THE “HIGH-TECH” SKIN­CARE: SUNSCREENS FOR THE DIG­I­TAL AGE

They fight the neg­a­tive ef­fects of smart de­vices on skin (how about that, Zucker­berg?).

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Rea­sons to stop be­ing glued to your smart de­vice: There are too many phish­ing and spy­ing scan­dals, it kills hu­man in­ter­ac­tion, and the blue light that it emits has been shown to in­crease pig­ment pro­duc­tion and lead to prob­lems like pre­ma­ture age­ing (among oth­ers). While the Zucker­bergs of the world try fig­ure out the pri­vacy is­sue, beauty houses have al­ready come up with prod­ucts that tar­get the harm­ful ef­fects of blue rays on skin. Su­per­goop!’s Un­seen Sun­screen ($48) does so with for­ti­fy­ing red al­gae that also re­port­edly pro­tects against UVA and UVB. Ditto Fancl’s Sun­guard 50+ Pro­tect UV ($50) that’s packed with skin-pro­tect­ing mal­low flower ex­tract. Mean­while, Three’s Bal­anc­ing UV Pro­tec­tor ($66) acts as a phys­i­cal bar­rier against all light, and is for­mu­lated with patchouli oil that is said to min­imise melanin pro­duc­tion. All are also boosted with anti-in­flam­ma­tory and whiten­ing prop­er­ties, and are light­weight enough to dou­ble as a primer. Good luck, Mark.

Beauty’s “screen pro­tec­tors” (from top): Three Bal­anc­ing UV Pro­tec­tor, $66. Fancl Sun­guard 50+ Pro­tect UV, $50. Su­per­goop! Un­seen Sun­screen, $48, Sephora

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