Ingredients that Protect Skin from Pollution

Air pollutants have negative effects on the skin causing atopic dermatitis, acne, skin pigmentation and wrinkles. Air pollutants include particulate matter (PM), heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) containing benzopyrene (BaP), and ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

To find the best pollution protection skin care products to protect your skin from car exhaust and other forms of pollution, take the quiz and find out your skin type.  Our dermatologist recommended skincare routines will help you choose the best products from many brands. Antipollution skin care may be just what you need.  It depends upon many factors that we will ask you about in the quiz.

How to protect skin from pollution?

These ingredients help protect skin from pollution:

(More coming as we discover and test them)

Antioxidants may also help protect skin from pollution and car exhaust such as:

Crepidiastrum Denticulatum Extract- 

Also called Pollux CD. Protects the skin against air-pollution stress. has been shown to protects the skin against various air-pollution stress  rom PM, BaP, Heavy metals, and UVR such as ultaviolet B radiation). Also has Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Activates autophagy and delays cellular senescence. 

Saururus chinensis also called Asian Lizard's Tail Plant or Chinese Lizard's Tail 

This plant extract has sauchinone that blocks free radicals, collagen degrading enzymes like collagenase and other matrix metalloproteinases that are increased after exposure to ultraviolet light and pollution. This ingredient is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and blocks the formation of the skin pigment melanin.

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