The best in anti-pollution beauty to wash away the day
These anti-pollution beauty products will refresh, cool and revive after a long day in the city
It’s no wonder we can’t wait to take the day off when we get home after a 9-5 in the capital. It’s not just the visible dirt you can see; pollution particles can be up to twenty times smaller than your pores. So they can get under your skin pretty quickly, resulting in premature lines, exacerbating eczema and acne, causing sensitivity and pigmentation problems.
Even though the London Environment Strategy has enthusiastic plans for the future, (read here) we still need to address the problem, superficially speaking right now.
Here are all the best products to help you dissolve the dirt, obliterate the grime, and remove the pollution and make you feel fresh after a commute and long workday.
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La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser, £117
We love the luxurious feel of the balm cleanser. It acts as a double cleanse and melts from a rich balm to oil before turning into a milky cleanser. Finish the process with the super-soft muslin cloth to exfoliate and get rid of all impurities.
Chanel Le Tonique Anti-Pollution Toner, £29
This has a refreshing smell and wipes away the last residue of cleanser. It makes your face feel clean but cared for thanks to the marine algae-enriched formula.
Renewed Hope Peeling Mousse at Lookfantastic.com, £31
A one-minute enzymatic pineapple-based peel that dissolves dead skin cells and makes skin feel fresh and soft with a fantastic glow.
Crabtree & Evelyn Buff + Invigorate Soap, £13.50
Enriched with body-buffing bamboo stem, this cleans supreme in the post-work shower.
Decléor Neroli Shower Gel at LookFantastic.com, £14.40
Cleanses away surface impurities with uplifting neroli.
Byredo Rose Hand Scrub at SpaceNK, £44
This pretty scented salt scrub deeply cleanses and removes post-public transport grime and leaves hands petal-soft.