Could Your Phone Be Damaging Your Skin?

When I was a beauty intern, my supervisor told me that it’s important to wear SPF indoors, because your skin is still the victim of harmful UV rays emitted by fluorescent bulbs as well as the sunshine that pierces through the window, leading to potential skin damage and pre-mature aging. So, every day I religiously put on my SPF enriched moisturizer to protect my skin. But, I recently just found out that there’s one other ray of light that could be harmful, high-energy visible light (HEV), which is released from smartphones, computers and even the TV, which sunscreen can’t protect against. But, fear not, as a new crop of products are slowly emerging to address this issue.

How to find products to protect your skin: Look for ingredients such as melanin, but make sure the product specifically states that it will shield your skin from HEV light. Liposhield is another ingredient that combats HEV light, and was derived from melanin.

Make Beauty Moonlight Primer – Leading the pack, this gender-neutral hydrating gel-cream moisturizes, primes and mattifies skin, while also protecting against artificial light from tablets, smartphones, laptops and iPads as well as urban pollution.

Moonlight Primer, $55
Moonlight Primer, $55

ZO skin Health Oclipse® Smart Tone SPF 50 – This broad-spectrum sunscreen contains SPF 50 and also acts as a sheer tinted primer, designed to match any skin tone. As an added bonus, it contains fractionated melanin to provide additional protection against high-energy visible (HEV) light.

Oclipse® Smart Tone SPF 50, $70
Oclipse® Smart Tone SPF 50, $70

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful™ Sunshield Superfluid™ SPF50+ – This product features a sun-damage-blocking Liposhield HEV Melanin, and sunlight-activated technology that releases antioxidants to protect against oxidative stress and free radicals.

Make Yourself Youthful™ Sunshield Superfluid™ SPF50+, £15.00 / €17.55
Make Yourself Youthful™
Sunshield Superfluid™ SPF50+, £15.00 / €17.55

Skin by Marywynn’s new Total Age Corrector – According to the company’s website, this product contains Liposhield and is designed to shield the skin from HEV light and free-radicals generated by HEV light.

Skin by Marywynn Total Age Corrector, $95

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