Shedding Some Light On Blue Light Skin Protection


 September 20, 2018

Blue light skin protection is taking on significance as consumers seek reliable products to protect their body’s largest organ from premature signs of aging. To meet these demands, savvy companies are pursuing new antioxidant-rich formulations that protect and preserve skin…and generate more sales.

What is Blue Light?

Blue light (also known as High Energy Visible or HEV light) is emitted naturally from the sun (HEV is adjacent to UV light on the spectrum) and electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, tablets, TVs and even LED and fluorescent lighting.

Blue light has the shortest wavelength, but can produce the greatest amount of skin damage.

How Does Blue Light Affect the Skin?

We’ve known for some time that blue light can negatively affect vision and compromise the quality of sleep by disrupting our natural circadian rhythm and melatonin secretion. We now know that blue light can also induce cellular damage and pose potential skin problems via the generation of free radicals.

Some studies link blue light as being a major source of oxidative stress by forming reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). This has been shown to weaken the epidermal barrier and cause hyperpigmentation in skin which can contribute to signs of aging much like UVA exposure can.

The biggest problem with blue light is that it penetrates deeper into the skin than compared to UVA or UVB light. Unlike a sunburn, the effects aren’t immediate. But, they will show up over time by accelerating the aging process, wrinkling, dark spots and sagging skin.

blue light skin protectionWhy is Talk About Blue Light Skin Protection on the Rise?

Did you realize that millennials are checking their phones upwards of 150 times a day? And adults are clocking up more than 10 hours of screen time a day? From work to leisure time, as consumers become more connected to digital devices than ever before, blue light exposure is becoming the center of the beauty industry’s radar.

With research showing the skin damaging effects that blue light can have, many consumers are looking for ways to shield themselves with their skin care.

What Are You Doing About Blue Light Skin Protection?

Consumers want a solution to new skin concerns; it’s clearly time for beauty companies to take note.

What are you doing about blue light skin protection?

When it comes to healthy skin, innovative blue light skin protection formulations, such as topical antioxidant-rich sunscreens, can give consumers what they’re looking for. Whether it’s by developing new products or adapting current formulations, Kinetik offers numerous antioxidant and anti-aging options to help personal care manufacturers put innovative solutions on product shelves.

We have a variety of blue-light skin protection antioxidants that can be used for sun care, advanced antioxidant formulations, anti-pollution products, cosmetics and more. RAHN Blue Light Control, for example, features Celligent, a UV/HEV protection officer for DNA, cell and stem cell; Myramaze, a cell membrane safety guard for stressed, fragile skin; and Proteolea, a cellular recycling manager for skin rejuvenation.

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