All our favourite parts of the new range and why you're going to love it too...
Fumes, dirt and pollution; just a few of the things us city dwellers encounter on a daily basis and also some of the leading environmental factors behind skin ageing. If you’ve ever come home from a long day to find a tacky residue on your face or noticed that your complexion looks considerably duller than when you set out that morning, then you’ll know what we’re talking about. Don’t panic though – you’re not alone, a recent study suggests that some 52% of us are worried about pollution and how to protect yourself from it.
You’ve probably already heard about the problems caused by those pesky pollution particles. Small enough to get into the skin, in the short term they can lead to clogged pores and breakouts, while in the long term they can cause free-radical damage and (gasp!) ageing. But, it’s not all bad news – you don’t need to go into hibernation or relocate to the country just yet. With the right kit you can protect your skin and stop future damage in it’s tracks. Which is why we were particularly excited when we got our hands on the latest addition to Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost range, the City Shield Moisturiser, AKA your new BFF in the battle against pollution. Much like the original the texture is lightweight with a matte finish, which means you won’t end up looking shiny after a long day in the office and it doesn’t slide around so it works well under makeup too. The best bit? The clever formula is packed with hyaluronic acid for intensive hydration and antioxidant Vitamin C to combat the ageing effects of pollution. It also has a SPF of 25 to protect against sun-damage using Neutrogena’s patented Helioplex technology that lasts longer than traditional UV protection.
Another favourite from the new range is the Eye Awakening Gel Cream. The perfect solution for those of us who’s swollen peepers are a tell-tale sign of long hours in the office and a busy social life. To max up the impact keep in the fridge for a hit of coolness to banish puffiness. The creamy formula melts into the delicate skin around the eyes in a flash for a smooth, supple finish.