LIGHT IS MORE COMPLEX THAN YOU THINK: THE TRUTH ABOUT HEV LIGHT
Solar pollution, or light pollution, is emitted by all light sources.The sun is the greatest source of light, and therefore of light pollution.As the light spectrum shows, the sun produces both ultraviolet (UV) light and visible light.UV exposure is known to cause skin damage, including burns, signs of photoaging, and some skin cancers.However, recent research has revealed that visible light has its own dangers.
Visible light is light that can be seen with the naked eye and often comes in colors ranging from long-wavelength red, to blue and violet, to short wavelength.The shorter wavelength blue and violet lights are at the upper end of the energy spectrum, at the edge of the range of higher energy invisible UV light.This particular part of visible light is known as high energy visible (HEV) light.
HEV light accounts for one third of all visible light and is considered harmful to the skin.Also known as blue light, HEV light is problematic for several reasons.First of all, it is emitted by digital screens, such as smartphones, computer screens and LED televisions, and the proximity of users to the light source (compared to the distance that separates us from the sun) worries scientists who fear acute skin damage.Second, HEV light is harmful because it penetrates deeper into the skin than UV light.
Specifically, HEV light causes inflammation and damage to skin cells called melanocytes, cells that produce skin pigment.This damage causes the melanocytes to malfunction and produce age spots and other skin discolorations.This damage is in addition to other signs of photoaging related to HEV light, including wrinkles, sagging, rough texture and dryness.
Fortunately, there are ways to protect the skin from HEV light damage.Just like broad-spectrum sunscreens, which specifically protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays, certain products and ingredients can protect the skin from HEV rays.Two particularly powerful ingredients provide this protection: Chromabright® and winter cherry extract.
Chromabright® is an advanced ingredient that performs multiple functions.First, Chromabright® has been shown to inhibit excessive melanin production, or pigmentation, by blocking the action of an enzyme essential for melanin synthesis.Therefore, HEV light-damaged melanocytes will be deactivated before they produce age spots or other discolorations.Also, this ingredient prevents light damage by absorbing high energy wavelengths.Finally, in-vivo studies have shown that Chromabright® can also lighten already over-pigmented skin by exposure to HEV light.
Several of our products benefit from the exclusive capabilities of Chromabright®.One such product, called the Ultra-Benefits Moisturizer, is a firming and brightening moisturizer.Like Ultra Benefits®, Ultra-Benefits Eye Gel is a hydrating gel specially formulated to illuminate the eye area.Another specific product is the Lip Benefits, which works as an anti-aging lip plumper.
Winter cherry extract is another ingredient that protects against HEV light damage.Known more formally as Withania Somnifera, winter cherry extract is a unique botanical solution to prevent HEV light damage.This ingredient absorbs harmful light before it has a chance to penetrate the surface of the skin.As a result, undamaged melanocytes are left to their normal melanin production, and no unusual pigmentation occurs.
LUKSO NeuroCosmetics offers a product that harnesses the power of winter cherry extract: Ultra Repair Sunscreen SPF 40.It is a broad-spectrum SPF product offering dual protection against UV and HEV.This distinctive moisturizer is specially designed to target vulnerable areas of the body, including arms, hands, neck and chest, to provide protection against harmful HEV rays.
Overall, HEV light poses a serious threat to skin health, thanks to the long, penetrating wavelengths of blue light.However, LUKSO NeuroCosmetics has harnessed the power of two unusual ingredients, Chromabright® and winter cherry extract, to combat these dangers.Presented in a variety of products, these ingredients serve to protect against the signs of photoaging caused by exposure to HEV light, including skin discoloration and age spots.