Patented technologies

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Exclusive standardised Polypodium leucotomos extract

It is our innovative, patented technology present in all HELIOCARE products. Naturally occurring, it comes from the tropical Polypodium Leucotomos fern that has developed unique protection mechanisms against the sun.

This technology was developed by Cantabria Labs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in numerous scientific journals.

Beyond sunburn protection, Fernblock® offers us four new levels of protection that help prevent photoaging and the onset of certain skin cancers.

SCA® Growth Factor Technology

Technology rich in growth factors obtained from the purified secretion of Cryptomphalus aspersa

SCA® Growth Factor Technology, is a technology rich in growth factors that is present in most of ENDOCARE’s products. It comes from the secretion of Cryptomphalus aspersa, a natural source of skin regeneration with antioxidant and restorative properties. It has been developed by Cantabria Labs thanks to the research carried out by Dr. Rafael Abad in his studies on radiotherapy at Ramón y Cajal Hospital.

It has the ability to repair and stimulate aged cells to behave like young cells and has been designed specifically for the treatment of photoaging and recovery of skin affected by dermocosmetic techniques.

EDAFENCE® Powerful Anti-pollution Defence

Standardised Deschampsia antarctica extract with proven efficacy against pollution

It is the first patented, anti-pollution technology present in our brands ENDOCARE and NEORETIN that has proven effective against external aggressors. It is extracted from Deschampsia antartica, a plant in the Antarctica that survives in extreme environmental conditions. Cantabria Labs has developed an extraction process that allows the complete preservation of its beneficial activity. It helps prevent and repair skin damage caused by pollution, UV radiation, free radicals and environmental stressors, as well as demonstrating powerful, anti-aging activity.


Natural balance for the defences

AM3® (Glucomannan and soy protein, technology patented by Cantabria Labs), present in the exclusive formula of INMUNOFERON, together with zinc in its composition, contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system.

RetinSphere® Technology

Next-generation retinoid combination with high efficacy and tolerability

RetinSphere® Technology is the patented technology of Cantabria Labs present in its brands NEORETIN (depigmenting), BIRETIX (acne-prone) and ENDOCARE (Anti-aging).

It is a combination of next generation retinoids with high efficacy and tolerability that stimulates epidermal renewal and enhances the penetration of the active ingredients. The skin is smoothed and promotes a uniform tone.

IFC® CAF Skin Stem Activation

Technology rich in stem cell activator growth factors.

Technology developed by Cantabria Labs that activates stem cells to stimulate the production of new skin cells.

IFC® CAF Skin Stem Activation is present in Endocare Cellage anti-aging products and combats the loss of dermal density and the appearance of deep wrinkles.

Obtained from gastropods raised on a specialised farm (CellHelix), the eggs of which are collected and processed biotechnologically. Its effectiveness, in the differentiation of stem cells into keratinocytes and fibroblasts, has been clinically proven.

Wharton Gel Complex®

Hyaluronic acid and glycosaminoglycan acid complex (GAG) for extracellular matrix renewal

Exclusive biomaterial with regenerative properties in which various growth factors are present and whose composition recreates that of the Extracellular Matrix (ECM).

Its blend of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and naturally occurring hyaluronic acid is obtained from Wharton’s jelly through a purification process developed by Histocell, a Spanish company specialising in cell therapy, Regenerative Medicine and tissue engineering.

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