RU protecting your skin against HEV RAYS
New Area of Concern for Skin Damage:
High Energy Visible Light and Indoor Protection
High energy visible (HEV) light, also known as near-UV (NUV), is another type of light on which most industry professionals have yet to be educated. New research shows that skin damage caused by HEV light may be as harmful as the damage caused by UVA and UVB light combined.
HEV light is a high frequency light in the violet/blue band with wavelengths from 400 to 500 nanometers in the visible spectrum. It does not generate the immediate erythema or edema reactions triggered by UVB and UVA, but like UVA, HEV light may be another silent, long-term aging wavelength. Understanding HEV light has exposed the harsh reality that we are all exposed to some form of HEV light every day of our life.
Computer monitors, flat screen televisons, mobile phones with flat screens, energy efficient cool white daylight or full spectrum lights, reflective surfaces like snow, concrete, sand, water, and glass or even sitting near car windows, provides constant exposure to the damaging effects of HEV lights.
The harmful effects of HEV light are many: weak barrier function, increased dryness and sensitivity, increase in the number of senescent cells, depressed immunity and suppressed healing, inflammation and redness, wrinkles, skin sagging, and uneven pigmentation.
LiposhieldTM HEV (INCI: Melanin) is the first ingredient designed specifically to shield skin from HEV light. It is not a sunscreen because it only works in the HEV light range, but it can be incorporated into sunscreens in order to cover the light not addressed by ultraviolet filters and reflectors. It can also be incorporated into skin care products, instead of sunscreen ingredients. Inspired by melanin that naturally occurs in the human body where it is released into the skin as a first line of defense against exposure to certain damaging light waves, high energy visible melanin prevents oxidative stress, damage related to an impaired barrier, skin aging due to accelerated cellsenescence and may also prevent uneven pigmentation and age spots.
Other ingredients that can lower the damage caused by HEV light are microfine titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which are capable of reflecting high energy visible light near the top part of the UVA spectrum.
I have been using Elysee YouthSpan Enviro-Shield Tinted Veil for awhile, and I love it! Linda Marshall said on air that she does not even use SPF bc of the protection the Elysee line delivers sans SPF. I wear broad spectrum SPF 35 under or mixed w my Enviro-Shield. I did get one w a bad pump once, but HSN shipped a replacement to me immediately.
This Veil brings you the most innovative ingredient of 2011 for helping to shield the skin from the environmental effects of high energy visible (HEV) light, while allow the positive UV rays through that we need to keep our skin looking younger and healthier.
Great! Something else to have to worry about lol:-) thanks for the info!
On sale for Elysee’s 15th Anniversary!
YouthSpan™ Enviro-Shield Tinted Veil –
Single or AutoShip
$18.00 (was $22.00)
or 4 FlexPays of $4.50
I went Auto-Ship on this one. Good stuff!
Posted in Beauty
06.20.16 2:32 PM