Say no to dull, dehydrated skin
One of the latest beauty trends to hit the skin-care industry is anti-pollution products. A lot of the time we don’t think of the polluted air around us, and the effect that it has on our skin, but this is exactly what anti-pollution skin care products are for. According to the Guardian, toxic air has been linked to premature ageing and worsening skin conditions such as eczema and hives. The air contains fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which is many times smaller than the pores through which skin breathes. This means that the particles enter our skin, causing inflammation that accelerates the development of age spots and wrinkles.
So, if anti-pollution products are not a part of your day-to-day skincare routine, then it should. Here are eight cult skin-care products to add to your beauty routine:
Dr. Barbara Sturm is best known for her advanced facial techniques, so who best to keep your skin protected? This lightweight serum is one of her most advanced products yet, and it will shield your skin from smoke and smog, and ward off damage from blue light too. The serum could be added on its own, or you can mix a drop of it with your go-to cream for added hydration. This product could be order of Ounass for AED 594.
One of the ingredients that you skin can never get enough off is Vitamin C. It is a wonderful molecule, one of the most active of them all, which will provide you with a magic quick fix, while being beneficial for your skin. This paste is designed specifically to give your skin the Vitamin C top-up that it requires every morning. All you have to do is apply it to your skin like a mask, and leave it on for five minutes and then wash it away for clear and balanced skin. You can order this product through Lixir Skin’s website, which delivers internationally for AED 149.65.
If your makeup bag is in need of a multi-purpose product, then this primer from Nars is for you. It will create a smooth base for foundation, while at the same time deflecting free radicals and providing broad-spectrum SPF50 protection from the sun. And if you have oily skin, you will be glad to know that the primer is oil-free too – all in all, a win. NARS is available in Sephora, and this item retails at AED 190.
Sunday Riley’s ‘C.E.O. Glow’ is a botanical-based face oil that’s perfect for those in need of a radiance boost. The formula is infused with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Golden Tumeric and Evening Primrose to promote skin’s defences, while cold-pressed Ginger, Pomegranate and Red Raspberry Seed Oils leave a glowy finish. You can get your hands on the serum by ordering it off of Net-a-porter for AED 184.16.
You don’t have to choose between makeup and skincare with this launch from Drunk Elephant. The product is extremely concentrated, so use just one drop of this luminous bronzing gel into your moisturiser or BB cream, and let it impart sun-starved skin with an instant tan, as well as keeping pollution at bay. Buy this anti-pollution drop from Glamazle for AED 197.
This exfoliating face toner is a great addition to your cleansing routine, helping to increase cell turnover and ensure every last damaging free radical is swept away from your face. Rodial’s latest tonic contains a blend of several Alpha-Hydroxy Acids that work on multiple layers of the skin, along with a stabilised form of Vitamin C for a brightening boost. Sweep it over cleansed skin with a cotton pad, every other night. The toner is available on LookFantastic.ae for AED 105.16.
This hydrating jelly from Clinique is unbelievably lightweight and delivers 24-hour hydration repair plus pollution protection. The hyaluronic acid and polymers form a film over skin to keep pollutants out and moisture in. Stop by your nearest Sephora and get this product for AED 190.
This mask is both gentle and purifying, which will nourish your skin, while leaving it feeling comfortably clean, clear, and conditioned. This mask is made of bamboo charcoal and thoroughly cleans and draws out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, impurities, and debris. For those who have dry skin, the mask contains wildflower honey, which stops the charcoal from making your skin drier. Get this Origins product exclusively from Sephora for AED 162.
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