Your clients’ current sunscreen might be preventing sunburn. But is it actually improving the health and appearance of their skin?

Fernblock is a unique extract containing powerful anti-oxidants that can improve the skin’s defences against four damaging types of radiation from the sun, not just the ones that cause you to burn.

Fernblock is derived from the tropical fern Polypodium leucotomos, which can be found in Central and South America. Over time this plant developed powerful defence systems against solar radiation.

Now extracted from specialist plants in controlled laboratory conditions, Fernblock is available in Heliocare topical creams and in oral supplements, providing excellent sun protection on the skin’s surface, as well as from the inside.

What makes Fernblock unique are the multi-levels of protection it provides specifically against solar radiation, going beyond other anti-oxidants to both prevent immediate damage, and protect against the long-term effects of the sun.

Why you should consider adding Fernblock to your clients’ recommended skin care routine

  • It helps prevent sunburn – and more

    In addition to boosting skin’s resistance to damaging sunburn, Fernblock’s protective activity extends to the entire radiation spectrum protecting the skin from specific damage caused by the 4 types of harmful radiation (UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A).

  • It neutralises free radicals and helps to prevent damage to cellular DNA

    Fernblock has anti-oxidant properties that can reduce the free radicals generated by sun exposure. Free radicals create oxidative stress which can harm the skin in lots of ways, as well as causing skin aging.

    It’s also been shown to prevent the formation of skin cell DNA damage and increase and accelerate its repair, helping to prevent the build-up of sun damage.

  • It can help minimise skin aging and pigmentation

    By helping to increase collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in the skin, Fernblock can help to prevent wrinkles from forming and keep skin firm. It can also reduce sunspots and prevent formation of new ones.

  • It boosts the skin’s immune defences

    Skin has an important immune response that can be affected by sun exposure. Specialist detector cells in the skin (called Langerhans cells) alert the immune system to threats. Sun damage can harm Langerhans cells, disrupting this vital skin function. Fernblock protects these cells and keeps them working correctly.

  • It is backed by science

    Numerous clinical studies conducted over the last three decades have confirmed the many benefits of Fernblock, from its ability to maintain skin appearance to its role in the prevention of skin cancer growths. It was developed in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and is recommended by dermatologists around the world.

Where you can find Fernblock

Fernblock features in all the topical products of the Heliocare 360° range, and is also the key active ingredient in Heliocare capsules. Proper protection from the sun requires a combination approach, so combining the capsules with regular sunscreen use is the best way to maximise the effects of Fernblock.

To give your clients’ skin the best defence from the sun, sunscreens need to block four different types of radiation – UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A. Many sunscreens do not protect against all types of radiation, so even if they are applying sunscreen, they might still be suffering sun damage.

In addition to Fernblock, all Heliocare 360° products contain a combination of filters and ingredients to block all four types of radiation. Their lightweight creams and gels cater to all different skin types and preferences.

Why you should consider additional oral supplements

Like other anti-oxidants, Fernblock can be applied topically or taken as a supplement. Oral supplements are a great addition to your clients’ sun protection routine – topical sunscreens are hard to apply evenly, and most people struggle to use the right amount of product. With oral supplements, the entire body is protected and the effects last longer – 5-6 hours. Heliocare oral supplements should always be used in combination with topical Heliocare sun protection.

Heliocare 360° Oral Supplements also help reduce uncomfortable inflammatory responses to the sun, like Polymorphic Light Eruption (PLE) – a red, blotchy skin reaction.

It’s never too late to make positive changes to your clients’ skin care routine.