A Digital Attack on the Face?

A Digital Attack on the Face?

The following information may come as a shock. Who would have thought that the screens on our phones/laptops/tablets were causing our skin some serious damage!?

It takes a person 15 minutes on average before they check their phone in the morning not to mention the hours through-out the day we will eventually spend in front of a screen.

As it turns out, the blue light from screens is being recognised as damaging for the skin. Studies are being done as to what extent the blue light is affecting our skin. It is enough that it has encouraged beauty-brands to start creating products with blue light-fighting properties. Dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at New York University, Shari Marchbein, told Allure: “Visible light, especially in the blue wavelength, has become a hot topic in skin care, as there is mounting evidence that supports its contribution to photo-aging, including wrinkles, worsening skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation.”

 

According to Dermatologist, Dr Sweta Rai, the blue light that our screens emit can cause brown spots on the face and a “falsely aged appearance”. Although more common to affect the pigmentation in darker skinned people, the blue light is still penetrating deeper into our skin than UV light does. 

 

The main source of blue light we get daily comes from the sun (different to UVA and UVB rays) but a large amount of this exposure to blue light is coming from our screens.

 

A small peer-reviewed study was done on the effects of blue light on the skin and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in 2010. This study proved that exposing skin to the amount of blue light we get from the sun caused more pigment, redness, and swelling than when the same person’s skin was exposed to comparable levels of UVA rays. This was evident in dark skin and the pigmentation lasted longer because the light stimulated the skin to overproduce pigment. This appears as brown spots on what would have been a clear complexion. 

 

We should all beware though and try going hands-free when talking on your cell phone can save the exposure directly to your face. It is also good to avoid face contact with the cell phone if you are prone to acne or blemishes because phones can hold a lot of bacteria already. 

 

So, there is no definite conclusion telling us to do anything about blue light yet, however the evidence already suggests that blue light exposure is harming our skin in more ways than one. 

 

What can we do about this?

Use night-mode when going on a screen for a long period of time, call hands-free, and reduce the time you spend staring at your screens. 

Atopis skincare contains flavanoids (plant’s UV defense compounds) that are useful in protecting against blue light exposure and has been scientifically proven to protect against the sun’s blue light on the skin. Alas, it is never too late to repair, Atopis can help alleviate drooping and sagging skin which is also a cause of the dreaded blue light!

Learn more about our flavanoid rich ingredients!

All Atopis skin care products contain flavanoids to help protect against blue light exposure.

The two products which contain the most effective blue light protection are our Anti-Aging Cream and Radiant Balance Cream.  Click below to learn more.

Three-phase Therapy for your Skin

Three-phase Therapy for your Skin

 

When we say we are natural, we are. We ensure that the plants we source are not changed but keep the original state as they were in the New Zealand forest.

Instead of using solvents, or traditional extraction methods, we use nature’s own processes to fuse bioactives together in synergy.

We dive into the unique process that brings prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics together on the skin.

 

Prebiotic

Just like our gut health requires good bacteria, our skin does too!

In 2006, Dr. Iona Weir patented a technology for a gut health prebiotic from kiwifruit that promoted the growth of good bacteria, whilst inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria.

What sets this science apart is that traditional prebiotics can only promote the growth of all bacteria.

This means that not only does the good bacteria grow, but also the bad bacteria is being kept alive too. When this process (in the gut) goes wrong it results in bloating. Dr Weir’s patented kiwifruit prebiotic successfully reduced IBS symptoms in clinical trials.

For Atopis, Dr. Weir took this concept further, and created another patented prebiotic that promotes the growth of the good bacteria on the skin, whilst killing the bad bacteria such as acne propionic and staphylococcus bacteria. Thus, only good bacteria can thrive.

 

Probiotic

It gets better; Dr. Weir encapsulated probiotic bacteria within the prebiotic so that the interior would remain dormant and stable within the cream until being applied to the skin.

The Atopis probiotic bacteria only becomes active when rubbed onto the skin, which releases them and allows them to grow and populate on the skin leaving no room for the unhealthy bacteria to stay.

This is especially vital when it comes to the health of the skin.

 

Postbiotic

Postbiotics were developed by testing numerous plant extracts, fermenting them and identifying their skin benefits.

They were then synergistically fused together with the prebiotic encapsulated probiotics.

Only the best postbiotics for skin repair were selected after intensive testing. Atopis postbiotics have potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties.

 

Atopis brings prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics together giving your skin our ultra three-phase therapy.  Learn more about our ingredients.

 

Explore our range of skin care products containing patented prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic treatments for your skin:

 

  • Acne Prone Skin Pack for Acne Prone and Sensitive Skin

    NZD $74.00 NZD $64.25
  • Dry Itchy Skin Pack for Eczema Prone, Psoriasis or Dry Itchy Skin

    NZD $140.00 NZD $105.00
  • Family Pack For Every Skin Type

    NZD $242.00 NZD $181.50
  • Hormonal Skin Program for Acne Prone, Sensitive and Hormonal Skin

    NZD $192.00 NZD $143.00
  • Mature Skin Pack For Sensitive, Dry or Mature Skin

    NZD $183.00 NZD $148.00
  • Perfect Balance Pack For Sensitive, Mature & Hormonal Skin

    NZD $203.00 NZD $168.00
  • Radiant Skin Pack for Sensitive, Hormonal and Mature Skin

    NZD $252.00 NZD $203.00
  • Rosacea Prone Skin Pack for Acne Prone, Sensitive and Rosacea Prone Skin

    NZD $153.00 NZD $118.00
  • Sale!

    Radiant Balance Day Cream 50g – For Hormonal, Sensitive & Acne Prone Skin

    NZD $69.00 NZD $48.30
  • Anti-Aging Day Cream 50g – For Mature & Sensitive Skin

    NZD $99.00
  • Acne Prone Skin Cream 30g – For Hormonal, Acne Prone & Sensitive Skin

    NZD $39.00
  • Dry Itchy Skin Relief Cream 50g – For Sensitive, Eczema & Psoriasis Prone Skin

    NZD $35.00
  • Thoroughly Gentle Cleanser 125g – For Sensitive, Hormonal, Acne Prone & Mature Skin

    NZD $35.00
  • Revitalizing Toner 125g – For Sensitive, Hormonal, Acne Prone & Mature Skin

    NZD $49.00