With the gradual depletion of the ozone layer, there has been growing concerns about the level of ultraviolet radiation that reaches the earth and the increase in the incidence of sun-related diseases such as hyperpigmentation, photoaging and skin cancer.
To provide optimal protection against short and long term sun damage caused by UVA and UVB rays, a combination of topical sunscreen and oral sun protection is essential. Effective agents with photoprotectant activity are therefore needed.
Renowed scientists from Harvard Medical School, including DR Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, known as the “Father of modern Dermatology”, had investigated and discovered a natural agent with photoprotection property – the extract of a unique type of fern known as Polypodium Leucotomos.
Polydium Leucotomos extract (PLE or Fernblock) has traditionally been used in Central and South America for the treatment of different inflammatory skin diseases. Studies done on PLE have shown it to possess a range of benefits that include reduction in hyperpigmentation, skin firming effect which helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and slows down aging of the skin.
Endowed with beneficial properties of PLE, the Heliocare range of products has the ability to provide superior sun protection for your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are Heliocare Oral and Fernblock?
Heliocare Oral is the first oral sun protectant with clinically proven ability to prevent free radicals, premature aging and hyperpigmentation caused by harmful UV rays. Fernblock is the patented fern extract of Polypodium leucotomos that is 100% natural and is the main active ingredient in Heliocare Oral.
2. There are a lot of products that claim to be “Clinically Proven”. How can I believe Heolicare Oral’s claims?
Heliocare Oral has been researched extensively at Harvard Medical School (Top Medical School in the world) for more than 12years by renowned scientists. Its findings are published in leading medical journals, including the top journal for dermatology – The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In Singapore, this product is also classified by HAS as a health supplement and widely recommended by doctors.
3. How long do I need to take Heliocare Oral to see results?
As aging is an ongoing process, Heliocare Oral should be taken daily to help maintain youthful looking skin. If 2 identical people with the same tolerance to sun are continually exposed, the one consuming Heliocare Oral will receive less sun damage and thus reducing signs of aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. In terms of prevention of sunburn, Heliocare Oral is active after 30 minutes upon consumption.
4. Do I still need to apply sunscreen?
For maximum protection, it is advisable to use topical sunscreen in conjuction with Heliocare Oral. Especially for those who are prone to hyperpigmentation.
5. Who should take Heliocare Oral? How many capsules should I take?
Everyone who is exposed to UV radiation should take Heliocare Oral, especially if you want to protect yourself against premature aging. Athletes like swimmers, golfers and sailors should also take Heliocare Oral for sun protection. Heliocare Oral capsules should be taken half an hour before sun exposure. 2 capsules a day for daily sun exposure (1 in the morning and 1 at mid-day). 4 capsules (2 in the morning and 2 at mid-day) if intense sun exposure is expected.
6. Are there any side effects caused by taking Heliocare Oral as a daily health supplement? Will I gain weight from consuming Heliocare Oral?
There are NO known side effects associated with Heliocare Oral. Fernblock has been used safely in the market for over 30 years in Europe without any reported side effects or weight gain. It is also non-toxic, and does not contain iodine, chemicals, cholesterol, or hormones.
7. Can children take Heliocare Oral as they are often under the sun?
Heliocare Oral is suitable for children age 4 and above. It would be very beneficial to start the habit of sun protection from young as a significant amount of sun damage occurs before the age of 18.
8. Can I take Heliocare Oral after my facial or chemical peeling?
Definitely! Heliocare Oral is highly recommended for sun protection after facial treatments such as lasers, IPL and microdermabrasion, when the skin is especially raw or sensitive to sun and when application of sunscreen might be uncomfortable. It also counters the oxygen free radicals that are generated by such produres.
9. How long do I need to take Heliocare Oral and what happens if I stop?
As Heliocare Oral is a health supplement, it is advised that a capsule is consumed as long as you are expecting any sun exposure. If you stop, there will be no withdrawal symptom but you will no longer enjoy the excellent inside out UV protection of Heliocare Oral.
10. Can I take Heliocare Oral with other drugs or supplements?
Heliocare Oral does not have any reported drug interaction and is safe to consume along with other supplements. However, pregnant and lactating ladies should exercise caution and consult a doctor before any oral intake of supplements.