HEV (high energy visible) light is known to causes inflammation and damage to skin cells called melanocytes, which are cells that produce the skin’s pigment. As a result of this damage, the melanocytes malfunction and produce age spots and other skin discolorations. This damage is on top of other signs of photoaging linked to HEV light, including wrinkles, sagging, rough texture, and dryness.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect the skin from damage caused by HEV light. Just as broad-spectrum sunscreens will specifically protect skin from UVA and UVB radiation, certain products and ingredients can protect skin from HEV light. Two particularly powerful ingredients that offer this protection are Chromabright® and the Winter Cherry extract.