In the age of the coronavirus, the multitude of infections and bad information, the topic of air pollution has become almost completely silent. This threat is still there, too! Even when we do not talk about it.
Covering your face with a face mask is currently an unpleasant necessity - it is not pleasant, but for your own safety and for the safety of all, you have to endure. However, apart from the discomfort, masks have another disadvantage - they rub against the skin of the face, the exhaled air condenses under the mask, causing a warm, moist environment ideal for bacterial growth.
What is smog?
Smog is the total of pollutants in the air. It includes sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, and carcinogens. Each of these substances is able to enter our body with our breath, but also through our skin. PM2.5, one of the particles that make up smog, has particles fine enough to enter the body through the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
What makes smog a really serious problem? The inability to avoid it. That is right. It enters the body easily and cannot be avoided.
Effects of Smog on Skin
We see the negative effects of smog in beauty salons every day. The skin is gray, dull, often hyper-reactive, although there is no genetic tendency. The cause is the degradation of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Oxidative stress damages the hydrolipid barrier, making the skin vulnerable to erythema, eczema, and hyperpigmentation.
Worse - damage to the hydrolipid barrier means the skin's ability to regenerate is significantly reduced.
How to protect yourself or simply #dottoreradvice
The City line was created in response to the effects of pollution on our skin. Carefully composed product formulas provide a solution to the problem and comprehensive care for every skin type. Galactomyces fermentation filtrate (GFF) is the basis of the entire line. It is obtained through the fermentation process of Galactomyces species yeast. It is a rich source of amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and antioxidants. As a cosmetic ingredient it nourishes, brightens, moisturizes, and protects the skin, and what is important - it is safe, there are no contraindications to its use.
City day - a day cream that beautifully brightens the skin and provides hydration throughout the day.
City night - thanks to the small concentration of acids in a very delicate way stimulates the exfoliation of dead skin cells. Does not irritate, but leaves the skin refreshed and nourished.
City eye - a cream tailored to the needs of delicate skin around the eyes, responding to all its needs. It nourishes, moisturises, unifies skin tone, and has an anti-ageing effect.
City essence - the answer to the question of how to pack 96% of an active ingredient into a 100ml bottle! Its water texture ensures rapid absorption, while the form of mist is fast and very hygienic application. Can be used under other creams (supports the action of active ingredients) or over make-up during the day.