You know what pollution is, but how is it related to your skin? What is anti-pollution skincare, and what does it actually do?
We answer all of your burning questions, so read on to learn more about the latest trend in the skin care world.
Climate change is a problem wherever you live, and with so many of us living in urban areas (aka cities, towns and suburbs), we're a bit more aware of pollution these days - whether that's environmental pollution of harmful blue light rays from our screens.
There are plenty of studies* that have linked pollution to skin conditions like hives, acne, premature ageing, and eczema. Adding even one anti-pollution product to your skincare routine will help you battle those external aggressors.
What is anti-pollution skincare?
In a nutshell, anti-pollution skincare acts as a barrier against pollutants – almost in the same way sunscreen protects against UV rays!
Anti-pollution skincare can come in different forms, from a mist shield to a gel-primer, and more commonly, in mask form. Anti-pollution face masks, like the Madara Smart Anti-Pollution Repair Mask, helps to remove the pollutants from your skin after you've been exposed.
How does anti-pollution skincare work?
Just like sunscreen, it's a product you need to use daily for maximum effectiveness. Different skin care ingredients are used to help protect your skin, and here are some common ones:
• Pre-and-probiotics help build the skin's natural defences & form a barrier against pollution
• Ganoderma mushroom extract helps reduce inflammation and detoxify the skin
• Buddleja flower and echinacea extracts contain cell resilience boosting proteins
• Vitamin C can lighten and combat dark spots linked to pollution
Here are our anti-pollution skincare picks...
Grown Alchemist Anti-Pollution Primer Prebiotic-Peptide
The Anti-Pollution Primer Prebiotic-Peptide is a lightweight, gel-primer that creates a physical barrier between skin cells to shield the skin.
Grown Alchemist Anti-Pollution Mist Shield
In a convenient mist form, the Grown Alchemist Anti-Pollution Mist Shield helps to visibly smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, while providing instant dermal protection against pollution.
Madara Smart Anti-Pollution Charcoal & Mud Repair Mask
The Madara Smart Anti-Pollution mask is one of the best anti-pollutions face masks out there. It's a double action treatment that gives your skin a pollution and ageing antidote, and helps to neutralise free radical damage.
Antipodes Blessings Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum
The Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum contains potent, antioxidant-rich ingredients that are scientifically shown to inhibit or completely stop the damage to cells caused by free radicals by up to 52% after an hour**.
Madara Anti-Pollution City CC Cream SPF15
A silky, nourishing CC cream, the Anti-Pollution CC Cream offers sun protection AND is scientifically proven*** to protect the skin from environmental stress, pollution and free-radical damage associated with urban and city living.
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- Environmental Stressors on Skin Aging. Mechanistic Insights
- The impact of airborne pollution on skin
- Ambient ozone pollution as a risk factor for skin disorders
***As stated on Madara website