Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, founder of the anti-aging skincare line 111SKIN, has typically looked to outer-space for inspiration (his first formulas were created to combat extreme conditions experienced by astronauts), but the hero ingredient in his latest headline-making collection can be found right here on earth: black diamonds. Nano-particles of the precious stones are the delivery mechanism within his Celestial Black Diamond creams and serums, carrying active ingredients deep into the dermal layers. They’re also the wonder-working products at the center of the new and ultra-luxurious Celestial Black Diamond facial that’s available exclusively at Barneys New York.

Dr. Alexandrides stopped by the store to tell us about the technology behind the line and show us how this facial is like no other. Looking to learn a little more? Come visit us in Beverly Hills next week, when Dr. Alexandrides will be available for personal consultations. Read on for the details.