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YouTuber star Valkyrae launched a skincare line that claims to protect against blue light rays. Experts are skeptical.

 
Rachell Hofstetter, better known by her gaming persona Valkyrae, recently launched a skincare line called RFLCT intended to protect fellow gamers from the blue light emitted from computer screens and phones.

“We’re really the first generation to have lifestyles like this, where we’re in front of screens all the time,” she told Stylecaster. “We don’t realize how things are affecting us in the long run.”

But reviewers and dermatologists voiced their skepticism about Hofstetter’s line, as studies are inconclusive about the actual impact of blue light on skin. Some said the brand is a “scam” that takes advantage of adolescents not knowing much about skincare.

“Studies are ongoing and we need more information to understand exactly how blue light affects the skin, but current information does show increased inflammation and degradation of collagen from blue light exposure,” Dr. Michele Farber, a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in Philadelphia, told Insider. “This can cause wrinkling and laxity as collagen breaks down.”

 

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Source : Insider – YouTuber star Valkyrae launched a skincare line that claims to protect against blue light rays. Experts are skeptical. Edited By, Canela López

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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