Best Japanese Beauty Products with Blue Light Protection
Must-Buy Blue Light Blocking Cosmetics Products in Japan
We all know that blue light from electronic devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops can be harmful to our eyes, but did you know it can be also a great danger to our skin? Blue light causes similar skin damage like UV rays including dryness, premature skin aging and hyperpigmentation. Every time you are in front of a PC screen or use smartphone, your skin is exposed to harmful factors even when you are indoors.
In modern days, it’s almost impossible to stay away from electronic devices, but you can protect your skin by wearing effective blue light protections just like wearing sunscreens when you go out.
These days, many cosmetics brands produce beauty products with a blue light blocking effect. Some products are designed to block other harmful lights such as UV rays and near infrared light.
If you look for to long-term skin health and want to take your skin care routine to the next level, it’s highly recommended to wear blue light blocking beauty products daily, no matter where you are. So here are my picks of the best Japanese blue light blocking beauty products!
1. d program ALLERBARRIER ESSENCE BB
d program ALLERBARRIER ESSENCE BB (dプログラム アレルバリア エッセンス BB) is a daytime moisturizer and base makeup primer for sensitive skin. It features the Allerbarrier Technology NEO that protects the skin from various environmental aggressors such as UV rays, dryness, dust, pollen and blue light. The tinted essence naturally covers redness and dullness of the skin. It’s free of paraben, alcohol, mineral oil, fragrance and UV absorber, and formulated with selected ingredients that are suitable for delicate skin. Available with 2 shades.
Price: 2,860 yen 【Shop Online】
2. Naturaglace UV Protection Base
Naturaglace UV Protection Base (ナチュラグラッセ UVプロテクションベース) is a makeup primer that protects the skin from harmful UV rays, blue light and near-infrared lights. It’s free of UV absorber but protects the skin with plant derived ingredients. It contains botanical skin care ingredients such as bilberry and soy beans, which maintain skin’s moisture and give resilience. The lightly beige colour blends well on the skin and gives an elegant luster and a natural tone-up finish. It prevents makeup from smudging by sebum and sweat, and keeps its fresh look for hours.
Price: 3,520 yen (30ml) 【Shop Online】
3. Only Minerals Mineral Essence BB Cream
Only Minerals Mineral Essence BB Cream (オンリーミネラル ミネラルエッセンス BBクリーム) is a skin-friendly BB cream that is made with minerals and naturally derived ingredients. It’s blended with a rich amount of beauty ingredients such as minerals, botanical extracts and aging-care components, and feels like a beauty cream. It provides lustrous, lasting coverage with smooth and non-sticky finish. It’s free of 11 chemicals such as UV-absorbing agents, silicone and other problematic ingredients. It protects the skin from UV rays (SPF25/PA+++) using minerals and also blocks blue light from computer and smartphone screens. The non-silicone formula can be removed easily with regular soap. Available with 3 shades.
Price: 4,400 yen 【Shop Online】
4. ETVOS Mineral UV Powder
ETVOS Mineral UV Powder (エトヴォス ミネラルＵＶパウダー) is a chemical-free sunscreen powder that is made of minerals and beauty ingredients. The product is free of surfactant, mineral oil, silicon, tar pigment, fragrance, paraben, alcohol and UV absorber. It protect the skin from various lights causing damages and dryness on the skin including UV rays, blue light and near infrared rays. The after sun care ingredients are newly formulated to treat the skin even after being exposed to the lights. The light pink-beige powder covers pores and the skin tone for a beautiful and transparent look. It absorbs excess sebum and keeps the smooth skin for hours.
Price: 3,080 yen 【Shop Online】
5. Skin mania Ceramide Powder Foundation
Skin mania Ceramide Powder Foundation (Skin mania セラミド パウダーファンデーション) is formulated with 2 kinds of ceramide (natural and fermented) which moisturize the skin and improve natural skin barrier function. It can be used without makeup primer and leads to natural, translucent skin. It contains the blue light cut powder and protects the skin from PC and smartphone. It’s blended with beauty ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and collagen to prevent collapsing caused by dryness or sebum and keeps soft-looking skin. The gentle formula foundation is free of fragrance, artificial colouring, mineral oil, alcohol, paraben and UV absorber.
Price: 1,980 yen 【Shop Online】
6. Lululun Cleansing Balm Aroma Type
Lululun Cleansing Balm Aroma Type (ルルルンクレンジング バーム アロマタイプ) is an aging-care facial cleanser that protect the unguarded bare skin after cleansing. The emollient veil formula keeps the skin moisturized and cleanses off gently and thoroughly. It defends the bare skin against blue light from PC or smartphone before going to bed. The carrot-derived extract, carotolino absorbs only blue coloured light and protects the skin from dryness and damage caused by blue light. It contains various beauty ingredients such as bergamot extract and seaberry oil for improving clarity and resilience, and royal epigen for smooth and bright skin. It has relaxing aromatic scent.
Price: 2,420 yen【Shop Online】
7. AND MIRAI Gel Cream EX
AND MIRAI Gel Cream EX (アンドミライ スキン アップ ジェルクリームEX) is a 5-in-1 gel cream that acts as emulsion, serum, face pack, cream and makeup primer. It’s formulated with the brand’s original ingredients blend “Natural Meguri Water” that moisturizes the skin continuously and supports skin function. The gel creates a moisture coating over the skin like a facial mask, and leads to smooth skin for easy makeup application every morning. Double vitamin acts on skin dullness due to lack of sleep and the yellow barrier ingredient EX protects skin from dryness caused by blue light. It’s free of preservatives, synthetic fragrance and alcohol.
Price: 4,730 yen【Shop Online】
Thanks for reading! The listed products are commonly sold at drugstores, cosmetics stores and variety shops in Japan, but some products are also available to shop online with international shipping! So if you are interested in these products, go ahead and try them out!
If you are into Japanese beauty products, I’d recommend you to check out the online beauty store Kokoro which offers a wide selection of Japanese beauty products with worldwide shipping. Visit their website (Kokoro: http://bit.ly/32HfNbi) to check more Japanese cosmetics products! Free shipping is available when you spend over 40 USD 🙂
For more information about the latest Japanese cosmetics products, here are some more articles that you may be interested!