How to Protect Your Skin Against City Pollution

How to Protect Your Skin Against City Pollution
How to Protect Your Skin Against City Pollution

City living can have a major impact on our skin health if left unprotected. Discover our skincare essentials to effectively fight the signs of city pollution and other environmental stressors.

Anti-pollution skincare: How to protect your skin against city pollution

City living can have a major impact on our skin health if left unprotected. Constant exposure to environmental pollution; UV rays from the sun, oxides, particulate matter and other microparticles can cause inflammations of the skin and skin allergies such as psoriasis or acne and contribute to premature skin ageing. There is no such thing as a single all-rounder product for anti-pollution protection, but a strict skin care ritual can work wonders. To support your skin in staying healthy, these are a few key steps we recommend following. From double cleansing to daily SPF application, discover our skincare essentials to effectively fight city pollution.

Double cleanse

Toxic nanoparticles from traffic pollution and other types of air pollution can enter the skin causing free-radical damage and chronic inflammation which is why it is so important to cleanse the skin thoroughly, both morning and evening. First, apply our antibacterial yet mild sugar-based Cleansing Gel and work into the skin in circular motions, then add a pump of the Cleansing Milk for a soothing effect. Gently apply both products over face, neck and décolletage before rinsing with warm water. Follow with our Tonic Soothing to remove any residue left from (urban) tap water and to prep your skin for the next steps.

Exfoliate bi-weekly

On top of your daily double cleanse, exfoliating your skin encourages a clearer complexion and helps stimulate skin cell renewal. Susanne loves to combine our gentle Enzyme Peel and the Facial Peel in one application. By marrying the power of mild AHAs and enzymatic papaya powder with mallow and moisturising hyaluronic acid, you can effectively remove dead skin cells for a bright, renewed complexion.

Top tip: Did you know our favourite Alkali Salt Deacidifying salts can double as a gentle face scrub to help balance the skin? Take one teaspoon of our Alkali Salt Deacidifying and mix with water. Gently apply to the skin to gently restore the skin's pH balance and eliminate toxins.

For long-lasting hydration

Keep your body and skin hydrated to prevent premature ageing and to keep the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

"Drinking enough water helps the body to function properly. If we do not drink enough, vessels constrict and we can see that in the truest sense of the word - the complexion turns pale," explains Susanne. Moisturising creams, fluids and masks as well as highly concentrated serums help to replenish the skin’s moisture deposits for a renewed, youthful complexion.

For an extra dose of hydration apply our botanical Hyaluron Serum Moisturising. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin which attracts and retains up to 1000 times its molecular weight in water to provide long-lasting hydration for plumper, firmer skin. For those with acne prone skin, we recommend our Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying. As well as hyaluronic acid, it contains cockspur hawthorn, linden blossom and zinc amino acid all of which provide an anti-inflammatory and astringent effect to calm and soothe stressed skin.

Pro-ageing range: Line A

To effectively protect your skin from environmental stressors in congested urban areas, choose from our Line A range. Our Day Cream Line A boasts powerful natural ingredients that support the skin's natural functions: ectoin stabilises cell membranes and lipids and increases the skin's capacity to store moisture, whilst Urbalys, derived from Schisandra berry, reactivates the skin's own antioxidant protection potential, slowing signs of premature ageing and strengthening the skin's natural defences.

Our Regeneration Cream Line A provides additional repair and preventative care throughout the night: rosehip seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A (natural retinol) and has a strong healing and regenerative effect. It promotes collagen production within the connective tissue and maintains the skin's ability to store moisture. Both creams are now available as a bundle in the new Protect and Prevent Daily Regime Set.

Protect your skin: Always wear an SPF

SPF is essential to protect the face and body from long-term damage from the harmful UV rays which penetrate the skin and accelerate the natural ageing process. Be careful to avoid the harsh midday sun between the hours of 12 and 3pm. Our Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25 uses a patented combination of cosmeceuticals and organic filters for UVA/UVB protection as well as ectoin, balloon vine and broccoli seed oil to counteract signs of premature ageing for long-lasting protection.

