Skincare brands are now targeting the signs of ageing before they even start to affect us with anti-pollution skincare products. As pollution is one of the biggest causes of ageing it makes sense to add anti-pollution ingredients to makeup and beauty products. So whether you want a face mist to shield you from the harmful effects, or a serum that boosts your skin with powerful antioxidants, here are our recommendations for eight of the most effective anti-pollution skincare products:
Use this serum before makeup to moisturise and protect your skin from pollution. It contains soothing thermal spring water with boosted vitamin C which strengthens skin to leave a glowing complexion.
This is a technologically-advanced product that uses visible light to help boost the skin’s natural brightness. It has an SPF of 30 and contains powerful natural antioxidants from fermented sage to balance skin tone. Moisturises and smooths. Ideal for those who work outside.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors you’ll need a heavy-duty cream that protects against harmful blue light and air pollution. This is a lightweight cream with ingredients that include white tea, cactus yeast and other botanicals. Moisturises and reduces pores.
This is an ingenious product that acts as an invisible shield against all kinds of pollution. Spray on after moisturising and it forms a barrier to stop the hydration from leaving the skin. Skin is protected from pollutants from a metal-binding polymer in the product.
If you live and work in densely populated areas or places where pollution is high your skin may already be suffering. You’ll need a gentle but nourishing cleanser at night to remove all the damaging pollutants such as grime, hard water etc. This one from Clarins helps to detoxify whilst soothing tired skin and rebalancing the natural oils.
We have featured one facial mist that you use before putting on your makeup and this one is for afterwards. Use it to protect your skin when you have put on your makeup to protect your skin. It contains aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract.
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist, 88ml: £33.00
If you need an instant freshen up after a day in a polluted area then this one works beautifully. Cleanse your skin then spray this refreshing mist which is rich in powerful antioxidants including a new form of vitamin C and skin-boosting acids.
This is a beauty cleanser with a difference. It uses micellar water along with black tea and bamboo which also have a detoxifying effect. With a natural pH that works to rebalance the skin, this is powerful enough to remove stubborn waterproof makeup and heavy pollution.