Can Bluelight from Devices Damage your Skin?

Learn more about Blue Light and your Skin on the blog.

It goes without saying (and we’ll remind you until the end of time) that sunscreen is a priority when it comes to protecting your skin from damaging UV rays.

But here’s a bolt from the blue—literally. Now you have to think twice before using a device—like that smartphone, computer or tablet that you’re probably reading this post on.

Here’s what we know. Scientists and dermatologists have recently discovered that many of the electronics you likely use every. single. day. emit a damaging blue light that can lead to changes in your skin cells, resulting in premature aging, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and melasma.

The facts of (blue) light:  

  • Exposure, even as short as 60 minutes, can trigger cell changes
  • Most Americans spend more than 11 hours per day (really!) using digital media for both work and pleasure 
  • Millennials check their phones (on average) 150 times a day 
  • One study suggested that swelling, redness, and pigment changes are more prevalent in people with darker skin  
  • Using mineral-based SPF to block blue light is imperative. While chemical-based sunscreens can be effective when protecting you from the sun’s UV rays, they don’t do a great job at blocking blue light baddies.

Time To Block The Blues

Our 100% mineral SPF protection to the rescue:

Mineral Crème SPF 50

A silky-smooth formula that feels like cashmere on your skin. Not only does it provide broad-spectrum protection, it also leaves a true matte finish that gives your complexion an even natural look. Naturally derived zinc oxide helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer, while Vitamin C and natural antioxidants fight sun and free radical damage.

Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30

A silky, luxurious mineral formula that provides broad-spectrum protection, blends effortlessly into all skin tones and leaves you with a smooth, filter-like finish. Infused with powerful antioxidants + skin smoothing ingredients like Vitamins C and E, green tea, cranberry fruit and pomegranates for a youthful healthy-looking glow.

Solar Stick SPF 40

On-the-go must-have that glides on flawlessly (without any white residue) to deliver powerful mineral (SPF 40) protection. Perfect for backpacks, gym bags or handbags, this lightweight essential is water resistant up to 80 minutes and gentle enough for the whole family—even kids 6 months and older. 

Tinted Solar Stick SPF 40

A lightweight, easy-to-apply lightly tinted Mineral SPF 40 stick for anyone on-the-go. Convenient and portable it can be used on lips, cheeks, nose, forehead, ears, shoulders…in fact, anywhere harmful light could hit. This powerful sheer tinted shield blends seamlessly with all skin tones to leave a flawless matte finish.

Power up your skins barrier of protection, before powering up youre your device.