Protect & Nourish: At-home treatment ritual

To effectively prevent signs of environmental damage on your complexion, treat yourself to an intensive at-home facial treatment. Our highly effective limited-edition skincare sets are specifically tailored to cater for different skin care needs. Our latest range includes three potent sets, each featuring a highly concentrated active ingredient serum and a supporting mask or peel. The Protect and Nourish Set comprises our best-selling Moisturising Mask and the highly concentrated Face Serum Q10, a powerful antioxidant that helps restore balance and protect the skin from oxidative stress. For demanding skin types, we recommend the new Advanced Lifting and Firming Set. This limited-edition set includes a highly concentrated ectoin serum and our Lifting Mask Line A. When paired together, this treatment will visibly plump, lift and firm the skin for a fresh-faced youthful glow.

The Perfect Skin Detox: Pollution Skin Defence System Travel-Friendly

If you live in a highly congested area, suffer from sleep deprivation or have recently taken up bad eating habits due to a busy work schedule, your skin may look tired, dull and uneven. In these cases, treat your skin to our Pollution Skin Defence System Travel-Friendly. Available as a 3x 10ml bottles, this luxurious treatment features highly concentrated doses of the active ingredients ectoin, vitamin C and Q10 to boost the skin’s own repair mechanism, support its natural barrier and increase elasticity. Start with the Face Serum Vitamin C for the first 5x days, then apply the Face Serum Ectoin for the next 5x days and then the Face Serum Q10 for the last 5x days. Once applied, the serums immediately get to work on your complexion for visible, long-lasting results.

Skincare for Polluted Skin

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refillable
Cleansing Gel

Our Cleansing Gel has a mild formula and is ideal for combination and oily skin. Please note, only our 250ml bottle is suitable to refill. Be sure to select the 250ml size below if you would like to reuse and refill this bottle.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Antibacterial

Refillable

Perfect for combination skin with breakouts

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Cleansing Gel

Cleansing Gel

$47

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Cleansing Gel
$47
Cleansing Milk

The Cleansing Milk contains an herbal compound of chamomile, sage and St. John's wort flowers and is ideal dry and sensitive skin.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Does not dry out your skin

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Cleansing Milk

Cleansing Milk

$47

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Cleansing Milk
$47
Tonic Soothing

The Tonic Soothing contains a herbal compound of chamomile, sage, mallow and St. John's wort flowers.

Balances skin's pH level

Calming

Moisturising

Prepares skin perfectly for nourishing products

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Tonic Soothing

Tonic Soothing

$46

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Tonic Soothing
$46
Enzyme Peel

This mild form of peeling is particularly well suited to thin and sensitive skin.

Gently removes dead skin particles

Refines pores

Activates your skin's metabolism

Prepares skin perfectly for masks

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face, exfoliator

Enzyme Peel

Enzyme Peel

$71

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Enzyme Peel
$71
Facial Peel

Our Facial Peel contains a herbal compound of mallow, yarrow, St. John's wort flowers and soft jojoba wax beads, that are gentle on the skin.

Gently removes dead skin particles

Opens blocked pores

Prepares skin perfectly for masks

Makes skin visibly softer

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Facial Peel

Facial Peel

$68

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Facial Peel
$68
Alkali Salt Deacidifying

The Alkali Salt Deacidifying provides holistic benefits for the entire body.

Restores pH balance

Releases blocked energy

Promotes the elimination of toxins

Perfect after sport

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body, bath

Alkali Salt Deacidifying

Alkali Salt Deacidifying

$21

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Alkali Salt Deacidifying
$21
Hyaluron Serum Moisturising

The highly concentrated, purely plant-based hyaluron serum supports the skin cells in retaining moisture.

