Popular youtube streamer Valkyrae recently unveiled her new RFLCT skincare line, a business venture that’s been in the works for two years. But the gaming community has responded with skepticism and criticism.
Valkyrae announced the debut of her RFLCT skincare line on October 19th, with the goal of shielding gamers’ faces from blue light pollution. Two skincare routines employing a variety of moisturizers and balms were included on the website.
The site’s terms of service also stated that there was no study to establish that blue light pollution was harmful or that the items would function as intended against blue light, which sparked outrage.
The new skin line from Valkyrae claims to benefit “everyone who uses a screen.” According to the website, the goods improve a gamer’s “defense against blue light.” However, the gaming community stated that there isn’t enough proof to back up the claim that blue light causes skin harm in the first place.
Because of this, many believed Valkyrae was deceiving her youthful audience by inventing a problem in order to sell a solution that benefited her financially. Valkyrae has been accused of trying to “trick” her fans. Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker, who spoke about the RFLCT line on a recent broadcast, has been one of the most outspoken.
Hasan said; “I don’t believe blue light is destroying your skin in the way that the RFLCT product presents itself. It’s just f—— soap”.
Valkyrae took to her private Twitter account to reply to the backlash as she informed her followers that she had been ordered to wait before responding. She stated that she was “very confused,” yet only an hour later, she deleted the post.
Valkyrae seems shaken by the negative response in the original message, which included a frowning face. Valkyrae has stated that this is a project she has been working on for some years and that she was proud of before the backlash.
But while her feelings may be genuine, fans are still questioning the validity of the RFLCT skin line. Many feel that the products have no scientific proof behind them and have accused the website of using misleading language to manipulate young fans.