By Devon Abelman. Photos: Courtesy of Brands.
Between pollution, UV rays, smoke, and stress, there's a lot of harmful environmental aggressors working against your skin. Unfortunately, all are as unavoidable as taxes. (Sorry if we just brought up a sore spot.) Luckily, E.L.F. is about to drop a collection of affordable protection for all those nasty elements. The upcoming E.L.F. Beauty Shield line is complete with seven daily skin care products to help ward off aging, sun damage, dullness, and dryness caused by the environmental aggressors we encounter while flouncing around town. Thanks to antioxidants and SPF, your skin will receive all the help it could possibly get. Plus, everything is designed to be worn under makeup. That's not all, though. The best part is everything is under $25. Oh yeah, and everything is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and alcohol. Even the most sensitive skin will love this stuff.
As for what exactly is in the Beauty Shield collection, let us break it down for you. Everything is conveniently listed in order of when you should use them, so you know exactly what part of your skin-care routine the new products belong in.
Beauty Shield Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum ($16)
This brightening booster is packed with — just as the name suggests — vitamin C, as well wrinkle-fighting vitamin E and skin cancer-preventing pomegranate extract. Together, the trio hydrates and strengthens skin.
Beauty Shield Skin Shielding Moisturizer SPF 50 ($12)
After rubbing on some of the serum, you can continue to add hydration to your skin with this moisturizer with SPF. Skin-quenching oils like carrot seed and sunflower seed with give you a smooth, radiant base before you put on your makeup. Or you can leave the house with just this.
Beauty Shield Skin Shielding Primer SPF 50 ($12)
Are your pores totally messing with your makeup game? Smooth them into a perfect canvas with this sunscreen-meets-primer.
Beauty Shield Daily Defense Makeup Mist ($8)
Give your skin a midday pick-me-up without messing with your makeup with a quick spritz. This mist will feel refreshing and soothing thanks to brightening licorice extract and healing vitamin E.
Beauty Shield Dual Defense Cleansing Facial Brush ($8)
There's more to this brush than meets the eye. See that paddle end? You use that to scoop out product — like a cleansing balm that comes a jar — for the most hygienic application. The brush, on the other hand, is like a super soft manual Clarisonic. The silicone bristles will gently sweep away your skin's daily grime and makeup without any irritating side effects.
Beauty Shield Recharging Magnetic Mask Set ($24)
Remember the magnetic mask that went viral last year? Well, E.l.F.'s version is a fraction of the price. First, you apply the iron-based mask, which is infused with many of the ingredients already mentioned, as well as moisturizing argan oil. It's looks like your standard mud mask, but the way you take it off is completely different. You literally lift it away, as well as your skin's impurities, with a special magnetic tool — no rinsing needed.
Beauty Shield Massaging Overnight Recovery Cream ($14)
This high-tech tube, which can be seen above, touts a rollerball applicator that massages nourishing ingredients like vitamin C, pomegranate extract, argan oil and carrot seed oil directly into your skin better than your fingers ever could.
Everything from the E.L.F. Beauty Shield collection will be available June 1 on elfcosmetics.com.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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