You may not be able to see pollution particles, but that doesn’t mean they’re not causing serious damage to your skin. Lurking inside the air we breathe are toxic gases and elements that create free radicals on our skin, in turn damaging healthy cells, speeding up the aging process, and causing everything from pigmentation to dull complexions. But don’t panic.
With escalating pollution levels comes an army of anti-pollution powerhouses that shield your skin while treating it from within and a sense of awareness around their importance. In fact, according to Pinterest, interest in anti-pollution products are at an all-time high, with anti-pollution drops up by a whopping 567 percent, and anti-pollution serums by 144 percent! So, if you want to invest in a skincare product that’s practically essential for a city dweller, start with Savoir Flair’s top picks of three to try.
'C E Ferulic'
This SkinCeuticals super serum negates the harmful effects of pollution (UV rays, free radicals, and even the blue light emitted from screens) thanks to a potent blend of protecting powerhouse ingredients – vitamin C, ferulic acid, and vitamin E included. The result of 40 years of research, it boosts skin defenses all day long, no matter what life throws your way.
SkinCeuticals ‘C E Ferulic Serum’
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Busy cities = pollution aplenty, so ensure your skin is protected against the elements at all times with these nifty ‘Anti-Pollution Drops’ by Dr. Barbara Sturm. Whether used alone or mixed into your face cream, they strengthen the skin’s natural defenses and reverse inflammation and dullness caused by pollution, while neutralizing airborne heavy metals thanks to a formula rich in antioxidants, marine microbe extracts, and microorganisms.
Dr. Barbara Sturm ‘Anti-Pollution Drops’
'NAC Y² Pollution Defence Booster'
A beautifying booster meets powerful pollutant protector, just two drops of 111Skin’s ‘NAC Y² Pollution Defence Booster’ a day will keep damaging baddies away. Packed full of peptides and acids, it works to shield against polluting particles and blue light while boosting the skin’s own defences and imparting a youthful, radiant glow. Simply mix in with your daily moisturizer and you (and your skin) are good to go.
111Skin ‘NAC Y² Pollution Defence Booster’