Skin Shield

by Leslie Yip

When it comes to battling environmental damage to your skin, the old adage rings true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


As Easy As ABC

This treatment lotion contains extract from Reviscentalis, a miracle resurrection plant that is capable of coming back to life with just one drop of water. Its efficacy is as simple as A, B and C. A: It activates cell antioxidant capacity to create a protective shield. B: It boosts the cell detoxification process to regenerate vital energy. C: It corrects and controls the skin’s resilience to revive skin from deep within. A high concentration of glycolic acid gently exfoliates, encouraging cellular renewal for a more even complexion.

Armani Beauty Cream Nera Aqua Reviscentalis, 150 ml | $200


Flower Power

This soothing gel mask is infused with real jasmine petals, potent adaptogenic and antipollution actives. Specifically formulated to help skin recover from constant exposure to skin-damaging external stressors, it is suitable for fatigued, dry, oily, sensitive and mature skin exposed to skin-damaging external stressors, such as harsh climates, extremely dry air, UV radiation, environmental pollution and blue light. If you spend long hours in front of a digital screen, this mask is for you.

Pour Moi Secret Jasmine Flower Mask, 50m | $55


A Powerful Combo

Ground-level ozone (o3) pollution is shown to cause signs of premature aging. Thankfully, topical antioxidant use can help prevent the impact of ozone damage to skin. This cult product contains vitamin C, widely known as a powerhouse against environmental damage, plus vitamin e and ferulic acid to further enhance its anti-oxidant benefits. once absorbed, the serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours. The latest study cites a 41 per cent reduction in combined oxidative damage.

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, 30ml | $185


Hats Off

Infused with menthol and camphor to soothe irritated scalps, this tonic contains pea extract to shield against environmental aggressors and boosts moisture levels for instant comfort. This non-sticky formula is an alternative to dry shampoo and won’t clog your scalp. silicia absorbs excess oil at the roots, while salicylic acid gently exfoliates to remove product buildup and unblock hair follicles. It helps to reduce greasiness and visibly refreshes hair to extend the period in-between washes.

Omorovicza Scalp Reviver, 50 ml | $115


Double Trouble

EGF (epidermal Growth factor) is a protein natural to human skin that boosts the production of collagen and elastin to maintain healthy, dense and youthful skin. The original awardwinning EGF serum plumps the skin with a 60 per cent increase in skin thickness and 30 per cent increase in skin density, so it can better withstand external stressors. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the iconic Icelandic brand is launching a special edition with extracts from a special crop of black barley and double the concentration, taking it to a new level.

Bioeffect 10th Anniversary Special Edition, 50 ml | $650


Put It to Sleep

Volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, ozone, climate… pollutants exist indoors and out, and they can generate free radicals that cause oxidative damage, leading to visible signs of aging. put daily damage to sleep with this overnight treatment that neutralizes the day’s damage and fortifies your skin while you sleep. After four weeks of nightly use, 100 per cent of the survey participants noted their skin had better clarity, radiance and a soft velvety feel—and that their skin felt intensely hydrated and firmer.

NEOSTRATA Overnight Anti-Pollution Treatment, 50 ml | $58




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