You may not realize it. But, your skin is constantly being inundated by indoor and outdoor pollutants—including from all of your digital devices. Environmental pollution can cause skin stress, fatigue, and inflammation, all of which can lead to premature aging. Luckily, performance-based skincare is catching up to the rigorous demands of our daily lives and offering protection.
HydroPeptide skincare, an anti-aging, luxury skincare brand that delivers clinical results to consumers and professionals, just launched their Anti-Wrinkle + Detox Collection, a line-up of products that combat environmental pollution, including the HEV/blue light your devices give off.
Dr. Neal Kitchen, HydroPeptide’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Geneticist tells me, “Environmental pollution can be broadly defined as anything that negatively impacts the skin, but typically refers to man-made pollution such as car exhaust, cigarette smoke, etc. Recently, environmental pollution also refers to indoor sources such as digital screens and artificial light. HydroPeptide’s latest products in our Anti-Wrinkle+Detox Collection were specifically designed to combat these negative stimuli by helping to reduce inflammation, remove physical debris and fight free radical damage as well as by creating a protective shield and fortifying skin to better protect itself.”
HydroPeptide launched in 2004 and has revolutionized skincare through epigenetic science and peptide technology. Vice President of the company, Chris Pachuilo tells me, “The brand was built on the belief that peptides could revolutionize skin care through their ability to affect positive change in the skin without irritation or down time. The original founders wanted to combine this emerging technology with a luxury experience and professionals quickly embraced this unique combination.”
Director of Education, Erin Larson continues, “Peptides are messenger molecules that work on a cellular level to increase hydration, reduce visible lines and wrinkles, and enhance the skin’s natural luminosity. They are versatile in their ability to positively impact a wide range of skin concerns. Peptides can often be a star ingredient on their own or they can work synergistically with other ingredients to create an even more beneficial impact on the skin—this flexibility is part of why we love them.”
I had never heard of the term “epigenetics,” so I asked Kitchen if he could explain the term, to which he responded, “Epigenetics studies how our genes are expressed based on hereditary and environmental factors. I am particularly excited for the impact epigenetics will have on skincare. Scientists are now using the principles behind epigenetics to create groundbreaking skincare formulas that impact cellular health. Anti-aging epigenetic skin care shows us how to positively influence the skin’s expression patterns by leveraging products and treatments that help signal the skin to look and act younger from the inside out.”
The new four piece Anti-Wrinkle + Detox Collection includes: the Bambusa Blackhead Banisher, a blackhead clearing strip that’s infused with charcoal, antibacterial volcanic ash, and antioxidant-rich bamboo extract to gently and effectively draw out congestion and reduce the look of pores around the nose. HydroActive Cleanse, cleansing cloths that remove makeup and pollution infused with micellar and activated water with moisture-balancing peptides to provide hydration. HydraFlora, a pore-perfecting essence rich in both pre and probiotics to keep the skin’s microbiome balanced as well as a blend of botanical extracts brimming with antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage. Somnifera Root Mist, a hydrating, soothing and pollution-blocking skin mist enriched with Somnifera Root Extract, which protects against damaging blue light and atmospheric pollution. Formulated with HydrO18™ Activated Water™, this spray replenishes lost moisture and revives the look of skin over or under makeup throughout the day.