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Anti-Pollution Skincare is Here to Stay

Anti-Pollution Skincare is Here to Stay

“Our skin is the main interface between our bodies and pollutants from road traffic, power generation, agricultural/waste incineration and industry. Features of skin aging, such as wrinkles and dark spot formation, are accelerated in heavily polluted environments and the number of those suffering with skin conditions, such as acne, is increased.” - Dr. Kluk, Harper's Baazar

And since the latest figures show that 91% of the world’s population live in places where air quality exceeds the World Health Organization’s guideline limit, and 4.2 million deaths every year occur as a result of exposure to ambient (outdoor) air pollution, anti-pollution skincare is here to stay.

If sun exposure is our skin’s number one enemy, pollution is the number two.

Obviously it's important to be vigilant about keeping your skin immaculate and removing pollutants as often as you can, and never, ever sleep with the day's grime on your face.

TellurideGlow Skin Recovery is nutritional skincare that supports cleanliness because every ingredient contains one or more antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can reapply the serum during the day by rubbing one drop (not a full pump) between clean hands and pressing over your make-up to refresh.

The Best Anti-Pollution Skincare Ingredients

There are many ingredients commonly used in TellurideGlow products that help fight the toxic effects of pollution.

Antioxidants: Vitamin C, A + E plus Superoxide Dismutase and Edelweiss

Antioxidants like vitamin C are top of the list to repel skin damaging free radicals common in pollution and UV rays and have many benefits for the skin. They increase microcirculation, which helps stimulate the skin's self-cleansing, self-healing and self-regenerating ability. They can also reverse some of pollution's side effects by brightening skin and stimulating collagen to keep skin looking and feeling firmer.

No one encompasses more antioxidants in skin care than TellurideGlow, so there is no need to purchase additional anti-pollution products, especially if you are using the two-step ritual of the Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence plus your choice of one Serum night and day. Where to find these ingredients: Aspen Dew, The Purist, The Alpine

Mineral Clays

The mineral-loaded cocktail of New Zealand Glacial Clay and Kaolin in Snow Rose Recovery Mask will help counter the effects of pollution on skin. The magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium found in this product help replenish what pollution depletes and rebalance for proper skin function. It encourages vibrancy, stabilizes hydration levels and helps skin absorb vital trace minerals and nutrients. Where to find these ingredients: Snow Rose Recovery Mask 

Dew bean, Rosehip, Shavegrass, Aspen Bark Extract, White Willow Bark, Camellia, Frankincense

This combination helps to strengthen and balance the skin and work together to nourish, cleanse tissues, assist in the skin purging process and increase skin's ability to bounce back. Where to find these ingredients: Aspen Dew, The Purist, The Alpine 

Rose Damascene

Finely powdered rose petals hydrate while helping to draw pollution toxins up and out of the skin then exfoliate them to oblivion. If applied once a week, this ingredient can help reverse the side effects of pollution and leave skin fresh and smooth. Where to find these ingredients: Snow Rose Recovery Mask

Micro-mollecular Hyaluronic Acid, Phytoceramides, Tremella Mushroom, Aloe Vera, Shiitake & Chamomile Hydrosomes

Hydration is key to soothe the skin and maintain suppleness. These ingredients protect your skin against dryness and irritation caused by pollution by reinforcing and protecting the skin from trans-epidermal water loss. Where to find these ingredients: Aspen Dew, Snow Rose Mask, The Purist, The Alpine 


Sunscreen is an obvious essential. After much trial and error, my favorite is Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 because it has no questionable ingredients and feels like a velvety, clear primer.

Day in, day out exposure to exhaust, smog, smoke, free radicals and even extreme climate can cause many offensive side effects for your skin, like dehydration, wrinkles, fine lines, premature aging, weakened skin, dullness and sensitivity. Incorporating anti-pollution ingredients and diligent sunscreen application is now more necessary than ever.


Parrado, C., Mercado-Saenz, S., Perez-Davo, A., Gilaberte, Y., Gonzalez, S., & Juarranz, A. (2019). Environmental Stressors on Skin Aging: Mechanistic Insights. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 10, 759.


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The Remarkable Benefits of Rose

The Remarkable Benefits of Rose

Love, beauty, purity. The rose is a symbol of them all. This alluring Queen of Flowers has been used in perfumery, skin care, and healing for thousands of years.

Rose oil production is a fascinating process that transforms the delicate petals of the Rosa damascena plant into an exquisitely aromatic, therapeutic oil. Harvesting begins before dawn by hand-picking rose petals and continues with a careful steam-distillation process to extract the essential oil. The oil is further purified, yielding a deeply intoxicating oil.

Just a single drop of Bulgarian rose oil takes more than 60 flowers to produce. Imagine, a massive bouquet of roses distilled into a single drop!

We source our precious rose oil from the "Valley of the Roses" in Bulgaria, a region with a rich history of producing highly prized rose oil dating back all the way to the Ottoman Empire.

You can find Bulgarian rose oil in our Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence and rose petals in our Snow Rose Recovery Mask.

Rose oil contains over 300 active compounds found in rose oil, including fragrant compounds as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and antimicrobial compounds. This makes rose oil one of history's most highly prized beauty oils. It also makes it one of the most powerful therapeutic botanicals on the planet.

Here are just a few ways rose oil nourishes and supports skin health.


The scent of rose oil is revered for having a calming effect on the mind, easing feelings of stress or sadness, and providing comfort for those suffering from grief or the loss of a loved one.


Rich in B Vitamins, and especially high in Vitamin B3, rose helps restore skin barrier function and reduce trans epidermal water loss (TEWL). This helps the skin stay hydrated and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Rose oil contains polysaccharides and complex sugars which support skin barrier integrity and function. Polysaccharides work to help to lock in moisture by attracting and retaining moisture in the skin. By forming a protective film on the skin surface, polysaccharides help keep out pollutants, and irritants and protect the skin from environmental aggressors.


Rose oil is rich in lipids and lipid-soluble nutrients, like Vitamin E and Palmitic Acid. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage, while Palmitic Acid is a fatty acid that helps to nourish and strengthen the skin barrier. These lipids and lipid-soluble nutrients keep the skin hydrated, plump, and healthy.


With high levels of linoleic acid, a fatty acid that helps to regulate sebum production, rose helps balance and clarify acne-prone skin.

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Ingredients That Help Calm Angry Skin

Ingredients That Help Calm Angry Skin

Have you ever wondered why your skin can look great one day, then have issues the next day? That's because inflammation is at the root of many skin disorders.

A significant percentage of diseases start with inflammation. Like any other part of your body, your skin can be involved in immune responses, typically as a response to infections, internal disease or condition, or allergic reactions (even from skincare).

Luckily there are skincare ingredients that fight inflammation, and Telluride Glow uses them in abundance so your skin stays balanced daily.

Skin problems like acne, eczema or psoriasis have inflammation at the core. Even less severe issues like redness, puffiness or dryness are exacerbated by inflammation.

We've got you covered

The majority of our 50 whole plant ingredients are naturally anti-inflammatory to keep your skin beautiful every day, with no surprises. When our products are combined, the benefits are magical.

Our Snow Rose Recovery Mask contains nine skin calming whole plants actives:

  • Mullein
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Willow bark
  • Aspen bark
  • Shavegrass
  • Tremella
  • Vanilla
  • Rose
  • Chamomile
"I have loved and used the Snow Rose mask since it first came out. I like the gentle scent, and I usually do a quick scrub before rinsing it off in the shower.” -Kim D.
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