Anti-pollution skincare edit
Protect your skin from pollution & other external aggressors
We all know it’s important to protect our skin from sun exposure, but what about protecting it from pollution? As well as the obvious effects on the environment, pollution can be a problem for your skin too. You can’t see pollution, but nasties such as toxins and free radicals caused or accelerated by pollution could be wreaking havoc in the form of premature ageing, increased sensitivity and dullness. The good news? Anti-pollution skincare is here to help.
Aside from doing your bit and taking steps to help reduce pollution (leaving the car at home, turning off electrical items after use – you know what to do), you can invest in anti-pollution skin products to help protect your skin against nasties in the environment.
Vichy Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Booster
When it comes to anti-pollution skincare, this one’s a game changer. Designed to add a boost of hydration under your moisturiser, this lightweight serum also helps to shield and protect against damaging pollutant particles and daily aggressors.
No7 Hydraluminous Water Concentrate
This multitasking moisturiser contains Pollution Shield Technology to help revive city-stressed skin and reignite lost radiance. It’s also super-hydrating to help give your skin an extra boost of moisture when it needs it most.
Pixi Vitamin-C Juice Cleanser
Vitamin C-ya, city smog
Effective and thorough cleansing is one of the best ways to sweep away the dirt and grime of the day – and give any pollution particles the push off. This vitamin C-based cleanser also contains a probiotic extract, so it’ll help to gradually fortify smoggy city skin and restore radiance. The juice is definitely worth the squeeze with this clever cleanser.
Florence By Mills Clean Magic Face Wash
Wash this space
This multi-purpose product will put a spell on your skin. Use it as a conventional cleanser on dry skin, or on wet skin as a wash. Either way, it contains ingredients like ferulic acid, a plant-based antioxidant to help wage war on environmental nasties. Plus it’s infused with seaweed, lemon and sage to help in the fight against excess oil. Clean, clear, shine-free skin that’s protected from pollution? Yes please!
L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Charcoal Detox Face Mask
Best face forward
This anti-pollution powerhouse acts like a magnet on the skin to draw out impurities. Created with urban skin in mind, which is subjected to dirt, oil, and pollution on a daily basis, this mask helps to deeply cleanse the pores and leave skin clean, clear and beautifully fresh.
Revolution Skincare Superfruit Extract Antioxidant Rich Serum & Primer
Antioxidants are a skin’s best friend, especially in the fight against free radicals, pollution and other environmental enemies. This super-smart serum is formulated with antioxidant-rich blueberry extract to help support the skin’s barrier and fight on the frontline against environmental damage. Plus it doubles up as a primer, so you’re really ready to face anything the day throws at you.
Nivea Day Face Cream Urban Skin Defence SPF20
Your city skin shield
When it comes to anti-pollution skin products, this one packs a punch! Formulated especially for city living, this powerful pot is packed with skin-loving ingredients like bio green tea extract and other antioxidants that help protect against pollution. Plus it contains SPF20 to help shield your skin from the sun.
The Inkey List Vitamin C Serum
This multifunctional serum creates a great base for make-up. Oh, and it also contains antioxidants that help protect skin from damage caused by environmental pollution and free radicals. Then there’s the skin-brightening ingredients that help tackle loss of radiance and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Not bad for a morning’s work!
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
No ordinary moisturiser
Moisturiser is key in the fight against pollution damage. This super-hydrating cream contains all kinds of skin-loving ingredients to help protect and hydrate the outer layer of the skin, meaning less chance for pollution and other environmental nasties causing chaos with your skin. Plus it’s got a non-pore-clogging formula, just to make it even more dreamy.
And there you have it, the modern-day skincare heroes. Give pollution and other environmental enemies the elbow with these specially selected anti-pollution skin products.