Beautiful, radiant skin is just a few drops away.
29 September 2022

Fine lines, wrinkles and breakouts can be caused by a plethora of issues such as our diet, hormones and nasty bacteria living on our faces but what if there is something else? Something that we are so used to but cannot change – that’s right, our environment. 

Unfortunately, Singapore is a metropolitan city with tons of pollutants in the air that clog pores and create free radicals, which causes signs of aging. That’s not all though, with the digital age, we are constantly surrounded by screens that emit blue light, which damages our skin’s natural barrier. 

All hope is not lost, here is a list of anti-pollution skincare products that not only create a shield on our faces but also heal our skin from the inside.

Indie Lee’s CoQ-10 Toner

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This toner not only calms inflammation with aloe, cucumber and sage, it also contains a chemical compound called “CoQ-10” to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness. 

This compound is actually an antioxidant, which is crucial to fight free radicals from destroying our skin barrier. CoQ-10 can be naturally produced by our bodies but as we age, we stop making enough of it to defend our skin.

Dr Babara Sturm’s Anti-Pollution Drops

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High Energy Visible or HEV rays are harmful light rays emitted from phone, laptop and TV screens, which expedite the production of free radicals. Formulated with cacao seed extract, these drops create a shield that cannot be penetrated by HEV. 

The serum also contains the brand’s Skin Protect Complex derived from marine microorganisms that strengthens the skin to withstand atmospheric pollutants.

Fresh’s Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum

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Speaking of strengthening, this powerhouse serum contains the brand’s latest technology known as Adaptive Phytocompound Tea. This ingredient increases the skin’s biogenetic systems that help speed up recovery from our surroundings and the stressors of life, including lack of sleep and stress. 

The serum also contains niacinamide to reduce the appearance of pores and hyaluronic acid and ceramides for hydration.

Paula’s Choice’s Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier

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This lightweight serum is packed with antioxidants, which prevents free radicals from wreaking havoc on our skin. The salicylic acid in its formulation helps to clear out the dead skin cells and sebum trapped in our pores while vitamin C brightens our complexion for even healthier and youthful looking skin.

Verso’s Anti Pollution Protecting and Strengthening Spray

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We’ve mentioned pollutants in the air but how can we stop them from latching onto our skin? This spray, which can be used before or after makeup, has a metal-binding active ingredient that prevents the metal-based particles in the air from causing any damage. The spray also balances our skin’s natural PH levels to soothe irritation and inflammation.

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