A new age of Skin Protection

Posted by ANNIE on 24th Jul 2021

Ever think about how your phone, computer or tablet might actually be harming your skin?

Blue Light (emitted from screens) is becoming a new danger to skin health in our lifetime.

The blue light portion is what emanates from digital devices, such as computers, tablets, flat screen TVs, fluorescent light bulbs, and smartphones. Both UV rays and blue light are bad for your skin and eyes, but the biggest danger from blue light is that it gets up close and personal!

Is Blue Light a Danger to Your Skin?

Evolving research has shown that blue light can be bad for skin. Long-term blue light exposure to concentrated sources of blue light energy can cause skin damage, including colour changes, inflammation, and weakening of the skin’s surface. Simply put, blue light promotes stressors in skin that cause photo-ageing; which is premature ageing from exposure to light.

The Difference Between Blue Light Exposure from UV and Blue Light from Screens

Without question, sunlight is the main source of blue light to which we are exposed; digital devices emit only a fraction of that amount of radiation. A major difference is that our phones are much closer to us than the sun, and this “close-up” exposure matters. In contrast, blue light UV is more diffuse and much further away.

We spend so much time using our devices, holding them close to our face and eyes, it adds up—that’s where health issues arise. Statistics show that millennials check their smartphones 157 times per day, in comparison to older adults, who check their phones only about 30 times per day. That means millennials are at a much higher risk of blue light exposure each and every day.

AHAVA to the rescue!!

Introducing the new Dead Sea Osmoter Supreme Hydration Cream Blue Light DEFENDER!!

(they love a good name at AHAVA!)

An innovative, light-textured cream that provides intense moisture and protection from Blue Light.

The Osmoter™ cream is power-driven by two advanced technologies: the exclusive AHAVA technology based on 3X Osmoter™ Concentrate to boost skin’s hydration and vitality and the new EnergiNius™ complex, a scientifically proven, organic plant-based technology (derived from Indian Ginseng roots) which protects the skin against the harmful effects of blue light emitted from screens.

Light and non greasy - simply apply to clean skin morning and night - followed by your AHAVA moisturiser of choice!

Available in store and online now.