'Tis the Season for Sunblock... and Fernblock

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“What’s Fernblock?” you ask. Firstly, good question. Secondly, it’s an excellent reason to consider giving the Heliocare range a try if you haven’t already…

You see, not all sunscreens are created equal. As we start mentally packing for our much-anticipated beach vacay or getting the pool prepped for an Instagram-worthy staycation, just ticking the ‘wear sunscreen’ box isn’t enough; you want a sunscreen that ticks all the boxes.

It’s more than an ingredient; it’s technology 

The development of Fernblock® technology to develop a complete sun protection mechanism – was a joint effort made possible by the collaboration between the Cantabria Labs Group research team and the research team of Dr Thomas Fitzpatrick (The Father of Modern Dermatology) of Harvard University (Harvard Medical School). Together, these two teams of researchers demonstrated that Fernblock prevented immediate damage such as sunburn and proved that this extract protects against accumulated adverse effects, including DNA damage, skin ageing, and loss of defences or sun allergies.

Believe the hype; Fernblock is the real deal

Fernblock® is shown to multiply the skin’s resistance to sunburn courtesy of its protective activity, which extends to the entire radiation spectrum. Simply put, a sunscreen product that contains Fernblock®, protects your skin from 4 types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Blue Light and IR-A). And, as these types of radiation cause damage to our cell DNA, which can build up and lead to health problems, you really want to protect against it. Fernblock® technology has been shown to prevent the formation of this damage and accelerate its repair – preventing sun damage from accumulating and giving your skin its PhD in photoprotection.

Sold on Fernblock? Heliocare offers you two product ranges… 

Looking for a sunscreen that works hard so you can play hard? 

Look no further than Heliocare Advanced – the anti-ageing photo-immunoprotectant range that contains high quantities of the powerful antioxidant, Fernblock®. Available in various textures and consistencies (Heliocare Gel SPF 50Heliocare GelCream SPF 50Heliocare Ultra 90 Gel SPF 50+ and Heliocare Spray SPF 50), this range is suitable for all skin types. 

Looking for a range of high SPF products that covers all the bases, from paediatric-friendly formulations to full spectrum photoprotective liquid makeup? 

Then, the Heliocare 360 offering is a product range after your multi-tasking heart. A new generation of topical sun protection, Heliocare 360 is a thoroughly innovative photoprotection product range that’s as home in your beach bag or baby bag as it is in your handbag or makeup bag. Because the range is so wide and you’re spoilt for choice, we’ve popped the different products into a few categories to help you figure out which Heliocare 360 product is right for you… 

 For the Beach Bag and the Baby bag: 

 For the makeup bag: 

 For the tog bag or the backpack: 

 For sensitive, rosacea-prone skin:

For pigmentation:

For anti-ageing:

As always, if you’re interested in adding any of the Heliocare products to your cart, pay a visit to our Online Skin Shop. If you have any questions about the products mentioned in this article, pop us a message or chat with your Skin Renewal doctor or therapist at your next appointment.

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