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(Twitter)   Popular streamer releases a line of beauty products that protect your skin from blue light, only to find that her followers already know about snake oil   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-10-21 12:22:10 PM  
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2021-10-21 1:29:32 PM  
Hey biatch,
Making up total nonsense products for non-problems and marketing them to idiotic woment is my racket.  don't make me have to come and cut you.
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2021-10-21 1:33:55 PM  
I'm already covered.
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2021-10-21 1:36:18 PM  
You don't have to put on the red light. Those days are over.
 
2021-10-21 1:39:18 PM  
Here, this'll protect you from harmful blue light:

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/It's even for exterior use
 
2021-10-21 2:00:43 PM  

Excelsior: Here, this'll protect you from harmful blue light:

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/It's even for exterior use


SW is usually good paint
 
2021-10-21 2:27:35 PM  
Does it smell like her vagina? Asking for a friend.
 
2021-10-21 2:41:52 PM  
I've watched Valkyrae before. She's entertaining. She has a huge heart. And if you looked up the word gullible in the dictionary it would not only have her picture but her entire biography and a link to all her platforms.  If she had actually told anybody what her secret project was maybe they could have let her know that there was no such thing as blue light damage from screens.

On the other hand I've got an urge to recruit her to fund my Mylar beanie project designed to protect you from mood altering 5G waves.  I only need 2 million to get it started.

This is the prototype.  The next gen will probably cover less skin as we locate the exact area that needs to be blocked.

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2021-10-21 2:44:48 PM  
I bathe myself in blue LED on purpose I love it
 
2021-10-21 2:46:57 PM  
Just what we need, another product designed to protect you from wealth.
 
2021-10-21 3:09:02 PM  
Sure doesn't look like her followers understand snake oil
 
2021-10-21 3:25:45 PM  
My wife works for a company that sells 'blue light' glasses. She doesn't want to acknowledge that it's snake oil.
 
2021-10-21 3:59:05 PM  

wax_on: My wife works for a company that sells 'blue light' glasses. She doesn't want to acknowledge that it's snake oil.


Some studies hint that blue light blocking glasses could (very slightly) reduce eyestrain, which in return can have a hypothetical effect on your brain and impact sleep patterns. That's the same reason many phones/tablets have a "night mode" which gives everything an orange hue by reducing the blue component of the screen.
However, even the American Academy of Ophthalmology does not recommend blue-blocking glasses due to the lack of scientific evidence there is any benefit.

But still, at least there's at least circumstantial indications that there /could/ be something to it.

There is absolutely ZERO indication that blue light has any different impact on your skin than red or green or white light does, which makes any skin cream targeting that "problem" complete 100% genuine hogwash.
 
2021-10-21 4:14:18 PM  
The comments of her followers. Dear merciful God.
 
2021-10-21 4:15:02 PM  
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2021-10-21 4:41:14 PM  

Excelsior: wax_on: My wife works for a company that sells 'blue light' glasses. She doesn't want to acknowledge that it's snake oil.

Some studies hint that blue light blocking glasses could (very slightly) reduce eyestrain, which in return can have a hypothetical effect on your brain and impact sleep patterns. That's the same reason many phones/tablets have a "night mode" which gives everything an orange hue by reducing the blue component of the screen.
However, even the American Academy of Ophthalmology does not recommend blue-blocking glasses due to the lack of scientific evidence there is any benefit.

But still, at least there's at least circumstantial indications that there /could/ be something to it.

There is absolutely ZERO indication that blue light has any different impact on your skin than red or green or white light does, which makes any skin cream targeting that "problem" complete 100% genuine hogwash.


Anecdotally, there is a massive impact on my eyes of changing the levels of blue light using a "night mode". I would not be surprised if the glasses did something, though i'm not sure there is any point in using them over a filter. Lack of scientific evidence seems... lazy. I'd imagine the studies would be pretty easy to design compared to things like drug tests.
 
2021-10-21 4:45:06 PM  
My supply of gamer girl water ran out and I need a new source to keep my skin hydrated
 
2021-10-21 4:49:44 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: Excelsior: wax_on: My wife works for a company that sells 'blue light' glasses. She doesn't want to acknowledge that it's snake oil.

