Meet the new skincare products that will make you wonder how you ever lived without them
It seems ‘pollution’ is the latest buzzword in beauty, as well as having to worry about lines, wrinkles, sagging, sun damage and dullness, everyone is now obsessing about pollution and the damaging effects it has on our skin. But the good news is there’s a whole new range of products to help protect our skin from the dirt, grime and chemicals in the air.
Cleansing properly is a great starting point, which is why many brands have been bringing out double cleansing systems. Double cleansing is exactly what you think, cleansing the skin, twice. So you’d use two different formulas, generally an oil based one and a cream based one, to ensure skin is completely free from all makeup and dirt. Using products with added antioxidants will also help rid your skin from pollution, try an overnight treatment, oil or facemask with ingredients proven to detoxify such as chia, green tea or microgreens. Finally moisture is key as this can form a barrier to pollution. Make sure skin is fully hydrated by using moisturiser morning and night on fully cleansed skin and using a hydrating mist during the day.
These products are some of the Now Beauty Team’s faves!
Pure Marine Active Face Serum £18 – Hydrates the eye area with extracts of mineral rich seaweed, apply before bed for optimal hydration and it’s 95% natural!
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse £24 – One side contains a solid cleansing oil, whilst the other a luxe cleansing cream – apply the oil first to dry skin and remove with a moist face cloth, then repeat with the cream.
Eminence Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment £58 – With jojoba oil beads and microgreens to detox the skin, apply this cream overnight to supercharge and repair and during the day to protect skin from pollution.
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginsing Mist £18 – Use this fast absorbing mist throughout the day to instantly hydrate, with essential oils of lavender, geranium and rosemary, it smells incredible too.
Masque Bar Green Tea Sheet Mask £9.99 – These three masks contain Green Tea extract to detoxify, apply to cleansed skin and relax for 30 minutes.
Indemne Miss Ella Lotion £12.50 – This micellar cleansing water is a 100% natural blend of essential and vegetable oils, the formula even gets rid of waterproof mascara.
Estee Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Pore Purifying Cleansing Jelly £21 – Created with a nutrient-dense algae, this jelly helps free skin of pollution whilst refining pores.
Vichy Slow Age £30 – A blend of three active ingredients and UV filters, this provides 24-hour hydration and protection against the sun.
Sukin Nourishing Chia Seed Oil+ £14.95 – Chia acts as an antioxidant so this nutrient rich oil will protect against pollution, the kale and spirulina extract will help to brighten skin too.