Some of you might notice that there is a growing trend of blue-light-fighting products hitting the skin care world. As we become increasingly attached to our digital devices, the daily exposure to blue light is more than just harming our eyesight. A significant amount of research shows that the blue light emitted both from the sun and electronic devices can also damage our beautiful skin. Therefore, only protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays is no longer enough for our digital life.
meeth’s Skincare Research team uses a science-informed approach to skincare and is well aware of the harmful effects of blue light exposure on the skin. With that in mind, we are committed to searching for new abilities in biotechnology to combat the hazard of blue light. In this article, we share with you our latest findings on blue light-related skin care research.
Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum that has higher energy and shorter wavelengths. Because of its high energy, it has more potential to negatively affect our sleep cycles, hormone production, and skin health. In general, we absorb the most blue light through direct sunlight, but we also get a significant dose from indoor lighting and electronic devices.
There is irrefutable evidence that supports the accumulation of oxidative damage from blue light and its contribution to pigmentation, photoaging, wrinkles, and skin laxity. A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in 2010, showed that exposure to blue light is more damaging to our skin than comparable levels of UVA rays. It produced more visible skin changes, such as brown spots, redness, and swelling. The reason for this effect is that blue light has the ability to penetrate all the way to our dermis, whereas both UVA and UVB light cannot. However, the unprotected exposure to blue light from our screens is cumulative, meaning you might not notice the visible signs of aging right away, but over time you will. Regardless of your age, it’s never too early to shield your skin from blue light-induced aging.
In searching for the cure for diseases, scientists often draw inspiration from the natural world to solve our modern problems. The skin care world is no exception. This time, the Guinness Book of Records holder, Deinococcus sp., and known as the strongest microorganism in the world, stirs our interest. This extraordinary bacteria has survived for more than two billion years under extreme radiation making it the most radiation-resistant lifeform. No wonder it is known as the “Superbug” in the science community.
An astonishing amount of research has proven that Deinococcus sp. is capable of withstanding UV radiation and age-accelerating free radicals due to its special ability to repair DNA damage efficiently. The photoinactivation of Deinococcus sp. captivated skincare experts with its potential for the future development of sunscreen.
Korean-based biotechnology specialist LABIO, has had a breakthrough discovery with a new anti-aging and blue-light protecting ingredient, derived primarily from Deinococcus ferment extract. This maximizes the healing and UV-protecting properties of Deinococcus sp. through microbial fermentation technology.
Proven by extensive clinical trials, this miracle ingredient is an excellent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, anti-blue light and whitening effects. The cumulative absorbance of blue light is two times higher than current industry-standard ingredients, demonstrating a high capability for defending skin from blue light. This is especially crucial as most of us spend hours a day in front of our computer screens, and do not realise the damage this might be doing to our skin. To examine the anti-wrinkle effect, the institution invited 22 female volunteers to try the product. After a one month trial, they found that eye wrinkles reduced by 10% while forehead wrinkles decreased by 22%. The result is groundbreaking and encouraging.
Fascinated by the promising result from LABIO research, meeth carefully integrated this clinically proven ingredient into our multi-function sunscreen, the F Bright UV Base. A makeup base packed with antioxidants, its SPF 44 PA+++ protection and light foundation ensure your skin is fully protected from UVA and UVB rays and blue-light at all times. So don’t wait any longer, try this miracle product here!