Blue Light: Computers & Phones Are Damaging Your Skin and What You Can Do About It

October 22, 2018

Blue Light:  Computers & Phones Are Damaging Your Skin and What You Can Do About It

The average UK adult spends 9.5 hours per day in front of screens. That may sound like a lot of time, but when you factor in your desk job in front of the computer, Netflix binge-watching and Instagram scrolling before bed, the hours add up very quickly! While staring at a screen all day has become the norm, concerns are raising about its effect on our health, in particular our skin.

Why blue light is harmful for the skin? 

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Blue light (also referred to as HEV light) wavelength ranges from 380 to 500nm which means it can penetrate deeper into the skin than both UVA and UVB light (280-400nm). Evolving research has shown HEV radiation can induce oxidative stress in the dermis and prompt inflammation and pigmentation issues. 

How do we protect against blue light?

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We’ve reformulated our bestselling Sunforgettable Brush to include our new proprietary EnviroScreen Technology – an exclusive blend of patented active ingredients that create a barrier, preventing free radical formulation and oxidative stress.

We use iron oxides - micronized pigments that are most commonly used as cosmetics colorants. In conjunction with other ingredients in our formula, they also help protect the skin from UVB/UVA damage and photoageing caused by HEV light. Our EnviroScreen Technology protects against 93% of blue light in our Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50.

The  brush you already know and love

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Just like the original, this brush provides broad spectrum SPF 50/PA ++++ protection from UVB/UVA rays and uses 100% chemical-free active ingredients - made with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. It comes in a convenient, easy-to-apply portable brush that can be applied alone or right on top of your makeup for instant oil control and skin perfecting.