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3 Common Bad Skincare Habits

3 Common Bad Skincare Habits

As intuitive as it may sound, here are the 3 most common skincare habits we want to ditch in the Year of the Rabbit! <img draggable=“I’m indoors, it’s not sunny. Besides, sunscreen will worsen my acne…”
These are the most cited reasons we get. 90% of skin damage happens due to over-exposure to harmful ultraviolet or UV rays. Pigmentation, once formed, can take months or years to clear with aesthetic treatments, if at all. Prevention is the best way to avoid formation of pigmentation. Use a broad spectrum with an oil-free formulation (even when it looks cloudy) and use AMPLE amounts of it. Remember, a pea size amount of sunscreen is going to give you just that same amount of protection (that’s right – pea-sized).

Sunscreens only worsen your blemished complexion if you fail to choose a correct one that matches your skin type. Read your labels carefully and go for a broad spectrum sunscreen with an oil-free formulation that doesn’t clog up your pores.

Excessive use of pore strips can dry skin out and invariably produce more sebum. When removing dried pore strips, the pulling motion and extraction can cause inflammation — especially for sensitive skin. There are much better ways to decongest & detox your skin.

To tackle clogged pores, opt for hydrafracials, a deep cleansing facial or safe exfoliants like Flash 10 Botanical Cleanser, Heritage Mask or Phyto Mask and the “king of balancing serums” in Beauty Drops 3 to keep skin breathing freely.

A common misnomer is that acne breakout equates to oily skin. We see clients experiment with all kinds of harsh products to try to keep skin balanced (skipping a moisturizer/serum/cream comes up tops!). This can result in more damage than good. Ironically, the more you “starve” skin of its needed sebum, the more it will produce to compensate for the lack of it; creating this vicious cycle of imbalance.

Get your skin determined by a professional doctor or experienced therapist from a reputable spa. A proper analysis/ assessment of what your skin needs is crucial in determining what products you should be using or avoiding, to help realize the full potential of your skin, and bring it to the best condition that it can possibly be.

What is Skin Cycling?

Many in the beauty community are self-professed #SkincareJunkies. However, it may not always a good thing when we “stress” our skin repeatedly. Therein lies that beautiful concept everyone should adopt – #SkinCycling.

Taking the concept of “what goes up must come down” in that perfect universe we call “balance”; the same applies to our skin. We “push” the skin on days when we incorporate more exfoliation and skin renewal and let it “rest” on others.

As long as we are “up” by way of exfoliants or retinols, I’ll make sure the skin is stable and can manage the push.

Here’s how it works.

Day 1: Exfoliants
Here are my top picks:
– Future Floral Lotion No. 2 and Oumere No. 9 lotions are incredibly gentle on skin and hydrating.
– Auteur Definitive Enzyme Cleanser is a good alternative for those who cannot take acids, as enzymes also do the exfoliation minus the irritation.
– Heritage Mask which is an incredible option for gentle exfoliation with added botanicals to soothe skin.

Day 2: Retinols
To enhance the cell turnover after, include a Retinol like AlphaRet Overnight Intensive Cream for night use and perhaps a Vitamin C serum like Pietro Simone’s Dewy Reboot for day use.

Days 3 & 4: Hydration
Focus on replenishing hydration, healing, reducing inflammation and strengthening. The likes of Hyalogy P-effect Refining Lotion, Future Soft Treatment Gel, Pietro Simone Rescue Recovery Repair and Future Beauty Drops will deliver hyaluronic acid, ceramides, silk amino acids and peptides to the skin to cradle her in an oasis of calm.

Personally, I do a mild exfoliation once a day (from one listed in my “Top Exfoliants”), alternate the use of Day 2 Retinol/ Vitamin Cs and pretty much, always include a replenishing product in the routine. This has served me well. Everyone’s skin is different so I urge you to tweak the routine to suit you.

Remember, skin is MORE than a “type”; it’s a “state” that requires adaptability ♥️

xoxo,
Serene

P.S. Check out the reel below to learn more about Skin Cycling!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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How to Spring Clean Your Skincare Regime

More than a myth, the tradition of the CNY Spring Cleaning is one I grew up with. We Chinese believe that the act of spring cleaning before the new year sweeps away the previous year’s bad luck and prepares the home for wonderful things ahead in the new year. Over the weekend, my nesting tendencies were calling out to me to do a hard reset of my bountiful skincare products.

