Blue Light Myths: Determining Fact from Marketing

Written by   Denise Ryan

Over the past year, it seems that almost every skin care journal and newsletter is publishing anti-blue light articles espousing the detrimental effects to skin from over exposure to blue light. However, the articles have not stopped there. Mainstream publications and health and wellness websites have also been publishing articles on the effects of blue light on overall health. The common thread in these articles seems to be the increased exposure from clients’ electronics such as laptop computers, tablets, and smart phones.

It is important to understand the differences between the blue light emitted from these types of devices, the blue light emitted from therapeutic LED light therapy devices, and even the blue light that comes from direct sunlight. It is important to understand and delineate between marketing hype and scientific fact.

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Denise RyanDenise Ryan has over 30 years of sales, marketing, and product management experience in dental and medical device manufacturing. Ryan’s secret weapon is her unique ability to uncover what is special about a product or service and then passionately enroll others in that belief. She is an expert on light therapy and has been with BioPhotas since January 2012 as Celluma product manager and director of sales and currently serves as the global vice president of brand management.

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