THE WHAT? Shiseido has revealed that excessive use of digital devices can not only cause mental and physical fatigue but can also change skin conditions, such as deterioration of skin barrier function, irregularity in corneocytes and increased oxidative damage factor.
THE DETAILS The study showed that porphyrin, an oxidative damage factor, increased after repetitive digital fatigue tasks, and the skin barrier function deteriorated. The J-beauty giant also found that shikuwasa extract can enhance the expression of caspase-14, an important enzyme for skin barrier and moisturizing functions, and help address these changes in skin condition.
THE WHY? With Gen Z born into a high-tech world and spending some nine hours a day online on average, skin care will need to address their needs. “Going forward, Shiseido will continue to promote research closely aligned with consumers’ lifestyles and aim to help them achieve healthy and beautiful skin in their own way,” the company said in a statement.