The products city dwellers need to protect their skin from the damaging effects of pollution

Words Elizabeth Hutton

City Block Cleansing Gel – Clinique

Harnessing the detoxing properties of natural charcoal, this cleansing gel draws out pore-deep pollution, impurities and excess oil. Use with Clinique’s sonic system city block purifying cleansing brush for an even deeper clean.


Pollutant Defending Masque – Kiehl’s

This night time mask defends, replenishes and reduces the visible effects of city life on your face. With cilantro and orange extract, your skin is strengthened against environmental aggressors, the main one being pollution.


Flash Anti-Pollution Mist – REN

Instantly shielding and protecting the skin from the ageing effects of harmful free radicals and environmental pollution, this face mist strengthens the skin’s natural defences against oxidative stress and boosts the skin’s ability to detoxify.


Oxygen 3-defence Fluid – Thalgo

Formulated with complexe O2 protect this protective shield works against all sources of pollution including free-radicals, UV rays, stress and smoke. Helping your skin to breathe and maintain its vitality, you’ll have fresh in no time at all.


A Perfect World Moisturizer – Origins

Researchers say that white tea is among the most potent antioxidants out there. Anti-smoke and anti-pollution, this moisturizer also contains ferment of sugarcane to neutralise free radicals and vitamin C to brighten and even out skin tone. This makes your skin look like it would in a perfect world.


Phloretin CF – SkinCeuticals

With three key ingredients, this vitamin C serum contains phloretin, ascorbic acid ferulic acid to shield against the premature signs of skin aging induced by ozone pollution and daily UV damage. An active way to protect your face against life in the city.



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