We have always been informed about the damage blue light can do to your eyes, but is it just as damaging to your skin?
What is Blue Light?
On the blue end of visible light, blue light is a high- energy, short-wavelength light. Falling within the wavelength of 400 to 450 nanometers, because it is a short wavelength with higher energy output, it can cause greater damage. What’s becoming a concern, is that although sunlight is the biggest source of blue light, the damage can also come from electronic devices such as computer screens, tablets, and of course your phone. We know one thing is for sure, with the amount of time we spend behind a screen which, according to Eminence Organic International Trainer Brian Goodwin, we are “typically exposed to blue light for about six hours a day between your cellphone and computer screen”, it is becoming a big threat to our health and our skin in particular.
In 2010, Academic researchers such as, the Journal of Investigative of Investigative Dermatology found in a peer-reviewed study of the effects of blue light on the skin, that exposing skin to the amount of blue light we get from the sun caused more pigment, redness, and swelling than when the same person’s skin was exposed to equivalent levels of UVA rays. “Visible light, especially in the blue wavelength, has become a hot topic in skin care, as there is mounting evidence that supports its contribution to photo-aging, including wrinkles, worsening skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation,” Shari Marchbein, a board certified Dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at New York University tells allure.
Eminence Organics skin care experts have turned to botanical solutions such as, cocoa seed extract to counteract the potential damage that blue light can do to our skin.
MINERAL DEFENSE COLLECTION
The Lilikoi Light defense Face Primer SPF 23
As stated in an article by Eminence Organics “Part of our Lilikoi Mineral Defense Collection, The Lilikoi Light Defense Primer SPF 23 – formulated with cocoa seed extract – is an ideal step for improving the look of skin suffering from blue light stress as well as protecting the skin from sun damage.”
This illuminating lightweight primer defends your skin from the blue light and sun damage. The primer has many uses, some of them being layering it after your moisturizer or, using the primer as a protective base before your foundation or tinted moisturizer. The illuminating properties will leave your skin with a healthy glow, and radiant complexion!
The Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF33
In addition to the primer, part of the Lilikoi collection is the Lilikoi Mineral Defense Moisturizer SPF33. This lightweight facial moisturizer works as a shield against environmental stresses and the sun.
This easy to apply cream is packed with antioxidants to shield your skin from the effects of free radicals and pollution. Suitable for all skin types, the easy to apply moisturizer finishes with any white cast, leaving the appearance of fresh, natural skin! If you have any questions about Blue Light damage, head over to our social media and ask away!