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Heliocare Celebrates Melanoma Monday with Focus on Fernblock® Benefits

As Melanoma Monday (Monday, 6 May) ushers in International Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Heliocare, a brand developed by Cantabria Labs, stands at the forefront of skin protection, emphasising the significance of sun protection and early detection in combating melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.1
Heliocare recognises Melanoma Monday as a pivotal occasion to highlight its revolutionary products, specifically the Heliocare 360 Oral Caps and Heliocare 360 AK-Fluid, which play a crucial role in safeguarding skin health against harmful UV rays and environmental factors.

Heliocare 360° Capsules – RRSP – R731-00

Heliocare 360° Capsules are recommended to complement topical photoprotection (sunscreen) when the sun is at its highest intensity and lasts solar exposure. These capsules are especially beneficial in helping protect those at high risk of skin cancer, pigmentation and skin ageing. They should not be used as a high-factor, broad-spectrum sunscreen; instead, they should be used to provide an extra layer of protection

Heliocare  360º MD AK Fluid SPF100+ – RRSP – R615-00

Heliocare 360° MD AK Fluid SPF 100+ is a unique, advanced sun damage repair complex that is indicated for the prevention and protective adjuvant treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) and other forms of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).  Suitable for all skin types but cannot be used with open lesions.

Statistics reveal a pressing need for heightened awareness: according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma accounts for 1.7% of all cancer cases globally, with an estimated 287,723 new cases reported in 2020 alone. 3
“Melanoma Monday serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of sun protection and skin health,” said Novani Naidoo at Genop. “Our commitment to innovative sun protection solutions, anchored by our key ingredient Fernblock®, underscores our dedication to combating skin cancer and promoting overall skin wellness.”

6 Benefits of Fernblock®:

  1. Protects Against Daylight: Fernblock® boosts the skin’s resistance to solar radiation, providing comprehensive protection across the UV spectrum, visible light, and infrared-A, thereby reducing the risk of sunburn, sun allergies, skin ageing, pigmentation, and skin cancer.4
  2. Enhances Sunscreen Activity: Recent studies demonstrate that Fernblock® enhances the efficacy of UVB sunscreen filters by up to 14%5, ensuring superior photoprotection and reducing redness, pigmentation, and collagen breakdown.
  3. DNA Protection and Repair: Fernblock® aids in repairing DNA damage caused by free radicals, mitigating the risk of mutations that can lead to skin cancer. Its proactive approach halts the cumulative effects of sun exposure on skin cell DNA.
  4. Antioxidant Activity: As a potent natural antioxidant, Fernblock® neutralises free radicals triggered by UV exposure, thereby preventing oxidative stress, inflammation, and signs of premature ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin. 6
  5. Prevents Premature Aging: By safeguarding collagen and elastin production, Fernblock® combats premature ageing, maintaining skin firmness and elasticity and reducing sunspots and pigmentation.
  6. Boosts Immune Defence: Fernblock® protects Langerhans cells, bolstering the skin’s immune response against external threats and minimising the depletion of Langerhans cells during sun exposure, thereby enhancing overall immune defence.7

Join Heliocare in advocating for skin health and sun protection this Melanoma Monday and throughout International Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
To find the nearest stockist of Heliocare products, visit and join the movement towards healthier, protected skin.