Content creator Rachel “Valkyrie” Hofstedt Is facing criticism of a series of skin care products centered on gamers, the product is called reflection Promise to “prevent and repair blue light damage caused by exposure to digital screens.”
There is no medical consensus that exposure to blue light through the screen will cause harm. “No one has established an independent causal relationship between blue light from a computer and visual symptoms,” Dr. John Lawrenson, Professor of Urban Clinical Visual Science, University of London Tell the New York Times In February.
A well-known YouTube anchor and the promotion of the anchor, in the opinion of some people, are pseudo-scientific content of the game brand, which caused strong negative reactions among some fans. Some pointed out that research shows that blue light is harmless at normal doses and can even produce beneficial effects; others accused her of perpetrating or becoming a victim of a scam.
2 years later, it came! I am the co-founder of @RFLCT_skin 🎉 This is a skin care series designed to protect the skin from blue light pollution. I want to create some screens that can not only help myself, but also help everyone living in front of my eyes! https://t.co/CbFUvQUib6 pic.twitter.com/NdjEJzVVcTOctober 19, 2021
Laboratory muffins Chemist and science educator Dr. Michelle Wong said she really likes Valkyrae, but the answer is simple”Do not“A tweet asked whether the blue light emitted by the PC monitor would have a negative effect on the skin.
“Even with a large monitor, it will take days or months for you to get the same blue light as 15 minutes in the sun,” Wong said in a TikTok video. “And if you really want to protect against blue light from the sun, this is really not a big problem for most people. These products may still not have much effect. The active ingredients are antioxidants, which may remove the free light. Free radicals are caused in your skin, but this is much less effective than preventing blue light from entering your skin in the first place (such as sunscreen).
“For this, you will use a foundation or tinted sunscreen that contains iron oxide. And your skin care products may already contain antioxidants. I believe these products are good and reasonably priced, and they may get more.” People like to take care of them Skin. They may include sunscreen. But relax on the screen. “
You may not need blue light skin care products… pic.twitter.com/xR96YXlawgOctober 20, 2021
When the Rflct line went online for the first time, Valkyrae said on Twitter (via Return to the machine) Said “This is a long journey for my team; tests, samples, meetings, chemists and Professor Claudia Poccia/guided me through the skincare industry.” However, after strong opposition, she deleted this tweet , And began to distance himself from this top role.
“All hatred, suspicion, worry and criticism are well-founded and effective,” Valkyrie said in a fixed voice tweet. “I fully understand where you are from. When I saw this website, I was also very frustrated and confused, and there were no links to research, and no credits to the laboratory or people who worked behind the scenes to achieve Rflct. It was very confusing, Lack of a lot of information, but they are updating [the Rflct website] Now, after the update, I will live broadcast, I will answer everything, I will talk about my experience and everything. “
There are legitimate questions about the long-term effects of blue light exposure on the eyes. Dr. Lindsey Migliore, known as Gamer Doc on Twitter, told us earlier this year that high doses of blue light “will cause damage to many cells in the eyes.” Fortunately, “computers and mobile phone screens do not produce close to this level of light,” although she added that long-term use of the screen “is likely to affect our eyes in the long run.”
Although many displays now have a “low blue light” mode, the problem is still unresolved. Gunnar sells a series of “game and computer glasses” that promise to block blue light.
Migliore said something similar in a YouTube video released in response to Rflct’s commotion, in which she explained that “long-term exposure” to blue light can be harmful. However, she said that most people “may not need” anti-blue light, and the ingredients in Rflct products do not seem to be particularly noteworthy: the product description on the website does not say what its anti-blue light factor actually is, and the rest seem to be It is the “basic skin care ingredient”.
But Migliore believes that it is unfair to receive so much hostility against Valkyrae for participating in the marketing of the same game product that many companies and other streamers often participate in.
“Do you need this skin care product to protect you? Probably not,” she said. “But do you know what else? You don’t need G-Fuel to make your game better. You don’t need Axe body spray to talk to girls.”
“I hope the message you get from this video is: Blu-ray may be harmful. We don’t know. You don’t need skin care products to protect you, but just be aware of it. When you see a product aimed at gamers, It’s not just products run by women. In the end, be nice to each other! What are you doing?”
Rflct website has been updated with more content Information about Blu-ray with Link Study the potential effects of exposure. It also acknowledges that “sunscreen is your first line of defense against blue light and UVA and UVB rays.” But still emphasizes the protection characteristics of Rflct.
The website said: “Although the record of damage caused by blue light is still increasing, there is enough evidence that blue light can be resisted through skin care procedures.” “With RFLCT, it is not only elegant and effective, but also very easy. Think of it as you The armor, against a newly discovered aggressor, does more harm than good.”