Designing a sustainable, silky, anti-pollution shield

Nano particles, heavy metals, UV rays and blue light are environmental factors that can stress the skin leading to a number of discomforts: chronic inflammation, hyper pigmented complexion and faster ageing.

Moreover, the daily exposure to urban dust is a typical situation that can negative influence those processes. This article is designed to demonstrate the efficacy of a sustainable approach to skin protection against external agents

Air pollution consistently ranks among the top risk factors for death and disability worldwide. Breathing polluted air has long been recognised as increasing a person’s chances of developing heart and chronic respiratory diseases, lung infections and cancer. In 2017, air pollution was the fifth highest mortality risk factor globally and was associated with about 4.9 million deaths and 147 million years of healthy life lost.1

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many countries of the world. New data from WHO show that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, estimating that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to polluted air. 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.2 

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