Skincare that fights the effects of pollution is having a moment. Actually, I hope it’ll be more than a moment and become a benefit that’s incorporated into skincare from now on.
I recently reviewed a serum that had anti-pollution ingredients, and shortly after I got the serum, I received two lovely anti-pollution skincare products from the exquisite French luxury skincare brand, Decleor. Decleor has a unique skincare philosophy – it’s based on traditional Chinese medicine and phytotherapy, in other words, Decleor emphasizes skin benefits through botanicals.
The two new products I received are:
- Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Active Lotion
- Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Gel-Cream.
Before I go into each product separately, may I first say how beautiful these two skincare products are? I just love seeing them on my bathroom vanity. They both come in heavy frosted glass with frosted white plastic tops. They are so feminine and elegant!
Anti-Pollution Hydrating Active Lotion
The Hydrating Active Lotion is an essence, a new form of skincare that I’ve been hearing about and seeing more and more often lately. Coincidentally, I’ve gotten to try two essences in the past month. You apply them after cleansing and toning but before applying any serums you might use. You pour a few drops of the essence into the palm of your hand, clasp your two hands together, and pat onto your skin. It soaks in and dries very quickly.
Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Active Lotion is an extremely lightweight liquid with a light floral scent that absorbs deeply and leaves no after feel. It provides multiple skin benefits:
- 24 hour optimal hydration: both immediate and longer term moisturizing
- protection from pollution
- natural soothing
- a feeling of well-being as you wear it!
Hydrating Active Lotion combines two important ingredients:
- new-to-me Moringa Extract, a peptide known for purifying and anti-adhesive properties to keep pollution from damaging skin
- natural hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth.
I love anything with hyaluronic acid, and the Moringa Extract sounds quite unique. The Active Lotion can be used twice a day, morning and evening. I make sure I wear it every time I leave the house.
Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Hydrating Active Lotion contains 3.3 fl. oz. and is priced at $48. Made in France. I use only a few drops each time so I know this bottle will last me quite a while.
Anti-pollution Hydrating Gel-Cream
Partnering with the Hydrating Active Lotion is the Anti-Pollution Hydrating Gel-Cream. As you may know, I’m a big fan of gel-creams especially for the warmer weather. I love the lightweight but hydrating feel. And Decleor’s Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Gel-Cream fits the bill. It’s a fluffy gel-cream that absorbs right into my skin after I apply the Active Lotion. It feels so good!
What makes this moisturizer different is that fights the effects of pollution by purifying the skin and forming an invisible shield to block out toxins from the atmosphere. The gel-cream combines micro-droplets of essential oils within the water-based gel. Like the Active Lotion, the Hydrating Gel-Cream contains Moringa Extract. It also contains another new-to-me ingredient, Centella Asiatica Extract that’s know for anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Together the key ingredients provide deep hydration as well as the unique pollution-protection. It provides more of the same skincare benefits as the lotion, and working together, they are quite amazing!
Like the Active Lotion and many European skincare products, the Hydrating Gel-Cream has a light floral scent that you can smell for a minute after you apply it. The Gel-Cream can be used morning and night. Because of the anti-pollution technology, I tend to use these two products primarily for daytime use or whenever I’m going to be outside. I wish these products had existed when I lived in New York City when the air quality was so awful. But I believe I’m still getting protective benefits from these two Decleor skincare products even in suburban Massachusetts!
Decleor Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Gel-Cream contains 1.7 oz. and is priced at $67. Made in France.
I love using both of these gorgeous French skincare products! The only thing I wish is that the gel-cream contained sunscreen. When I wear them during the day, I wear a separate sunscreen over them. Plus I often wear foundation or CC cream with sunscreen.
The products can be purchased at DecleorUSA.com where there’s free shipping, at Nordstrom, dermstore.com, skinstore.com, lovelyskin.com, skin1.com, and at select spas and salons throughout the U.S. I discovered when I visited the DecleorUSA website, that you can get 30% off your first order by leaving your email address. You can’t beat that! Decleor can also be purchased at various retailers worldwide.
Have you ever used facial skincare products that protect your skin from the negative effects of pollution?