I may be no Marie Kondo but hoping these personal tips I live by also helps you re-organize your beauty gems, ditch out our half-finished products and look forward to more glowing skin! 

1. Check the product for the Period After Opening (PAO) symbol. This gives you a clue as to how long the product lasts after opening. “12M” means you should throw out a product after 12 months of opening.

2. Check the product expiry date. Even for unopened products, adhere to this to ensure product’s freshness.

3. Check if the color, texture and scent is still “right”. If it looks “off” (e.g. cream has separated), it’s best to use it for the body or ditch it, EVEN if it’s still within the period of opening.

4. Check for half-opened samples and discard them!

5. Use an anti-bacterial wet wipe or alcohol wipe to clean the bottle opening. 

6. Ditch products. As hard as it may be, if it has been sitting on your vanity top for months, you are NOT going to use it. 🙂

7. Segregate not by brand but by function. I have my CLEANSERS, LOTIONS, SERUMS, CREAMS, MASKS and 2 last buckets for products which I use much less of – this allows me to quickly know which bucket to pick out the product!

P.S. Check out the reel below to see my spring cleaning situation!
xoxo, Serene

 
 
 
 
 
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Skincare changes during fertility treatments

At Freia Aesthetics, we take pride in journeying with our customers through different life seasons, be it pre-teen, teens, marriage, trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and so on. This article shines the spotlight on skin changes for those who are trying to conceive and undergoing fertility treatments.

My personal journey

When I met my husband Harold, we were both 36. We got married at 37 and started trying to conceive right away even though skepticism filled my heart & rightly so – because month after month, nothing happened. To our surprise, we discovered that we were both Thalassemia minors (as some of you may know, Thal is a generic blood disorder that does not affect our lives per se, but you put 2 Thal minors together, we have a 25% chance of having a Thal major child, which means a lifetime commitment to blood transfusions.

My hubby is a doctor so he knew what this meant. Natural conception was out so we embarked on IVF, but with the added challenge that all our embryos needed to undergo pre-genetic screening (or PGS) for Thalassemia. To do PGS in itself is a highly challenging & difficult process and we were grateful to be under the amazing care of Dr Loh SF and Dr Baliji from Thomson Fertility. 

It was heartbreaking to see “perfect” looking embryos/ blastocysts not being able to be transferred to me because they were Thal major. Our fresh cycles never quite worked – I attribute it to the way my eggs are stimulated. Basically I had too many eggs when I just needed some really good ones. Thankfully, on both frozen cycles, we were successful. Through the grace and provision of God, the support of many IVF warriors and the love from great friends, both babies were carried to full term of 39 weeks, and born healthy and beautiful.

From the start, I’ve been open about my long journey with friends, clients and family, in the hope of lending support to as many women as possible.

Why & how do fertility treatments affect our skin?

During fertility treatments, stress and medication play a huge part and unfortunately, these show up on our skin.

Stress: No one can truly empathize with the amount of stress our bodies and mental beings undergo during fertility treatments, unless you have walked that road yourself. The excitement of hope that builds up before egg retrieval, followed by the agonizing two-week wait when we are told to relax but Google every symptom possible. Then comes the big reveal on the HCG levels. The rising stress levels can be insidious or obvious – but the reality is, we all get it – one way or the other.

Hormones: During every fertility cycle, our bodies are pumped up with so much estrogen pre-egg retrieval & progesterone supports post-transfer to support the pregnancy. If the cycle was successful, you get all the pregnancy-related symptoms and for most of us, we are kept on these medications for weeks after to support the growing fetus. If the cycle does not work out, medication is ceased within a day or two & one’s body is left to cope with the (sudden) steep falling hormone levels.

Even with one factor at play, it can already create havoc on our skin; let alone the forces of both. When this sort of fluctuation happens, our hormones go haywire and it is this imbalance that manifests in skin changes. One may experience oilier skin, acne, dry, sensitive, irritated,  stressed skin or pigmentation / skin discoloration. Think of your usual PMS symptoms but everything is elevated and taken a few notches up.

What can we do when fertility treatments affect our skin?

