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Beyond UV protection – blue light, infrared and pollution protection actives

Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the harmful effects of different wavelengths of light, and other environmental factors such as pollution. As a result, the spectrum of light and list of aggressors that consumers are seeking protection from is expanding. 

The increasing presence of air pollutants means that consumers have a greater exposure to free radicals which can lead to oxidative stress and causes the denaturation of proteins, lipids, sugars, DNA, cellular membranes and cells. As well as environmental aggressors, blue light or HEV (High Energy Visible) emitted from our electronic devices, also referred to Digital Light pollution, can cause premature ageing and hyperpigmentation. 

Croda goes beyond UV protection and offers protection against Infrared radiation, HEV or Blue Light, and other environmental aggressors from the Solaveil™, Infraveil™ and Optisol™ ranges of mineral filters.
A graph demonstrating the full spectrum of light emitted from the sun, all of which Croda inorganic filters can protection against

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Young female wearing a black bikini and a gas mask, sitting in a deckchair sunbathing in a polluted environment where the skin is exposed to numerous pollutants that damage cells which can be protected with Croda's diverse ingredients ranges

Pollution defence

The skin, being one of the first organs in contact with the air, is exposed to numerous pollutants that contribute to damage skin cells; their action being intensified by ultraviolet radiation. The skin is exposed to numerous pollutants, including blue light irradiation, emitted by screens, that contribute to damage skin cells.

Beyond UV protection featured ingredients

Venuceane product image, anti-ageing active offering UV protection


Thanks to new tests performed in 2013, Venuceane™, Sederma’s anti-ageing active offering UV protection, has demonstrated to be highly efficient against IR-Ageing.

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Optisol OTP1 product image, an uncoated Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)-based filter which provides protection from environmental pollutants

Optisol™ OTP1

This uncoated Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)-based filter has a unique lattice structure, which provides protection from environmental pollutants unparalleled by any UV filter commercially available.

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Avocadin HU25 product image, a multifunctional plant-based butter rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and phytosterols

Avocadin HU25

This multifunctional plant-based butter is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and phytosterols, based on avocado and olive oil. Easily absorbed by the skin, it reduces discomfort, redness, dehydration and preserves skin and hair youthfulness.

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