The Latest Blue Light Blockers to Protect Your Eyes and Skin

Is your binge-watching habit stressing out your skin?

By: Ning Chao

High-energy blue light (from screens) harms eyes and penetrates skin deeper than UV rays, causing wrinkles, sagging, and brown spots. Stock up on the latest blue light blockers before the next bingeable Shondaland release.

Love Sun Body Glow Natural Tinted Mineral Sunscreen & Moisturizer SPF 30

The sun is the biggest blue-light emitter, but digital screens, LEDs, and fluorescent bulbs are also to blame, says Terry Zickerman, founder and CEO of Love Sun Body, whose new tinted sunscreen comes in four shades and filters out blue light, thanks to a hefty dose of reef-safe, non-nano zinc oxide. $35;

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Collection

A trailblazer in blue-light skin-care research, Colorescience’s Sheer Matte SPF 30 brush-on powder ($45) disappears on skin and is perfect for touch-ups. The new Face Shield Matte fluid ($39) delivers SPF 50–level protection. Both contain micronized iron oxide to stop skin from seeing blue.

Amethyst Skincare Blue Light Anti-Aging Screen Protector

Los Angeles­–based aesthetician Nicole Simpson developed this serum to layer under sunscreen. Micro-encapsulated hyaluronic acid and citrus stem cells neutralize damage, replenish moisture, lighten discoloration, and boost collagen production. $125;

Ilia Blue Light Mist

Laguna Beach–based Ilia developed this lavender-scented spritz that doubles as a makeup-setting spray. Blue-light blocking antioxidant tara-fruit extract is the workhorse behind this desktop staple. $38;

Coola Reawakening Rosewater Mist Face Spray

Carlsbad-based Coola offers a damask, rosewater-infused mist that protects skin from blue-light fatigue with energizing ginseng and green tea. $36;

Goodhabit Rescue Me Rest + Reset Mask and Moisturizer

Blue-light filters are the backbone of the entire Goodhabit line. The new overnight treatment contains evening primrose oil, niacinamide, and bakuchiol to undo damage while you sleep. $48;

Acaderma Invisible Shield Defense Serum

A powerful sesame-derived antioxidant is the star of this brightening serum, which shields skin from both infrared and blue light. $80;

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