As consumers seek-out innovative and proven products in counteracting premature aging and enhancing skin protection, we are pleased to feature these brilliant efforts in providing new ingredients for fulfilling the present day void in anti-blue light consumer products.
It appears protection from UVA and UVB rays is no longer enough, as emerging research validates that blue light – emitted from the sun and our digital devices – is also harmful to our skin. With individuals checking their phones up to and over 150 times a day, and working adults clocking up to 10 hours of screen time daily, we are getting significantly more blue light exposure in today’s world than what we have had in the past.
Blue Light: An Overview of the Evidence of Damage-Causing Mechanisms in the Skin:
So what is the solution you may ask? Here are some focus ingredients to get you started today.
INCI: Jasminum sambac (Jasmine) leaf cell extract
Protects DNA and reduces damage caused by UV, IR and blue light, and reduces redness by stimulating skin microcirculation. With its dual-level targeted protection, LightWaves Defense [JS+M] enhances the skin’s radiance and youth aspect.
Ask your account manager for the Clinical Studies from Naolys on LightWaves Defense.
INCI: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil* (and) Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (and) Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract (and) Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract
BLUE Oléoactif® is a new anti-pollution and anti-blue light active, extracted through a patented Oléo-éco-extraction process from three varieties of rice: black, red and brown. It is biomimetic, eco-designed, 100% vegetal, locally-sourced, totally safe and COSMOS-certified. Effectively boosts cell repair, and protects DNA and other cellular components of damaging effects induced by urban pollutants and blue light, and it is exceptionally efficient in both preventing and repairing ROS formation and damages induced by these factors.
INCI: Physalis Alkekengi Calyx Extract (and) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Beta-Carotene
Cutting-Edge Technology to Protect the Skin Against the Visible Effects of Blue Light and More
In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the use of computers and in particular the use of portable electronic devices. Both researchers and consumers are starting to become aware of potentially detrimental effects of this increased “screen time” and associated exposure to blue light on facial skin. For those who use electronics to connect, now there is a LONZA® Bioactive Functional called “ScreenLight™ Block,” that provides a powerful defensive shield against the visible skin aging properties of blue light and more.
Key Attributes of Screenlight™ Block Unique ingredients that help to protect skin against.t the visible effects of environmental stress factors:
- Reduces the appearance of dark spots, resulting in skin that appears more evenly toned (based on in vivo clinical data).
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (based on self-perception data).
- Helps prevent increased melanin production from exposure to visible light and pollution (based on ex vivo data).
- Helps to protect skin against the visible effects of light exposure by reducing the negative impact on cellular antioxidant potential (SOD2), elastin, fibrillin, MFAP-4 and MMP-1 (based on ex vivo & in vitro data)
4. BASF Brings The BLock with Ciste’m® and DN-Age®
INCI: Maltodextrin (and) Cistus Monspeliensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract and INCI:
Ciste’M®, a rockrose extract adapted to the arid climate, protects the DNA of skin cells from the effects of UVB exposure and prevents the deleterious effects of blue light. DN-Age®, a candle bush leaf extract, promotes the cell’s youth during sun exposure. It offers comprehensive cellular DNA protection against UVA, UVB, and blue light and helps to promote the skin’s natural DNA repair process. INCI: Maltodextrin (and) Cistus Monspeliensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
Ciste’M® by BASF functions as an anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle agent and anti-inflammatory. It is a vegetal phoenix to rescue urban skin from multi-light exposure. It is an extract of Mediterranean Rockrose adapted to arid climate. Protects the DNA of skin cells from the effects of UVB exposure and prevents premature aging due to pollution. It maintains skin integrity and function as it stimulates the release of ECM1 protein, implicated in skin physiology. It reduces lipid peroxidation due to UVA and air pollution, UV-B induced DNA damage and repair and UV-B induced release of inflammation mediators. Offers free radical scavenging on hair, resurfacing and accelerates skin renewal. Ciste’M® is used in sun protection, after-sun care, and face care applications
DN-Age™ is an extract from the leaves of Cassia alata (the candle tree), which is rich in a specific polyphenol that has been found to protect against the deep effects of UV radiation on the skin. DN-Age™ reduces the photo-induced damages on DNA by preventing UVB-induced damage to nuclear DNA and UVA-induced damage to mitochondrial DNA. In addition, this product was clinically proven to reduce sun-induced fine line formation.
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