It is no secret that we should be wearing SPF daily, even during the winter months. But for many, SPF means heavy sunblock that leaves greasy residues or worse still – breakouts. Thankfully, the days of these formulations are long gone, and, in their place, luxurious, lightweight products built for ultimate sun protection that cater for each skin concern. Heliocare is one of our favourite options for protection against sun damage, and we’re going to tell you why!
Featured in The Evening Standard, Into The Gloss and a staple of every skincare enthusiast’s regime, Heliocare is the coveted sun protection line by Cantabria Labs. Providing broad-spectrum protection from UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A, Heliocare products are scientifically proven to protect the skin against the sun, whilst also preventing premature ageing and repairing damage within the skin.
Heliocare harnesses a wealth of scientific innovation and research into each product, to create hybrid formulations that not only protect from sun damage and pollutants but also aid skin health.
Fernblock technology is at the base of all Heliocare products. Built on the protective mechanism the fern plant (Polypodium Leucotomos) has developed against the sun, Fernblock provides protection of skin cell DNA whilst also defending sun-damaged skin cells.
The Bioshield System within the Heliocare 360 range protects from infrared-A and visible light, which has shown to lead to premature ageing. This innovative system acts as a powerful version of our melanin to combat the damage that is specifically caused by infrared-A.
This unique combination of both the Fernblock and Bioshield system creates coveted protection from sun exposure, whilst the addition of antioxidants both protect and boost the vitality of the skin.
Best for Oily/Combination Skin
The ideal formulation for those with oily, acneic or congested skin types, the Heliocare 360 Oil-Free Gel is the most advanced in the Heliocare range. This oil-free formula has a dry-touch feel when applied, making it the perfect SPF for those that struggle with excess oil. Containing signature Fernblock technology, this sunscreen provides a high-level protection against UVA and UVB, whilst the BioShield system neutralises infrared-A rays. The skin looks replenished due to the addition of Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E, which increase antioxidant protection and nourishment.
For those who are looking to create a flawless base for makeup, look no further than Heliocare 360 Water Gel SPF 50. This lightweight formula packs a punch, delivering intense hydration that melts into the skin to leave a barely-there matte finish. Perfect for those who layer skincare or wear makeup, this completely clear SPF provides a barrier against pollution whilst retaining skin moisture. This SPF is suitable for all skin types, especially those with increased sensitivity.
For Dry or Sensitive Skin
The nourishing Heliocare 360 Fluid Cream SPF 50 leaves the skin feeling supple and hydrated. Containing an advanced hydration system, this a perfect SPF for the winter months or those with dry or mature skin. The natural colour of the formula provides sheer coverage that evens out skin tone, whilst still being non-comedogenic.
Heliocare Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF 50 is an ultra-lightweight lotion containing mineral-only filters. Quickly absorbed, this breathable lotion imparts a silky finish to the skin that dries completely clear, making it popular for those with skin of colour and men. This SPF is also fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and water-resistant.
Get the Glow – Tinted SPFs
Heliocare SPF 50 Sun Touch Hydragel is the optimal summer companion, complete with a subtle shimmer that helps to smooth out skin tone and provides a radiant glow. Packed with antioxidants and Fernblock technology for essential sun protection, this SPF has an ultra-light feel, making it perfect for warmer days.
A multi-tasking SPF that not only offers enhanced sun protection, Heliocare Gel cream Colour SPF 50 also helps to even out skin tone due to its sheer tint. This buildable, non-greasy formula delivers a dewy finish and is available in light (suitable for light to medium skin tones) and brown (for medium to dark skin tones).