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Antioxidant protection is amped up in the latest hair- and skin-care launches.

Antioxidant protection is amped up in the latest hair- and skin-care launches.

Protective mists and finishing treatments form shields around skin and hair.

1. Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Color, $58
Oribe’s signature complex protects hair from oxidative stress and photo-aging; UV protection adds a boost.

2. Dior One Essential Mist-Lotion, $60
Red hibiscus extract is said to rid skin of environmental toxins in this pH-balancing spray.

3. Ren Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist, $38
Biosaccharide gum, derived from sugar and yeast, protects against free-radical triggers, like secondhand smoke and exhaust fumes.

4. La Mer The Perfecting Treatment, $240
To be used before or after foundation for a skin-evening, soft-focus effect, this gel-like balm employs lime tea concentrate to fight pollutants.

Sunscreen gets sophisticated with innovative new formats and technologies.

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1. Dr. Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Day Cleanser, $75
A proprietary technology encapsulates sunscreen ingredients to deliver UV
protection via a cleanser.

2. Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 30, $34
This blocks against UV rays and fine dust particles with a repellent formula that creates a barrier around the skin.

3. Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Hydrating Shield, $68
Proprietary technology shields from pollution and minimizes free radical

4. Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, $34
A light-diffusing, tone-evening formula comes with added UV protection.

The latest moisturizing launches harness antioxidants to pack an antipollution

1. Caudalíe Vinosource Riche Intense Moisture Rescue Cream, $39
A proprietary technology works to strengthen skin’s immune defense.

2. Rahua Elixir Daily Hair Drops, $105
Omega-9 strengthens; sweet gardenia essential oil adds an antioxidant boost.

3. AmorePacific Future Response Age Defense Serum, $160
Pine mushroom and green tea polysaccharides protect skin from pollutants.

4. Avalon Organics Intense Defense Antioxidant Oil, $19
Vitamin C brightens; argan oil, apricot and raspberry fortify the lipid barrier.

This crop of purifiers rids skin of buildup caused by environmental aggressors.

1. Philosophy The Microdelivery Detoxifyng Oxygen Peel, $62
Charcoal detoxifies; barley extract increases skin’s oxygen levels.

2. Patchology Smartmud No Mess Mud Masque, $8
Volcanic mud and charcoal detoxify.

3. Perricone MD Pre:Empt Series Skin Perfecting Serum, $90
Turmeric, green tea and olive leaf help prevent oxidative stress.

4. Fresh Peony Brightening Foam Face Cleanser, $42
Shea butter extract fights against aggressors like nicotine.