I don’t live in the city anymore. but that’s not to say that my skin isn’t vulnerable to environmental damage, because of course it is. And that damage accelerates the visible signs of ageing and shows on your skin in the form of lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
But with Murad’s new City Skin Detox range, you can protect against the environmental aggressors, which also include digital devices and infrared radiation. Let’s look at the City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen (£45) first.
It’s not a new thing, to wear a sunscreen block every day, but so many of us still don’t seem to do it. As well as protecting us from the UVA/UVB rays of the sun – with skin oxide and titanium oxide in these products – this 100% mineral sunscreen will shield your skin from three other main causes of damage, namely blue light (from phone screens, etc), pollution, and infrared radiation.
The sun ages the skin, as do all of these other aggressors, so it makes sense to protect it.
Then, at night, the City Skin Overnight Moisturiser (£65) helps to ‘detox’ the skin. If you are over 30 you should have a night cream in your beauty regime. Your skin regenerates whilst you sleep, so give it some help!
This night cream contains Marrubium Plant Stem-Cells that were tested in a lab, stressed by smoke and smog, and produced potent antioxidants – these were extracted by Dr Murad and applied to the formula. There’s also a botanical blend of Sunflower, Cucumber and Barley to nourish skin’s moisture barrier, and Vitamin C which helps with pigmentation, brightening and evening the tone of the skin.
Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser, and City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50, are available now from John Lewis, Fraser’s, Debenhams, and murad.co.uk