  1. Stay calm. Know that whatever skin woes you may get during fertility treatments, “This too, shall pass”. Stress exacerbates everything.
  2. Learn to read your skin. Identify your skin warriors – have a few key products on hand to treat various skin changes that you can expect.
  3. Don’t do anything too harsh (treatment-wise) or that you are uncomfortable with. A common question I get is whether lasers are safe during pregnancy: avoid ablative lasers which can potentially “burn” the skin & cause an open wound or cause pain and invariably stress to the baby. Go with very gentle lasers – probably something like the Dual Yellow Laser which helps rejuvenate & soothe skin, without the use of any numbing cream. But it boils down to what you feel is acceptable – especially during the first trimester (i.e. two-week wait included).    
  4. Avoid experimenting with new products or treatments. Be it during the fertility cycle or pregnancy, this is not the time to experiment with products or new treatments that can cause undue stress to the baby. Keep to your army of skin stabilizers. As tempting as some “stronger” ingredients may be, practice caution when using skincare or treatments. I used to tell myself and others that during the cycle, treat yourself as if you are already pregnant.
  5. Avoid these ingredients
    High concentrations of glycolic acid (over 7%)
    – Salicylic acid (over 2%)
    – Retinol or Retin A (tretinoin) products as these could result in some birth defects. Retin A products are essentially 20 times stronger than retinol as they have the ability to penetrate deeper and more quickly into the skin.
    – Hydroquinone is another ingredient used to treat pigmentation and melasma but one to stop before trying to conceive. 
    Opt for treatments and skincare with ingredients that are more botanical but still deliver results.

How can we treat skin changes during fertility treatments?

Acne: At our medi spas, we have successfully put clients on a regime of Beauty Drops No. 3, Phyto Mask 2, Heritage Mask, Soft Treatment Gel from Future Cosmetics. These contain all botanical extracts and are safe and effective in dealing with skin nasties. Look out for ingredients like Silk Amino Acids, Centella Asiatica, Chamomile, Arnica Montana which help rebalance, soothe and calm the skin. 

Opt for balancing facials like the Clear Skin Facial which uses local dynamic massage ultrasound waves to heal connective skin tissue & reduce inflammation. Hydrafacial is another good option but we would tweak it to be pregnancy-safe. Also, facials which incorporate the use of a medical grade LED light (specially Blue and Yellow) would be helpful. Visible blue light eliminates acne bacteria while yellow soothes and calms skin. 

Dry, Irritated Skin: When skin is intolerant, inflammed or stressed (atopic dermatitis), it may manifest in allergic spots resulting in bumpy skin texture. Focus on healing the skin and reducing inflammation. Adopt the ‘Less is More’ philosophy. Product-wise, Beauty Drops No. 1, Rescue Recovery & Repair, Serums and Soft Treatment Gel works well for many clients. Arnica Montana and Centella Asiatica help to relieve itch, discomfort and soothe skin.

When it comes to facials, those that incorporate Yellow LED light can help to soothe and calm skin. 

Dehydrated Skin: Focus on increasing the water content in our skin. Beauty Drops No. 2 works very well being layered onto skin to provide instant relief to skin. Layered under and over your moisturiser, skin will look less “parched” and “leathery”.  

Choose facials that replenish the lost water content in our skin. Any of our oxygen facials or Dewy Skin Facial would be good to restore the plumpness in skin.

Pigmentation: Look out for melanin blockers that are more natural. Brightening Touch Serum has botanical extracts like Hypoxis Rooperi, Licorice and Boerhaavia Diffusais that offer a slow release of active ingredients to provide brightening results. Treatments such as yellow laser, yellow LED or Luminosity facials will be helpful in treating pigmentation. 

Click here to watch the full Instagram Live session featuring Freia Aesthetics x Fertility Support Group covering skin changes during fertility treatments.

If you would like a more tailored consultation on selection of products, feel free to reach out to us via WhatsApp at 91091574.

Our New Forlle’d Facials Will Show Fatigued Skin The Door

Photo: Photo by ROCKETMANN TEAM from Pexels

Forlle’d is one of the most exciting beauty brands that we’ve introduced to our fans this year. Hailing from Japan, Forlle’d taps on state-of-the-art patented technology to create formulations that boast a unique delivery system.

It is famous for its innovative Nano-Delivery System. It consists of a complex of patented low molecular weight hyaluronic acid with ionised minerals that helps transport active ingredients non-invasively to all layers of the skin. The best part? It doesn’t disturb our skin’s integrity. At the same time, Forlle’d products help to deeply moisturise and enhance our skin’s natural regeneration process and immunity.

