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Wrinkles and sun spots? Forget about it! You’re a pro at slathering on SPF. But we hate to break it to you: The sun isn’t the only environmental factor damaging your skin. Unfortunately, pollution isn’t just harming the ozone, it’s wreaking havoc on our skin! Environmental aggressors, like pollution, can adhere to skin, slip through the epidermis, and cause inflammation, dehydration, and even a loss of elasticity and firmness. Yikes! Thankfully there are a number of beauty products that protect against pollution to help keep your skin guarded against this hidden assailant.
REN Clean Skincare Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist ($38, renskincare.com)
This new launch touts an instantaneous shield from free radicals and pollution upon spritzing. Simply spray a generous amount of the formula on your face and neck to begin. Best part: It can be used over your makeup, so spray away!
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF 45 ($41, origins.com)
An editor favorite, this light-weight SPF defender not only keeps you protected from sun damage, but it also arms you with moisture boosters to help fight daily pollution damage. We’ve been applying this formula daily and so far, we’re hooked on the super light, veil-like finish. The SPF ante has just been uped!
DECLÉOR Paris Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Gel-Cream ($67, decleorusa.com)
This moisturizer packs a big punch with its ultra-hydrating gel-cream formula, which acts as a protective layer against unwanted pollutants. It promises smoother, more luminous skin with each application. Sign us up!
Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque ($32, kiehls.com)
Mask lovers will cherish this creamy mix, which relies upon, you guessed it, cilantro and orange extract, to prevent impurities from sticking to skin. Soon you’ll be saying, Dull skin? Never heard of it.
Fresh Peony Brightening Foam Face Cleanser ($42, fresh.com)
Unlike the other products that are meant to go on after cleansing, this foaming cleanser fights pollution while you wash. The treatment relies on peony and licorice root extract as well as Vitamin C to brighten, while shea seedcake extract battle antioxidants to ward off pollution.
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