Sunscreen in the winter seems counterintuitive. Why would need sun protection on a freezing, overcast day? Well, even though you’re not roasting in the hot summer sun, the UV rays from sunlight don’t stop shining when it’s cold. Unprotected exposure to both long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling. In fact, 90 percent of visible signs of aging are due to sun damage. Yet, the sun isn’t the only thing that can negatively affect your skin’s health. Infrared, high-energy visible light (HEV light / Blue Light), and pollution are also to blame.
Although this sounds scary, all of this can be easily avoided by wearing SPF daily. The newest product from COOLA does just that, and it’s going inside our latest VoxBox. Let us introduce you to COOLA’s Organic SPF 30 Mineral Sun Silk Crème, an SPF designed for year-round wear. Applying it will help shield your skin from daily skin aggressors such as your city’s pollution or the blue light emitted from your screens.
What is blue light?
Sun Silk Crème is meant to mitigate the effects of blue light. But what exactly is blue light? It’s the harsh light that comes from digital devices, such as computers, TVs, fluorescent light bulbs, and smartphones. Like UVA rays, HEV Light generates free radicals that cause skin cells to produce enzymes that break down the collagen and elastin that give skin its plump, youthful appearance. This process is often called oxidative stress, and it’s what can cause photoaging or premature skin aging due to sun exposure. If you’re on your phone or laptop as much as we are, putting on SPF every morning—especially on your face and neck—will save your skin later on.
Made with 70 percent certified organic ingredients, this Sun Silk Crème has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the damage to skin’s elastin fibers upon exposure to blue light. The proprietary blend of supercharged antioxidants form a protective shield while plant stem cells support skin radiance and elasticity for younger skin. Plus, it’s completely oil-free and goes on transparent! This non-greasy, invisible finish lends itself perfectly for everyday wear. In addition, it has no fragrance so you don’t need to worry about smelling like a piña colada in the dead of winter.
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