Why You Should Be Using a Moisturizer with Blue Light Protection
Most of us are aware of the importance of using products to protect your skin from harmful environmental elements like pollution, smoke, and UV rays. But these days, you also need to protect your skin against something you likely encounter for multiple hours every day: blue light. We’ll explain what this is, what it does, and the rare natural ingredient in our moisturizers that give you blue light protection.
What is Blue Light?
Blue light, also known as HEV (High Energy Visible), is a high-frequency, high-energy light emitted by the bright screens on electronic devices, such as your phone or computer monitor.
Why Do You Need Blue Light Protection?
Blue Light has multiple biological impacts on the skin. Studies have shown that it can do long-term damage leading to premature aging, an effect coined “digital aging.”
According to a study by Unilever, it can induce pigmentation, inhibit melatonin generation, increase stress hormone levels, and excite nerves. In fact, just “30 hours of exposure to blue light from smartphone or laptop screens can increase the inflammation level in skin cells by 40%.”
That’s why using skin care products that are designed to protect your skin from blue light has become essential for both your morning and evening skin care routines!
How Does Christine Valmy Provide Blue Light Protection?
There are a variety of ingredients that can be included in skin care products to help create a barrier against blue light. Here at Christine Valmy, we’ve chosen to formulate many of our lotions and creams with Theobroma Cocoa Seed extract. This ingredient is sustainably sourced from Alto Piura in Peru, allowing us to select a rare and premium variety of cocoa: criollo porcelana. This unique composition of cocoa peptides, saccharides and polyphenols derived from non-fermented seeds provides optimal protection from blue light pollution.
Which CV Products Offer Blue Light Protection?
If you’re seeking to combat the damaging effects of our hyper-connected world on your skin, we have plenty of options for all skin types that contain Theobroma Cocoa Seed extract.
Apply a daytime protection & hydration lotion to shield your skin from blue light, dirt, makeup, and pollution throughout your day:
- Valnel for normal and combination skin
- Ecran for dry, dehydrated, or sensitive skin
- Special Lotion #22 for oily, combination, or acne-prone skin
Apply a nighttime treatment to help block blue light while you scroll on your device before bed! These lotions and creams also nourish, hydrate, and revitalize while you sleep.
Whether you want your skin to age beautifully, or you’re aiming to future-proof your skin while you’re still young, you should definitely be thinking about the adverse effect of all that time spent in front of screens. Because research into the effects of blue light is relatively new in the skin care world, not all products are formulated with blue light protection, so be sure to seek out the products with ingredients that will give you an extra line of defense!
Shop all of our all-natural, cruelty-free, results-oriented skin care products at shop.christinevalmy.com!
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