When ever you go outside your skin is attacked by UV or pollutants generating free radicals (super reactive molecules). These free radicals react with anything coming their way (melanin, collagen, elastin… ) and the results is quite bad:

  • Hyperpigmention
  • Premature skin aging

So far so good.

Brands have been working on this problem for quite some times and came up with efficient skin care products with high SPF, high concentration in antioxidant, etc.. to counteract the effect of UV and pollution on the skin.

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High Energy Visible (HEV) light coming from your laptop or smartphone has been shown to generate the same amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the skin as those produced by UVA and UVB combined. The more you expose your face to your smartphone the faster your skin will age or show pigmentary irregularities.

Here are some nice skin care products for you to try out:

 

GARANCIA

Ma VAP’ Bien Aimée
Vaporisation de beauté 4 en 1 (2.5€, 40ml)

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It will protects the skin from UVA/B and HEV.

DR SEBAGH

SUPREME DAY CREAM (£145, 50ml)

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Helps to shield skin against High Energy Visible light (HEV/daylight), UV and pollution. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Repairs, nourishes and hydrates the skin. Revives the complexion.

LANCOME

UV Expert XL Shield CC COVER SPF 50 PA+++ (69$, 50ml)

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Protect from UVA/B rays, environmental pollutions and free radicals. The skin is hydrated, supple and comfortable. Revives the complexion.

ELIZABETH ARDEN

Prevage – City Smart (55 € 40ml)

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Protects the skin from pollution, UV rays and visible signs of ageing. Supports the skin’s natural repair process. Moisturizes , smoothens the skin and revives the radiance of the complexion.

MEDIK8

HYDR8 DAY 360 (59£, 50ml)

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Protects the skin from pollution, UV rays and visible signs of ageing.  Hydrates and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

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