Pollution is a major skin bummer: it triggers dryness, irritation, sensitivity, breakouts, and hyperpigmentation. These antioxidant-packed essentials fight the damaging daily effects of pollution by reinforcing the moisture barrier and neutralizing free radicals that cause aging, dark spots, and sensitivity.

BLITHE Inbetween Instant Glowing Cream, $41
This luminous priming cream preps skin for makeup and shields against pollution in one step. Squalane reinforces the moisture barrier while niacinamide provides antioxidant protection against smog particles.

How to Use: Use a pea sized amount all over the face before makeup to add a luminous glow.

THE BEAUTIFUL FACTR. Peptide Blanket Reaging Mask, $3/ea
Say bye to signs of aging with this regenerating sheet mask. A blend of antioxidants from green tea, ginger, and licorice help neutralize free radicals while a five peptide blend supports plump, healthy skin.

How to Use: Apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, then remove and pat excess essence into the skin. Do not rinse.

THE BEAUTIFUL FACTR. Pink Peel Bubble Mask, $3/ea
Give your pores a deep clean with this antioxidant bubble mask. As the mask foams, tiny bubbles help dislodge pollutants stuck inside pores. Salicylic acid and PHAs help resurface sensitive skin and prevent breakouts.

How to Use: Apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10 minutes as the mask bubbles up. Remove and rinse skin thoroughly.

THE BEAUTIFUL FACTR. Water Shield Barrier Mask, $3/ea
Give your moisture barrier some back-up! This sheet mask helps counteract the irritating effects of smog by coating your skin in moisturizers like betaine, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides to prevent and treat sensitivity.

How to Use: Apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, then remove and pat excess essence into the skin. Do not rinse.

ROVECTIN Skin Essential Barrier Repair Face Oil, $30
This clean face oil works with your skin’s natural defenses to create a forcefield of moisture that keeps pollution away from pores. Vitamin E, camellia oil, and squalane nourish and add a glowy bounce to skin.

How to Use: Press 2-3 drops onto face and neck. Use morning and night.

COSRX Centella Cleansing Powder, $19
When a face wash just won’t cut it, this exfoliating powder goes deep to purify pores. Its gentle foaming power and tiny powder granules gently exfoliate while centella calms redness caused by free radicals.

How to Use: Open a capsule and empty the powder into your palm. Add a small amount of water and combine until the powder begins to foam. Massage onto wet skin. Rinse well.

VERIDIQUE Cica Calendula Whip Cleanser, $20
This soothing foam cleanser calms skin while rinsing away environmental pollutants. Lavender, calendula, and eucalyptus nourish with anti-aging antioxidants while spirulina and algae hydrate with essential amino acids.

How to Use: Dispense 2-3 pumps of foam and apply to wet skin. Massage well and rinse with lukewarm water.