Time to up your #anti-pollution beauty game with this new way of fighting pollution
IDS Skincare DermaShield Serum, $99 for 30ml
Touted as a screen protector for your skin, this protective serum contains marigold extract, a powerful antioxidant which also filters out blue light. A blend of specially chosen ingredients also help to prevent pollution particles from adhering onto skin, soothe cellular inflammation and shield the skin against Infrared and UV rays. Layer this under your regular serum for added protection and always finish with sunscreen before heading out during the day.
Allies of Skin 1A All-Day Pollution Repair Mask, $145 for 30ml
With an impressive roster of active ingredients, this leave-on day mask forms an invisible protective barrier over skin to fend off environmental aggressors including pollution particles and HEV Light. With powerful antioxidants such as Glutathione and vitamin C, free radicals are neutralised to maintain skin health. At the same time, peptides help stimulate collagen production for optimal cellular rejuvenation.
The smart barrier auto-adapts, keeping pollutants out while enabling active ingredients to penetrate. Fatty acids also help rebuild skin’s lipid layer to improve its ability to retain moisture.
Amly Botanicals Silver Rich Face Mist Digital Detox, about $80 for 100ml
Developed with digitally-savvy urbanites in mind, this face mist is packed with antioxidant-rich botanicals to strengthen the skin against free radical assault from environmental pollution such as toxic particles, UV rays and blue light emitted from mobile devices. The formula is also rich in minerals and vitamins to help purify and detox the skin while precious essential oils are used to provide an uplifting effect.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops, about $195 for 30ml
As its name suggests, this serum is formulated to combat the hazardous effects of pollution, and it does so with its high concentration of powerful antioxidants. The combination of marine algae extract and purslane extract strengthens skin’s defences against pollution (including tiny particulate matter and blue light) and neutralises the toxic effects of airborne heavy metals. In addition, skin is also nourished as hyaluronic acid and cocoa seed extract delivers hydration and locks in moisture.
Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-free SPF 50
Formulated with the brand’s patented Fernblock FC, a powerful antioxidant that’s been extensively researched, it protects skin cells against UV rays, HEV light and Infrared radiation. That’s not all, it is also equipped with antibacterial, anti-microbial and sebum-regulating technology, making it perfect for even those with sensitive and acne-prone skin types. Its quick-dry, non-greasy texture is also well-suited for those living in hot and humid climates.