Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield
This invisible shield defends the skin’s surface and delivers maximum protection from the effects of pollution, now and longer-term.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Anti-Ageing , Dull skin
- Ingredients: Triple algae extracts , Glutathione , Grape polyphenols View all
- Routine: Treatment
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Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield
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What does it do?
Protect your skin against air pollution and strengthen skin's natural defenses
The Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield combines the power of nature and technology in a unique way. Thanks to a potent blend of powerful antioxidants (which protect your skin against damaging airborne pollutants) and our special anti-adhesion technology (which prevents contaminated particles from sticking to your skin), air pollution has minimal chance of damaging your skin.
Three types of algae in the Triple Algae Pollution Shield form a natural, invisible and flexible shield that, protects the skin immediately upon application and strengthens the skin's natural skin barrier in the long term.
Whether you live in the city or the country-side; your skin is exposed to the damaging effects of pollution 24 hours a day. Use The Triple Algae Pollution Shield in your day and night routine to keep skin protected at all times.
Strengthens skin's natural barrier
Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.
Reverses pollution damage, leaving skin brighter and more even-toned.
How to use
Apply 1-2 times a day to your face and neck twice a day after cleansing. Follow with a night cream in the evening, or with a day cream containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater during the day.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.This product is of great quality because of the ingredients, texture and overall feel after application. I have combination to oily/ sensitive skin and the best thing about this product is that it's fragrance free, has gel like texture and my skin feels nourished in a very comfortable way. However, soon after application, my T-zone becomes very oily so I'm inclined to think that this product would be more suitable for dry skin.I try all new Paula's Choice products and though all are good, some don't benefit me enough justifying repurchase. This one more than met my best expectations and I don't want to be without the Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield. I was unprepared for how all-around useful this product is for my skin. The description doesn't emphasise it's hydrating qualities. I'm in my early fifties and have sensitive, mostly dry skin. I do get occasional blemishes and redness. I'm a long-time Paula's Choice customer consistently using her exfoliants, all-mineral sunscreens and other products. I've found it a bit challenging lately correctly balancing my skin's needs to look my best beyond the basics - cleanser, exfoliant and sunscreen. The Triple Algae Shield deserves my highest praise because a small amount applied before sunscreen in the daytime and last in the evening never fails smoothing and soothing my highly reactive skin. The cold weather and daily stresses can wreck havoc on my skin. This product is a gel more than a cream but the gel doesn't just seem to disappear without feeling benefits right away. It's hydrating, not heavy, doesn't negatively react with other products and helps make redness go away. It's a pleasure to use. I can't recommend it enough for everyone, regardless of skin type.
I'm not enamoured with this line's other serum, the pore purifier. It's good but doesn't benefit me at this time. The cleanser is good but not essential for me. The night time moisturiser is excellent though I use others more often. I love the all-mineral Defense sunscreen and use it daily. Beautiful product.
What are the key ingredients?
Triple algae extracts
Algae is a powerful antioxidant that forms a hydrating, protective shield to defend the skin from free radicals, which cause early signs of skin ageing.
The body's master antioxidant, prevents oxidative damage and inflammation – which can accelerate ageing – and strengthen’s the skin’s barrier.
Helps destroy free radicals reducing the risk of damage to skin.
Aqua, Glycerin, (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration/texture enhancer), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (emollient), Decyl Oleate (emollient), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract (antioxidant), Propanediol (hydration/slip agent), Chondrus Crispus (Algea) Extract (skin-soothing/film-forming agent), Ascophyllum Nodosum (Kelp) Extract (skin-soothing), Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed) Extract (hydration/film-forming agent), Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Glutathione (antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Curcumin (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10/antioxidant), Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract (hydration), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Emblica Officinalis (Gooseberry) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (emollient/antioxidant), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring), Linolenic Acid (skin-restoring), Phytosphingosine Phosphate (skin-replenishing), Thermus Thermophillus Ferment (antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Acacia Senegal Gum (film-forming agent), Ectoin (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Polyacrylamide (film-forming agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (hydration), Caprylyl Glycol (hydration), C13-14 Isoparaffin (solvent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), 1,2-Hexanediol (preservative), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Dipropylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
What is the composition of the algae mix?
The algae mix consists of three types of algae:
- Chondrus crispus (red algae): strengthens the natural skin barrier.
- Undaria pinnatifida (brown algae / sea kelp): rich antioxidant that protects against damage caused by UV-B rays and blue light from electronic devices and prevents contamination particles from adhering to the skin.
- Fucus vesiculosus (seaweed - another form of brown algae): powerful source of antioxidants that protect against air pollution.
What is the difference between the Defense Pore Purifier and the Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield?
The Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier is a hybrid product (light exfoliant and brightener) that is designed to counter the skin-dulling effects of pollutants, deliver pollution neutralising antioxidants deeper into the pores and help minimise pore size via niacinamide. The Triple Algae Pollution Shield is designed to strengthen skin with an invisible shield that defends skin by diffusing multiple types of pollution (+ blue light) before they can penetrate skin-triggering a cascade of damage and enlarging pores.
Do I need to use both the Defense Antoixidant Pore Purifier and the Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield?
The products you use should depend on your skin type and concerns. Your skin will benefit from adding both products to your routine as they reinforce the benefits of each other. The Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield forms a flexible "shield" on the skin that helps to prevent air pollution and blue light from entering the skin's pores. However, it's impossible to prevent 100% contact with your skin. The Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier neutralises any damage caused with a mix of salicylic acid which helps to cleanse pores, niacinamide, azelaic acid, vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants which brighten the skin dulling effects of pollution.
Can I use the Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier and the Defense Triple Algae Pollution Shield at the same time or do I have to use one in the morning and the other in the evening?
You can apply both products at the same time, both in the morning and in the evening. You can also apply the Defense Triple Algae Pollution under your SPF in the morning and use the Defense Antioxidant Pore Purifier in the evening. How to use them both during the day: First apply the Pore Purifier, then the Pollution Shield and always use a day cream with a minimum of SPF 30.
Gentle gel cleanser made with natural ingredients effectively removes debris and make-up.
A brightening treatment that neutralises the effects of daily pollution and blue light.
This day cream with SPF 30 brightens, hydrates and protects against pollution and UV rays.
A sheer, radiance-boosting night cream that primes skin against pollution while you sleep.