Not an Exaggeration: This Cult Face Mist Helps Prevent Skin Damage
Fact: Complexion damaging environmental aggressors are everywhere. From UV radiation and pollution to skin-sensitising cold weather, it doesn’t matter where you live or where you travel, they’re always around. But since we can't stay indoors to avoid them (and won't ever stop visiting countries with different climates), we're instead choosing to arm ourselves with one protective cult product. Our hero of choice? SK-II Mid-Day Miracle Essence ($85).
Based on the original SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($99), this face mist is especially designed to penetrate through makeup. Meaning you can lock in moisture throughout the day. (It's also travel-friendly—win.) Made from a formula that contains a high percentage of pitera, (an ingredient that contains 50 plus micronutrients), it repairs and renews skin. It also help to ward off future damage by strengthening the skin's defenses.
For maximum benefits, go beyond using it as part of your usual skincare routine and take it with you abroad. This will ensure your complexion looks healthy and radiant at all times. Keen to discover exactly how these products help prevent multiple types of damage, wherever you're travelling to?
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Unfortunately, harsh sun contains skin ageing and damaging UVA and UVB rays, that can cause more skin damage than other environmental factors. Each and every tan and sunburn is a sign of damaged cells and a breakdown of collagen and elastin, which causes wrinkles, uneven skin tone and sagging. Whether at home under our harsh sun and thin ozone layer, or somewhere sunny OS, ensure you layer a broad spectrum SPF 50+ on top of your Facial Treatment Essence for double-duty protection.
If you’ve visited any of China’s major cities or even taken the Tube in London during peak hour, you’ll know what it’s like to breathe heavily polluted air. (If you haven’t—it doesn’t feel great.) Your nasal passages and lungs aren't the only things that suffer from polluted air, it can also clog your pores, and damage skin’s ability to retain moisture. Worse, since your face feels extra grimy at the end of the day, it's tempting to reach for harsh, stripping cleansers just to feel clean again. Instead, rely on old favourite Facial Treatment Essence ($99) to replenish moisture levels and prevent dryness. Dab it on morning and night after cleansing, and before serums.
New York is glorious at any time of year, but never more so than during winter. Think: snow covered streets and an iconic ice rink at Central Park. We all know that cold weather and dry air can leave skin flaky, tight, and very fragile. Plus, chilly temperatures mean your face also has dehydrating indoor heaters to contend with, aggravating the situation even further. one remedy is drinking lots of water to help you hydrate internally, then add to that regular applications of Mid-Day Miracle Essence which allows your skin to protect its natural barrier function, preventing dehydration and sensitivities.
Muggy air means you perspire a lot, which then causes you to bathe more often and/or take refuge in air conditioned buildings. Both of these things strip your skin of its natural, protective oils, but doing nothing also doesn't work. Excess perspiration can lead to heat rash. Of course, Facial Treatment Essence is the perfect lightweight fix. It soothes and hydrates without leaving behind any residue.