No matter how well you take care of your skin, one thing is for sure: pollution damage is real. Ask any city dweller - if the city smog can ruin the perfect sunset Instagram, just imagine what it’s doing to your skin.
Luckily, environmentally-friendly beauty brands are coming out with anti-pollution beauty products - everything from free-radical free makeup to overnight masks that reduce the visible signs of pollution damage - so you can keep protecting your skin from pollution, from morning moisturizer to nighttime serum.
This list of makeup that protects against pollution serves up true beauty must-haves. Start saving your skin now!
Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen By Glossier
Glossier's sunscreen with SPF 35 should be a part of anyone's daily routine - but especially so for city-dwellers. According to their site, "It helps prevent sun damage and skin cancer, but also works to neutralize harmful free radicals, and keeps pollutant junk from getting in there in the first place." Available at Glossier, $34.
Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask By Kiehl's
The cilantro and orange extract in this overnight mask work double-duty. First, they help reduce the visual effects of pollution. With continued use, they even help prevent impurities from adhering to the skin. All that for $39? Get it on Amazon.
Xtend Your Youth Power Dose Vitamin D By Dr. Brandt
This self-professed "skin sunshine in a bottle" packs a Vitamin D punch, helping strengthen the skin's natural barrier. Keep those pollutants out for $55 on Amazon.
Environmental Day Cream By Decorté
This super-luxe moisturizer is formulated with the company's patented Cell-Surround 360° and X-Inflam Defense to "create a nearly impenetrable wall of environmental protection." It is a little pricier at $180, but your skin is worth the splurge. Get it at Decorté Cosmetics.