Environment-Proof Beauty Products


Since moving back to the city, I've definitely become more conscious of protecting my skin and hair from environmental factors and pollution, which can leave things looking and feeling clogged, lacklustre and unhealthy. In the extreme, pollution can age you prematurely and we all know what a lack of sun protection can lead to. These are my top  products that you can incorporate into your daily beauty routine to prevent and counteract environmental aggressors.

Herbal Essences Daily Detox White Tea & Mint Shine Shampoo & Conditioner* | £3.99 each | These are my only non-skincare recommendations in this post because hair was the one thing I actually neglected to think of protecting before I tried these products. Both of them are gentle enough to be used every day, which is perfect if you're on the Underground for your commute and it leaves your hair and scalp feeling dirty, itchy and unpleasant. The shampoo cleanses but doesn't strip and the conditioner locks in the hydration without leaving your hair feeling heavy or greasy. They give the hair a healthy shine and the fragrance is so fresh, light and clean, getting rid of any nasty smells your hair can pick up when you live in the city.

Dr Botanicals Advanced Anti-Oxidant Superfood Facial Oil* | £19.99 (with the code: JASMINEBLOG) | This is a new discovery that I'm absolutely in love with. Recently, for some reason, my skin got really dry and flaky so I began using this overnight and on makeup-free days and it cleared everything up incredibly well. It wasn't heavy or greasy and didn't break me out at all. It leaves my skin soft, plumped and hydrated, as well as looking fresh and healthy overall. This contains cherry kernel oil which is supposed to be great at absorbing UV rays so they don't damage your skin. Drier-skinned ladies will find this lightweight enough to wear during the day under makeup.

Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil* | £22 | This is an amazing, lightweight face oil that I like to use overnight. It doesn't clog the pores or break me out, instead it hydrates my skin and makes it look radiant and healthy. It's amazing at soothing any sensitivity and reducing redness. It isn't at all irritating, in fact it's nicely soothing, and rosehip helps to protect the skin against environmental aggressors.

Ixxi Detox Nighttime Emulsion* | £22 | This is the perfect product to cover your tired face in after a long day! It does have strong fruity scent (it contains plum butter and pine extract as two of its main ingredients), which I personally like but may not work for very sensitive skin, though it's also worth noting that this contains 97% natural ingredients. It has such a nourishing formula (that doesn't smother or break out my skin) that's perfect to revive your skin overnight. When I wake up the next day after having used this, I notice my skin is smoother, fine lines are less visible and it looks overall more hydrated and healthy. It's perfect if your skin is looking dry or dull, both issues that can be caused by poor air quality.

Dermo 28 Recovery Cream* | £59 | This is a really pricey option but it does work if you're looking for something soothing and hydrating that takes care of any dry patches. It helps to calm down the skin without being greasy or heavy and doesn't contain any irritating fragrances. It's also packed full of antioxidants and is designed to both repair and protect the skin from environmental factors.

Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30 | £9.50 | Whilst this won't be enough to protect your skin all day in the height of summer, it definitely works for me during most of the year. It's a non-sticky water-light spray that's a quick and easy step in my routine to both refresh my skin and protect it from the sun (even on days when it's overcast, it can still cause damage). It's also great for on-the-go touch-ups and is small enough to pop into your handbag.

Urban Decay Urban Defense SPF30 Primer | £23 | Finally - an SPF product that applies smoothly without peeling! this actually has quite a silky, almost hydrating formula, as well as smoothing over any pores and fine lines. It's really hard to find SPFs that sit nicely underneath makeup but this is fantastic.

