Every Product You Need To Protect Your Skin From Pollution

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Vote up the pollution protective products you love.

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!

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    5 votes

    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

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    4 votes

    C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer By Sunday Riley

    C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer By Sunday Riley
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    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.

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    4 votes

    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.

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    4 votes

    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.

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    3 votes

    All Nighter Pollution Protection Makeup Setting Spray By Urban Decay

    With a signature blend of minerals - zinc, magnesium, and copper - Urban Decay's Pollution Protection Spray keeps makeup in place all day (up to 16 hours!), while also protecting it from oxidation caused by pollution, and shielding skin from free radicals. Get it for $34 on Urban Decay's website.

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    3 votes

    Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum By E.l.f.

    E.l.f. Cosmetics created an entire line of skincare products to protect against pollution, called Beauty Shield. The Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum does more than just reverse signs of damage–it actually helps prevent them in the first place. Available for $16 through E.l.f.