Fernblock Technology®

Fernblock® is the base active ingredient of HELIOCARE®. It is an exclusive standardised extract of Polypodium Leucotomos with powerful protective, antioxidant and restorative action that works both topically and orally. Its active ingredients act on all four types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Visible and IR) and prevent both their immediate damage (burns) and those that arise over time: skin aging, dark spots, loss of defences, allergies and even skin cancer.

Tecnología fernblock de Cantabria Labs

Origin and Development

Fernblock® technology arose from research by the Cantabria Labs Group together with the research team of Dr. Fitzpatrick of Harvard University (Harvard Medical School) with the aim of developing a complete sun protection mechanism.

They demonstrated that this extract not only prevents immediate damage such as sunburn, but also provides protection capable of preventing long-term negative effects such as DNA damage, skin aging, loss of defences or sun allergies.

Our extraction method is what guarantees maximum efficacy and safety: It is obtained from selected plants that grow under controlled conditions in laboratory processes according to Pharmaceutical Quality Standards.

Polypodium leucotomos

It is a tropical fern native to Central America that in its transition from aquatic to terrestrial life developed mechanisms of self-defence and repair against the sun. The Chorotegas tribe of Honduras was the first to discover its excellent skincare properties.

Fernblock® protection levels

Fernblock® has shown numerous benefits, both topically and orally, in more than 50 studies and scientific publications. The effectiveness of this technology continues to be investigated with excellent results. In addition, its extraction method has been optimised, enhancing its activity and resulting in a new generation extract: Fernblock®+.


Sun protection

Fernblock® has been shown to multiply the skin’s resistance to sunburn. Its protective activity extends to the entire radiation spectrum protecting our skin from the specific damage caused by the 4 types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Visible and IR).


Repairing DNA damage

Solar radiation causes damage to our cell DNA, which builds up and can lead to health problems. Fernblock® technology has been shown to prevent the formation of this damage and increase and accelerate its repair. This activity helps prevent sun damage from accumulating, achieving advanced photoprotection levels.


Antioxidant activity

The powerful antioxidant action of Fernblock® is due to different molecules concentrated in the extract, able to neutralise and eliminate the free radicals generated during and after exposure.


Prevention of photoaging and pigmentation control

Fernblock® technology protects our skin cells and increases collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin, fundamental components to maintain its structure. This prevents wrinkle formation and loss of firmness. It also helps reduce the intensity and size of sun spots and improves skin resistance to pigmentation.


Immune defence

Our skin has an important defence system against external aggressions that is negatively affected by the sun. Increased sun exposure increases our vulnerability. Fernblock® protects and regulates skin defences so that they remain intact against external threats.


Fernblock® enhances HELIOCARE Sunscreen Activity (1)

New clinical data show that HELIOCARE topical sunscreen (sun filters + Fernblock®) offers significant advantages with respect to sunscreen containing only sun filters.

While sun filters alone can provide benefits beyond simply increasing MED, the addition of Fernblock® to topical sunscreen can significantly increase the photoimmunoprotection activity of the formulation, further reducing erythema, MMP-1 and pigmentation and protecting DNA and Langerhans cells.

HELIOCARE sunscreens, with HELIOCARE’s exclusive Fernblock® Technology, go beyond traditional sun filter protection by providing advanced Dermatological Sun protection for the prevention of photoaging and skin cancer.

Products

HELIOCARE 360º

Water Gel SPF 50+
Advanced photoprotection with an ultra-light, hydrating texture that doesn't irritate eyes.

HELIOCARE 360º

Gel Oil-Free SPF 50
Advanced photoprotection with seboregulating and mattifying active ingredients.

HELIOCARE 360º

Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF 50
Advanced photoprotection with 100% mineral filters, light texture with no lightening effect.

HELIOCARE 360º

Fluid Cream SPF 50+
Advanced photoprotection in a fluid cream texture with hydrating actives for soft skin.

HELIOCARE 360º

Airgel SPF 50
Advanced photoprotection for face and body in a light foam texture for a fresh skin sensation.

HELIOCARE Ultra

Cream SPF 90
Very high photoprotection in cream texture for intense sun exposure.
Heliocare Ultra SPF 50+

HELIOCARE Ultra

Gel SPF 90
Very high photoprotection in an ultra-light gel texture for intense sun exposure.

HELIOCARE Advanced

Cream SPF 50
High photoprotection in a nourishing cream texture for periods of normal sun exposure.

HELIOCARE Advanced

Gel SPF 50
High photoprotection in a rapidly-absorbed, non-oily gel texture for periods of normal sun exposure.

HELIOCARE Advanced

Silk Gel SPF 30
Light texture high photoprotection for a silky, matte, shine-free finish.

HELIOCARE Advanced

XF Gel SPF 50
High photoprotection with a fluid, ultra-light soft texture.

HELIOCARE 360º

MD AK Fluid
Prevention and adjuvant protective treatment of actinic keratosis and other forms of non-melanoma skin cancer.

HELIOCARE 360º

Invisible Spray SPF 50+
Advanced body photoprotection in an easy-to-apply transparent spray. Can be applied even to wet skin.

HELIOCARE Advanced

Spray SPF 50
High photoprotection for the body with a multi-position spray for easy application.

HELIOCARE 360º

Color Cushion Compact SPF 50+
Advanced photoprotection in a convenient color cushion format. Ideal for reapplying photoprotection and touching-up make-up.

HELIOCARE Color

Compact Oil-Free SPF 50
Photoprotection with colour in a compact format with an Oil-Free formula. Easy to carry and apply.

HELIOCARE Color

Compact SPF 50
Photoprotection with colour in a compact format with 100% mineral filters. Easy to carry and apply.

HELIOCARE Color

Gelcream SPF 50
Photoprotection with colour in a fluid gelcream texture. Hydrating formula with a natural-looking.

HELIOCARE Color

Color Sun Touch SPF 50
Fluid photoprotection with colour and illuminating pigments to brighten and unify skin tone.

HELIOCARE 360º

Junior Oral Sticks
Sticks to protect from the inside. Specifically designed for children with Fernblock® of natural origin. Effective after taking the first stick.

HELIOCARE 360º

Capsules
Photoprotection capsules to protect from the inside against photoaging and dark spots.

HELIOCARE Ultra

Capsules Ultra D
Photoprotection capsules from the inside with vitamin D for periods of medium sun intensity and dark spots.

HELIOCARE Advanced

Oral Capsules
Photoprotection capsules to protect from the inside. Normal and sun-sensitive skin.

HELIOCARE Advanced

Oral Capsules Bronze
Photoprotection capsules from the inside to accelerate tanning prior to sun exposure.

HELIOCARE 360º

Pediatrics Mineral SPF 50+
Advanced photoprotection for the sensitive skin of children with 100% mineral filters. Tested on atopic skin.

HELIOCARE 360º

Pediatrics Transparent Spray SPF 50+
Advanced photoprotection in a transparent, easy-to-apply spray format for the sensitive skin of children.

HELIOCARE 360º

Pediatrics Atopic Lotion Spray SPF 50
Advanced photoprotection tested on atopic skin. Body lotion in a convenient spray format.

HELIOCARE 360º

Pediatrics Lotion SPF 50
Advanced photoprotection for the sensitive skin of children. Can be used on both body and face thanks to the convenient tube format with dispenser.

(1) Evaluation of effectiveness of a sunscreen containing Polypodium leucatomos extract in reducing the sun damage to the skinSurg Cosmet Dermatol. Rio de Janeiro v.11 n.4 out-dez. 2019 p. 310-8

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