One of the most important things you can do for your skincare routine is finding a sunscreen product that suits your skin type and concerns. With Heliocare, a leading sunscreen brand from Spain, you can find a wide range of sunscreen products with scientifically proven efficacy. Join us as we explore the best Heliocare sunscreen for every need–we’re sure you’ll find your match.
On this post:
- Heliocare: The Brand in Review
- A Guide to Heliocare Ranges
- Heliocare Ingredients: Fernblock® & Fernblock®+
- Best Heliocare Products: Our Top 1o
Heliocare: The Brand in Review
|Country of Origin||Spain|
|Our Best Selling Product||Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free Dry Touch SPF50|
|Author’s Favorite||Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid SPF50+|
|3 Reasons To Buy||– A complete approach to sun protection, including supplements and sunscreen
– Fernblock®, the “secret” ingredient with incredible antioxidant power
– A full range of tinted suncreens, available in cream and compact form
A Guide to Heliocare Ranges
Heliocare offers a full range of both sunscreen products and food supplements. According to the brand, the ideal photoprotection includes both a topical sunscreen, which you should apply before and during sun exposure, and a food supplement, which you should take before, during, and after sun exposure in order to help your skin cope with sun damage. Keep in mind that one type of product doesn’t replace the other!
We’ve discussed the Heliocare range of sun care food supplements before, but we’ve never taken a deep dive into the brand’s many, many types of sunscreen options. The time is now! When it comes to topical sunscreen, Heliocare offers four main ranges:
- Heliocare Ultra → The products in this range provide very high protection during periods of prolonged exposure and increased sun intensity;
- Heliocare Advanced → A more balanced range for moderate sun exposure. Products come in a wide range of textures;
- Heliocare Color → Antioxidant and restorative formulas with tinted formulas and SPF50. These products combine great photoprotection with the beautifying benefits of a make-up product;
- Heliocare 360º → A state-of-the-art photoprotection range that employs Fernblock®+, an improved version of the traditional Fernblock® enriched with ferulic and caffeic acids, to help neutralize and repair sun damage. This range also provides full-spectrum protection against all types of radiation (UVA, UVB, visible light, and infrared light).
Heliocare Ingredients: Fernblock® & Fernblock®+
Heliocare formulas combine state-of-the-art filters and active ingredients with the exclusive Fernblock® technology–the brand’s secret weapon against sun damage.
Fernblock® is a natural extract of Polypodium leucotomos, a species of fern native to Central America. As it evolved to colonize both aquatic and terrestrial habitats, this incredible plant developed a series of defense mechanisms against the sun. It was through the study of these mechanisms that Heliocare created Fernblock®, an exclusive and highly concentrated fern extract that maximizes the properties of Polypodium leucotomos. Fernblock® is a natural source of antioxidants, such as polyphenols and monosaccharides.
The benefits of Fernblock®
When used in a sunscreen products, Fernblock® helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation in the following ways:
- Sun protection → Fernblock® helps protect the skin against four different types of radiation. They are UVB, UVA, Infrared (IR), and Visible Light.
- DNA protection → Fernblock® helps prevent and repair DNA damage caused by solar radiation;
- Antioxidant protection → Fernblock® combats free radicals, which are responsible for cell damage, blemishes, and photoaging;
- Photoaging prevention → Fernblock® helps prevent wrinkles, loss of firmness, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and visible signs of photoaging;
- Immune system protection → Fernblock® helps regulate the skin’s defenses against external aggressions.
Today, Fernblock® is the only standardized Polypodium leucotomos extract on the market. The plants grow in optimal conditions in Central American plantations, under the watchful eye of a highly qualified team of biologists. Studies have shown that Fernblock® may be effective in the prevention and treatment of photoaging, skin cancer, photodermatosis, melasma, vitiligo, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.
Recently, Heliocare has also begun to enrich its products with Fernblock® Plus (stylized as Fernblock®+). This is a new version of Fernblock® that provides greater antioxidant, photoprotective, and repairing benefits.
Top 10 Heliocare Products
Now that we know Heliocare a little bit better, it’s time to look at some of our favorites products. We’ve selected ten, and this is why:
Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free Dry Touch SPF50
Best for oily skin
One of Heliocare‘s most popular sunscreens, Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free Dry Touch SPF50 offers very high sun protection in an oil-free formula with a “dry touch” gel texture. Non-comedogenic and quick to absorb, this sunscreen is particularly suitable for normal to oily skin types. It is also ideal for those living in hot, humid climates.
