial. Designed to brighten and tighten your complexion – it delivers visible skin benefits. After experiencing sub-zero temperatures you’ll emerge from the chamber with childlike euphoria and instant benefits feel plumped and refreshed – all within a matter of minutes. It’s perfect for any last minute boosts.
Essential Treatments For You At Home for Getting the Bridal Glow
We all know the hard work needs to be continued at home if you want to see some serious results. Our Wedding Edition at home favourites include:
We all know Khloe Kardashian loves 111Skin’s Rose Gold Radiance Booster to give her that signature glow and with good reason… it’s formulated with actual gold. The face tonic is formulated with niacinamide which works to reduce hyperpigmentation, redness and congestion – but it also leaves a sheen on the skin that you can expect from a highlighter, so its skincare-meets-makeup credentials have won rave reviews from beauty lovers.
Designed to be used after cleansing and toning, this one-piece rose gold face mask contains Silk Amino Acids and Vitamin E to condition the skin, as well as 24-karat Gold and Damask Rose Extract to rejeuvenate, hydrate and soothe the skin. The ultimate way to prep for a big-day celebration, outfit try on or just night out with the bridal party. This rose gold face mask relieves inflamed skin and protects against environmental stressors. The brand suggests that for optimum results, you use it three times per week.
On The Big Day, for The Bride:
For a quick fixes on the day, start by prepping the skin like the A-Listers with these products:
- Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster
- Vitamin C Brightening Booster
- Exfolactic Cleanser
- Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster
- Meso Infusion Leave-On Hydration Mask
- The Hydration Concentrate
- Rose Quartz Exfoliating Mask
- Radiance Concentrate
Naydenov says: “I think sticking to a simple routine that you know works is key. So, cleanser, toner, a simple hydrating booster (like our Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster) and a light moisturiser. Then, I’ve already mentioned the Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask and Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask, which are key to enhancing your natural glow and also a lovely excuse to relax for 20 minutes before what can be a crazy day! To complement the masks and your makeup, I love our highlighter-meets-serum Rose Gold Radiance Booster that both soothes and hydrates, while subtly illuminating. You can apply it all over the face, just like you would a normal serum, or use it sparingly on high points (like the cheekbones, cupid’s bow and tip of your nose) to highlight.”
Boosts for The Groom:
Naydenov says: “On the big day, the groom is likely to want to feel rejuvenated and refreshed, so I think our cryo-inspired Regenerative collection would be a good place to start. The entire collection mimics the detoxifying effects of extreme cold on skin and is made with stimulating ingredients that reverse signs of fatigue and help de-puff. The two products I’d pick out are the Cryo Pre-Activated Toning Cleanser because it’s a two-in-one product that cleans and exfoliates the skin. Then, the Cryo ATP Sports Booster that’s energising and helps to tighten and smooth (it can even be used after a workout to rejuvenate). Finally, if the groom uses nothing else on the day, the Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask is one product that’s a must-have because it helps to reawaken and refresh the under eyes in just 20 minutes.”
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