Skin Defense

Ingredients to Boost Skin Defense, Protection from Urban Skin Stressors

Posted by Dorota Niemczycka on 11/12/2018

Urban life is a source of constant stress for the skin. The lack of contact with nature, the exposure to polluted air and numerous substances, as well as the continuous use of digital devices, unbalance the skin and its microflora and lead to the accumulation of toxins and free radicals. As a result, skin is harmed and its aging process accelerates. To combat these changes, it’s necessary to apply ingredients that build the skin’s defenses.

Lubrizol finds these three ingredients to be most effective:

  • POLLUSHIELD™ functional ingredient can help prevent accumulation of pollution particles in the epidermis and replenish the skin with antioxidants. This increases its capacity to resist damage caused by heavy metals, particulate matter and other harmful elements found in big cities and other polluted areas. A recent study showed POLLUSHIELD™ functional ingredient reduced skin dullness and spots in only 14 days.

    POLLUSHIELD™ functional ingredient formulation:

    Super Protective Face Mousse SPF 10 – This refreshing mousse provides a barrier between the skin and harmful ambient substances, enhancing its antioxidative defenses for effective and complete protection from urban pollution.


  • LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient is obtained through biotechnology from one of the most radiation-resistant microorganisms. It activates opsins on the skin and promotes adaptive responses which prepare the skin for future exposure to light. It also protects and repairs the skin from solar and artificial blue light-induced damage, minimizing the main signs of digital and photoaging. A clinical test showed an 11.7 percent reduction in brown spots and UV spots (not yet visible) were reduced by 14.1 percent, suggesting a repair effect. Reductions of 21.5 percent and 13.2 percent in wrinkle volume and average roughness, respectively, were also observed after 56 days of treatment.

    LUMICEASE™ blue ingredient formulation:

    Radiant Tone-Up Facial Cream – This “tone up” cream with a smooth, glossy and pearlized appearance instantly brightens the skin with intense hydration while improving its response to light and combating the signs of photoaging.


  • FENSEBIOME™ peptide strengthens the skin of people exposed to an urban environment by promoting microbiota balance and diversity, as well as an increase in beneficial bacteria − all characteristics of a healthier skin staying in higher contact with nature. It also reinforces the double cutaneous barrier function and prevents dehydration, one of the main problems of sensitive skin. A metagenomics study showed use of the peptide led to an increase in bacterial diversity and better balance of the microbiota. A separate study showed reduced transepidermal water loss (TEWL) levels.

    FENSEBIOME™ peptide formulation:

Dewy Hydrating Clear Facial Serum – Starting as a clear gel that gives an impression of purity and freshness, this product turns into a rich cream during the application which nourishes the skin and helps enhance its barrier function preventing dehydration and reinforcing urban and sensitive skin.

Ready to help your consumers combat the negative effects of urban skin stressors? Contact us today for a sample formulation! 
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