1 SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50+/PA++++, $115
Beyond providing a physical barrier against pollutantsand antioxidants, this light cream also protects against harmful UVA, UVB and infrared radiation.
2 Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion, $20 (Case) and $55 (Refill)
Launched last year, both the light- and high-coverage versions (now available in a rose-gold case) contain moringa extract, an antioxidant that’s said to stop particulates from sticking to skin.
3 Clarins SOS Primer in #04 Green, ($56)
An all-rounder, this contains Clarins’ signature Anti pollution Complex and a list of hydrating ingredients.Plus, the green tint will counteract any redness caused by in flammation.
Spray this on as a toner after cleansing, or apply over makeup as often as you like. It contains ingredients that supposedly bond with pollutants to stop them from penetrating skin.
5 Chantecaille Anti-pollution Finishing Essence, $212, Takashimaya D.S.
Apply this light essence before sunscreen. Made with botanical sugars that prevent smoke and dust particles from sticking to skin, it also contains antioxidants and ingredients to strengthen the skin barrier.
6 Three Treatment Emulsion, $109, Three stores and boutiques
Said to restore skin’s moisture barrier with hydrating ingredients and antioxidants. Wear this alone or, if you have dry skin, slap this on before your moisturising cream.
Pat this cult favourite onto skin after cleansing and before moisturiser. It has an antioxidant complex, and ingredients to strengthen skin’s natural barrier function and reduce inflammation. You can also add it to any serum to boost its anti-pollution properties.
8 Chanel Anti-pollution Cleansing Milk-to-oil, $64
Chanel updates its existing range of anti-pollution cleansers with the addition of antioxidant blue micro-algae, which transforms from milk to oil when massaged into skin, and removes particulates, dirt and makeup.