With FERNBLOCK Photoimmunoprotection Technology
“High photoimmunoprotection with color for daily use in an exclusive creamy gel with great skin feel. It helps prevent the formation of pigmentation spots and other visible signs of photoageing”.
Interresting ingredients :
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Triazone : UV Filters
Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate : Moisturizing
Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camelia Sinensis Extract : Anti-Oxidants
I was gracefully offered the full Heliocare Line to try a few months ago. As you might now from previous posts : sun/light protection is very important to me.It is one of the few weapons we have against ageing and thus very important if you want to take your skincare seriously.
Apart from the darkest months (November till the beginning of Februari), you should (living in the Netherlands, like I do) ALWAYS wear SPF. No matter if there’s sun, there will always be harmfull UV light that damages your skin. No use investing in expensive serums & creams if you don’t take this into account.
Having said that, SPF started as early as the first of Februari this year, as we are having a truly exceptionnal weather. Depending on my mood, I alternate the Heliocare Gel (will be in my full review of Heliocare Range later) and the Heliocare Color Gelcream “Light”.“Light” is good when you have a clear complexion and it will form an invisible “healthy looking” shield (and not whitish) on your face (and neck). “Brown” is good for a darker complexion, or if you already have a tan.
Heliocare products all contain the patented FERNBLOCK complex, an extract derived from a fern that offers impressive Anti-Oxidant protection. Meaning it will protect your skincells agains environmental damage and keep your skin younger for longer. That by the way, is what they mean with the word “photoimmunoprotection” (see above).
I absolutely ADORE this product, you can use it even close to your eyes ; I’ve had no irritation so far. Lush! The INCI list has some fragrant ingredients, but I suppose that’s VERY LITTLE, as the product just smells neutral in a nice way. POSITIVE POINT, as I prefer my sunscreens to be unscented. Sun and fragrance are seldom a good couple, as you may know.
Bottom Line : EXCELLENT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED product.Blend of proven UV Filters. Gentle on skin, can be taken around eyes without irritation, bonus active “anti-ageing” protection by powerfull anti-oxidant complex, featuring “Fernblock”, a natural ingredient extracted from a fern. What could we possibly want more ?