Not to alarm you but we are surrounded by blue light for most part of the day (and as well as night if you are someone who is perpetually in front of a screen). Yes it’s true, never before have humans been more exposed to it than the present times. Sunlight, digital screens, fluorescent and LED lighting all emit it. While some mineral sunscreens formulated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (since they are generally used together) can mitigate the oxidative skin damage done by blue light to some extent, most sunscreens only protect from the ultraviolet (UV) rays and fail to defend against it.
So investing in an effective gel or crème in your skincare routine is a wise investment indeed, as the blue light is known to penetrate deeper into the epidermis than the UVA/UVB rays. Causing similar skin destruction, blue light exposure can lead to redness, dryness, and skin ageing, with symptoms like pigmentation issues, fine lines, and wrinkles. So, here are a few skincare solutions we have picked out for you to help safeguard your skin from this blue villain and keep it looking and feeling its best.
For Optimal Skincare: Charlotte Tilbury Charlottes Magic Cream Light SPF 20 PA++
Enriched with antioxidants like Marrubium vulgare extract and Vitamin E, this two-in-one cream and sunscreen formula helps curtail signs of skin ageing with the help of Replexium™, a fusion of two patented peptides that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Promising up to 24 hours of hydration, it makes your skin look brighter and youthful. Perfect for summer and even warm climate, it offers triple blue light protection, pollution, and UVA/UVB rays with SPF20.
For Night Care: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
Formulated with their patented ChronoluxCB Technology that boosts skin repair, this luxe eye crème is the answer to all your eye issues. Packed with antioxidants, it keeps puffiness, dullness, fine lines, and dark circles at bay. Silky and feather-light, it contains the goodness of caffeine along with algae, apple, watermelon, and chamomile extracts.
For Orbital Sun Protection: Supergoop! Bright-Eyed SPF 40 Mineral Eye Cream
If you thought there are no sunscreens specific for the eye area, think again. With its SPF 40 formula that contains non-nano zinc oxide, this rich yet blendable daytime cream delivers thorough protection from sun’s harsh ultraviolet and infrared rays, as well as blue light. Fast absorbing, its illuminating pink tint helps revive exhausted eyes. Cruelty-free and does not contain any toxins like parabens, oxybenzone, or octinoxate.
For Fighting Dark Circles: Perenne Replenishing Under Eye Repair Gel Cream
This unique formula specialises in curtailing digital skin ageing with a blend of red algae derivatives and Vitamin E, which brighten, deflate under eye bags, and combat even the toughest dark circles. Hypoallergenic and ophthalmologist-tested, it also contains hyaluronic acid, which keeps skin tight with moisture. Lending your eyes a youthful and rejuvenated appearance, the carotenoids from carrot seed oil and root extract in this lightweight gel crème shield the orbital region from blue light efficiently.
For Daily Skin Hydration: The Pink Foundry Daily Moisturiser with Blue Light Protection
Designed as an indoor defence moisturiser, it promises to fortify your skin’s lipid barrier and arrest signs of premature skin ageing. Containing Elecampane extract that protects skin from deep within and mandarin peel extract, which restores its natural glow, this vegetarian moisturiser eases oxidative stress and is suitable for all skin types. Cruelty-free and hypoallergenic, it leaves skin nourished and plump with hydration, without clogging pores.