August 13, 2020
High-energy visible (HEV) light, also referred to as blue light, is primarily from the sun, but it’s also emitted by our smartphones, tablets and computer screens. A growing amount of research is proving how damaging HEV light can be for the skin.
While invisible UVA and UVB radiation are not an issue after dark, the threat from blue light doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. So beauty brands – just like they have products protecting you from the sun – now offer products protecting from HEV light. Here are 5 skincare products dedicated to blue light protection.
Good Habit – Glow Potion Oil Serum
Good Habit is a skincare brand focused on protecting from blue light side effects. To do so, they developed BLU5 technology : a filter that neutralizes the effects of blue light, served with a side of nourishing ingredients.
This Glow Potion Oil Serum combines the powerful effects of nourishing antioxidant-rich oils, a skin-strengthening serum, and a hydrating facial essence into one do-it-all formula, while the proprietary BLU5 technology minimizes and helps prevent future signs of aging caused by artificial blue light.
Chantecaille – Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum
Formulated with cocoa peptides and flower extract, Chantecaille’s blue light-focused serum is made for every skin type. It is infused with a combination of botanicals that offer long-lasting hydration and visible plumping power while soothing and shielding the skin from the visible effects of blue light pollution.
Coola – Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops Organic Sunscreen SPF 30
These organic SPF drops can be added to any serum or moisturizer, or be used on their own. This full spectrum-sunscreen protects against visible signs of aging caused by the sun, pollution, and digital overexposure.
Crystal Tomato – Beyond Sun Protection
While providing excellent defense against UV rays, the Crystal Tomato Beyond Sun Protection also blocks out 54.1 per cent of blue light. Its lightweight formula absorbs quickly without leaving any white cast or stickiness.
Sisley Paris – SisleYouth Anti-Pollution Blue Light Shield
This moisturizer protects the skin from polluting particles indoors and outdoors, as well as from the harmful effects of blue light. It helps revitalise the skin and fights the effects of skin aging (wrinkles, loss of firmness and radiance).
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