With the haze at an all-time high and showing no signs of abating, apart from wearing face masks, what can you do to protect your skin from the added stress of the environment and air pollution?
Here are some products to help soothe your skin and keep it protected and hydrated.
Dr Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask
Oxygenate, purify, detoxify and hydrate skin with this professional, in-home facial treatment that boosts cellular respiration and metabolism to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles. Liposome encapsulated oxygen bubbles work like magnets to attract additional oxygen into skin for improved clarity and radiance, invigorating stressed, tired skin and priming it to receive maximum nutrition and hydration. The product contains Moringa Seed Extract – purifying peptides from moringa seeds detoxify while moisturising, and protecting skin from external damage. Moringa also provides skin with essential nutrients.
Dr Sebagh Sun & City Protection SPF50+
Get all-in-one protection against the challenges of today’s hectic way of life: sunlight, digital light, pollution and oxidative stress. This innovative cream not only shields skin from the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays, it also provides protection against HEV (High Energy Visible) light/daylight emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops and pollution. The lightweight new formula contains a pollution filter capable of protecting skin against carbon particles and other pollutants. Non-oily and with a matte finish, it is ideal for normal, dry and/or mature, oily or combination skin. Advanced bio-tech ingredients hydrate the skin and a powerful superoxide dismutase (SOD) antioxidant prevents signs of premature ageing caused by environmental aggressors and oxidative stress.
Grown Alchemist Detox Serum: Antioxidant+3
This lightweight, oil-free instant absorbing serum is recommended for daily use to detoxify the skin of not only traditionally targeted oxygen free radicals but also carbon and nitrogen free radicals. The result: skin is noticeably detoxified of free radicals metabolised by the body as a result of factors such as diet, and environmental factors like air pollution or UVA/UVB rays from the sun.
Omorovicza Oxygen Booster
This cooling and soothing water-gel has an ingenious delivery system that brings oxygen molecules into the skin for a dramatic effect. It plumps the skin and resurface wrinkles for a smoother, firmer appearance. The product contains Nasturtium-derived polysaccharides that accelerate and improve the oxygenation of the skin and its surface condition for a brighter appearance. Swertiachirata stimulates the self-regeneration of the epidermis to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and rebuilds the skin’s firmness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ren Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist
This mist works to instantly shield and protect the skin from the ageing effects of environmental pollution and harmful free radicals. It helps strengthen the skin’s natural defences against oxidative stress. It also neutralises urban grey pallor and combats signs of fatigue on the skin. The product contains biosaccharide gum derived from sugar and yeast which forms a non-sticky invisible protective barrier that acts like a “second skin” to shield skin from the major pollutants. Zinc and manganese amino acids are free radical scavengers that protect skin from oxidative stress, while quercetin boosts the antioxidant capacity of the cell, stimulating skin. Finally, alpha-glucan helps to remove altered cell components and detoxify to increase cell longevity.
Malin+Goetz Detox Face Mask
This is a five-minute foaming mask to hydrate dry skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, it works by innovative oxygenating cleansing that lifts dirt, oil and make-up from skin. Complex amino acids and natural almond extract gently and effectively purify, balance and soothe. Vitamin C smoothes and brightens, green tea extract and vitamin E work as antioxidants, while squalene, glycerin, and sodium pca moisturise and hydrate.