Getting out in nature—whether it’s a busy city park or a hike in the mountains—can have some amazing benefits for your mind and body. Just ten minutes of outdoor time a day can lower stress levels, and walking, hiking, or running outside are great ways to stay active and learn about your environment. We all know that spending time in nature just feels good, but it’s also important to be cautious with your skin if you’re exposing it to the elements. Some changes in our skin are natural as we age, but other signs of aging come from external sources like pollution, smog, UV rays, and other environmental stressors we encounter daily, especially if we live in bustling cities. Certain skin care ingredients can help protect your skin from environmental stressors, which is why we love our Aloette Environmental Defense Collection. This week, we’re bringing you a break down of our Environmental Defense products by skin care concern. Got more than one skin care concern like most of us do? You can snag any two of these first-rate defenders for $69 US or $85 CA!
Environmental Defense by Skin Concern
For Brighter Looking Skin: City Detox Environmental Defense Powder Cleanser
Maybe you love the hustle and bustle of the city, whether you’re catching the train, meeting up with friends at the new “It” spot, or going to see your favorite band. City Detox is here for you when you get home with all that city fun sinking into your skin. This powder cleanser is formulated with Papain, an enzyme that comes from the papaya fruit, which works as a gentle exfoliant to break down makeup, dirt, and impurities from your daily grind. Your microbiome needs to be at its best to defend against environmental stressors, so City Detox helps gently cleanse your face without stripping it of natural, healthy oils. This customizable, Aloe-based cleanser helps protect all skin types from everyday environmental stressors, but its exfoliation factor makes it especially great for brightening up the look of dull skin.
For Setting Makeup: Set + Shield Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Mist
You’re a makeup maven, so your glam looks amazing when you step out your door at 7 or 8 AM. How does it look after your commute though? What about at six when it’s time to go out for dinner or drinks? Environmental stressors can do a number on even the most carefully crafted makeup look but layering your look with lightweight Set + Shield can help lock it into place. This multipurpose formula helps protect your skin from environmental stressors like pollution and keep your complexion healthier-looking, and it’s your perfect fit if you like a matte finish to your makeup.
For More Hydrated Skin: BioDefense Environmental Protection Cloud Crème
Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the keys to a healthier microbiome, which is especially important if your skin is exposed to stressors like high energy blue light, UV rays, or pollution regularly. If your skin is on the drier side, this Cloud Crème is a satiny smooth addition to your morning or evening skincare routine that can help replenish your skin for a healthier-looking complexion. With good-for-your-skin ingredients like Green Algae Extract, Dandelion Extract, and our signature Aloe Vera, BioDefense helps provide anti-pollution benefits as it instantly hydrates and plumps the look of skin with its luxe gel-to-serum texture. Whether you spend your day out in the elements or working with screens, BioDefense can help lend an added boost of anti-pollution benefits to your skin care routine.
For Clearer Looking Skin: Pollution Control Environmental Defense Charcoal Mask
Adding a gently exfoliating mask to your skin care routine a couple times a week can help draw out impurities and keep your skin looking clearer and more refined. With ingredients like Charcoal Powder and Bentonite and Kaolin Clay, our Pollution Control mask helps draw out excess oil and pore-clogging impurities as Lactic Acid gently sloughs away dead skin. Regularly treating your skin to a deep clean with the sea-derived ingredients in Pollution Control can help with environmental stressors AND can help you unwind: leave this mask on for ten to fifteen minutes to let this skincare mask sink in and follow with your favorite Aloette serum and moisturizer.