YouTuber Valkyrae has published a statement after the broadcaster’s skincare business RFLCT garnered fire for its promises to help mitigate the ill effects of computer light. Valkyrae acknowledged the backlash in a voice note yesterday, promising to respond to queries in a future stream.
“The sun used to be the only source of blue light,” according to RFLCT’s website, “but with today’s technology, we are exposed all the time.” It goes on to say that all digital screens generate blue light, which can harm your skin and eyes over time, according to the article. RFLCT claims to be able to protect skin against blue light damage. The items, as well as RFLCT’s promises, were rapidly panned due to a lack of scientific support.
The New York Times interviewed medical professionals who were split on the effects of blue light on skin, noting that it could have both benefits and problems. Antioxidants, according to one doctor, are not a scientifically proven way for protecting against blue light. This is a concern for RFLCT, because their website states that the blue light protection in their goods comes from a “hyper charged antioxidant.” The effects of blue light on skin were completely rejected by a chief scientist at Beiersdorf, a prominent skincare firm.
While some high-profile broadcasters were ecstatic to hear about a friend’s new business, Twitter users were less enthusiastic. RFLCT was dubbed a “scam” by numerous users, who claimed that blue light has no effect on skin.
Twitch streamer 39daph raised further issues regarding Valkyrae’s skincare line on stream after disputing the blue light claims on Twitter. Despite her objections, 39daph stated that she believed Valkyrae was acting in good faith.
XQC reacted to her response on his recent live stream. What do you think about the scandal? Let us know in the comments below.