Anti-Pollution Skincare: Our Top Picks

Anti-Pollution Skincare: Our Top Picks

Protect and perfect with anti-pollution skincare

We all know pollution is harmful to the environment, but people really seem to underestimate the havoc it can wreak on our skin. What’s worse is that we’re exposed to a huge amount of pollution daily– whether we like it or not!  Waste, traffic fumes, dust and air conditioning are all key contributors that have the ability to cause acne, premature ageing, dark spots as well as uneven skin texture and tone, eek!


How do anti-pollution skincare products work?

Pollution harms through its ability to cause the skins natural barrier to break down. Skincare products that are considered ‘anti-pollution’ work almost like a shield, creating a barrier which stops these pollutants from penetrating the surface of the skin.

Unlike products that contain SPF, there’s no factor to look out for when it comes to deciding on the best anti-pollution skincare products to incorporate into your regime. However, skincare products that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are a great place to start. To help make this process a little easier, we’ve put together an edit of our top anti-pollution skincare picks that will have your skin feeling healthy, nourished and of course protected!

  1. Skinstitut Microbiome Micellar Water 200ml
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    Skinstitut Microbiome Micellar Water 200ml

    We can’t go past a multi-tasker, and Skinstitut’s Microbiome Micellar Water is just that. Perfect for all skin-types, its micellar formula gently lifts dirt, makeup and pollution from the skin’s surface, leaving behind a clear and soothed complexion.

    Not only does this skin-loving formula calm redness and inflammation, it contains inulin– a prebiotic that balances the skin’s microbiome, which keeps the complexion balanced and supports its natural protection layer.

    We love using this no-rinse formula in the morning before makeup, or as an on-the-go cleanser during travel.

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  2. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly 125ml
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    Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly 125ml

    Clinique’s Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly features a lightweight formula which melts effortlessly into the skin, making it great for all skin types, but especially those with combination complexions.

    Along with being one of our absolute favourite moisturiser picks of the season, this little guy is formulated using Clinique’s unique and exclusive Clean Shield Technology™, which helps protect the complexion against environmental aggressors and pollutant particles, leaving the skin beautifully glowing, soft and healthy. It also contains hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and plump-up the complexion for 24 hours.

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  3. Antipodes Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum 30ml
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    Antipodes Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum 30ml

    Antipodes’ NEW launch Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum was designed to protect, improve and brighten the skin. Its lightweight, oil-based formula provides a barrier against pollution, while active ingredients target pigmentation and oxidative stress.

    In independent tests, Blessing was shown to prevent or completely stop free radical damage in the  cells by up to 52% after just one hour!

    Blessing is jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients including avocado and jojoba oils’ to improve and strengthen skin, while Vinanza Grape, Kiwi, marshmallow bloom and liquorice root all help brighten and target pigmentation caused by pollution.

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  4. Rodial Vitamin C Glow Tonic 200ml
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    Rodial Vitamin C Glow Tonic 200ml

    We’ve been obsessing over the entire Rodial range since the brand launched on site recently and their new Vitamin C Glow Tonic is no exception.

    This exfoliating toner fortified with a combination of essential acids makes it easy to achieve the glowy skin that’s currently having a huge moment in the limelight.

    Use at night after cleansing to sweep away every last particle of the pollution your skin has been exposed to during the day. A chemical exfoliator is also a great way to amp up your cleansing routine, helping to increase cell turnover and leaving skin looking smooth and renewed.

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  5. Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant 57g
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    Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant 57g

    Looking to refine skin texture while you fight off the damaging effects of pollution? be sure to add Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant to your cart!

    Fortified with Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Activated Charcoal, this purifying daily treatment forms a creamy paste upon contact with water, which dissolves dirt and impurities from deep within the pores. Anti-pollution hero ingredients Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tea Fruit Extract help to defend skin while keeping the complexion healthy, clear and smooth.


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