As if the sun is not hard enough to avoid, there is another skin evil that manifests as another form of light damage. It is known as HEV light, more commonly known as blue light. And if you're reading this right now, that means you're exposed to it. You are probably well aware of the hardships that come with too much exposure to blue light, including technical neck, eye fatigue, and headaches. But there is another effect of excessive instabrowsing that is often overlooked, and it has to do with the skin. TV, computer, and smartphone screens all emit blue light. This means that Maryam Zamani, an oculoplastic surgeon and founder of MZ Skin, gets hit with it at low doses, even internally. This blue light causes free radical damage, triggers degradative enzymes in the skin, and accelerates aging. Pigmentation , and texture problems. Aside from the SPF, yes. You should still be wearing sunscreen in the house - these are the most innovative creams, mists, and serums on the market, and they minimize the beating the skin receives from daily screen time.
1. Good Habit Water Jelly Dew Cream
This fast-absorbing gel cream is packed with more than 20 percent moisturizers to provide heavyweight hydration with a lightweight feel. The brand's BLU5 technology neutralizes the oxidative stress of blue light, minimizing existing damage and preventing inflammation .
2. Ahava Dead Sea Os Motor Concentrate Supreme Hydration Cream
The secret behind this wrinkle-fighting cream lies in its osmotic technology, a balanced concentrate of Dead Sea minerals that restores skin vitality, and a mixture of Indian Ginseng Root, which is a scientifically proven organic plant-based technology that protects the skin from the harmful effects of blue light.
3. Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30
Say goodbye to thick, white residue with this SPF formula that provides additional blue light protection and helps to soften the effects of environmental aggressors.
4. Supergoop! Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF40
My personal favorite, Supergoop's UnseenSunscreen contains red algae. Red algae is packed with the pigment phycoerythrin to reflect red light and absorb blue light. The oil-free formula provides the perks and layers of beautiful, controlled glow under your favorite foundation.
5. Soleil All Ways Organic Set + Protecting Micro Mist SPF30
When blue light protection is as easy as this, there's no reason not to protect your skin. Soleil Toujours' anti-blue light formula comes in a spray format, making it easy to apply (and reapply). The fine mist contains antioxidants such as red algae and vitamin C to soothe and hydrate irritated skin.
6. L&L Skin MAMI Hot&Cold Beauty Device
L&L Skin MAMI hot&cold beauty deivce features anti-ageing technology that combines high speed massage and a light therapy and heating system into a single hand-held device. Mami uses smart vibration technology to relax the neck muscles and help target areas with loose skin, eliminating fine lines and achieving firmer and smoother skin around the neck, shoulders and other parts of the body.
7. These Super Serum Skin Tints SPF40
We are all about makeup that doubles as skin care , and this super serum is very good at being both. The clean formula leaves your skin moist and glassy, and the non-nano zinc oxide keeps your skin safe from blue light. Skin-loving ingredients, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, help seal in hydration and smooth skin texture.
8. Chantecaille Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum
Formulated with extracts of Ginseng root, Tamarind, flowers and algae, Chantecaille's serum is specially formulated to reduce the effects of blue light pollution. When combined with hyaluronic acid, it helps to moisturize and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and leaving it smoother and softer.
9. Alastin HydraTintPro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36
This physical, broad spectrum sunscreen is touted by dermatologists for a reason. It's rich in antioxidants that protect against pollution damage and contains ingredients that improve skin hydration. The bonus? It provides the perfect hint of shade.
10. Heliocare Daily Youth Antioxidant Formula Capsules
Blue light causes free radical damage, which in turn slows down collagen production and causes skin aging, says Dr. Zamani. You can take an antioxidant to fight free radical damage. Each capsule in a bottle of Heliocare is packed with them, thanks to Polypodium leucotomos, a South American fern that has been shown to help protect the skin from blue light damage.