The founders of local beauty brand Crystal Tomato® wanted to create a sunscreen that could be clinically proven to protect against blue light. That vision took them five years and at least 30 product revisions to realise. The result is Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection.
What Is Blue Light?
Blue light is both insidious and inevitable. It comes from the sun, fluorescent lighting, smartphone screens and e-devices. Just sitting in the office or scrolling through Instagram in bed exposes our skin to blue light – and at close range.
Worse Than UV Rays
UVA causes wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and UVB causes sunburn. Blue light does all that and worse, penetrates deeper into the dermis. Crystal Tomato® says some studies suggest that blue light is more active in causing melasma than UVA.
The complete range of sun protection
Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection is the only sunscreen clinically proven to offer 54.1 per cent protection against blue light, in addition to UVA and UVB protection. The founders of the brand say this blue light protection value is a medically-proven rating that is extremely difficult to achieve. The process involved 22 testers using the sunscreen. The pigmentation caused by blue light after one hour of exposure was then measured, together with the level of protection the sunscreen provided.
It’s also skincare
One highlight of Beyond Sun Protection is its moisturiser-like texture. It glides onto skin well and sets to a non-greasy, “dry touch” finish that doesn’t interfere with makeup. The sunscreen is also hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic, so it’s gentle on sensitive skin and won’t clog pores. The cherry on top: It also increases moisture levels (it is clinically proven to increase moisture by 32 per cent after 27 days of use). And it brightens skin with long-term use. At the same time, antioxidants and other ingredients protect against environmental pollutants (dust and dirt) and infrared light.
Beyond Sun Protection costs $78.80. It’s sold at A.M Aesthetics, Aesthetic & Medical Clinic, Dermacare Aesthetic & Laser Clinic, Joyce Lim Skin & Laser Clinic, Prive Clinic, Woffles Wu Aesthetic Surgery & Laser Centre, and at www.beyondsunprotection.com.sg.