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THIS IS YOUR SKIN ON SCREEN TIME

Skincare products counter the harmful effects of blue light exposure

With much of the world under Covid-19 quarantine, time spent on screens is surging. While it’s nice to be plugged in, tech-savvy youth are beginning to recognize the negative beauty-centric effects of all this screen time, including pigmentation, inflammation, and photo-aging caused by exposure to blue light (a high-energy, short wavelength light emitted by electronics). Some beauty brands are already offering solutions for screen-soaked skin, including moisturizers and mists that provide skin key nourishment to combat blue light’s effects. Below are some protective products designed to be used deskside.

VOLITION SCREEN TIME HYDRATING MIST

This innovative beauty product, which was the result of a collaborative effort between Volition Beauty and influencer-cum-entrepreneur Tezza, protects skin from blue light exposure. With just a few spritzes, Volition’s Screen Time Hydrating Mist helps prevent photo-aging, or the premature aging of skin due to damaging blue light rays. The product includes 12 oils and extracts, including sunflower extract, marigold flower, and ginseng flower, along with antioxidants that help hydrate and replenish skin. This product is vegan, cruelty- and gluten-free, and comes in sustainable packaging.

ONE OCEAN BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION AND HYDRATION MIST

One Ocean Beauty founder Marcella Cacci believes that “people will continue to increase their screen time [and that] blue light protection is a very important addition to [their] skincare regime.” The One Ocean Blue Light Protection and Hydration Mist, designed to fill this whitespace, repairs skin from the damaging effects of screens, dehydration, and environmental pollution. The marine-inspired product is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and nanoparticles, and is suitable for all skin types. The mist features ingredients like red algae (sustainably sourced from the Celtic Sea) and heptapeptides, which combat sensitivity and inflammation.

CHANTECAILLE’S BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION HYALURONIC SERUM

Luxury beauty brand Chantecaille’s Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum can help consumers combat skin damage wrought from too much time spent in front of phone and computer screens. Applying Chantecaille’s serum morning and night purportedly helps prevent photo-aging, pigmentation, and deterioration of collagen. The serum is formulated with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts, which work together to guard skin against harsh light pollution and plump and hydrate it for an ultimately more radiant complexion.