Can this new active protect the skin from blue light?

Millennials spend a total of 49 days a year on their smartphones. But what is this doing to their skin? And how can we minimise damage without switching off? Amélie Clairet introduces a ginseng-derived active ingredient to protect skin cells from screen-emitted artificial visible light

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