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Nykaa Top 10: Shop The Best Blue Light Protection Products That Customers Can’t Stop Buying

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I grew up in a small town and conversations around skincare were pretty rare. Getting tanned was considered a part and parcel of childhood, and sunburns were dismissed as summer hiccups–nothing that a shower, talcum powder, and a bowl of curd wouldn’t fix. To be honest, I didn’t even add sunscreen to my routine till I was in college. And even then, I would only reach out for my bottle of sunscreen on days I’d spend outdoors, in fact for the longest time I considered sun protection to be a luxury and not really a necessity.

Fast forward to today, sunscreens have become non-negotiable and the most important step in my daily beauty routine. From chemical sunscreens to physical ones, and broad-spectrum SPFs to UVA and UVB protection, I did a little digging to find what works best for me. And today, I want to throw light on an important factor that most ignore—blue light protection.

What Exactly Is Blue Light?

Also known as High Energy Visible light (HEV light), blue light is emitted from the sun or solar radiation (basically the ‘blue’ from VIBGYOR). With extremely high energy, almost as much as UV light, this form of light can also be found emitting from digital screens—everything from television screens, laptops to your cell phones. It has the ability to damage not only your eyes, but also the health of your skin.

“Eventually, blue light leads to collagen and elastin breakdown, melanin disruption, breakage of the epidermal barrier, and also lack of hydration. It also suppresses melatonin production in your body that regulates the circadian rhythm that eventually leads to sleep irregularities,” Dr Apratim Goel, celebrity dermatologist, previously told Beauty Book.

Therefore, a sunscreen that includes blue light protection is what you truly need, whether you’re under the sun, or in front of your television or phone screens. Ingredients like zinc and iron oxide have been proven to deflect blue light, protecting your skin from the emissions. Antioxidants like green tea, chamomile, retinol, and vitamin C and A also contribute to combating the damage caused by blue light. Below, we’ve shared Nykaa’s top 10 bestselling blue light protecting products that also hold a huge fan base.

minimalist sunscreen

Minimalist SPF 60 PA ++++ Face Sunscreen with Antioxidant Silymarin

isdin sunscreen

ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water Sunscreen SPF 50

color bar cosmetics

Colorbar Blue Light Defense Skin Shield Serum Oil

best moisturizer

The Pink Foundry Daily Moisturiser With Blue Light Protection

best sunscreen - Avene Very High Protection Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50+

Avene Very High Protection Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50+

best sunscreen - Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50 PA+++ UVA

Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50 PA+++ UVA

best sunscreen - Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I PA ++++

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 I PA ++++

retinol serum - Plum 1% Retinol Face Serum With Bakuchiol

Plum 1% Retinol Face Serum With Bakuchiol

neutrogena sheer zinc sunscreen

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF50+ (For Sensitive Skin)

klairs vitamin c serum

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop - Pure Vitamin C Serum

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