Ixxi Skin Enhancing Daily Defence Care* (Medium) | £23 | This is my option for oily and combination skin in terms of a light base product. Unfortunately it comes in a limited shade range and despite being labelled 'Medium' this is actually the darkest of the two shades (it's also worth noting that it has the same scent as the Detox Emulsion). It works fine for me, though is more orange than I personally like my base to be. It's very lightweight so won't give a lot of coverage, however it does even out the tone of the skin. I like to apply this with a damp sponge and it has a fairly matte finish (it's essentially a BB cream), which I found to be impressively long-wearing. 96% of the ingredients here are naturally-derived, including anti-oxidants to protect the skin from environmental aggressors, reduce the appearance of sun damage and slow down the ageing process.

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser | £29.50 | I do talk about this all the time, but it deserves another mention! It's so moisturising without being greasy, taking care of any dry patches, and gives the skin a radiant, flawless look. If you have dry skin then this will be your perfect everyday base, as it really evens out any redness or discolouration. It also contains broad spectrum sun protection, guarding your skin even during the less sunny months.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal | £20 | This is an amazing all-in-one product. It hydrates the lips, adds a natural wash of warm pink colour and also contains SPF15, protecting your delicate lips from sun damage. It's great because I always ensure my lip colour is topped up so using something like this ensures that when I'm out in the sun, I'm always protected from sore lips!


What are your favourite beauty products for protecting you from the environment?


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23 comments

  1. When living in London pullotion protecting beauty products is such a good idea and got a lot of inspiration from this post ๐Ÿ‘Œ Think I wanna try the Nars moisturiser as I have really dry skin๐Ÿ˜Š
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  2. Those herbal essences shampoo and conditioner sound really great and my hair could really use some loving at the moment! X
    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. They're well worth checking out - such a bargain too! xx

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  3. Bioderma hydro bio is good, at least it makes you feel protected during autumn&winter and even spring time, but as you said definitely not enough for summer. I'm not a primer person, however, that UD one sounds interesting. I really don't like the white cast most of the SPFs give so it goes to my wishlist :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  4. I've not heard anyone talk about that UD primer, need to check it out! The new Nars SPF50 primer is apparently very good too. Finally some SPF products that actually work well with foundation! x
    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  5. I'm intrigued by the new Urban Decay primers, I will have to check them out in store. I'm huge fan of the Dr Botanicals oil, its so good! Also love the Pia oil too xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. This one is so worth checking out - the best SPF product I've used! xx

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  6. That shampoo and conditioner sounds amazing :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  7. For sure will have to try some of these out, sound awesome!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. So glad I read this - I've recently started a medication for acne that makes skin super dry and all my bases are beginning to look awful as they're tailored for my usually oily skin. You've reminded me of how brilliant the Nars tinted moisturiser is, it should be perfect for me now that my skin is drier! Definitely going to look into some of the other products too!

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    1. It's such a gentle product! I had an awful allergic reaction that was so painful last year and even once it cleared up my skin was super-sensitive - this is one of the few products I could use xx

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  9. City living really makes a havoc on your hair and skin, so this are great to fight against it. I use detox oil at night and it really is great for more skin. Pai his been on my hit list to try out as well!

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  10. I'm really getting into more natural and eco friendly products recently. I think that it's so important to take care of yourself and environment. Need to try these products. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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  11. I am all about increasing the anti-oxidant rich products in my skincare lately. That Dr Botanicals oil sounds absolutely amazing xxxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  12. Pai Rosehip Oil is my absolute saviour! Need to try the Herbal Essences shampoo! x

    www.shayholly.com

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  14. Love the sound of that Urban Decay primer. I'm really trying to use more SPF in my skincare routine but I hate the texture, gonna check that one out for sure!

    The Makeup Directory

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  15. Great selection. City life is definitely tough on our skin!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  16. I think the UD Urban Defense primer is very innovative! The Fresh balm sounds great, too. I often put balm on under my lipsticks so I can have glam + sun protection.


    The Bookworm Beauty

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  17. Thank you for your comments - I hope this is helpful :) xx

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  18. I am so curious about that Pai Rosehip Oil - normally, these kind of oils work like magic on my super dry skin! Thank you for such an informative post Jasmine! xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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