Fighting Urban Pollution

Pollution – a global concern and a major source of skin damage.

Airborne, pollutants, fine particles emissions, ozone, exhaust gases, tobacco smoke… Pollution is an environmental concern for people throughout the world and causes disease and illness, especially in industrial and urban areas.

  • 88% of Earth population lives in areas where air quality does not meet OMS norms. (Olay Report)
  • 20 to 30% of urban population is exposed to superior concentration of fine particles

urban pollution

Impact on the skin


Each day, our skin is dramatically challenged. Pollution is today one of the main sources of skind amage causing skin to age prematurely. Air pollutants disrupt the natural balance of the epidermis. The effects of a long-term exposition to pollution have been largely described.


Protect your skin


  • Create a barrier with protective textures. This will create an efficient anti-pollution shield and prevent pollutants from adhering to the epidermis.
  • Neutralize with antioxidant actives. They are the answer to prevent and reduce damage caused  by free radicals.
  • Clean with gentle textures, to remove the film of pollutants, makeup, dirt and sweat.


A natural and efficient shield against pollution: Emulium® Mellifera MB.


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Created from natural ingredients, Emulium® Mellifera MB is composed of beeswax and jojoba wax, bringing softness, comfort and protection to the skin. Draped in a soft and imperceptible veil, the skin is protected from external aggressions.

An effective triple action against urban pollution:

  1. The film created at the surface of the skin prevents a large part of urban dusts and particles from adhering to the epidermis.
  2. The film also traps the pollutants and prevents them from penetrating into the skin.
  3. These pollutants are eliminated with the film during makeup removal / face cleansing.

Emulium® Mellifera MB, the breathable shield. Proven efficacy in vitro and in vivo

  • Real barrier effect (-32% adhesion of particles vs untreated)
  • Better cleansing and elimination of particles
  • Protective effect : +19%

To learn more about urban pollution and Gattefossé’s urban textures and smart actives, download our thematic booklet in the right column of this page.


Discover our best anti-pollution formulas

Download the formula sheets in the “Related documents” box in the right column.

  • Anti-Pollution Cream SPF 15 (1538-2.01)
  • Yoga Serum (1532-1.12)
  • Urban Shield Cream (1933-1.01)
  • Sublime Soothing Cream (1574-1.01)