Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Skin Effects of visible blue light on the skin?

  • vitalys

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    May 28, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    It sounds like another fear mongering marketing wave. 

  • RedCoast

    Member
    May 28, 2021 at 8:04 pm
    I looked at the data, and blue light isn’t something to worry about for the majority of people. High exposure to blue light can cause slight hyperpigmentation/discoloration problems. IMO, those with recalcitrant melasma and hyperpigmentation problems, and especially those who are photosensitive, should be more cautious with blue light.
    The ingredients that are marketed to fight blue light is just a bunch of fluff. There are numerous apps to help computer users turn down the blue light and the brightness in general.
  • markbroussard

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    May 29, 2021 at 9:32 am

    It’s just marketing hype

  • raiyana

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    May 29, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    hmmm the pandemic forces many people in the world to stay at home, work from home, in front of the screens at least 12 hours every day.

    i’m expecting to see a lot more people with pigmentation issues, particularly on the face area (if they dont use blue light protection skincare products)   :D :D :D

  • emma1985

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    June 15, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Pigmentation from blue light is mostly a concern for deeper skin tones, Fitzpatrick 4 and up.

  • oldperry

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    June 16, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Here’s what the scientists at Beiersdorf had to say.
    https://www.beiersdorf.com/newsroom/press-releases/all-press-releases/2021/05/04-cell-phone-screens-do-not-damage-skin

    Basically…no you don’t have to worry about it.

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