by Amanda Etkind
Between weekday trips to Trader Joe’s and weekend trips to the beach, sometimes the lifestyles we lead (and love!) can take a toll on the health of our complexions. Because if you didn’t already know, pollution like dust, smoke, smog, and even drying airplane air can penetrate deep down into your pores wreaking havoc on your skin. These trapped pollutants can cause dehydration, hyperpigmentation, dullness and overall discomfort. Since we care about your skin to its core, we want to help fight back against these environmental stressors that we come in contact with while flying, or just in everyday life with our NEW Catch Flights, Not Feelings Skin Shielding Serum. Interested in learning more about this antioxidant-rich skin-protecting serum? Keep scrolling to find out how it works, what’s inside, how to use it, and more.
Okay, So Tell Me More About Pollution
Pollution’s effects on your complexion are more than just skin deep, and if you’re a city dweller or frequent flyer, you come in close contact pretty often. To start, these pollutants cause harm to your skin's barrier function by breaking down collagen and lipids found within it. These dirt-laden particles can accumulate deep inside your skin to clog pores and cause irritation, inflammation, oxidative stress, rashes, and breakouts. This unfortunately leads to collagen breakdown, cellular damage, and premature aging.
How Does Catch Flights, Not Feelings Help Keep My Complexion Protected?
We designed this complexion protector to create a shield (like the name implies) around your skin to ward off those icky pollution-filled molecules. Made to build a barrier against these aforementioned skin sabatogers that lead to collagen breakdown, cellular damage, and premature aging (ugh!), we set out to ensure your skin is protected — whether you’re flying high, on a train, or just going about your busy day. To do this, the pollustop sugar molecules provide a protective shield that has been clinically shown to prevent pollution particles from adhering to your complexion, all while strengthening your skin's defenses and counteracting signs of atmospheric aging.
Okay, This Sounds Like A Must-Have For Traveling and Everyday! What’s Inside?
These little tubes of goodness house an antioxidant-rich serum infused with nine supercharged botanicals for supreme hydration and pollution protection. There’s a blend of gow-boosting botanicals like arnica, ginkgo biloba, and evodia fruit that stimulate microcirculation to enhance radiance and refine texture. Hibiscus fruit boosts hydration up to 190%, keeping skin quenched for 72 hours after one application. Skin-perfecting pearls create a soft-focus, filter-free glow, while our proprietary BLU5 technology prevents and combats signs of photoaging. Below is a more comprehensive explanation of what each one does.
Inside You’ll Find:
- POLLUSTOP SUGAR MOLECULES - These molecules create a protective shield over skin that has been clinically shown to prevent pollution particles from adhering to your complexion. Additionally, they strengthen the skin's defenses while counteracting signs of atmospheric aging.
- HIBISCUS FRUIT EXTRACT - This organic extract works at the cellular level to improve hydration and restore the skins' barrier function to reduce dehydration. It has been shown to boost hydration by up to 190% and keep skin hydrated for 72 hours after one application.
- GLOW BOOSTING BOTANICALS (Arnica, Ginkgo Biloba & Evodia Fruit) - These three botanicals that are often found in Chinese medicine work together to create a powerhouse for youthful skin radiance and pollution protection.
- Arnica Extract - This extract boosts circulation and promotes skin regeneration while reducing inflammation.
- Ginkgo Biloba - A potent plant derived antioxidant that increases the skin's moisture retention and smoothness. As an added bonus it also has powerful anti-aging properties.
- Evodia Fruit - Stimulates microcirculation and revitalizes the complexion creating a luminous, radiant glow. It also soothes irritated skin and reduces redness.
BLU5 TECHNOLOGY - Minimizes the effects of blue light damage while shielding skin against future exposure.
So How Should I Incorporate Catch Flights, Not Feelings Into My Routine?
We’re so glad you asked! This serum is not only meant to be used while you’re mid-air off to your next adventure, but you can also use it every single day. We suggest applying it to freshly cleansed and toned skin as one of the final steps in your daytime skincare routine. To start, squeeze a quarter-sized amount onto the applicator and apply to clean, dry skin, working in upward strokes from the center of the face. Don’t forget, you can use it before takeoff, or anytime you need extra pollution protection. The ultra-fine pearls also impart a glowy, soft-focus finish, so you can opt to skip the makeup whenever you’re not feeling a full face.
Ready for liftoff? Be sure to stash our Catch Flights, Not Feelings Shielding Serum in your carry-on before your next vacation or in your skincare lineup for everyday. Your skin will thank you, no matter when you choose to incorporate it.