Do Smartphones Cause Wrinkles?

New research shows that the blue light also known as HEV light emitted from your phone could play a part in premature skin ageing.

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What is HEV Light?

HEV light is short for high energy visible light. It appears blue in colour and is very close to UV light on the electromagnetic spectrum. Thus it is equally as damaging to the skin. You are exposed to it from the sun’s rays and from everyday gadgets like smartphones, laptops and computer screens. This is one of the reasons why wearing SPF all year round is so important.

Protecting Your Skin From HEV Light

The best thing you can do is apply sun protection everyday. Just like with UV rays, HEV light can damage the natural processes of the skin, causing premature ageing to occur.

We recommend wearing both a SPF sunscreen as well as wearing makeup which has SPF in it’s formulation.

Top 5 Favourites

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glo-therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+

A lightweight, oil free moisturiser with SPF 30 to combat dehydrated and dry skin whilst also providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to guard against harmful rays. This is the best moisturiser for oily skin with SPF as it also provides a sheer hint of colour to softly even tone and enhance skin’s radiance without suffocating the skin.

HEV light glo-therapeutics Oil Free SPF 40+ Sunscreen

The sunscreen for oily skin. Provides broad-spectrum protection from the sun’s damaging rays while nourishing hydrators and antioxidants fortify the skin. This oil free moisturiser with SPF contains Hyaluronic Acid to attract and maintain hydration and protect skin against free radical damage. Plus, Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate and Octisalate to provide powerful broad-spectrum protection ageing harmful UVA and UVB rays.

HEV light glo-minerals Protecting Powder 

This dust-on loose powder with an easy-to-carry brush is the ultimate travel friendly mineral powder. Plus, if you want a mineral powder that delivers light coverage and a dewy finish then this is face powder for you. Plus, the 15% Titanium Dioxide in this mineral powder provides ultimate environmental protection.

HEV light Tinted Primer SPF 30

glo-minerals Tinted Primer SPF 30 is the multi-tasking face primer you have always wanted. It has a blend of pure mineral sun protection making it a unique makeup primer with SPF, that can also guarantee you all-day coverage. To get impeccably smooth and flawless-looking wear alone for sheer radiance or use it to prep for flawless foundation. Plus, thanks to its non-comedogenic, oil-free formulation, this mattifying primer is the best primer for acne prone skin.

Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 18

This non-comedogenic foundation is formulated with an exclusive blend of antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract and Octinoxate (5%) to provide broad spectrum UV protection keeping skin healthy and radiant. This really is the best liquid foundation you could get your hands on.

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