Skin Care

Destination, Skincare: How Certain Environments and Geo-aggressors Can Affect Your Skin

Geo-aggressor proof skincare to help amp up your routine based on your geography.

You've no doubt heard the expression "you are a product of your environment," but did you know your skin is as well?

Certain environments and climates can affect the overall health of your skin. Here's some geo-aggressor proof skincare to help amp up your routine based on your geography. Let's call it destination skincare.

Skin and the city

Urban dwellers need city-proof skincare. From bad air quality to a host of free radicals wreaking havoc on city skin, city life is not only stressful for your brain but also on your skin. Environmental stressors like UV rays and airborne toxins can clog pores and lead to lines and wrinkles and leave skin irritated, dull, and lackluster. 

Combat skin stress by adding a product like our NEW Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum, a super serum perfect for becoming a bright light in the big city. The brightening power of Vitamin C and the correcting power of Retinol join forces in one supercharged, lightweight serum. Restore clarity and brighten dull, tired skin while Retinol smooths rough texture and fine lines while helping to neutralize the effects of free radicals on skin.

 And for time-strapped city girls looking for an exfoliator to go for that deep clean and improve the look and feel of skin texture, our Glycolic Skin Reset Mask gently exfoliates to reveal glowing, radiant skin in just 5 minutes*. Formulated to be both powerful and gentle, this modern mask pairs encapsulated glycolic acid (aka the "holy grail" of acids) with NIA-114™ for maximum exfoliating results with minimal irritation. This fast-acting, peach-tinted formula resurfaces dry, dull, rough skin to reveal a fresh, renewed canvas with radiance and dramatically improved texture in just five minutes.

Calling all desert dwellers

If you're like our brand ambassador Lauren Hutton, you love living in the high desert, but your skin may say otherwise. Your skin needs extra hydration because the air holds little moisture. Low humidity levels may make for a perfect hair day but can cause the skin to become dry and dull while making wrinkles more pronounced.

That’s why no desert skincare routine is complete without a heavy-duty moisturizer and our iconic SD Advanced™ PLUS Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate is a next-generation moisturizer that targets ten types of skin collagen. It is clinically shown to boost elasticity and visibly reduce wrinkles and stretch marks for youthful-looking skin. It also helps build a better and stronger skin barrier and delivers 72 hours of continuous moisture*.

*Based on instrumental testing

A hydrating eye cream in desert climates is essential to help protect the delicate eye area and target signs of aging that are exacerbated when skin loses moisture. Our Hyaluronic Tripeptide Gel-Cream for Eyes intensely hydrates and corrects the critical signs of eye aging while neutralizing the visible effects of blue light exposure. The cooling gel phase combines Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Blue Daisy, and BioMarine Extracts to minimize the look of lines, dark circles, and puffiness. The nourishing cream phase features NIA-114™ and antioxidants to reduce blue light and lifestyle stressors to the skin.  Dry, sunny days can cause photoaging, but don’t forget about blue light from your devices and how they contribute to skin aging. 

Tropical types take heed

As fall goes full swing, we can't help but think about shacking up somewhere warm and balmy. And though a bit of humidity can keep your skin looking dewy and hydrated, all of that humidity in the air can cause sweaty skin and blocked pores. Plus, humid air can cause the skin to produce more sebum (natural oils), which can get trapped in the skin's small openings.


To keep your skin beachy keen, exfoliate. Our NEW Daily Reveal™ Exfoliating Pads are gentle enough for daily use and help restore and resurface your complexion. Just swipe across your face once a day to help refine the pore lining and boost skin's natural exfoliation rate in only three days* for clarified, smooth, ​ visibly brightened skin. 

*Based on exfoliation results from instrumentation testing when used as directed​.

Regardless of where you live and what your skincare situation may be, defend and protect your skin by making a sunscreen an essential part of any skincare regimen.  We have a variety of options for next-level defense in our line of Full Screen™ SPF 30 products. 

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