Blue light is buzzy now, but we formulated from the start to protect from it with proven, clean ingredients at effective levels ...not reverse engineered marketing fluff. Here's why!
Dermatologists say that proper protection from HEV/blue light is necessary and important to help prevent inflammation, cell damage and hyperpigmentation that can be driven by our devices.
Let’s face it (ha! bad pun), Zooming and social media on the regular is here to stay -- our screens are undoubtedly the last thing we’ll ever socially distance ourselves from.
Yet, here’s the thing— most of us may not be giving the negative effects of the blue light overload an additional thought. Until we started our company, we weren’t either. While we may be letting our skin breathe while living that work- or school-from-home life, we shouldn't be going a day without SPF. Yes, even indoors.
But how does HEV/blue light disrupt?
The visible light spectrum is divided into various colors and wavelengths. Blue light has a particularly high energy and has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and has been linked to inflammation, photo-aging and hyperpigmentation according to a 2010 study by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
And, while it's also found within the sunlight spectrum, our exposure to HEV/blue light digitally from our phones, computers and tablets can be disruptive because of the closer distance between our devices to our skin and the number of hours a day we’re spending in front of them. That's been quite a lot recently, right? It matters because this light has been shown to generate free radicals which can damage skin cells and break down our skin's barrier + support system: collagen and elastin.
Chemical SPF alone doesn't shield against HEV light
"Chemical SPF alone doesn’t shield against HEV light. You need a physical blocker like zinc sunscreen to reflect light away from the skin – and as an extra bonus, using one with potent anti-oxidants that can help address free radicals from blue light and the environment," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, in a recent interview.
Blue light has never been more of a factor in skin health than it is now, but we’ve had that covered from the start. When we began formulating our line, we designed our proprietary active blends with the idea that the best defense starts from within and that sun isn’t the only factor that disrupts skin health and wellness. Other external factors like blue light, pollution and a disrupted microbiome can cause unwanted premature aging, sensitization and a weakened skin barrier. That inflammation can also disrupt the skin’s moisture barrier, leading to dryness, irritation and interfering with its ability to protect, rejuvenate and heal.
No guesswork. No. B.S. Just skin loving actives.
We’re taking the guesswork out – ALL of our SPF products protect against UVA, UVB and HEV/Blue Light, plus they offer added skincare level benefits like helping to balance the skin microbiome and brighten and plump with a marriage of botanicals, adaptogens and clean beauty science. Think of it as an extension of your skincare regimen with efficacious actives that compliment your favorite supercharged serums and masks.
Consider how much blue light impacts your sleep, you don’t want it doing the same thing to your skin, right? Solara is a one-minute beauty hack for full spectrum defense.