With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of the screen, blue light-blocking eyewear has quickly become a work station essential. But have you stopped to consider the effects blue light radiation is having on your skin? Alarming new studies show that exposure to blue light can raise skin inflammation by up to 40%, causing redness, pigmentation issues and loss of collagen. Enter a new slew of all-natural products packed with blue light blasting ingredients designed to protect your complexion from light pollution emitted from laptops, televisions and mobile devices.
ILIA Blue Light Mist 50 ml $38
ILIA Blue Light Mist is packed with marine actives and tara extract, which help to hydrate, firm and protect skin from light pollution, neutralizing harmful free radicals. The addition of mastic helps to refine and tone the skin, while soothing lavender essential oil adds a grounding scent to the formula, reviving skin and senses. Spritz your face with ILIA Blue Light Mist as the last step in your morning routine to protect skin and set makeup.
Fitglow Beauty Day Blue Light Essence Toner 120 ml $59
This daytime mist utilizes plum melanin, niacinamide, agave stem cells and orchid extract to protect skin from environmental pollution and HEV light (high-energy visible light), lock in hydration, improve collagen and reduce hyperpigmentation. Use this mist as a toner, makeup setting spray and as a refreshing hydration boost throughout the day. As an added bonus, the formula comes in a refillable package, minimizing waste.
BYBI Blueberry Booster 15 ml $14.99
Cold-pressed blueberry seed oil is proven to act as a natural shield against blue light, protecting the skin from damage and uneven texture. Oleic fatty acids seal in moisture while beta-carotene improves hyperpigmentation. The formula is vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced, utilizing blueberries that are a by-product of the juicing industry. Add two to three drops of this rich oil to your moisturizer or apply directly to skin.
Recognized by the EWG, this full-spectrum tinted moisturizer utilizes vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection, and peptides to combat the signs of aging. Added melanin blocks blue light and hyaluronic acid seals in moisture levels, while non-nano zinc provides broad-spectrum SPF 30. This vegan, cruelty-free formula comes in six skin-flattering shades and can be purchased in sample size to try before you buy.
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