BEAUTY | Skin Care

Anti-blue Light Skincare Products to Prevent Skin Damage

A Must-Have for all who’s working all day on Computer
By Vanessa Haber
04 May,2020

Dermatologists insist on applying sunscreen whenever you go out to protect your skin from premature aging, pigmentation and other negative effects of sun exposure, due to ultraviolet radiation -UV Light.

However, being stuck at home because of lockdown, doesn’t mean you are protected from toxic radiations, especially if you spend most of your time on your phone, TV or laptop. Here we are not talking about UV light but blue light.

Yes, blue light, also called HEV (High Energy Visible), emitted by electronic devices can lead to premature skin aging and skin damage, as it increases wrinkles and discoloration of the skin, it also releases free radicals which damages the skin. In addition, blue light affects your eyes, as studies have shown that blue light damages the light-sensitive cells in the retina.

Therefore, if you spend most of your time on your phone, or work continuously on a computer or laptop, your skin must be protected from blue toxic rays using protective creams.


How can we protect the skin from blue light?

It may be difficult to limit the time you spend on a computer or phone, but we can always use protective skincare products. Experts say that not any sunscreen can protect your skin from blue light, but recommend using a sunscreen with iron oxide. Also, the use of products with antioxidants and vitamin C help minimize damage from blue light and repair the skin, says dermatologist Ainah Tan.


So, here are some face creams such as sunscreens, primers, and eye creams that would protect your skin from blue light.


Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF 30

This cream works as a moisturizer and primer for the skin, it contains ingredients strong enough to protect your skin from blue light or HEV.




Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex

This eye cream infused with hyaluronic acid not only moisturizes the under-eye area, but also its heavily concentrated formula protects against blue light exposure.




BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense Radiant Protective Veil

This daily cream contains cocoa extract which protects the skin from the harmful effects of blue light while sugar molecules create an invisible barrier that prohibits carbon particles and heavy metals from adhering to the skin.



Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This sunscreen with SPF 50 protects the skin from all harmful pollutants and rays, including blue light. It unifies the complexion of your skin and prevents pigmentation. Also, with vitamin C your skin will be bright and fresh again.


EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

The best thing about this sunscreen is that it is chemical-free; its light formula protects the skin from UV and HEV light while fighting free radicals to prevent premature aging of the skin.




SisleYouth Anti-Pollution Blue Light Shield

This hydrating formula will help you protect the skin against all types of pollution including digital blue light.




Cover FX Water Cloud Primer

This makeup primer is rich in antioxidant which helps skin defend against environmental pollutants including blue light.