Some studies hint that blue light blocking glasses could (very slightly) reduce eyestrain, which in return can have a hypothetical effect on your brain and impact sleep patterns. That's the same reason many phones/tablets have a "night mode" which gives everything an orange hue by reducing the blue component of the screen.
However, even the American Academy of Ophthalmology does not recommend blue-blocking glasses due to the lack of scientific evidence there is any benefit.

But still, at least there's at least circumstantial indications that there /could/ be something to it.

There is absolutely ZERO indication that blue light has any different impact on your skin than red or green or white light does, which makes any skin cream targeting that "problem" complete 100% genuine hogwash.

Anecdotally, there is a massive impact on my eyes of changing the levels of blue light using a "night mode". I would not be surprised if the glasses did something, though i'm not sure there is any point in using them over a filter. Lack of scientific evidence seems... lazy. I'd imagine the studies would be pretty easy to design compared to things like drug tests.


Blue light can affect your circadian rhythms, especially at night which is why 'night mode' exists. But there is scant evidence that it has anything to do with 'eye strain' which is the major selling point.
 
2021-10-21 5:03:31 PM  
I heard she hired a spokesmodel

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2021-10-21 5:11:39 PM  
I'm litearlly so proud of you GGOOOOO SSTTREAMEEEERRRRRRRRRR


:/

Like, but really I empathize with getting excited for a friend opening a business but STREEAMMMEEERRRR just feels so cult-like. Like an online version of the daily WalMart cheer. And why does it have to be for a lie? Why can't she just make a beauty product and her friends clap for that?
 
2021-10-21 5:13:38 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I heard she hired a spokesmodel

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2021-10-21 5:58:02 PM  
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Target market.
 
2021-10-21 6:13:51 PM  
She posted a message on Twitter saying that she probably wasn't supposed to do it but she had to explain.  She says she thinks all the anger and distrust is fully justified and that she herself was confused and upset because she had been told that the website would have links to the studies they had done and the scientists involved.

So yeah, sounds like it what I said.  Her sheer gullibility and willingness to trust was what got her into this dilemma.

Here is the twitter message that somebodies lawyers will probably have yanked down shortly.
Valkyrae apology
 
2021-10-21 7:55:19 PM  

Excelsior: wax_on: My wife works for a company that sells 'blue light' glasses. She doesn't want to acknowledge that it's snake oil.

Some studies hint that blue light blocking glasses could (very slightly) reduce eyestrain, which in return can have a hypothetical effect on your brain and impact sleep patterns. That's the same reason many phones/tablets have a "night mode" which gives everything an orange hue by reducing the blue component of the screen.
However, even the American Academy of Ophthalmology does not recommend blue-blocking glasses due to the lack of scientific evidence there is any benefit.

But still, at least there's at least circumstantial indications that there /could/ be something to it.

There is absolutely ZERO indication that blue light has any different impact on your skin than red or green or white light does, which makes any skin cream targeting that "problem" complete 100% genuine hogwash.


Am ophthalmologist, thanks for typing shiat so I don't have to. I sit at a computer all day and don't wear 'em. Don't see any evidence for them. Anecdotally, I've met probably ~20 patients who love them and swear by them, so yeah stop by the optical shop on the way out, whatever.
 
2021-10-21 8:16:38 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: There is absolutely ZERO indication that blue light has any different impact on your skin than red or green or white light does, which makes any skin cream targeting that "problem" complete 100% genuine hogwash.

Am ophthalmologist, thanks for typing shiat so I don't have to. I sit at a computer all day and don't wear 'em. Don't see any evidence for them. Anecdotally, I've met probably ~20 patients who love them and swear by them, so yeah stop by the optical shop on the way out, whatever.



I'd love to see the crossover numbers between people who will gleefully smear this on their faces and people who won't get vaccinated because they're afraid there might be something bad in it.
 
2021-10-21 9:16:15 PM  
I'm more concerned about violet light myself.
 
2021-10-21 10:23:59 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: Sure doesn't look like her followers understand snake oil


Influencer followers have a subscription to snake oil.

"A company paid me a lot of money to pretend I like this product."
"We hear you and obey, o great and wise social media influencer who is not at all influenced by the corporate cash which sponsors you. In fact we wish to shower you with even more money in the form of advertising fees."
 
2021-10-21 10:57:07 PM  

Excelsior: HighlanderRPI: I heard she hired a spokesmodel

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Data is ten times the man zuckerbot could ever be
 
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