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Our Favourite Products to Detox the Skin

On those days when your skin feels congested, sluggish, and generally out of sorts, reach for one of these detoxifying face fixers and restore a healthy clarity back to your skin. Trust us, they work much faster than a juice cleanse.

OSKIA CityLife Detox Masklink

If you like a mask that feels like it is doing something to your skin, this 100% natural peel-off formula from OSKIA is ideal. It contains Black Clay and Activated Charcoal Powder alongside antioxidants Astaxanthin and Malachite, to successfully remove toxins, pollutants, and impurities from the skin in under 20 minutes. Added botanical extracts soothe the skin, to minimise environmental-induced stress and inflammation, while the act of physically peeling the mask away from the skin helps lift away dead cells and pollution particles lingering on the surface.

Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment link

For a real deep-down clear out of the pores, it doesn’t get much better than a good old mud mask. Yes, some formulas can be hard to work with but this new release from Exuviance is set to change all that. It uses a blend of three oil-absorbing clays and Japanese Binchotan Charcoal, which is like a magnet for environmental toxins, to unclog the pores and remove damaging impurities without pulling or drying out the skin. It also contains NeoGlucosamine to stimulate the skin’s natural clarification processes, ensuring future blockages and blackheads are dealt with more effectively.

BABOR Gentle Peeling link

If your favourite skin care step is exfoliating, try this physical scrub. It uses natural scrubbing grains derived from sugar syrup to remove impurities and stimulate blood flow to the face, alongside specialist extracts which kick-start the skin’s own detoxifying enzymes. Skin is left feeling revitalised and refreshed, but never tight thanks to a conditioning combination of Shea Butter and Yoghurt Extract, which smooth and soften the skin as it is exfoliated.

PCA Skin Detoxifying Masklink

New from PCA Skin, this clay mask quickly removes blockages and toxins from within the pores, to help balance oily and blemish-prone skins. Key ingredients Japanese White Charcoal and Kaolin soak up excess oils and impurities, leaving the skin feeling smooth and matte. After applying an even layer to the skin, wait until the mask turns a light grey colour – this is how you know it has worked its magic and is ready to be removed.

ZENii Cell Sense Daily Exfoliating Polish link

Alongside key physical and chemical exfoliants which remove dead cells, what makes this scrub so effective at detoxing the skin is the inclusion of Grapefruit Oil. This natural detoxification ingredient helps rid the skin of toxins and environmental nasties while also stimulating lymphatic drainage, so your skin always looks healthier and properly clean afterwards. In fact, you can replace your usual evening cleanser with this on days when dullness is a problem.

HyaLual Daily DeLuxlink

The primary benefit of this anti-aging spritz is moisture-boosting, thanks to a hefty dose of Hyaluronic Acid, but it also contains Succinic Acid, a type of amber, which energises the mitochondria of the skin cells to produce more collagen and expel toxins. So not only is your skin left feeling plumper and smoother, but it is less susceptible to prolonged damage from free radicals. Impressive, no? And all it takes is a light spritz over the skin twice a day.

Murad Environmental Shield City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiserlink

The skin is exposed to all manner of nasties on a daily basis, from blue light emitted from your office computer to car exhaust fumes on the morning commute. Applying this moisturiser to cleansed skin before bed supports the cells’ natural detoxifying processes and neutralises any pollution particles that have passed through the epidermal layer, helping to rid your complexion of dullness and discolouration while you sleep.

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