Pure moisture

Visibly reduces lines and wrinkles

Replenishes the skin's moisture reserves

Improves elasticity

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Hyaluron Serum Moisturising

Hyaluron Serum Moisturising

$169

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Hyaluron Serum Moisturising
$169
Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying

The Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying has been developed as an aid for acutely blemished skin that tends towards acne.

Reduces skin impurities

Antibacterial

Hydrates and soothes

Anti-inflammatory

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Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying

Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying

$110

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Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying
$110
Day Cream Line A

Our Day Cream Line A is a powerful anti ageing cream that reduces wrinkles, repairs skin damage, lifts and tones the skin.

Improves elasticity

Stimulates cell regeneration

Improves the skin’s resistance to free radicals

Replenishes the skin’s moisture reserves

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Day Cream Line A

Day Cream Line A

$264

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Day Cream Line A
$264
Regeneration Cream Line A

This powerful anti-ageing overnight cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles, repairs skin damage and stimulates the skin's elastin and collagen production.

Provides intensive moisture

Regenerates and renews cells

Improves collagen formation

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face, night moisturiser

Regeneration Cream Line A

Regeneration Cream Line A

$278

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Regeneration Cream Line A
$278
limited edition
Protect and Prevent Daily Regime Set

Discover our limited-edition Protect and Prevent Daily Regime Set for radiant, youthful-looking skin. This high-performing power pairing of day and night cream accelerates the skin's renewal process, prevents signs of ageing and protects your skin against harmful environmental influences. Available for a short time only.

Potent power pairing for day and night

Prevents visible signs of ageing

Protects skin from harmful environmental influences

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Protect and Prevent Daily Regime Set

Protect and Prevent Daily Regime Set

$461

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Protect and Prevent Daily Regime Set
$461
new scent
Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25

This highly-effective sun cream protects your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays using a patented combination of cosmeceuticals and organic filters. Only available to ship to Europe.

Protects against sun exposure (UVA/UVB)

Cell protecting

Suitable for children and sensitive skin

Supports a long-lasting tan

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Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25

Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25

$80

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Body Protection Sunscreen SPF 25
$80
limited edition
Protect and Nourish Set

This limited-edition two-piece set delivers intense hydration, restores balance and protects the skin from harmful external influences and oxidative stress.

Balances the skin

Intensely hydrates the skin

Protects the skin from oxidative stress

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Protect and Nourish Set

Protect and Nourish Set

$127

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Protect and Nourish Set
$127
Moisturising Mask

A rich, deeply moisturising and nourishing mask for all skin types.

Provides immediate and lasting moisture

Minimises wrinkles

Ensures a fresh complexion

Improves the skin's elasticity

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Moisturising Mask

Moisturising Mask

$68

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Moisturising Mask
$68
limited edition
Advanced Lifting and Firming Set

This limited-edition two-piece set intensely hydrates, lifts and firms the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Lifts and firms the skin

Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Increases the skin's ability to retain moisture

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Advanced Lifting and Firming Set

Advanced Lifting and Firming Set

$430

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Advanced Lifting and Firming Set
$430
Lifting Mask Line A

The Lifting Mask Line A is a highly active anti ageing product with an immediately visible effect.

Provides intensive moisture

Revitalising

Minimises signs of ageing

Immediate lifting effect

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Lifting Mask Line A

Lifting Mask Line A

$373

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Lifting Mask Line A
$373
limited edition
Pollution Skin Defence System Travel-Friendly

A travel-friendly, limited edition of our Pollution Skin Defence System made up of 3x 10ml Face Serums; Face Serum Vitamin C, Face Serum Ectoin and Face Serum Q10. The powerful treatment ritual not only protects but repairs the skin from environmental damage caused by pollution, UV rays and blue light emitted from our computers to preserve youthfulness, radiance and a healthy even complexion.

Protects against environmental pollution

Improves elasticity and firmness

Collagen booster

Cell protection

Travel-friendly

Introductory Set

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Pollution Skin Defence System Travel-Friendly

Pollution Skin Defence System Travel-Friendly

$220

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Pollution Skin Defence System Travel-Friendly
$220

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