Her World Beauty Awards 2018 winners: Anti-pollution
Prevention is better than cure
We cannot escape from the ill-effects of city-living. According to the World Health Organization, urban air pollution went up 8 per cent globally between 2008 and 2013 – and it will continue to get worse before it gets better.
There’s smog, dust, exhaust, dryness, and smoke almost everywhere we turn, on top of the UV rays beating down. The effects of pollution on the skin are cumulative, clogging pores, stifling skin cells, causing a dull complexion, kicking off the onset of all the signs of ageing.
And stopping these skin consequences is not as simple as just cleansing and washing your face at the end of the day. You need constant, continuous anti-pollution protection on your skin throughout the day, and night too. You need a slew of free radical fighting antioxidants, skin barrier strengthening nutrients and healthy moisture retention and skin cell function.
All these are reasons why the anti-pollution skincare category has grown from having a few players with a handful of products in the past, to having major players offering full skincare ranges. Scroll through our gallery to check out our top picks.