5 Anti-Pollution Beauty Products You Need For Healthier Skin

by Dawn Chen
LIFESTYLE  |  September 06, 2017
  • Protect your complexion!
    1 / 6 Protect your complexion!

    Living in a city like Singapore certainly has its benefits. For one, it’s super easy to get around and you definitely have no lack of options when it comes to cool cafes or bars. That said, being so connected and compact also exposes us to lots of urban pollution thanks to exhaust fumes, dust, smoke and occasional haze. (Also Read: This Easy Skin Detox Rids Acne And Gives You A Glowing Complexion)

    Besides being bad for your health, pollution also takes a huge toll on your skin. The particles can settle into pores, amp up sebum production, cause inflammation and irritation and – get this – even accelerate ageing. #Sigh. Combat this onslaught by rejigging your beauty shelf to include some anti-pollution skincare. These are specially made to slow down and repair free radical damage so that nothing dulls your glow.

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  • Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer ($146, Sephora)
    2 / 6 Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer ($146, Sephora)

    Hey phone addicts, here’s some bad news: The blue light emitted from your electronic devices actually speeds up skin ageing. Thankfully, this soothing overnight moisturiser can help reverse that. It contains antioxidant-rich plant stem cells to neutralise pollutants and strengthen skin’s natural barrier while you sleep. It also has vitamin C to correct sun damage and brighten skin. You’ll wake up to a clearer and more radiant complexion in the morning!

    Photo: Murad

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  • Pure Beauty Pomegranate Urban Shield Clarifying Foaming Cleanser ($16.90, Watsons)
    3 / 6 Pure Beauty Pomegranate Urban Shield Clarifying Foaming Cleanser ($16.90, Watsons)

    Purify skin with this cleanser that nourishes with fermented pomegranate extracts while lifting away impurities. The range was created to counteract the effects of pollution on your skin – think sagginess, dullness and dehydration – by reinforcing its natural barrier. 

    Photo: Pure Beauty 

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  • The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Fresh Emulsion Anti-Pollution SPF20/PA+++ ($49.90)
    4 / 6 The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Fresh Emulsion Anti-Pollution SPF20/PA+++ ($49.90)

    According to a L’Oreal study, people living in busy cities tend to have skin with lower levels of vitamin E, decreased barrier function and dehydration compared to those living in more rural areas. The Body Shop created this emulsion with three plant stem cells – edelweiss, sea holly and criste marine – to address that and combat the damaging effects of pollution. It also has UVA and UVB filters to defend skin from sun damage. (Also Read: 8 New Face Mists to Hydrate and Perfect Your Complexion)

    Photo: The Body Shop 

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  • Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Mask ($72)
    5 / 6 Clinique Even Better Brighter Moisture Mask ($72)

    Restore luminosity and moisture to parched skin with this creamy mask. It targets pigmentation caused by harmful environmental pollution. Apply this to calm irritation and neutralise oxidative damage so your complexion remains clear and bright. 

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  • Biore Intensive White Anti-Pollution Body Care Serum ($12.90, leading pharmacies)
    6 / 6 Biore Intensive White Anti-Pollution Body Care Serum ($12.90, leading pharmacies)

    Give your body some love. Moisturise with this serum-like lotion that boasts an anti-pollution shield and SPF50+/PA+++ UV protection. The light texture means there’s no sticky after feel which is perfect for our humid weather. It also promises to brighten dull skin in just 14 days thanks to vitamin B3 and yuzu orange extracts. (Also Read: 10 Foods That Could Replace Your Skincare)

    Photo: Biore

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