Fernblock® - the ingredient that made sun protection possible

Fernblock® is an extract from Polypodium leucotomos, a fern originating from Central America that during its adaptation from life in water to life on land developed a natural mechanism to protect itself from sun radiation.

These exclusive and original sun protection mechanisms have been patented and are the basis of Heliocare technology, the most advanced sun protection line with demonstrated effectiveness of topical and oral administration.

Without adequate protection against the harmful UV rays, effects such as involuntary darkening, skin aging and DNA damage can happen to anyone.

Harvard Medical School, the research ground for Fernblock®

12 years of research and clinical investigation conducted in conjunction with the Harvard Medical School and leading experts in the field of sun protection had led to the development of Heliocare oral and topical range.

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, also known as the father of modern dermatology, was one of the researchers to discover the amazing benefits of Fernblock®, understanding the underlying natural abilities to fend the harmful UV rays.

The unique mechanism of Fernblock® helps in sun protection, anti-aging and reducing hyperpigmentation.

Heliocare - the most advanced sun protection brand

Cantabria Labs - a leading Pharmaceutical Company that made Heliocare possible and available. In order to ensure dual protection, both systemically and topically, a wide range of oral and topical sun protection product was developed. Heliocare Oral, Heliocare Gel SPF 50 and Heliocare Compact SPF 50 are some of the star products of the brand.

The products were exquisitely formulated with additional ingredients such as chemical / physical filters, photosomes, sunspheres, lutein, lycopene and vitamins to increase the level of protection against the UV rays. At the same time of protection, it repairs DNA damage and promotes positive skin health.

Committed to deliver the best, Heliocare is probably the first and only brand that protects every inch of your skin.

Fair is the new tan

In the current society, other than preventing from involuntary skin darkening, achieving a new level of fairness is important too. Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is just what you need to unveil the natural fairness beneath the dull skin.

Heliocare Purewhite Radiance is formulated with Fernblock® and White Tech Complex, a blend of active ingredients specially chosen to promote skin fairness, slow down skin aging and controls the factors that cause skin darkening. It works from inside out, reaching the darker underlying pigments that topical application cannot reach.

Proven and liked by consumers, Heliocare Purewhite Radiance has won the Best Radiance Solution for Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards 2013 and also championed the Best for Whitening title in Singapore Women's Weekly Best Beauty Buys 2014.

What can Fernblock® do for the skin?

UV radiation is the main cause for many skin problems. Premature skin aging, cellular DNA damage, weakening of skin's defense, sun burn and hyperpigmentation are just some of the possible after effects of UV radiation. For more severe cases, skin cancer can also be triggered through the extensive radiation from UV rays.

Fernblock® is probably the only technology that has been clinically proven to protect the skin against the mentioned damage. Quenching oxygen free radicals, slowing down collagen degradation, preventing skin darkening and repairing the function of the skin; these are some of the many benefits Fernblock® delivers.

Safe • Effective • Clinically Proven

Fernblock® has been extensively researched and has more than 40 published studies.
Before the launch of Heliocare, a safety study was designed to ensure that Fernblock® is safe for consumption and do not have any side effects. Many studies have proven the sun protection, anti-aging, therapeutic, anti-oxidant and DNA protection abilities of Fernblock®.

Middelkamp-Hup, et al. (2004) 'Polypodiumleucotomos is the first oral agent to decrease the acute phototoxicity and the subsequent development of hyperpigmentation induced by PUVA, and leads to a significant Langerhans cell preservation, decrease of sunburn cell formation...'