In addition to offering broad protection against UVB, UVA, infrared, and visible light, it also offers a mattifying and sebo-regulating action.
Heliocare 360 Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF50
Ideal for sensitive and atopic skin
Looking for a mineral sunscreen with a pleasant texture? Then Heliocare 360 Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF50 is a great option. It protects against UVB, UVA, infrared, and visible light due to its unique combination of physical filters. It also contains Fernblock®+, for intense antioxidant activity, and sun damage repairing actives.
The fluid formula is adapted to all skin types, but it is especially indicated for sensitive or sensitized skin, atopic skin, and children over 6 months.
Heliocare 360 Fluid Cream SPF50+
Best for normal to dry skin
This is a classic, uncomplicated sunscreen suitable for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin. With a smooth and creamy fluid texture, which is easy to apply and quick to absorb, this sunscreen offers very high protection. Not only does it feature an exclusive combination of physical and chemical filters, it also contains Fernblock®+, which provides an intense antioxidant activity.
Heliocare Ultra 90 Gel SPF50+
Extremely high protection for sun-vulnerable skin
This is one of Heliocare‘s most popular products, which offers very high daily protection against UVB and UVA rays. At the same time, it offers antioxidant and repairing properties due to the presence of Fernblock®.
With a light formula free from comedogenic oils, this gel is specifically designed for combination to oily and/or acne-prone skin. It is also a great fit for skin that is particularly vulnerable to the sun (for example, in cases of melasma, vitiligo, recent scarring, etc).
Heliocare 360 MD AK Fluid
Speficially formulated for actinic keratoses (AK)
This is a highly specific product. Indicated for the prevention and adjuvant treatment of actinic keratoses (AK) and other forms of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), the Heliocare 360 MD AK Fluid has a fluid texture that forms a protective film on the surface of the skin.
Because it dries invisible, even on darker skin, this is the perfect daily sunscreen for anyone undergoing medical treatment, as you won’t even notice you’re wearing it.
Heliocare Color Oil-free Compact SPF50
The perfect combination of makeup and SPF
This tinted sunscreen is the ideal product for those looking for daily protection against UVB and UVA rays. It is also recommended as protective makeup for anyone dealing with pigmentation-related conditions such as melasma, vitiligo, or recent scarring.
It couldn’t be easier to use: simply apply the product evenly with the help of the sponge, and make sure to renew the application throughout the day. Because it is free of comedogenic oils, the formula suits even oily skin.
Heliocare Color Gelcream SPF50
A tinted sunscreen for dark skin tones
With its rich dark shade, this sunscreen evens out the complexion and gives the skin a healthy, glowing appearance, while preventing the appearance of typical signs of skin photoaging.
The lightweight gel-cream formula, which is rich in antioxidant and repairing properties, is particularly recommended as protective and corrective make-up for those who have conditions related to pigmentation, such as melasma or vitiligo.
Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid SPF50+
The best Heliocare sunscreen for dark spots
We have many customers, here at Care to Beauty, who are looking for the perfect sunscreen to help fight dark spots. We always recommend using a specific sunscreen like Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid SPF50+, which will help both prevent and reduce dark spots.
While Fernblock®+ protects the skin against the appearance of blemishes, a unique depigmenting complex helps to reduce the intensity of existing dark spots. Meanwhile, the silky formula evens out the complexion and improves its appearance from the very first application.
Heliocare 360 Water Gel SPF50+
Hydration meets sun protection
Another innovation in terms of texture: the Heliocare 360 Water Gel SPF50+ is a water-based photoprotective gel with an ultra-light texture that guarantees quick absorption. It offers very high protection against UVB, UVA, infrared and visible light, but that’s not all!
With a continuous-release hydrating technology, this sunscreen provides immediate and long-lasting hydration for all skin types. In short, it is ideal for those with a busy urban lifestyle.
Heliocare Advanced Gel Body& Face SPF50
Best for the body
Available in a family-sized 200ml tube, this sunscreen is ideal for application on both the body and face. With a refreshing gel texture, this product offers very high protection against UVB and UVA rays.
At the same time, it offers antioxidant and repairing properties that help protect the skin from sun damage. Because it is recommended for moderate to intense sun exposure, this sunscreen is a great option to bring along on a summer holiday.
Now that we’ve introduced you to ten of the best Heliocare sunscreens you can buy, we’re confident you’ll have no problem finding your way around this popular sunscreen brand. Make sure to explore our full Heliocare range in the shop!
Beauty Writer & Editor