What Is Anti-Pollution Skincare?
Posted on 18 December 2017
So many of the skin care trends that end up in Sephora or other major beauty retailers originated in Asian beauty, and anti-pollution is likely to be the next one. China and India are known for their astoundingly high pollution levels, sparking many to wonder how the environment changes could be taking a toll on our skin.
Studies show that the increase in air pollution in Germany and China has resulted in people developing brown skin spots. This is just one of the first studies to explore how the changes in environment could be damaging skin, and further results are impending that could lead more consumers to desire pollution protection in their skincare.
There are already over 185 products available in Sephora offering protection from pollution, and more affordable options are becoming increasingly available from other retailers. Plus, protection against pollution isn't the only thing these products offer. They also protect against aging, making an even stronger skincare product. New anti-pollution ingredients are beginning to come to market, resulting in a growing supply.
So, what are some of the top products to include these powerful ingredients? Laneige has a whole range specifically dedicated to anti-pollution with their trademarked Dust Block technology. Kenzoki makes a sleep mask with Belle de Nuit, which rebalances the skin from toxins it has encountered throughout the day. Shu Uemera has an Anti/oxi+ Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil that removes protein stains the skin has developed from environmental exposure, and restores its previous balance.