Here at Freia, we’re so thrilled to introduce two new Forlle’d facials that will shoo away listless skin and minimise any visible signs of ageing. Find out more about them by clicking the links below:

Good news: Check out these specials!

To celebrate the launch of these new facials, we’re having the following promotions*:

*Terms and conditions apply. Valid till 30 November 2021. Please call us at 6734 3219 or 6258 0233 to book your appointment today.

Are Your Eye Care Products Giving You Milia Seeds?

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The dreaded milia… Yes, the harmless keratin-filled cysts that form just under the skin, turning into tiny bumps. If you get them easily around the delicate area, it’s about time to review your eye products. Are they overly rich in texture? Do they penetrate effectively into the skin?

You see, unlike the rest of the face, the eye area has no oil glands so it can get naturally dehydrated. Blood circulation is not optimal either, so nature needs a bit of help in this department.

Choose eye care products that dramatically improve circulation, deliver much-needed hydration while plumping up the skin without adding to puffiness. Two perfect examples of multi-faceted eye solutions that check these boxes are:

1. Auteur Definitive Eye Cream

Photo: Instagram / Auteur

It does everything we desire an eye product to deliver: Reduction of dark circles, puffiness, tauter, firmer skin with visibly less fine lines. Yes, all of those effects in one formulation. ⁠ ⁠

Apart from high powered actives to stimulate circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, peptides to give a botox-like effect, and growth factors, one key reason why this product trumps MANY eye creams is the thoughtful delivery system. It increases the stability of actives and the bioavailability (i.e. its penetration rate) of peptides by a whopping 90 times! 

This limits the formation of primary milia while keeping to its promise of younger, brighter eyes!

Get it here.

2. Oumere The Eye Serum

Photo: Instagram / Oumere

This serum also does everything from reducing dark circles and puffiness to boosting hydration. An amazing eye product that penetrates instantly yet moisturises 24/7. 

Due to Oumere’s minimal water content in its collection and high concentration of active ingredients, if you feel a tingling sensation, go ahead and dilute with distilled water before use. Say hello to brighter, fresher and youthful-looking eyes. 

Pro-tip: Both can be used in the AM and PM. But if puffy eyes are a concern, skip the cream for night and stick to serums.

Get it here.

Making a Collagen Comeback

"But you look just perfect" are words I hear from friends, clients, family BUT when I look at photos (note: not selfies - in a strange way, selfies tend to make you look better even without filters!), I know. Once high, lifted cheekbones, while structurally still there, start to show glimpses of sagginess. Jowls look and feel heavier; my once V face looks more inverted than before. After all, I'm 45 and age does show up - don't get me wrong, I think ageing is a beauty in itself but I have to admit, I'll still want to look the best version of my age. But who are we kidding if we think the best and most expensive skincare will reverse this? I LOVE my skincare but I know its limitations - unlike achieving that glowy, glass like finish, sagging skin is one of those challenging conditions to treat. After all, we are dealing with the brutal forces of gravity. 

One of my most memorable treatments I've had to date that adequately addresses this concern is Ulthera or Ultherapy.

What is Ulthera?

Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that relies on ultrasound therapy to go deeper than other non-invasive treatments for collagen stimulation. It is the only Ultrasonic lifting device with a direct visualization function so the operator can see at which level of the skin & exactly where the energy hits. "Personally I ALWAYS use the screen and look at it with each shot fired. I’m making sure there’s a good image which coincides with good transducer placement for effective delivery of energy and minimise risk of accidental burns" Dr Toby Hui, Freia Medical. Results improve progressively over time - giving a whole meaning to the hashtag #itjustgetsbetter .

The battle between Ulthera & "generic" HIFU machines

My alliance is clear - Ulthera. For the simple reason that it WORKS. I've done Ulthera twice in the past - the first during a demo session - and honestly, the results were very mediocre and I was wondering what the hype was about. The second in Dec 2018 by Dr Toby - and boy, was I wowed. I could tell the instant results of skin tightness and firming and which progressively got better over the year (clearly, physician skill, expertise and the number of shots given DO matter). A few months ago, we considered getting a HIFU machine - with a better price point for clients, we felt we needed to know how the results stacked up and if the treatment would be "worth it". Both machines were sadly underwhelming - I hardly saw results - instantly or after. Jowls were still saggy months later. Ulthera uses micro-focused ultrasound to generate a more uniform and sustained heating / thermal effect under the skin; thereby giving that more pronounced "instant lift" and better eventual outcome. These attributes make it superior to HIFU (which uses high intensity focused ultrasound and does not go as "deep" to give the same "jump-start" for our body to create fresh, new collagen. In short, HIFU is a "better version" of a facial but is more for maintenance and probably more suited for people with minimal sagging. At 45, I think I need more help 😉 Anyone looking for more sustainable effects should consider Ulthera instead. My latest Ulthera done barely a month back was short of amazing - & seeing the results, it is clear why I love this treatment - as quickly as a few days after, jowls have reduced; skin is tauter, firmer. So, no, I've decided to do justice to my clients and not purchase either HIFU machines. 

