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The Impact of Environmental Stressors and Aggressors on Sensitive Skin

The Impact of Environmental Stressors and Aggressors on Sensitive Skin

Our environment has a huge impact on the health of our skin. Everything from dust to smog influences our skin, especially those with sensitive skin. If you notice your skin seems irritated, dull, or more prone to breakouts after a long day in the elements – you’re not imagining things. Let’s look at the different types of environmental stressors and aggressors that could be affecting your skin health.

Types of Environmental Stressors and Aggressors

  • Pollution

Air pollution comes from coal, gasoline, aerosol sprays, disinfectants, pesticides, dust, burning fuel, and ozone gas. When pollutants like these come in contact with the skin, it produces free radicals which are unstable atoms that cause damage to your skin cells.

  • UV Light

UV light, especially during the summer months, increases wrinkles, and age spots. This type of aggressor can even cause skin cancer if the skin is left unprotected.

  • Blue Light

Blue light is emitted from screens and can cause premature cell death by breaking down collagen and elastin. You can read more about the effect of blue light on the skin here.

The Impact of Environmental Stressors and Aggressors on Sensitive Skin

  • Acne

Oxidized sebum and irritation caused by pollution can trigger the skin to break out. If there is no protective barrier between the skin and pollution, the skin is more prone to react as it has nothing to combat the free radicals.

  • Premature Aging

UV light and pollution both contribute to premature aging. Wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, and dullness are all signs of premature aging. This is caused by damaged cells and reduced retention of collagen and elastin.

  • Irritation

Exposure to external aggressors, as well as blue and UV light, can irritate sensitive skin leading to dryness, redness, and flaking skin. Without protection, your skin remains vulnerable to this kind of irritation and is deprived of critical hydration.

How to Protect Sensitive Skin from Environmental Stressors and Aggressors

  • Incorporate Antioxidants

Make sure you’re both consuming and using antioxidants in your skincare. Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants for glowing skin. Look for botanical skincare ingredients that include vitamin C or B-3 (Niacinamide).

  • Hydrate

Drink your water! Hydrating internally as well as externally is one of the best ways to keep your skin healthy. Be sure to look for skincare with delivery systems that ensure slow release throughout the day. This will keep your skin hydrated all day long.

  • Use Sunscreen with UVA and UVB Protection

Look for broad-spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day! Sunscreen is one thing you don’t want to skimp on.

  • Invest in a Gentle Cleanser

Cleanse your skin to remove the stressors and aggressors you’ve encountered during the day. Look for a cleanser for sensitive skin that cleanses deeply to ensure the skin is completely clean before applying your nighttime skincare routine.

  • Choose Skincare Specifically for Sensitive Skin

Choose skincare that is designed to nourish and protect sensitive skin. Look for active ingredients that promote hydration, long-lasting protection, and offer antioxidants.

Use Audrose for Exceptional Sensitive Skin Protection

The Audrose Activator and Serum Concentrate are a powerhouse duo for ultimate protection from environmental stressors and aggressors. Packed with antioxidants such as red algae, hibiscus extract, and niacinamide, this skincare pair gives your skin everything it needs to thrive. The Serum Concentrate contains a dual-delivery system that will keep your skin nourished and protected all day long, just don’t forget to add a broad-spectrum sunscreen and you’ll be ready for the day!


Activator Active Ingredients



Promotes hydration, increased elasticity, and rejuvenation. Orchid Stem Cells boost communication between stem cells and fibroblasts making it a plant-based growth factor. Firms and lifts skin reducing the signs of aging.



This is the new generation of Alpha Hydroxy Acid. PHA is a humectant that attracts water molecules to the skin. It infuses the skin with hydration reducing wrinkles, improving skin texture, and exfoliating.



This super alga is rich in intracellular nutrients found deep in areas of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Naturally rich in minerals, omegas, and amino acids, this active helps skin retain the natural moisture balance, improves texture, and temporarily enhances skin elasticity.



Japanese honeysuckle flower extract is sourced from an eco-friendly extraction process that utilizes the flower’s molecules while maintaining soothing capabilities. This extract possesses antioxidant properties that soothe redness and dry skin as well as improve skin texture.


The Serum Concentrate Active Ingredients



This patented broad-spectrum hemp extract-infused formula is designed with a complex delivery system for maximum absorption. Formulated with plant-derived ingredients and antioxidants, Phyto-Molecular Skin Science® hydrates, soothes, and plumps.



Our supplier of pharmaceutical-grade hemp extract sources hemp from U.S. farms that follow sustainable organic practices. Each bottle of Serum Concentrate contains 200mg of hemp extract to promote skin health and soothe skin irritation.



Stem cells derived from "Uttwiler Spätlauber” come from a rare Swiss apple with extraordinary longevity. This active reduces elastin degradation and is rich in phytonutrients and metabolites to reduce wrinkles.



Loaded with antioxidants, hibiscus extract provides a source of hydroxy acids to even skin tone and protect skin from pollution. This plant-based growth factor visibly reduces the depth of wrinkles and improves skin texture.



The new generation of high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, this ingredient hydrates skin all day long. Microencapsulation allows actives to penetrate the skin with extended-release technology for 24-hour hydration.



Produced from the blossoms of the wildflower, Bellis Perennis, these sustainably collected blooms reduce the appearance of dark spots, uneven tone, and signs of aging.



"Noix de Grenoble" grown in France, this active is rich in powerful antioxidants such as polyphenols, amino acids, and B vitamins. Green walnut extract offers anti-aging effects and hydration.


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