A pandemic and a half year later where just about everything in our life has turned digital, our daily exposure towards blue-light has increased exponentially and our skin may be feeling the negative effects of it. Blue-light, also known as High Energy Visible Light (HEV) is present in visible sunlight and in illumination from digital screens. Due to its longer wavelength, it can cause as much damage to your skin as the sun.
Thus height hours of screen time can be equivalent to 20 minutes of sun exposure.
Even-though your skin won’t visibly burn as it would when exposed to the sun unprotected and it is not known to cause skin cancer, unlike UV light, blue-light nonetheless potentially contributes to skin aging by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the skin.
These ROS, or free radicals, in return, cause oxidative damage within the skin which can cause fine lines and wrinkles and contribute to premature ageing. Furthermore screens that are emitting the blue-light are exceptionally close to our face, so high-frequency blue-light – which can penetrate deeper into the skin than UV-A or UV-B light – will make a difference.
Furthermore, blue-light increases melanin production in a process called melanogenesis, which leads to skin discoloration. For people with sensitive skin or who struggle with hyperpigmentation or melasma, taking preventative measures is thus even more important.
To protect our skin from this potential blue-light damage we are excited to reintroduce our popular CBD Face Cream with an even more powerful formulation that includes Soliberine,a phytobioactive product based on Buddleja officinalis flowers, commonly known as “butterfly bush”, that acts as blue-light filter. In traditional medicine Buddleja, a shrub of the Loganiaceae family, is known for its wound healing, anti-inflammatory anti-allergic, antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Soliberine is counteracting the negative impacts of light radiations on the skin. It delays the ageing onset and slows down the structural and visual appearance of skin photoaging with time through the neutralization of this ROS overproduction induced by light radiations.
By protecting from UV, IR, and HEV radiations and their detrimental effects on skin, Soliberine acts as a global photo-protector and is the perfect addition to our anti-aging formulation.