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.
C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer By Sunday Riley
The not-so-secret ingredient in Sunday Riley's $65 moisturizer is "five percent advanced, oxygen-stable tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate," which is a stable form of Vitamin C that penetrates deeply into skin. It also boasts "protective, anti-pollution exopolysaccharides and refining lime pearl extract" to repair environmental damage to the skin. 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.
Urban Environment 43 Tinted Uv Protector Cream By Shiseido
This cream has SuperVeil-UV 360, which offers comprehensive protection of the skin's surface, and Profense CEL, which protects cells and DNA and helps inhibit enzyme activity. Shiseido's tinted moisturizer does so much more than your regular go-to. Get it on Amazon, $26.90.