Fernblock Technology – A super-charged and unique anti-oxidant Fernblock is the key behind all HELIOCARE products. It’s derived from the fern Polypodium leucotomos; an aquatic plant that evolved to thrive on land by developing a powerful protective mechanism from the sun. Fernblock harnesses the power of this unique fern via a patented and rigorously controlled extraction process. The Heliocare 360° range contains Fernblock FC which is fortified with additional anti-oxidants ferulic and caffeic acid. Fernblock is supported by over 80 clinical studies and is recommended by doctors and dermatologists worldwide. When you choose from the Heliocare range you can be confident that you’re using a sun protection product that you can rely on. Fernblock properties The exclusive Fernblock technology is proven to help protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun and daylight exposure. Providing four levels of protection: Anti-oxidant protection Fernblock is proven to fight and neutralise harmful free radicals triggered by the sun and daylight. These free radicals can cause damage to your skin cells that can affect the health of your skin show the signs of premature skin ageing. Skin ageing prevention Fernblock helps to prevent premature skin ageing by protecting your fibroblasts – the cells that produce collagen and elastin – and by preventing collagen breakdown caused by radiation from the sun. DNA protection Fernblock is proven to help prevent and repair skin cell DNA damage caused by sun exposure. When your skin cell DNA becomes damaged it can stop the cells from working effectively and, in time, cause mutations that could impair your skin health, and in worst cases lead to skin cancer. Skin immune system protection Fernblock helps to protect our Langerhans cells: key elements of our skin immune system.