One of the hottest topics in the beauty industry these days is around how pollution negatively effects the skin. Research shows that minute pollution particles absorbed by the skin are tied to the formation of age spots, pigmentation and wrinkles. in fact, a recent study published in the journal of Investigative Dermatology proves that traffic-related air pollution accelerates the skin’s aging process. 

“With traffic pollution emerging as the single most toxic substance for skin, the dream of perfect skin is over for those living and working in traffic-polluted areas, unless they take steps to protect their skin right now.”  Dr Mervyn Patterson – Cosmetic Doctor

Scary stuff, I know. However, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it comes in the form of topical antioxidants. Antioxidants have the ability to mop up free radicals (those nasty unstable molecules in the air, caused by pollution) and stop them from doing damage. To help prevent pollution from taking a toll on your skin, you need to strengthen it by using products packed with antioxidant ingredients.

Giving your skin a detox is also a good idea. Personally, I find those week long juice detoxes that claim to (and often do) leave you with glowing skin, a flat tummy and hunger pains reminiscent of labour (ok, maybe I embellishing a tad) way too extreme. Give me a beauty product that pampers and detoxes, and I’m a happy women.

Prevage City Smart prods

So readers, meet my newest skincare crush, the PREVAGE City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask (R850). I don’t know about you, but treating my skin to a mask is one of my favourite beauty pass times that I indulge in at least twice a week.

This peel off mask acts like a liquid magnet to lift and remove impurities, while resurfacing the skin and enhancing its natural detoxification system. It removes accumulated surface toxins, peeling away dirt, oil and pollutants from the skin with its gentle exfoliation action.

The formula contains Idebenone – one of the most powerful antioxidants. Idebenone was originally used in kidney transplants to prevent oxidation for those few minutes the kidneys were outside the body, prior to transplant. So we’re taking top grade, highly effective stuff here. Thiotaine, a mix of blueberries, goji berries and cranberries has been added to help fight those skin-damaging free radicals. There’s a Smart Polymer Blend that resurfaces the skin, lifting away dirt, oil and impurities to brighten the complexion, and a Tree Mushroom Extract that reduces pore size. To help detoxify the skin, a blend of bioflavonoids made up of broccoli and aloe extract has been included.

It’s recommended using this peel-off mask twice a week. You simply apply a generous layer of the gel formula to cleansed skin, avoiding the hairline and eyebrows. Leave on for 20 minutes until the completely dry, then gently peel it off, starting from the edges.

Prevage city smart peel

I love how radiant and glowy my complexion looks after using this mask. Also, and I won’t lie – I just adore the totally satisfying peel off action – and I’m sure you will too.

Last, but not least, here’s a recipe for my quick and easy detox juice that does wonders for the skin.

Prevage detox juice ing

Ingredients: 1 green apple, 2 medium carrots, juice of one small lime or lemon

Carrots contain huge amounts of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene – a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell degeneration, helping to slow ageing. Carrots also contain Vitamin C – essential for collagen production.

Apples are great for preventing cell and tissue damage, wrinkles and ageing.

Lemons and limes have high amounts of Vitamin C, which is essential for detoxing, thus keeping the skin clear and beautiful.

Method: Wash and cut apple and carrots. Place in juicer. Juice lime or lemon and add to mixture.

Prevage detox juice (8)

GIVEAWAY

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask wbox

I have one tube of  the PREVAGE City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask valued at R850 up for grabs. To stand a chance of winning it, leave a comment in the comment section below this post naming one of the ingredients contained in the formula.

Please ensure you include your email address (only we can see it), so we can contact you, should you be the winner. The name of the winner will be announce nest week Thursday 10 August on In My Bag blog’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE)

108 comments

Cranberries

Idebenone

Idebenone ❤️

This amazing mask contains Idebenone…. oooh love it 😍

Idebenone!!!

Idebenone …fingers crossed

Idebenone! ;o)

Idebenone

Thiotaine

Tree Mushroom Extract

Idebenone

Idebenone. It’s an powerful antioxidant. Lovely giveaway

Thiotaine, this has been such a dry winter for my skin,would love to try this.

Idebenone

Idebenone

Thiotaine

Idebenone! this is what I need – but in the meantime – I’ll try the carrots and apples!

It contains idebenone 😍 would lovw to put my hands on it 😍😍🤗🤗

Idebenone – here’s hoping!

Idebenone

Idebenone….love this review

Thiotaine is one of the ingredients used for in the formula 🙌🙏😍 Xx

Thiotaine is one of the ingredients used in the formula 🙌🙏😍 Xx

Idebenone
Fingers crossed!

Hi Candice,

This amazing face mask has Idebenone in it.
P.S thank you for the ingredients for your detox juice! Definitely going to try that out.

Tree Mushroom Extrac

Idebenone is one of them!
And I agree, the peeling off bit is most satisfying…
😊

Answer: idebenone

Thiotaine

Thiotaine 😍 would loooove to give this a try!

Idebenone!

Answer – Idebenone

Also, thanks for the detox juice recipe!

Idebenone

Idebenone

One of the ingredients is Idebenone🌸🙏

Idebenone

a Smart Polymer Blend

Goji berries

Tree Mushroom Extract

Idebenone 😍

Idebenone

Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant.
I’m keeping me fingers cross😉

It contains Idebenone😃

Idebenone

Tree Mushroom Extract

Hi, Thiotaine, a mix of blueberries, goji berries and cranberries

The formula contains Idebenone – one of the most powerful antioxidants.

Idebenone

Idebenone

Idebenone –

Must try this one soon. I love the peel-off effect too. What fun! R

Idebenone

Goji berries

Thank you for the juice recipe. Going to try it.
And yes, I love peel off masks!

Sounds great. One of the ingredients is Idebenone – something I definitely need, since my pores get clogged so easily!

Idebenone

This products sounds to good to be true 🙂
Love the combination of ingredients…

Tree Mushroom Extract… pore reduction I need!!

Idebenone ♥

Idebenone

Idebenone

Tree Mushroom Extract

Idebenone in the meantime I’m definitely going trying out the recipe

blueberries

Idebenone

Idebenone 🤗

Thiotaine.
After all my years on this 🌍 I’m sure my face is soo full of toxins.

Idebenone

Idebenone

Idebenone

Bioflavonoids from broccoli & aloe extracts 🤗

Idebenone🙌

Idebenone 😃😃

Blueberries

Blueberries

Thiotaine

Idebenone.

This looks amazing 😍

Idebenone

Bioflavonoids made up of broccoli and Aloe Extracts

Thiotaine

Idebenone

Idebenone, one of the most powerful antioxidants.

Tree Mushroom Extract

Tee Mushroom Extract

Idabenone xx

Tree mushroom extract

Thiotaine

Idebenone – very interesting! I have never heard of this antioxidant. Can’t beat the satisfaction of a peel off mask 🙂

bioflavonoids of broccoli & aloe extracts

LOVE , LOVE , LOVE !!!!!

Goji berries.

Thiotaine

Idebenone

Idebenone

Idebenone

One ingredient is Idebenone.

One of the ingredients in the magical formula is Idebenone.

Idebenone😍

Idebenone

Idebenone

Idebenone 😊

Mushroom extract – to reduce pore size.

Mushroom Extract

Hi Candice, it’s Thiotaine
X

Idebenone – one of the most powerful antioxidants

Idebenone

Tree Mushroom Extract

Idebenone

Idebenone – a powerful antioxidant

Idebenone

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