Is it painful?

Honestly, no pain, no gain. The Ulthera "discomfort" is a unique one - it's not shocking, stabbing pain but more pronounced on "bony" areas like the jawbones and feels like a "current" going to your bone. The more fleshy areas like cheeks etc were comfortable. Put on some airpods and listen to some music or a podcast - it's wonderful how our mind distracts us. This reduced my discomfort factor from a usual 7/10 to a 4/10!

In short, I would do Ulthera all over again as it still targets sagging skin the best... in a heartbeat. Here's to ageing gracefully and looking the best version of your age 🙂 xoxo

Maskne – the New Acne?

2020: We slept in one world and woke up in another. A world where COVID-19, lock-downs, circuit breakers, curfews and of course, wearing of face masks when we go out for a walk, buy groceries or run important errands is the new normal. Inevitably, many of us find ourselves dealing with a host of skin issues. Common ones include itchiness, redness, inflammation, rashes and acne breakouts.

Who’s more pre-disposed to getting Maskne? Those of us with oily and acne prone skin or irritable, intolerant skin.

Why does Maskne occur?

When worn correctly, effective protection with a surgical face mask creates a naturally moist, hot environment over the covered skin as your breathing is being trapped. Over the span of a few hours, this occlusion leads to a build up of sweat and oil on the skin under the mask, creating that perfect petri dish for acne bacteria to grow and thrive.

This condition is known as Acne Mechanica – which is skin irritation formed by excess pressure, heat & constant rubbing against the skin. Though commonly seen in athletes who perspire a lot or those wearing chin straps, we now see a rise in acne in the lower half of the face; which corresponds to where the face mask is worn over the skin.

Skin woes don’t just manifest in the form of pimples; another common problem comes, shows up in red (or clear) bumps which may be followed by itchiness; something we term as Contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis.

Either way, the annoyance is real.

10 Tips on How To Prevent and Manage Maskne
  1. Cleanse and moisturise your face before and after wearing a face mask.
  2. If your skin is reactive or gets sensitive easily, bring an extra clean mask – change this mid day. If you have a facial, good practice to use a clean mask after! Change your mask daily at least. Wear a cloth / silk mask instead of the disposable ones if your skin is reactive and acne prone.
  3. Incorporate products with these ingredients: Retinols, AHA, Salicylic acid. These accelerate cellular turnover, reduce clogged pores, congested skin, eliminate blackheads & whiteheads. For those with oily skin, start the routine right with proper cleansing. My pick would be SkinBetter’s Oxygen Infusion Wash – contains Salicylic acid which loosens up a clog, is incredibly light weight, removes excess oil, dead cells, is non-drying and leaves a beautiful radiance on skin. Add in exfoliants like AHA and Retinols. The AlphaRet Overnight Cream from SBS works gently but potently to exfoliate skin and prevent congestion.
  4. Moisturise – a cardinal rule and often missed out in skin routines. The logic is simple – our body is made up of 60-70% water and our skin caters for 60-70% of that water content. Which shows the simple fact that water is crucial to good skin health. The more we deprive skin of its needed hydration, it is going to over-compensate by producing more sebum on the surface. So what you end up with is an oily surface but a parched dermis – a vicious cycle that needs to be broken to restore skin balance. Apply a lightweight moisturizer comfortable for the day – my pick: The ultra light yet hydrating Hydration Boosting Cream from SBS.
  5. Masking – one of the best things I’ve found in maintaining good skin is sensible daily masking. Choose your masques wisely and understand what they do. Make the masking sessions count by treating your skin according to what it needs. Wash off within the stipulated time frame. Spot mask appropriately – so if you break out in the lower half of the face, use a purifying, balancing mask to treat the area and another hydrating mask to treat the rest of the face. While using the hydrating mask on the whole face is not going to harm the skin, neither is it going to do anything to draw out the acne.
  6. Invest in a good, solid anti-blemish routine – wearing face mask is a new normal so you want to decisively treat skin woes as they arise. Add to that hormonal acne that inflicts many of us, having a stable anti-blemish routine that you can whip out every month will go a long way.
  7. Go light on make up – if you’re still using makeup, shift your application to only what's above eye level, as any potentially irritating or pore-clogging ingredients especially heavy foundation and concealer should be avoided under the mask-covered skin.
  8. Get a good deep cleansing facial regularly or a medical grade LED light therapy – the ones I love are the Hydrafacial which deeply cleans without stripping skin of its needed hydration. If sensitive skin is in the mix, then we add on a soothing & healing oxygen infusion. LED light therapy can also be super helpful – we use a mixture of blue light for anti-bacterial and yellow for healing & reducing redness.
  9. Don’t take matters into your own hands – mechanical picking on your skin can do more harm than good. Unless your pustule forms into that pointed white head where a little nudge will remove the entire pus, no one should be picking at their pimples. It gives that instant gratification but also leaves you to deal with a scar in the weeks and months ahead. It can also lead to infection, redness, boils, inflammation – signs that you should quickly see your doctor to get onto a course of oral medication or injection to reduce inflammation.
  10. Spot treat your pimples – be decisive and strategic of what you use to spot treat the developing pimple. Aim to draw it out to maturity rather than curtailing its development, which means it will surface in the next month.

