Anti-Pollution Complex – Protect Your Skin From the World You Live In
One of the really amazing ingredients that we included in Fullmoon Serum is an Anti-Pollution Complex to shield you against environmental pollutants and oxidative stress.
What is Anti-Pollution Complex?
Anti-Pollution Complex is derived from moringa seed extract. It prevents the adhesion of particles to the skin thereby preventing against oxidative damage caused by contact with environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke and toxic heavy metals. It essentially creates a protective shield on the surface of the skin.
The inclusion of an anti-pollution complex within skincare is the latest advancement in ‘anti-aging’. Your skin is particularly susceptible to the impact of environmental pollution. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are tiny particles, emitted primarily by cars and other vehicles, which penetrate through the outer layers of the skin. These PAHs alter the skin barrier and disrupts the connections between healthy cells. By weakening the dermal barrier, these PAHs penetrate even deeper within the skin where they cause oxidative stress and trigger chronic inflammation. This chronic inflammation leads to unwanted pigmentation and the destruction of collagen; it essentially ages the skin more rapidly.
Researched anti-Pollution Complex Benefits:
- Decreases reactive oxygen species/oxidative stress
- Calms inflammation
- Detoxifies the skin and reduces the adhesion of pollution
- Protects the skin from signs of premature aging
- Prevents the development of acne blemishes caused by oxidation of sebum
Anti-Pollution Complex Research:
Some of the most promising research with the use of the Anti-Pollution Complex in skincare showed that it reduced pollution-induced inflammation by ~50% and oxidative stress by ~51%.
Who should use skincare products with Anti-Pollution Complex?
Skincare products that contain ingredients like the Anti-Pollution Complex that create a protective barrier on the skin are ideal for those living in urban centres or those with sensitive skin. The Anti-Pollution Complex included in Fullmoon Serum is also beneficial for those wanting to slow the signs of aging as well as those struggling with acne or other inflammatory skin conditions. This unique ‘anti aging’ serum is the perfect complement to a number of targeted skincare routines.
Dr. Jen Newell is the founder of Naturopathic Skin Care Clinic at the Integrative Health Institute. Also Graydon Skincare's resident ND! :)