Ask Dr. Macrene:How Can I Protect My Skin from Air Pollution

Dr Macrene's Air Pollution Strategy

Dr. Macrene Alexiades MD PhD started in laboratory research over 40 years ago to protect us from toxic exposures in the environment. Today, she has spearheaded the most advanced approach to tackling toxicity through her intelligent and thoroughly researched formulations for MACRENE actives. The High Performance Tinted Moisturizer is key in providing the skin its first line of defense.

Gingko Extract

Among MACRENE actives's essential skincare ingredients, Ginkgo extract is published to have high levels of anti-pollutant activity.  The only tree that is able to thrive in high pollution cities, Ginkgo extract has been shown to be effective against the type of free radicals that we see in automotive pollution—nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and ozone.

Superoxide Dismutase

Superoxide dismutase, the most powerful natural free radical-fighter, is another key ingredient in Dr. Macrene's formulations that has been published for its anti-pollution effects. Superoxide dismutase is an enzyme that helps break down oxygen free radicals in skin cells and is considered the most powerful.


Other antioxidants found in nature known to protect against exposures, such as Vitamin C, E, and resveratrol, are prominent in Dr. Macrene's formulas.

High Performance Tinted Moisturizer

Dr. Macrene's signature patented mix of protectors including Gingko, Superoxide dismutase, Green Tea Epigalleins, Resveratrol and Potent anti-oxidants in the High Performance Tinted Moisturizer are the highest grade of skin defense available. Clinical studies prove the products' abilities to restore and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, whilst improving skin quality and hydration for complete therapeutic coverage.


"The High Performance Tinted Moisturizer delivers essential ingredients in your skincare routine as poor air quality abounds in the summer months." —Dr. Macrene