3 GOLDEN RULES 

KEEP IT CLEAN. SPOT TREAT. MOISTURISE.

Extractions – Good or Bad

When skin is clogged up with excess sebum, impurities, whatever you try slathering on is pretty much futile. The main culprits are Blackheads and Whiteheads – a blocked pore that stays open forms a blackhead. If a blocked pore closes, a whitehead, or closed comedones will develop. Depending on the extent of congestion, we often times have to do a manual extraction. Done properly in skilled hands, extractions clear out clogged and obstructed pores. A good extraction involves one swift motion to unclog the pore – whether by hand or using sterile instruments. There should not be constant plodding or multiple attempts to extract.

In the case of pimples, extractions should only be done when the pimple is sufficiently “ripe”, ideally when they develop a “head”. If it is too early in its development phase, best to leave it as is and allow it to run its course. Picking at it will aggravate the condition and pushes the oils and sebum deeper into skin. Nothing like clear, smooth skin that has been de-congested, unclogged, purified. Only then can one experience the true benefits of the serums and creams that go on after. The fear of manual extractions arise from certain notions that inexperienced prodding of skin causes more trauma and in turn greater “purging” of toxins and inflammation, which can result in nasty, red cystic acne or a boil.

Treating freshly extracted skin with a session of medical grade LED Lights (415nm Blue light) will go a long way in delivering superior anti-bacterial properties and subsiding active acne. Yellow Light follows to intensively calm skin, prevent unwanted redness and significantly reduce inflammation. The lights we use have 1800 durable, hi quality LEDs to deliver powerful, consistent energies to stimulate natural biological repair mechanisms.

The Truth About Blue Light

It’s common knowledge that sun protection is important. But do we know enough about the types of sun rays which are harmful for our eyes and specifically for our skin? We often see sunscreens which promise high SPF protection from UVA and UVB but is that enough? Doctors and scientists are now concluding that if we are serious about preventing photo-ageing, hyper-pigmentation, inflammation, we need to consider the effect of blue light (emitted from the sun AND digital devices like our mobile phones, tablets, TVs, LED lighting etc) on our skin.

What is Blue Light?
Referred to as High Energy Visible (HEV Light), it makes up part of the spectrum of visible light. Unlike its counterparts UVA and UVB, Blue Light has the ability to penetrate deeper into the epidermis, expose skin to free radicals, damage DNA, resulting in inflammation and reduction of healthy collagen and elastin.

The truth is, the only option in the past to counteract the effects of free radicals caused by blue lights was antioxidant serums and even then, there was no formidable protection against it. The recent invention of Beyond Sun Protection offers more than 50% protection against HEV – a medically proven rating that is extremely difficult to achieve. Why 50%? Before you decide to eradicate every bit of Blue Light, it is important to note that blue light is also needed for our cognitive functions, regulate our body’s circadian rhythm and elevate our mood.