Murad’s City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer is a favorite among editors for good reason. Its botanical blend derived from sunflower, cucumber and barley nourishes skin’s moisture barrier while you sleep to reverse pollution-related dehydration, restore youthful texture, ward off high-energy visible (HEV) lights and smooth lines and wrinkles.
City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer, $70 at Murad
This vitamin C face serum not only diminishes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration, but it kills environmental aggressors and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation and ozone pollution.
Phloretin CF, $165 at SkinCeuticals
We guarantee this lightweight primer is unlike any other primer you’ve ever experienced. Sure it smooths your skin and preps it for makeup, but it also addresses environmental stress and light-related skin damage, delivering pre-aging as well as anti-aging protection and nourishment. If you aren't sold on primers yet, you are now.
Moonlight Primer, $55 at MAKE
Dr Sebagh Supreme Day Cream's fractionated melanin compound is formulated to shield skin from HEV light, but it takes things one step further. The pearlescent pigments achieve a light-reflective effect, illuminating skin for an instantly glowing complexion.
Supreme Day Cream, $220 at Net-a-Porter
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The same superpowers that are in the coveted Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF 50+ (that's sadly not available in the U.S.) are jam-packed into this eye cream. Tired red eyes (finally) be gone!
Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Eye Cream, $20 at Walgreens
The lutein and iron oxides enhance the protection of this sunscreen, increasing its defense against blue light and infrared radiation. Bonus: It also delivers a subtle peach color-correcting tint that helps brighten skin and boost radiance.
City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++, $65 at DermStore
When most people think of skin damage, UV rays typically come to mind. But did you know that the damaging effects of high-energy visible (HEV) light can be as harmful as the damage caused by UVA and UVB light combined? HEV is a different spectrum of light than what’s emitted by the sun and it includes the light from the screens of technological devices, says Dr. Julie Russak, dermatologist and founder of the Russak Dermatology Clinic.
If you’re not careful, HEV light and infrared (IR) light, commonly known as photo light, can lead to premature aging and skin damage from the blue-violet and invisible light emitted from electronic devices such as tablets, computers and yes, even your smartphone. The good news is that there are products to minimize the damage and, in most cases, prevent it before it happens. And we have a list of a few must-buys you’ll want to try STAT.
Scroll through the gallery to see our favorite products that protect against blue light damage — and remember to use an SPF separately in order to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays for complete protection.
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