Live in the city? Listen up...
You might have seen the words Anti-pollution in the latest skin care. A whole new breed of products have arrived claiming to kick pollutions a** – and theyre here to stay.
You may already be following a rigorous skincare regime, slathering on SPF on a daily basis, and cramming your diet with superfoods. But if you aren’t also addressing the rising issue of pollution, you’re seriously missing a trick. Because it ages the skin quicker than you can say *wrinkles*.
While pollution was once seen as only an issue in Asia, now research has shown that UK levels – particularly in major cities – are undoubtedly high enough to compromise your complexion.
Leading scientists say that many roads in central London have the highest Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations in the world, (Independent 2015). A stat revealed last year that air pollution in London’s Oxford Street already breached the legal limit for the whole of 2015 – in the first four days of the year. If that doesn’t make you want to hibernate in your room watching Stranger Things, I dont know what will.
The major skin enemy is PM2.5: microscopic pollutant particles that measure less than two and a half microns (take note: they are seriously bad news). These particles not only clog pores, they can also penetrate right down to the epidermis and wreak havoc – speeding up cellular ageing and even causing hyper-pigmentation. (Yikes!)
To police pollution, make cleansing your face properly a priority. Do it as soon as you get home to ensure you arent leaving damaging toxins sinking into your skin (If you leave it until right before you go to bed, that’s several extra hours you’re allowing pollutant particles to do their worst).
Use this mask twice weekly to banish nasties and restore your glow whilst helping to prevent impurities.
This little wonder makes for a deeper clean and removes 6x more dirt than using your hands.
This natural toner surrounds skin in an age-defending protective bubble whilst Silver Tip White Tea ups the hydration. We're sold.
Extend the pollution police to your makeup. This genius CC cream has been road-tested in some of the world's most polluted cities.
Make this refreshing spritz your go-to after the daily commute.
With impressive SPF, the anti-pollution technology creates an invisible barrier to help prevent penetration of harmful toxins.
The effective tri-peptide bond has been proven to dramatically strengthen your skin's barrier making it a smart choice for the evening cleanse.
Apart from the dreamy smell, this moisturiser protects skin from harmful UV rays, pollution AND cold weather. We smell an autumn investment...
The luxurious formula effortlessly lifts dirt to keep your skincare regime simple.
Protect your skin with a new alliance of high SPF and antioxidants. It actively brightens, too.