Anti-Pollution Powerhouses: Best Skincare Products for City Living
We love living in Toronto. It’s full of great restaurants, good theatre, amazing shopping, and there’s always something going on. But while we might love all the excitement of urban dwelling, the hustle and bustle (and traffic) isn’t always great for our skin. Pollution contains harmful free radicals, which can cause skin damage and accelerate aging. Airborne particles found in contaminated air can irritate sensitive skin, cause inflammation, and clog pores. Complexions are left looking dull and fatigued, even if you’re wide awake and excited to try the latest the city has to offer.
So what’s the solution? Well, as much as we would love to find that miracle beauty product that solves all of our skincare quandaries in one fell swoop (we’re still searching!), the key to gorgeous skin in the city is going to be a little different for everyone. Look for products that work for your unique complex and do the following:
- Detoxify and purify skin
- Contain antioxidants
- Actively heal skin
- Improve your skin barrier to create a shield against toxins
If it seems like a lot to ask, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here’s list of some of our favourite products to shakeup your skincare routine so you can enjoy everything the city has to offer and leave free radical damage behind.
Tata Harper - Purifying Mask
The power of fermentation and probiotics combine to deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin, encouraging your skin's own detoxification processes from a cellular level.
Mahalo - The Bean
This activating formula works to boost skin’s natural defenses, detoxify, brighten, soothe, soften and gently exfoliate congestion.
Tammy Fender - Epi-Peel
A facial in a jar. An award-winning micro-exfoliator and facial mask with Spearmint and Rosemary, to utterly revive, perfect and purify every skin type.
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YULI - Liquid Courage
Seed-based botanicals specially selected for their densely concentrated level of antioxidants provide the purest, highest efficacy for skin health.
Tammy Fender - Antioxidant Creme
An uplifting daytime moisturizer, with antioxidant-rich Neroli and Sweet Orange to defend against environmental stress, and a wealth of vitamins to help rebuild collagen.
Zoe Organics - Cream
Rich with vitamins and nutrients, this cream helps to restore damaged skin. It's great for sensitive skin and contains no water, fillers or preservatives
LeahLani - Champagne Serum
Happy hour for your skin! Infused with a delicate blend of blue tansy, french lavender, chamomile and rose geranium essential oils, just one pump is all you need to bring your skin back to its happy place.
Graydon - The Putty
Made with a complex blend of healing oils, the Putty doubles as both a face and body moisturizer. Super soothing for dry, red, irritated skin.
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Mahalo - Mahalo Balm
This balm combines macadamia, rosehip, humectant Beeswax to balance sebum and protect skin from environmental damage.
Pai - Avocado and Jojoba Day Cream
Famed for their skin-softening and hydrating properties, organic Avocado & Jojoba oils combat dryness while intensively nourishing the skin. The result is a skin softening, hydrating and balancing cream that works for both normal and sensitive skin.
Not sure which products are right for you? Send us an email or DM on Instagram! We're more than happy to help you find the perfect products for your skin.