We have picked out a selection of anti-pollution skincare products that can help protect your skin from environmental stressors, especially the pervasive haze right now.
While everyone knows our skin deteriorates with age, many do not realise how our environment may be speeding up this process. This is because most common forms of environmental aggressors are invisible to the naked eye.
City dwellers are especially exposed to these various forms of pollution, including gas emissions from vehicles, UV rays from the sun and blue light from phones and gadgets. Then there’s the not-so-invisible haze that’s back to cloud our atmosphere (and mood) right now, carrying dust and free radicals along with it. All of these can aggravate our skin and cause inflammation, clogged pores, dehydration or other skin concerns – even if you’re naturally blessed with good genes.
To avoid this, we have picked out a selection of anti-pollution skincare products that can help protect your skin from environmental stressors.
FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
Made with powerful antioxidants from kombucha, a type of fermented sweet black tea, this lightweight essence acts as a double defense against pollution and signs of aging. It also helps to boost skin hydration and elasticity while minimising the appearance of pores and fine lines without leaving a heavy texture on the skin. W sephora.my
Allies of Skin 1A All-day Pollution Repair Mask
This revolutionary day-time leave-on mask is supercharged with 7 brighteners, 9 antioxidants and an innovative 16.5% Repair Complex to form a strong yet breathable anti-pollution shield. Its potent formula helps to reinforce the skin barrier to reduce Transepidermal Water Loss (keeping skin hydrated) whilst defending the skin against High Energy Visible (HEV) light (prolonging cellular health). W sephora.my
Dior ONE Essential City Defense Toxin Shield Pollution & UV Advanced Protection SPF 50 PA++++
You have probably heard this advice before but we’ll say it again: never leave home without sunscreen! Dior’s ONE Essential City Defense formula is specially targeted at urban dwellers with its tri-action shield providing anti-adhesion, anti-penetration and anti-oxidisation for complete skin defence against pollution-induced toxins. It also contains broad-ranging SPF to keep your skin protected for up to 8 hours. W dior.com
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops Booster & Bronzer
Keep your skin guarded without compromising on your bronzy glow with this multi-tasking booster and bronzer. Simply add a few drops to your serum or moisturiser and pat into the skin for an antioxidant- and omega-rich skin barrier that also delivers a shimmery bronze finish. W sephora.my
/skin regimen/ cleansing cream anti-pollution face wash
Aside from applying protective products against pollution, it’s important to have a good cleansing regime to thoroughly remove all dirt and pollution particles from the skin surface. This gentle but effective face wash is designed just to do that, plus rebalance the mind and body with its next-generation Longevity Complex™. W skinregimen.com
Dr Roebucks Tassie Anti-Pollution Serum
Strengthen stressed and damaged skin with this Australian skincare brand’s defensive gel serum that’s infused with myramaze, blueberry extract, aloe vera and amino acids. These skin-loving ingredients not only help to regenerate the skin, but also form an antioxidant layer to shield it against pollution. W sephora.my
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++
If you have normal to oily skin, this aqua-light sunscreen has a non-comedogenic formula made just for you. It comes with SPF50 to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but doesn’t leave an unwanted shine that emphasises an oily face. On top of that, it contains Vitamin E, which helps to combat harmful effects from free radicals. W kiehlstimes.com.my
Blithe Pressed Serum Tundra Chaga
Designed as a serum and moisturiser hybrid, this cold-processed product is packed with 60 percent tundra chaga mushroom extract which offers lasting hydration without heaviness on the skin. The nourishing extract is combined with olive and argan oils to form a layer of protection against harsh climates and pollution. W sephora.my
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