You may not have heard of HEV light, or high energy visible light before, but maybe you are more familiar with the term ‘Blue Light’? Whilst a relatively new term used within the skin care market, the concept of blue light is anything but new, but what is it exactly?
Well, in short, it’s one of several colours in the visible light spectrum, with the others being Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Indigo and Violet. Together, these colours combine to give us white light, with blue light making up around 35% of this visible light spectrum. It is also the light that is emitted from devices such as laptops, computer screens, your television and cell phones, and just like UV light, research has shown that blue light can greatly contribute to skin ageing and hyperpigmentation as a form of digital ageing.
Photo-ageing and the risk that comes with UV-exposure are well known, and whilst sun exposure is listed as the primary cause of skin ageing and hyperpigmentation, HEV light exposure is just as harmful. Blue light has been linked to damaged eyesight and research has connected it to retinal deterioration. Late night use of tech devices can also throw out your sleep cycle as it disrupts your body’s natural circadian rhythm, in turn disrupting the production of melatonin hormone. Regular exposure to HEV light has also been shown to contribute towards the formation of inflammation, impaired skin healing, compromised melanogenesis with resultant hyperpigmentation, skin sensitivity and dryness, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, as well as sagging skin. Protecting the skin against the harmful effect of HEV light is therefore a necessary step within any skin care routine, especially with the move towards a more online work environment and the use of devices within our day to day lives.
Antioxidant protection is imperative to counteract skin damage that comes with exposure to both UV and HEV light. DermaFix Ferulic + C + E is a high potency Vitamin C blend working to boost antioxidant protection for up to 72 hours after application. Vitamin C not only provides antioxidant protection but is also vital for the formation of healthy collagen and elastin, assisting in the fight against cellular ageing and damage, as well as providing skin brightening benefits for a hyperpigmented skin. The inclusion of Ferulic Acid works to enhance antioxidant protection, while Vitamin E offers additional barrier restoration support.
Ferulic + C + E
Ferulic + C + E provides the skin with a concentrated dose of Vitamin C + E, which is a proven science. This formulation targets hyperpigmentation often noted during pregnancy. The addition of Ferulic Acid furthermore boosts anti-oxidant functionality, providing essential protection against free-radical attack that leads to skin ageing. The Ferulic + C + E improves a variety of skin care concerns including; acne, hyperpigmentation, ageing and environmentally damaged skin.
In addition to antioxidant protection, using a suitable sunscreen is an absolute daily essential for protection against both UV and HEV light damage. One therefore should seek out a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers effective high protection against the dangers that come with light exposure. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offers approved high protection sunscreen in 4 formulations as follows:
DermaFix DermaShield SPF40 is an oil-free, non-greasy formulation, providing physical protection against harmful light radiation. Low in chemical content, DermaShield SPF40 is ideal across all skin types.
DermaFix DermaShield SPF50 and the provide the benefit of broad-spectrum protection within a water-resistant formulation, protecting your skin against sun and light damage both in and out of the water.
DermaFix BB Cream SPF20 is a lightweight all-in-one formulation that evens out skin tone, provides sun protection, illuminates dull complexion, and creates a flawless finish. It is especially good in providing defence against HEV light caused by cell phones and computers, along with offering high protection against UVA and UVB.
For more information on the above-mentioned products, or for any assistance with the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care brand, contact us directly on 0861282323 or visit our website, www.dermafix.co.za.